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  1. 5 points
    I think Schneider needs to play better, anyone would say that, I just don't understand why he has to be the one that deserves a thread getting sh!t on when the rest of the team hasn't done sh!t either. Boyle: 0 goals in 24 GP. Coleman: 0 goals in last 15 GP. Wood: 2 goals in last 15 GP. Zacha: 0 goals in last 7 GP. Bratt: 1 goal in last 20 GP. Nico: 0 goals in last 7 GP. Zajac: 0 goals in last 14 GP. Grabner: 0 goals in 5 GP. Maroon: 0 goals in 3GP. Stafford: 1 goal in last 19 GP. Hayes, who got a handful of games in January and February hasn't scored since November 1st. Butcher hasn't recorded a point since February 10th. Moore has 4 points since February 1. He is getting no help, as per usual, the same old story as his whole Devils career. Same can be said for when Kinkaid and Lack were playing. Have scored more than 2 goals once since the Hall overtime winner against Carolina, and that's why we're 2-5 in our last 7. Again, criticism is warranted but a thread acting like he's single handedly tanking the season is pretty fvcking stupid and delusional. He's got plenty of help in that regard, at this point it seems like the only person who will be able to do this is Hall himself and to a lesser degree Palmieri is chipping in.
  2. 5 points
    MB's recaps + a first-rounder + cash + future considerations for mfitz's recaps. I'll throw in Quenneville too.
  3. 3 points
    The dramatics here are getting exhausting guys. They're not "free-falling" - they went 8-6-0 in February. And they're off to a rough start in March at 0-3, granted. But .500 hockey is not "free-falling" for this team. They can still afford to go 6-7-3 and have a better-than-not chance of making the playoffs. It'd certainly make things interesting, no doubt, but this idea that they've already sealed their fate is ludicrous. Listen, I love that the Devils are back and that March hockey is interesting again. But some of you guys need to get a fvcking grip and hold on tight to something because losing you fvcking mind after every loss is just ridiculous and it makes you look... well, ridiculous. And maybe seek out some medication to lower the peaks and raise the valleys. But I'm not a doctor, so what do I know.
  4. 2 points
    10 goals in the past 5 games scored by the Devils. 8 of them involved Taylor Hall. Maybe if our goalies could play forward we'd win some games.
  5. 2 points
    FWIW I have a totally different experience with going to the arena: 1) Traffic isn't that bad. I drive about 30 miles one-way from work or home to the arena and it takes me 40-50 minutes on average. 2) I park in a guarded/fenced in lot that is about 3 blocks from the arena for the past 4-5 seasons. The cost is $7.50-8.75 during that time. 3) I buy tickets on the secondary market. Unless it is against a rival or on a special night/weekend, I can usually get lower level for $30-40 after fees. 4) I never take the train. Nearest station to my home is Somerville and right now it is $22 per person round trip. Hence why I drive. All in I typically spend about $50ish to sit in lower level seats for most games.
  6. 2 points
    Agree. With no intention to underestimated the teams that beat us, most recent GA came from sick bounces which sometimes is simply bad luck or our inability to clear the D zone and make responsible plays which pisses me the most. We literally create scoring opportunities for other teams and they punish us more often then we do them. What did "great" Vegas create tonight to put 3 on the score board? Almost nothing. GA 1: turnover - shot - poor coverage - rebound - score. GA 2: Vatanen does nothing but watching the knight completely screen Cory - shot - score. GA 3: Cory's mistake but let's not forget the stupid penalty we took down 2:1... Same story with Cats and Canes. It's a fast game and everybody makes mistakes, but ours are typical and constant. If they could reduce those idiotic defensive lapses, they could've gotten at least a point in each of the last 3 losses. Still in the race Go Devils
  7. 2 points
    I can't stand when people bring up "He's not clutch or he's clutch" in sports.
