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Forums :: Blog World :: Todd Cordell: On the Devils' new 2nd line, Hischier, and potential playoff matchups
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Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

Apr 8 @ 10:42 AM ET
dozerD10
Anaheim Ducks
Location: long beach, CA
Joined: 01.29.2014

Apr 8 @ 10:55 AM ET
Just A Huge thanks for Rico ... Ducks do not make the playoffs without uncle Rico... He was the exact player they needed at that time. He’s been nothing short of spectacular. A hockey trade for both teams that has worked out extremely well.
Here’s hoping his playoff magic continues here in Anaheim.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Apr 8 @ 11:18 AM ET
Totally agree. Both are tough matchups. Bruins are worse. Anything can happen in he playoffs.
CaptCrankypants
New Jersey Devils
Location: None of your business
Joined: 04.27.2014

Apr 8 @ 11:36 AM ET
Counterpoint:
Against Boston, the Devils had a 55.29% CF%, a 57.33% CF%, and a 62.5% CF% and for what it's worth I remember feeling that they deserved a better fate in all 3 games. And the Devils are the only Eastern conference team that did this to Boston. Boston is objectively one of the best teams in the league and the numbers support that, but the Devils gave them a lot of trouble.

Against TB, they had a 50% CF%, 36.84% CF%, and a 43.88% CF%. I remember the first game being an even matchup so that's pretty crazy that it's exactly 50%, the second game was one of the worst games they played all season, but they got solid goaltending, and the Lightning didn't, and the 3rd I remember being closer than the numbers say, but TB pressed hard in that 3rd period.

I'll be rooting for Boston tonight.


All numbers from naturalstattrick.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Apr 8 @ 11:40 AM ET
My boy zacha
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Apr 8 @ 11:47 AM ET
Just A Huge thanks for Rico ... Ducks do not make the playoffs without uncle Rico... He was the exact player they needed at that time. He’s been nothing short of spectacular. A hockey trade for both teams that has worked out extremely well.
Here’s hoping his playoff magic continues here in Anaheim.

- dozerD10

Feel the same way about Vatanen. Absolutely essential down the stretch
RubberBiscuitz
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 11.12.2011

Apr 8 @ 12:10 PM ET
Going to be a poopshow
vlongo4419
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.31.2013

Apr 8 @ 1:09 PM ET
Counterpoint:
Against Boston, the Devils had a 55.29% CF%, a 57.33% CF%, and a 62.5% CF% and for what it's worth I remember feeling that they deserved a better fate in all 3 games. And the Devils are the only Eastern conference team that did this to Boston. Boston is objectively one of the best teams in the league and the numbers support that, but the Devils gave them a lot of trouble.

Against TB, they had a 50% CF%, 36.84% CF%, and a 43.88% CF%. I remember the first game being an even matchup so that's pretty crazy that it's exactly 50%, the second game was one of the worst games they played all season, but they got solid goaltending, and the Lightning didn't, and the 3rd I remember being closer than the numbers say, but TB pressed hard in that 3rd period.

I'll be rooting for Boston tonight.


All numbers from naturalstattrick.

- CaptCrankypants


Also to add onto this, I don't believe KK was in net for any of the games against Boston. I believe Schneider got 2 of them, 1 he got hurt and Appleby played the 3rd period, and Lack got the other game! So there's something else to look into if you want.
Senor_Elias
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.17.2013

Apr 8 @ 1:10 PM ET
Just A Huge thanks for Rico ... Ducks do not make the playoffs without uncle Rico... He was the exact player they needed at that time. He’s been nothing short of spectacular. A hockey trade for both teams that has worked out extremely well.
Here’s hoping his playoff magic continues here in Anaheim.

- dozerD10


Re-sign him asap
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Apr 8 @ 2:18 PM ET
Also to add onto this, I don't believe KK was in net for any of the games against Boston. I believe Schneider got 2 of them, 1 he got hurt and Appleby played the 3rd period, and Lack got the other game! So there's something else to look into if you want.
- vlongo4419


If KK is our ace in the hole we are (frank)ed.
vlongo4419
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.31.2013

Apr 8 @ 2:22 PM ET
If KK is our ace in the hole we are (frank)ed.
- Queenie_5_hole


Just saying he's been our best goalie this season by far, and stole some games for us, we wouldn't be talking playoffs right now if it wasn't for him. Say what you will about him, with him in net playing how he has the past 2 months, I'm confident going against any team in the playoffs
redmonsters
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 06.23.2015

