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JerseyDevil75

Still a young team with a huge whole at goal tending. No coach or coaches are going to be able to fix that.


DaRaidasss

I can’t see the “Lindy Ruff Era” lasting too long in NJ. The players look slow, soft, and completely lost on the ice. Would prefer if they got rid of him sooner rather than later


JerseyDevil75

For who? This is a young team still and they played their 4th string goaltender in the last two games. Think you need to see what this team looks like after a few months. Not a few games in.


DaRaidasss

Its been a few months now mate. How you feeling about your buddy now?


Nickster2042

Disappointed in PK’s tactical slew foot move. We were getting fucked that game anyway. I don’t get how you come out the first period worse


mister_pickle

would have been a different game with blackwood and hughes


Theonly3737

Not if they had another 15 give aways and every missed pass. Same game


TidusDream12

Zacha certainly has been right spot right time a good sign. He is going to hit 25 goals this year.


Devil_Dane

Not exactly 1,800+ posts, but 1,300+ on a Tuesday night? Not too shabby.


uguuguu2

I really love how much stronger Mitch got.


AvianLawman

I hate how they leave the ice immediately after a loss. Kinda sucks


DaMammyNuns

What do you want them to do?


AvianLawman

I enjoy when the team salutes the fans win or lose. Look at the hurricanes


Kornja81

Why is Mercer showing more heart than 90% of the team?


jorel43

Because he's 19 years old, And it's his first year.


ilovehenrique14

not great with the extra skater


KJM0412

New PA guy is… not it


himynameissteve93

I wanna know why he’s announcing goals for the opposing team like we’re in Calgary. Only we should get that, don’t be enthusiastic that they scored lol


Devil_Dane

That was a dick move from Gudbranson...[Now I don’t feel bad about the time he got spit on.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlKBA5gFQLM)


HardTimesOurTimes

Yeah Mercer is gonna end up better than Hischier


trap-father

Nico pulls a Zacha and become more effective as a winger. Have a Zacha Mercer Nico line, while Jack centers Hotlz and Shango.


JFreader

Coleman sucks. Couldn't hit the side of a barn.


Theonly3737

Fuck this pos calgary fuckin team and fuck the tchucks and fuck vlad fuck this fucking game. Love u mercer. Gnight. Look to the pens now.


jorel43

Well I was rooting for pickles to get the goal.


DaMammyNuns

You should root for the Flames!


milkasaurous

So...that was definitely Mercer's goal, not Zacha...right?


TheRobberBar0n

Yeah I thought it was obviously Pavs


toiletting

it was Zachas it hit off of many body parts


milkasaurous

I could have sworn (on the last replay) the last things it hit was a Flames skate and then chipped off Mercer's stick blade.


snipecellydangle

After all those bumps, the top of Mercers stick touched it ever so slightly


Spade18

Right!?!? I feel like I’m taking crazy pills


zackattack789

HANDS OFF OUR BOY 😭


nickcostag

Does anyone else get Claude Lemiuex/Andrew Shaw vibes from Merced?


JFreader

Nah too fast


maqdiaf

Coleman’s soft spot for us is preventing him from scoring ❤️


jerrosen14

Get the fuck off Dawson


1defense

subban shot that toward row 18


snipecellydangle

Oh shit Blake’s out there


nickcostag

Those collarbone shots hurt like hell


Devil_Dane

Okay, I really like Dawson Mercer now.


gleeson630

Dumb shot from pk


jorel43

It went off a player, it ricocheted off one of the flames and went high.


MountainBean3479

I mean if someone rushed in and / or tipped it, not the stupidest idea. But yeah not ideal. As much as I think he gets too much shit from most of the fan base, when he starts getting frustrated he gets too reckless and tries to play too offensively. He shouldn’t be taking nearly as many shots as he has been.


gleeson630

Way too high and slow. No one was there. If anything I wish he was more active and closer to reckless. Right now he’s not playing how he used to and not really all that good at this role.


MountainBean3479

By reckless I mean throwing out shots for the sake of it and out of desperation rather than actually making something happen. I would rather him let some of the younger guys be the reckless active ones but I get where you’re coming from and that would probably be better than what’s happening now


dan4hockey99

You mean every shot


Theonly3737

This


ilovehenrique14

why exactly did it seem like the ref blew the whistle before vladar even had the puck?


