GDT - Devils at NY Rangers
Posted 24 October 2010 - 10:45 AM
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 10:48 AM
Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:04 AM
Sickman, I believe the problem (besides all the new faces) is that the Kovalchuk cap fiasco and the resulting focus on who was going to be traded to create cap room was devastating to the players' morale. And I continue to believe that Lamoriello didn't want to do what the team did to get Kovalchuk. This team has been poisoned from the top down, basically. This is a bad situation for a first-year coach. John MacLean, an important player in the history of this franchise, is getting quite the raw deal. I'm sad about it.
I agree about Mac and it's pretty fvcked up tbh. He is in way over his head and it's through no fault of his own. It's hard enough when you're just a rookie getting your first shot at something, but to have to work with a team surrounded with this much drama is just asking way too much from him.
It's hard to say what is really going on in the locker room. The cap situation and the bending over for Kovy probably have a lot of people butt hurt but who knows? They will all get paid one way or another so who really knows how much of a distraction it is. To me, it's just a mixture of things. Aging vets who are paid well and really have nothing left to prove, young players who are either not NHL quality or not ready enough, boat loads of negativity surrounding the franchise, rookie coach, injuries....the list goes on and on.
From watching these games so far I can honestly say I have no idea wtf is going on? I really don't see any type of system and I just don't understand what the plan is out there. There are moments when the team is playing like a unit but for the most part it's just total chaos out there. Is it the coach not knowing what he is doing or is it the players not buying in and following directions?
I think you can wipe the slate clean starting today. The season basically starts tonight. They either buy in and pull together over this road trip and turn this around, or they continue to flounder and this sh!t goes totally off the rails. It can go either way imo.
Edited by Sickman, 24 October 2010 - 11:05 AM.
" 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1!! And the oldest trophy competed for in North America, LORD STANLEY'S CUP, has made it's way through the Lincoln Tunnel! To the Meadowlands! To the Garden State! THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS ARE THE 1995 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!" Mike Miller, June 24th, 1995
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:53 AM
In fact, I don't even want to think more about yesterday.
We need the team that dominated the Canadiens to show up again tonight. Marty - show them who's the boss in goal. Kovy - I want you terrorizing some Rag D tonight and lighting it up for your team. Preferably from your favorite left wing too, for God's sake. Keep the Z-Z-Z line together and let them get some chemistry. Defense - just play a simple game please. No horrible cross-ice passes to get intercepted. By all means push up and play 5-man hockey, but take responsibility.
I hate the place that this team in in right now, but chop my arms off and I'd bleed Devils Red and Black. Let's go Devils. You can't have a better opponent to start this season again than the Rags in their own house. Silence it please, and get the win.
Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:06 PM
Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:09 PM
Posted 24 October 2010 - 01:28 PM
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:18 PM
Wonderif Kovy's playing
If he doesn't we can all say hi to the new coach tomorrow...
"The Devils are that zombie that takes an ax to the skull, a bullet to the temple and is set on fire … and yet keeps lumbering along to the annoyance of all the other zombies." - Puck Daddy
Posted 24 October 2010 - 03:04 PM
Posted 24 October 2010 - 03:04 PM
well looks like zharkov has been called up
10/23/2010 Vladimir Zharkov (RW) Albany DEL Recalled from loan by New Jersey (NHL)
So they are putting Kovy back at Left Wing? Zharkov is a RW
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Section 114 &
Kovy's Second Contract
Posted 24 October 2010 - 03:08 PM
But, I think I've posted in the GDT's for both wins, so, what the hey.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 03:18 PM
Posted 24 October 2010 - 03:22 PM
LETS GO DEVILS.PLEASE STOP LOOSING GAMES, OUR ASSES ARE STARTING TO HURT BY THESE 6-1 AND 7-2 GAMES
Edited by SS-SS, 24 October 2010 - 03:23 PM.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 03:31 PM
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 04:13 PM
Posted 24 October 2010 - 04:15 PM
LETS GO DEVILS
- Jim Leyland
"Take all that clubhouse [expletive] and all that, throw it out the window. Every writer in the country has been writing about that [expletive] for years. Chemistry don't mean [expletive]."
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