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mister_pickle

I just realized that Kucherov's best season is better than Jagr's best season...how the fuck does Tampa have such a jacked up team?


DaMammyNuns

In points, maybe. Jagrs best season>almost everyone else's best season


DumbBunt

Jagr had 149 points in 95-96...


dadphobia

Incredible drafting


LaHondaSkyline

Stevie Yzerman got the ball rolling for them. And current GM kept it rolling.


OniNeji

We deserved more tonight. That's not always the case, but we deserved at least one point


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SkellySkeletor

100% we gotta start opening the checkbook if this team is ever gonna be anything. We have consistently shown that we cannot draft ourselves a complete team, so might as well try playing the free agent game to start contending


ekdeuce7

Big question is what are price adjustments for highest income and property taxes in the US in a smaller market? That’s a rough game to play as well. Agreed money needs to be spent somehow.


andrew_wessel

Can’t say I’m shocked


xSlyy

he toepicked and then started crying? that guy is literaly a teddy bear- no respect since he crotch shot nico


dadphobia

Oh shut the fuck up hedman


JustinW418

Bratt even went over with complete class and gave him a pat for it.


dadphobia

Bratt stopped playing in a final play of the game down a goal in the zone to help hedman up after he fell on his own, there’s literally nothing to cry about


JustinW418

Wellllllll, truth on Hedmans part, but Bratt was just skating around and didn’t go to help him up until after. At least form my rewind.


dadphobia

On the lightning broadcast, they showed an angle from the glass that showed Bratt stopping immediately once hedman fell and offer a hand, which hedman ignored, so Bratt got back in the play


JustinW418

Ah well that sucks


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DaMammyNuns

Lol a lightning fan.


Thehawkman2

This mf comes here and tells this subreddit to take the L. Bruh, we're are in a decade of pain. Taking the L is the only consistent thing about this team.


VindictiveRakk

/r/devils in shambles


DevilJacket2000

Get bent.


dadphobia

What kind of low life goes to another team’s sub to troll?


Devil_Dane

Which is why I always say that the *block user* function is a beautiful thing.


EngelSterben

Seems to be a constant thing with him going by his post history


gleeson630

Tampa fans always been kinda weird and whiny


xSlyy

the self awareness is astounding


mister_pickle

bah, bastian should have passed to nico


LaHondaSkyline

O.k., so a familiar type of game. Devils overall played well against a very good team. But...a handful of terrible mistakes and goaltending issues cost them the game.


trap-father

Handful? They had more than a handful on one PP.


LaHondaSkyline

Depends on how many a 'handful' is, I guess. But yeah, it was a handful of boneheaded plays, as in five or six that were the difference tonight. And that is who the Devils are this year--a team that is capable of playing good teams MOSTLY pretty well...except for that consistent handful of terrible mistakes that give opponents AAA scoring chances.


dadphobia

Goaltending did not cost us this game


LaHondaSkyline

Gillies had some good saves on good chances by TB. But...all three TB goals were on failures to control rebounds. Not saying Gillies was terrible. But it wasn't great either. Great goaltending probably gets the Devils at least a point tonight. Not really blaming Gillies. But, the goaltending differential was a factor in the outcome tonight.


dadphobia

I’d say three attackers being left all alone in front of our goalie, who saved every single first shot he faced tonight, was the difference. Get the team to defend every man and maybe we win by one.


LaHondaSkyline

Oh for sure the Devils need to be better at getting a body on guys down low. That has been a problem a lot lately. But that does not mean that Gillies failure to control the rebounds was not an issue. I don't want to be too hard on Gillies. He did make a lot of great saves. But watch the replays on the three TB goals. I am sure Gillies would admit that he'd like to control those rebounds that lead to TB goals better.


dadphobia

I think it can be true that he needs to work on his rebounds and also we would have won this game had the defense defended, like at all. Even on the goal when gillies glitched, he saved the first shot, but we had three defenders on the other guy and none on the puck carrier


LaHondaSkyline

I agree with that.


disteriaa

The glove miss was pretty bad, but other than that Gillies had a great game.


