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  1. Season’s over. Devils had every chance to pull closer, but pretty much impossible to pull that off when you go 8-11-1 over your last 20. Starting this GDT mostly because someone had to. I’m as disappointed and beaten down as anyone else here. Not going to pretend that a win today matters one bit, because the heater that the Devils need to force their way into a playoff spot is never coming. 22 more games for Luke and Nemec (and Bahl) to gain more experience and come in next year that much less raw. 22 more games for Jack to stay healthy (even if not fully) and rack up some points. If nothing else, watching Jack do Jack things is always fun. With each game played, that’s one game closer to putting this incredibly disappointing season behind us. That can’t come soon enough. No L G M F D from me. My enthusiasm is gone.
    6 points
  2. Biggest thing they could do now is get rid of lindy. They definitely need a new goalie, but with lindy out the team improves much faster. Even if it's Green. Fitz screwed this year over royally.
    4 points
  3. 22 games left, meaning: - Smith will play 21, 19 of which stapled to Hughes side, and being a combined minus 18 over that span with 18 PIMs - Holtz, if not traded in the massive overpayment Fitz is about to do for Markstrom, will get 100 minutes combined but still net 7 goals playing with the talent equivalent of our equipment manager and Rich Chere as linemates. At exit interviews, Ruff will say “I thought he came into his own this season, but he never really showed us consistency on offense. He needed to grow where he’s planted, maybe next year. Why yes, I do hate those little meatballs from IKEA, why you ask?” - Timo will continue to get a shift here or there on his natural right side. He’ll score or produce exactly how we wanted him to, Ruff, “he’s another guy who needs to be more adaptive and work on that this offseason. He doesn’t play the Lindy…. I mean the Devil way. Once he does, he’ll be a really good player for us.” - Toffoli will get a 3x5 deal from Fitz, shortly after the Markstrom trade. He’ll score about a dozen more goals before the end of the year, two more hat tricks, but then his skates suddenly turn into literal concrete for the Foxwoods Final Five games. The board loses their collective minds. thats all I have for now. i’d say don’t get embarrassed today, but it’s the Devils that are lead by Lindy Ruff. yep.
    4 points
  4. I just came in here to say that Flyers, Lightning, and Islanders all win tonight. fvck you Devils. Gutless losers who don't play hard enough and make way too many mistakes. Yeah, I'm calling the entire fvcking team out. Dreadfully underwhelming season. Oh, you don't like that? Think it's unfair? Try winning more than two or three games in a row once or twice.
    4 points
  5. I want to say you're wrong about Ruff but I'm not that confident about the Devils pulling the trigger. With a new coach, things can turn around rather quickly.
    3 points
  6. We need to underline the defending with Benny Hill music
    3 points
  7. This. Ruff is running Daws into the ground. Not saying Schmid would make a difference but at least let Daws have a break. Pretty sure he’s never played this many games in a row in his life
    3 points
  8. How many times is it not the coaches fault, but the coach gets canned to make the change because you gotta do something and it creates results. It's part of the job. The fact they held pat on lindy is fvcked. It wouldn't have fixed the goalie issues but the team might have woken up. The season before last the team played great but couldn't get a save and went through like 7 goalies. You could see the team was there, they were good, they just couldn't get a save. This season they do not look like that team from 2 seasons ago. That team with Andrew Hammond in net could probably wax the floor with these guys. Long post to say, yea I agree.
    3 points
  9. Nice day here in FL too. I'm going out on a boat with some friends. Probably won't have much cell service to stream the game. I usually love when games are on National TV like this one on TNT because I don't get too many opportunities like that, but I'm not really upset about missing it.
    3 points
  10. I must be the only person who doesn't want Markstrom. He seems like a win now goalie move and the Devils aren't close to winning now. They are not a goalie away from winning anything yet. While last season was a blessing for long suffering fans, they were handled by CAR in the playoffs and this season is what it is. I think this team is better than their record indicates but not Stanley Cup contending better, even with Markstrom and a different coach (maybe Berube can be a Burns type influence). Next season is Markstrom's 34/35 year old season. He would absolutely make the Devils better but I don't think it's enough to contend and I don't really want to give up any decent assets for him knowing we probably have a lottery pick this year. If we need to give up assets for a goalie I'd rather do it for a youngerish goalie who can grow with this team. I don't know who that would be as I'm not a GM. But I don't think Markstom's the answer.
