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#141 Quinn01

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:53 PM

So nice to see New Jersey above Ottawa by 2 points and NY Islanders by 3. Awesome. :koolaid:
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:55 PM

Can't complain about the outcome...but damn I wanted this one in regulation

Yeah, and we were THAT close man. fvcking Cam Ward. But hey- they have cut the deficit in half in what- a little over a month? Still a loooong way to go... but lemme tell ya- it looks like we're gonna have some meaningful Devils hockey down the stretch at the very least. I'll take that after the disaster that was the first 3 months and a 27 point deficit a month and change ago.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:57 PM

Ah, I stand corrected ... 15 points out. Forgot to consider Carolina's loser point.

Still, hot damn is this fun!

Great game for the kids. Kovy looked great. Rolston even looked downright average-to-above-average, which is a huge improvement for him. Parise's injury may have been a blessing in disguise for Zajac, because this guy is looking more and more like the goods with each passing game.

Great game!

LET'S GO DEVILS!!!!!
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:10 PM

Jacques is a little testy tonight. I like it.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:10 PM

Toronto, you're next!!!!!!
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:10 PM

Thoughts:

1) I didn't think Kovy would be this good even when we signed him. He's doing the dirty work, he's playing smart, and the d focuses on him so much it opens things up for everybody. Doesn't hurt that Zajac looks like a stud out there.

2) Anybody who wants to get rid of White needs to watch this game. I've questioned him in the pass, but he's the heart and soul of this d, and he made some HUGE plays out there tonight. Crucial since Volchenkov was off.

3) I'm loving the 4th line. They have a great cycle/forecheck going. Boys are tiring out the d, more than you can expect from grinders. They deserved a goal tonight.

4) I know a lot of people are rightfully saying we should think about the long term and trade Arnott, but there might be long term benefits from keeping him -- playing with him has to be helping Teddy and Zharky develop. That pass on the first goal's great for Teddy, and he's a tough, smart vet. I won't be crushed if Lou trades him, but we'd better get some goods back.

5) My throat hurts from screaming and I'm not gonna be able to sleep because I'm pumped. RD said it best. I fvcking missed this feeling.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:16 PM

Yeah, and we were THAT close man. fvcking Cam Ward. But hey- they have cut the deficit in half in what- a little over a month? Still a loooong way to go... but lemme tell ya- it looks like we're gonna have some meaningful Devils hockey down the stretch at the very least. I'll take that after the disaster that was the first 3 months and a 27 point deficit a month and change ago.


Lou is unpredictable as a GM, he makes coaching changes at odd times, makes trades (sometimes big ones) out of nowhere, where there are no rumors or rumblings...but when this team was floundering in late November and everybody was calling for MacLeans head, Lou had to make the move to Lemaire THEN. I mean the team was quitting on a nightly basis, none of the lines had any chemistry, and they were poorly conditioned (lemaire alluded to this when he took over again)

why the hell did Lou let it get 9-22-2 bad?

This team could be AT LEAST 6-8 points better right now, which would make a huge difference
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:17 PM

I have to say I agree with the others who said they missed this feeling. I screamed at home so loud after Teddy scored that OT goal. I sure missed it.

I'm going to the Sharks game on the 11th and Carolina game on the 16th. I hope they can keep up this streak and give us some exciting hockey down the stretch.


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PS. Let's get another Supporters game please! I had such a blast.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:23 PM

Lou is unpredictable as a GM, he makes coaching changes at odd times, makes trades (sometimes big ones) out of nowhere, where there are no rumors or rumblings...but when this team was floundering in late November and everybody was calling for MacLeans head, Lou had to make the move to Lemaire THEN. I mean the team was quitting on a nightly basis, none of the lines had any chemistry, and they were poorly conditioned (lemaire alluded to this when he took over again)

why the hell did Lou let it get 9-22-2 bad?

This team could be AT LEAST 6-8 points better right now, which would make a huge difference


I agree, but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, since Mac was young, and we'd been grooming him for awhile. He deserved a shot and got it. Hindsight's 20/20, but at the time, I wanted Mac to succeed and thought he might.

Also, they didn't start succeeding until Langs got traded. Mac inherited a fvcked up locker room.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:23 PM

Great win. I mean just damn. I have never seen 2 different teams in 1 season like this in any sport.

Kovy learning D and the youngins getting seasoned were all I was hoping for at Christmas time. Didn't realize I'd be getting meaningful hockey at any point this year. Thank you.


I bet Parise has turned up the intensity in his re-hab. He must be really itching to get that Devils Jersey he has played with so much pride in back on and get on the ice with these guys. You can not downplay what this turnaround has done and will do to Parise's mind set going into negotiations. Seeing these guys go out there and play for pride and for the franchise like they are now has been utterly impressive.


Thank you Devils thank you.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:29 PM


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:29 PM

"Lemaire on no Devs' PPs tonight: 'We feel that we don't play hard enough. That's the reason we don't get a power play.' "

Yikes! JL demanding more. I LIKE IT!

He also was pissed at Volchenkov for the penalties. Only played two shifts after the last penalty.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:34 PM

Lou is unpredictable as a GM, he makes coaching changes at odd times, makes trades (sometimes big ones) out of nowhere, where there are no rumors or rumblings...but when this team was floundering in late November and everybody was calling for MacLeans head, Lou had to make the move to Lemaire THEN. I mean the team was quitting on a nightly basis, none of the lines had any chemistry, and they were poorly conditioned (lemaire alluded to this when he took over again)

why the hell did Lou let it get 9-22-2 bad?

This team could be AT LEAST 6-8 points better right now, which would make a huge difference

You're preaching to the converted there- I said the same thing about a week ago. MacLean should've been fired after the Islander travesty the day after Thanksgiving. Lou waited a month too long.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:37 PM

You're preaching to the converted there- I said the same thing about a week ago. MacLean should've been fired after the Islander travesty the day after Thanksgiving. Lou waited a month too long.


Agreed.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:38 PM

I agree, but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, since Mac was young, and we'd been grooming him for awhile. He deserved a shot and got it. Hindsight's 20/20, but at the time, I wanted Mac to succeed and thought he might.

Also, they didn't start succeeding until Langs got traded. Mac inherited a fvcked up locker room.

Yeah, the Langs trade was a big part of it too, no doubt. But that wasn't Lou's fault really, since Langs wouldn't wave his NTC during training camp when he was asked the first time.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:43 PM

I am awaiting the return of :hail: :clap: Parise :hail: :clap:

Tedenby with a very good game tonight, Kovy, and Rolston also I thought played well. Clarkson, Eliase, Zubs (always)... And :moose:

I would vote Salami the goat, though nothing came of his mistakes.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:48 PM

I am awaiting the return of :hail: :clap: Parise :hail: :clap:

Tedenby with a very good game tonight, Kovy, and Rolston also I thought played well. Clarkson, Eliase, Zubs (always)... And :moose:

I would vote Salami the goat, though nothing came of his mistakes.


Sh1t...I don't know how, but it totally slipped my mind we are doing this without Parise. Imagine if we had him back in the lineup right now!
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:57 PM

one question, great game great game.

WTF was salmela doing out there? And a great line from jacques tonight..
this is after a reporter says "Anton had a bad game, eh?"
JL-"Did you count how many shifts he had after that?"
reporter-........didn't need too
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:05 PM

salmela is a joke.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:06 PM

Home games at the rock are becoming FUN and exciting again! Great win! game started slow and looked like carolina was going to steal the game but they didnt quit and got the win! wish it was regulation though!

lets go devils!!!!!
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