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In Topic: GDT: New Jersey Devils @ Pittsburg Penguins 7PM MSG

Yesterday, 07:17 AM

One stat that's telling:

 

Cory Schneider (this season):  .901 save%, 3.15 GAA

Martin Brodeur (last two seasons):  .901 save%, 2.22 GAA; .901 save%, 2.51 GAA

 

Cory's facing a lot more shots right now, and it feels like a lot of them are high quality. 

 

Some fans are going to scream for changes, but until the overall record starts to look bad, the urgency for Lou to make any big ones just isn't going to be there.  The Devils are two points out of first.  The last 6 games haven't been pretty (Devils have been outscored 15-26, when eliminating the phantom shootout goal), but I think Lou and PDB believe it's only a matter of time before the PK gets its act together and Schneider gets on a roll.  I don't think we should really be THAT surprised by where the team currently sits...I think most realistic fans thought this was a bubble team, and with three young defensemen in the lineup (and one who looks like he's little left), some defensive issues were to be expected. 

 

The good news remains:  IF (big if...still too early to make any declarations) this team can't turn it around, a lot of bodies can be moved.  Jagr, Ryder, Brunner, Havlat, Tootoo, Salvador, and Zids are all on expiring deals.  Not saying that they'll bring back any major haul, but Lou can starting dumping some of the older bodies if it looks like this team isn't playoff-bound. 

 

 

At this point it seems Jagr is the heart and soul of the team.  A leader that everyone on the roster looks up to.  Anything short of a 1st rounder IMHO would not be worth moving him for.  As long as we are somewhat in the hunt, I think Jaromir needs to stay.  He was almost singlehandedly the only thing that made this team bearable to watch last season. 

In Topic: DeBoer "Firing Watch" Thread

Yesterday, 07:15 AM

I think PDB is in serious, serious jeopardy of being jobless and soon. And I fully support that idea.

While we are waiting, how 'bout a thread dedicated to such speculation? Do you think he's on the chopping block? How long will it take? Who is out there to bring in as a replacement?

 

 

I gave him tons of chances, but let's be honest....his SOLE contribution to the organization was a somewhat fluke of a run to the 2012 Finals.....other than that, he's accomplished 0....

 

I am pretty much done with him; we cannot sit around and wait forever until it's too late like we did with Johnny Mac.  If this sh!tstorm continues he needs to go ASAP.  We cannot afford another season of golf in early April.

 

As far as a replacement; I would support bringing in Mr. Adam Oates.   Scott Stevens would miraculously return as an Assistant and all could be right in the world.  Our PK cannot go from one of the best to the worst in one offseason.  UNACCEPTABLE.

 

Let's see what Lou does, I am guessing he will do nothing.  Maybe PDB has serious black mail photos/videos on him.  There is no other explanation for his undying loyalty to a bozo who has a horrifying record as a HC in the NHL.

In Topic: Devils - Jets Trade Idea

27 October 2014 - 08:33 AM

First round pick could be a lottery this year.

No way I'm moving it unless it's packaged to bring back some, young talent.

 

Seriously?!?  A lottery pick?!?  Not a chance...

In Topic: GDT: Stars. Devils. Thank you, Chico.

27 October 2014 - 07:39 AM

Anyone have a video of this?

 

 

I have the game DVR'd, I can take a video of my projector screen on my phone

In Topic: GDT: Stars. Devils. Thank you, Chico.

24 October 2014 - 11:06 AM

Dallas Stars (3-2-1) @ New Jersey Devils (3-2-1)
7:00 PM ET
TV: MSG PLUS
Radio: WFAN

A big thankyou to the cuddly teddy bear that is Chico Resch.
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An 18 year broadcasting career is being celebrated tonight when Chico is honored with a pre-game ceremony. I don't know about most here but I find it hard to think of some of the great Devils moments over the past 2 decades without hearing Chico's voice.
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Some are fortunate enough to remember his playing days... 5 seasons on some pretty bad Devils teams and yet all reports are that he was a model citizen and always kept a positive attitude. It's hard to image someone who personifies the Devils more than this merry mustached maestro. I know many of you have some fond Chico stories, so lets hear them!
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Oh yeah, there's also a game tonight. The Stars are coming in off a 6-3 drubbing of the Canucks. They're another high-powered offense with some quality young talent up front.

Jamie Benn-Tyler Seguin-Colton Sceviour
Erik Cole-Jason Spezza-Aleš Hemský
Antoine Roussel-Cody Eakin-Ryan Garbutt
Shawn Horcoff-Vern Fiddler-Patrick Eaves

Alexander Goligoski-Trevor Daley
Jordie Benn-Brenden Dillon
Kevin Connauton-Jamie Oleksiak


Kari Lehtonen

The Devils come in admittidely struggling. They had a breeze against weaker competition early but have hit a rut against nhl-quality teams as of late. Surprisingly, scoring goals has not been the problem, it's been shaky defense (especially on the PK) that has been our achilles heel. Lets hope Schneider's at the top of his game and Zdilicky is in the mood to not make brutal turnovers in his own zone.

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Tootoo is out with an injury and Havlat is questionable despite playing on Monday. That means Brunner, who looked good on the PP against the Rags, could bump up to the Elias line and Josefson could see his first action of the season. It also means that Stephen Gionta could be pushed to the wing (hooray!). Word is that gelinas is back in for larsson... Let the hysteria continue!

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Salvador-Zidlicky

Cory Schneider

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It's a big game, need to stop the bleeding here before heading out on the road trip. Lets see a fast start and a Schneider shutout. Both Chico and Doc are in the building, they're bringing the good vibes and I feel a win coming... Chico is certainly excited!
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LGD!

 

 

Do you have a bigger version of the Chico banner you can post?