  8. 2 points
    hahaha. No. Not at all. Maybe for spoiled/entitled fans it would be bad for their mental health, but that's 110% their own fault for setting unrealistic expectations for this team. The franchise competing for a playoffs spot at this stage of a rebuilt is an absolute positive that anyone with a brain matched with common sense would understand and appreciate.
  9. 2 points
    Right now Taylor Hall is to the Devils what Johan Santana was to the '08 Mets, trying to drag the sorry carcass of a choker team into the playoffs. It's impossible to have any faith in guys not named Hall right now, especially the overrated starting goaltender that can never make a clutch stop ever. Kinkaid made more clutch stops in the last two weeks than Cory ever has as a Devil and Kinkaid's a fringe starting goalie/top backup at best.
  10. 2 points
    The good: I thought picking up my reserved Elias puck was going to be a complete clusterfvck. It was anything but. Went into the Devils' Den at 3:50, was asked if I reserved a puck, was directed to a specific line, told to present an ID, then had my puck. Whole thing took five minutes, tops. Then the game happened. This team is not a bunch of losers, nor do I think that any of them aren't trying (though some of them are really hard to take right now...here's looking at you, Brian Boyle). But sadly, it looks more and more like this team is both running out of steam (with the obvious exception of Taylor Hall, and a few others) and isn't quite ready to hold its own under the pressure of playoff chase...it's not like they're getting their doors blown off, but they're doing just enough to find ways to come up short...and in ways that makes these losing streaks that much more frustrating. It's a shame and it sucks, especially since Shero did go out and try to fortify the team...not like he stood pat. They're not dead yet, and I'll keep on hopin', but at the same time it's really hard to ignore the fact that the Devils are now 11-16-3 in their last 30 GP. I really really REALLY hope that they have one more burst left in them...especially for Taylor, who has just given so much to try to make this happen. And sorry Cory, you've done some terrific things here, even though some have forgotten that. But it's been too long, and you can't live off your career save% forever. This team needs you. NOW. It may not be all your fault, but you're not helping either. Sorry.
  11. 1 point
    Completed with the pat on the back when they separated. Love old school hockey.
  12. 1 point
    Would expect significantly more points more from Zacha who has 19 points in 59 games compared to Boyle 18 in 53 games. Yes Boyles production has been week but Zacha's sadly even more pathetic. Plenty of others not doing crap too.
  13. 1 point
    Just fvcking win so we can feel good for a couple days and stop going at each other's throats. LGD
  14. 1 point
    Yeah, feels like a must-win, even if it technically isn't. LGD!
  15. 1 point
    That was pretty awesome. Both guys got off about 12 or 13 solid punches, and most of them seemed like they connected pretty good.
  16. 1 point
    Any game against MTL is a must win to me. that we're first of last in the league
  17. 1 point
    " Leur botter le cul " in real french ; )
  18. 1 point
    The only silver lining in that scenario you painted is that winning 3 of those 8 games on the road trip is actually pretty reasonable. I agree we should consider it a triumph if it happens, because it also seems daunting, but throughout most of the season so far, the Devils, even the losing stretches, have been in most of their games and losing by small margins. We have been a competitive team the entire year, hardly ever getting blown out, so not only do I think it's reasonable to win 3 of those 8, it wouldn't be that much of a stretch to win 4 or 5. In all honesty, we've just been coming up short on various occasions and/or falling prey to some pretty bad luck (or sh!tty refs) that has led to some more losses than would have otherwise been expected recently. Plus, going 5-2-2 in the final 9, while challenging, isn't exactly something that would be considered an impossible task.