SnowyPuzzle

Gudbranson is a cunt


paddytoggs

“1 goal in the 3rd otherwise it was a close game”


snipecellydangle

Nobody else could get in there and help Mercer? Good for Shango but nobody else, Merc getting quadruple teamed


InstructionNo3616

Why the f would you shoot an 8 footer there


toiletting

rebound, but that was way too high


toiletting

lmao that flop by Vladar, fuck off


maqdiaf

HANDS OFF MERCER YOU FUCKIN ANIMALS


fartswhenhappy

Credit to Nico for keeping that play alive after Calgary intercepted Zacha's cross-ice pass.


DonnyA22

It's like they turned line changes off so Mercer can just stay out there.


[deleted]

Gotta pull goalie


1defense

zacha gonna demand 9m a year XD


DonnyA22

If we had 12 Dawson Mercers we could rule the world.


snipecellydangle

Comeback time


[deleted]

Hey what do ya know..they did have 2 extra guys out there


maqdiaf

WOOOO


gansitobans

I WANT A MERCER HATTY


snipecellydangle

Flames guy throwing a cheap shot and then pussing out when challenged, what a douche


toiletting

pudding out to.. Mango who isn’t a fighter at all


sapphires_and_snark

Mercer alone makes me feel better about all this


Mactan

Patrick Kane or Jonathan toeves will be available because of the news. Maybe even Evander Kane.


rapier999

You’re not saying you’d have Evander within 100 miles of this team, are you? That’s insane


toiletting

Mango proud of his son Mercer from the penalty box


xSlyy

mercer baby


Signal_Strike2770

Suter in the Flames timeout: "lol literally do nothing different they're not going to score with right extra skaters"


HardTimesOurTimes

Can we call that elbow after the fact also?


artvandelay9393

I get the trend of holding onto timeouts for a challenge but sometimes you just gotta call a timeout and calm the boys down. Useless timeout in a 5-2 game with 3 mins left. Maybe a timeout after the 2nd or 3rd goal would’ve changed this game.


adk_alltheway

I think Johnsson dropped his gloves and then realized he doesn’t fight and is way outsized and regretted his decision


Theonly3737

Lil.man was goin for it. Big nodd from me there


1defense

can we get a PP coach with hair? this dude dont got the sauce anymore


MountainBean3479

Mercer is just a bright spot of sunshine - both just his whole persona and in this terrible game


OhHowdyDoody

Thats the happiest I've ever seen Geertsen. "JOHNSON? ABOUT TO FIGHT??",


fartswhenhappy

Man, I couldn't stand Johnsson last season, but he's making a case for my favorite Devil this year.


chris_banana

The fuck are the refs doing?


xSlyy

johnsson has been the best devil this season- full stop who wouldve thought


gansitobans

my favorite player this season so far


Chico-_-

literally anyone who went to natural stat trick last season lol


xSlyy

trust me i know i was always a defender


milkasaurous

[Sutter](https://imgur.com/a/kvBhL8t)


toiletting

I fucking love Mango. Sets up Mercer perfectly constantly and now standing up for us


nickcostag

Johnsson sure as shit looks a hell of a lot better this season


snipecellydangle

Fuck yeah Andreas, flames dude waited too long


maqdiaf

Good for Johnsson sticking up for himself, what a cheapshot


NumberWanObi

Mercer looking for that top line center spot permanently


NJDevs26

Where did we get 25 shots from they all seem like perimeter low event shots


ETNJ

probably better off not getting a powerplay


jerrosen14

But they didn’t call Smiths initially wtf?? Can’t just change the call because tkachuk retaliated


JFreader

That's what they do when they know the game is out of reach.


toiletting

sure they can, this is the NHL but yes the ref was clearly signaling follow thru before the cross check


snipecellydangle

Haha he was mad about a phantom high stick


lucwille

Do we have all the players needed to be a legit playoff team….no…are we close yea prob but lemmie tell ya ruff and his staff are not the answer is it just me or dows it seem like the team isnt playing hard for him like i get moral is low cause jacks out but comeon


MountainBean3479

It’s also ruff’s overly punitive in game coaching, his seeming arbitrariness, and insistence on disallowing any stability or consistency especially for younger players. It all adds up and really hurts morale. When you punish some players for mistakes, don’t apply that approach to everyone, and then force the team to play with down numbers because of the benchings, it’s going to cause resentment and frustration. Having played for him, the players probably realized that Hughes being out meant they were in for a double helping of ruff’s randomness and lack of any stability. That would probably deflate me too tbf.


