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#261 dmann422

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:02 PM

Ryder is getting his shots, not worried about him next year in the slightest.  You want to move one of those guys, fine, but you've got exactly 0 coming up behind them unless you want to move Boucher to RW.
 
Tough game, but the Wings made most of their shots and NJ was totally unable to defend in the neutral zone - I don't know what went on there but it was ugly.  Merrill was a complete disaster, Salvador was Salvador, Gelinas was Gelinas - that was the game.

what do you think about splitting the Greene-Fayne pairing? I know it won't happen but I just feel like if their not on the ice we have major blue line liabilities with any combination of Salvador Merrill gelinas and zidlicky.

Greene-zidlicky
Salvador-Merrill
Gelinas-Fayne

Then in big d zone shifts or protecting a lead you can go back to Greene-Fayne.
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:03 PM

Ryder is getting his shots, not worried about him next year in the slightest.  You want to move one of those guys, fine, but you've got exactly 0 coming up behind them unless you want to move Boucher to RW.

 

Tough game, but the Wings made most of their shots and NJ was totally unable to defend in the neutral zone - I don't know what went on there but it was ugly.  Merrill was a complete disaster, Salvador was Salvador, Gelinas was Gelinas - that was the game.  

 

They also play badly when the game opens up. Those quick rushes killed them in the outdoor game and the Sharks game. They need to play tight, slow the game down, and establish the forecheck. Even when they were playing well last night, they weren't playing their game. It was going to go to hell.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:39 PM

what do you think about splitting the Greene-Fayne pairing? I know it won't happen but I just feel like if their not on the ice we have major blue line liabilities with any combination of Salvador Merrill gelinas and zidlicky.

Greene-zidlicky
Salvador-Merrill
Gelinas-Fayne

Then in big d zone shifts or protecting a lead you can go back to Greene-Fayne.

 

Breaking up the Greene-Fayne pairing would be a terrible thing to do. 


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:52 PM

I'm really dying to see Adam Larsson get some playing time. I was kind of convinced he would get back in after the Olympic break but now I'm not sure they have plans to bring him back in.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:38 PM

I'm really dying to see Adam Larsson get some playing time. I was kind of convinced he would get back in after the Olympic break but now I'm not sure they have plans to bring him back in.

 

I imagine he'll get some time if/when the Devils are 'officially' out of the race.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:43 PM

I imagine he'll get some time if/when the Devils are 'officially' out of the race.


Not sure about that. I am too lazy to look ut up, but how close is he to losing his waiver eligibility? They might want that flexibility to start next season.
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 02:04 PM

Not sure about that. I am too lazy to look ut up, but how close is he to losing his waiver eligibility? They might want that flexibility to start next season.

 

Oh right I hadn't even thought of that, good point.  I don't know the answer.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 02:15 PM

Breaking up the Greene-Fayne pairing would be a terrible thing to do.

probably but when the other 4 d play like they did the past 3 games we're in trouble. It's a hot mess outside of the top pairing.
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

Would any of you seriously consider converting Gelinas to a forward position?

 

He's so awful defensively - I'm worried he's going to become the next Marc-Andre Bergeron (aka, PP specialist that is nothing but a liability on D).


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 06:10 PM


Ryder is getting his shots, not worried about him next year in the slightest.  You want to move one of those guys, fine, but you've got exactly 0 coming up behind them unless you want to move Boucher to RW. 

You're right but I'm just at the point where I'm frustrated with the lack of "puck luck" for Ryder and the Devils as a whole over the past 2 years. As much as the Leafs seem to be the outlier to FF% and making the playoffs, the Devils are on the opposite end of the spectrum of that which is getting old. I'd certainly take Ryder over Brunner, but I feel like Ryder would be the easier guy to move. 

 

I certainly don't fault Lou at all for those moves, I think they were solid. Just disappointed in the players.

 

what do you think about splitting the Greene-Fayne pairing? I know it won't happen but I just feel like if their not on the ice we have major blue line liabilities with any combination of Salvador Merrill gelinas and zidlicky.

Greene-zidlicky
Salvador-Merrill
Gelinas-Fayne

Then in big d zone shifts or protecting a lead you can go back to Greene-Fayne.

I'd rather keep Greene-Fayne together. Wish Larsson would come back up even if was at the expense of Gelinas.

 

Not sure about that. I am too lazy to look ut up, but how close is he to losing his waiver eligibility? They might want that flexibility to start next season.

According to CapGeek's waiver calculator, Larsson is exempt for a remaining year or 16 NHL games.

 

Would any of you seriously consider converting Gelinas to a forward position?

 

He's so awful defensively - I'm worried he's going to become the next Marc-Andre Bergeron (aka, PP specialist that is nothing but a liability on D).

I don't think it could hurt especially given the abundance of D coming up and the lack of F's.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 06:36 PM


Come on, this is insane. The Devils were forced to make these signings because they lost two 30 goal scorers in 12 months.


This is exactly right. They basically signed all of the name players that were available other than Morrow. They did what they could after Kovy did what he did.
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:13 PM

Why the fvck is Henrique back at center? Is Pete kidding?


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:16 PM

Nice pass Ruutu!


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:16 PM

Haha nmig we both posted in the wrong thread.


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