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  1. Excellent, I never thought we had a chance to make the playoffs with Blackwood as our #1 goalie. Then Fitz got Vanecek as hopefully a 1a 1b goalie combo but realized that it would probably be 1 and 2 with Blackwood as 1. Out of the woods Vanecek has carried this team, although significantly improved itself, to not only be a playoff contender but a strong playoff team fighting for a spot in the finals. Never would we have been in this position, IMO, with Blackwood. Let's Go Devils
  2. Imagine how lucky we are as NJ Devils fans that Fitz was able to sign VV as the backup goalie only to have VV become the #1 Starter and have an outstanding season to date and be there for an improved NJ Devils team.
  3. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays May you all have a Very Healthy and Happy New Year. May the Devils continue to have a better season than last. Go Health Go Devils
  4. I could use some help. I was hospitalized and at a rehab for 26 days. During that time I only kept track of the scores. Devils are doing great. So here is where I need help getting caught up with goaltending. We have two goalies doing well. So what is the deal with Blackwood? Is he ready to come back? Will he be in the rotation? Will Schmid be sent down? Maybe the Devils haven't made a decision regarding Blackwood. Thanks for catching me up on this subject.
  5. Yes, he was hurt during some of those games. Did you remove the games he was hurt in to see the effect it had on his numbers? I bet you didn't because it was inconvenient. My position remains he is a terrible starting goalie. I hope he wins every game along with Vitek.
  6. Some were praising him as the Devil's goalie.
  7. Sorry for thinking that Mackenzie Blackwood is a terrible goalie. He has played in 135 games in his career and has won 58. In those 135 games he has allowed almost 3 goals per game. I think that is what GAA 2.93 means. For the 135 games he had a Save % of .907, not very good for a #1 NHL Goalie. Now this season he has played in 5 games, won 3 and lost 2 and his GAA has improved to 2.81 and he has a Save % of .871 for those 5 games. Sorry, these are the stats for our #1 goalie. I have never had any luck making chicken salad out of chicken sh!t. Later
  8. I did so after someone put a halo over Mackenzie after 5 games 3-2.
  9. WOW, 3-2 and some are ready to crown Mackenzie Blackwood. Good win today by the Devils and Mackenzie. The Devils are 12th Overall, 9th in the Conference, 6th in the Division, and NOT in the Wild Card just in case. I realize it is the excitement of a winning season to date.
  10. It is going to be a long season with Blackwood in goal. Blackwood has shown that he is a terrible goalie. Vitek must show more than what he did in his first game. Fitz was stuck with Blackwood and had one year left of his contract. Fitz hoped for improvement from Blackwood; after all, it is a contract year for him with another team. So acquiring Vitek would give support. That is not the case so far. Come on, Vitek, get yourself together. Go Devils
  11. Did he watch the same game? Blackwood was his usual awful. Only this year left on his contract.
  12. We still have Blackwood as goaltender. Fitz has done a good job with the defense this offseason. I am not convinced the offense is a playoff contender. More to come? C'mon Fitz
  13. I agree with your post but I hate taking the chance that Blackwood can get the job done. He is a big risk if your goal is to be a playoff contender. If your goal is a repeater or habit, then no problem with the Blackwood risk. Just my opinion after watching his performance.
  14. I don't care why Washington traded Vanecek. What matters to me is that the Devils get two goaltenders that will allow the team to contend for the playoffs. So Fitz acquiring Vanecek for very little is great. I am still uncomfortable with Blackwood. He needs to get his heel fixed, and whatever is going on inside his head between his ears. He has a year to go on his contract. Based on his performance the last few years, I don't see the Devils offering him the contract he expects as a FA next season. I don't trust his play, and I don't want to go another season as a non playoff contender. I would hope that Fitz continues looking for another goalie. Cam Talbot may be upset with his new arrangement with Fleury; he thinks he should be a starter. Since he is 35, maybe Fitz might start considering a 2 yr contract for Talbot should he ask out from the Wild, just a thought. I am pleased to see that Fitz understands that the goaltending is essential, as is defense, two weak links of the Devils.
  15. Thanks for all the effort, it is greatly appreciated. Donation sent via Pay Pal
  16. I am about to push the button to send a donation. Thanks Brad for all the effort, it is appreciated.
  17. I was just going to post this.
  18. I think that Bernier is done, it is his hip, he is 34, he does have $4.5 M to fight for. Blackwood IMO has a chronic heel problem that could use some more rest; he was forced to play on it last season, probably when he should have been off it. Heels take time to get better, my experience, that's all. Sorry I haven't been following, how your puck/goalie project are coming along, how is that going? Have a nice day.
  19. I agree with you. I personally think they did collud for the best results for everyone. Ít was a ton of money. I just want two sound, fit, goalies for the Devils in the 2022/23 season. I am not counting on Blackwood or Bernier to be in the mix. .
  20. Please don't bring him up. Who got screwed?
  21. Throw up and use #2 for a Junior Goaltender? Or Package the #2 pick with the Owners and trade for another NHL team.
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