Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Colorado Rockies 1976

GDT: Finally Back Home, Penguins @ Devils, 7:00 pm

Recommended Posts

34 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

Kink FTW. 

 

Straight 🔥

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Zacha hate is getting out of control lately. I thought he had a fine game yesterday, and was pretty involved on offense, despite not recording a goal or assist. He seems to be the fanbase's new Zajac. I think his defensive game is being overlooked. Let's remember that this is the first game in a week that we didn't get blown out.

On the Zacha line, I thought MoJo was least impressive. In addition to playing carelessly and at times seeming uninterested, he doesn't seem to be choosing the right plays to make in the offensive zone. Although Wood hasn't been great lately either, I wouldn't mind having Hynes put him in MoJo's place for a couple of games to see how he does. Wood and Zacha have done well together in the past, and I think Bratt could elevate both players' game.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, nessus said:

The Zacha hate is getting out of control lately. I thought he had a fine game yesterday, and was pretty involved on offense, despite not recording a goal or assist. He seems to be the fanbase's new Zajac. I think his defensive game is being overlooked. Let's remember that this is the first game in a week that we didn't get blown out.

On the Zacha line, I thought MoJo was least impressive. In addition to playing carelessly and at times seeming uninterested, he doesn't seem to be choosing the right plays to make in the offensive zone. Although Wood hasn't been great lately either, I wouldn't mind having Hynes put him in MoJo's place for a couple of games to see how he does. Wood and Zacha have done well together in the past, and I think Bratt could elevate both players' game.

I actually haven't seen much animosity towards Zacha since the last game - then again, I don't check FB or /r/Devils very often.

He looked okay, I thought.  Not going to kill him for efforts like that.

That said, still must see some production soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zajac's worst full season he had 25 points.  Zacha's best full season so far he has had 25 points.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, DevsMan84 said:

Zajac's worst full season he had 25 points.  Zacha's best full season so far he has had 25 points.

Travis Zajac broke into the league in his age 22/23 season. 

Pavel Zacha is in his age 21/22 season.

are you blaming Zacha for playing in the NHL a few years before he was ready? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Kinkyisth3b3st said:

Travis Zajac broke into the league in his age 22/23 season. 

Pavel Zacha is in his age 21/22 season.

are you blaming Zacha for playing in the NHL a few years before he was ready? 

No, but the age excuse is going to get more and more stale with each passing year.

It is his 3rd full season as a pro.  He has over 150 NHL games under his belt.  He is not a rookie and is not green.  The excuses have to stop and he needs to finally put up or shut up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, DevsMan84 said:

No, but the age excuse is going to get more and more stale with each passing year.

It is his 3rd full season as a pro.  He has over 150 NHL games under his belt.  He is not a rookie and is not green.  The excuses have to stop and he needs to finally put up or shut up.

The age excuse shouldn’t get stale when he’s still so young and a large portion of his game is being big and physical. 

At what age did you give up on Larsson? Asking for a friend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Kinkyisth3b3st said:

Travis Zajac broke into the league in his age 22/23 season. 

Pavel Zacha is in his age 21/22 season.

are you blaming Zacha for playing in the NHL a few years before he was ready? 

Well Zacha should have thought of that before he got drafted 6th overall and specifically told the Devils to draft him instead of Barzal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Kinkyisth3b3st said:

The age excuse shouldn’t get stale when he’s still so young and a large portion of his game is being big and physical. 

At what age did you give up on Larsson? Asking for a friend.

Larsson was looked at to defend, which is what he did fairly well.

Zacha wasn't chosen at 6 overall with the idea of him being a PK specialist.  Also, players chosen in the same draft are the same age and they are producing and they do not have to resort to the age excuse.  Are we going to use the age excuse year after year?  Are we going to get a 3rd training camp where Zacha will come in saying how much he improved and trained in the offseason and then show zip improvement?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

Well Zacha should have thought of that before he got drafted 6th overall and specifically told the Devils to draft him instead of Barzal

This is strawman.  We know Zacha didn't choose his draft spot.  Whether he was 6th or 16th he would still be considered disappointing and the age excuse is evaporating.

I remember the age excuse being thrown around plenty on this forum with JJ and other busts in the past.  This board is full of every excuse in the book.

I want Zacha to prove me wrong, but he isn't exactly doing it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

Well Zacha should have thought of that before he got drafted 6th overall and specifically told the Devils to draft him instead of Barzal

Lmfao this is the dumbest comment I’ve ever read and I’m surprised because you’re one of the smartest people on the forum. 

What was he supposed to do? “Nah I might not be physically ready yet and oh man there’s this kid who’s lighting it up, you should take him instead”.

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, DevsMan84 said:

This is strawman.  We know Zacha didn't choose his draft spot.  Whether he was 6th or 16th he would still be considered disappointing and the age excuse is evaporating.

I remember the age excuse being thrown around plenty on this forum with JJ and other busts in the past.  This board is full of every excuse in the book.

I want Zacha to prove me wrong, but he isn't exactly doing it.

You say this board is full of every excuse in the world. I say that 80% of this board was ready to trade 21-year-old Larsson for, quoting, “a bag of pucks”. Maybe not you, specifically, but you and I both know that the consensus (by a wide margin) was that Larsson was a total bust. 

And then he grew his game into a solid defenseman that we traded for the face of the fvcking franchise. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Kinkyisth3b3st said:

Lmfao this is the dumbest comment I’ve ever read and I’m surprised because you’re one of the smartest people on the forum. 

What was he supposed to do? “Nah I might not be physically ready yet and oh man there’s this kid who’s lighting it up, you should take him instead”.

Why you no like-ah the sarcasm??

😢

Edited by Devil Dan 56
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Kinkyisth3b3st said:

You say this board is full of every excuse in the world. I say that 80% of this board was ready to trade 21-year-old Larsson for, quoting, “a bag of pucks”. Maybe not you, specifically, but you and I both know that the consensus (by a wide margin) was that Larsson was a total bust. 

And then he grew his game into a solid defenseman that we traded for the face of the fvcking franchise. 

Well the other half of the equation you are missing is how fvcking dumb Chia is.  Yeah it was need for need so it wasn't quite the beating them by a country mile sort of victory, but it was very clear we got the better player from the get-go.

Is there any GM out there willing to take on Zacha even if he grows into at least a serviceable player for a player of Hall's caliber?  I'm not sure.  The Hall for Larsson trade might be once in a blue moon fleece-jobs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

My friend. You no like-ah the sarcasm?? 

 

 

My sarcasm detector is usually much better. Seems like DM84 was also bamboozled

1 minute ago, DevsMan84 said:

Well the other half of the equation you are missing is how fvcking dumb Chia is.  Yeah it was need for need so it wasn't quite the beating them by a country mile sort of victory, but it was very clear we got the better player from the get-go.

Is there any GM out there willing to take on Zacha even if he grows into at least a serviceable player for a player of Hall's caliber?  I'm not sure.  The Hall for Larsson trade might be once in a blue moon fleece-jobs.

No, I don’t think we’ll see a fleece like that ever again. But I try to remember the same names who want Zacha traded or cut at his lowest possible value said the same thing about Larsson.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Kinkyisth3b3st said:

My sarcasm detector is usually much better. Seems like DM84 was also bamboozled

I rarely know what's going on anymore.  I just keep staring outside right now to see if there is enough snow falling where I can go home early and not get the riot act from my boss.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.