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Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 11:11
Win!

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 11:52
put the rubber in the net more times than the other team puts the rubber in the net

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 12:04
put the rubber in the net more times than the other team puts the rubber in the net

I hate condoms.

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 14:22
I hate condoms.

Yeah, they taste horrible.

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 15:25
Please win.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 15:32
They will lose tonight. It's the perfect game for them to drop.

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 16:11
They look flat to me.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 16:16
why is clarkson on the first line? is kovy hurt?

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 16:16
When Bryce Salvador is the best of 6 defensemen you ice, you are in big trouble.

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 16:16
They do look sorta flat.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 16:17
i think deboer is high as ****

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 16:20
Write the names of the defensemen on this team...and if you don't say wtf, you just don't care.

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 16:22
Oh yea a week off after tonight. That means Kovalchuk might break 35 minutes.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 16:22
Write the names of the defensemen on this team...and if you don't say wtf, you just don't care.
It has been a mess for a long time.

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 16:23
Write the names of the defensemen on this team...and if you don't say wtf, you just don't care.

Still not as bad as last year during the first half.

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 16:24
Awful...

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 16:26
I feel so bad for Marty.

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 16:26
I see the Devils players have already left for Bermuda

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 16:27
Still not as bad as last year during the first half.

It is far worse.

Greene White and Tallinder out Harold, Larsson and Salvador in from first half last year is FAR WORSE.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 16:28
no one is trying but Marty

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 16:28
It is far worse.

Greene White and Tallinder out Harold, Larsson and Salvador in from first half last year is FAR WORSE.

Well, I dunno what you are expecting from a 19 year old rookie. Just let him grow and develop.

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 16:29
It is far worse.

Greene White and Tallinder out Harold, Larsson and Salvador in from first half last year is FAR WORSE.

You are forgetting Oliver 3-Names logging time ice time early last year.

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 16:30
You are forgetting Oliver 3-Names logging time ice time early last year.

And Tallinder might have been one of the worst defensemen in the league during the first half last year.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 16:31
Kovalchuk has at least 5 TOs already

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 16:33
Kovalchuk has at least 5 TOs already

And with Harrold playing forward and a week off after this game he is going to play upwards of 30 minutes. Could be a brutal game.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 16:36
classic.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 16:36
hahahahahahaha

gonna be one of those nights

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 16:36
I'm not watching this ****.

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 16:36
You have to be kidding me

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 16:41
Has Zach Parise played the last 3 games?

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 16:42
I think that was the worst offensive period we've played all year

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 16:45
Has Zach Parise played the last 3 games?

I know, I see effort but very little offense generated by him in tonight. Hopefully they wake up during the intermission.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 16:46
I'm telling you, they're gonna lose

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 16:47
I think that was the worst offensive period we've played all year

You sure? We have had some doozies this year.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 16:48
I'm telling you, they're gonna lose

Quite the motivational speaker you are! :laugh:

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 16:50
I've just thought, the Sabres are so bad, we're gonna be charitable and get them a W. It's the Devil way of doing things. remember the Colorado game?

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 16:51
You sure? We have had some doozies this year.


we didnt have any semblance of a chance that period

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 16:57
Yeah that was as lifeless a first period as I've seen all year.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 16:58
Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice 13m
Peter Harrold played two shifts for a total of 50 seconds of ice time in the first period.

Totally worth calling him up.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 17:01
Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice 13m
Peter Harrold played two shifts for a total of 50 seconds of ice time in the first period.

Totally worth calling him up.

If Janssen had played, he'd have got the same amount of time. I don't know what burns you so badly about Harrold being up here. Do you want your Teddy back?

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 17:01
we are getting owned

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 17:02
Do we ever win the game before the All-Star break? Seems like a flat performance every year

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 17:03
eric boulton is our best offensive player

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 17:03
If Janssen had played, he'd have got the same amount of time. I don't know what burns you so badly about Harrold being up here. Do you want your Teddy back?
I want a competent team. I want a 4th line that can play hockey instead of these losers. And I'm sick of this definition of what a 4th line player has to be.

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 17:04
Has Harrold even taken a shift yet? Kovalchuk is taking that spot pretty much every time out.

