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MedicSBK

Fourth star of the game: Ty Smith's diary for being mentioned before Hamilton missing an entire period of hockey.


DevilJacket2000

That sucked. I need to relive some of my most embarrassing moments from high school in my head just to forget about this.


peeeeeeepers

How much do you think we would have to put together to bribe them to just show Mercer's flow all game on nights like this?


Amdamici

Did he get that cut on his face tonight? That had to hurt


TheRobberBar0n

How much does Recchi make? I'll take half and do the same job,


imsocooldude

Couldn’t get any worse


clawrange

"I've got all the confidence in the world obviously" what a statement haha


Gibbsey48

I honestly think they are just thinking way too much on both the pp and pk. It needs to be quicker and more confident. Too slow and methodical.


TheRobberBar0n

It sure was slow, but idk about methodical.


Gibbsey48

Fine "plodding"


DangerPay

Well I'm glad she's proud of herself at least. To sleep with a smile. Blissful ignorance.


clawrange

Bernier first star of the game! Good for him


Franzblau

😂


GardenBro_ohno

Zooka salvaged a miserable game. It was worth the watch to hear that.


DevilJacket2000

I’m calling him Zooka here on out.


ntpd

Congrats to Bernier on the shutout


TheRobberBar0n

That 3rd period was anemic and embarrassing.


BuyMeaSalad

Needed more from Zookah tonight. Really need a goal from Sarahgovich too, and Hischshshshshire needs to step it up


KovalSNIPE17

I understand our expectations overall aren't high for this year with all things considered, but the special teams are inexcusable. You had a training camp. You had preseason games. Consistent lazy, careless, undisciplined piece of shit performances.


scarlet_stormTrooper

It’s the system of special teams choices I think


Shadow_of_Yor

What are the chances that I would see two of my teams get shut out 0-4 in the same night


Signal_Strike2770

Bernier announces his retirement


njdmb30

I could have been at this game. I'm so glad I decided against it.


Virulent_NJD

Some of us aren’t as smart as you


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Shadow_of_Yor

Seriously though we’ve taken like 9 penalties this game, are the coaches really going to keep ignoring that issue?


ChannelShot7061

What are the names of these commentators lmao


PM180

Kevin Weekes is the one with all the inside knowledge on Dougie, Leah Hextall is the one that *definitely* knows what team Bernier is on.


ChannelShot7061

any relation to the other hextall?


DeathRosenstok

Yea Ron hextalls cousin


rxbandit256

Color commentator is former Devils backup Kevin Weekes!


ChannelShot7061

And who's the other? :D


jerrosen14

Fuck our PK is deadly!! Praise Nas!


xSlyy

down 0-4…. chance to send studenic on a breakaway and he send it down the ice???


MartysBetter29

Its frustrating because abysmal announcing like this feeds into sexist assholes who salivate at a chance to blame this on her gender. Idiocy aside, is there not someone who could be doing this job better? This isn’t a minor league telecast, its ESPN theres gotta be a standard.


Amdamici

I can almost guarantee that if her last name wasn't Hextall, and Rob and Bryan weren't direct relatives, she would be no where near this broadcast.


Amdamici

Its not sexism. She's genuinely terrible. Weekes wasn't much better, but she is honestly trash.


TheRobberBar0n

He was saying the fact that she is so bad feeds into bias against female announcers. She's genuinely terrible.


Amdamici

I get it, but like i mentioned somewhere else, if her last name wasn't Hextall, she woulnd't have the job she has. It would be sexist not to call her out just because shes a woman also. But i get you and ops point.


