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Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 08:09
2 year anniversary of the Kovalchuk trade.

Harrold up and in. 7 defensemen, no Janssen.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 08:23
TWO years since we got Kovalchuk?? Holy shitballs. I mean, does time fly that fucking fast? Devils gon' Dev.

VaxjoDevil
02-04-2012, 09:15
Good decision to not play Janssen. Those fast skaters on the Flyers would render him completely useless, even more than usual.

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 09:40
This is going to be ugly.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 10:11
Good even with Foster in he's not out there on the PP.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 10:12
Well nevermind, now he's out there. Joy...

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 10:13
He'll score a hat trick tonight. A two on one on a PP lol, how often does that happen?

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 10:16
Holy ****.

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 10:16
Fosters...Australian for Goals (not always for us though)!

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 10:16
One down, two to go. Great play.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 10:17
Love their jump so far.

Tao Jones
02-04-2012, 10:18
Elias ties Eric Lindros for career points.

Kovalchuk ties Bobby Holik for career points.

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 10:19
Eric Boulton is an idiot. Lughead saps the momentum.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 10:21
Josefson is looking much better. Skating faster, and his hands are coming along.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 10:23
Dat Goal.

http://gifsoup.com/view7/3384934/cerie-l.gif

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 10:24
Get bent Max.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 10:26
I hate that we haven't been able to bury a few more, just because I know one will never be enough here.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 10:30
I hate that we haven't been able to bury a few more, just because I know one will never be enough here.

If they keep going like this, they're going to get a lot more than 1 IMO.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 10:31
If they keep going like this, they're going to get a lot more than 1 IMO.

Game of streaks. NJ will have all these chances and just get one, then the Flyers will come back, get a bunch of chances and bury three. Seems like it happens all the time to NJ. I know they're going to stop playing, they're like that. They rarely, if ever, play a 60 minute game.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 10:37
Well, this is going to be a physical one...

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 10:41
Nice fall, Hartnell. Big boy goes down easy.

selyar
02-04-2012, 10:42
holy heart attack.

selyar
02-04-2012, 10:43
ahhhhhhhh! i love it.

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 10:43
yeah!

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 10:43
Typical New Jersey right Lavi...

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 10:44
Kovy Shorthanded!

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 10:44
LMFAO! Karma, **** you, Flyers. Screw you, Diveiolette. If your goofy Hearst Ontario native just could score on an empty net.....

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 10:44
Give them a bench minor. Unprofessional

selyar
02-04-2012, 10:45
omg show me the reply

it's good!

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 10:45
Yes! Best period of the season.

And Hartnell and Simmer can get bent too.

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 10:46
Lolololololol!!!!!

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 10:46
That beat it, it beat it! Just barely, but it's a goal!! AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 10:46
That's a goal! LOL

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 10:47
LMFAO.......come on, how is this, what is this? I don't even.....

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 10:50
Zubrus didn't kick his foot out to trip Giroux, it was incidental contact. Great call.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 10:50
If Giroux hits an open net, it's a different story. Can't blame it all on the refs.

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 10:53
The glory of having gamecenter is going back to watch the Philly feed of that last minute.

Keep it up for 2 more periods.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 10:53
I am loving this

**** Philly

although I'm sure we'll blow it somehow

Tao Jones
02-04-2012, 10:53
Ponikarovsky gets his 300th career point.

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 10:54
And we begin the second with a PP. Hartnell got a high stick call after the goal

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 10:57
I am loving this

**** Philly

although I'm sure we'll blow it somehow

Exactly. I fully expect the Flyers to fight back. A PP goal early would be so nice to make it 4-0. Though, I'm sure they'll give up a shorty themselves.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 10:58
Would anyone be opposed to bringing Ponikarovsky back next year? Two years, four million?

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 11:00
Would anyone be opposed to bringing Ponikarovsky back next year? Two years, four million?

Two years? No. 1-year deal, fine

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 11:04
The Devils are without Tallinder, Larsson, Zajac, Henrique and Carter. That is all though.

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 11:05
Hahaha. ZACH!