Like I said before he is going to push 30 minuted tonight with the week off afterwards (Don't agree with that philosophy, but it is what it is).

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 17:05
I want a competent team. I want a 4th line that can play hockey instead of these losers. And I'm sick of this definition of what a 4th line player has to be.

Well, it's how the NJD does things now. It's been like this for years now. I believe Lou makes these calls more than a coach. He manages from the booth, and really, he needs to back off.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 17:05
Well, it's how the NJD does things now. It's been like this for years now. I believe Lou makes these calls more than a coach. He manages from the booth, and really, he needs to back off.
Well it seems to be working so well for us because of how much we have been winning and all of those playoff rounds we have advanced in.

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 17:07
Shoot it Sal.

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 17:08
Shoot it Sal.

Our defensemen don't know how to propel the puck toward the opponents net. At least not until a defender steps 5 feet directly in front of them.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 17:09
Well it seems to be working so well for us because of how much we have been winning and all of those playoff rounds we have advanced in.

Again, your beef is with management, not coaching. Take it up with Lou. He signed Janssen, and Harrold, and Boulton. He trades for Leach and cuts Colin White. I feel a lot of our fans are misguided when it comes to assigning blame.

Lou has lost his touch, that much is clear to me.

Also, Harrold was on D there.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 17:09
does anyone know why the **** Clarkson takes the faceoffs?

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 17:10
Our team speed is still pathetic. It really is the achilles heal of this team along with the defensive core.

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 17:11
So no Taormina on the PP still.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 17:12
Again, your beef is with management, not coaching. Take it up with Lou. He signed Janssen, and Harrold, and Boulton. He trades for Leach and cuts Colin White. I feel a lot of our fans are misguided when it comes to assigning blame.

Lou has lost his touch, that much is clear to me.

Also, Harrold was on D there.
Oh I know it is Lou pulling all of the strings. We've been a mess for a while and overachieving.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 17:12
**** you derek roy

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 17:13
Yikes, Henrique just got killed there. Give him 5 and a game. PP looked better though.

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 17:13
C'mon Zach.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 17:13
zach just missed a wide open net

.......

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 17:14
Oh I know it is Lou pulling all of the strings. We've been a mess for a while and overachieving.

The divison titles were definitely over achieving. Wow, we get the bounce and can't score, they get it and bury it. Parise sucks.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 17:14
**** yes

now lets go

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 17:15
Patty!

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 17:15
that was a nice pass by zach

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 17:15
"every man will know what I'm talking about..." Oh Chico

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 17:15
Thanks Patrik. That's how a true leader operates for a team. Parise is a nobody when it comes to the Devils pantheon.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 17:16
right in the nutsack

oooof

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 17:16
Myers took that right to the nuts.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 17:17
That was a Foster slapshot to the junk. That's gotta be deadly.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 17:19
Now Myers can't have kids...man that must hurt!

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 17:20
Derek Roy to dive (E5)

Tao Jones
01-24-2012, 17:20
Just got in to see the replay of Patty's PP goal.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 17:22
holy **** kovy just deked like 3 sabres lol

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 17:23
Wow Myers is back out there already? That takes balls.

/too soon?

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 17:23
the lines are janky

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 17:23
What the hell is going on? The lines are all, garbled.

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 17:24
What the hell is going on? The lines are all, garbled.

Probably because of the back to back PPs.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 17:25
Wow Myers is back out there already? That takes balls.

/too soon?

Nope, spot on :laugh:

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 17:27
Or maybe Henrique went to the lockerroom.

Great play by Josefson

EDIT: nevermind

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 17:28
nah henrique is out there

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 17:29
This team is scary bad right now...and needs to get healthy quickly.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 17:29
ughhh poni

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 17:31
I never liked Ruff as a Saber and fucking hated him as a Ranger.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 17:31
Nice read by Miller.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 17:34
Never leave, Patrik Elias.

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 17:35
Why does Elias always look like he has to take a **** when he is being interviewed?

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 17:35
Why does Elias always look like he has to take a **** when he is being interviewed?

He probably does

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 17:37
http://gifsoup.com/view5/3350627/cenaface-h.gif

Now THAT looks like someone who has to poop.

