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

Apr 18 @ 11:51 AM ET
Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Apr 18 @ 12:02 PM ET
Nice write up Todd. I didn't realize how bad the 4th line was playing but the stats don't lie. Also, Miles Wood seems to think he should be a tough guy this series with all his extra curricular shenanigans. Is he trying to channel his inner Pepe Lemieux? Not sure why he doesn't focus more on using his speed to create offense.

Need all to bring their A games tonight as it really is still a must win. Can't go down 3-1 with 2 games left in Tampax
Iggysbff
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Peter Chiarelli is a fking moron, Calgary, AB
Joined: 07.12.2012

Apr 18 @ 12:08 PM ET
Git er dun!
FAZOOL
New Jersey Devils
Location: Where's Your Ring "King" Nothing?!, NJ
Joined: 04.30.2012

Apr 18 @ 12:08 PM ET
Stafford
Why no Bratt?!
Devils314
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 08.16.2016

Apr 18 @ 12:08 PM ET
Cmon boys give them Hell and make this a series!!!! Really hope the devils show up to play tonight and carry over the emotion they showed last game
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Apr 18 @ 12:09 PM ET
6-0 bolts


DOOMED
104shutout30
New Jersey Devils
Location: Holbrook, NY
Joined: 07.11.2007

Apr 18 @ 12:11 PM ET
They mentioned on the broadcast in the 3rd period that Wood had only a little amount of ice time, I forget the amount. On his next shift the devils were hemmed in their own zone and I thought Tampa was going to take the lead. Wood is also prone to taking the unnecessary penalty. I can't see how Bratt could be any worse in that spot. I guess Stafford's 'experience' is why I'd rather see Bratt replace Wood instead of Stafford, and if that were the case I would also rather see Bratt on the PP than Stafford.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Apr 18 @ 12:30 PM ET
6-0 bolts


DOOMED

- shvingter88




BOLTS IN 5
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Apr 18 @ 12:34 PM ET
BOLTS IN 5
- smellmyfinger

The devils will concede after tonight’s loss
Devils314
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 08.16.2016

Apr 18 @ 12:35 PM ET
BOLTS IN 5
- smellmyfinger


The only game so far the Devils didn’t have a chance was game 1 where they were outplayed from the beginning of the game to the end, if Cory can play the way he has over the last game and a half the devils have a lot better chance then most fans and experts expect
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Apr 18 @ 12:45 PM ET
The devils will concede after tonight’s loss
- shvingter88



Team will quit and leave after 1st period tonight.
Devils314
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 08.16.2016

Apr 18 @ 12:46 PM ET
The devils will concede after tonight’s loss
- shvingter88


General Johansson and the Devils army will never Concede.
MannySilvers
New Jersey Devils
Location: ROCK LAND, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Apr 18 @ 12:51 PM ET
Team will quit and leave after 1st period tonight.
- smellmyfinger


I better get 2/3rds of a ticket refund then.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Apr 18 @ 12:52 PM ET
I better get 2/3rds of a ticket refund then.
- MannySilvers



They will give you a credit towards the pre-season game of your choice next year.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Apr 18 @ 12:53 PM ET
General Johansson and the Devils army will never Concede.
- Devils314



General Johansson will be alone on the ice and have to concede when he realizes he can’t play goal.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Apr 18 @ 12:53 PM ET
Nobody is going to argue that the Devils are the better team here. At best we've got a puncher's chance against a boxer. Realistically we're in trouble.

We've been destroyed on the PK which has been a rock all season.

Our goalie sometimes falls and can't get up. The other one has glove hand that doesn't seem to work or move.

Drew Stafford has somehow replaced a fast rookie (Bratt) in a faster moving Vet (Grabner) in a very fast moving game. To me this seem like Hyne's worst decision. Did anyone tell him there's no shootout in the playoffs? If the fourth line got destroyed with Stafford on it and he had the worst underlying numbers WTF is he in for?

What we do have is a team that is committed to fighting their asses off that are making it hard on Tampa. And despite the 'Devils aren't a deep team' comments have been able to generate some offense. We have last change being at home. And in hockey anything can happen. Huge night. Lets see if we have some good Mojo now that Mojo is back.

LET'S GO DEVILS!

