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#221 iamtheprodigy

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 12:50 AM

You just can't do anything with him. What would really make me sick is if that fvcking contract was the difference in not signing Kovy.

I think it can work if we can figure out a way for SOMEONE to take him off our hands, even if we have to give another team something to do it...a la Malakhov.


Oy, I'd love for Lou to work his magic and put Rolston in a hat and NOT pull him back out this offseason. He's scored a few goals this year, but it just seems like they've all been inconsequential. I hate how he's so shaky with the puck. He can never seem to hold it in at the point. He takes too long to set up his shots and seems to think that he can just shoot through the defender standing directly in front of him. 5-on-5 he's nearly invisible. When we're healthy I just don't see how he's a top 6 player on this team (in fact, I doubt he is even with injuries) and that's way too much salary for a 3rd liner/crappy PP "specialist".

I was starting to not mind him as much earlier this year, but his limitations are just so painful to watch, and he's the killer of all offensive zone plays.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 01:42 AM

just got hom from the game after going out with some friends...

was in 314 BTW
that was Bruuuu-Tal man. in the first we were really taking it to them in the first 10 ten minutes. After they killed the 5-3 then retard niedmeyer took the penality i knew it was gonna get worse...and that it did. marty didnt play very good tonight and got beat by henrik, who really was on his game tonight. Rolston is now my most hated player on this team...him and niedmeyer. Guy took like 4 shots when a defender was standing right in front of him. Kovy cant be fighting like that at the end of a game. LOL at the Ranger fans celebrating like this was a fvcking cup win.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 01:45 AM

Dean McAmmond on the power play that is all that I left the garden thinking about from tonight's mishap

Edited by TRepp, 07 February 2010 - 01:46 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 01:46 AM

Dean McAmmond on the power play that is all that I left the garden thinking about from tonight's mishap

but dude...mean dean dont fvck around
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 02:37 AM

IDK if this had be touched upon earlier in this thread but as far as our pp goes, it's clear that we try and get the puck to Kovalchuk way too often so I think it would be better if we had Kovie down low on the PP this way when he does get the puck he can try and fire one off quickly ( :lol: ) and actually get a shot on net.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 02:53 AM

IDK if this had be touched upon earlier in this thread but as far as our pp goes, it's clear that we try and get the puck to Kovalchuk way too often so I think it would be better if we had Kovie down low on the PP this way when he does get the puck he can try and fire one off quickly ( :lol: ) and actually get a shot on net.


I'd like to see him in the circle too, but I guess the problem with that is who else plays. you need a C, and then you need the halfboards player. he could play with Zajac-Parise, with Parise on the boards, but really, he'd probably be better off with his linemates, Zubrus at C and Patty on the boards.... so you'd have Parise on the second PP. maybe he plays on the point on the first unit and slides down on the second?
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:51 AM

Actually it was great game and we were even better than rags, but Lundqvist won the game for them. You can do nothing against the team, were G plays like that... Marty won games for us in the past, so sometimes we need to accept the fact, that it was done against us. But we played really well and had a lot of chances
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 05:04 AM

I'll give the swiss miss some credit for making some timely saves but his performance in this game was a little over hyped the same way Brodeur's performance in the last game was. I don't think the Devils made his time in the crease anywhere as difficult as it should have been.

Lemaire has mentioned it recently that this team is not showing enough energy. I have to agree with him. He has made some questionable decisions for sure but I really don't think he has had the luxury of working with a fully committed lineup these last couple of weeks. They were struggling prior to the trade and now they are trying to incorporate a completely new element into their game.

I really think people have to just relax and ride this out. Brodeur hasn't been horrible but he is also not in razor sharp form. That happens to every goalie. If he were, most of us wouldn't even be complaining about the team because he would be covering up their mistakes.

So the Devils lost. Big deal. The Rangers basically won this game based on 3 minutes of brain dead play. I'm not trying to take anything away from them but they really didn't play all that well. They did nothing in this game that blew you away. In fact, with lesser goal tending, they probably lose to be honest.

Its going to take some time for Kovalchuk to mesh. But when he does, watch out.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:00 AM

we played better than the rangers we made at least 40 shots.
We just faced a queen at her best last night.


Let's concentrate vs. the flyers GO DEVILCHUK!

we played better than the rangers we made at least 40 shots.
We just faced a queen at her best last night.


Let's concentrate vs. the flyers GO DEVILCHUK!
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:21 AM

I did like that game.

That is all.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:24 AM

Dean McAmmond on the power play that is all that I left the garden thinking about from tonight's mishap


Really? Of all the things to get mad about?
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:28 AM

I will say though, I do like Kovy standing up for Marty. He'll know better next time, and next time we play them we'll have a different lineup yet again...so the way Kovy HATES the Rangers is perfect for us.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:37 AM

I will say though, I do like Kovy standing up for Marty. He'll know better next time, and next time we play them we'll have a different lineup yet again...so the way Kovy HATES the Rangers is perfect for us.

