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empulse27

Member Since 06 Aug 2005
Offline Last Active Sep 29 2009 11:35 AM
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In Topic: Mottau to play tonight vs, Islanders; Greene to sit

29 September 2009 - 11:23 AM

http://njmg.typepad.com/devilsblog/2009/09/mottau-to-play-tonight-vs-islanders-greene-to-sit.html



So does this mean Greene is in and doesn't have to prove himself so he doesn't need to play today, while Murphy still has to prove himself? Or is Murphy the one who will make the starting lineup and the team already knows if it's Leach or Greene they're going to send down?

I think Murphy makes the team because of his right-handed shot adding to the power play. Greene will probably be our 7th D.

My hopeful forward lines when Elias comes back...

Parise-Zajac-Langs
Rolston-Elias-Bergfors/Clarkson
Shanahan-Zubrus-Clarkson/Bergfors
Pando-Niedermayer-Halischuk
Extras: Peters and either Sestito or Pelley (whoever makes it)

I think this balances out the last two lines real well and you know Nieds and Pando might see a lot of playing time in one-goal situations, so by having Halischuk in there learning the defensive game with them he should also see enough playing time that it would be more beneficial for his growth to be up here than in Lowell. What do you guys think?

In Topic: Can Scott Stevens teach the New Jersey Devils how to win again?

25 August 2009 - 06:19 PM

Is it just me or does Stevens in that picture still look like he could tear the head off a bear in a few seconds?

I agree 110%. Scotty still has those determined, wolf-like eyes...

In Topic: Yet another 2nd line center thought

22 August 2009 - 05:00 PM

First of all, there's no way Lemaire puts a healthy Brian Rolston (who, like we've all mentioned, scored 30 goals a season for him as a wing) at center OR on the third line. He will put Rollie in a spot where he can produce. Elias will probably center, because he is more responsible defensively, and with Rolston and Bergfors on the same line, will be able to dish out some great playmaker stats. Bergfors will need to play 2nd line with veteran producers like Elias and Rolston to really become the type of player he is expected to be. Plus, if Zubrus is on the 2nd line we lose a lot of depth on the back two lines...

The lines will probably look like this if a move isn't made for a center...

ZZ Pop
Rolston-Elias-Bergfors
Shanahan-Zubrus-Clarkson/Halischuk (with a good camp)
Pandolfo/PL3-Pelley-Pikkarainen/Clarkson

These lines balance out the offensive depth we have, while also sticking guys like Clarkson, who succeeded playing with Shanahan, in line for another 15+goal season or giving another youngster who may break out at camp (like Halischuk) a chance to play good minutes with two veterans like Zubrus and Shanny. If that happens, Clarkson goes to the 4th line and his role may change a bit.

Equal Opportunity "Empowerment" is what Lemaire will bring this team in order for each individual to grow through those around him. Depth people... depth. I'm excited to see what happens

In Topic: Thanks John

04 July 2009 - 05:24 PM

fvcking nerds...
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