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 11:05
POUR IT ON

**** these guys

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 11:06
Zach Attacking the Net!

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:06
LMFAO! Come on, you CANNOT be serious!

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 11:07
HAHAHAHAHA

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSssssssssssssssssss s

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 11:07
hahaha. yes!

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 11:07
This is insane!!!! 5! FIVE!

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 11:07
Ride the Poni!!! 5-0!

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:08
Are you sure? two years, four million?

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 11:09
I really want to see this team healthy

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 11:09
that play by Bernier to get it in front was fucking SICK

Tao Jones
02-04-2012, 11:09
Elias ties Steve Thomas and Rick Tocchet for career assists and ties Ivan Boldriev for career points.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:10
that play by Bernier to get it in front was fucking SICK

Still LOL that he was drafted before Parise.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 11:11
I don't like Simmonds.

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 11:12
I know it is 5-0, but the 4th line still needs to be nailed to the bench

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 11:12
Elias now 12th in the league in scoring with 50 points

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:12
Doesn't he have 51? 19G 32A? Never mind, he only has 18, but he missed a game, so he's a PPG player.

Devils now 143GF 142GA.

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 11:15
I really want to see this team healthy

Yes please.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 11:16
zubrus has already matched his point total from last year with 30

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 11:18
5 on 3 again! I'm honestly laughing my *** off.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 11:18
Dumb **** Flyers penalty.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:19
This is, well, yeah. Remember when Coburn was in Atlanta and he boarded Parise? He had to answer Rupp for that one.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 11:20
KURTIS FOSTER WITH 2 GOALS hahahahaahah

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 11:20
Foster 2 goals!

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 11:21
Oh god Foster is going to get a hat trick today

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 11:21
HAT TRICK FOR FOSTER

come onnnnnnnnnnnnn

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:21
Two down, one to go.

Tao Jones
02-04-2012, 11:22
Elias ties Butch Goring for career assists and ties Trevor Linden for career points.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:22
He'll score a hat trick tonight. A two on one on a PP lol, how often does that happen?

:laugh:

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 11:24
51 points for Elias now

tied for 11th with Kessel

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 11:24
Why can't they ever give Marty a 6 goal lead???

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:25
How different would this game have been if Giroux didn't whiff on that wide open net?

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 11:26
How different would this game have been if Giroux didn't whiff on that wide open net?

Flyers fans don't want to hear that though

this is all happening because of the missed call

duh

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:27
Flyers fans don't want to hear that though

this is all happening because of the missed call

duh

Oh yeah. And hey, did Bryzgalov and Bobrovsky switch pads?

doc e
02-04-2012, 11:27
I love this.

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 11:27
I want 10 goals out of this game

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 11:27
Devil need to be resting players for tomorrow in the 3rd. Short shifts and reverse the lines...

Nobody needs to get hurt in this game now either.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:28
That's it, Flyboys, keep doing that. I really hope Foster gets that hatty.

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 11:28
Flyers fans don't want to hear that though

this is all happening because of the missed call

duh

Forget about missing the net or the missed call. They keep their composure it is still a game. This is a total meltdown on their part.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 11:29
I'm just hoping no one else gets hurt out of this one.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 11:29
foster hat trick time?!

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:29
I'm just hoping no one else gets hurt out of this one.

Yeah, exactly.

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 11:34
This is such tease to me...

I can't help but wonder how good this team can be when fully healthy.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:35
Who was the Devils D that got a hatty? I don't think it was recent.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 11:36
I'd like to see Josefson pot one today. Seems like the perfect game for it.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:37
I don't even care what happens against Pittsburgh tomorrow. Hard to believe there's still an entire period left to go.

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 11:39
I don't even care what happens against Pittsburgh tomorrow. Hard to believe there's still an entire period left to go.

Whaaaaat?

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:40
Poni's board play is Zubrus like. He's almost impossible to get off the puck. Zajac is the same way.


Parise-Henrique-Kovalchuk
Sykora-Elias-Clarkson
Ponikarovsky-Zajac-Zubrus
Boulton-Josefson-Carter

Yeah, that looks nice.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:41
Whaaaaat?