MartysBetter29

Yeah weekes wasnt good either. Really disappointing from ESPN. TNT much better early on.


xSlyy

i mean she almost certainly was forced into the role because of the fact shes a girl and not much else- espn is pretty blatant with doing that


Akarin_Akaza

espn has been slotting attractive and attractive sounding women regardless of knowledge into broadcasts


MartysBetter29

But are there not females who can be doing a better job than this? They should have had plenty of options.


xSlyy

that would require them to actually treat people as individuals - they care about the fact that they can say a female is in that slot… and thats it its horribly sexist but its become the norm


Amdamici

This is when I wish someone like Scott Stevens was assistant coach. He would literally throw a bench at them for this shit effort they gave tonight. Its almost like when they play in Colorado and you can see them with no energy from the altitude difference. No compete on the devils today. I get our "STARS" are injured, but isnt the point of a young team to BECOME stars?


Akarin_Akaza

they probably got lazy with that long homestand and forgot that travelling means getting up earlier


Amdamici

I'm just so tired after so many years of seeing devils players/staff with no passion. Like i get it, you have to be professional, but fuck man, put the heart in it too. Make them ride the bikes for a few hours post game. I remember Lou would make them do that when they would get blown out at home.


DarkOathSKS

Fucking Mickey Mouse team


jerrosen14

Wait Zacha? I thought Zooka took the penalty


Langenbrunner15

Aw man, we still suck, don't we


chefboleson

fun fact, we've been outshot on the powerplay 4-3


Gci23

Nucks beat the rags how bout that


ntpd

Zeverson


clawrange

This ice time graphic on the PPs is so obnoxious


ans141

Yeah it would be a little more interesting if they showed the pk time on ice


RubberBiscuitz

Doesn’t matter. We suck at both.


clawrange

At least that would be relevant when the D is pinned down but even then having a bunch of ticking clocks across the top of the screen is absurd.


ans141

Agreed


kmt75

In Leah's defense, Subban doesn't know how to pronounce Nico's last name.


Franzblau

I think that was on purpose, he was saying goofy things for all their names.


jerrosen14

Really miss Miles bowling into goalies on breakaways


Seamusarcher

Lol from a source. The team announced it, weekesy


i_saw_nothing

Just remember that we used to have Doc Emerick.


ntpd

The universe is finding balance


MartysBetter29

Yeah they are playing like shit but….hear me out. Imagine the excuse making if NYR were missing Panarin, Fox, and Shesterkin. We’re dealing with the equivalent on top of other key pieces who are or have been injured. Need to see this team with a healthy full core.


Amdamici

Zooka lol. she literally mispronounces half the players names wrong. I think shes pronounced Zegras 3 different ways tonight too


scarlet_stormTrooper

Studenic, Gautier, Kuokkannen. Holtz is better than all 3. Waste of time


Yakitack

Pavel Zuko vs the Anaheim Aangels.


ChannelShot7061

Pavel Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuka


i_saw_nothing

Wow. Well done. I just heard this in our stadium announcer's voice.


ChannelShot7061

:D I did my best hahaahaha


jerzyrailz

she really said pavel zooka and thought we wouldn’t notice


clawrange

Pavel Zuka? Did she just make him some sort of hybrid with Danny Zuko from grease???


Seamusarcher

Can someone please make a full list of all the dumb shit she’s said tonight?


ntpd

And mail it to ESPN


Odd_Job_99

Pav is playing like a real Pavel Zooka tonight


NJDevils30

I just wanted to see one goal. Easily one of the worst games they've played in a while. 2 too many men. No one seems to give a shit.


DangerPay

Pavel Zucca


chefboleson

tough break for pavel zooka


xSlyy

PAVO ZOOKA this is why you dont force people into positions because of whether they have a cock or not….


kmt75

Is Pavel Zooka as big a first round bust as Pavel Zacha?


maqdiaf

Ah yes, Pavel Zucha


Rukoi

These idiots are falling over their own skates, cant make a pass that matters. Literally trash play today, this game is a wash please erase this from my mind. Holy fuck this game is frustrating to watch


myinvisibleerection

pavel zucka


Seamusarcher

Pavel zucca!