xSlyy

what is the big baby whining about


dadphobia

Vasy with the clutchest poke check ever


xSlyy

zero finesse- given that godly opportunity and we flub it tragic


maqdiaf

NOOOO NATE


maqdiaf

NICO WAS WIDE OPEN


xSlyy

no deserve in hockey ya get what ya get- we get shit


dadphobia

Holy shit fire Lindy


mrSeven3Two

Why is every shot a rising shot that's gonna miss high


xSlyy

whats with forcing the stretch pass - just get it in the zone


wbradford00

Devils work their asses off to get a tying goal then the other team takes advantage of sloppy play and instantly get the go ahead goal. Sound familiar?


Down_Rodeo_

Thank god they didn’t know about goalie injuries at the start of the season and didn’t force their injured goalies to play instead of looking for a real option to fill a void


KornHoLi0

Dump the puck and pull the goalie. Saw that a lot last year.


dadphobia

Empty netter incoming


KornHoLi0

Is this a penalty kill? What's going on


Cock_Diesel1

Brodeur going to play for the Blues definitely put some kind of curse on this team


gleeson630

Nico is back to being pushed around and falling over ez


dadphobia

Please don’t pull gills


jerrosen14

Bratt 1 glove bway goal woulda been legendary


jerrosen14

We’ve held the other team under 3 goals once in the past 18 games…….. yike


gshaw34

Yeah the last time was bluejackets on January 5


dadphobia

Ty hasn’t been perfect tonight but he’s been playing with a lot more urgency tonight


Donex101

We have a goaltender curse


anotherburntbridge

Seems like the lightning get away with clutch grab and accosting


jdizzle161

there's always a leagues darling. was the pens for many years, lately it seems like its Tampa.


mrSeven3Two

Tatar got absolutely manhandled there.


Down_Rodeo_

We have given up 3 goals at least 30 times this season. 4 or more. Wtf is fitz doing?


gshaw34

I know we have goalie issues but the last 7 games we have let up 3 or more goals a game. That’s not a winning formula.


Radjage

We have the worst goaltending in the league. Statistically....


gshaw34

True. I was just pointing out a fact I just checked.


wbradford00

Past three games have looked like there is absolutely no team chemistry besides Shango bratt and Hughes


gleeson630

What kind of shitty team let’s go of leads instantly and just set record for multiple goals scored in the first 15 whatever seconds of a period.


VindictiveRakk

severson coasting toward the net instead of busting his ass full speed to cirelli... how is that not your first instinct as an 8 year vet i will never understand


rlxdengineer

That was not on sevo. He had his guy. Hughes didn’t go after the empty guy


jerrosen14

It’s okay, just means Jack and Bratt will get more points when we tie it up


tropic_gnome_hunter

LOL at that post in here a month ago saying we weren't that far off from making the playoffs. This sub is insane.


dadphobia

Bro we’re only like 20 points out =D


LaHondaSkyline

Well...at that moment it was true...


xSlyy

evenly played game 😂 if you want to put it that way you can but its not true


1defense

tank commander


mrSeven3Two

Weak backcheck by Hughes and Sevo there


iamtheprodigy

I mean, that's pretty terrible goaltending. All he had to do was stay in the net and it's an easy save.


theold_man

Gillies control your rebounds wtf?!


jerrosen14

He used all of his good goalie powers in the first period :/


LaHondaSkyline

Has Gillies been terrible? No. But all three TB goals are rebounds that he did not control.


dadphobia

All three rebounds would’ve been easy handles if a defender was anywhere near the man on net


LaHondaSkyline

Also true.


trap-father

I think they would’ve learned by now….


dadphobia

Come on man, stop letting a guy get up in gillies’ face. He’s been playing lights out getting zero help


mrSeven3Two

Where is everyone?


tropic_gnome_hunter

This team is such garbage


littlegoatboy

"Oh boy." Dano 2022


JustinW418

That didn’t take long.


LFAlol

fuckin pick up a man, MAN.


xSlyy

jacks defensive zone positions seems to have taken a considerable step back… hes just floating there half the time


jdizzle161

Hughes really does need to work on his defense. He was just coasting there.


