Enough of this the team pushed back...they shouldve they are in the playoffs the Devils arent....this was a promising season thats turning into a nightmare....
Devils only fell out because Brodeur and Kovalchuk missed significant time. They're a much better team than the teams currently in 7th/8th/9th place. They just happen to be very centered around a few key players.
Only goal that I hated was the 2nd. Not because he was weak on it.. but because Groulx teaching him to do that crab **** on the goalie annoys the **** out of me. It's wrong on so many levels.. it needs to be taken out back and shot.
Not only is it exposing the top half of the net, his skate is on the inside of the net, so instead of planting into the ice and using his leg strength to propel him laterally if need be, he has to rely on the net, which does not transfer enough power. Also, since both of his legs are folded like that, it takes a split second longer to get back up into the ready stance, which is all you need to be behind on a cross-ice play or a quick shot.
Terrible strategy and Groulx needs to scrap it asap or he won't be coaching for much longer.