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  1. 5 points
    Zacha can't be sent down without waivers. The idea that Quenneville is better than Zacha is a weird kind of blindness.
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    Ya knoww Cangi all it takes is a good win, ahhhh, we got on some good runs in my day and I tell yaaah once we got going we kept going
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    I should have been clearer. I have no issue with the bottom number, it’s the top number that I disagree with. You gave him an extra 15 points over what he’s done. There is no “clear” indication he’ll ever be a 40 point player. And, he’s on pace for 18 points in his third season and will likely have played in more games than he did in the first two years, unless he starts getting scratched or he gets sent down (unlikely because of the waiver process). That means his production is worse in his third season, not better. And you didn’t say that was his ceiling, you said he was “clearly destined” for it. It is definitely not clear to me. I’d agree it’s his ceiling, if he figures his sh!t out, and it’s not clear he’ll ever do that either.
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    Mfitz need not reply. It seems like the forum cannot fvcking stand Pavel Zacha. I understand that we all wish he were Werenski or Provorov or Rantanen or Barzal, but he isn't. It isn't his fault we drafted him. But, holy sh!t guys -- that doesn't mean he isn't a useful player. That doesn't mean he can't turn into a top-6 forward. People seem to completely ignore how young he is when ripping on him. Before his 22nd birthday, he has 60 career points. Here's a list of current Devils players who've been able to amass 60 career points before their 22nd birthday: Taylor Hall Nico Hischier Marcus Johansson Pavel Zacha Annnnnd.... scene. Das it. Bratt will unless he gets injured, but that brings the list to 5. It boggles my mind that everyone is ready to give up on twenty-fvcking-one year old Pavel Zacha. 21. Parise didn't even see NHL ice until his 21 year old season. He's two and a half years younger than Will Butcher! Give him some time before jumping down his throat in every single fvcking postgame thread. Or don't. I can't tell you what to do. But I love Pavel Zacha and you should too.
  9. 1 point
    Playoffs, here we come!!
  10. 1 point
    This thread is expert level trolling. Please follow up with a thread about how good the Schneider/Kinkaid tandem has been this season.
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    Joseph is an upgrade over Kacy Rodgers though, but essentially we're going from a D student to a C student here and that's not the goal. Not for the Jets or any other team I was surprised too. Denver usually knows what they are doing (though they have lost their way a bit, starting with the drafting of someone like Paxton Lynch and Kubiak leaving. But Joseph is nothing more than a coordinator who will bounce around the league for another 20 years
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    Hey congrats Jet fans, you’re also getting the brilliant offensive mind of Dowell Loggains, who is probably a Patton Oswalt impersonator in his spare time:
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    Oh and btw, the NY media will detest this guy. He’s the most arrogant prick you’ve ever seen. He isn't a guy who will handle NY well if things aren’t going so hot.
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    It’s a good thing that FAN’s coach shows are with Giants people. Gase would not handle himself well being interviewed there after a bad loss. Having seen his body of work over the past three years, it’s not a terrible hire. The bubble screens will drive you absolutely nuts, but I think it’s safe to say he’s more or less competent.
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    I think the biggest issue with Zacha is that he is a #6 overall pick that is clearly destined to be a good, 25-40 point bottom 6 guy. The issue is that that type of production while coupled with the draft position, those guys don't frequently stay with their original team. The team will more than likely want to move on from it. So it wouldn't shock me to go be a productive role player for another team. He is clearly an NHL'er, but he'll never live up to his original promise. Kinda like the first person mentioned in this thread: adam larsson! (though getting traded for Taylor Hall is faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar more productive than anything we can ever expect out of Zacha)
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    Those are amazing with a capital awful.