JFreader

It's one game.


MountainBean3479

It’s not just this game though, that’s been his style and approach throughout. I agree that there wasn’t much anyone could have done with our team last year but that doesn’t mean his bad coaching wasn’t still bad


JFreader

I agree we need to change special teams coaches.


gshaw34

I agree. Ruff is not the answer. They need a real coach for the modern game. Or anyone at this point.


toiletting

lmao Tkachuk bitching and moaning up 3 also they only called the high stick after the cross check happened, they were going to let it go ain’t that some shit


gansitobans

imagine being told last year that johnsson would have more points than hischier


toiletting

I would’ve believed it, his advanced stats are great


NJDevils30

I was going to say kind of sad that even when the Devils were playing offense minded to try to make up the 4 goal deficit the only goal they were able to score was just an empty net off of a misplay by the goalie. Thank God they scored an actual goal.


snipecellydangle

Get off Smitty Tkachuk


fartswhenhappy

I do feel bad for Vladar on that one. Not sure it made a difference, but he did what he could to let the refs know his bucket wasn't secure. Great move by Mercer.


dan4hockey99

Probs gonna lose 5-4 lol ive seen this one before


njpg

Oh man that's rough. Happy for Mercer but that should have been blown dead.


MountainBean3479

I’m still reeling from a missed call being….in our favor? What ?


njdevilshockey22

man being both a big fan of the ny jets and devils is just downright demoralizing. always lots of hope just for everything to continually crumble


Henrique_its_over

At least the Knicks are good, somehow


multiplemiggs1

Keith Kinkaid used to just shake the helmet right off


MK2_VW

Rangers lost 5-1 to the flames last night . We are better


[deleted]

Are we though? Without Hughes and Wood? Idk


trap-father

Regretting my Sunday tickets, at least I can drink WT101 at the house.


Devil_Dane

This game is all kinds of tomfoolery...but Dawson Mercer? You I like.


epixpowned

Mercer did a goal


xSlyy

thatd piss me off if i were calgary


myinvisibleerection

not like it’ll matter


NJDevs26

Looked like interference on Mercer? Edit: in the high slot before the goal, missed call


SnowyPuzzle

mercer is a god


boilface

Please don't take this tiny bit of joy away


DontDraftSmall

It’s only one game but man we got spanked. We are far from being a playoff team


FloppyCanFly

What is this fucking penalty kill. How the fuck does tkachuk get a shot with that much time right in the slot. Embarrassing


toiletting

Well Mercer is still good


mrSeven3Two

0 effort by Nico on that... shocker


gleeson630

Ppl used to always say he’s a Bergeron-esque center bc he didn’t score a ton. He’s extremely average.


jorel43

This team is going nowhere with severson on it, #tradeSeverson.


ilovehenrique14

ITS SO FUCKING EASY FOR THEM WHEN WE LOOK LIKE A FUCKING BANTAM TEAM ON THE PP


maqdiaf

DAWSON MERCER WHAT A BEAUTY


Afraid_Dingo

What if our pp watches their pp are tries doing that


MK2_VW

Thank god I’m at home watching this mess


mrSeven3Two

L.O.L.


Donex101

Night everyone


Gr3asy_L33f

No wait comeback lmao


MasVonBoxen

Streams like 5 minutes behind.


fartswhenhappy

Turn it off now. Spare yourself.


Anonycron

That was more game management BS


fartswhenhappy

Wide. Fucking. Open.


xSlyy

peewee hockey


WahiniLover

Nah, my peewees knew to maintain the box


sapphires_and_snark

...


myinvisibleerection

make it easy for em


Spade18

Recchi=Adam gase He needs to suffer the same fate


jerrosen14

It’s really refreshing to see that absolutely nothing was done to fix our historically bad special teams last year! Admittedly the pk has looked *a little bit* better, but still quite bad overall


bencgraham22

Can’t wait for Wood and Hughes to come back so scrubs like this are off the lineup.


ilovehenrique14

This is exactly what I was saying about this team. Far too often they play a good majority of a game pretty well and don’t score or score 1 and it doesn’t even matter because they allow 4 easy ones in a span of like 10 minutes


