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  1. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    And here we go. Bellmar and Rocko going full tard on the Caps 3rd line. Perhaps the next step is putting in 3rd string goalie Emery to try to beat up Holtby again.
  2. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    4-1 Washington Carlson with a screened bomb on the PP effectively ends this series. Big question is do the Flyers go Defcon 5 on goonery for Game 4.
  3. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    Congrats Marty. Just get use to the following phrase: "Yes dear you are right dear." Washington is really damned good. Mason sucks but the Caps are pretty much putting on a clinic of how to playoff hockey. Reminds me of the 2000 Devils.
  4. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    I expected the Flyers to come out a lot more physical against the Caps (a la their goat rodeo 2012 Pittsburgh series)than they have in games 1 & 2 in an attempt to rattle Washington's 3rd and 4th line. Perhaps they are fearful of giving Washington too many power plays (the Caps have killed them so far) and the Caps maturity level has elevated under Trotz's leadership. Difference in the series right now is Holtby. I expect the next 2 games to be split in South Philly before the Caps close it out on Friday night in DC.
  5. GDT: Thank You Marty. 8pm MSG+

    I remember watching the game after getting home from playing a high school baseball game and that Martywas called up from junior because the Devils lost 4 goalies due to injury in about 2 weeks including Terreri, Billington, and the immortal Chad Erickson. I also remember Gary Thorne previewing the game with Peter McNab on Sport Channel talking how this kid Brodeur was so nervous that he didn't stop a single shot during warm-ups.
  6. To be fair the Colts intentionally tanked on a 1984 Penguins level in order to be in position to draft Andrew Luck fully knowing in the previous Spring and Summerthat the aging Manning's neck injury was much worse than was initially (mis)reported. Brady's injury (although in Week 1) still occurred during the season after all of the preseason planning, training camp, etc. The Pats were already committed andcould still compete for the Super Bowl with a diminished team that still possessed weapons and an aging but decent defense. Plus even if the Pats did pondertanking that season for thedraft just look at how terrible the 2009 draft ended up becoming. Manning's biggest regular season issues are that he played in a dome where his biggest years were spent ina division of warm weather/dome expansion teams and that his GM was the head of the NFL's Competition Committee and specifically taylored the 2000's passing/anti-defense rules for Manning.
  7. World Cup of Hockey

    corruption, greed, and unbelievable costs have sent the Olympics to basically only to be hosted by totalitarian and/or corrupt 3rd world regimes. The problem is Winter Olympics can only take place in certain areas and its heart is in ski villages in Europe or North America but those areas have loudly given the IOC the finger in the last year over the above issues. The next 2 Winter games are to be in Asia and will do the NHL nothing (old folks like myself remember 3 a.m. Games from Nagano in 98 whch was brutal). i don't like the set up of the World Cup but I understand what the NHL wants. Unfortunately unlike the soccer World Cup the stacked team in hockey could put a 20-spot on some lower division international team a la the ole CCCP would do on the Japan's, Holland's, and Romania's of the world. The last thing the NHL wants is Canada to put a 10-spot on Kazakstan and rip credibility from the tournament. i know the NHL has asked the IOC to move hockey to the Summer Olympics and were rejected due to hockey's status as the games' biggest cash cow. It sucks that the "winter sport" NBA gets the added advantage of playing their international tournaments in the summer offseason and that hockey is pigeon holed into the Wnter Games. This is why the World Cup route is the one the NHL is pushing.
  8. The Marty Night thread

    Can I get a vote by acclamation that the next NJDevs.comcon should take place in CR's basement.
  9. Championship Sunday

    Only thing that can stop Carolina in 2 weeks is if they do something royally stupid off of the fieldduring SB week like partying and/or reading their press clippings. A lot of SB teams, especially teams full of first timers like Carolina, has gone there ready to celebrate more than play the game.
  10. Championship Sunday

    Denver's defense and special teams have been the difference so far. Outside of the Amendolla punt return and the lateral turnover it seems New England has started every drive from their own 20 or worse.
  11. Championship Sunday

    Patriots Offensive line a complete no-show in the 1st half.
  12. NFL Playoffs

    Did somebody forget to tell Seattle that the game started at 1 p.m. EST and not 1 p.m. PST? Old fashioned ass kicking going on in Charlotte right now.
  13. NFL week 17 thread

    Agreed, what's the point running a 1950's offense in the 1st half (to preserve Brady) only tothen try to open up in the 2nd half and he gets killed by the wet tissue paper offensive line? Patriots are 2-4 in their last 6 and desperately look like a team in need of a week off with their bye week happening 3 months ago. That said the 2 seed means potentially Cincy-Houston-KC coming to Foxboro in 2 weeks instead of potentially Pittsburgh-KC. The abortion that was the Philadelphia game is the one that comes back to haunt the Patriots if the AFC Championship game is in Denver. That saidDenver has shown serious warts at home even in victories and would anybody be surprised if KC or Pittsburgh walked in and won? You're looking at a cavalry of playmakers coming off the injury scratch list for the Pats in 2 weeks.
  14. NFL Week 14

    Both Cincy and Denver crap the bed at home. Dalton is rumored out for the year. Denver has to go to Pittsburgh next week then they both meet in Week 16 in Denver on MNF. The Patriots making a statement at Houston (especially their defense). Unless the Patriots stumble against the Jets and Denver/Cincy run the table the Patriots look like they've clinched the #1 seed tonight.
  15. NFL Week 13

    Patriots defense has given up 14 points (7 on a short field after that stupid onside kick). Non-Gostkowski special teams suddenly have had 2 brutal games. Opposing defenses simply don't respect the Patriots pedestrian receivers without Edelman and Gronk. The offensive line continues to be a problem and without Edelman, Lewis, and Gronk Brady can't quick-pass his way around it. Perhaps this is the epic wake-up call a team could use? Last week in Denver had too much "We wuz robbed" residue for that to be. I still don't see this as a 1-round wonder team as the playoffs will still hinge on Gronk and Edelman. Denver lost to Indy and KC, Cincy lost to Houston (at home), you can pick out at least a good egg from everybody in the AFC.