It was Christmas morning - who doesn't play with their new toys on Christmas morning?
"Devils just trap trap trap trap. Sure it's a modified trap different than LeMaire's but even with two forecheckers they have the defense sitting back with the third guy clogging up the middle of the ice." - explanation of how the Devils still employ the trap
hmmm, not really understanding the recall of josefson unless as iggy suggested just above henrique is gonna play the wing for now. and like i said last night, wonder if marty plays both games of the B2B again or hedberg goes in buffalo since its marty tomorrow.
"As coaches, we're making and we have made decisions all year based on the best lineup for us to win a game. We have 8 NHL healthy defensemen and a lot of veterans. They're tough decisions to make, but that's the situation we're in. A lot of different guys have been in Adam's spot this year at different points - Volchenkov, Tallinder, Harrold for a long time. It's just those are the decisions we make day to day to try to put the best lineup to win the game and Lars is in that discussion on a daily basis to go back in. He's still a young player and a young guy and I really believe the experiences that he's going through as though as they are, are going to making him a better player down the road."
So what DeBoer is saying is that he's stuck with 8 d-men, wich includes a boat load of veterans and the youngster is getting the raw end of the deal cause he's just 20 and can't say a word over guys who've been playing for years at the NHL... but aren't as effective today.