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PP & PK ranks in the NHL: 27th (13 & 71.9, respectively) 

Completely unacceptable for a team that has aspirations of being a bubble/playoff team.

One common denominator for each, but hey, obvious isn’t always obvious for some

Also, I swear to god, if Fitz is looking at being 3rd best for shots against and saying, “Nah, nASS is a good coach, he’s just unlucky” I’m gonna lose my sh!t

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4 minutes ago, jagknife said:

PP & PK ranks in the NHL: 27th (13 & 71.9, respectively) 

Completely unacceptable for a team that has aspirations of being a bubble/playoff team.

One common denominator for each, but hey, obvious isn’t always obvious for some

Also, I swear to god, if Fitz is looking at being 3rd best for shots against and saying, “Nah, nASS is a good coach, he’s just unlucky” I’m gonna lose my sh!t

As much as I wanted nASS and Recchi replaced, I can kinda-sorta understand (I guess) why Fitz and Ruff would give them both another season.

They’d better be gone after this season though.  Especially with one guy (we know which one) having loser ties to DBA.  

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54 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

As much as I wanted nASS and Recchi replaced, I can kinda-sorta understand (I guess) why Fitz and Ruff would give them both another season.

They’d better be gone after this season though.  Especially with one guy (we know which one) having loser ties to DBA.  

I think they will keep them, I have no idea why though. They have not fixed a single thing. There have been no signs of improvement. 

I am not jumping the gun yet, but this has all the signs of another wasted year. 

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1 minute ago, Chimaira_Devil_#9 said:

I think they will keep them, I have no idea why though. They have not fixed a single thing. There have been no signs of improvement. 

I am not jumping the gun yet, but this has all the signs of another wasted year. 

Couple guys get injured and you have Jimmy Vesey and Gauthier as everyday players. The guys that looked average last year are playing like sh!t. Hopefully something changes, but otherwise, you are exactly right. 

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I stayed up and watched most of the game last night.  Wish I hadn't.

Leah Hextall was brutal to listen to.  She sounded like an NPR host on a show about knitting.  Zero urgency in her voice and when she screamed for a goal it got really shrilly.  Not only that, but she kept messing up names, got info wrong about players (she claimed Ty Smith played in the AHL), and neither her nor Weekes realized for nearly an entire period that Hamilton was missing.  They were talking about Hamilton at times as if he was on the ice lol.

This was a game where your best players have to step up.  I am looking squarely at you Nico.

Coaching was iffy again this game.

Our best two players were yet again Mercer and Johnsson.  It's probably not a recipe for success when you have your $7M a year captain take a backseat to a 19 year old rookie playing in his 8th NHL game to lead the offense.

Sharangovich can fvck off at this point.  When his goal-less streak hits double digit games I think I may start a goal watch for him.

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Yeah we all pretty much knew that this team was going to have to get its share of health luck to have a chance.  And they’ve gotten next to none so far.

If those who are counted on to provide some offense continue not to provide any, gotta wonder if Holtz gets an earlier-than-expected call-up. I know there’s only so much that can be done when key players are missing games due to injury, but I’d rather not see the Devils just punt the season away either.

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1 hour ago, DevsMan84 said:

I stayed up and watched most of the game last night.  Wish I hadn't.

Leah Hextall was brutal to listen to.  She sounded like an NPR host on a show about knitting.  Zero urgency in her voice and when she screamed for a goal it got really shrilly.  Not only that, but she kept messing up names, got info wrong about players (she claimed Ty Smith played in the AHL), and neither her nor Weekes realized for nearly an entire period that Hamilton was missing.  They were talking about Hamilton at times as if he was on the ice lol.

This was a game where your best players have to step up.  I am looking squarely at you Nico.

Coaching was iffy again this game.

Our best two players were yet again Mercer and Johnsson.  It's probably not a recipe for success when you have your $7M a year captain take a backseat to a 19 year old rookie playing in his 8th NHL game to lead the offense.

Sharangovich can fvck off at this point.  When his goal-less streak hits double digit games I think I may start a goal watch for him.

The thing I find frustrating is that it looks like other than those you mentioned and those who weren't on the team last season that everyone has regressed. 

I am definitely more annoyed with this one then usual. Mainly because I woke up at 2am and decided to check in. I think I then sleept in a rage for the rest of the night. 

2 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

At least not in both arms. 

More important things to carry like a blunt and a non alcoholic beer. 

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4 minutes ago, Chimaira_Devil_#9 said:

The thing I find frustrating is that it looks like other than those you mentioned and those who weren't on the team last season that everyone has regressed. 

I am definitely more annoyed with this one then usual. Mainly because I woke up at 2am and decided to check in. I think I then sleept in a rage for the rest of the night. 

More important things to carry like a blunt and a non alcoholic beer. 

Either we overrated our own players, the coaching is suspect, or a combo.

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I just finally caught the highlights of the final period - that shorthanded goal was just... I mean, is there any other way to describe it than embarrassing?  What the hell is this team even doing?

Two Ducks outworking 5 Devils in their own end.

something something culture problem something something

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6 minutes ago, Devilsfan118 said:

I just finally caught the highlights of the final period - that shorthanded goal was just... I mean, is there any other way to describe it than embarrassing?  What the hell is this team even doing?

 

Hextall sounds like Monica from friends whe she calls a goal. 

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2 hours ago, DevsMan84 said:

I stayed up and watched most of the game last night.  Wish I hadn't.

Leah Hextall was brutal to listen to.  She sounded like an NPR host on a show about knitting.  Zero urgency in her voice and when she screamed for a goal it got really shrilly.  Not only that, but she kept messing up names, got info wrong about players (she claimed Ty Smith played in the AHL), and neither her nor Weekes realized for nearly an entire period that Hamilton was missing.  They were talking about Hamilton at times as if he was on the ice lol.

This was a game where your best players have to step up.  I am looking squarely at you Nico.

Coaching was iffy again this game.

Our best two players were yet again Mercer and Johnsson.  It's probably not a recipe for success when you have your $7M a year captain take a backseat to a 19 year old rookie playing in his 8th NHL game to lead the offense.

Sharangovich can fvck off at this point.  When his goal-less streak hits double digit games I think I may start a goal watch for him.

Couldn't agree with you more.  She is brutal to listen to and, while Kevin Weekes is knowledgeable, he's much better on a studio show on NHL Network than he is as a color commentator that needs to think quickly on the fly.  Basically, everything about that broadcast last night was terrible, including that Rags shrill Linda Cohen commentating between the benches.  Other than their 30 for 30 series, ESPN sucks.

As for the game, I fell asleep before the start of the 3rd.  Team looked lifeless after the first 10 minutes or so.  It's going to be a rough trip out west if Hamilton is out the next few games.  Hopefully its nothing serious and he's back in the lineup soon.  If he's out long term like Jack, we're screwed.

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