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Zajac's Bowl Cut
12-28-2011, 09:40
go team.

Larsson playing, Carter/Tallinder not

selyar
12-28-2011, 09:59
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/6/18/83d16ff2-01b3-497b-9f00-132a5b265d7f.jpg

Dr. Doom
12-28-2011, 10:51
It looks like I'm going to the game tonight

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 12:45
Janssen - Sestito - Boulton

yeccccccccccccccccccch

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 13:23
Janssen - Sestito - Boulton

yeccccccccccccccccccch

Yup...that isn't pretty at all!

Zajac's Bowl Cut
12-28-2011, 14:06
and what have boulton or sestito done, exactly?

at least carter is responsible out there

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 14:07
Maybe it's just me but I didn't feel Carter has done anything that warranted this in terms of his play

Whatever they'll only be playing 4-6 minutes anyway

He definitely didn't do anything to deserve a scratch. Unlike Janssen, who has done enough to warrant him being put in a rocket and shot to the moon.

DeBoer has coached Carter before, hopefully this gets him playing better (which would be great because I feel like he's played pretty damn well).

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 14:10
I would prefer a 4th line of Zharkov-Carter-Palmeiri (I am not a big fan of his but whatever, he is better than the rest of the 4th liners). At least they could generate offensive every now and then and would be generally defensively responsible.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 14:14
I would prefer a 4th line of Zharkov-Carter-Palmeiri (I am not a big fan of his but whatever, he is better than the rest of the 4th liners). At least they could generate offensive every now and then and would be generally defensively responsible.

I've been advocating this since Carter joined the team. I've been complaining about the 4th line since before the season started :laugh:

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 14:27
Maybe it's just me but I didn't feel Carter has done anything that warranted this in terms of his play

Whatever they'll only be playing 4-6 minutes anyway

He's better than those 3, but I'm not surprised he's sitting tonight. He's been pretty awful with all these offensive zone penalties.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 14:36
Hey, I totally agree with you. If there's one thing that I completely disagree with what DeBoer has done here (I think he's done a good job) is his handling of the 4th line.

I love team's that have depth and that 4th line is just hideous to look at. They serve no purpose. It's not like Boulton and Janssen have exactly been called on very much to protect our stars.

Get guys in here who can skate, defend, and possess the puck in the offensive end.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 16:04
Are they literally opening up with a positive piece on the Devils PP?

Vinnie
12-28-2011, 16:09
First game I've been able to watch fully in a couple weeks.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 16:10
Damn MSG is cheap. Sabres are getting the Devils telecast just with the Buffalo PBP overlayed.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 16:11
Damn MSG is cheap. Sabres are getting the Devils telecast just with the Buffalo PBP overlayed.

Yeah, I remember them doing that last year for Sabres-Devils games too.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 16:14
Decent end to that PP. But as long as it doesn't result in a shorty, I'm OK with the PP.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 16:15
Unsuccessful PK for Buffalo. No shortie.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 16:15
That PP was a success. In that they didn't give up a shortie (baby steps)

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 16:20
This line is awful. Might be the worst line in the league.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 16:21
This line is awful. Might be the worst line in the American Hockey league.

Fixed

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 16:21
Man the opposition skates into our zone like there isn't anyone there every game. I really don't like the lack of forward support we see in this system.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 16:22
Goal! Beauty pass by Marty to set it up.

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 16:22
Yay!!!! I love Elias.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 16:22
Those two must have been separated at birth.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 16:23
Trickle In!

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 16:23
Really nice job by Marty there too.

Vinnie
12-28-2011, 16:23
Sykkie! It's fun to watch those two.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 16:24
How did they pronounce Sykora?

Tao Jones
12-28-2011, 16:25
Sykora ties Clark Gillies for career points.

Elias ties Randy Carlyle and Marc Savard for career assists.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 16:27
OMG Marty.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 16:27
Can't let those passes get through.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 16:27
Poor coverage. Marty with the bailout

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 16:28
Kovalchuk had three giveaways in a matter of 5 seconds on that last shift.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 16:28
Larsson killed a 3 on 2 for Buffalo just before the Marty save. That was so impressive to watch.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 16:30
Kovalchuk had three giveaways in a matter of 5 seconds on that last shift.

He also fell randomly going back to the bench

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 16:31
Zach with a dumb penalty.

I love Larsson so much.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 16:31
Is Zach getting called here because there was no reason to blow the whistle if not because Kovalchuk had the puck

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 16:32
PP is gonna come through I think.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 16:32
Well Steve when the whistle blows with the Devils in possession it usually means that the penalty is on them...

Vinnie
12-28-2011, 16:33
Lame call.

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 16:33
**** I thought it was a cross check????