Donex101

Pain


avellinoblvd

ew what a gross goal horn


onederbred

Fuckin shit this goal song makes me wish I were deaf


gleeson630

It’s expected. It’s been this all season. Regardless of the opponent


LP_24

Hello darkness my old friend


nuremberp

🤦‍♂️


xSlyy

no resistance at all, they just go right in


Reasonable-Depth22

Well. That didn’t last long.


LaHondaSkyline

Man, that was too easy for TB


jerrosen14

Hughes Bratt aaaaaand Severson have literally been the only players to get points for us the last 3 games (tonight included) 😂 I just double checked


JustinW418

Damn it! Graves doesn’t nearly have the stick for that shot at that tight handling angle.


dadphobia

Gotta be careful now, they’re gonna get pissed. They’ve been beating the shit out of us and now have nothing to show for it


VindictiveRakk

lmao it always blows my mind that 63 is the same guy that got benched for not producing earlier this season


LaHondaSkyline

Graves waited a fraction too long. Just one time it!


MK2_VW

That Jack go brrrraaat


ChannelShot7061

Watching Hughes and Bratt is so fun. If we lose but Hughes and Bratt play well I take it as a win


gleeson630

You’re in for a treat usually.


dadphobia

Jack looks great with the A


jerrosen14

Jack and Bratt :))))))))))))))


JustinW418

BrattJack and JackBratt. Brackjatt!


NJDevils1

Hughes and bratt are literally the whole offense


jdizzle161

Bratt and Hughes have the ability to terrorize this league for years to come!


andrew_wessel

LIL JIZZY BACK AT IT


xSlyy

bratt ppg now our money gone


LP_24

HUUUUUUGHES


dadphobia

JACK HUGHES AND JESPER BRATT ARE SO FUCKING GOOD


LaHondaSkyline

That's how you do it!


xSlyy

jackyyytt


maqdiaf

WHO BUT HUGHES+BRATT


LaHondaSkyline

TB is good at getting the Devils to carry the puck into the zone along the board


dadphobia

What I would give for a sergachev…


xSlyy

nico looks god awful tn


Mactan

He has a broken foot


dadphobia

Hey PK, maybe in a game filled with odd man rushes against us, don’t step too far up lol


maqdiaf

Foote and Kuokkanen going at it Vasy: *yawns*


jerrosen14

Once Jack’s line learns how to finish more than one of its million chances/game it’s over for y’all


Radjage

"We'll be good again soon"(me now and in 2015)


jdizzle161

seems like the refs aren't going to call something on Tampa unless it involves a sawed off shotgun.


FireGase

Does a tb fan in the first row have his dental business name on the back of his jersey?


jerrosen14

If Tatar wanted to ever score at a meaningful time in a game that’d be nice


Harrisonmonopoly

What does Tatar actually do?


xSlyy

that wasnt played well, not dangerous enough of a chance


maqdiaf

Shots are actually almost even


LaHondaSkyline

Devils are...not really that bad. They generate shots. But...they just have too many boneheaded mistakes and are not going to get anything above 'acceptable' goaltending this year.


whichwitch9

The problem is one goalie is a fucking Vezina winner, the other one occasionally short circuits


gshaw34

Haha I mean last month Gilles was literally playing in the echl and some how found his way to be our number 1


whichwitch9

So Mercer is living with Geersten and they have a dog.


Anonycron

Come again? I missed that intermissions interview. Is this true?


chrishic99

Why can I not imagine geertsen and mercer living together


rjlud02

How does Tampa get to ice so many star caliber players and were arguing whether we can afford our leading scorer with a 7 or 8 year contract


LaHondaSkyline

TB has $0 of cap space. They could face a cap crunch in the off season. Devils will have lots of cap space in the off season.


DrBrule696

Just started watching now. How the fuck didn’t Gillies see that rebound??


