"well uh yea i really felt our guys had a super game..i mean we had excellence in goal tonight and the team came together to play really strong until the let those 8 goals in..but other than that we had a strong game from everyone..thursday we will run the same game plan im not changing a thing."
"I really felt we played our game and the bounces just didn't go our way. Gionta had 2 assists and Bryce looked great. Would've liked to have seen more out of Larsson though."
The fact the people are seriously blaming Cory is unreal.
First goal = 100% his fault
Second goal = 5 on 3 PP with the worst PK in the league
Third goal = 1-on-1 laser beam after the defense let Hornqvist behind them
Fourth goal = Breakaway
Fifth goal = Unlucky broken play bounce through traffic
I have to know what game some of you are watching because NO GOALIE is getting 3 of those. You could argue the breakaway but breakaways to me are always on the defense. I just don't get half of these posts. I don't know what some of your expectations are for a goalie.
I still pull Cory though. He doesn't deserve to be hung out to dry like this.
I'm gonna go Clowe. I thought he was highly effective when on the ice last year and I want to see what he looks like and if he can regain that ability or if he's just a shell at this point. Could be huge for our bottom 6 if he can produce and stay on the ice. Both big ifs at this point.
Just because Marty isn't as athletically gifted as he once was, does not mean his opinion should count for less. Brain trust in the Devils locker room is Elias, Marty, and Jagr to a lesser degree. If all 3 of them feel this way it is a pretty damning assessment.
I'm not saying he's wrong, but he's also a big part of the problem and a big reason we're mediocre and thus probably shouldn't be calling anyone else out in this situation. If Jagr said it, well, I'd allow it because he's played his ass off and given his all.
3 pages of complaining. Come on guys, did anyone get some cool photos for those of us who couldn't go?
I took about 40-something photos between practice and meeting players. I was gonna post them but this thread didn't seem like it was about those of us that had a good time so I didn't want to interrupt haha.
Can't imagine how the Devils can't score. I mean, we have Peter Harrold on the PP, you'd think we'd be a scoring machine. I just don't get DeBoer. Team is winning = change the lineup. Team gets shut out = same lineup tomorrow. It's ludicrous.
Yeah I thought all the defencemen were good, especially playing a man down (the results were certainly better than in Minnesota) Zidlicky had a couple moments on the PK where he wiffed at a clearing attempt, but considering he never PKs it was a good job.
Would be nice for us Larsson fans to have Deboer recognize his play, but as long as he continues to play well that's all that matters. Whatever Deboer and staff are doing with him lately seems to be working.
I just think it'd be nice if he at least TRIED to nurture the young guys. I mean, obviously we don't know what he says in the back but you gotta think it would mean a lot more to the young guys to know the coach is noticing and recognizing their play. I mean hell, it's the kid's birthday haha.