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In Topic: Kovalchuk Retired Effective Immediately?

13 July 2014 - 09:35 PM

Kovy needed an insane amount of ice time for a forward to get his numbers in 2012.  Don't get me wrong, I think his game came a long way at that point...it was obvious when he first became a Devil that there were a lot of holes in his game that saw improvement that season.  But I don't think he's that player anymore, and I think he knew it too when he retired from the NHL.     


The Devils didn't "almost" make the playoffs in 10-11 (they never got closer than six points), and a lot of players got hot in the second half for a while.  That second half was entertaining and they made things a little interesting, but let's face it, that team was playing with absolutely no pressure on it when they came to life...they also weren't nearly as bad as that first half suggested, so it made sense that things evened out for them.     


There's diminishing returns on minutes.   I wouldn't hold the minutes against him.   I would hold 2013 against him, though.

In Topic: 2014 UFA Signing Thread

01 July 2014 - 10:34 PM

Gionta is a cockroach we will never be rid of.   I mean, they really don't pay him anything, so it's not the end of the world, but you know they're gonna use him.  He's essentially the team mascot.   Who takes critical shifts late in the 3rd period.


Think they did okay setting up their roster.   Dunno if Cammalleri gets through his deal without getting bought out, but we'll see.   At least the kid defensemen will be able to play.

In Topic: Three 2nd Round Flashbacks

11 May 2014 - 10:08 PM

Two things:


1) For any post 2005 lockout fan, the Domi thing must blow their minds.   Although having Nieds out at that point of the game was dumb.   You're not scoring 2 goals in 30 seconds with the goalie pulled back then.


2) Yep, that Lightning Game 5 was terrible.   lol.    They were playing that game on a pond.

In Topic: 2013-14 Albany Devils and ECHL Thread

17 April 2014 - 01:25 AM

Name one player that's done that.  This guy is supposed to be a scorer and at the AHL level he puts up .5 points a game.  Guys have been unable to make the transition from AHL to NHL and have 'gotten it' eventually at the NHL level, but he's not killing the AHL.  


Tedenby has no anticipation for where the puck is going to go.  Plus I don't even think he's that fast.


He's not an NHL player.  I don't even think he'll crush the KHL - he'll be a 3rd liner there, probably.


That does seem like his type of game, though, bigger rink, sh!tty defensemen, but then again the regimented nature of that might not work out.