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 17:39
Poop??? Is that a self-edit?

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 17:40
That period was much better.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 17:44
Why did I go to the main board on HF? Oh well, two posts, and I'm out.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 17:52
They've bumped Henrique, why?

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 17:58
He might still be hampered by an injury.

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 18:00
They've bumped Henrique, why?

Probably just getting a different look out there.

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 18:01
Watching Parise play makes me think he is goner. Just looks disinterested.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 18:02
man I love Zubrus

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 18:03
Watching Parise play makes me think he is goner. Just looks disinterested.

Which is fine. Just leave, and get rid of a distraction.

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 18:06
You steam down the middle, nearly to the top of the crease and you drop pass?

This team is fragile psychologically.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 18:07
You steam down the middle, nearly to the top of the crease and you drop pass?

This team is fragile psychologically.
That's what two big losses will do to you.

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 18:07
**** **** ****

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:07
Watching Parise play makes me think he is goner. Just looks disinterested.

I think a lot of the players around the league are tired and muscling through their games until the All Star break. I don't think he is disinterested, he just doesn't have his normal jump to date this year.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 18:08
how does that not go in?!

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:08
Man that was close!

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 18:09
The ref was in terrible position to see if that trickled in or not.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 18:09
They have an entire TV timeout to see what happened there exactly. But Josefson :laugh:

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 18:10
I think a lot of the players around the league are tired and muscling through their games until the All Star break. I don't think he is disinterested, he just doesn't have his normal jump to date this year.

I agree, these are really the dog days of the hockey year.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 18:13
Sabres lost 12 in a row on the road, all in regulation? Seems like we're gonna give them the W in OT, or hell, in the last two minutes, probably.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 18:13
holy **** Volch destroyed Kaleta lol

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:15
Bad icing by Poni. I am liking Tao's game a lot. He really seems to be taking advantage of this opportunity.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 18:15
I hate Kaleta.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:16
Man, teams just attack us with speed. We really have no answer for it.

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 18:20
Oh Tom

Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice
Gotta say it. This has been a terrible hockey game.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 18:20
TG tweets this has been a terrible hockey game :laugh:

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:20
Gee, we attack with speed and look we get a glorious chance. It is really scary that Kovy seems to be the only player we have that can kick it into another gear.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 18:22
Ping!

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 18:23
TG tweets this has been a terrible hockey game :laugh:

I mean he's not off base but it's just such a TG thing to say. Just gives off a douchey, "I'd rather be at the Ranger game" vibe.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 18:24
I mean he's not off base but it's just such a TG thing to say. Just gives off a douchey, "I'd rather be at the Ranger game" vibe.

I know. I just let it be. I mean, the guy does a fantastic job. It's a lot of work to do what he does, so I let that go.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 18:24
salvador pinches with a minute left in the game. you cant make this **** up.

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 18:25
salvador pinches with a minute left in the game. you cant make this **** up.

Yep, just amazing decision making.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:25
I mean he's not off base but it's just such a TG thing to say. Just gives off a douchey, "I'd rather be at the Ranger game" vibe.

I think Devils fans are too sensitive with TG.

Also this game plus the previous two do nothing more than scream to the world we are nothing more than a bubble team. Man alive are we completely mediocre!

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 18:26
Steve has stolen "and it would not go" from Doc and he uses it all the time.

So, 12 straight regulation road losses, and we're the charitable ones that give them a road point for the first time in like two months.

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 18:27
salvador pinches with a minute left in the game. you cant make this **** up.

You know what, I so glad you posted that. People on HF just wouldn't understand this statement ......at least not the vast majority.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:27
Steve has stolen "and it would not go" from Doc and he uses it all the time.

So, 12 straight regulation road losses, and we're the charitable ones that give them a road point for the first time in like two months.

See my post above :(.

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 18:27
The final game before the All-Star break is terrible? Shocking news broke by TG!

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 18:28
I think Devils fans are too sensitive with TG.

Also this game plus the previous two do nothing more than scream to the world we are nothing more than a bubble team. Man alive are we completely mediocre!

Meh, I get what you're saying, but he's a journalist. He's reporting on the game, shouldn't be making his opinion.

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 18:28
Larsson is really starting to show why he was 4th overall.

