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#41 DevilinLA

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:43 PM

Thats ridiculous. What are you BLind? Rupp AND Clarkson, Hit, go to the net and score goals. Rupp also sticks up for players like parise. Rupp also said in the papers NO ONE will push around our stars...... Why would you sit a guy like that?


Instead you want to play pandolfo satansdevils, who has been horrible on the PK, does NOT hit, does not go to the net, only has 4 goals. and 9 points.... We shouldve resigned brylin and not pandolfo... at least brylin wouldve scored more goals..... Pandolfo doesnt play against the top linies anymore. He is useless.... His time has passed in the NHL with the Devils.

I cant believe how blind satansdevils is on here and he cant see this....... Then again, He also said the titans were the best team in the NFL.... He also picked the Panthers to win the NFC championship, and he also said the Mets would regain first place and make the playoffs.... LOL

I do agree that Jay has had a poor 1st half of the season.
Half a season and people here are ready to pronounce his career "DOA", a successful 2cnd half and people will want to make him Captain....
Its the "what have you done for me lately attitude".

If the crux of the issue is "age and game play".
I'm just not ready to dump Jay for a 40 year old forward who is realistically an "intangible" - that I haven't even see play yet.

if for nothing else other than escaping his cap hit of $2.5MM for a true 4th liner, i would deal him for a 4th round pick right now.

i just don't see anyone interested in his contract right now. perhaps a team needing to reach the floor would take him under the guise of "defense and leadership".

As almost every player on this team said at the signing, he brings much more to the room than what's on the ice alone.

I guess no one's allowed a bad half-season unless your last name is: Greene, Zajac, or Elias.

Again, why dump him for something that's an unknown right now?
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:46 PM

Its gota be Parise

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Totally, let's just dump him on waivers.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:48 PM

I do agree that Jay has had a poor 1st half of the season.
Half a season and people here are ready to pronounce his career "DOA", a successful 2cnd half and people will want to make him Captain....
Its the "what have you done for me lately attitude".

If the crux of the issue is "age and game play".
I'm just not ready to dump Jay for a 40 year old forward who is realistically an "intangible" - that I haven't even see play yet.


Well at this point... you look at the team and you gotta think.... well who's playing bad and who will the team miss the LEAST if he sits??

Obviously the top 6 are safe and all doing well
Rolston is scoring again now
Madden adds faceoff value and is getting a few assists with Rolston and Clarkson doing the dirty work
Clarkson's gotten better (my Randy McKay 2.0 hopes are growing)

Rupp does his job, and I think the boxing lessons made him not just a better fighter, but a better athlete on ice and it's done wonders for him

Holik does just about what you expect from him and again... good on faceoffs....

that leaves Pandolfo...
not scoring.. a bit slow on defense... kills penalties but so do: Parise, Elias, Langs, Madden, Rolston, Gionta and Zajac... the only thing he brings to the table...so does everyone else

and I don't think Shanny will be an every game player and he's gonna suck when he hits the ice no matter how long he takes to train for it

I still think Shanny and Marty rehabbing in Lowell together would be hilarious :P
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:58 PM

Rupp or Clarkson IMO. TI think both will be taking turns in and out of the line up depending on the team the Devils are playing when Shanahan is inserted into the line up.



I could be wrong of course, but I don't believe either will go. Sutter loves Clarkie, and Rupp is doing a good job this season. And when I say Sutter loves Clarkie I mean in a "you're my son and I know you can play better than you are so I'm going to kick you in the ass until you start producing" kind of way. :D

Rupp is doing the job he was put on the team for. Being big and stopping the players on the other team (just like Holik's role). And in my opinion, he's doing a fine job at it.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:21 PM

rupp or pandolfo
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:25 PM

My vote sticks with Rupper getting scratched... because as much as he's played well, Lou is pretty damn big on loyalty, and I'm sure after re-signing Jay, he is going to give the guy more of a chance to break out of his slump..

although I will miss screaming "RUPP 'EM UP!!"
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:25 PM

i am very interested in whats going to happen with this devils team. I have a feeling that there going to trade gionta(something i do not want to see). Gionta and somebody maybe for a dman and a forward. Itll be very interesting. We as fans just have to wait back and see
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:26 PM

Rupp or Clarkson IMO. TI think both will be taking turns in and out of the line up depending on the team the Devils are playing when Shanahan is inserted into the line up.

what the HELL are you smoking? You honestly think replacing Clarkson with Shanahan would be beneficial to the team!??
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:34 PM

It's going to be Rupp. Pando isn't getting benched and neither is Madden or Clarkson.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:37 PM

what the HELL are you smoking? You honestly think replacing Clarkson with Shanahan would be beneficial to the team!??


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Posted 15 January 2009 - 02:11 AM

I agrre with the majority here, pandolfo will likely see a significant reduction in ice time and be a frequent healthy scratch once the old goat gets his skating legs back.

madden is way to valuable in the face off circle and penalty kill to even contemplate.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:18 AM

Well, if what TG said in the comments section of his blog is correct, then it could be Madden. He said that apparently Sutter wants Rolston and Shanahan on the same line and that Rolston could be moved to centre ice.

Take it with a pinch of salt...

Edited by britdevil, 15 January 2009 - 08:18 AM.

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