On about a dozen occassions, Pierre McGuire (who usually knows better), Ed Olcyzk, and Ray Ferraro, apparently trying to address people’s concerns about the Devils have been pumping their offensive capability, about how they no longer dump and chase and are going for the 3rd and 4th goals.
Are these guys stuck in 1997 too?!! The Devils led the NHL in scoring in 2000-01. Yes, it’s true. Remember that. Read it. Check it. They haven’t played dump and chase since before the ‘A’ line days. Of course, they were 2nd only to Buffalo in goals against too, so people might remember that more. (That year was easily their best regular season.)
Emrick knows that, and he was the only one not to repeat it.