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SMantzas

Member Since 17 Aug 2010
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In Topic: 2014 Training Camp Thread

Yesterday, 11:09 AM

And what's wrong with this? It beats Zubrus or Ruutu as 3rd C, and Josefson too. I'd rather Henrique play wing, but as long as he's playing 3C I don't mind too much. It's when he's expected to generate offense for good offensive wingers that I get upset.


I don't mind the pair of Henrique/Clowe but finding another winger is tricky, unless they want to try Ryder again.

The worst news is that the Devils are tentatively thinking about Zubrus in the top 6

In Topic: 2014 Training Camp Thread

Yesterday, 10:54 AM

Zubrus-Elias-Havlat? Great, looks like Henrique is playing 3C

In Topic: 2014-2015 Around the league thread

18 September 2014 - 09:14 AM

Sounds to me like Teemu was entitled, but most of all, trying to sell a book

In Topic: Nice article on Devils' tactics

17 September 2014 - 10:45 PM

That's not what it suggests at all.  Look the Devils weren't a great posession team last year because their possession advantage did not result in a significant shots advantage.  They generated lots more Corsi and Fenwick but not many shots.  Even so they still could've made the playoffs with some shootout luck and less Brodeur.  It's an open question whether this team will be better - I suspect yes, but it can't be overstated what a drag Gelinas was on possession in the back half of the year, in addition to the guys they've added who aren't really possession pluses (basically everyone they have added this off-season).  

Reading Bourne's article, I think it pretty much confirms what we all saw with Gelinas and how poor he was in the neutral zone.  Being in the wrong place or missing when stepping up makes for very easy passage through the neutral zone, thus, chances against.

In Topic: 2014 UFA Signing Thread

17 September 2014 - 04:06 PM

13.9%.


sh!t, think I was referring to his ES shooting numbers
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