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Colorado Rockies 1976 last won the day on December 12 2016

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  1. I can't make any declarations like that until he's actually playing in some real big games. This team pretty much doesn't get it done as a group in what amounts to "big games" for them (basically, damned near every time they have a chance to start to get into the race for a playoff berth, they do nothing). I have seen Schneider play very well for extended periods since coming here. The guy stops pucks at a terrific rate. He's put up a .930 save% for February, despite facing an average of 33 shots per game, and often getting minimal help from the guys in front of him. I wasn't posting to you directly, but Schneider is the one guy who should really be getting more of a pass than he does. He can't really do much better than he has since the start of 2017. He's done a pretty nice job turning a potentially bad year into an overall respectable one.
  2. You could definitely see this coming though. A lot of entitled Devils fans continued to bitch and bitch and bitch some more about how Lou couldn't somehow keep the already incredibly long run of success going even longer. Sure, he made some iffy moves and decisions and applied one too many Band-Aids as his time here wound down, but no GM can make the right moves all of the time, and not all players can be replaced...we were so lucky to see the very memorable and special players who helped the Devils win championships...and none of those guys just fall out of the sky. It was obvious that actual bad Devils teams were going to be way too much for some to handle. Not saying that fans should just accept losing of course, and this team is definitely not a fun watch at the moment, but at the same time, it's pretty weak to just flat-out bail during a valley. And we've seen valleys MUCH worse than the one the Devils are in at the moment. Man, both of these quotes are a joke. For one, EVERY Devils jersey retirement ceremony has been nothing but first-class, all the way...if anything, I'd say Brodeur's retirement took it up another notch...the Devils couldn't have possibly done a better job with that event. The only ceremony that was a bit of a trainwreck was Ken Daneyko Day, but that was a long time ago, and you won't ever see anything like that again. If you want to lament the end of an era, that's one me Elias was indeed the last symbolic piece of one amazing run, and yeah, it sucks in that it's the final and strongest reminder that the Lamoriello & Co New Jersey Devils are gone forever...every now and then I go on youtube to watch old highlights, and I see all of the terrific names that I almost used to take for granted, and I do miss those days...I think a lot of Devils fans could you not? Even though some didn't like the Devils' style of play, EVERYONE respected them for the way they were run, and for their year-in-and-year-out success. It's not fun to watch a team that once boasted as air-tight of a defense as you could ever hope for now sporting zilches like Lovejoy, Quincey, and Moore...and I can get downgrading your emotional involvement during a valley, as getting pissed at a team that isn't good for not playing well can become a vicious cycle of pointlessness (though I can't help myself). But to just walk away and say "Oh well, I'll just switch to another team?" I give the Jets fans here like Has, 7, and Beez a lot of credit and respect them a lot, because those guys are all-in, all the time, and their team curb-stomps their hearts seemingly every year (even when they're pretty good). Ditto MD2020, who sticks by his Dolphins no matter what. If those teams ever find a way to win a championship, these guys will love and appreciate every last second of it. Anyway, like others have wanna bail now, I don't think anyone here is going to be shedding many tears. If anything, maybe you can finally admit that you're LD on your way out?
  3. Complaining about Schneider is like buying a used car with a busted engine, a dilapidated interior, a rusted paint job, then bitching about one minor scratch on one of the rims. Tri nailed it in his two posts re: Schneider. As far as his "clutchness" goes...let me see the guy at least play for a legit playoff contender for a few years. He's on a bad team that would be a lot worse if he wasn't around.
  4. The "race" for the final WC spot gets uglier by the really does. Florida had won 8 out of their last 9 though. Guess they're due for some losses.
  5. To put it simply: I think when it comes to in-season shenanigans, though I do think that these players need to be held accountable for their own actions, you can get on the coach if too many players seem to be doing whatever they please, to the detriment of the team. What happened to Revis could've happened to a lot of people, under the wrong circumstances, and really should be seen as an isolated incident. I'm not saying that Revis was necessarily right here, but part of the reason this whole thing is being blown up is because he had a rotten year, which makes it all the easier for many to try to make it sound like that Revis is now on a dangerous path. I don't buy that...I think Revis is simply a player in sharp decline (nothing can be done when Father Time decides to take your skills away), who got caught in an unfortunate situation...some will say "Well he should've know better", but it's not like he has any history of this at all. For all we know, Revis could've been going out plenty through the years, with no incidents at all...then this ONE particular time, something happened (and we still don't know all of the details as to exactly what). And in the heat of the moment, I doubt the identity of the Jets' head coach ever crossed Revis' mind. And though Rex had both his strong and weak points, I don't ever think that Rex was this Parcellish/Belichickish "Oh sh!t we better not fvck up because this is a man to fear and respect" kind of guy. If anything, as time went on, Rex probably became a little too much of a player's coach. As much as his players seemed to love playing for him, they definitely didn't reward him with consistent efforts. One other point: some coaches do find a way to rein in constant "problem children" (though like you suggest, some just can't ever get out of their own way). BB has done it with questionable players before (though even he could only do it temporarily with Randy Moss). Parcells reached Curtis Martin in a way no other human being ever did...Martin credits Parcells for basically everything that he is today.
