GDT: Devils vs Canucks - 1:00 PM - MSG+

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  1. devilsblood

    devilsblood Registered User

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    Nico had a nice Zacha type game today.

    12-2 corsi for.
    6-0 scoring chances for.
    5-1 shots for.

    Zero points.
     
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  2. Emperoreddy

    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

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    I want to see them take a stab at it, even if it would take two miracles to pull off.
     
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    Hischier pretty much controlled the flow of the game when he was on the ice. Caved in all the Canucks players he played against in possession.
     
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  5. njdevils1982

    njdevils1982 Hell Toupée!!!

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    look out brian boucher…mac is on the attack for your record*
     
  6. Devil X

    Devil X Call me Nostradamus

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    Growth, thats what the rest of the season needs to be about. If the by some miracle make the playoffs great.

    It needs to be about Zacha continuing this trend, Nico and Bratt continuing to grow, guys like Butcher, Santini, and Severson growing. Coleman seems to take large jumps, does he continue to grow as well? Wood getting on track. Perhaps the most surprising is can Blackwood continue to play well. Somtimes coming in as a young player and doing well gives you the confidence you need for a good career because you realize, I can play in this league.

    Thats what its about. If these guys spend the year growing next year they should all better and the team will be better, much better.
     
  7. Hidden Hair of Hynes

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    why will it take miracles to make the playoffs?

    The team is 6-8 points behind a wildcard spot right now and there are 44 games left...
     
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  8. Cult of Hynes

    Cult of Hynes Hynes is never wrong.

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    This team basically has to have multiple 3-4 game win streaks with only losing 1 game in between them, and if you lose multiple games in a row, it can't be more than 3 and those have to be at least 1 point games.

    It can't be understated just how badly this coaching staff and how badly Schneider screwed this team by putting them in such a position.
     
  9. NJDevs26

    NJDevs26 We suck again!

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    They're also behind a million teams and the playoff point total only continues to rise as contenders buy and pretenders sell off at the deadline.

    It's not anywhere near 2010-type bad but by normal standards it's bad. Plus they need to start proving they can play on the road before I can take any 'playoff hunt' seriously. Four wins in nineteen games so far...if you want a big run they need at WORST 2-1-1 on this trip coming up.
     
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  10. SJinNewJersey

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    Because we would have to jump over something like 9 teams...
     
  11. Hidden Hair of Hynes

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    its the NHL, if there is any league a team can do it its this one

    also I think people are overreacting a bit. Everyone always acts like their team has to win every game while others lose every game, when in reality almost every season 1-2 teams rise quickly and 1-2 fall quickly, on top of common shuffling from injuries and hot streaks.

    Just try to win and go game by game, it doesnt help labeling things such as miracles when its an annual occurrence in the NHL
     
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    LikeChristmasMorning The Pride of Newark

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    I'm thinking 93 does it which would mean 24-12-8ish. Not impossible, but that's a tall mountain to climb.
     
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    LikeChristmasMorning The Pride of Newark

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    Because we still need to hit anywhere from 91-96 points, which means going on a tear this team hasn't shown it's capable of.

    Yet.
     
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    If their road record wasn't trash I'd have hopes, but it is so we'll see.
     
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    It's actually only 4 teams.
     
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    I'm not even thinking playoffs. I'd just like to see this team put in consistent efforts and be a pain to play against again. Maybe play spoiler to some teams late in the season.
     
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    2010 kindve fate it appears
     
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    Agree just play well consistently. And by doing so we should get back into the mix, where the late season games are meaningful, even if we don't ever capture a spot.
     
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    Billdo Missing the Swedes

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    Playoffs at this point are irrelevant to me. I just want to see them compete more often than not because the first half was a disgrace the way they played a lot of those games.
     
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    That’s both a symptom and cause of the garage league stigma of the NHL. You would not hear that on an NFL or MLB or a national NBA broadcast. Taking pot shots at a league member’s arena because your team laid an egg is unprofessional. I guess VAN has paid fans rather than pro broadcasters working its games.
     
  21. Emperoreddy

    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

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    Win some road games first. Then we can talk
     
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    hopefully a great 2nd half (due to young players playing well) and then win the draft lottery ala 10-11 season
     
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    Was my exact thinking
     
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    this team is good enough to win 24-12 or whatever record it was someone posted

    They were a top 2 team in the Metro before Schneiders injury last year AND before Hall went on a tear. Without any major subtractions, I dont see why the team cant do that again unless Blackwood ends up back in the AHL and Kinkaid falters.
     
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    Aethon 12 Axes

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    I just got back from dinner and during dinner I said to my wife...do you think it is too late for McKenzie to make a run at the Calder...she told me to settle down.
     
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