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NewarkDevil5 last won the day on November 19 2013

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  1. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    Y'know everyone's figuring out stats on how skaters drive the play or not. I wonder if similar stats might apply to goalies due to puckhandling abilities and other intangibles that don't necessarily make it to the stat lines.
  2. Buckle Up

    Time for my not so regular popping in. Been on here since it was Network54 with redruM as the main man before DM was gracious enough to grant us this beautiful space. Definitely is nice to watch hockey games where the team you're rooting for can actually complete a pass and can skate faster than a sloth on quaaludes. This is a team that really in many ways is so unlike any that we've seen wearing the red and black and for all the tropes I've learned to repeat that defense wins championship, offense is really fun to watch.
  3. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    Put in a claim for him. The more the merrier in our goaltending pool party.
  4. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    That would be a valid point to make if we didn't go on to trade said defenseman for a forward.
  5. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    He's someone I wanted us to draft rather than Larsson. Although, if we had done so we wouldn't have Hall today, so.......
  6. Half Season Discussion

    I agree with the overall sentiment of being very happy with how the season has gone and how things seem to be progressing, but I would also like to remind people that defensemen and power forwards are two positions that take the longest to develop. Guys like Butcher, Santini and Zacha will need to be given time to have lousy stretches. I remember when people were completely and totally certain that Andy Greene had no future in the NHL among other examples. We used to be fortunate for a long time to have a defense corps where you could add rookies and not worry about it because they'd likely be playing with a future HOF-er. That isn't the case anymore and hasn't been in ages. Greene appears to be hitting a wall, Severson and Moore are skilled but very flawed defensemen, and Vatanen is still adjusting. Lovejoy, for all the hate from last year has actually quietly been doing quite well. Butcher has been a godsend offensively and while he's had some hiccups defensively, we need to remind ourselves that last year he was playing college hockey. Santini has been paired for a good chunk of the year with Greene which hasn't seemed to be good for anyone's game lately. This defense isn't perfect, but it's going the right direction.
  7. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    Most saves by a goaltender career: Martin Brodeur,28,928 Most saves by a goaltender playoffs career: Patrick Roy, 6,561 Most saves by a goaltender, including playoffs career: Martin Brodeur, 33,758 Rangers fans can start bragging when Lundqvist breaks any one of those records.
  8. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    The original Ottawa Senators relocated to St Louis and then eventually went defunct due to the Great Depression. The Montreal Maroons just plain went defunct. Those are the only 2 and they both happened a lifetime ago.
  9. Palmieri out 4-6 weeks w/ broken foot

    In order for key players to get injured there must be players that were key to something. In the last couple of seasons there weren't really any players that could be construed as key to anything because there was nothing to be key to.
  10. GDT: Devils at Vancouver, 11/1/17, 10pm (too damn late)

    Schneider heating up is a good sign. Same with Hall. Good to see Mueller have a good game as well. On the flip side of things, I'm seeing them overcomplicating and hesitating on some simple plays in their defensive zone that are causing them to stay penned in to their own zone. This hasn't bitten them as often as it could and that won't hold up if they don't fix it. While I understand wanting to be creative and less predictable to other teams forechecks, they need to be a lot crisper and confident with their movements on their defensive side of the ice. That isn't just the defensemen, it's the forwards and Cory as well.
  11. GDT: Devils at Vancouver, 11/1/17, 10pm (too damn late)

    Marty was notoriously a slow starter. Devils tended to snooze through October, start waking up in November, and hit a roll after Thanksgiving. It almost felt like Lou designed their schedules that way.
  12. I remember Ahonen being dubbed our goalie of the future because Lou was getting tired of waiting for Damphousse to develop. Funny thing is there was a goalie during that draft period that the Devils picked that wound up getting NHL playing time, but it wasn't either of the ones penciled in as future starters, it was Scott Clemmensen. Conte's eye for goalies kinda went a bit haywire for a long while after Dunham.
  13. GDT: Devils @ Toronto 7:30 PM

    Melrose still gets paid to do a job that he doesn't bother to to any real research for.
  14. Only 6 years between posts lol

    That's where I was at last year too. I'd try to watch and wind up spending more time finding other things to do. This year it's gotten to be more like it used to be, getting more excited and intensely interested as the game goes along.
  15. Zajac... OUT 4-6 Months

    Pardon my ignorance, but can't Marcus Johansson play center as well?