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In Topic: GDT - Devils @ Winnipeg, 11/18/14

19 November 2014 - 12:09 PM

DeBoer gets about 5 strikes and this was strike 2.  You can't win playing how they did last night - the structure just wasn't there.  Winnipeg is a tough matchup for this team - they can be forced into mistakes with speed, which NJ doesn't have much of that, but the Cammalleri-Zajac-Jagr line was a disaster on breakouts and in the neutral zone.  Zubrus-Gionta-Bernier got less than nothing going - time for Josefson to come back in somewhere.  And of course Brunner and Ryder were Brunner and Ryder.  


One of the things Lou has failed to notice with the creeping age of this team is that they just have a bunch of penalty factories on the club now - Jagr, Zubrus, and Zidlicky all take tons of penalties (Tootoo as well), and they don't have anyone that draws penalties with much consistency besides Tootoo and Ruutu, who have both had diminished roles this season.


You need speed against Winnipeg which to me meant that taking Josefson out of the lineup was a mistake.

In Topic: The Devils are bad and it's time to tank

19 November 2014 - 11:55 AM

exhausting thread :evil: I liked Derek's post.  SD is an hysterical artist.  I hate to say it - but it's just so much text so often I can't read it all.  and THEN everyone replies point by point after saying how exhausting and silly he is. 


I never think tanking as any kind of an answer.  I have no answers for this team aside from learning to letting go of the things you wish worked but don't.  I was pretty infuriated when DeBoer said Larsson isn't a physical defenceman - that's not the kind of player he is.  WTF?  EVEN IF HE'S JUST SAYING THAT TO MAKE LARSSON HAPPY --- You fvckING SAY "SEE??????  SEE WHAT BEING A PHYSICAL DEFENCEMAN IS?  HOW IT"S BETTER -- MORE POWERFUL AND MORE IN CONTROL OF THE GAME THAN SOME RAZZLEDAZZLE PUCK MOVER.  THATS CALLED A DEFENSIVE FORWARD"  <_<    Just come on.  Don't say what you think they want to hear say the truth because it's BETTER than what they want to hear.  ok... so sorry for that outburst.  i just have issues with who I've decided DeBoer is.  He just doesn't see hockey quite the way I do,,, he sees it but he can't talk about it right.  better than most coaches so dont think I'm saying he needs to be fired -- just get it right man  GET IT RIGHT!


Oh and I thought Cammelari's comments were hilarious back in the day.  HILL-AIR-EE-OUS!!  :rofl: but also amazingly inappropriate and very sour grapey.


Can we get rubber "WWPBD" bracelets?


I wonder if the Devils could convince Bruce Driver to come in as an assistant coach. I think he'd do well helping out the young defensemen in ways that Scott Stevens wasn't quite able to.


WWPBD - What Would Paul Bunyan Do?

In Topic: The Devils are bad and it's time to tank

18 November 2014 - 10:51 PM

So right now, we're 19th in the league. I suppose it's safe to say that no one is going to catch Buffalo for the worst team in the league. We are two points ahead of several teams, some one which have games at hand and who should improve. Four points ahead of Edmonton (same amount of games played) five points ahead of Carolina (game at hand) and Columbus (same amount of games played). Figure we lose 10 of the next fifteen, trade Jagr and Zidlicky and go with a young blue line after that, a bottom three finish is realistic. That's kind of trouble, in that third and fourth best players in the draft are supposed to be defensemen, but it gives a realistic shot at winning the lottery.

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Ford: Don't panic... don't panic...
Arthur: So this is it. We're gonna die.
Ford: Yeah. We're gonna die.
Ford: No... no! What's this?
[goes over to control panel]
Arthur: What's that?
Ford: What's this...? What's this...?
[flips switch]
Ford: This... is... nothing. Yeah, we're gonna die.

In Topic: NHL Loses Key Decision in TV Rights Lawsuit - Upd 11/14/14

18 November 2014 - 02:22 PM

If I were Harris and co. I'd definitely be rooting (quietly) for the NHL to lose this case. The Devils are vying for fans in a state smack dab in the middle of two major media centers each with an established team owned by a major local cable company. It is in the Devils' best interests for their games to be made available across the whole state of New Jersey (and beyond, but at the very least their whole home state--that should have been something McMullen got assurances of when he paid those territorial rights fees). Even though many south of the Mason-Dixon won't convert due to geographical proximity to Philly, the few that might want to should be able to access the games.

In Topic: The Devils are bad and it's time to tank

13 November 2014 - 08:04 PM

This is clearly one of the strangest comments ever.  What did he ever do to you?  Are you just anti-Semitic?


You know, it wasn't until this post that I ever bothered to look up Mike Cammalleri and find out that he's not only Jewish, but a Pizza Bagel like me (Sicilian Dad, Jewish Mom). I wasn't all that sold on him when they signed him, but between his play thusfar and the fact that we share that cultural kinship, I am now all aboard the Cammalleri bandwagon.