  19. 1 point
    Why is it so hard to comprehend that expectations change? Vegas was expected to be one of the three worst teams in the league this year, and they’re one of the best. Should their fans be okay if they lose 15 straight? Senators fans expected a Stanley Cup, should their fans be watching every game with Stanley-Cup expectations still? the devils were supposed to be terrible. Darn. And then they weren’t! Neat! And they mortgaged a 2nd and 3rd round pick plus a top organizational defensive prospect for two true rental player. So — now that they’re in a free-fall out of playoff position — why are fans not allowed to care? Even moreso, why are you so mind-numbingly concerned with how other fans react to their free-fall? When you’re not being a broken-record you’re an incredible addition to the forums. But stuff like this is so painful to read. Every single thread... EVERY single thread is littered with you telling other fans how THEY should feel. I know there’s an ignore feature but when you’re not being this forum’s unelected feelings-police, you’re a great contributor. It’s just so incredibly and painfully frustrating.
  20. 1 point
    We were talking about the recent complete lack of scoring by anyone other than Hall. My point was I expect more out of my top 6 than my 4C. Scoring for the season is irrelevant to the conversation. #ReadingIsFundamental
  21. 1 point
    ha. Well man do i ever have great news for you!! IT HAPPENED !!! i mean seriously check this out. Boyle has 18 pts. Right? ok here's the kicker dude. You better SIT DOWN. Bratt has 34 pts. and Nico has 41 !!!!! 34 / 41 > 18 #science
  22. 1 point
    I would agree if Kinkaid wasn't as big a bag of useless as Cory.
  23. 1 point
    Yeah, not understanding how the experience at the Rock made it into this thread. It's one of the highest grossing arenas in the world so it's obviously not that poor of an experience. I drive from Avon usually or if I'm at work going straight to a game then I am coming from Philly. Never have an issue. Get off the turnpike at 13A and follow it to 21, make a left at the McDonalds then make the right to park next to the courthouse. $8.25 on the parkwhiz app. Have season tickets where I pay $32 (I think) or might be $36 for row 1 seats in section 116. Nothing but a good experience every time I go even though we have sucked for nearly my entire time having season tickets. The fan experience is pretty good in my opinion.
  24. 1 point
    Not to mention the GM put some chips on the table this year at the deadline once expectations were raised. Choking a playoff berth away would be a huge setback, I’m sorry. Especially when it’s a missed opportunity to get postseason experience for the younger players. Some fans might be happy with moral victories but that no longer exists when you’re in a position that you’re now supposed to make the playoffs and make trades for rentals to that end. I promise you Shero is not going to be happy if they choke it up and neither should the fans. I’d like to make the playoffs again before the end of the decade, it’s already been five years approaching six now.
  25. 1 point
    I rarely hit bad traffic too. I also am a little afraid to park on the street as I know a couple people have had their cars broken into. I think Colin here has had that happen to him (though I might be wrong). The lot I park to is nice and cheap and is right by the Federal Courthouse. It is a 5-ish minute walk to the arena and is about 3-4 blocks. I still see people afraid to go more than 1 block from the arena. It is kind of funny as they make it out to be like Baghdad but it is not even close and I have never had problems. I take the train once a year for sh!ts and giggles. Each time I remember why I hate the train. I drive in and out and even with gas it is about 1/2 the price and I get home about 45 minutes sooner.
  26. 1 point
    I rarely ever hit traffic, takes me 25-30 mins to get there and on the way home it's usually 25 mins and I can almost get all the way home before the post game radio show is over and that's after sticking around for the 3 stars and listening to the interview if we win. I park on the street for free, I've never had an issue and I'm not afraid to walk a couple blocks which to some people seems absurd cause some people are still afraid of Newark but I detest having to pay to park my car. I have season tickets, love my seats, enjoy supporting the team and don't care about the price because I believe what I pay is reasonable and I don't buy a lot of material things in my life because I'm more about experiences than junk I don't need so for me it's worth it. I think it averages out to $55 a game. I hate public transportation so that's never even an option for me and it would take me way longer if I did instead of driving myself.
