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13 minutes ago, Kinkyisth3b3st said:

There’s no question. I had playoff hopes for this sh!tstorm of a season. This is the single most demoralizing season I have ever been a part of, and I can’t wait for it to end.

Last year I made some parallels, as far as the 1987-88 and 2017-88 Devils went. 

Unfortunately, some can also be made between the 1988-89 and 2018-19 Devils.  And for me the 1988-89 season was the most disappointing.  For how ever little it's worth, the 1989-90 team and those that immediately followed were at least competitive and did make the playoffs.  Right now I'll happily settle for legitimately competitive for 2019-20. 

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35 minutes ago, Devilsfan118 said:

I can't imagine Hall is putting any thought into the current roster and outcomes.

We're tanking. He knows it, the team knows it, and the fans know it.

"I hope so" to this entire post.

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10 hours ago, CommonDreads said:

I fell asleep on my couch when it was 6-4, did not expect to see 9-4 when I woke up in 20 minutes lol, yikers.

From the looks of it, just about every goal was blown coverage or just unexplainable gaffs (Tangradi, I'm looking at you mate). I'm just hoping some of our NHL talent can come back soon, seeing the likes of Blake Pietila in this lineup every night is just nauseating. I don't care if it helps with the tank, we're literally watching average AHL players every night right now, we can't even hang on hat on our youngsters like Nico and Bratt because even they're out.

After this season I never want to see Pietila again. Forget his abysmal play, even the way Cangi pronounces his name makes me annoyed.

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10 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Though I'm not usually a proponent of this, I think it's different when you're a good team that shouldn't be getting its collective ass kicked all over the ice...and this current Devils team is obviously not that.  When I look at the box score from last night and I see the names that suited up for the Devils, I can't ask that group to brawl for the sake of brawling...like SD alluded to, it's kinda miraculous that they were somehow leading after two periods...and like '7' alluded to, though that group is clearly trying its best, it's damned near to the point where icing that team is borderline offensive.  Hell, the one clown who was remotely capable of starting something (Gabriel) wasn't even playing, and even then, the last thing I'd need to see is Gabriel make an ass out of himself either slipping or getting pummeled...sometimes as a team, you can only take so many defeats.  Another issue that's fair to consider is the Devils simply don't have many bodies left...with their luck as of late, a player or two would probably get injured in a huge mega-brawl.  Save the fight for another day.

And today's NHL is just different now.  The Flyers were really the only team in recent years that I can recall still embracing the "Can't beat em, then beat em up" mantra, and I don't think they've done much of it at all.

Anyway, considering the turn of events, I'm not really angry about these losses and I don't really care about how ugly they get...as we often hear when a horrific event is reaching its end, "It will all be over soon"...definitely not soon enough, but soon.  

A couple of things I don't really want to see or hear for now:

1) Any comments about progress having made under Hynes or what a great teacher and coach Hynes is.  I'm not saying that these points don't have any element of truth to them.  I'm saying I don't want to hear that as the team is playing somewhere between just competitive enough to lose and so bad that it looks like they shouldn't have even bothered.  Save that talk for when the Devils don't look like a trainwreck running into a dumpster fire.

2) Maybe this one isn't a big deal, but after Mac gave up three quickies to start the third period, did Hynes really have to leave him in there?  Mac has been a rare bright spot as of late, and he's still a young rookie...I just don't think there's much to gain by leaving him in games like last night's.  Sure, the Devils are trying to build Cory back up too, so throwing him to the wolves last night wouldn't have necessarily been ideal either...I'm not saying these are easy waters to navigate.  But I think it wouldn't hurt to be a little more careful with Mac. 

Gabriel is a clown. I couldnt have said it any better. He's the kind of guy that picks a fight with a dude twice his size, gets his ass kicked, and then brags about how dangerous of a fighter he is after he's picking himself up off the floor. 

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I don't think Hall would want out so I'm not overly concerned.  But we didn't "choose to tank" nor was the plan too tank.  There was a serious mistake made assuming this team was going to improve without making any changes.  Last years playoff run was too good to be true almost a magical run.  This years team flat out blows and has for basically the entire season.  When this team is healthy they still blow to me that's the bottom line.  Our minor league teams have sucked for a decade plus, there's literally no track record to speak of of guys coming up through there and making a solid impact.  If the draft pics aren't home runs this team is going to be a bottom feeder for the foreseeable future.  Especially if the theory of no top FAs want to come here holds up.  The cups were great way back when but christ this sh!t is painful.

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We suck and have for some time now. I think if Hall wants his name on the cup it would have to be with another team other then this total mess. None of the goaltenders we have now could ever get us near a cup. I'd start there first.

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56 minutes ago, titans04 said:

I don't think Hall would want out so I'm not overly concerned. 

I’m feeling the exact opposite, I see no reason he would want to stay. Sorry guys, he is going to have a ton of options and the 8th year isn’t enough. 

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14 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

I’m feeling the exact opposite, I see no reason he would want to stay. Sorry guys, he is going to have a ton of options and the 8th year isn’t enough. 

fair enough.  If I was him I would have my bags packed already because I have no faith they have the ability to turn it round any time soon. I just get a different vibe from the guy that's all.

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Hall seems like a loyal guy. He never wanted to leave Edmonton and all indications are he likes Jersey. I think it could go either way. They are going to have to make a bit of a splash on the trade market or in free agency and if they do and pay up I think he'll stay.

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8 hours ago, Devilsfan118 said:

I can't imagine Hall is putting any thought into the current roster and outcomes.

We're tanking. He knows it, the team knows it, and the fans know it.

My comment was not about him being frustrated with his current team, but rather seeing his hometown team doing so well could be trouble when the time to make a decision comes. Too bad the Flames don’t suck right now. 

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1 hour ago, hit the post said:

We suck and have for some time now. I think if Hall wants his name on the cup it would have to be with another team other then this total mess. None of the goaltenders we have now could ever get us near a cup. I'd start there first.

How can you possibly say this? Blackwood has played extremely well with an absolute dumpster fire in front of him. 

He’s way too young to make such a statement one way or the other. 

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55 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

How can you possibly say this? Blackwood has played extremely well with an absolute dumpster fire in front of him. 

He’s way too young to make such a statement one way or the other. 

Right he's to young and they need a veteran in net,one that can stop the puck now and then. Blackwood is fine as a back up but not the #1.

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2 minutes ago, hit the post said:

Right he's to young and they need a veteran in net,one that can stop the puck now and then. Blackwood is fine as a back up but not the #1.

Completely disagree. He looks like a #1 to me. 

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1 minute ago, Nicomo said:

Completely disagree. He looks like a #1 to me. 

I'm spoiled by being a STH from 92-04...….I saw what great hockey is and this sh!t show isn't anywhere near it. If Blackwood could ever be another Marty that would be great...But doubtful.

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1 minute ago, hit the post said:

I'm spoiled by being a STH from 92-04...….I saw what great hockey is and this sh!t show isn't anywhere near it. If Blackwood could ever be another Marty that would be great...But doubtful.

Kind of a high bar, no? lol

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Just now, Nicomo said:

Kind of a high bar, no? lol

Why settle ? :)....you see where that's gotten them. I'd love to be wrong but this mess isn't turning around for a very long time.

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8 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Completely disagree. He looks like a #1 to me. 

Yeah. If he’s coming out of the ECHL last year, and out of the AHL this year, sand performing how he is with zero support, he’s #1 material. He’s not leading us to a Stanley Cup next year, but in the future, who knows?

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