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Roger Mussa
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.26.2006

Sep 8 @ 2:16 PM ET
Roger Mussa: Mark Recchi Hired!
rmccart
Joined: 03.08.2013

Sep 8 @ 2:18 PM ET
The power play sucked in Pittsburg
JonnyGar
New Jersey Devils
Location: Sussex, NJ
Joined: 08.13.2016

Sep 8 @ 2:59 PM ET
A good hire for sure. He always frustrated me when he played against the Devils. Will be nice to have him on our side of the bench. Just wondering if Lindy will retain Nass to Run the D.
Next thing to do is buy out Corey, he brings nothing to the team what so ever.
Guile
Joined: 03.04.2014

Sep 8 @ 3:11 PM ET
For all the tools he had to use in Pittsburgh... the powerplay was only strong when Kessel was running it.

But maybe his style will work in NJ
kfinl170
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.05.2010

Sep 8 @ 3:22 PM ET
I wouldn’t get too excited. His PP was inconsistent at best and his player deployment was in the not good to bad range. Sure it’s on the players to score but the coaches need to put them in the best position to succeed, he did not.
HenryHockey
Season Ticket Holder
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Gwinn, MI
Joined: 01.26.2020

Sep 8 @ 3:25 PM ET
I have always looked at Mark Recchi as the prototypical Old School Devil mode that Lou Lamoriello loves. And that will prove great for the Devils players.


Lou: "get a haircut, or else find a new home."
StephaneRicher
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.18.2013

Sep 8 @ 3:44 PM ET
I wouldn’t get too excited. His PP was inconsistent at best and his player deployment was in the not good to bad range. Sure it’s on the players to score but the coaches need to put them in the best position to succeed, he did not.
- kfinl170


8th best PP unit for 19-20 and 4th best in 18-19.
stop drinking the haterade kid
OneArmedJuan
New Jersey Devils
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Joined: 07.15.2020

Sep 8 @ 4:31 PM ET
I'm very excited by this hire. Hopefully Gonchar isn't far behind!
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Sep 8 @ 5:52 PM ET

I'm going to assume it's progress and be happy. But no idea if it's really a good move. Still. Much
i'mjustafan
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: United States, PA
Joined: 05.15.2007

Sep 8 @ 6:30 PM ET
It was complicated in Pgh. with recchi as a player in the mid 2000's, he routinely tortured sidney unnecessarily. it was not in good fun like other veterans, it was mean spirited. so naturally sid never warmed to him when he came back as a coach. Recchi was def a mario hiring, not a sullivan hiring. It was a condition of being offered the head coaching job for both johnston and eventually sullivan. In addition, sullivan ultimately ran the PP. Maybe with recchi having more decisions on the personnel out there on the PP he can really show what he can do. Sullivan just did not want to try anyone else on the half wall where kessel was. maybe recchi will have better flexibility.

HOF player, tons of experience. the players should buy in and the old recchin' ball should be flexible in personnel sets.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Sep 8 @ 8:19 PM ET
I'm going to assume it's progress and be happy. But no idea if it's really a good move. Still. Much
- Queenie_5_hole

With our dud head coach, the assistants don't matter.
Ocean24
Joined: 07.12.2013

Sep 8 @ 8:42 PM ET
We still have Ruff as our head coach, so Recchi will be limited to having an impact only on PP. Still annoyed over Ruff as Devs choice.
Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Sep 8 @ 11:32 PM ET
So, more of the Pittsburgh pipeline?

Not a bad hire, but agree....doesn’t matter when the coach is marginal
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Sep 9 @ 12:41 AM ET
So, more of the Pittsburgh pipeline?
- Crushers68


Shero’s Legacy!!
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Sep 9 @ 12:50 AM ET
For all the tools he had to use in Pittsburgh... the powerplay was only strong when Kessel was running it.