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 16:33
**** I thought it was a cross check????

It was. Zach did it.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 16:33
Steve when they call a penalty look who has the puck when the whistle blows. That tells you it is on the other team.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 16:35
Volch really has been awesome lately.

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 16:35
I'm watching the game from the other room. I better get closer.

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 16:36
Volch really has been awesome lately.

I haven't been a fan of his since he joined the Devs...I just haven't seen the Sens version until recently. I agree with you, he has been awesome lately!

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 16:37
Now the big question is do I switch over to watch Wedgewood @8?

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 16:39
Now the big question is do I switch over to watch Wedgewood @8?

He might not ever play a minute for the Devils. I for one am staying with the big club tonight.

Lord Ned Stark
12-28-2011, 16:41
lets get dis

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 16:42
He might not ever play a minute for the Devils. I for one am staying with the big club tonight.

Fair point, but its hard to ignore the WJC when your prospect is starting for Canada.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 16:45
Now the big question is do I switch over to watch Wedgewood @8?

Picture in picture if you have it.

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 16:48
Picture in picture if you have it.

For that to work I would need a 100" TV with the PIP secion at 30"..lol.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 16:49
For that to work I would need a 100" TV with the PIP secion at 30"..lol.

Yeah that's true lol. PiP is a lot better for football where you don't have to squint to follow the puck.

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 16:52
I have never used PIP in my life. I don't gamble so I don't care about other games that I am not watching.

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 16:55
Pip means you miss what's happening in both games :)

Tao Jones
12-28-2011, 16:56
Janssen 2 hits, 1 for 1 on draws, drew a penalty, 3:16
Sestito 1 hit, 0 for 1 on FO, 3:04
Boulton 1:59

Foster 2 SOG, 6:24
Kovalchuk 2 SOG, 6:52

Salvador 2 hits, 8:16
Larsson 6:45
Volchenkov 1 hit, 2 blocked shots, 5:42
Taormina 1 SOG, 1 hit, 5:28
Fayne 1 hit, 5:21

Team FO 64%

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 16:59
Sykora!

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 16:59
And it's Sykie from Patty again!

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 16:59
2 for Sykie!

Tao Jones
12-28-2011, 17:00
Elias gets his 500th assist.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 17:00
Volchie gets another assist!

Vinnie
12-28-2011, 17:01
Can't let them get back into the game on this PP.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 17:01
Why I really hate this 4th line. They get put on after goals and kill momentum. And to make things worse they drew a penalty putting us on the PP.

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 17:02
Pp looks good.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 17:03
I see why the Sabres are bad. They just let the other team fire shots on the PP. Very passive kill.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 17:06
I see why the Sabres are bad. They just let the other team fire shots on the PP. Very passive kill.

Yeah but their PK is pretty good I think...

This will be a goal.

And I stand corrected. Toronto helps us out for once.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 17:06
I think that should stand.

EDIT: good use of replay.

Vinnie
12-28-2011, 17:06
Inconclusive IMO.


Edit: Wait what? Thought they called it a goal on the ice.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 17:07
Wait what? So no goal!

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 17:08
Was that Fayne?

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 17:08
What a deflection by Zach. Damn. Love the Fayne shot too.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 17:09
Woot! Fayne!

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 17:09
Wow what deflection by Parise

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 17:09
Now the only thing I can think of is how they'll blow this.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 17:09
That is an All-Star deflection

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 17:09
Stupid worthless 4th line.

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 17:09
My boy Fayne!!! On second thought it might be Parise...who cares...GOALLLLLL.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 17:10
And the 4th line momentum killer shift

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 17:11
My Game Center just had a heart attack..was that a 5 on 5 fight?

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 17:11
Seriously that is why I hate those type of players. You have a team dead don't do anything to wake them up.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 17:12
Nice knee job by Kaleta. Not many people in the league I dislike more.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 17:13
Hmm, ok upon further review it is Buffalo trying to act tough. But still the 4th line shouldn't be on the ice.

EDIT: We are down a man. I hate that line!

Vinnie
12-28-2011, 17:13
Not sure how we ended up getting the extra penalty?

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 17:13
Well at least that entire useless line is in the box.

Sad thing is, I bet Pete loves this.

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 17:13
Hmm, ok upon further review it is Buffalo trying to act tough. But still the 4th line shouldn't be on the ice.

Our 4th line is nothing more than fork and spoon operators.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 17:14
Ugh. F You 4th line!

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 17:14
Here we go.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 17:14
Yup, send this whole stupid line to the moon. I hate them utterly. How can anyone try to convince anyone else that Palmieri-Carter-Zharkov wouldn't be significantly more effective?