    3 points
  11. Sad part is, if this dopey organization 86’s Lindy, they might actually go on that run we think they are capable of and secure a playoff spot. But no, we gotta sit here status quo. Pure insanity. It’s not all Lindy’s fault, but to not take any action is downright criminal.
    3 points
  12. Turning into a gorgeous day in Jersey today, I'm going out. First game I've intentionally skipped all year.
    3 points
  13. But hey, Daws+Holtz+Casey+First for Markstrom is just days away, price went up especially since they just freakin past us in the overall standings. He is Swedish though, so naturally once acquired, Ruff will use VV every game cause “he’s ready to get back in there and prove he can be our #1 goalie.”
    3 points
  14. The Devils were already toast…now they’re just burnt toast. Now it’s about the deadline and offseason, which are apparently the only times Fitz sees fit to make moves. Amazing how quickly his stock has fallen in our eyes, but he brought much of that on himself. He can earn back our trust, but it’s going to take a hell of an offseason for that to happen…not to mention MUCH more of an actual presence in seasons to come.
    3 points
  15. Don't worry, Ruff and Rogalski will be back at it next year with a healthy roster. No more excuses 😂
    3 points
  16. Attendance has been fantastic all season. It's the one thing that hasn't been a fvck up this season.
    2 points
  17. Jack nodding his head. 5 fvcking guys on the ice with goalie pulled. This fvcking team man wake the fvck up. Lindy you brain dead piece of sh!t stay in La we don’t want to see you around this team any longer
    2 points
  18. 2 points
  19. For the 556th time: YOUR MOVE FITZ.
    2 points
  20. Let the fire everyone chants rain down on Tuesday
    2 points
  21. Toffoli with a the worst cross ice pass in history. Unbelievable.
    2 points
  22. Every mistake ends up in the net and most of their mistakes are like a 7+ on a 1-10 danger scale.
    2 points
  23. Wow Timo scores 15 seconds in. They actually scored first
    2 points
  24. It won’t be VV/Schmid/Daws, of that I’m reasonably certain, no matter what. But I do believe Fitz will retain Lindy and use all the stupid excuses that the rest of us know are bullsh!t as his justification for doing so. I think that the news that dropped yesterday about Markstrom being Fitz’s #1 target and him being willing to wait until summer to get him sets it up for him to excuse away this season as ‘bad luck’ and for him to keep Lindy on to start next season.
    2 points
  25. I had confidence, even if it was overly inflated by hope and misguided optimism, going into Friday. Things broke their way almost perfectly: everyone ahead lost opening the door wide open for the chance to step up, snatch control of their destiny and be back in the driver seat. then the came out and laid a Taco Bell after a night of heavy drinking level loose stool of an effort, got absolutely embarrassed by a rookie goalie and then Jack’s shot attempt sealed it: confusion, too many what ifs in a single effort. kids have their final track meet today, I’m turning off notifications. I don’t want to know what’s happening live, I’ll be too angry in between races. yep, the 2023-2024 Devils have broke me on the season.
    2 points
  26. After last night's results I think we are done. 8 points out of any wildcard, 7 off the last divisional spot. Sell what you can. Hope you get a decent draft pick, and use that as a trade peice to get some immediate help in the summer.
    2 points
  27. Mercer plus our first-rounder for Markstrom. Then Markstrom gets coached by Dave Rogalski (because he's not getting fired as long as Marty is here), his play falls off a cliff, and it's back to the drawing board.
