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#1298110 Oates and Stevens both coaching. Lou overlord. Barr Out.

Posted by hystyk28 on 28 December 2014 - 12:59 PM

To me the Devils have to get their defensemen more involved in the neutral zone. Now I think we've seen some of that under DeBoer this year as compared to last, but they need to push the pace more. The Devils can't be going up ice with 2 on 3s and 3 on 3s and expect to get much out of that.

This is very much dead on. If you recall back to the Cup run Zach said the same thing. I have noticed the D activation a bit more recently, this is why Harrold is in the lineup. Unfortunately, guys like Zids and Gelinas can really hurt you with their decision making playing this way. I have said for a long time now they are squandering Greene's offensive ability. I think Fayne was really strong not necessarily pushing the pace, but he read plays extremely well and his play 25 feet inside the blue line was superb.
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#1293698 Any Truth?

Posted by hystyk28 on 07 December 2014 - 09:19 PM

James Mirtle @mirtle
Players are paid in rubles over there, so they've lost roughly 35% of the value of their contracts already. This threatens KHL in a big way.


No problem...they can just get more...




oh rubles..never mind.

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#1283323 sharks and devils discussing major trade?

Posted by hystyk28 on 20 October 2014 - 11:03 AM

You wouldn't enjoy watching Havlat, Elias, Thornton pass the puck around to each other for 5 minutes at a time without a shot?

Yes, but now they can add Globetrotter music.
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#1270706 The 2014 NJ Devils Offseason Thread

Posted by hystyk28 on 27 June 2014 - 01:29 PM

Larsson, Brunner and a pick maybe. It would be good for Larsson. Why let him languish?

Plus he wouldn't have to worry about PK trying to eliminate him from the planet any longer.
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#1238308 GDT: Devils @ Leafs 1/12- 7pm EST

Posted by hystyk28 on 13 January 2014 - 12:33 AM

A lot of teams could use a defenseman like Salvador.

Yeah, my beer league team has been looking for a slow veteran turnover machine.
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#1219778 The Clarkson Hype In Toronto is Laughable

Posted by hystyk28 on 25 October 2013 - 02:32 PM

I actually feel bad for him because his dream of playing in Toronto may be a nightmare. Luckily for him, that Toronto team us pretty solid. Just imagine if they happen to win the Cup. I wish him nothing but success.
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#1216032 isles aquire vanek. large deal

Posted by hystyk28 on 13 October 2013 - 01:40 PM

Am I missing something??? Vanek is a UFA making 6.4 in real dollars and 7+ cap hit and we have people wanting to send Henrique the other way? Pleae explain what I am missing. I can see Kinkaid going back.
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#1213891 Devils getting rid of R&R part 2 as their goal song?

Posted by hystyk28 on 05 October 2013 - 04:02 PM

They should have just used "Stronger Than the Storm."  I mean who doesn't love that song?

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#1211310 Sabres Leafs Brawl - Clarkson Leaves the Bench

Posted by hystyk28 on 23 September 2013 - 05:57 PM

Instigating fights is illegal.  Slew foots, low bridges, and high sticks are also all illegal, and if intentional, suspendable plays.  NHL players have been told by the media and coaches that enforcers are necessary, but they are almost a non-entity at the NHL level.  They don't play critical minutes and they seldom fight anyone but each other.  I don't really see what protection they add - plenty of guys get run despite the presence (or non-presence) of an enforcer.  It's just not something teams need in this day and age, but it's going to take another generation of coaches and general managers for them to finally be banished from the league.  


 It's just not something teams need in this day and age, but it's going to take another generation of coaches and general managers for them to finally be banished from the league.  

 So says the guy the analyzes shots for and against. Go down to ice level and do some research instead of looking at spreadsheets, then you just might just understand the game a little better. Better yet, go get some skates and play the sport where you will not only see puck possession in action, but you will also learn to quickly respect the game and if you don't you better be ready to answer the bell.


I agree that the Scott's of the league are indeed on their way out in the next 3-5 years,but then I expect to see more of what you are starting to see now, the hybrid enforcer.  This is why Clarkson just got that fat paycheck.  However, if you don't have a hybrid teams are opting for a goon and now you have the Scott's of the world on the roster. Yet, with roster spots being value so highly, the hybrid is the enforcer of the future. 

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#1199041 CLARKSON SIGNS w/TORONTO $36.75M / 7yrs

Posted by hystyk28 on 02 July 2013 - 11:29 AM

Let's get real here.

1. If you were in Clarkson's situation you'd see what numbers get thrown at you. I am guessing that $50, 000 is a lot of money to most people. David is talking millions.
2. If there was any hint your employer MAY have financial issues, then you would certainly be exploring the market.
3. The Devils haven't given their best offer yet. Classic Lou at work.
4. Anyone that doesn't believe David is a huge part of this team is delusional. I am not saying he worth crazy numbers, but let's be honest with ourselves, he is worth every bit of 4.5-5. We just signed Zubes for 3.1.(not a knock on #8)
5. Who is scoring goals on this team? Unless Lou goes buck wild, last season might look like the 84 Oilers offense.
6. For better or worse you know what you have in guys that have been on your roster. Why is Boston shopping Seguin? Seems the kid likes to party more than play. It' always buyer beware.
7. Clarky should fire that agent, not because of the douchey comments, but because his agent should be saying that the Devils put out an unbelievable offer that other teams are really gonna have to work at to match.
8. If he leaves he will get paid, but his hockey career may become not as enjoyable and only David knows what means more to him. Going home to Toronto may be his dream, but it could turn into a nightmare.
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#1182049 All trade deadline talks & rumours

Posted by hystyk28 on 31 March 2013 - 11:44 PM

I know he is a center, but Letestu is an UFA I belueve. Not sure they would move him anyway, but I always liked what I saw from him in Pitt.
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#1174632 GDT- Devils @ Buffalo 3 PM

Posted by hystyk28 on 02 March 2013 - 04:46 PM

Pominville is doing a fantastic impersonation of the center in a table hockey game.

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#1168663 If a trade is made (a d for a forward) which D would you trade and whi

Posted by hystyk28 on 05 February 2013 - 12:25 AM

The best trade the team can make is practicing the powerplay to the point it is at least in the top 10.
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#1157201 Operation Hat Trick charity hockey game - Brodeur vs. Lundqvist

Posted by hystyk28 on 25 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

The boys came out late to the VIP room. Actually, Andy Greene and a few others came out almost right away, literally crossed the velvet ropes and I think it was Andy that said " we're not doing this" and turned right around and left. I think PK Subban was with him. Hartnell and Clarkson was there later, albeit Clarkson was only there very briefly, ala Sunset Strip style. The atmosphere was awesome at this once in a lifetime event. The Queen put on quite a performance. Watching Jody Shelley trying to play with skilled boys was downright funny.

Good time had by all.
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