Apr 8 @ 2:32 PM ET
I must say I was surprised how reasonable the playoff ticket prices were. That said, this is pure profit to the owners. I hope they use that and the salary cap room to invest in the future for this team. Nothing stupid mind you, but keep building. So far Shero has looked like a genius.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Apr 8 @ 2:38 PM ET
Just saying he's been our best goalie this season by far, and stole some games for us, we wouldn't be talking playoffs right now if it wasn't for him. Say what you will about him, with him in net playing how he has the past 2 months, I'm confident going against any team in the playoffs
- vlongo4419


He’s been our best goalie down the stretch for sure. His overall numbers are pretty decent but not spectacular. He’s not likely to be as good as Rask.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Apr 8 @ 2:43 PM ET
I don't think we stand much of a chance against Boston. Bergeron, Pastrnak, Marchand.. then Rask playing great. Hall would just about be neutralized and it would be up to the other lines to break the likes of Krejci and Backes, not to mention their steady defense.
But then Tampa.. is just loaded with firepower everywhere. Stamkos and Kucherov are each 2 of the most dangerous players in the league. Then you have Johnson, Gourde, Pointe, Palat, Killorn.. and J.T. Miller can do work if he's on his A game. Their defense would be easier to get through.

We have Hall, Palmieri, a rookie, and a bunch of bottom 6 players.. And Vatanen. and Kinkaid. lol. GOOD LUCK BOYS!
vlongo4419
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.31.2013

Apr 8 @ 2:44 PM ET
He’s been our best goalie down the stretch for sure. His overall numbers are pretty decent but not spectacular. He’s not likely to be as good as Rask.
- Queenie_5_hole


As long as he keeps playing how he has down the stretch, we have a chance in any game against any team.
MannySilvers
New Jersey Devils
Location: ROCK LAND, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Apr 8 @ 5:45 PM ET
I must say I was surprised how reasonable the playoff ticket prices were. That said, this is pure profit to the owners. I hope they use that and the salary cap room to invest in the future for this team. Nothing stupid mind you, but keep building. So far Shero has looked like a genius.
- redmonsters


Same, I went to buy expecting to drop a bunch of $$$ on upper bowl tickets. Saw the prices and decided to get lower bowl seats for game 4
Devils4ever
New Jersey Devils
Location: East Newark, NJ
Joined: 10.24.2013

Apr 8 @ 6:46 PM ET
I think that we have a chance. They just have to play every period and every game like they want to win. There are some games during the regular season where they looked like they didn't want to he there. We aren't the best team by any means but they play with a lot of heart and work their butts off. Either way its exciting. LGD!
Iggysbff
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Peter Chiarelli is a fking moron, Calgary, AB
Joined: 07.12.2012

Apr 8 @ 7:24 PM ET
I'd rather see Jersey eliminate Bahston in round one then Tampa round 2.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Apr 8 @ 7:33 PM ET
I'd rather see Jersey eliminate Bahston in round one then Tampa round 2.
- Iggysbff

Boston owns nj
Iggysbff
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Peter Chiarelli is a fking moron, Calgary, AB
Joined: 07.12.2012

Apr 8 @ 8:18 PM ET
Boston owns nj
- shvingter88



They just got lucky this season. They’re going down round one.
cu45161
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.26.2016

Apr 8 @ 10:11 PM ET
Tampa it is.

Devils314
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 08.16.2016

Apr 8 @ 10:16 PM ET
Tampa it is.
- cu45161


Either way we were getting a really tough matchup
archromat
Location: Moncton, NB
Joined: 01.16.2012

Apr 8 @ 10:17 PM ET
Tampa it is.
- cu45161


So our matchups will be TB > Boston > Philly > Winnipeg?

Let's get to 16.
Devils314
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 08.16.2016

Apr 8 @ 10:18 PM ET
Tampa it is.
- cu45161


Either way we were getting a really tough matchup but I did prefer to play Tampa... thank you Florida lol thank god we beat Toronto because if we would of lost to the Caps yesterday with a full lineup we would be out
Devils314
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 08.16.2016

Apr 8 @ 10:18 PM ET
Tampa it is.
- cu45161


Either way we were getting a really tough matchup but I did prefer to play Tampa... thank you Florida lol thank god we beat Toronto because if we would of lost to the Caps yesterday with a full lineup we would be out
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