I can say pretty confidently that I think the devils will pummel the rags in their next two meetings, barring Lundquist doesn't transform into Jesus again.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:47 AM

The Devils went 2-1 at MSG this year without a healthy lineup. I'll take it and run.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:48 AM

Bergfors scored a goal with the thrashers before Kovalchuk scored with us..
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:52 AM

In fairness cups, we did buzz for the first 8-10 minutes of period one though.
So, lets say the urgency for 48 minutes.
Same difference though, vaild points.

This team is having horrible 2cnd periods.



We really need to get that 1st goal.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 10:02 AM

Bergfors scored a goal with the thrashers before Kovalchuk scored with us..



A Devs-Thrasher meeting in the playoffs is not out of the question!
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 10:48 AM

Devils are still in their slump even though they won some games...
This slump actually began on the blackout game vs. Tampa Bay on 1/8/2010. Before that game the Devils were rolling along at a 30-10-1 record. Since then the Devils are 6-9-2 in their last 17-games...The Olympic break will help this team, but first they do need to beat up on the Flyers in the home and home and win in Carolina.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 10:55 AM

maybe its because we lost to the rangers, but this team's play has been disgustingly uncohesive, and I'm so sick of it.

the d run around so badly at times, i wonder if the playoffs are in the cards. the rangers play sh!tty hockey like this, not us.

so pissed. words cannot describe how much I loathe losing to the rangers. i sent the tv remote flying after the second. im sane again after some sleep.
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 09:55 AM

OK, this is the first chance I've had to post since attending this game. So here are my thoughts, in the order that they enter my jumbled mind:

1) The Garden sucks. I sat in the front row of seciton 229 and couldn't see anything happening in the nearest corner. Beer was $9.50. The lights are dimmer than they were when the lights went out at the Rock. Crowded, narrow concourses. I think there were two men's rooms on the entire level. Awful, awful arena. If it wasn't for the location, that place woulda been torn down and the rubble woulda been pissed on decades ago.

2) Rangers fans yell too much during the National Anthem. Every fanbase at every sporting event has a few that ruin the song by yelling stuff during certain points, but never have I heard the song disrespected so much by so many. Made me sick to my stomach.

3) Do the Rangers fans really need dramatic video montages and introductions for every period? Really? Turn the lights on and drop the puck. If that isn't enough to get you pumped for another 20 minutes of hockey, you shouldn't be watching.

4) I saw plenty of empty seats in the lower section closest to the ice. Plenty.

5) The Devils badly outplayed the Rangers, but Lundqvist was the difference. When Mike Mottau has two legitimate scoring chances against you, you know your defense is suffering from some serious breakdowns. I hate the guy and I think he's a fraud, but Lundqvist was the difference. More specifically, his glove was the difference. Unbelievable game from him.

6) That said, the high thigh-risers on his leg pads made at least three, maybe four saves for him in the third period. All he had to do was lay one pad down on the ice, use a minimal amount of positioning, and the Devils were left with nothing along the ice. It's my biggest peeve about the game today, and that third period was a perfect example of how it cheapens the game and the position.

7) Marty had a brutal game. But he'll bounce back. He's Marty, he always does.

8) Good to see Elias back in the lineup.

9) If the offense can produce this many scoring chances with a rusty Elias and a Kovalchuk who still really doesn't know his teammates, just imagine how it'll look a few weeks down the line. Nasty!

10) I'm not sure who is more worthless, Andrew Peters or Brian Rolston. I was happy that Peters took a misconduct, unhappy to hear it was only for 10 minutes. And Rolston ... I've never seen a guy cherry-pick so much, and get set up for so many one-on-ones, and do absolutely nothing of any consequence with any of them. Worthless. They both need to go back to their homes on Suck Island.

11) I don't know the details of how it all went down, but if Torts sent Avery out to bait Kovalchuk into going off the ice for the last few minutes, then hats off to him. Brilliant idea and it worked. But, also from what little I could tell from where I was sitting, I'm glad Kovie defended Marty.

12) Douchebag encounters were held to a relatively low number. The worst of them didn't happen until after the game.
a) Jackoff guy squeezing into the elevator to Track 4 after the game, stepping on my girlfriend's feet and nearly getting himself beaten to a bloody pulp by an elevator full of newly-formed enemies.
b) Another jackoff on the elevator who apparently only knew how to say two words: "De-vils Su-uck."
c) The second jackoff was on our train, and kept repeating the only two words in his vacabulary to the point where my girlfriend and I moved to another car. In this car, there was a fat guy talking to his kids about many of the finer points of the game. But he told his kids not to brag about the win when they went back to school on Monday, because "All Devils fans are arrogant, and they'd all be rubbing it in your face if they won. Remember, Rangers fans are classy." I wanted to ask him to move up one train car and explain how our two-worded friend was "classy" to his kids, but it isn't my place to do that to a father in front of his children.

I think that's all. If you read it all, then ... well ... I'm surprised. That's a lot of words up there.
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