Jacob Josefson had a good game on Friday against Calgary. Shockingly enough (not really), he isn’t in today. Mark Fayne had a good game in his debut a few games ago. Why would he be in?
Peter Harrold? Had a costly loss of possession on Friday and had another bad game. Let’s keep him in.
Martin Brodeur? “He’s our #1 starter.” Cory Schneider gets the start tonight to even out the season totals to 3 for Marty and 3 for Cory.
Stephen Gionta? No signs of life. He stays in tonight instead of Josefson.
Pete DeBoer? Lost the first 5 games and may be on his way out much sooner than we all expected.
This is the reality with the Devils right now. Pete DeBoer has yet to settle on a lineup and it certainly shows.
I have already mentioned my displeasure with the goalie situation right now. Jacob Josefson played well and yet, he is out for Loktionov (which I agree with Andrei being in there) and guys like Stephen Gionta are still in despite struggling. Mark Fayne played in his first game recently and had a solid game and yet is still replaced by a clearly struggling Peter Harrold.
Something’s gotta give. If it isn’t the goose egg in the win column, Pete DeBoer’s employment with the New Jersey Devils certainly will.
- Ryan Carter is getting healthier but still is not ready to play (upper body)
- The Winnipeg Jets are 20% efficient on the powerplay and have scored 5 PP goals.
- To counter that, the Devils are 77% efficient on the PK, allowing 3 so far this season.
- Damien Brunner leads the team in goals (3), shots on goal (20) and points (5).
- Dustin Byfuglien leads the Jets in assists (6), points (6), and penalty minutes (14).