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 17:15
Yup, send this whole stupid line to the moon. I hate them utterly. How can anyone try to convince anyone else that Palmier-Carter-Zharkov wouldn't be significantly more effective?

This is where PDB scares me. How on earth can he value the current crap more than the line you proposed? These guys are utterly useless.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 17:16
We went up 3-0 before the halfway point. No way does that hold.

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 17:18
Foster skates as fast as a glacier! That being said quite a timely stick check :).

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 17:18
Tedenby is not improving at all in the D zone. Every time he is out there in the D zone, something bad happens. I really don't want to think it's all him and that it's his line-mates too, but it's getting hard to argue.

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 17:21
Tedenby should've been sent down long ago.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 17:22
that's a horseshit call.

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 17:22
Tedenby is not improving at all in the D zone. Every time he is out there in the D zone, something bad happens. I really don't want to think it's all him and that it's his line-mates too, but it's getting had to argue.


Tedenby should've been sent down long ago.

I am rooting for Tedenby very much because he clearly has golden hands and is very creative. That being said I can't defend him anymore and I am afraid I agree with you guys.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 17:23
Ugh, refs still paying back Sykora for faking them out early in the season.

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 17:24
Chico is right, that was dueling high sticks. The ref bit on the embellishment.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 17:26
Well, that was a great save.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 17:26
wow robbery

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 17:28
Come on with the sloppiness! What on earth does it take to get a 60 minute effort out of these guys?!?!

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 17:31
Larsson is looking like few days off helped him. Wow on the hip check.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 17:32
For a second I thought "wow someone in the first row is wearing a Cam Janssen jersey" then I relaized that was Cam in the box.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 17:32
Larsson is looking like few days off helped him. Wow on the hip check.

He's been very good. Even though he got beat with speed there, he still knocked his man off the puck.

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 17:34
So has anyone really missed Tallinder and Greene? Maybe it is the return of Zajac that has helped with our defensive coverage overall but it hasn't looked to shabby recently.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 17:35
So has anyone really missed Tallinder and Greene? Maybe it is the return of Zajac that has helped with our defensive coverage overall but it hasn't looked to shabby recently.

Greene yes, definitely. Tallinder I could go either way. Might rather Tao, but not sure.

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 17:35
This defense needs Tallinder and Greene back.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 17:35
Let's be honest Chico, Stevens hit higher than the chest.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 17:36
Tao should be in over Salvador when everyone is healthy. You can make a case for over Foster instead as well.

Lord Ned Stark
12-28-2011, 17:38
Idk salvage hasn't been terrible. Who else is getting nervous

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 17:38
Tao should be in over Salvador when everyone is healthy. You can make a case for over Foster instead as well.

I doubt Sal comes out. But I think Foster is a cone and I like the element that Tao brings. He should get a shot on that #1 PP unit.

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 17:40
I don't understand the Taormina love...he just isn't very good defensively

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 17:42
I don't understand the Taormina love...he just isn't very good defensively

He and Urbom looked really rough when they first came up. I think Tao has settled in a bit though...he is deserving of more ice time in my opinion right now.

Tao Jones
12-28-2011, 17:45
Taormina and Fayne picked up Salvador's minutes while he was in the box.

Foster's time decreased even though he got PK time.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 17:50
I don't understand the Taormina love...he just isn't very good defensively

This whole team isn't very good defensively. There aren't many defensive studs. Our D is pretty slow, Taormina brings a different skillset that most of the D doesn't possess.

In an ideal world, he doesn't hurt as a 6 or 7.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 17:53
This whole team isn't very good defensively. There aren't many defensive studs. Our D is pretty slow, Taormina brings a different skillset that most of the D doesn't possess.

In an ideal world, he doesn't hurt as a 6 or 7.

Agreed. He's no stalwart on D, but he can actually skate which is nice to see on D.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 17:59
And Taos speed comes in handy there.

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 18:03
I would like to see a line of Parise Zajac and Clarkson.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 18:05
Damn. At least they're creating chances this period, taking pressure off the D.

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 18:14
Cute story by Chico about Skyora. I know there are better color guys but I like Chico a lot.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 18:17
They got to the under 6 break still up 2 goals. They might get out of this alive.

/famous last words.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 18:18
holding up well this period. Only 4 minutes to keep the lead.

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 18:19
They got to the under 6 break still up 2 goals. They might get out of this alive.

/famous last words.

Buffalo hasn't looked that great so far. It takes two to tango and unless Buffalo ups the intensity a lot this looks to be a lot safer than our previous games up in the 3rd.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 18:22
Steve lost again. If the Devils had the puck and the whistle wasn't blown for a penalty, Miller was pulled for an extra attacker.

Vinnie
12-28-2011, 18:27
lol Marty.