4raises3

just saying, we've gotten crushed both games gauthier and geertsen played together


xSlyy

good thing studenic isnt here and instead geertsen is our coach makes such good lienup decisions i liked the part where he ruined everyones chemsitry by swapping rhe lines all around at the first hint of adversity i hear marchand ends up on the 4th line every few games over in boston too.


epixpowned

What a brain dead play from Geertsen there, just go to the fucking bench


[deleted]

Yeah he doesn't need to be playing in the NHL...Goons are just not a thing anymore! That is all that guy is


ilovehenrique14

We can also talk about a guy with a career .880 save percentage is putting up a .957 right now but to be honest, every single shot is so low danger it makes sense


jonaesthetic

Where’s Ray Catina?


jonaesthetic

I’ll take care of your wife, you take care of your car.


OBAFGKM17

God, that commercial is so fucking tone deaf and sexist that it's almost satire.


jerrosen14

Maybe Recchi’s pp strat is so good that it’s an auto goal everytime and that’s why he still has a job. We’ve just never seen it because we are physically unable to set up in the o zone


[deleted]

The fucker played for the Flyers so what do you expect..what makes him so good as a coach anyway?


Alphonse_Mocha

All of that momentum built up to start the 3rd, just *dead* because of a *powerplay*. That had to be a must-score situation. There's no way that any special teams coaches should leave the building with their jobs tonight.


xSlyy

but they will


myinvisibleerection

glad he’s in the lineup.. fucking useless 5-1


paddytoggs

Booooo


xSlyy

oh so it wasnt the lack of practice that made our PP bad? it was the PP itself? i am so surprised


Afraid_Dingo

I’d like to submit my resumé to coach the pp. I believe I am qualified! Experience: none


[deleted]

Your hired


ilovehenrique14

Amazing how a powerplay is a momentum killer for this team.


[deleted]

Fire Rechii right now..just tell him to go home


Acqua24

Did we fire the special teams coach yet? Cause he fucking blows


xSlyy

why set up on a powerplay when you can just do absolutely nothing 💀


robdac

horrific


TurtleKing48

Nothing like a powerplay to kill any and all momentum we had


Yakitack

Was that a 4 on 2 with no shot?


TurtleKing48

You betcha


jerrosen14

RECCHI GONE PLEASE JUST PLEASE


toiletting

stop blind centering the puck without thinking


myinvisibleerection

was that a power play?


TheFrostyDuck

I just keep telling myself all these years will be worth it because it'll feel so good when the devils are finally good. Problem is I've been thinking this for too many years now


trap-father

Every year I think: the young guys will get better, these new guys from trades will make a difference, a FA might put everything together. But in the end the team is eerily the same.


sapphires_and_snark

What the fuck is this power play?


xSlyy

our powerplay is a warcrime- boo them loudee


[deleted]

Omg this is just disgusting


[deleted]

Great start...perfect


FloppyCanFly

SharanGOALvich needs to start shooting more.


specifichero101

Gotta give it up to bratt, that was a great shift. He needs to use that speed and edge work to cut to the net every shift if he gets a chance. He absolutely earned his bench after the first, but he’s responded well.


Virulent_NJD

Holy shit, hit the god damn net


wbradford00

Bratt needs to channel "i was benched for a whole period" energy wayyy more often


Devil_Dane

Upcoming California road trip? The Ducks are already bad, the Kings are inconsistent, but the Sharks are in a rebuild where they seem to be kinda better (so far). If this team can’t win against the Ducks, Kings or Sharks...I dunno.


paddytoggs

Amazing how to sharks can turn it around in a year or two


Devil_Dane

I’ve been watching San Jose games for the last few years, and I think it’s a combination of new rookies, ***totally new goaltending***, and younger veterans. I know they are legends, but 40+ Jumbo Joe and Marleau were not good fits for the team. Kane may be talented, but having him away from the organization, means less drama, so that has to be helpful.


paddytoggs

Yeah it’s just amazing we been drafting for 10 years and our rebuild is behind the sharks.


[deleted]

Can they score a PP?


jerrosen14

Oh boy oh boy a power play! Don’t tell Recchi


TurtleKing48

It was in Carolina Steve, but I forgive you