Robinson 1st time, Julien...which many of us still don't get. Ftorek shocked people as well. MacLean was bad but people thought he'd get the year at least. All surprising firings. Heck I remember some Devils fans thinking Lemaire should come back after 1998 on account of the 1994 and 1995 runs being relatively fresh in memory.
Yet he continues to hang on to Deboer. WHY? What is so special about him?
Tonight was a loss of death blow proportions. We were up 3-1 on a corpse with 4 minutes to go in the 2nd. We allowed 9 TOTAL SHOTS in the last 40 minutes of play They score 3 goals somehow and we can't even come away with a fvcking point.
There is only 1 thing this team does consistently under Deboer. GAG AND CHOKE ALL THE fvckING TIME. 11 seconds to go, 2 minutes to go, 15 seconds to go, up 3-1 on this team, 2-0 on that team. Choke Choke Choke Choke. At least they waited until the playoffs to pull this crap in previous years
And this was going on in 2012 as well. How quickly we forget, up 2-0 to Florida in the waning minutes of game 7. Choke...OT miracle win. Up 3-0 to the Rags in game 5 2012...choke. Rags tie it at 3 but Carter and Kovalchuk pulled it out of the fire. Up 2-0 to the Rags in game 6...of course they tie and OT. But that squad had enough offense to bail them out sometimes. This team doesn't.
We've reached the critical turning point of the season. They need a spark. This was an absolute disaster loss. They are running around like chickens with their heads cut off in their own zone.
Maybe turn over the reigns to Stevens for the final 15. Or get Lemaire on the phone and beg him to come and settle things down after the Tampa game. But this team is likely going nowhere with Deboer.
Edited by '7', 14 March 2014 - 09:50 PM.