I was expecting 0 points out of this weekend, they basically have two wrapped up. I'd love a win against PIT, would want to destroy them just as bad, but if they lose, it won't be as painful.

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 11:42
God I hate Boulton

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:42
Boulton, stupid offensive zone penalty.

VaxjoDevil
02-04-2012, 11:42
Devil need to be resting players for tomorrow in the 3rd. Short shifts and reverse the lines...

Nobody needs to get hurt in this game now either.

Absolutely. Still would be nice with a shutout, but it's not the most important thing.

I can go play my concert now in peace.

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 11:43
I was expecting 0 points out of this weekend, they basically have two wrapped up. I'd love a win against PIT, would want to destroy them just as bad, but if they lose, it won't be as painful.

I would like to say they beat the Rangers, Flyers and Penguins in basically a week.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 11:43
yea, I won't get too upset with a loss tomorrow now after this performance

I said I'd be happy with 1 point this weekend and we'll have that already so

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:44
I would like to say they beat the Rangers, Flyers and Penguins in basically a week.


That would be a beauty, especially if they can knock off the Rangers again on Tuesday. It would be an Atlantic Division Raping.

Tao Jones
02-04-2012, 11:45
Who was the Devils D that got a hatty? I don't think it was recent.

Sherry said it was Uli Hiemer.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 11:45
goals for the third

1) don't get anyone hurt
2) just roll 4 lines. rest people up. give Harrold some time too and give Sal a breather here and there

devilzrule27
02-04-2012, 11:46
Poni's board play is Zubrus like. He's almost impossible to get off the puck. Zajac is the same way.


Parise-Henrique-Kovalchuk
Sykora-Elias-Clarkson
Ponikarovsky-Zajac-Zubrus
Boulton-Josefson-Carter

Yeah, that looks nice.


Boulton, stupid offensive zone penalty.

Yeah lets swap out Boulton for Bernier. yup.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:46
Sherry said it was Uli Hiemer.

Good grief. That is a whole long time ago.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 11:46
Uli Heimer is the answer to Chico's trivia question. I actually remember it being asked at the Sharks game I was at earlier this year.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:49
Yeah lets swap out Boulton for Bernier. yup.

Forgot about Bernier. Bernier-Josefson-Carter

Damn, nice team up front.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 11:52
Patty assist taken away. He's at 50.

Lord Ned Stark
02-04-2012, 11:54
This is awesome

Tao Jones
02-04-2012, 11:59
Foster ties Langenbrunner for goals this season.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:00
Foster ties Langenbrunner for goals this season.

:laugh: and now four up on Gomez.

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 12:02
The downside to this game is it is going to fuel the they play better in front of Moose crowd.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:03
The downside to this game is it is going to fuel the they play better in front of Moose crowd.

AKA Apice.

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 12:05
Drats.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 12:05
damn that was a sick play by simmonds to bat it in

oh well

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:05
Here come the Flyers. No allowing more. The six goal lead is the unsafest in hockey.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:06
Simmonds for Richards isn't worth it, stupid.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 12:09
Good hit by Volchenkov

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:10
Volch the last three games has been an absolute beast defensively.

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 12:13
Get your act together. Not a good period

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 12:13
ok enough

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:14
That blocked shots list warms my heart. And that's 15 without Henrique, who likes to block em as well. When they mopped the floor with us in the playoffs in 2010, the blocked shots was the biggest difference.

Kovalchuk has three points but is either even or minus one tonight lol.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 12:15
Finish strong.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:17
I'd like to get those two goals back. 8-2 would be real nice.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 12:18
C'mon, don't cut to commercial there.

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 12:19
Good on Kovy jumping in there before the commerical

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 12:19
How to the cut to commercial there? ??? Stupid.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:19
12-1 Flyers, egads.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 12:20
hahahahaha Kovy LAID OUT Schenn

**** yes

**** the Flyers

Lord Ned Stark
02-04-2012, 12:20
That's garbage w the trip

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 12:20
Way to go MSG. Fucking idiots.

