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Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

Apr 16 @ 11:23 AM ET
jersey1414
Joined: 05.10.2013

Apr 16 @ 11:31 AM ET
I realize it's not entirely fair to say this, but with both Grabner and Mueller being scratched, that's a lot of assets the Devils moved to get guys that can't crack the playoff roster. Just sayin....
DevilDogDez
New Jersey Devils
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Joined: 08.10.2010

Apr 16 @ 11:31 AM ET
I like this lineup much better, but why is Lovejoy still in after that last game. the poor guy struggled mightily. hate to dog the guy because he is a down to earth guy, but he is not right for this team right now. Glad to see cory back in the net. Game 3 All Devils...
SteveJ123
New Jersey Devils
Location: Brick City, NJ
Joined: 08.22.2014

Apr 16 @ 11:34 AM ET
Obviously would have been nice to take one down in Tampa, but man it will feel good to see Prudential Center filled for a playoff game again. Gotta push back and take both games!
MannySilvers
New Jersey Devils
Location: ROCK LAND, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Apr 16 @ 11:34 AM ET
I realize it's not entirely fair to say this, but with both Grabner and Mueller being scratched, that's a lot of assets the Devils moved to get guys that can't crack the playoff roster. Just sayin....
- jersey1414


Mueller has been on and off. I think there is still a chance that trade ends up being worth it, but right now it doesn't look great.

The Grabner trade simply looks bad now, especially with it being the Rangers who benefit from it. I didn't hate the trade at the time and it's unfortunate Grabner has been such a non-factor in NJ so far.

Overall Shero has done very well in trades so I don't think it's worth getting super upset about a couple of smaller ones that haven't panned out.
RubberBiscuitz
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 11.12.2011

Apr 16 @ 11:47 AM ET
Grabner has been looking like he just doesn’t care and wants off this team. What a waste.
Devils314
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 08.16.2016

Apr 16 @ 11:51 AM ET
Grabner has been looking like he just doesn’t care and wants off this team. What a waste.
- RubberBiscuitz


We’ve been sabotaged
FAZOOL
New Jersey Devils
Location: Where's Your Ring "King" Nothing?!, NJ
Joined: 04.30.2012

Apr 16 @ 11:51 AM ET
Plenty of blame to go around for the first two losses.
I don't care who they put in just win the f**king tonight and go from there.
We don't win this one and it's all over but the crying.

👿 GIVE EM HELL DEVILS!!! 👿
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Oort Cloud, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Apr 16 @ 12:14 PM ET
Couple of local updates....

Callahan is out. His glass shoulder is shot again. Peca will slot in his place.

Girardi is a maybe, but leaning towards no. If he is scratched, look for Koekkoek or (*gag*) Sustr.

If Girardi is out, that is a blessing in disguise and will be a plus for Tampa - Koekkoek is better and Sustr is no worse.

redmonsters
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 06.23.2015

Apr 16 @ 12:56 PM ET
Stafford. Really. Going to the game tonight, but that news just hurts.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Apr 16 @ 1:02 PM ET
I realize it's not entirely fair to say this, but with both Grabner and Mueller being scratched, that's a lot of assets the Devils moved to get guys that can't crack the playoff roster. Just sayin...


It is pretty frustrating. At lease Mojo and schneids are back in the lineup tonight. I would love to see grabner on the 4th line with Bratt as well. We need more speed. It is odd that despite Lovejoy's terrible performance last game, paired with 6 minutes toi less that mueller, that mueller is the healthy scratch. Hynes has been a frustrating coach these playoffs, but then again, i wasn't expecting to beat tampa.....
jersey1414
Joined: 05.10.2013

Apr 16 @ 1:52 PM ET
It is pretty frustrating. At lease Mojo and schneids are back in the lineup tonight. I would love to see grabner on the 4th line with Bratt as well. We need more speed. It is odd that despite Lovejoy's terrible performance last game, paired with 6 minutes toi less that mueller, that mueller is the healthy scratch. Hynes has been a frustrating coach these playoffs, but then again, i wasn't expecting to beat tampa.....
- bikeguy99


Totally agree. Keeping Lovejoy over Mueller makes little sense.
bigjersey3
Season Ticket Holder
New Jersey Devils
Location: Jackson, NJ
Joined: 09.30.2013

Apr 16 @ 1:53 PM ET
And crankjoy??? What a bunch of garbage that he is even still in. Sheesh...someone on NJ sweep the leg, they can't keep giving this gift to Tampa
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Apr 16 @ 1:55 PM ET
hopefully lovejoy is on the ice for all goals against because we needed that playoff experience.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Apr 16 @ 2:07 PM ET
Stafford. Really. Going to the game tonight, but that news just hurts.
- redmonsters



Would have much preferred to see Bratt get a shot on the right side of that 4th line.
jersey1414
Joined: 05.10.2013

Apr 16 @ 2:26 PM ET
hopefully lovejoy is on the ice for all goals against because we needed that playoff experience.
- Pomegrant


That was my thought exactly as he had a front row seat on the ice for almost every goal.
Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Disguise Delimit., QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Apr 16 @ 2:43 PM ET
No need to worry guys, the puppies said so!

cu45161
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.26.2016

Apr 16 @ 2:45 PM ET
Stafford and boyle, is gibbons injured
jersey1414
Joined: 05.10.2013

Apr 16 @ 2:51 PM ET
Stafford and boyle, is gibbons injured
- cu45161


No. Just ineffective.
Devils4ever
New Jersey Devils
Location: East Newark, NJ
Joined: 10.24.2013

Apr 16 @ 2:56 PM ET
No. Just ineffective.
- jersey1414


Stafford has been more ineffective than anyone on the roster..I know Hynes wants to shake things up but...Stafford?
devs23jp
Season Ticket Holder
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 01.25.2010

Apr 16 @ 3:01 PM ET
Greene is a -3 and Lovejoy is -1.....just saying. Couple that with the fact that Greene was most likely on the ice for a couple of the PP goals against, it makes the Lovejoy vs Mueller argument almost irrelevant.
jersey1414
Joined: 05.10.2013

Apr 16 @ 3:08 PM ET
Stafford has been more ineffective than anyone on the roster..I know Hynes wants to shake things up but...Stafford?
- Devils4ever


Yeah, totally agree. I'd call this a lateral move at best. Taking out Gibbons and Grabner, you lose two of your fastest skaters. Seems like we're losing our speed advantage and, if that's true, what edge do we have?
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Apr 16 @ 3:08 PM ET
Johansson is gona be so so rusty and blown away by the playoff speed/intensity.. but I hope I'm wrong. Glad to have him back! wish it was 3 games ago.

so maybe Wood can give some life into Boyle/Stafford. maybe?
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Apr 16 @ 3:10 PM ET
Yeah, totally agree. I'd call this a lateral move at best. Taking out Gibbons and Grabner, you lose two of your fastest skaters. Seems like we're losing our speed advantage and, if that's true, what edge do we have?
- jersey1414


The only edge we have is on the bottom of these guys' skates. We don't have any edge whatsoever lol. That game 2 3rd period push is impossible to sustain for an entire game.
but who cares. yay Devils.
rawwdogg88
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 06.18.2013

Apr 16 @ 3:11 PM ET
Let's just win!
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