Franzblau

Paval ZOOKA DA BAZOOKA


TheRobberBar0n

Pavel Zoo-cha


boilface

Zooka to the box


SnowyPuzzle

ZOOKA


i_saw_nothing

Pavel Zooka. *sigh.*


ntpd

Zucha


jerrosen14

Pavel Zookuh


Franzblau

ZOOKA!!!


xSlyy

nhl team cannot skate or pass at a professional level


ekdeuce7

Weakness of depth has never been more apparent. It’s not good when the 12th man Studenic is skating circles around the top six.


buddyguy618

Not sure why I’m still watching. Only reason I watched blowouts last year was in hope of Jack doing something cool


clawrange

Vesey being one of the best players on the Devils is the whole problem...


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Akarin_Akaza

gonna go out on a limb and say they were a bit below average


maqdiaf

That’s an incredibly hot take, would you consider a job as an ESPN analyst?


myinvisibleerection

dude bernier is about to get a shutout.. what are u smoking!


Shadow_of_Yor

Yea that’s why the devils fans were so happy before


cevo

Games like this make me miss Bastian.


Shadow_of_Yor

Honestly might as well trade for Bastian Rooney Anderson and Butcher back at this point


Odd_Job_99

Yes, yes, yes, and no - between Smith, Graves, and Siegs, we don’t need Butcher rn


hockeyson

Our ability to maintain offensive zone pressure outside the first 10 minutes of this game has been pathetic. Rush in, weak shot or turnover, then back to our zone for a full minute at least.


chefboleson

5 unanswered goals incoming


rxbandit256

by the ducks maybe


MartysBetter29

Tatar been 💩 all year


myinvisibleerection

like 75% of our forwards are invisible


MartysBetter29

Absolutely. And i liked the tatar signing and i still think he’ll be good. But hasnt done anything well thus far.


mister_pickle

He fed Mercer his first goal


MartysBetter29

Yep it was a beautiful pass too, forgot that specific play. I have no issue with the guy but I dont think its unfair to say he has not been remotely up to standard so far.


myinvisibleerection

i liked it too, i don’t know wtf is wrong with the majority of the forward group.. i would only single tatar out cause he’s a new signing and vet of sorts but really we have like 4 players that can score on a good night


MartysBetter29

Yeah he hasnt stood out as worse than the others I think I just commented that after a terrible looking play in the dzone lol. About 7-8 out of 12 forwards need to look themselves in the mirror after this one and ask if they can be doing more.


myinvisibleerection

agreed friend, hopefully we won’t see a shit show like this for some time.. be well


MartysBetter29

You too, u/myinvisibleerection


i_saw_nothing

I wonder if the Devils ticket reps just drink heavily when they watch these games and know they have to do cold calls tomorrow to try and sell tickets.


rxbandit256

i'm pretty sure mine quit, I got 2 calls from her in the off-season, a couple emails and that was it


JFreader

They all quit. They are not needed.


Signal_Strike2770

Sharangusev


boilface

Getting credit for trying lol


rxbandit256

I'm pretty sure she doesn't know the names of most Devils players


i_saw_nothing

She knows Bernier.


myinvisibleerection

there’s gibson getzlaf.. she’s no dummy pal


myinvisibleerection

finally killing a penalty when it doesn’t mean jack shit 🥴


MartysBetter29

Incoming assistant coach David Quinn


Shadow_of_Yor

How many penalties have we taken in the past three games?


PM180

I know it feels like this can’t get any worse, but just imagine if Blackwood ends up making his debut tonight.


Franzblau

Did she just call Gauthier “Derek Grant”?


PM180

It’s a childhood nickname


tompal7

Can’t decide what’s worse, our power play, our penalty kill, or this broadcast


MartysBetter29

Really wouldnt mind Lindy making a point at the end here (last 5 or so) and rolling two lines of guys who give a shit tonight. Some form of Vesey, Mercer, McLeod, Studenic, Gauthier (?), Bratt (?). Game is out of reach anyways a lot of guys deserve to be shown up tonight.