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 12:21
I like Kovalchuk now.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 12:21
it wasn't just MSG...the Philly feed cut to commercial too

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 12:21
A Gordie for Kovy!

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:22
I like Kovalchuk now.

I wish I could sticky one post :laugh:

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:23
haha, a Flyer pp after all that? **** off, refs.

Oh well. Box looks funny.

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 12:24
****. ****. ****

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:25
Oh boy.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 12:25
holy ****.........

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 12:26
Oh no.

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 12:26
Make a goalie change. They need a break.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:27
I'm not watching the rest of this game anymore.

devilzrule27
02-04-2012, 12:28
Oh Devils, why you so stupid.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 12:28
we have to be the worst third period team in the league

doc e
02-04-2012, 12:29
uh ohz

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:30
This is just awful. First off, Rinaldo should have been out for that slew foot, and given us the PP, not them. Then, they have Volch and Sal go to the box because they were defending, so now Tao and Fost are out there against the likes of the Flyers forwards, and our best offensive player is in the box traded off for a tool rookie. This is a perfect storm for a Flyers come back.

Lord Ned Stark
02-04-2012, 12:30
How to blow a 6 goal lead; by the new jersey devils

Lord Ned Stark
02-04-2012, 12:32
The clock isn't moving

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 12:32
This is just awful. First off, Rinaldo should have been out for that slew foot, and given us the PP, not them. Then, they have Volch and Sal go to the box because they were defending, so now Tao and Fost are out there against the likes of the Flyers forwards, and our best offensive player is in the box traded off for a tool rookie. This is a perfect storm for a Flyers come back.

they got the PP because Poni slashed the Flyer after the next faceoff, not from that scrum

devilzrule27
02-04-2012, 12:33
This is just awful. First off, Rinaldo should have been out for that slew foot, and given us the PP, not them. Then, they have Volch and Sal go to the box because they were defending, so now Tao and Fost are out there against the likes of the Flyers forwards, and our best offensive player is in the box traded off for a tool rookie. This is a perfect storm for a Flyers come back.

So in the end Rinaldo did exactly what he was paid to do and for us instead of a guy like Boulton doing what he is paid to do we lose our top players. Hooray!

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 12:33
that Rinaldo play better get sent to Shanny

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:34
they got the PP because Poni slashed the Flyer after the next faceoff, not from that scrum

Dude, I know. But he's not out there at that point doing that at that time if they call it right.

Lord Ned Stark
02-04-2012, 12:35
So in the end Rinaldo did exactly what he was paid to do and for us instead of a guy like Boulton doing what he is paid to do we lose our top players. Hooray!

But we get to have an awesome god of kovi throwing a haymaker

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 12:37
That's GOTTA be a call on Jagr there.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 12:40
jagr fell over himself on that "trip" lol

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 12:41
They had them all the way

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 12:41
Ok now that is over does someone have video of the Kovalchuk fight.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:41
Oh boy. My heart couldn't fucking take that. That was something else.

JimEIV
02-04-2012, 12:42
Glad that one is over.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 12:45
LOL, for whoever is watching the postgame show, Poni's reaction to Deb's question was priceless.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:46
Why would they do that? They were outshot 23-1 in the period. That's probably the most pathetic thing of it all.

Please tell us what Poni did.

Lord Ned Stark
02-04-2012, 12:47
lmfao how did i know the nhl headline was going to be devils "hang on" for 6 4 win before i even read it?
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s287/moseswalks/tumblr_lxvue82fTo1r213rzo1_500.gif

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 12:51
The headline now is "Foster Care"

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 12:52
Kovalchuk was named first star of the game. Foster with two goals didn't even get a star.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 12:52
we have to be the worst 3rd period team in the league

right?

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 12:52
Why would they do that? They were outshot 23-1 in the period. That's probably the most pathetic thing of it all.

Please tell us what Poni did.