  27. 1 point
    Awesome scrap: http://deadsp.in/li7C5Gb Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  28. 1 point
    Just to chime in on this point, since I live in the state and closer to the arena than I ever have before, I don't enjoy going all that much. Leaving to see a game after work/meet up with your friends if you don't work with them is a huge pain in the ass. Traffic is absolutely horrid trying to get to and from Newark and really all around the NYC area of NJ in general. Then, you have to pay an additional $20-30 to park at the arena to walk 2 blocks to get there, which is a bigger deal in the rain, snow, and cold of winter. The trains also kind of stink because not everyone has a train station within walking distance of their work or home and, if the game goes into OT, you're waiting for another hour for the late train. The train was supposed to be a cost effective option when they proposed it, but it now costs almost as much per person depending on where you're coming from and you have to add in more to park at the station. Imagine being a small family and having to coordinate this? I'm a single guy and I hate spending 70$ to sit in bad seats and take forever to get to the game. Compare that to when I went to Tampa recently, it was so much nicer. Cost $5 to Uber to Amilie Arena and there were tons of places around the arena to go before and after. Plus, its not really a secret, Newark isn't the greatest place to go whereas Tampa was awesome. Not trying to hijack the Cory hate thread, sorry. Just adding my 2 cents in really quick before my boss yells at me for not working.
  29. 1 point
    I think the depressing thing that I'm starting to realize is that this team is just so far away. If Hall isn't playing out of his mind like he's been all season, or if Cory isn't stealing games left and right like in October/November, this team is just plain...bad. Aside from some occasional bursts from Nico, who is having a very good season for a teenager, or a goal every 3-4 games from Palmieri, nobody can do anything. We knew Boyle, Gibbons and Bratt wouldn't keep up their paces, but Boyle hasn't done anything since the new year. Can't win a faceoff, can't keep up, just looks ineffective. No idea if he's worn out due to meds or if he's just done, but he has to stop being out there for key situations. I will say, I don't think Maroon is a great fit for this team, but I've been much more impressed with him than Grabner. Grabner was pretty good his first two games, but has been utterly invisible the last three. The one thing I will say in defense to this team, and I know you probably don't want to hear it. They have been insanely unlucky the last games. Carolina and Florida scored two goals (each!) that banked off our d and in. You see Knights dmen crashing into Fleury and somehow the puck dribbles wide or ends up under him. Hopefully the puck will bounce our way down the stretch. Time to win the next two before the road trip from hell. No excuses, not even against Winnipeg.
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    Cory is the 7th highest paid goalie in the league. He needs to be better. Period.
  33. 1 point
    Just look at Philly guys. Hard to deny they've been trending up lately and just look at the score of some of the games they played in the last month. They've won games 7-4... 5-3, 4-3, etc etc and they've lost games where they scored 6 goals. To blame one guy is ridiculous I'd feel like such an entitled prick to bash Schneider right now cause he's going through a rough patch after watching him absolutely WASTING his best years in the league playing in front of an old and slow team unable to score 1 or 2 goals for him while he was standing on his head almost every single game. Don't you guys all remember feeling insanely bad for the guy?
  34. 1 point
    It's an overrated concept for sure
  35. 1 point
    well always need to beat the habs. No matter where we are in the standings lol
  36. 1 point
    i hate Panarin. why can't he go back to Russia like most
  37. 1 point
    Winnipeg is always a pain in the ass, so Thursday I'm sure will be no different.... But Montreal is a different story. That organization is in tank mode. That's should be a 'get healthy' game- meaning not only should they win, but that's a game for guys to get right mentally. Meaning several different scorers, ideally. And perhaps the supposed franchise goaltender can make a save or two as well, and not let in three+ goals for once. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  38. 1 point
    they have to have that game against Montreal. Then go from there but Winnipeg will be tough as fvck
  39. 1 point
    Hah well there you go. That's about the last time Hall played a game without scoring a point too, ironically enough.
  40. 1 point
    Meh I doubt the Panthers keep up their play.
