We've all been waiting for one of these games the way the Devils have been playing. It's probably better they take one of these to wake them up and not keep getting partially rewarded for poor play with loser points.
Best to come this way and hope its the slap in the face needed to clean up the stuff that has nothing to do with depth or anything. Just basic hockey stuff that the guys on the ice currently are very capable of doing, but aren't. Stupid giveaways, passes to no where, lazy clears. That stuff can be fixed without a trade, and still kill us with a trade.
Really, to be fair, there are a lot of similarities. Zharkov is faster and YaYo has a bit better natural offense. Josefson will get much much more time to find his game, though, being a first round pick. Plus he plays a more difficult and important position.
Zajac also lost a board battle to Paul martin of all people. I'm not trying to dump on Zajac, but that's pretty ****ing bad
Maybe these dicks are out of shape. Who knows? But this first set of games has easily been some of the worst hockey this team has played since the MacLean days. There is just nothing doing out there. AT ALL.
3rd line is the only line to show up these last few games.
zajac looks lost.
elias should be at center. henrique is clearly not ready for that just yet. didn't understand the line combos at all.
I agree that Elias should center that line. He could move the puck and I'd rather him Zajac playing physical in deep at winger instead of Patrik at this point. But I still don't see why we didn't stick with Henrique-Zajac-Kovy as our to line.