    2 points
  28. I see what Fitz is up to. He makes Markstrom the #1 target and puts it out there that he’ll wait until the offseason if necessary to acquire him. This gives him the excuse to punt on the season. But more importantly, it gives him an excuse to not only not fire Lindy, but to retain him next season. ‘Guys, I couldn’t get my goalie. I had to wait. We had a lot of injuries (even though we’ve had just about a full lineup for over a month and still can’t string more than a win or two together at a time consecutively). Lindy deserves a chance with the new goalie!’ This is what I believe we are being set up for. I really hope I’m wrong.
    2 points
  29. Fitz already planting excuses in the media for doing nothing (or adding one of the lousy expiring G this week — Kahkonen incoming?) Further to my earlier post, if he punts a stable solution to the summer, and thereby ends up paying more, he should be summarily dismissed. Markstrom totally kicking ass against PITT tonite btw despite being under heavy fire.
    2 points
  30. Hey now......Can't you hear the fat lady singing......This team This year has been a major embarrassment from the coach to the underachieving player.....Total sh!t show. Not much to look forward to either....We are so far from seeing a cup win.....Could take years. We suck and if you disagree then you haven't watched this disaster of a team enough. We had such hope even thought we new our goaltending was iffy. Another year pissed away.
    1 point
  31. It's been a lot of fun in the regard. The biggest issue is they really sh!t the bed right before the renewal deadline and I'm sure the 9% increase really didn't help either. Would love to see what the actual renewal numbers are. They should have created more good faith with the fan base and done a playoff guarantee renewal where tickets only go up if we actually made it.
    1 point
  32. I was joking. Hell, I myself have been to pretty much every one.
    1 point
  33. This has become down right embarrassing, everyone has quit and given up. Now, at this point I literally do not understand how this coach still has a job, I could stick my head in the fvcking sand after this.
    1 point
  34. I don’t eve care if you are pulling our legs (evidence says odds are you are not), it’s something to think about other than this abomination, and you’ve been more accurate than Eklund or the Fraud Period (Pagnotta) cheers
    1 point
  35. All I know is that they are also looking at D. I have nothing on Lindy. My suspicion is that that’s because Fitz keeps that to himself. But just a guess.
    1 point
  36. That’s exactly why it was malpractice heading into this season with these goalies. It was as clear as day that their D was going to take a step back. But everyone got bamboozled by four months of acceptable play by VV in front of a defense that wasn’t going to be around anymore. Truly mind-boggling.
    1 point
  37. It won't matter if Markstrom is in net. Behind this defense of Siegenthaler, Marino, Bahl, Smith, Nemec, and Luke, he will still get smoked. I wish they'd move Siegenthaler honestly. I don't care if he's cheap.
    1 point
  38. This year’s Devils have definitely not done much to give these guys any consistent chance to succeed. Not to say that the goalies are blameless of course.
    1 point
  39. Lindy obviously responsible for Daws’ piss poor blocker today. Chico: “That was a stoppable goal. Have to have that one.”
    1 point
  40. - Holtz has grown but Lindy can't stand him. Everyone here has had a boss who micromanaged us for one reason or another, most of it not making sense, and we had to get out of there or change jobs. That's where Holtz is at with Ruff. - Ruff is not effective as a coach beyond year 2 of any contract. He should have been gone already but Jack saved his job with last year's performance and now it's anyone's guess. Does Fitz stick with Ruff and hand him Markstrom? I think so.
    1 point
  41. I wonder if Ruff even wanted him on the team. Maybe Fitz signed him just to temporarily shut up the fans and sports pundits calling the team soft.
    1 point
  42. only to be scratched so Smith can double shift as a sh!tty defender and an anchor forward "he hasn't had a practice yet, so we need to ease him in." - Ruff, following the same logic that we've used so far with the must-have defender, Nick DeSimone
    1 point
  43. Markstrom steals another game. Devs would be in a PO spot if Fitz had pulled the trigger already.
    1 point
  44. He cleared the player's assistance program. I am not so sure. He has been on a massive decline.
    1 point
  45. 1 point
  46. If someone beat me to this joke so be it but he's automatically the best Kurtis ever on this team(Gabriel and Foster) lol
    1 point
  47. 1 point
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