NJraised

Does everyone have to listen to these ESPN commentators? My ears are bleeding and the amount of naming mistakes about players and goalies is crazy. How many times will she say something like "that was fire". Omg ESPN is cursing us


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Mute game. Turn on music 🎶


ntpd

Have they not showed any replays?


i_saw_nothing

They showed Stevens' hit on Kariya, and then Kariya coming back to score a goal.


Akarin_Akaza

maybe 2 at the beginning


kevinbaseball52

If we’re gonna play like this I’d rather watch Kenny agostino and jsd to make it feel right


i_saw_nothing

Another penalty. Hah! Can't tank our even strength goal stat if we keep letting them get PP goals!!


JustinW418

I love how everyone attacks a coach and has no answer for the the 6-7 pucks sitting in the crease with an empty net and nobody burying it. That’s on the players. And the devils would normally not miss those to this extent. Turnovers or sloppy play aside, the momentum completely shifts if they even bury 1/3 of those empty chances, and we are leading this game.


Akarin_Akaza

3 of the ducks goals were scored when are special teams were on the ice it falls to their responsibility for this suckage


Kalculator

Might as well just not hire coaches, seems like they have no accountability for the on ice performance. I guess the players just decided for themselves what systems to run. It seems to be working out very well for them!!!


JustinW418

It’s not no accountability, it’s not calling for a firing of staff after only two blowouts with some incredibly positive changes on offense during wins and subsequently having to beg people to seek reason when calling for firings. Same issues 15 games in, maybe 20, then make the change by all means.


Frenchthealpaca

No one's really attacking Ruff. Everybody know's he's an interim solution until we're better anyway. It's the fucking assistants in charge of the PK and PP that had sucked in a major way for what feels like decades.


DevilJacket2000

It’s because of how inept they look. It has to be a coaching issue. Not burying chances is one thing but everything else?


kmt75

If it was possible to "fire" everyone who dressed tonight I'd be all for it.


xSlyy

our pp plan is currently to dump and chase and then pass back and forth between 2 point men like ping pong…. thats not on the players (who are to blame for sucking also)


JustinW418

Ironic considering the intended PP is utilized by 2 of the top teams last year. Passes intercepted is the big issue on those. 20+ turnovers


Kalculator

I'm confused, are you a Devils fan? Like do you watch these games? We are playing dump and chase hockey without any players that can forecheck and have the collective skill of a playoff team's bottom 6. What you are saying is not even comparable to what is happening on the ice.


JustinW418

Holy cow are YOU watching? 2 lines carrying the puck in with speed on every play, especially Bratt and Hischier with their speed, generating solid offensive chances for the first half of the game and having pucks sitting on the crease just waiting for a tap in from their good play. Losses happen. I don’t see how you perceive this as dump and chase when until it got out of hand, it was utilizing a lot of speed into the zone. 3-0 yea players get mad and it falls apart


Kalculator

This basically solidifies my thinking that you aren't really watching these games. A vast majority of our zone entries are dump and chase, we carry the puck in very rarely, and when we do its almost always directly into the defenders legs.


JustinW418

So by your logic we magically took random soft shots from the point and had 28-27 in shots despite being drastically outplayed? Did those pucks get dumped in, turned over, then magically shoot themselves? Metrics of shot-possession were above average and most of the shots were taken from in front of the net. 68% rate on shots toward the net from INSIDE the hash marks and below in the first 2 periods. Explain to me how this happens from dump and chase turnovers? The horrible play overshadows the reality. They were closer to the paint in 2/3 of their attempts toward net, whether they were blocked, missed the net, or saved. I standby the statement that if even 2* of those open nets went in, we’d be looking at another OT game.


xSlyy

perhaps it would work better if the team could pass at a professional level


jerrosen14

Why am I still watching this? What is wrong with me?


xSlyy

perhaps when jack hughes retires without a cup and 2 playoffs wins- they’ll be like huh mahbe we should fire these dogass coaches fitzy allowing this to happen is a big red X on his report card… weve been here with shero


hockeyson

Don’t worry, if this continues both Hughes will join Quinn in Van and win over there.


