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NJDevs26

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In Topic: Scott Stevens No Longer on Coaching Staff

09 September 2014 - 09:04 PM

Wow, seeing people's comments on Rich Chere's article is scary. There really is a huge divide in the Devils' fanbase. Is this a consequence of our fanbase growing (in number) and being younger, or....?

 

People getting angry at Lou and DeBoer for "chasing a Hall of Famer away", and similar comments like that... Honestly, I saw a lot of what I think was Stevens' influence early in the year and did not like what I saw. DeBoer may have ratcheted down Stevens' input toward the latter half of the season and what I saw in our defense was a huge improvement and much better play.

 

How braindead are some Devils fans to a) take Rich Chere's "story" at face value, and then b) somehow make it reflect on Lou or DeBoer doing a crappy job, by c) suddenly proclaiming Stevens as this incredible assistant coach that we d) should've held on to? Those are 4 thought processes I completely disagree with.

 

The people who comment on articles and Facebook are five steps down in intelligence from the people that post here and there aren't exactly Mensa members posting here either.  But they're the same people that think Marty should be playing over Cory in perpituity because he's Martin Brodeur or that cancel their season tickets over a goal song.  In short, don't take the comments section there as a sign of anything.  It's the same as the rest of the internet, people will write stupid things when they don't have to put their name to it.

In Topic: Schneids Getting some Love from NHL.com

08 September 2014 - 03:05 PM

Relatedly, it's something that I wish the talking heads will take into account when Marty finally retires and we're told he was overrated based on save percentage.  If you figure his shots against per home game over the course of his career have been undercounted by only one relative to the other goalies that will be in great goalies conversation, by my rough math it could add another .015 to his save percentage over the course of his career and in any particular season. I'm not holding my breath though.

 

.015 is insane.  You would need to add more than 6000 shots to Marty's career total to get a career increase of .015.  That would be like ten shots every home game since not all Marty's games get played at home.  Over a season that's more than 500 shots (if you randomly added 500 shots to his 48-win season in 2006-07 his save percentage jumps from .922 to .936).  Which again would be over ten per game since realistically only the home games get lumped into the undercounting column. 

In Topic: Lou, Harris speak

16 August 2014 - 06:28 PM

People are seeing what they want to see in Lou's words.  He gave no indication of either bitterness or willingness to re-sign Kovalchuk.

In Topic: Lou, Harris speak

15 August 2014 - 05:23 PM

This is the same guy who fired 2 GMs on the Sixers in 2 years. Talk is cheap. It's a business, and if you don't produce good results(which they haven't recently) changes are likely to be made.

 

To be exact, one GM was fired, one left.  But keep pumping your anti-Lou agenda, you've only been predicting his imminent firing for the last five years.

In Topic: Andy Greene Signed +5 years @ $5M Per Season

02 August 2014 - 02:52 PM

If Greene were the same age then no. 

 

Of course when Greene actually was Subban's age he was an unproven scrub that was frequently scratched by Sutter.

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