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#121 bobilly45

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:59 PM

Better question is why we use a guy who sucks at them, and even hates them (Jagr).

and has said he does NOT like taking them, but our dumbass coach decides to use him instead of ryder who can actually score.

at this point might as well dress marty as a skater and have him shoot,  cant do any worse


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:02 PM

I know you like to be the eternal optimist but could you please just take off the red blinders and devils pompoms for just a minute and look at reality?

Thats points on the table that the devils have given up and losing a few of these are ok but to be 0-8 and it's mid January it has a very good chance of biting them in the ass come April.

 

Yea, even if we were .500 in the shootout, and were 4-4....those 4 points are going to be the difference between a playoff spot in April, and a ticket to the golf course


and has said he does NOT like taking them, but our dumbass coach decides to use him instead of ryder who can actually score.

at this point might as well dress marty as a skater and have him shoot,  cant do any worse

 

I want Jagr to go

 

He has the moves, he will eventually score on this

 

I also agreed with the Boucher selection, being that he has our ONLY shootout goal all friggin year

 

RYDER should have shot instead of Clowe.  What the hell has he shown to be one of our first 3 shootout shooters?!?!?1?


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:03 PM

Just horrible. to many chances gone. then the pathetic shootout. i dont understand petes thinking in putting jagr in the shootout. why not ryder or zidlicky or just someone else. 


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:08 PM

Or they'll make the playoffs because they found a way to not walk away with nothing.


 

What about the points they're grabbing by not being behind after 60 minutes?

 

Be honest. Do you understand how important it is that they are not only losing every SO and leaving precious points on the table, but also giving up points to teams in their own conference? You know it's going to bite them. You can't be throwing points away like this and not have it bite you. I'm not saying they should win every one, but damn, it's beyond embarrassing. It looks like they aren't even trying now. The coaches admit all this . The players admit it. They know. It seems like you're in denial and that 60 minutes is going to be the only way they get in. It won't be.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:08 PM

Shutouts suck but looking on the bright side... If Detroit loses tonight, we are two points out of the first wild card spot and three points out of second in the division. If Elias and Brunner get back soon and we can get on a run... there's no reason we can't make the playoffs.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:09 PM

Pete getting snippy there lmao.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:10 PM

Or they'll make the playoffs because they found a way to not walk away with nothing.


 

What about the points they're grabbing by not being behind after 60 minutes?

 

They don't win three games in a row...ever.  One time in the last year we got to a three-game winning streak whoopee.  Hard to get to 90 points or whatever the playoff number winds up being (it's increasing by the day) if your longest winning streak is two in a row because we can't win these skills competitions.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:10 PM

Pete getting snippy there lmao.

 

 

That was funny

 

I wonder who was the person saying that stuff about Pittsburgh


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:11 PM

and has said he does NOT like taking them, but our dumbass coach decides to use him instead of ryder who can actually score.

at this point might as well dress marty as a skater and have him shoot,  cant do any worse

 

Ryder is awful in the shootout.  Something like 6-37 career and I'm not exaggerating.  The only guy they have who's had any success at the shootout they haven't used is Zidlicky, since Pete apparently doesn't realize defensemen are eligible. 


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:13 PM

Greene and Fayne are just too good together. Greene gets a lot of love (as he should) but Fayne is one of those guys that quietly puts in a consistently solid game night in and night out.

Yes, and I'm nervous that Fayne won't be a part of the Devils' future. It would be awesome if he'd stick around, but who knows whether he'll decide to test free agency. He's probably the most underrated player on the team.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:13 PM

Pete getting snippy there lmao.

 

He should be thankful, prayer thankful, he doesn't coach in a market where the local media gives enough of a crap to torture him daily.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:13 PM

Ryder is awful in the shootout.  Something like 6-37 career and I'm not exaggerating.  The only guy they have who's had any success at the shootout they haven't used is Zidlicky, since Pete apparently doesn't realize defensemen are eligible. 

 

At this point who cares about career shootout numbers

 

They are irrelevant

 

We are at ROCK BOTTOM as a group with our somewhere near 3% shooting percentage in this skills contest

 

I would try out anyone...I definitely thought we would have seen Zid by now at some point


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:13 PM

Who cares if someone doesn't like taking them at all? Right now they are all bad at them, so I don't think any of them are jumping at the chance to go out there. And if any were actively campaigning to take one, they still aren't good at them.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:14 PM

ya he is for sure lucky for that. but its like finally the fans see some snare in his voice and his frustration 


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:14 PM

Who cares if someone doesn't like taking them at all? Right now they are all bad at them, so I don't think any of them are jumping at the chance to go out there. And if any were actively campaigning to take one, they still aren't good at them.

Next time we are doomed to a shootout, I hope we see Zid, Henrique, Ryder


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:15 PM

They don't have enough offense to win these games in regulation and they don't have enough skill to win these games in the skills competition.  Gets really hard to find ways to win when you literally have to win every game 2-1.  And it's not like our D's full of Prongers and Charas either.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:23 PM

He should be thankful, prayer thankful, he doesn't coach in a market where the local media gives enough of a crap to torture him daily.

Yeah if he pulled some of the sh!t he pulls here with the lineup in a Canadian market or a place like Philly or across the river, the media would eat him alive. He's been lucky to coach the Devils and Florida in that way. Can you imagine Pete in Montreal or Toronto? Lmfao.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:31 PM

Yeah if he pulled some of the sh!t he pulls here with the lineup in a Canadian market or a place like Philly or across the river, the media would eat him alive. He's been lucky to coach the Devils and Florida in that way. Can you imagine Pete in Montreal or Toronto? Lmfao.

 

I doubt it. Few writers want to challenge a coach on such small things as Gionta getting a lot of minutes or Janssen playing instead of Tedenby. The Brodeur/Schneider issue would be played up big time, but Brodeur is so liked by the media, I doubt many would have the guts to call his career dead, except from someone who was so far removed from reporting on the day-to-day stuff of the team.

 

He might get asked a few more questions and have to explain more, but I don't think it be that bad.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:46 PM

I doubt it. Few writers want to challenge a coach on such small things as Gionta getting a lot of minutes or Janssen playing instead of Tedenby. The Brodeur/Schneider issue would be played up big time, but Brodeur is so liked by the media, I doubt many would have the guts to call his career dead, except from someone who was so far removed from reporting on the day-to-day stuff of the team.

 

He might get asked a few more questions and have to explain more, but I don't think it be that bad.

 

But that's what good writers do. In a fishbowl, he'd be asked why a player like Gionta plays that much and why a meat head like Janssen is in the lineup at the cost of skill, any skill at that, for the sake of "a whole 3 maybe 4 mins worth of "energy" and a staged fight. Actually, come to think of it, the whole organization would get called out in the way that Brooks did it on Saturday.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:52 PM

Devils have scored 2 or less goals in 9 of their last 10 games. Lost the only 3 goal game they had. Yikes!


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