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In Topic: Save us Jacques Lemaire

Today, 05:51 AM

The bad PK is a recurring thing for exactly 6 games.  Last year the Devils had the best PK in the NHL and was in the top 5 the year before and the year before that set the modern NHL record for best full season PK%.

 

The Devils are 3-2-1, exactly one point out of first, have dared to go 0-2-1 in three games, and for some, the sky is already falling.  Biz as usual at njdevs.com. 

 

The game against the Rags sucked (well, some of it did), but I can't go into friggin' panic mode this early...you'd think the Devils were 0-5-1 from some of the posts.  Cory's not going to keep stopping pucks at a .898 rate.  I'm not saying this team is a lock to make the playoffs, but I fully expect them to be competitive, and I'm definitely not going to jump to any conclusions based on a 6-game sample.  Especially since the D has some youth and is still sorting itself out (if Sal keeps up the suckage, it's only a matter of time before his ice time is reduced). 

In Topic: Save us Jacques Lemaire

Yesterday, 11:15 AM

I'd like to see another Head Coach have a crack at this roster, before I determine it being; "flawed". This is the 4th season for DeBoer, and I've never seen a HC be granted so many cop-outs\mulligans\excuses in my life. I think it's fair to say that the clock is ticking.

We were all impressed with how well the Devils started this season. But that's over now. Negated, by a losing streak, where we're taking alot of undisciplined penalties, blown leads, and allowing 14 goals over the last 3 games.

 

Everyone was upset how we started the season last year. 1 win through 10 games. Guess what? --we've won only 2 more this season, with Game No. 7 on Friday. (and a deeper roster) I'm not going to call the game against Dallas a "must-win" ..but if we don't find a way to win, that's 4 losses in-a-row.. with Ottawa & Pittsburgh on deck after.

 

Geez, can they at least play the next four games before you try to compare apples to apples?  After 10 games last season, they had six points (1-5-4).  Right now they have seven.  If they're under a .500 point% after 10 games (9 points or less), make the comparison to last season's start then. 

 

As for "being impressed" after 3-0-0...sure, it's always nice to get Ws, but there were red flags...the blown 3-0 lead against Philly, Florida looking much better in the second half of that game, Cory standing on his head against Tampa early on to keep the Devils from getting rolled over early.  And we all knew this team wasn't going to keep scoring 5-6 goals...this is more of a two or three GPG team (figure a season goals-for in the mid-2.00s), that is going to need consistently very good-to-great goaltending to win.  Cory hasn't gotten on a roll yet, but we saw what can happen when he does...he's a .924 career save% guy who is at .898 in the early going.  That will obviously improve. 

 

Not saying PDB is perfect, but I need to see more games before I can say he absolutely needs to go.  And I could be wrong on this (especially since there's no obvious candidate to take over, at least not one I'm aware of), but if this team is looking like the playoffs are in jeopardy around the quarter-season mark, it wouldn't surprise me if Lou canned him. 

In Topic: GDT: Broadway Blowhards @ Devils 7:00 PM

21 October 2014 - 09:13 PM

I can get onboard with this.  Not a fan of his and don't see him having a long future in NJ.

 

Based on 6 games where he's played well in some of them?

 

That being said, a 3.13 GAA and .898 save% aren't easy on the eyes...but Cory will be fine.  Not worried about him. 

In Topic: GDT: Broadway Blowhards @ Devils 7:00 PM

21 October 2014 - 09:08 PM

Well that sucked.  The blown-lead thing is really getting tiresome at this point.

In Topic: GDT: Broadway Blowhards @ Devils 7:00 PM

21 October 2014 - 06:33 PM

SCHWEET!  JAGR!