He was asked if he would have thought that his goal to make it 5-0 would have been the GWG. Before answering he raised his eyebrows up really high. LOL very Drago like.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 12:52
That third period, is what I thought would happen each period of this one. I'm surprised they weren't out shot 72-3 and end up losing 12-0. That's what I thought would happen.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 12:54
http://gifsoup.com/view7/3385469/boom-o.gif

TheUnseenHand
02-04-2012, 12:55
Kovy, Sal, and Volch all being in the box at the end of the game was killer. Still, 1 shot is not good enough if you are going to allow 20+. Games like this are ones I wish JL could step in in the third and say "I'll take it from here Pete".

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 12:57
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=274q26tg3VE

Dr. Doom
02-04-2012, 12:58
I missed the game because I was at the mountain. It was great to find out we were up 6-0.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 13:00
hahaha Schenn got rag dolled by Kovy that whole fight. love it.

also **** Rinaldo. if he doesnt get suspended for that ****....

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 13:03
http://kovyimfycsmn.ytmnd.com/


victory YTMND

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 13:03
Because Parise wasn't injured, he won't.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 13:07
I'm glad to finally be able to say this after at least 2-3 years now.....this is a team, we've seen flashes of it throughout the season but even more so the past 3 games, most notably the sticking up for teamates

I take the Salmela incident a few years ago where nobody did a thing......now even things such as our guys getting hit, other teams aren't getting away with that from this group and it's about fucking time

When can we ever play a full 60 lol

we did it against the Kings earlier this year, but that's it. And yes, that Salmela incident and others would drive me nuts. Even guys like Kovy get involved. It's good ****.

TheUnseenHand
02-04-2012, 13:08
He wouldn't even if Zach got injured. It's pretty much open season on Devils players it seems.

Now if it was against the Pens or a Canadian team, yeah he'd be suspended for sure.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 13:09
He wouldn't even if Zach got injured. It's pretty much open season on Devils players it seems.

Now if it was against the Pens or a Canadian team, yeah he'd be suspended for sure.

Well, Larsson slewfooted a Hab, so, it works both ways.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 13:11
In Montreal, they're cheering Gomez every time he touches the puck :laugh:

WSH up 2-0.

TheUnseenHand
02-04-2012, 13:11
Well, Larsson slewfooted a Hab, so, it works both ways.

Did he? I missed that game unfortunately.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 13:14
Did he? I missed that game unfortunately.

Yeah, he got I think Louis Leblanc with one.

VaxjoDevil
02-04-2012, 13:24
Oh man, got back from my performance and see it got close. I left so calm. Was this Hedberg or wtf happened?

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 13:25
they basically stopped playing for most of the third period

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 13:27
Not basically, they did stop playing. I don't see why Parise would want to leave. They had a rough last year, but they've got some good pieces moving forward and they have good vets to surround them too. Locker room seems fun. He will get money, good chances to win, he's the captain, and he maintains some anonymity by being here.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
02-04-2012, 13:29
Elias is now at 50 points in 50 games played. top 12ish in the league

beast

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 13:32
I hate that they took an assist away from him :laugh: more of the first two periods and no more of the third, please.

VaxjoDevil
02-04-2012, 13:45
We must be the only team in the league that goes in to the third with a 6-0 lead and still can't really use our fourth line.

VaxjoDevil
02-04-2012, 13:52
http://gifsoup.com/view7/3385469/boom-o.gif

***ing epic.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 13:55
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/showpost.php?p=43584609&postcount=347

:laugh: if I could, I'd slewfoot him.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 13:58
Pierre Dagenais had a 14 point game in some useless league :laugh:

VaxjoDevil
02-04-2012, 14:50
Watching the Kovalchuck fight, this guy's leg strength is unreal. The ragdolling is phenomenal.

Vinnie
02-04-2012, 15:15
Fucking 10am games.

http://i.imgur.com/xhYB8.gif

guyincognito
02-04-2012, 15:44
lol, it's funny when these little guys start fights with Kovalchuk. Youtube exists for a reason, folks. Although he really shouldn't be doing that, because if he breaks his hand, it's a disaster

Dr. Doom
02-04-2012, 15:47
Fucking 10am games.

http://i.imgur.com/xhYB8.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzfY-aXGcBY&feature=related

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 16:07
lol, it's funny when these little guys start fights with Kovalchuk. Youtube exists for a reason, folks. Although he really shouldn't be doing that, because if he breaks his hand, it's a disaster

Given the circumstances I'll excuse that fight. And given the result i don't think many guys are going to step and try to fight him.