He has gotten so much better as the season has progressed.

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 18:30
Kovalchuk and Clarkson??? Now there is a recipe for disaster.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 18:30
You know what, I so glad you posted that. People on HF just wouldn't understand this statement ......at least not the vast majority.
Then he tries to toe drag at the blue line in ot. And they wonder how they blow leads...

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:31
Larsson is really starting to show why he was 4th overall.

He has gotten so much better as the season has progressed.

I agree. Fayne is also picking up his game lately too. Parise and Kovy adding some spark in the latter half of OT.

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 18:32
Volchenkov with the puck handling skills

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 18:33
This sucks.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:34
I hate the SO.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 18:35
www.hockeypoopshoot.com.

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 18:36
3rd isn't clean up Chico.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 18:37
that was a pretty exciting OT

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:37
3rd isn't clean up Chico.

It is the first after the second silly.

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 18:40
Is the arena making a noise when Buffalo misses?

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:40
Is the arena making a noise when Buffalo misses?

Sounds like the 404 file not found sound..lol

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 18:41
Sounds like the 404 file not found sound..lol

Yeah lol that's exactly it. Couldn't describe it at first.

And a loss.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 18:41
DF called it.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:41
Henrique had him too.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 18:42
fucking bullshit

jkrdevil
01-24-2012, 18:42
Ugh, frustrating

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 18:42
What an embarrassment.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:43
We almost need losses like this to wake the team up to go for it in regulation and not hold out for the SO. I hate relying on the stupid SO. Without it we would be in dire straights this year.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 18:44
It's classic Devils. The teams behind them all win, they get a point, so they're tied with the rest, but, here's the kicker, the Leafs have played one more game, so we hold onto eighth.

They never win these types of games. They're a squad of losers. But hey, at least going into the break, they still have a playoff spot.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:46
I hate feeling this negative but I haven't felt like this is a playoff team and picked them to miss the top 8 at the beginning of the season. We smell like a team that will be in it down the stretch but we just don't have the horses to keep up with the big boys.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 18:48
I wonder when Travis Zajac will come back? That's a big piece. And we need some D-Men.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 18:50
**** it.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:52
I wonder when Travis Zajac will come back? That's a big piece. And we need some D-Men.

I agree on Travis but don't hold your breath for a defenseman...other than a bottom pairing guy. Our only hope is Larsson, Tao and Fayne really step up their game and Greene comes back soon and is up to speed ASAP. I don't think Salvador, Volchenkov or Foster have anything more than what we see.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 18:52
I agree on Travis but don't hold your breath for a defenseman...other than a bottom pairing guy. Our only hope is Larsson, Tao and Fayne really step up their game and Greene comes back soon and is up to speed ASAP. I don't think Salvador, Volchenkov or Foster have anything more than what we see.

I'm hoping they can swing a trade for one, or two.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 18:55
I'm hoping they can swing a trade for one, or two.

All joking aside...what are we giving to get a top 4 or better defenseman?

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 19:13
All joking aside...what are we giving to get a top 4 or better defenseman?
This team isn't worth losing assets for right now.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 19:15
This team isn't worth losing assets for right now.

I agree. As we love saying...status quo for this year.

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 19:17
That only solution for the Devils defense is to masterbate and think of Scott Stevens.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 19:19
This team is built like crap. I used to defend Lou against everyone but he needs to start rethinking how he builds a team. I understand there are injuries but there are viable assets in Albany that aren't being used. I understand you don't want to hinder their development, but to what extent? Do you watch the major league team play like crap when there are pieces that would improve it?

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 19:20
That only solution for the Devils defense is to masterbate and think of Scott Stevens.
This defense won't be good until the young defensemen develop. I don't think we will be bringing in a Weber or Suter. That just leaves us to wait for Larsson, Fayne, Urbom, Gelinas, and so on to become impact d-men.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 19:26
This team is built like crap. I used to defend Lou against everyone but he needs to start rethinking how he builds a team. I understand there are injuries but there are viable assets in Albany that aren't being used. I understand you don't want to hinder their development, but to what extent? Do you watch the major league team play like crap when there are pieces that would improve it?

