Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:10 AM
I'm already used to it. A point out of first, with games in hand? Granted, we are just 1/2-way through the season, but I could live with this type of season EVERY year, post-Marty.
I agree. When marty went down i think every devil fan's heart missed a beat. But it seems that this is allowing marty to rest and take his time coming back becuase we look pretty good without the best goalie. I think when he returns we will be able to make a strong run at the cup. LETS GO DEVILS!!!
"We hit each other with a couple," he said. "But it felt good-- more the part of hitting him that him hitting me. That felt better. But just being in it. It's been a while. It's not something you get to do when you don't play in the NHL and stay out of jail. Usually, that's frowned upon in society. But it's fun to go against a tough guy just to challenge yourself."
"It was a 3-0 call," Bobby Holik said simply, referring to the score at the time. "I think it was the first time ever for the teams I've played for."
"Not for me," he said. "I always try to play well and I always prepare and practice the same way every day whether it's the off-season, training camp or the 52nd game of the season (which it is tonight). That's one thing that's beyond my control as far as three goalies, four goalies and coaching decisions on who plays and who doesn't.
"I like to think that I'm somebody that takes my job seriously and I do those things at a high level. When I do that and practice well and I put in the time and as much extra, the other stuff is beyond my control. I can sleep comfortably at night knowing that I do everything I need to do to help my teammates and to be able to play the way I'm capable of playing when given a chance."
Scoring chances against remain low. Scoring chances for have doubled. It's Sutter hockey, and it's working.
"Sure it's difficult, but you've got to make decisions and Whitey's going to go back in the lineup and someone's going to come out,"
08/09 Games attended
Fri Oct 10, 2008 Islanders Devils 1 - 2 W
Fri Oct 24, 2008 Flyers Devils 6 - 3 L
Sat Oct 25, 2008 Devils Flyers 2 - 3 O
Wed Oct 29, 2008 Maple Leafs Devils 6 - 5 O
Wed Nov 12, 2008 Rangers Devils 5 - 2 L
Fri Nov 21, 2008 Islanders Devils 2 - 5 W
Sat Dec 13, 2008 Sabres Devils 4 - 2 L
Tue Dec 23, 2008 Bruins Devils 2 - 0 L
Sun Jan 4, 2009 Senators Devils 3 - 4 W
Sat Jan 17, 2009 Devils Islanders 3 - 1 W
Wed Jan 21, 2009 Canadiens Devils 2 - 5 W
Mon Feb 9, 2009 Rangers Devils 0 - 3 W
Sat Feb 21, 2009 Devils Islanders 0 - 4 L