Dr. Doom
02-04-2012, 16:10
Given the circumstances I'll excuse that fight. And given the result i don't think many guys are going to step and try to fight him.
Some people forget how big Kovy is. He is 6'3" 230lbs. That is pretty solid.

guyincognito
02-04-2012, 16:14
Some people forget how big Kovy is. He is 6'3" 230lbs. That is pretty solid.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38lK_yw3few

This one's pretty funny. I don't think the Swiss guy really wanted this, but it's still funny, he's basically trying to get away and the official won't let him.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 16:19
I love when Kovalchuk plays like that. I'm also elated that the skate, stop, cross ice pass has been pretty much taken out of his arsenal. What should I tell him next time?

Dr. Doom
02-04-2012, 16:21
I love when Kovalchuk plays like that. I'm also elated that the skate, stop, cross ice pass has been pretty much taken out of his arsenal. What should I tell him next time?
To keep playing like this. This is the Kovalchuk I want to see for the next 13 years. His defense has improved tremendously since he first got here.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 16:34
To keep playing like this. This is the Kovalchuk I want to see for the next 13 years. His defense has improved tremendously since he first got here.

Will do. I'm behind the bench next Tuesday, so I'll keep yelling at him :laugh:

I still can't believe I got through to him. I mean, really now.

vonbonds
02-04-2012, 17:19
This game was surreal. I watched it expecting the Devils to get blasted and they just potted nearly every chance they had the first two periods. I was expecting a let down of sorts in the 3rd period but nothing like what transpired. The refs had a bad game and their make up calls just compounded everything. Glad the game is behind us and hopefully Larsson feels better soon as Foster's game was surely an aberration.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 17:35
The number to get in is starting to come down. Say 92 points makes it, we need to go .500 the rest of the way. With each win, the number keeps coming down. Feels Goodman.

vonbonds
02-04-2012, 17:41
The number to get in is starting to come down. Say 92 points makes it, we need to go .500 the rest of the way. With each win, the number keeps coming down. Feels Goodman.

I am probably going to be eating humble pie as I was one of the fervent posters on HF saying before the season began they wouldn't make the playoffs. Looks like I was wrong...or at least today it looks that way :).

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 17:42
I thought they'd go anywhere from 7-13 in the East. I think this team just showed me that when healthy, they can really hang. At least, in the first two periods. I'm really thinking seed six could work out for the Devils. Five probably gets you the Pens/Flyers, seven gets you one of the Rangers/Bruins and same with eight. They haven't had a good playoff match up in their favor since 2007 against Tampa Bay, I think it's about time they got one. It'll be one of Florida or Washington, and they can easily hang with either of those two.

vonbonds
02-04-2012, 17:44
I really hope we don't give any future assets up for rental type players. We aren't "close" to a serious run in my eyes and I hope this isn't a license for Lou to trade a few chips for garbage like we usually do at the trade deadline.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 17:53
I think it needs a perfect storm. Any playoff run needs that. If they can grab a Suter, this team is closer to contending than not. They don't grab a Suter, but that's just the only type of guy I go for. Or Weber.

The forward line up could be quite interesting

Parise-Henrique-Kovalchuk
Zubrus-Elias-Sykora
Ponikarovsky-Zajac-Clarkson
Bernier-Josefson-Carter
Zharkov

If they play it right, which they should.

guyincognito
02-04-2012, 18:06
Honestly, given their situation, if they can get high enough up to stay away from Boston, I'd go for it, why not? Just don't trade things like Tedenby that you're going to need next year. This might be the best chance they have for the next couple of years.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 18:12
Honestly, given their situation, if they can get high enough up to stay away from Boston, I'd go for it, why not? Just don't trade things like Tedenby that you're going to need next year. This might be the best chance they have for the next couple of years.

