I don't care what you say, the Janssens and Sestitos ARE a problem. The Devils had their best success in years when they could roll 4 lines, with those guys playing there's no way that's possible. I think we saw this last year when we tried to make our fourth line into our third. This isn't the fault of the players exactly though, it's management, because CanJam and Sestito shouldn't be in there in the first place. Unfortunately, with injuries piling up, the guys to fill out that fourth line aren't on this team currently and the guys that could be given a shot won't be because DeBoer won't allow it.
the only reason they are playing is because of injuries... It's not like we penciled them in as 4th liners to start the season.
A good fourth line will not make as big a difference as opposed guys like Ryder and Brunner (who are getting prime minutes) turning it around.
We are dominating possession in most of these games, and people think a better 4th line is going to be the difference. Will a better 4th line help jagr lift the puck over subban's stick or god forbid help Brunner realize when he's wide open in the slot that the net isn't ten feet wider so he can put one on goal?
The difference in last nights game wasn't the 4th line. It's great to hope we get healthy and we can get back to a cbgb (or maybe even a carter jj bernier line), but id much rather hope the guys in the top 9 remember how to finish and put more of their opportunities in the net.