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  1. I’m worried about Blackwood. I can’t believe he let in 1 goal.
    7 points
  2. If you don’t hold the fact that he was the 6th overall pick in a deep draft over his head, Zacha is turning into a pretty good two way 30-45 point player, which you need. It’s just maddening because he does show flashes of brilliance and you want so much more. You also don’t particularly want to spend a 6th overall pick on a poor mans Zubrus.
    5 points
  3. Lafreniere reminds me a bit of John Tavares. Lafreniere has more bite and physicality to his game, but the offensive tools are a dead ringer to Tavares for me. Byfield reminds of Eric Staal in his prime, big center with loads of skill and a great shot, though I find Byfield to be quicker than Staal was. Byfield is a tough one to gauge in terms of comparables because of how complete he is, not a lot of guys that have every tool like Byfield does. Mats Sundin is another that comes to mind, but I'm cautious in comparing him to one of the better Euros of all-time. Lucas Raymond has a lot
    4 points
  4. There's a difference between "he's a solid defensive forward" and "he's one of the best defensive forwards in the league". I didn't mention Pandolfo because there's no comparison to Pandolfo. This forum's favorite player is Blake Coleman. You know what Blake Coleman was doing as a 22 year old? Putting up 28 points as a member of the Miami University RedHawks. As a 23 year old he put up 36 points... as a Miami University Redhawk. At 24 he put up 19 points as an Albany Devil. At 25 he put up 2 points in 30 games as a New Jersey Devil. Boy, he seems really stagnant in his growth, huh?
    4 points
  5. 4 points
  6. Who among us doesn’t ask this exact question every day?
    4 points
  7. What`s wrong with you, guys. Zacha isn`t a flash, isn`t real decent 6th pick. But he was picked by devs, he wasnt chose to be pick. He play like 7-9 forward with decent pk minutes. He has salary of 7-9 player. He must be 8-10 in points and he is 5-10. He did his job. Did rantanen or barzal better with us? Ofcourse. But we picked Zacha and Zacha has Zacha`s salary. Copp, M Karlsson from SJ, Kerfoot, Compher, Sissons +\- age, +\- salary, pts per salary. Hall needs less games for 25 pts than Zacha. So what? Hall had 3xZacha`s salary. Every day same song "Zacha... just kill our expectat
    4 points
  8. Unfortunately that will always be held over his head, which is a shame because he had no control over who picked him where. If he was picked 24th or something I think most would be fine with his development. I mean jeez he's playing with Wood and Simmonds and chipping in a few points. I'm also not entirely sure Barzal or Rantanen would have developed the same way that they did if their rookie years were with the 2016 Devils. Yes I do still think they'd turn out better than Zacha regardless though.
    4 points
  9. Domingue definitely was capable of letting in 5 and losing this game. I think his forum nickname should be Cinco, after his favorite number of goals to give up. In other news, 4 minutes of excitement got the job done, it was like the 9th grade all over again lol.
    4 points
  10. 4 points
  11. Lots of talk about Zacha, he seems to be actually finding some consistency. I am still not willing to give up on him.
    3 points
  12. WHY CAN'T WE EVER GET A GUY LIKE THAT?!? .... wait....
    3 points
  13. He scored the game winning goal in the must-win game to get the Devils into the playoffs against the leafs in 2017, on an absolute beauty too. but it seems ridiculous (see: right on par with you paste eaters) to say “he hasn’t scored much when it counts”. Since, ya know, he hasn’t played much when it counts either. This team is dog sh!t for the second calendar year in a row.
    3 points
  14. So my man Pavel Zacha is now 5th on the team in points and 1st in short handed points while being 12th on the team in average time on ice. he’s starting to turn into a player, y’all.
    3 points
  15. Haha, I sent my dad a text on how pathetic the offense was against the worst team in the league about 30 seconds before our first goal. He just tuned in 10 minutes later at 4-1 and texted me back wondering what game I was watching.
    3 points
  16. The things he’s good at have been on full display at times this season, his skating, perfect passes that his teammates don’t bury, and his shot is actually even better than I thought it was. This team is hard enough to take right now, please go away with your hysterical overreactions.
    3 points
  17. Nice photo, but I can't help but think it looks like the town in Willy Wonka when the elevator crashes through the roof and they're over top the city and all the buildings have red roofs.
    2 points
  18. I'm sorry to hear that. It's a gorgeous campus and setting for a game. We drove through several years ago to see chapel (I'm an architect) and swung by the stadium. I've always thought the NHL was missing an opportunity by not doing a game at Folsom Field in Boulder. That would make for the perfect winter aerial shots.