  41. 1 point
    You look for any reason to tear down Schneider. Schneider has made a ton of clutch saves. He has just always had a terrible team around him, and that affects everyone's perception. People can't get away from it. He might now be an average goalie, but he was not an average goalie when he got here, the Devils just wasted the best 3 years of his career. Brodeur was fvcking awful in 99 and 2001, he cost the Devils a 1st round win against a team they dominated all series long and he cost the Devils a Stanley Cup in the Finals. The thing about Brodeur is that he got to play for an amazing team for a decade and he got lots and lots of chances to prove how clutch he was and he had 3 fantastic Cup runs where he played brilliantly and only people with long memories also remember when he blew it and was bad.
  42. 1 point
    lol sure they do. Cory hasn't won a game since like early January and their offense was top ten in the league before then but they have a big lead to blow cause of a goalie whose splits have been average to poor for two years now. KK's last several games are better than anything Cory's put up since 2015 and I really don't care how many stops Cory makes for dogmeat Devil teams that had no chance anyway, make some stops now when the games matter. Cory's the goalie that lets in a clunker like he did today (twice) to cost the team a tie then make all these great saves after the team's behind. Or he lets in the goal with under two minutes remaining to cost the team a win. He does just enough to lose every big game. And it's rich to say the Devils should score four goals a game just cause Cory's let in three or more FOR NINE STRAIGHT STARTS. I'm sorry, this isn't the '85 Oilers, you shouldn't have to score four a game just to win one. Especially when nobody else can score other than Hall. If you want to blame the secondary scoring for falling off fine, they have but this goalie was supposed to be a top ten guy that was able to hold the fort and now he no longer has the excuse of a bad team to fall back on.
  43. 1 point
    For someone who can remember the 08 Mets, you sure have the memory of a goldfish when it comes to the Devils. The Devils have a big lead to blow in part because of Schneider. All the wins count the same. He's going through a rough stretch here but he's looked better the last two games. The Devils also have to score some goals for Schneider here now that he's only letting up 3 goals. He has to be better, and the team has to be better. I have faith in him getting better. I'm not sure I can say the same for the team.
  44. 1 point
    I've had it with Schneider. sh!t or get off the pot motherfvcker. The last time Schneider won a game I'm pretty sure Obama was still President. STOP THE fvckING PUCK OR fvck OFF COCO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  45. 1 point
    The best goalies make the save. Cory Schneider isn't making it.
  46. 1 point
    I’m one of the complainers and even I think 7’s schtick is a troll job. I remember during the 2009 playoffs he created a topic saying the only way the Devils franchise would move forward is if Brodeur shot himself, along with a big picture of a gun. In 2012, game 6 and 7 against the panthers he said the devils were fvcked. Game 1 of the Flyers and rangers series he said they were dead and we were idiots for watching. Game 6 of the Rangers he has 20 posts claiming we’re an embarrassment of a franchise. I’m a self-proclaimed negative Nancy but 7 straight up needs help.
  47. 1 point
    Come on. This board has gotten ridiculously soft. This isn’t a troll job. It’s discussion. For everyone that has a problem with the complaining, what the hell else do you want to talk about? What do you expect? This is a Devils message board and they are in the process of a catastrophic meltdown that will do significant damage to the mental health of the franchise moving forward.
  48. 1 point
    When you need him him to win a game for you he doesn’t, never has, and never will.
  49. 1 point
    That's not even certain. If those games mattered then how are we sure his performance wouldn't have been what it is now? People deal with circumstances and pressurized situations very differently. Maybe he would've melted down back then too? And he sort of did. Lots of late game bad goals and 2 points turned into 1. Or 0. And Schneider is 31. He's not 35 or 36 or 40. Lundqvist is still pulling games out of his ass for the Rags. They stink and he's winning them for 'em. What has Cory done since like the Vancouver game except look like garbage?
  50. 1 point
    I think the short summary is we are running out of talent here down the stretch but in the long run going forward we're in a much much better place.
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