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devilsrule33

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In Topic: GDT: Devils at Carolina, 3/28/15, 7pm

Today, 12:53 AM

i want the Devils to lose out, not to get a higher draft pick, but to show Lou that Oates can't be here next year.  The zone entries are a goddamn disaster on this team and it isn't just the lack of forward talent killing them.  Goal #1 is exactly what we don't need - a terrible, no chance dump in by Gelinas, the Canes D has all kinds of time but doesn't get it high enough, Cammalleri makes a great play and Elias gets a lucky deflection - it's the last thing this team needs is lucky goals like that.  

 

Well, Oates getting hired with Lou on the bench and in almost every meeting should be the litmus test if he is lucid or not. I'd know 100% he should be fired right then and there.

 

I was out and checked the scoring twice. Was pissed when they took a 1-0 lead, and couldn't stop smiling when I saw they lost 3-1. 

In Topic: 2014-2015 Around the league thread

27 March 2015 - 11:48 PM

I mean, he's hardly living up to the money though; not many FAs do, but we are talking 98 million dollars for 60 points or less a season.

 

There are 10 years to go on his contract and he is already going to be 31 this summer. In 2 or 3 years, that contract is going to begin to look horrible.

 

He's done as expected the first 3 seasons of his contract. There is no living up to $100 million deal let alone any free agent big $$$ contract, but keep in mind that this deal was signed before the new CBA, so it will always look unfair to the new 8-year max deals. However, you will be saying similar things about most elite players who signs an 8-year deal at 28 and 29. The difference is this one will look bad for 3-4 extra years.

 

I said done as expected, but he's almost exceeded them for me. He's hit 30 goals in his 68th game. For his skill set, that was never a guarantee to me that he'd be able to do that at 30 years old. 10th player to hit the 30-goal mark. Still one of the most consistent players in the NHL.

In Topic: 2014-2015 Around the league thread

27 March 2015 - 02:57 PM

I think Mike Weber's comment is a little over-the-top. It's a little bit of poor fandom on the Sabres fans part, but things like this should not come as a surprise to players who are part of one of the worst teams in the history of the game. I think that many, if not most fanbases are liable to react this way given the same situation (Weber quote below): 

 

Disagree about them being over the top. It's a tricky situation. I understand his frustration 100%. The players are not tanking. They are playing their asses off, with embarrassing results. It must be demoralizing to hear the home team cheer an away team's OT winner.

 

I also don't blame the Sabres' fans reactions. This was a gigantic game, and they've been through so much the past few years. That's a big time "win" for them, and what they've been through, they felt they deserved/needed that loss, so I get the excitement. 

In Topic: 2014-2015 Lineup Thread

24 March 2015 - 02:01 PM

9 games left (I think). Matteau and Boucher is a start, but can the Devils try something else out in that time.

 

With the forwards, we didn't need to see Elias with Gionta and Zubrus for so long. I am so tired of the Camm-Zajac-Tootoo line. Jacob Josefson is starting to play well, so let's see what he can do with some more offensively skilled players.

 

On defense, I am just waiting for any Albany call up to replace Fraser. Let someone sink or swim for the last few games. Who would be the first call-up option? Hrabarenka?

 

The coaching staff is evaluating, and so far I hate the results right now because I see unfairly that Zubrus, Fraser, and Gionta as big winners, and Ruutu as a loser. Bernier and Tootoo have come out as deserving winners, that's okay for now. Still think only one can stay.

In Topic: Who will be the Devils' next captain?

24 March 2015 - 01:37 PM

Elias has played in 60 games, scored only 10 goals, and gets paid $5.5 million a year. On top of that, he complains about his "diminishing role".  If he receives the 'C' then Lou needs to get his head examined.  

 

He never complained about his diminishing role. He said the opposite, actually.