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Everything posted by Jerrydevil

  1. Indeed. I liked the way the team played on Sunday night, besides the mistakes that Pittsburgh capitalized on. I DVR'd the game and was not fast forwarding through it, which is a usual thing lately. It was a fun game to watch, with the Devils playing with jump, providing puck support and even throwing some hits. This needs to become the norm, not the exception.
  2. If the Devils regularly played with the energy they played with last night, the team wouldn’t be swirling the drain. As infuriating as the mistakes are, the lackluster hockey is worse.
  3. I will watch this game out of morbid curiosity.
  4. You know why! It's because fans don't want to hear it. They see the bottom line -- losing -- and everything else is moot. I get what you're saying. It's the truth that McLeod's line played well. But if the past is a predictor, the next game the Devils will spring a leak in the fourth line and Jack's line will look good. Lindy cannot get the most out of role players and he cannot get his best players to play consistently. Sounds like a job for John Tortorella to me, if he still has the drive that made him a great head coach. This is a squad that needs some tough love.
  5. I’m putting 21 stripes on my paper bag.
  6. It’s hard to know what to say anymore. Hence the argument about the effectiveness of booing. Next up: Paper bag on head. Will management notice?
  7. He does! And he used to be a coach who got a lot out of teams that weren't exactly loaded with the league's best talent.
  8. Lindy Ruff has had an excellent coaching career, but I can't help but wonder if he's just not up for this anymore.
  9. I'd like someone to ask John Tortorella if he agrees with that statement, that the Devils gave it everything they had. I just didn't get that impression.
  10. Too many passengers. The Devils just don't play hard enough. It's not a good sign that you start hitting the other team only right after your best player gets decked late in the third period. That's a team that "doesn't know how to win."
  11. I don't like Larry Brooks but I'd roll out the red carpet for him to cover this team now. The Devils are so nonphysical that Cangy and Dano are talking about Vesey's hit on Whitecloud as some kind of seminal moment. These guys are enablers.
  12. Feeding the fans' rage, LOL. Erica has it off to a flying start. I wonder what Amanda Stein is thinking?
  13. They really showed some fire in the last 40 seconds.
  14. He lost a bit on that stiffy after the goal was waved off. He is an emotional roller coaster in this game.
  15. Kenny is really unbearable at this point. The man has no self-awareness with his effusive praise.
  16. If we get it to the shootout, we'll be golden.
  17. Kenny Daneyko is determined to lift this team up someway, somehow.
  18. We made a couple good defensive plays on that power play.
  19. We're gonna need Clark Gillies for that.
  20. He wouldn't be the first top pick to have a good not great career, which is where he seems to be headed. There have been so many NHL guys in this boat over the years. (They might not have been paid a $7 million salary, though.) The first guy that comes to my mind is Radek Bonk. There's a bunch of others though. David Legwand.
  21. I'd like a team that could play both styles.
  22. There's some dead weight there, there's a lot of guys not scoring, too many. Kuokkanen looks to be a fill-in guy, but I'm not quite ready to write off the other guys yet. McLeod is a frustrating player. There's a role for him in this league. He wins a ton of faceoffs, but he needs to do more to be a catalyst physically. I think he's capable but maybe he isn't ... or maybe the coach hasn't lit a fire under him? We are just dying for for a spark plug player to give us a lift every now and then. The team is lifeless. Then again it just may be that the terrible power play makes everything else seem darker than it is.
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