Discussion in 'New Jersey Devils' started by Emperoreddy, Apr 9, 2018.
LOL @ at the Robin picture.
Think it was at our friend’s. That was the week I graduated high school. That footage looks more like the week I graduated elementary school haha.
Yeah, I was thinking that if anyone looked meh on that line last game it was PZ. Problem is that there are no good center options for 2C right now. Really a shame since Zajac as 3C works and my guess is that Coleman as 4C would be a perfect fit and he'd push Boyle out of the lineup.
I would be a lot more miserable if we weren't in a position to be supreme buyers this offseason while our core is staying intact and in it for the long haul. This is easily the least mortified I have ever been at one of my teams going down by two in a series, in any sport I watch.
Based Hallsy wants to do it here, and the Based Shero will make it happen.
Our organization is absolutely on the rise, like a fine souffle. This experience of learning the hard way by fighting adversity in the postseason is very much part of the plan.
All great stories have no end, only new beginnings.
Absolute joke that Lovejoy is in... he'll be directly responsible for 1-2 goals against again while providing nothing offensively.
Truthfully, they are in a great spot. Tons of cap space, a few veterans whose contracts will run out when they have to pay some of the younger guy & a core that is (mostly) signed long term.
But alot of their troubles now are due to aging veterans getting more minutes than they should. (Greene, Lovejoy, Moore, Boyle)
Was hoping to see Bratt in the lineup. Sweet.. more Lovejoy.
Hynes is a hypocrite scratching Grabner but inserting Stafford
Our lineup will be even slower tonight and we could not keep up with the pace in both games already.
LJ sux badly, he should not be in.
No Bratt, Gibby or Grabber makes our PK worse too, and much slower.
Fire Hynes and hire Scotty.
Stafford, while not being good, has been way better than Grabner, who has been absolutely useless and seems to be totally lost. So I am ok with this change.
As for Lovejoy, oh well, as they say in Germany: Hynes has the choice between the plague and cholera. So he took the plague.
Hischier is one guy I've been delighted at in the two games in Tampa. Despite being on the ice for a number of Tampa goals, when he's had the puck in the offensive - stopping and starting, changing direction, skating away from checks and looking to make plays - he's looked Crosby like at times. His skating is amazing, his straight line speed underrated, his acceleration and agility too. How much has he improved this year. He's far ahead of the learning curve. This kid is growing into a beast.
Tampa has been scrambling to keep up with him. Not a rookie any more.
I can see us winning one game, maybe. How can u not make a change on D.
yeah seriously. how is this lost on so many people? lol
grabner is fast, he can suck at hyper speed out there! wowww!
Hynes has doubled down on stupidity. Failure to adapt once again.
Does he not understand that Tampa will be bolder knowing full well that jersey can't counter faster up the ice with this lineup?
Grabner is fast and can kill penalties. And no, he hasn't been good, but he at least poses a threat.
what can Stafford do, exactly?
I'm more surprised as to how far Gibbons has fallen out of favour. He hasn't been great recently but he's still tenacious and good on the PK, at least he can provide something. Stafford... Idk what he does exactly.
Cooper may have the better team, but he's also the better in game coach.
This game is going to be different for the Devils because they can actually match lines. Mainly get Zajac's line out against Stamkos and possibly get Hall away from Point.
I don't mind Stafford in. Grabner was hardly offering anything for the Devils at even strength. Way too much of a perimeter player.
We will be chasing them all night and won't be able to get to loose pucks.
Hynes is a stubborn fool with this lineup
You guys are acting as if we replaced half the lineup. Its 2 guys coming in, and one of them is one of our 4-5 best forwards.
Hynes has done a great job as coach changing the culture, but he doesn't seem too concerned in radically altering the look of the lineup and speeding up the tempo against Tampa. He wants to play the same controlled game with some limited players who were already exposed in Tampa.
The best defense against Tampa is pushing the pace and hemming them in.
I'm a Grabner fan but he ain't finishing man and that's a problem. I'm guessing coach inserts Stafford in hopes of getting in down low and high danger areas and finishing.
Ditto LJ but who's a realistic upgrade (currently on the team lol).
Zajac, Coleman, Zacha not too shabby on the PK. Perhaps Hall makes an appearance on PK ?
Fire Hynes ? C'mon.
Grabner hasn’t even been using his speed at all. He coasts 90% of the time and isn’t a threat.
Wood-Boyle-Stafford actually had some success as a 4th line at points during the season.
Wood being on that line will also hopefully help it not get pinned.
Because that's happened when?