    2 points
  19. And our coach is still a dude named Elaine lol.
    2 points
  20. Joe Thornton (1st overall) put up 3 G and 4 A in 55 GP as an 18-year-old rookie. Brendan Shanahan (2nd overall) put up 26 points in 65 GP (just 7 goals, in a much higher-scoring era) as an 18/19-year old rookie. Nicomo mentioned the Sedin Bros. I'm sure that I can dig up other examples of very high picks who didn't overwhelm initially...I can't worry about Hughes just yet. Especially since we can see that he does have some nice skills. And not like Kakko is tearing it up for the Rangers in his first season.
    2 points
  21. So his parents, both his grandmothers, and you?
    2 points
  22. 2 points
  23. Doesn't feel like that's really in the cards for him, but I'm not really asking for that either. Actually, I'll happily settle for what he's done over his last 21 GP (4 G, 8 A, and can pitch in with some points on special teams). He went 6 games without a point in that sample, and that's OK...if you're going to be a 40-45 point player, those droughts are to be expected...I just don't want him to disappear for what feels like weeks at a time. Throw in some consistency, and I won't have any beefs with him if that's the player he is going forward.
    2 points
  24. The bolded was a joke. It wasn't a literal comparison. I would think most would've realized that an actual "meant-to-be-taken-seriously" Zacha to Hall comparison would've been an absurd one to make. I don't ever bring up when Zacha was picked. That's water under the bridge. I'm far more interested in how he can be a consistently effective player for the Devils going forward...and it doesn't have to be as an offensive superstar. If he can become a steady 40-45 point guy (he's currently almost there, based on his current season pace) who can provide some nice intangibles and cut down
    2 points
  25. Yeah, it’s really hard to get excited about single digit goals and 25-30 points out of a 4th year player. It’s nice he doesn’t look totally awful, but the fact that he’s tied for 5th in scoring is more an indictment of the team, than it is anything impressive by him. It’s entirely possible he could still break out at some point but I sure as hell wouldn’t bet on it.
    2 points
  26. Especially when the games stop counting. Wake me when Zacha has one of these stretches when it isn't second-half twenty points out junktime.
    2 points
  27. I patented the phrase “flashes of adequacy” to describe when Pavel plays well. 7 points in 7 games is great. 6 goals in 55 games, not so much.
    2 points
  28. Well, to be fair, he now has the same scoring stats as Hall did as a Devil... ...just took him 22 more games than Hall to get there. 7 points in Zacha’s last 7 games, but we’ve seen these surges before. Did notch his 100th and 101st career points tonight. But yeah, I have a hard time getting too excited about yet another tease.
    2 points
  29. Yup he’s killing it. He’s got basically the same scoring stats as Wayne Simmonds. A lot to be excited about.
    2 points
  30. I was at the game tonight. Quiet crowd for the first two periods and rightly so. So the first two periods my hat was facing forwards. Then I decided to put it backwards right before the 3rd period. And poof! 4 goals in 4 minutes!
    2 points
  31. At least that 3rd period was fun. 4 goals in like 4 minutes. Fun to get a home win at least
    2 points
  32. And ofc Daniel goes MIA when they score a few lol
    2 points
  33. Dano is definitely lurking the board. He literally brought up the Sedins like 5 minutes after I did lol
    2 points
  34. But he was right about Shero never firing Hynes and ownership never ever letting Shero go. Oh wait...
    2 points
  35. Getting shutout against the worst team in the league. With 5 Powerplays. No excuses, they're not finishing tonight. Anyone want a goal? Go fvcking get it.
    2 points
  36. Back in the day, my grandma used to say, as we would be finishing up a family meal and there was still a little food left “Anyone want that? It’s between you and the garbage!” I’m going to the game on Sunday. Anyone want my PK Bobblehead? It’s between you and the garbage.
    2 points
  37. Someone with editing skills really should put together a Subban bloopers reel for this season. Plenty of material.
    2 points
  38. You’re the absolute worst. MIA when they win a couple games, and you then show up to post garbage like this when they start to struggle a bit.
    2 points
  39. He’s been playing pretty well lately. Anyone saying he’s been “invisible” is only scoresheet watching.
    2 points
  40. Bratt has been so frustrating lately. In a perfect world he’s not on the top line.
    2 points
  41. 2 points
  42. Yeah, there’s a difference between liking him, and not wanting to trade him for peanuts, and considering him untouchable. You named the only guys who should be. Although, it would take a lot for me to be ok with trading Ty Smith.
    1 point
  43. I am offended. It’s just ASSUMED he meant me??? Highly offensive.
    1 point
  44. Agreed, it wouldn’t be possible to enforce unless you put in a shot clock, but you’re talking about a second or two of wiggle room. The best way would be to end the hockey game with hockey instead of a skills competition, but that’s not happening either.
    1 point
  45. Severson is now a +5 over the last 5 games. He needed that.
    1 point
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