I have been critical of Lou for a few years now. When does he start to take genuine blame for the product in the NHL and in the system? It took him a while to adjust to post lockout hockey. He gets it now and it will take some time to acquire the proper assets to compete on a regular basis.


This defense won't be good until the young defensemen develop. I don't think we will be bringing in a Weber or Suter. That just leaves us to wait for Larsson, Fayne, Urbom, Gelinas, and so on to become impact d-men.

I couldn't agree with this more.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 19:34
all I ask (if we make it) is that we don't matchup with Boston in round 1

that will not end well

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 19:38
The reason I don't want to trade players like Tedenby, Josefson, Palmieri, Henrique, or other prospects, is because our defense won't be good for about 2-3 years. By that time these players will be needed because who knows what happens in free agency. Maybe Zach leaves, maybe Zajac follows suit, and so on. We only have 3 players signed for longer than 2 more seasons. Those players are Kovalchuk, Volchenkov, and Greene.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 19:40
all I ask (if we make it) is that we don't matchup with Boston in round 1

that will not end well

Or Phiily and NYR? I just want to make the playoffs for the additional revenue at this point! :laugh:

guyincognito
01-24-2012, 19:42
Meh, I mean they didn't play badly for what they are. Lost point is on the coach, way too many lines, not enough patience. Buffalo wasn't doing a whole lot and there was time. I think we probably had around 15-16 lines in this game. Totally nuts.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 19:43
Oh and let me add, Lou refusing to negotiate during the season will be the death of this team.

guyincognito
01-24-2012, 19:44
Oh and let me add, Lou refusing to negotiate during the season will be the death of this team.

Who says he isn't? You guys are going to have to come to grips that 1) this is going to 7/1 because there's nothing the Devils can offer that someone else can't, and 2) he's probably leaving.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 19:45
Or Phiily and NYR? I just want to make the playoffs for the additional revenue at this point! :laugh:

I think we could at least compete with those teams

I think Boston wins at 5 at most if we play them

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 19:47
Boston would beat us in two. The NHL would just invoke a mercy clause after back to back 16-1 losses.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 19:50
Who says he isn't? You guys are going to have to come to grips that 1) this is going to 7/1 because there's nothing the Devils can offer that someone else can't, and 2) he's probably leaving.
I'm not talking about just Parise. I'm talking about any upcoming UFA. Why the hell wouldn't they test free agency if they only have to wait a couple of months?

guyincognito
01-24-2012, 19:51
Boston would beat us in two. The NHL would just invoke a mercy clause after back to back 16-1 losses.

LOL, I think we could be competitive, but would still get swept, because the games they played badly in, they'd probably win 5-2 with an empty netter after they wake up and play 5 solid minutes of hockey.

I would never pick my own team to get swept, until now.

guyincognito
01-24-2012, 19:52
I'm not talking about just Parise. I'm talking about any upcoming UFA. Why the hell wouldn't they test free agency if they only have to wait a couple of months?

Most of them do unless they back up the Brinks truck. They signed Martin early, what good did that end up doing? After last year, I'm not complaining too much about anything that happens this season. I'd suggest to enjoy it as much as you can, for the most part, it's fun to watch. If the debt rumors are true, this is going to be the last time they're going to be throwing around $60M for awhile.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 19:53
I've never predicted us to be swept. Hell at this point, I don't even know if we make the playoffs. This was one we needed, badly. The Rags will be no picnic come next Tuesday.

guyincognito
01-24-2012, 19:56
I've never predicted us to be swept. Hell at this point, I don't even know if we make the playoffs. This was one we needed, badly. The Rags will be no picnic come next Tuesday.