Kalculator

I have zero trust in management if you can watch this display and not make a coaching change. The PP and PK have been this way for years. When is it enough? Why wait until the end of the season to make changes that should have happened years ago?


MartysBetter29

Studenic playing hard. Lot of guys should take notes.


Down_Rodeo_

Embarrassing game. Had 5 good minutes then our shitty special teams sucked the life out of us. I’m so done with recchi and Nas. Last year they got a pass from some because of Covid and it causing a lack of practice, but it’s evident their systems just suck.


hockeyson

Literally were dominating until our 1st PP. That should really say something.


Frenchthealpaca

What are we, 4 years into saying fire nas? Has he even been here that long? Sign whoever the fuck you want, management. Spend all the money in the world on players. Put them in front of this coaching staff and continue to never be able to ice a full team and you're gonna find out exactly how many years of fandom 3 cups buys. It's not much fucking longer, I can tell you that much.


java_king

Remember the first 10 minutes of the game when we looked really good and it felt like just a matter of time before Nico scored a goal or two on those one timers from the slot Tonight ended up going much worse than I expected and I blame myself for letting my girlfriend come over after drinks with her friends


Anonycron

The string of physical and puck battles that they are losing tonight, especially leading up to that short handed goal, is impressive.


Rukoi

What is this game absolutely horrendous, why are you even on the ice to play such poor shifts. Why does Recchi still have a job?? WHAT IS THIS POWERPLAY?


Signal_Strike2770

It's concerning that we're not even getting blown out by a good team. If this was Carolina or Florida fine. This is bad.


snipecellydangle

Lower body ‘day to day’ :(


boilface

After missing 30 minutes of ice time, Hamilton not returning tonight isn't exactly the news flash you're making it out to be


MartysBetter29

Ive been against it but feel like it really is Holtz time. Not because it is necessarily best for his development, but this team needs him rn. Missing a dynamic threat without Hughes.


Anonycron

To what end though? Do you think this Team makes the playoffs if only we have Holtz? Seems to me this team is not playoff bound no matter who you bring up. So do what’s best for their development.


nsfate18

Lower body injury better just be diarrhea. Losing our best forward in Hughes, followed by both of our starting goaltenders, followed by our best defenseman is some seriously horrific luck


jerrosen14

If Dougie out long term someone just give me milk of the poppy


Akarin_Akaza

hextall just trolling at this point


Shadow_of_Yor

We are perfectly back into 2016 form. This is humiliating and it looks like no ones even trying to fix the situation


ChannelShot7061

I'm not sure if you quite remember 2016 as painfully as it was.


Shadow_of_Yor

Oh I do. I’m not saying this season feels like that just the game as we are getting embarrassed by one of the only teams who have been worse than us for years.


ChannelShot7061

Ah, misunderstood!


clawrange

Lower body injury, fuck fuck fuck


silvermarsh

If our special teams were even remotely ok, this game is at least close. still not confident we WIN but meh


Franzblau

Correction: We are not 0/5 on the power play. We are -1/5.


kmt75

There's just nothing here.


MuslimShady37

Deleting my eyes to stop the depression from witnessing this game


i_saw_nothing

If Ruff is going to only award playing time to guys who give a shit, after Mercer, Vesey, McLeod, and Graves, we still need another body if we're going to field 5 guys for 60 minutes.


Edboy04

BRING UP HOLTZ


4raises3

we can't keep rolling out 2 ineffective lines each night. bring up some reinforcements plz


myinvisibleerection

i hope they continue to score on us and we get shutout we deserve it.. wanna hear ruff answer for this train wreck


Franzblau

Where’s the guy with the PAIN meter posts?


Nodor10

Don’t think he made the chart big enough


GardenBro_ohno

Too much for him to handle


onemanistracks

Goodnight 😞


njmjc

Playing like this against the Ducks is unacceptable. But also this team isn’t doing anything this year with Hughes and now Hamilton hurt. Extremely frustrating.


scarlet_stormTrooper

Who is PP coach is it still Recci?