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The New Jersey Devils 2021-22 Regular Season Thread


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1 minute ago, jagknife said:

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Maybe they should have handed him a puck so he's used to catching one. What the fvck is a hockey player going to do with a ball?

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1 minute ago, jagknife said:

Well we know he isn’t catching it so does it really matter?

Not if you are handing him a ball. Maybe try a puck. Or a bigger glove. Hand him the ball? Its the wrong sport and its triggering my OCD. 

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Just now, mfitz804 said:

Not if you are handing him a ball. Maybe try a puck. Or a bigger glove. Hand him the ball? Its the wrong sport and its triggering my OCD. 

Maybe they were worried saying “handing him the net on a silver platter” would trigger flashbacks to the Caps game?

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Lindy, you are an old guy, what’s about extra free weekend?

Even Sisyphus wouldn't entrust his work to Blackwood. I wanna cheer for Black Mac, but he absolutely deserve to watch how Schmid play, how gullies play, even freakin Brady, who is good in university, deserve more. Can we call Malek from Czech? Dubnyk is without a job. He was bad, but we have worser starter.

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4 minutes ago, Guadana said:

Lindy, you are an old guy, what’s about extra free weekend?

Even Sisyphus wouldn't entrust his work to Blackwood. I wanna cheer for Black Mac, but he absolutely deserve to watch how Schmid play, how gullies play, even freakin Brady, who is good in university, deserve more. Can we call Malek from Czech? Dubnyk is without a job. He was bad, but we have worser starter.

It’s 2022, you can’t just call a guy Black Mac. 

At least not without angering @MB3’s wife. 

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2 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

It’s 2022, you can’t just call a guy Black Mac. 

At least not without angering @MB3’s wife. 

There is a field for bad jokes. Like “mb3’s was never angering at me” but I will not do it. He is great dude.

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6 minutes ago, Guadana said:

There is a field for bad jokes. Like “mb3’s was never angering at me” but I will not do it. He is great dude.

I think “He is great dude” should be his signature. 

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6 minutes ago, Guadana said:

There is a field for bad jokes. Like “mb3’s was never angering at me” but I will not do it. He is great dude.

get this slander out of here

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Just now, CarpathianForest said:

Nah. He's done, Son

Maybe by handing him a ball, they were suggesting a career change to a different sport. 

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Still not ready to give up on Big Mac. I think the coaching staff have alluded to the fact he is playing injured. If you are not 100% comfortable it impedes your concentration. 

He can be incredible when he is on. He just needs to find that consistency. 

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38 minutes ago, Chimaira_Devil_#9 said:

Still not ready to give up on Big Mac. I think the coaching staff have alluded to the fact he is playing injured. If you are not 100% comfortable it impedes your concentration. 

He can be incredible when he is on. He just needs to find that consistency. 

I agree. Too young and inexperienced and in too sh!tty a situation to evaluate. Remember, this is a guy who was in the ECHL not long ago. 

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59 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Maybe by handing him a ball, they were suggesting a career change to a different sport. 

Why not basketball?  He’s quite familiar with rebounds.

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1 hour ago, mfitz804 said:

I agree. Too young and inexperienced and in too sh!tty a situation to evaluate. Remember, this is a guy who was in the ECHL not long ago. 

Eh, that’s been 4 years ago now. And it was only a cup of coffee (5 games). He played 36 games in the AHL the year before (2016-17). He’s 25 years old at this point, and has been in the system for a lot longer than some may realize.

But I get it, context (age, teammates, coaching, etc) actually matter when it’s a goalie. ;)

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I don’t want to give up on Blackwood yet either but he’s gotta develop some consistency. He’s frustrating as hell at times, but he’s been thrown to the wolves a lot in his short career and his veteran 1B is gone once again. Would have been nice to have him behind a non-injured Schneider for a couple of years and ease him into the NHL but oh well. 

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32 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

I don’t want to give up on Blackwood yet either but he’s gotta develop some consistency. He’s frustrating as hell at times, but he’s been thrown to the wolves a lot in his short career and his veteran 1B is gone once again. Would have been nice to have him behind a non-injured Schneider for a couple of years and ease him into the NHL but oh well. 

I do think his numbers will improve from where they currently are, but I see him being more of an inconsistent .910 save% kind of goalie.  Hard to win with a guy like that as your #1.

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Nico says he's good to go.

Feels like the Devils got a HUGE break here...we'll see if Nico's compromised, or close to full strength.

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