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HDuffNoLimit

Member Since 18 Oct 2007
Offline Last Active Jan 06 2008 01:34 AM
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In Topic: GDT: Devils @ Bruins 7pm

06 January 2008 - 01:32 AM

Look, not a good night for Weekes, but I feel bad for the guy.

At the beginning of the season, October/November he looked really good to be honest.

When he was getting to play in 1 of every 5 on average he was getting a taste of the action, staying sharp, and etc.

Now, he's playing 1 in every 10-15. He's going a month in between starts, on average, and I don't care how hard you work in practice, you MENTALLY can't be up for a game when you haven't played in a month. It takes time to adjust. My guess, throw him in for the next game and he'll be strong, but alas, that's the life of a Devil's back up goalie.

In my opinion, no reason at all why a no talent, career minor leaguer like Stephen Valliquette across the river gets a start on every set of back to back nights, every set of 3 games in 4 night stretches, etc. behind Henrik Lundqvist. Meanwhile, a legit goalie like Weekes gets to play once a month, and maybe once a month at that, because that's not guaranteed.

Plus, 6 games, his first what you'd call legit bad game.

Marty 5, Weekes 1. That's how it should be. That way Kevin gets to play every 2 weeks and can stay sharp, Marty can stay fresh, and Kevin doesn't risk losing you points when he does play because he maintains his mental focus and edge.

In Topic: As productive and busy as ever

04 January 2008 - 04:57 PM

Has Weekes and his .919 save percentage really given you a reason to get nervous with him in net?

I originally thought Weekes was a genious signing by Lou, because it seemed he was finally going to give Marty a break. However, Marty's just never going to get a break. Marty is too competitive to allow himself to take a game or two off. Plus, when he plays well, he'll never sit. When he struggles, like at the start of the year, he plays all the time because he has to get in a groove.

Weekes has turned out to be a waste of a perfectly good 600 g's.

In Topic: Remember when Lundqvist's GAA was almost a goal lower than Marty

26 December 2007 - 06:45 PM

Go Weeksie with the best save % :boogie:


Only further proof he should be playing more :koolaid:

Plus, I believe Weekes is better than a handful of starters in the league. He just happens to be one of the most unlucky goaltenders in recent history.

In Topic: Kevin Weekes

26 December 2007 - 03:01 PM

Have we forgotten that the guy is 35? We all know, even if he was dead tired, Marty would NEVER admit to this. His competitive drive forces him to block out everything so he can get on the ice and compete, and that includes pain and fatigue.

He's turned it around, been a big part of the Devils resurgence, but fact is, he's 35, next year is 36, is everyone going to be saying this when the guy is 40?

In Topic: GDT: Devils @ Capitals 7pm FSNY 12/10/07

10 December 2007 - 08:48 PM

Wow, that's about as weak as the Devils have looked all year. No energy. Doesn't even look like there's an honest effort out there.

Weekes had no shot on 2 of the 3. True, he mishandled the rebound badly on the third goal against, but frankly, Weekes has been left hanging out to dry by his team. He's actually make a couple of really nice saves in the middle of all this.

The lines should never have been changed. Although, don't know if it'd make a difference. The team looks EXHAUSTED. I don't know if I saw Kolzig's face all of 2 times that period.
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