Yeah, Boston is honestly the biggest trouble team for NJ. Though, a healthy Philly or Rangers is pretty painful too. They NEED to play the six to make it anywhere. But then, who the F thought Montreal was going to beat Washington three years ago?

jkrdevil
02-04-2012, 19:06
The issue though they would likely have to face Boston in the 2nd round. Say they finish 6th and get the SE winner and win that series, that means you have to hope the Rangers get upset to avoid Boston in Round 2 (though that scenario would be glorious). If they finish 7 (and Boston finishes 1) then you have to hope Boston gets upset to avoid them.

VaxjoDevil
02-04-2012, 19:07
lol, it's funny when these little guys start fights with Kovalchuk. Youtube exists for a reason, folks. Although he really shouldn't be doing that, because if he breaks his hand, it's a disaster

Yeah, it was the first thing a thought of when I saw the fight.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 19:09
The issue though they would likely have to face Boston in the 2nd round. Say they finish 6th and get the SE winner and win that series, that means you have to hope the Rangers get upset to avoid Boston in Round 2 (though that scenario would be glorious). If they finish 7 (and Boston finishes 1) then you have to hope Boston gets upset to avoid them.

Maybe Chara and Thomas die by round two?

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 19:16
Rinaldo fined 5,000 for his two separate incidents against Josefson and Parise. The NHL calls it a dangerous trip.

vonbonds
02-04-2012, 20:15
I don't really mind who we play if we make it to the playoffs. There isn't any hiding at that point. You usually have a brutal path to the cup for the eventual winner regardless of the starting seed.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 20:28
But getting confidence out of your first series is big. Unless you sweep the Rangers, in which case, you've already won the Cup, so you can leave Eric Staal standing wide open at the side of the net in second game of the second round and allow him to score.

VaxjoDevil
02-04-2012, 20:41
Dream scenario: we are in sixth, get Florida in first round. Wash is seventh, beating Rangers and we get them in second round. All hypothetical bullshit, but it's not all that crazy to happen.

Classic Devil
02-04-2012, 20:48
Dream scenario: we are in sixth, get Florida in first round. Wash is seventh, beating Rangers and we get them in second round. All hypothetical bullshit, but it's not all that crazy to happen.

I think we really need one more defenseman. Other than that, the only thing we need to compete with the best of them is for Brodeur to be consistently .905-.910 in Sv% in the playoffs.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 20:53
I think we really need one more defenseman. Other than that, the only thing we really to compete with the best of them is for Brodeur to be consistently .905-.910 in Sv% in the playoffs.

This is true. You need to be in my posting life more often.

Still, getting around FLA is a task. They've been real good against us.

vonbonds
02-04-2012, 20:56
I think we really need one more defenseman. Other than that, the only thing we really to compete with the best of them is for Brodeur to be consistently .905-.910 in Sv% in the playoffs.

Spot on observation. I think the one more defenseman is going to have to be either Larsson or Fayne developing their game even further by the time the playoffs come around. I just don't see us adding a really significant defenseman unless the P word is involved as part of the return.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 20:57
Spot on observation. I think the one more defenseman is going to have to be either Larsson or Fayne developing their game even further by the time the playoffs come around. I just don't see us adding a really significant defenseman unless the P word is involved as part of the return.

Ponikarovsky? I'm hesitant to give him up.

Krinkle
02-04-2012, 20:57
Some people forget how big Kovy is. He is 6'3" 230lbs. That is pretty solid.

This is how I know I need to lose weight :facepalm:

I'm 6 2, and 250.

However Kovy would probably ragdoll me just as bad.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 20:59
Ron MacLean calls the Elias Sports Bureau the Patrik Elias Sports Bureau

Classic Devil
02-04-2012, 21:05
Spot on observation. I think the one more defenseman is going to have to be either Larsson or Fayne developing their game even further by the time the playoffs come around. I just don't see us adding a really significant defenseman unless the P word is involved as part of the return.

I guess that's possible, but I think the real issue we'll have in adding a defenseman is the same issue we've had with adding a defenseman since Rafalski left - it's not that we haven't had the assets, necessarily, it's that the right guys haven't been available.

