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  1. Keith Kinkaid Appreciation Thread.

    I don't think it's just a coincidence that Kinkaid has played well since Kinkaidisth3b3st Martyisth3b3st changed his avatar
  2. GDT: Montreal @ New Jersey 3/6/18 7PM

    Did anyone see what happened to Zacha last night? I wouldn't be surprised if he has had a nagging injury that was aggravated. He has looked a bit off for the last few games.
  3. GDT: Montreal @ New Jersey 3/6/18 7PM

    It appears that the lines tonight are: Hall-Hischier-Bratt Grabner-Zacha-Palmieri Maroon-Zajac-Noesen Wood-Boyle-Coleman (from: http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2018/03/devils_lines_pairings_vs_canadiens_3618.html) If they're going to take Palmieri off the top line, I would really like to see Wood-Zacha-Palmieri again. I'm glad that they separated Grabner from Maroon and Zajac because that line was just getting nothing done. I do find it odd that Wood is going to be on the fourth line, after playing relatively well. Meanwhile Grabner, who has yet to show much, is moving up. I guess it's still experiment time for him. At least Hayes and Stafford are where they belong. I think it's about time for Mueller to get another game, but we'll have to wait on that.
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  5. GDT - Devils vs Wild 2/22/18

    It seems to be far too often that we face a backup goalie that puts on an excellent performance. Maybe it's largely on the Devils, maybe I just don't notice the poor performances from backups we face, or maybe we expect backups to suck because ours haven't been good, when in reality they often aren't so bad.
  6. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    If Taylor Hall had only played in the 18 games of 2018 so far this season, he would have 26 points. He would still be tied for 4th in scoring on this team. Unbelievable.
  7. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    I don't know how Nico has improved his shot so much in such a short amount of time. Just a couple of months ago, it seemed that he couldn't bury his chances due to a weak/inaccurate shot. This is now the third game in a row that he's sniped a really slick goal. I don't know where to look anymore to find a weakness in his game. Maybe he doesn't have NHL-level strength yet, but that's on its way anyway.
  8. GDT: Devils @ Tampa 7:00 PM

    There's nothing quite like a violent MadDog GDT. They're what I look forward to these days. LGD!
  9. GDT: Carolina @ Devils 7:00 PM

    I'm by no means what someone would call a "stats guy", but if you can accept the fact that stats are not perfect, then maybe you won't hate them so much. I understand that they are flawed in the sense that all shot attempts are considered equal, when in fact they are not all equal. An Ovechkin shot from the slot gives you a better chance of scoring than an Andy Greene shot from the point. But how often in an NHL game, do you have a team outshot 45-30, where the majority of those 45 shots were soft shots that hit the goalie's chest? I think the effect of this kind of thing is accounted for in a way, when you realize both teams have their share of these kinds of shots. If you agree that generally speaking, shots on goal are an indicator of play, there's no reason to hate so much on Corsi, Fenwick, etc. There of course are some exceptions. I heard that in the Toronto/Columbus game 2 night ago, the Jackets were just shooting at every chance they had, ended up with over double the shots that Toronto had. Then you've got Toronto with 2 lines of players with insane chemistry creating really dangerous scoring chances, and they end up winning 6-3. The key is to use these statistics as a tool over longer periods of time, and factor them into what you saw when watching the game, to help you decide how your team is performing. If they are consistently controlling play, dominating, playing above their opponents, but the numbers favor their opponents, then you don't have to put any value in those stats. Maybe your team plays every game like that Toronto/Columbus game. Maybe stats based on shot (attempt) differential are not indicative of team play in that case. I just don't think that this applies very often in the NHL. Also, to play devil's advocate, if you do enter the offensive zone, and dominate Harlem Globetrotter-style for 2 minutes straight, but the shot does not even hit the goalie, is it really any better than your typical Miles Wood zone entry and shot from 5 feet inside the blue line? Maybe the former is a better indicator of overall play during the game, but even if that is the case, wouldn't you also expect that to be reflected in the shot differential between the teams?
  10. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    Galchenyuk is the one that interests me the most. Lots of talent, but seems to have been handled poorly in Montreal for most of the time he has been there. That kind of move has Shero's name written all over it. He's young enough to be a long term core player too. The only problem is it seems that the timing is off because recently Galchenyuk has had a more prominent role with the Canadiens.
  11. GDT : Bruins @ Devils - 7:00 PM - MSG+2, NESN

    Every time I imagine something different happening in the Devils' recent past, whether it's Kovalchuk not retiring, drafting Barzal over Zacha, drafting McAvoy over McLeod, or in your case, trading Severson for Hall and keeping Larsson, I realize that it probably means we don't win the draft lottery, and have Cody Glass instead. Honestly, the current situation is the best of the bunch, in my opinion. Also, I don't know how on Earth Triumph makes these calls in passing that always seem to come true. On today's edition: "I wouldn't mind Moore coming out for Mueller" in Columbus GDT, earlier today. I never would have thought that would actually happen.
  12. GDT: Devils vs Jackets 7:00

    I've never been much of a fan of Kinkaid. Even when he had some good games in the past couple of years, I had been skeptical. But I'm almost feeling bad for him now. He's basically watching his career slip away with each passing game. Devils will most definitely be looking for a backup in the near future. Also, as frustrating as these losses are, the team is not actually this bad. Look at that game against the Penguins. The Devils dominated one of the hottest teams in the league. But then they go up against a struggling team, whether it's Buffalo or the current Jackets, and hardly even show up. I just don't understand how this seems to happen so frequently. That's what really gets me about this season.
  13. 2017-2018 Prospects Thread

    There are some interesting defense prospects in the system now, with both Sissons and Davies consistently putting up a ton of points this year. It's encouraging that Boqvist has had a pretty solid start in the SHL after being injured for the beginning of the season. He seems like someone who can be an impact player for us in a few years. I'll be looking out for McLeod through the rest of the season. He's got to prove he can absolutely dominate the OHL by now, so those points really should be going up.
  14. GDT: Penguins @ Devils 2/3/18 7:00PM

    I think Hynes will go with 12 F, 6 D again really soon. Part of it may have to do with getting Mueller acclimated again, but he's looking ready for regular minutes now. Lovejoy has got to be the guy coming out still, even though I don't think he's been the worst guy out there on D. It wouldn't make sense to bring Quenneville up if he's not going to get in one of these games soon. Really happy with Vatanen's game lately. I liked Vatanen from what I saw in Anaheim over the past few years, but he's far exceeded my expectations since the trade. He hasn't ever been much of a goal scorer, but if he uses his shot more on the PP, maybe he could be. On the defensive side, he has faced not only some great players, but great players on hot streaks, in recent games. He has consistently shut them down. What a trade Shero made. As much as I liked Henrique both on and off the ice, I really can't deny how much that trade has benefitted the team. Also a big fan of that second line. I think they'll be producing more goals soon. I thought Zacha had an awesome game. It seems that he's got a reputation of not being the smartest player, but rather someone who has made it this far due to physical tools. But last night, he really showed a bit more. He was anticipating plays really well, and seemed to have a really good awareness of where everyone on the ice was. There were a couple of plays in particular, where he had an opportunity to make a play to the net, but waited for a trailing player to join the rush for a better scoring chance. I thought those were some big time plays, which made me feel we have a really good player on our hands. Stripping the puck from Malkin, then making that no-look pass to Coleman for the shorthanded chance was really slick too.