  6. I used to care a lot more about the "other" teams, and when I was younger, I was definitely much more of a "Let me watch any two teams go at it, I love hockey!" guy...all the hours that me and my friends would kill just playing the EA NHL games (in their infancy)...great memories. Not sure what changed. The only sport that I still feel that way about is football, but most football fans feel that way. But I used to watch a lot of Ranger games (so easy to root for the opponent), and a lot of "good matchup" games, along with damned near every Devils game. I also wasn't married with a kid then either. For me, I've told the story before, but my parents took me and my brother to a Devils-Flyers game in December 1983 (Devils lost 8-2), and from that day on, I was a Devils fan. I latched onto both the sport and the team in one sitting.
  7. And I freely admit that I'm a Devils fan, not an "NHL fan", if that makes any sense. Once the Devils are out of the playoffs, so am I. I can't just watch any two hockey teams go at it with much conviction (I wish I could, in that there's obviously some terrific hockey worth watching). I really miss the anticipation of a playoff appearance, that first round matchup...for so long, spring and April and Devils playoff hockey seems to be synonymous...even though they had some very quick one-and-dones, they were still at least getting in, and usually pretty safely, where you knew for several days or even weeks that they were in. Compared to many fanbases, it's not like we've been suffering for all that long...right now the Devils might be in a valley, but better than being moored in a crater, and I've seen teams trapped in those, seemingly forever in some cases. But I do miss the playoffs. Man do I miss the playoffs.
  8. Agree 100% on the effort...they do try and I've always felt that way. It's never felt like they've collectively mailed it in (though some matchups can make it appear that way). And yeah, sucks that Cory is entering his age 31 season with no immediate hope in sight. Gotta wonder if he starts thinking about waiving his NTC as soon as next year's deadline. But too early to speculate on that, really.
  9. If anything, there's certain guys that you just kind of assume will stay out of trouble, due to track record. No one could've seen that incident coming with Revis (and it sounds like this definitely wasn't all on him). Of course, now that he's on a sharp decline, his whole situation just feels worse all around.
  10. You didn't say anything about .500 in didn't even mention point% in that. Just that the Devils are .500. Yes, I agree, they have a .500 point%, and that's the measure I now refer to, as opposed to winning% or games under or over .500. But they do not have a .500 record, as far as wins and losses go. They have 25 wins and 35 losses (though I hate lumping in 3-on-3 and SO losses with regulation losses).
  11. More and more the Devils remind me of a wayward teenage kid who's kind of likable in spite of himself, but can't seem to stay out of trouble. You keep pleading with him to do better and to get himself under control...and sometimes he does...for a little while. You give him second, third, fourth, even fifth chances...but ultimately it's the same sh!t, again and again. The hard part is knowing when to say "OK, I wash my hands of you, I give up dammit!" I can't do it. Even with lowered expectations, it's still a bummer when they can't string together a few wins. Just wish this team had some more surprises in it. But this just ain't their year.
  12. So is Bowles now supposed to babysit a guy in the offseason, who was never known for having any off-the-field issues previously? Sounds like Revis was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I don't know how this reflects on Bowles. Not saying he's been a great coach, but the guy can't be blamed for everything...especially stuff that happens out of his "jurisdiction".
  13. They could always take a "replacement" back in any deal for Cam. Curious if anyone kicks the tires on him at the deadline. I wouldn't.
  14. Weren't you the one bitching about people saying records like 25-25-10 are ".500" last season? You and I had a debate about this very topic. So now it's OK to refer to what some call "NHL-.500" records as .500 again? Anyway, based on everything we've seen to date, looks like the Devils are going to finish somewhere between 80 and 84 points; of course, that could change, depending on what they do at the deadline...the schedule gets a bit harder now as well. Obviously, if they ever actually decided to go full tank, they could give Kinkaid about half of the remaining starts. Don't see that happening though.
  15. The one kind of downer re: "Why not us?" is that the first domino that needed to fall (Cory turning it around) did...he's a .932 save% goalie since 1/2. Kink is at .903 over that same stretch (seven appearances), with his last two games really dragging down that sample (it had been .948 prior to those two games). It just sucks that some terrific goaltending hasn't led to that many more wins in the grand scheme. Only 11-8-3 over this time. I don't know if I can ask the goaltending to keep this up...though one can argue that if a guy like Cory should finish the season somewhere near his typical save%, he might still have some terrific puck-stopping left ahead of him.