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 18:27
Good win.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 18:28
You think Marty wanted a goal at the end there?

vonbonds
12-28-2011, 18:28
The Devils have to be the worst team in the NHL getting empty net goals...:laugh:

Tao Jones
12-28-2011, 18:28
Sykora ties Glenn Murray and Geoff Courtnall for career game winning goals.

jkrdevil
12-28-2011, 18:30
The Devils have to be the worst team in the NHL getting empty net goals...:laugh:

Well when the goalie keeps taking shots, it is hard for the others to get a legit chance at one.

TheUnseenHand
12-28-2011, 18:30
Sweet.

If not for the 4th line it might have been a shutout.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 18:39
Solid win, not much to gripe about tonight.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-28-2011, 18:43
I agree about sending Teddy down though (like I did early in the season before I got a dissertation as a response by Trots). But the only thing is that I fear Pete will put Boulton on that 3rd line.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
12-28-2011, 19:20
there was some baddddd officiating tonight. for example, im not sure if you saw watching on tv but after the whistle on one play when clarkson was skating back to the bench someone from the sabres bench literally reached out and punched him. the ref appraently saw it because he went over to the bench and talked to them right after that, but of course, no penalty.

thankfully we were able to overcome it and our D played well. I didnt watch the Carolina game but they were collapsing around the net a TON tonight and I hadnt seen that really at all this season, so thats a good thing

Larsson was an animal, glad he was named third star

guyincognito
12-28-2011, 19:29
there was some baddddd officiating tonight. for example, im not sure if you saw watching on tv but after the whistle on one play when clarkson was skating back to the bench someone from the sabres bench literally reached out and punched him. the ref appraently saw it because he went over to the bench and talked to them right after that, but of course, no penalty.

thankfully we were able to overcome it and our D played well. I didnt watch the Carolina game but they were collapsing around the net a TON tonight and I hadnt seen that really at all this season, so thats a good thing

Larsson was an animal, glad he was named third star

That was funny. "Now guys, don't you be doing that again!". :laugh:

I'm utterly amazed they held a lead. It had some of the usual elements of their third periods but they did have some puck possession.

guyincognito
12-28-2011, 19:30
Tao should be in over Salvador when everyone is healthy. You can make a case for over Foster instead as well.

Sal absolutely needs to play, those PK's without him were pretty shitty.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
12-28-2011, 19:33
its going to be interesting to see what happens when greene gets back in a few weeks

I havent really been impressed with foster recently, to be honest. and Salvador takes a beating by our fansbut I actually think hes been playing well

Zajac's Bowl Cut
12-28-2011, 20:17
http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k490/DevilsHQ/hsd.gif

lol.

JimEIV
12-28-2011, 20:31
I hate diving with a passion. Blatant dives should be subject to fine/suspension.

guyincognito
12-28-2011, 21:25
That's a pretty high quality dive. 99.999% unlikely he got hit in the helmet because his stick didn't get nudged.

In other news, god Trottier is unbearable.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
12-28-2011, 21:50
That's a pretty high quality dive. 99.999% unlikely he got hit in the helmet because his stick didn't get nudged.

In other news, god Trottier is unbearable.

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?p=41591981#post41591981

guyincognito
12-28-2011, 21:59
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?p=41591981#post41591981

Yeah, he's got about 5 or 6 of them out there tonight. On that one, ****, I've thought Kovalchuk was roaming too much to begin with. Unless they play umbrella and the other point just has real shitty positioning. :laugh:

Other than *that* year, the year after that year, and the last year under the old rules (no ****, the blue line was closer to the net), he's never been a huge, huge scorer on the PP. *that* year he was probably pushing 30 PP goals, I don't remember, it was something demented like that.

Devilsfanatic
12-29-2011, 10:44
Woot! Victory! EURON GREYJOY!!!!!!!

I see spamalot is over 70K now :laugh:

Clarkson Falls Down
12-29-2011, 12:01
Woot! Victory! EURON GREYJOY!!!!!!!

I see spamalot is over 70K now :laugh:

Lol. Simply amazing.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-29-2011, 12:02
I know it's probably way to early to be thinking playoffs and positioning, but I wouldn't mind at all seeing this team staying where it is at the 6 spot. Would be a very nice matchup to play Florida/Winnipeg/Washington/Tampa in the first round.

Probably too early for me to be thinking this though.

Devilsfanatic
12-30-2011, 07:15
I know it's probably way to early to be thinking playoffs and positioning, but I wouldn't mind at all seeing this team staying where it is at the 6 spot. Would be a very nice matchup to play Florida/Winnipeg/Washington/Tampa in the first round.

Probably too early for me to be thinking this though.

Way too early LOL!