But maybe his style will work in NJ

- Guile


yup. the numbers say it all- 1st (26.2 percent) in 2017-18, 5th (24.6 percent) in 2018-19 and 16th (19.9 percent) this year. What was the difference? No Kessel.
Meanwhile, 4-5 of Pitt's PP consisted of players better than anyone the Devils could put out lol.
Doomed. Color me, not inspired. But at least he did well with the weapons he had.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Sep 9 @ 12:52 AM ET
8th best PP unit for 19-20 and 4th best in 18-19.
stop drinking the haterade kid

- StephaneRicher


apparently we have different numbers lol
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Sep 9 @ 10:10 AM ET
yup. the numbers say it all- 1st (26.2 percent) in 2017-18, 5th (24.6 percent) in 2018-19 and 16th (19.9 percent) this year. What was the difference? No Kessel.
Meanwhile, 4-5 of Pitt's PP consisted of players better than anyone the Devils could put out lol.
Doomed. Color me, not inspired. But at least he did well with the weapons he had.

- MartysBetter88


Outside of the numbers and the players I'm wondering if Recchi's PP was considered well structured. I mean results are the point but did it generate a lot of shots and quality chances etc.

These things are hard to judge. Devils are a bad defensive team but have a very strong PK. The Lightning for years have had great offense but not impressive PP results. Not sure if that's still accurate.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Sep 9 @ 12:30 PM ET
Outside of the numbers and the players I'm wondering if Recchi's PP was considered well structured. I mean results are the point but did it generate a lot of shots and quality chances etc.

These things are hard to judge. Devils are a bad defensive team but have a very strong PK. The Lightning for years have had great offense but not impressive PP results. Not sure if that's still accurate.

- Queenie_5_hole


Good thing Nas is back to coach our stellar defense!.. with a stellar defensive head coach to supervise the operation! I don't think it could objectively be any worse.

The only silver lining is we're not expecting to compete this year anyway. Hopefully they'll all be gone by next season and it won't be too much time wasted/development hampered.
Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Sep 9 @ 12:52 PM ET
Good thing Nas is back to coach our stellar defense!.. with a stellar defensive head coach to supervise the operation! I don't think it could objectively be any worse.

The only silver lining is we're not expecting to compete this year anyway. Hopefully they'll all be gone by next season and it won't be too much time wasted/development hampered.

- MartysBetter88


Was it announced that Nas would be coaching the D? I missed that?
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Sep 9 @ 1:37 PM ET
Ya the PP wasn't as lethal as people had thought in pitts. Pitts really is a dominant cycling team, and having time and space seemed to make them a little to relaxed. There was no urgency from their stars. 5v5 they were terrific. I don't see that being as big of an issue here. Recchi is a presence, role model, and motivator that this club needs. He's done it all, and hopefully he can bring some of that championship mentality over to this young squad. Plus he will be a great guy to lean on if we ever play pitts in the playoffs.
RussH1964
New Jersey Devils
Location: Manville, NJ
Joined: 02.28.2017

Sep 9 @ 1:38 PM ET
We still have Ruff as our head coach, so Recchi will be limited to having an impact only on PP. Still annoyed over Ruff as Devs choice.
- Ocean24

As much as I wanted others as our head coach we clearly need to give Lindy respect and wait to see what he can do for us. The guy clearly comes with a ton of experience and has helped many players grow along his career. There certainly could have been alot worse choices and will at least be happier not seeing Hynes around this locker room anymore....GOOD LUCK NASHVILLE!
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Sep 9 @ 1:40 PM ET
Lou: "get a haircut, or else find a new home."
- HenryHockey



Haha. Congrats to Lou on the nomination for top GM. I am very impressed that they are where they are today, but I really don't like the term on the contracts he has handed out. Win now, or his legacy in the Isles will be the boring/expensive geriatric squad.
dmarsden2988
New Jersey Devils
Location: stafford is about equal to rya, NJ
Joined: 03.07.2011

Sep 9 @ 1:52 PM ET
Was it announced that Nas would be coaching the D? I missed that?
- Crushers68


It was in the NJ.com article and recchi said he is excited to work with Nas who will be the coach for defense and PK
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Sep 9 @ 2:04 PM ET
As much as I wanted others as our head coach we clearly need to give Lindy respect and wait to see what he can do for us. The guy clearly comes with a ton of experience and has helped many players grow along his career. There certainly could have been alot worse choices and will at least be happier not seeing Hynes around this locker room anymore....GOOD LUCK NASHVILLE!
- RussH1964


hhh. you're not wrong. we'll see.
Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Sep 9 @ 4:19 PM ET
It was in the NJ.com article and recchi said he is excited to work with Nas who will be the coach for defense and PK
- dmarsden2988


Interesting, thanks. Wouldn't have been my choice
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