MK2_VW

Someone pulled his controller


LaHondaSkyline

Not a good period. Both TB goals are a direct result of Devils mistakes: (1) a TB power-play goal on a senseless high stick Devils penalty, and (2) a shortie on a Devils 4 minute (!) power play where TB got several odd-man rushes due to sloppiness in Devis passing in the neutral zone, a penalty shot, and the Devils got lower quality scoring chance than TB.


littlegoatboy

For those wondering, that makes 7 shorthanded goals against for the devils this year. Worst in the NHL. For those that weren't wondering, sorry


ekdeuce7

I feel like they all owe each other money with all these buddy passes they love to give each other.


jerrosen14

#goalsforgillies


facial

i expected 4 against, we only gave up 2! ​ Guys, i think were getting better!


dadphobia

On the Tampa broadcast: “That’s not a penalty, he had his hands together” *shows an angle where it’s clearly crosschecking*


JustinW418

At this point we’re better off not being on the PP after that disaster.


mrSeven3Two

I vaguely remember Schwab


Down_Rodeo_

Shit PP is still shit regardless of the shooting bender they’ve been on.


Radjage

Not being able to shoot well is pretty much as bad as our goaltending this year. We get chances and great looks, we play well enough but still can't finish nearly the amount we need


JustinW418

Not only do we continue to do the pass back PP breakout (which I normally wouldn’t mind with a team that doesn’t turn it over, but we continue to turn it over), but the coaches don’t seem to make the connection, and then when we recover, we put all 3 of our players on a player crashing the net and leave the shooter alone to grab his own rebound. You can’t make this up.


andrew_wessel

I have a feeling we’re gonna lose this 4-2


mrSeven3Two

No call?


maqdiaf

SIR! Where’s _OUR_ penalty shot?


wbradford00

No penalty shot ok


dadphobia

They’re really playing the body now shit


xSlyy

?


LaHondaSkyline

Dude. Just skate to the net. Faked himself put


Frenchthealpaca

Refs didn't give the call bc it kinda seemed like he was trying to draw the call instead of score a goal. Trouble is there's no rule in the book that justifies that call.


sapphires_and_snark

Getting outscored on a 4-minute PP despite having stopped a penalty shot is pretty much the last 10 years


maqdiaf

Love to see Jack getting fed at the end of that powerplay


onederbred

That was some of our best special teams play I’ve seen all season


jerrosen14

Us going from our best pp of the year to the worst(? There’s been so many bad ones) in the same game is comical


dadphobia

A double minor and not only do we not score, but we give them FOUR odd rushes, a penalty shot, and a short handed.


jerrosen14

Is that good


rjlud02

If you're a Tampa Bay fan yes


NJDevils1

No it’s bad


rjlud02

My guess is that breaks us and we lose 6 - 1


ravafea

If Jack ever learns how to aim a slapshot, it's over for you mofos.


mrSeven3Two

Jack? The whole team. We miss the net on 60% of our shots


spikymetal

Nico struggling this game..


rjlud02

It's generally a coin flip so yeah


Upside_Down-Bot

„ɥɐǝʎ os dılɟ uıoɔ ɐ ʎllɐɹǝuǝƃ s,ʇI„


rjlud02

Wwwhhheeeeeeee


LaHondaSkyline

So...four minute penalty play and TB gets the better chances than the Devils.


xSlyy

ayy bratt lets just dip mid shift cool cool cool


mrSeven3Two

He stays there he has a shot for a 1T or at least keeping possession


xSlyy

yeah bizzare


mrSeven3Two

Couldn't possibly be tired... he just stood at the circle the whole time


NJDevils1

The lightning had the first 6 shots on our PP LOL WHAT


BruceCable

Jack with the cup check on bastian


mrSeven3Two

Why are we surprised about this PP. It's been like this all year. We have a GREAT PP, the next PP ALWAYS results in a SHG. For the record I'm not exaggerating, it's happened 6 times this year. I've counted


andrew_wessel

STOP TURNING IT OVER


xSlyy

christ nico make a good pass


LaHondaSkyline

And...a second time terrible play moving through the neutral zone results in TB goal. Devils poor passing on outlets and through the neutral zone is a huge part of the Devils poor play all year.


rlxdengineer

Is it me or devils don’t know where the puck is half the time?


JustinW418

It’s you. I’m tracking 80% of the time.


VindictiveRakk

gillies fucking lags out of course