Whatever happens it's FANTASTIC being back in the playoffs! Going tonight and happy not to worry about a handshake line.
Devils4ever
New Jersey Devils
Location: East Newark, NJ
Joined: 10.24.2013

Apr 18 @ 1:08 PM ET
If Schneider plays like he did on Monday we have a good chance. They need to pressure them and have their foot on the pedal all game. LGD!
canadianwhiskey
Season Ticket Holder
Joined: 06.30.2009

Apr 18 @ 1:32 PM ET
Lovejoy is still in...sigh.
canadianwhiskey
Season Ticket Holder
Joined: 06.30.2009

Apr 18 @ 1:33 PM ET
Nobody is going to argue that the Devils are the better team here. At best we've got a puncher's chance against a boxer. Realistically we're in trouble.

We've been destroyed on the PK which has been a rock all season.

Our goalie sometimes falls and can't get up. The other one has glove hand that doesn't seem to work or move.

Drew Stafford has somehow replaced a fast rookie (Bratt) in a faster moving Vet (Grabner) in a very fast moving game. To me this seem like Hyne's worst decision. Did anyone tell him there's no shootout in the playoffs? If the fourth line got destroyed with Stafford on it and he had the worst underlying numbers WTF is he in for?


What we do have is a team that is committed to fighting their asses off that are making it hard on Tampa. And despite the 'Devils aren't a deep team' comments have been able to generate some offense. We have last change being at home. And in hockey anything can happen. Huge night. Lets see if we have some good Mojo now that Mojo is back.

LET'S GO DEVILS!

Whatever happens it's FANTASTIC being back in the playoffs! Going tonight and happy not to worry about a handshake line.

- Queenie_5_hole



Stafford can and will play a physical game. The other two won't.
mdw7413
New York Rangers
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Apr 18 @ 1:55 PM ET
Nobody is going to argue that the Devils are the better team here. At best we've got a puncher's chance against a boxer. Realistically we're in trouble.

We've been destroyed on the PK which has been a rock all season.

Our goalie sometimes falls and can't get up. The other one has glove hand that doesn't seem to work or move.

Drew Stafford has somehow replaced a fast rookie (Bratt) in a faster moving Vet (Grabner) in a very fast moving game. To me this seem like Hyne's worst decision. Did anyone tell him there's no shootout in the playoffs? If the fourth line got destroyed with Stafford on it and he had the worst underlying numbers WTF is he in for?

What we do have is a team that is committed to fighting their asses off that are making it hard on Tampa. And despite the 'Devils aren't a deep team' comments have been able to generate some offense. We have last change being at home. And in hockey anything can happen. Huge night. Lets see if we have some good Mojo now that Mojo is back.

LET'S GO DEVILS!

Whatever happens it's FANTASTIC being back in the playoffs! Going tonight and happy not to worry about a handshake line.

- Queenie_5_hole


So what the deal with Grabs? They have him playing in a scoring role before the scratch? Just my observation in 2 years with the Rangers, but he seems to be at his best in a checking role and on the PK.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Apr 18 @ 2:00 PM ET
So what the deal with Grabs? They have him playing in a scoring role before the scratch? Just my observation in 2 years with the Rangers, but he seems to be at his best in a checking role and on the PK.
- mdw7413



He blows.
DeckTheHalls
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 04.12.2018

Apr 18 @ 2:01 PM ET
If Schneider plays like he did on Monday we have a good chance. They need to pressure them and have their foot on the pedal all game. LGD!
- Devils4ever


We need to score first and Quick to get the crowd going
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Apr 18 @ 2:02 PM ET
Stafford can and will play a physical game. The other two won't.
- canadianwhiskey

Are you sure you know who Stafford actually is?
jersey1414
Joined: 05.10.2013

Apr 18 @ 2:03 PM ET
Stafford can and will play a physical game. The other two won't.
- canadianwhiskey


Yeah, I tend to agree. I mean, it has to be the reason, right? Gibbons, Bratt, Grabner all way too soft on the puck. Sure they have all the speed in the world, but doesn't help if you're just turning it over.
mdw7413
New York Rangers
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Apr 18 @ 2:03 PM ET
He blows.
- smellmyfinger



Staal for Lovejoy
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