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2 minutes ago, DarthEbriate said:

Can we stop using the word generational in general? Like, there can be only one generational player in a generation (every 10 or so years). It's like the highlander, there can be only one. Everyone else is just a really good or great or average player. 

I agree entirely which is why I'm using the term in a derogatory manner. There is nothing generational about Jack Eichel.

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Just now, Ducky said:

Keep shooting at him and you win the game. He let in two in short order and his confidence is gone.

There's a resaon why he isn't a regular in the NHL.

Yes. Keep the point shots coming

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Just now, Let's Go B-Lo said:

If Eichel didn't shut it down and coast he'd have been there to clear the rebound.

You can't whine about not winning and then not play winning hockey.

I was going to quibble with Eichel being able to make it there, but upon further review he started coasting from just outside his own line. A terrible look for the captain. And he wasn't at the end of a long shift by any means. Maybe 30-35 seconds.

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Just now, Let's Go B-Lo said:

I agree entirely which is why I'm using the term in a derogatory manner. There is nothing generational about Jack Eichel.

Back in his draft year both he and McDavid were called generational. Jacks been good, McD has been generational

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2 minutes ago, Ducky said:

Keep shooting at him and you win the game. He let in two in short order and his confidence is gone.

There's a resaon why he isn't a regular in the NHL.

This.

This game isn’t over yet.

All the criticisms above are well-deserved but there is still time to wipe them out.

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1 minute ago, Norcal said:

Back in his draft year both he and McDavid were called generational. Jacks been good, McD has been generational

A generational player needs to be the best player in the league. Eichel isn't the best player in his division and there are plenty of nights he's not the best player on his own team.

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1 minute ago, dudacek said:

This.

This game isn’t over yet.

All the criticisms above are well-deserved but there is still time to wipe them out.

The criticisms remain. They play like crap, repeatedly. So they pull out a win against the Devils. Great. Grand. Wonderful. Until they fix these underlying issues it's just masking the problem.

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2 minutes ago, Norcal said:

We were told Dahlin was a generational player

And I say we've got to stop listening to scouting reports who proclaim there are 2 or 3 players with generational skills each season while hunting for clicks.

Generations (like in real world -- there's another thread that got off topic with this) are defined later after looking at the body of work. Dahlin is too young to determine yet. Eichel is no McDavid who's got the best chance at it.

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1 hour ago, dudacek said:

This.

This game isn’t over yet.

All the criticisms above are well-deserved but there is still time to wipe them out.

To be honest, if I'm betting, I'm betting on a Sabres win. Gotta get 1 or 2 guys in front of the net and shoot from everywhere. He lets out rebounds and has trouble following the puck. Sabres score one early and I'm the Devils' coach, I'd yank him.

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1 minute ago, klos1963 said:

really can't be blamed on any of the goals today. He's not the problem today.

In fairness, they have hung him out to dry but he's not good either. He's barely serviceable. That rebound to end the second period was inexcusable.

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