Except when Visnovsky got traded to Anaheim. That beyond frustrated me.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 21:07
I guess that's possible, but I think the real issue we'll have in adding a defenseman is the same issue we've had with adding a defenseman since Rafalski left - it's not that we haven't had the assets, necessarily, it's that the right guys haven't been available.

Except when Visnovsky got traded to Anaheim. That beyond frustrated me.

He's probably available this year too. He's a perfect add.

vonbonds
02-04-2012, 21:11
D are so expensive though. What would he require in return?

Classic Devil
02-04-2012, 21:17
D are so expensive though. What would he require in return?

The difficulty in acquiring Visnovsky is he's under contract next year for significantly less than his cap hit, which makes him valuable to Anaheim in the interim. Chances are trading him now won't get them a whole lot more than they would get if they traded him a year from now.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 21:25
I'm sure they want Tedenby for him. I'd send Merrill.

Classic Devil
02-04-2012, 21:29
I'm sure they want Tedenby for him. I'd send Merrill.

I would not trade Merrill. Tedenby's okay though.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 21:31
Might need Tedenby after Parise bolts this year though, CD.

Classic Devil
02-04-2012, 21:47
Might need Tedenby after Parise bolts this year though, CD.

Frankly, from what I've seen of Tedenby I'm not convinced he'll ever convert his game to effective NHL material. We might be better off bringing in a stop-gap UFA. I would like to give him another chance before the trade deadline, but that's not going to happen.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 21:55
Frankly, from what I've seen of Tedenby I'm not convinced he'll ever convert his game to effective NHL material. We might be better off bringing in a stop-gap UFA. I would like to give him another chance before the trade deadline, but that's not going to happen.

He's also only 21. He needed to start with Albany I said it all year.

Classic Devil
02-04-2012, 21:58
He's also only 21. He needed to start with Albany I said it all year.

No argument there. And Martin St. Louis' development curve is another point in his favor. I just haven't seen him begin to adapt his game to his serious size disadvantage yet.

vonbonds
02-04-2012, 21:59
I hope Tedenby finds his game again. I don't know what to think of him anymore. His talent and skill are obvious. He needs his play to prompt a top 6 spot, it won't be given to him clearly.

Devilsfanatic
02-04-2012, 22:20
No argument there. And Martin St. Louis' development curve is another point in his favor. I just haven't seen him begin to adapt his game to his serious size disadvantage yet.

Did you ever see St. Louis at the beginning? Yikes. Gionta wasn't that great either. I think he'll get it together. But they need to develop him better.

vonbonds
02-04-2012, 22:30
Speaking of developing better Josefson needs to start getting more active on offense. We are too banged up now to wait for him to get back into the swing of things.

Clarkson Falls Down
02-04-2012, 23:06
From what I see with acquiring a defenseman is that it's too tough to figure out who sits. Deboer has had a tough of a time as it is to sit Foster from his play(today aside). If the D is healthy, I'm afraid if Lou brings in a defenseman that Deboer sits Fayne from lack of experience which is a huge mistake because Fayne plays against all the top lines, the best LWers in the game, and hold his own.

I still think that an upgrade to the bottom 6 is necessary. Bring in a guy like Gaustad, who's great on faceoffs, or Dominic Moore, who's been deep in the playoffs the past two years.

guyincognito
02-05-2012, 05:42
Frankly, from what I've seen of Tedenby I'm not convinced he'll ever convert his game to effective NHL material. We might be better off bringing in a stop-gap UFA. I would like to give him another chance before the trade deadline, but that's not going to happen.

Doesn't play in the roles that are necessary for his skill set. Yeah, defensively he needs to learn alot, but offensively he's stifled. I saw him play last year, I know he can play if he plays with the right guys.

If you throw Henrique down 3 lines and remove him from the PK, his numbers would go in the toilet too. There's just no spot for him right now and they finally wised up to it. Next year there may be a spot for him, throwing him away without giving him a chance to even pan out is silly.
Especially in the spot they find themselves next year.