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GDT: COYOTES @ DEVILS 1/19/22 7pm MSG+


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1 minute ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

The defense has got to clear the front better but at some point your goalie needs to make some saves. Not every save is going to be a routine shot that you can track all the way. He’s gotta find a way. He looks befuddled after every shot. 

Definitely agreed about being able to make difficult saves, and I think he's proven that on some occasions - it's not like highlights of him bailing out the defense don't exist.  I think he also looks befuddled a lot because, unfortunately, he's wondering how/why certain pucks got by him because they're either tips and deflections, screens, or at the very worst, guys who are wide the fvck open in front of him. If I was him I'd be looking around like "wtf guys?" after most of the goals too.  

I also don't think Blackwood is a guy who doesn't take accountability.  He's done a few interviews and admitted he needs to be better, which I appreciate.  

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3 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

The defense has got to clear the front better but at some point your goalie needs to make some saves. Not every save is going to be a routine shot that you can track all the way. He’s gotta find a way. He looks befuddled after every shot. 

Exactly. So tired of hearing well this happened or that happened. STOP the fvcking puck!

That setup from Jack to Bratt that dude stopped would have had the same couple people making excuses if that was on Mac and it went it. 

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Didn’t see the first, but the defense was comically bad in the second. Even where they didn’t give up shots they looked like they couldn’t get out of their own way. 

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3 minutes ago, Fansinz88 said:

A week of practice and this is our result? Just wow. 

What did you expect with the Loser Trio running the show?  

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Just now, NJDevils1214 said:

This Sucks Episode 2 GIF by The Office

Every year I think the team is going to be better and every year I am both disappointed and surprised.

Of all of the rock bottoms we’ve experienced in recent seasons…this feels like the rock-bottomest.  I’m just so pissed.  Especially since I know not one goddamn thing will change.

Gotta admit, if the Devils pull off a big-time comeback, this post won’t age that well…but I’ve just fvcking had it.  

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6 minutes ago, NJDfan1711 said:

Definitely agreed about being able to make difficult saves, and I think he's proven that on some occasions - it's not like highlights of him bailing out the defense don't exist.  I think he also looks befuddled a lot because, unfortunately, he's wondering how/why certain pucks got by him because they're either tips and deflections, screens, or at the very worst, guys who are wide the fvck open in front of him. If I was him I'd be looking around like "wtf guys?" after most of the goals too.  

I also don't think Blackwood is a guy who doesn't take accountability.  He's done a few interviews and admitted he needs to be better, which I appreciate.  

I agree that he’s not getting any help. The defense is poop, and additionally this is the second year in a row that a veteran goalie was supposed to form a 1a/1b tandem and it didn’t  work out. He’s been thrown to the wolves most of his career. He’s risen to the occasion many times but recently he seems to be regressing 

At some point I just want to see him rise above it. At this point, there are 40 NHL goalies with at least 15 games. Only 4 have worse save %’s than Blackwood.

And I’m not trying to pile on him, I’ve been a Blackwood defender plenty. I’m always going to give the goalie the benefit of the doubt. But ugh. 3 goals on 8 shots? He just has to figure it out or Fitz has to find a veteran to help out. 

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2 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

“ITs nOT tHE GOaLtENdINg!!!”

I really don't want to keep going, but I just hate to point out that this is dumb logic.  You can't defend or prove what hasn't happened.  If the Coyotes get 35 more shots in the 3rd period there's no saying that Blackwood doesn't stop all of them.  When was the last time we held anyone to under 15 shots in a game?  I'd venture to guess that we allow on average somewhere between 30-35 shots a game, typically. 

This is an extreme anomaly taking place right now, and yes, Blackwood's save percentage is horrible tonight, and it also hasn't been good most of the year, but this screenshot and some of the points you're trying to make are taken horribly out of context and ignoring other pieces of the puzzle.  

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5 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Of all of the rock bottoms we’ve experienced in recent seasons…this feels like the rock-bottomest.  I’m just so pissed.  Especially since I know not one goddamn thing will change.

Gotta admit, if the Devils pull off a big-time comeback, this post won’t age that well…but I’ve just fvcking had it.  

You’re not alone….

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Just now, MadDog2020 said:

You’re not alone….

Add me to this list.  I'm just pissed and frustrated at the entire team (and staff).  For pretty much everything.  

Just now, devlman said:

Zacha has 11 minutes of ice time and not one shot in a game where we already have close to 30. He’s the most invisible player you can ever not find.

You think he's just going through the motions?  I feel like he's disengaged.  Wonder what his relationship is with his teammates lately - you don't hear about him much from the other guys.

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Until this team purges itself of its ‘loser core’, ie the players who have helped this team stink for many many years (Zacha, Severson, Blackwood, McLeod), the new core won’t be able to flourish.

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