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    Also Elias had a 78 point season as well and was second on the team overall (Kovy had 83 points IIRC). That was the quietest 78 points I can ever remember on the Devils with the exception of his 78 point season in 08-09 as well. 11-12 season just had a ton of dominos falling the right way. Henrique had the best Devil rookie season since Gomez, Clarkson scored 30 goals, Sykora managed 21 goals after we signed him for a song, and even Zubrus squeezed out 44 points with Marty having a strong 40ish game stretch in the second half of of the season. Not to mention the shootout prowess as you described.
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    That 2011-12 team was fun, but weird...the Bruins finished with a 49-29-4 record and had a goal differential of +61 (eliminating phantom shootout goals)...the Devils went 48-28-6 and were just +11. And of course as we well remember, they were friggin' BEASTS in shootouts...Kovy was damned near automatic, and as a team they converted on 57.1% of their shootout attempts...they went 12-4 in them that year. Was funny, for all that went very horribly wrong in the first half of 2010-11, so much went right in 2011-12. Some deals worked out nicely too...bringing in Poni and Zids, Zajac playing a ton in the playoffs after missing most of the regular season, etc.
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    You know its bad when you are pinning your hopes on a guy who has played less than 10 NHL games...
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    Hynes' extension runs through July 2021. So two more seasons after this one. Not really some major ringing endorsement...sure, it's something of a vote of confidence, but not a major one...Shero wasn't going to give him just one more year and have him be a lame duck again next season, so he went with a passable minimum of two seasons. Not saying that I want Hynes canned, but I am saying that he's not quite as untouchable as an extension would suggest. If Shero adds some pieces this offseason and is expecting some of the younger guys to take steps, and the Devils are not playing well again in 2019-20, I can see Hynes not lasting the season.
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    BTW in case anyone wasn't aware, here's the list of Devils UFA and RFA after this season (only players currently with the big club): UFA: Boyle, Yakovlev, Stafford, Lovejoy, Kinkaid, Johansson (I'd keep Boyle and Yakovlev. Soyonara to the rest...it's a shame that Johansson didn't work out, and maybe I'd consider signing him to a one-year "Show me" deal, if he's willing to bet on himself.) RFA: Noesen, Zacha, Pietila, Butcher, Mueller, Johnson (Gotta think Zacha and Butcher are locks to come back...can't see the Devils bailing on Zacha just yet. Mueller probably back on a cheap deal) Some other UFA: Tangradi, Gryba, Ramage, Lack Some other RFA: Quenneville, Lappin, Baddock, Gabriel, Kapla, Jacobs (Have a feeling Q will be back...bleech. Some others on this list will be too).
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    I think McCarthy will do well here if he gets the job. He's been a bit unfairly smeared on his way out of Green Bay and does not receive nearly enough credit for the job he did repairing Favre as well as his work with Rodgers. And the Packers being consistent winners. Also intrigued with Rhule. He seems like a very thorough, smart guy who is detail oriented and wouldn't let things slip like Bowles did. Culture changer Gase is meh. He could do well but he could also end up a total dud And it looks like Bowles is on his way to Tampa to be the DC for Arians Arians is a good hire for the Bucs
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    So are Andy Greene and Ben Lovejoy. Doesn’t mean they don’t suck either.
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    I think Zacha has actually been really good lately save for the two turnovers against Arizona and Vegas, like you said he's only 21 right now and it's not like he looks like some useless plug out there. You can make the argument he's one of the best defensive forwards on this team already and his production I think has looked pretty serviceable since his call-up. I liken him a little bit to Sean Couturier who the Flyers drafted 8th Overall back in 2011 - great defensive forward throughout his career and as he's matured he has developed into a legitimate top line center. Couturier didn't break the 40 point threshold until his 7th NHL season, and that was last year, how stupid would the Flyers look if they gave up on him when he was still a raw 21 year old? I know it's frustrating watching guys like Barzal and Rantanen producing like stars at the same age, but ffs I wish this fan base would give the guy a chance. I think he gets WAY more hate than he deserves and it doesn't seem like it'll stop until he becomes Barzal as early as tomorrow.

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