It's early, they're 7 to the right side. 10-12 will probably get you in. I'm more optimistic than I was a month ago. I mean they're going to get swatted when they get there, but I think they'll get there. If they don't, oh well, at least they'll play meaningful games in the second half of the season this year.
It was fun, but damn if that had zero meaning at all.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 19:57
I've never predicted us to be swept. Hell at this point, I don't even know if we make the playoffs. This was one we needed, badly. The Rags will be no picnic come next Tuesday.
They need to beat the Rags next week. There is a Rags fan in my racquetball class and I will not take any **** from him. I will defend the Devils to the death.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 19:58
I hope they get there. But they won't with a tie. They need to be a point ahead. I just can't imagine this team against Boston :laugh: we should put Barack Obama masks on every forward if we draw them.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 20:04
I don't want to make any trades at the deadline at this point. We need all of our picks to keep restocking the minors. We need so many pieces for a long run I don't want to trade anything away at this point because we aren't even close to contending.

guyincognito
01-24-2012, 20:06
One little thing I'm going to miss with Marty when he leaves is the shootout battles. Dunno how it came across on TV, but that little fucker Gerbe's movement was insane. :D Knew he was toast on that one.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 20:11
Should have started Moose tonight. Not that it would have made a difference, the lucky bounce on the opening goal was irritating.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 20:13
will Marty ever get another shutout?

that lucky bounce tonight was the difference lol obviously it wouldve been a different game without it, but still

guyincognito
01-24-2012, 20:14
Should have started Moose tonight. Not that it would have made a difference, the lucky bounce on the opening goal was irritating.

half the team lost their man still.... you gotta be able to bail your goalie out on that, Sabres were alert, us, as usual, running around like chickens with their heads cut off. lol.

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 20:16
half the team lost their man still.... you gotta be able to bail your goalie out on that, Sabres were alert, us, as usual, running around like chickens with their heads cut off. lol.

Well, turtles like Salvador have trouble turning their heads. It's like they're wearing the Batcowl from Begins, where he can't move his head without moving his entire body

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 20:21
Should have started Moose tonight. Not that it would have made a difference, the lucky bounce on the opening goal was irritating.
I thought Moose should have started too. Marty played well though and for some reason we are always at the other end of bad bounces.

Tao Jones
01-24-2012, 20:39
Bottom TOI

Volchenkov 14:03, 1 hit
Foster 12:40, 3 SOG

Carter 11:28, 1 hit
Josefson 8:07, 1 SOG
Harrold 8:01, 1 SOG
Boulton 4:18, 3 SOG, 0 hits

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-24-2012, 20:41
well, I'm glad Foster played so little

Devilsfanatic
01-24-2012, 20:43
Fayne seemed like he was MIA too. Did he also lose blood with Tally?

Clarkson Falls Down
01-24-2012, 21:08
Fayne seemed like he was MIA too. Did he also lose blood with Tally?

Fayne played almost 20 minutes but seemed less so when he was split up from Sal.

vonbonds
01-24-2012, 21:16
Fayne seemed like he was MIA too. Did he also lose blood with Tally?

Hmmm, I thought Fayne played well overall...no?

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 21:29
I have to say that I'm eating my words when it comes to Fayne. I didn't think he would be able to repeat what he did last season and I thought he was a flash in the pan. I'm not saying he is going to be our savior, but he could be a solid pairing guy for us in the future that we don't have to break the bank for.

To me, the biggest part of this season is convincing Parise he want to stay. I don't think they have the necessary tools to make a serious playoff run. Yeah, they could get hot at the right time but I don't really see it happening. I think it is important to build our team around Parise, Kovalchuk, Zajac, Henrique, Tedenby, Josefson, and Larsson. This is our future. I see us being competitive in a couple of years when our young players start to get to their prime while players like Parise, Kovalchuk, and Zajac are still in theirs. Then we still have players like Elias, Volchenkov, Greene and even Tallinder that could be solid contributors in the future.

The biggest question mark in the time period I'm talking about will be in net. Will we have someone that will be able to play well enough to let everyone do their thing? Lou has his hands full and I really hope he makes the right moves.

JimEIV
01-24-2012, 21:38
Fayne has been nothing short of phenomenal in my opinion.

Dr. Doom
01-24-2012, 21:41
Fayne has been nothing short of phenomenal in my opinion.
Completely agree. I don't want to know where we would be right now without him. I just don't think he will make it past the second pairing unless he develops some serious chemistry with Larsson. With both of them playing on the right side I don't see it happening, but there is nothing wrong with a future on the second pairing. I love how he gets his shot through. If only our forwards knew how to screen a goalie...

Getzo5
01-25-2012, 05:31
2nd pairing is already more than I expected. If he keeps playing like that, I`ll be very satisfied and confident about our future defense.