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Elias FTW

Member Since 22 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 26 2009 08:40 PM

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Thoughts on Mike Comrie

05 July 2009 - 11:12 AM

I haven't really heard much on this board about Mike Comrie. Before going to Ottawa he seemed like he had some real skill on a terrible Islanders team. Do you think he could fill the 2nd line center vacancy?

Pick 6 for your ultimate team

25 May 2009 - 12:24 PM

Here's mine: Kovalchuck-Crosby-Gaborik

Keys for winning game 7

26 April 2009 - 09:34 PM

Ok, we lost game 6 but it's not the end of the world. The Devils havent played in a game 7 since the 03' SC final against Anaheim. Alot, of the Devils have not yet played in a game 7 (Parise, Zajac, Greene, Oduya, Clarkson just to name a few). This is where Zach Parise needs to prove he is a truly elite player in this league. This is where Travis Zajac shows that he is capable of being that #1 center. Here are a few of my thoughts on keys to winning game 7:

Hit, Hit, Hit- The Devils have had the most success when throwing their body around (see game 1). It is important to wear down their defense just like they have been doing to us recently. Rupp, Clarkson and even Zubrus must hit hard.

Establish a solid forecheck- The Devils didnt play the dump and chase tonight, they played the dump. I can count on my fingers the number of times the Devils actually chased the puck after dump ins. If you dont forecheck hard you just give the other team the puck and waste a chance to maintain it.

Draw plenty of penalties- As much as we may not want to admit it, the Canes have done a much better job of drawing penalties by using their speed. It's time for the Devils to do the same. Even though the Devils' PP has been impotent, they have to come through sometime...right?

This all comes down to one game, I fully expect the Devils to come out and show game 1 intensity. If not, then I see Carolina winning. This team has done too well to have the season end by the fvcking Candycanes. No team with the exception of St.Louis has dealt with the same amount of adversity as we have. Feel free to add your keys as well