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Premise 1: Barry Melrose picked the Kings to win.

Premise 2: Barry Melrose is always wrong.

Conclusion: The Kings will not win.

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Lmao @ Linda Cohn. Kings in 5, yeah, OK. Just another ranger fan who is butthurt (for lack of a better term)

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lol thank you linda cohn for your expert insight and brilliant analysis

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Melrose's picture looks about 20 years old.

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Premise 1: Barry Melrose picked the Kings to win.

Premise 2: Barry Melrose is always wrong.

Conclusion: The Kings will not win.

My god, the numbers check out. :boogie:

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lol one guy out of ten picks us, and it's because he wants to jinx us.

In fairness, Jesse Rogers and Katie Strang also picked us, but they weren't on that screenshot. Still, 3 out of 13...whatever. Not one ESPN "expert" picked us to beat the Flyers either.

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Guess what experts, we just played a better defensive team than them and beat them. We played a more physical team than them and beat them. We played as tenacious and over achieving team as them and beat them, despite allowing them to score a power play goal on every 3 attempts. We have faced adversity by winning a double OT game on the road. Beating our 2 most hated rivals, and doing so being down in each series and down in each Game 2. Like the Kings, we also have won every series starting on the road. We beat the "World's Best Player" and the "World's Best Goalie". Guess what...we've also beaten the Kings both times we played them too, and they managed to score a single goal in two games against us. Sure, Quick didn't play in the 3-0 win. Guess what, Marty didn't play in that game either--and you couldn't score on our backup.

NJ is winning this series, with the only question being how long it will take to do it. The Kings are in for a world of sh*t come Wednesday, and like their southern California brethren of 2003 (ya, that other 12-2, all world goalie team that had exactly the same 95 points, and beat just as formidable foes in Detroit and Dallas in impressive fashion to get to the finals), come in riding high with a world of confidence and the "experts" support. Sure, we shouldn't have beaten Ottawa in 2003. Sure, we shouldn't have beaten the Rangers in 2012. But we did. And we'll beat you too. This is OUR year and the hockey gods have already written our script.

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It is a joke that we are still getting such disrespect from the so called "experts". The Kings must be the sexy pick because they breezed through the playoffs. They have no faced adversity and had to climb mountains like our Devils have had to do. I am also hoping their long layoff will come back to bit them in the ass as well. LET'S GO DEVILS!! (in 5 PLEASE!!!)

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Let's make it 4... I have to go to a wedding the night of game 5!!!

Haha me too! One of my best friends is getting married that day, so that will be the first postseason game at the Rock I'm going to miss. I've been to every one since it opened. I don't care what happens, as long as we win the Cup. That's all that matters to me. I don't care when we do it, just do it lol.

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Yeah haven't we been underdogs in each and every series?

Bring on the kings

We were overwhelmingly chosen over the Panthers by most "experts" to win that series, but got barely any love in the next two.

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I'm glad that Melrose picked the Kings, but I still think it's hilarious that he keeps picking against us. He's so stubborn. Hopefully we prove him (and everyone else saying Kings in 3) wrong again.

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In the Flyers, Rags and Kings series combined ESPN analysts have picked us 7 out of 37 picks. Wow.

FYI: The Devils were picked by them 9 out of 12 against FLA. Burnside picked against.

I mean I don't know what to say about Burnside but his picks have been pretty fair these playoffs:

1: Panthers in 7 - and they were one shot away from that

2: Flyers in 5 - at that point everyone, including Devils fans thought this

3: Devils in 6 - correct

He wants us to lose im sure but hes taken better picks than anyone else imo.

EDIT: well Jesse Rogers picked:

1: Devils in 7

2: Flyers

3: Devils in 6

4: Devils in 7 : )

Steve Levy and Joe Mcdonald picked against us all 4 rounds.

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Re-posting this here for documentation purposes:

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That is shocking to me that not ONE other state picked us...

Kinda crazy

And no one state picked against us at a higher percentage than....Hawaii?

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Last round Burnside picked us in 6 as well as this time..... And for Melrose every time he has picked a team to win a series, on the eastern conference at least, hes been 100% wrong. So bring on the Kings

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I think I'm most shocked that SportsNation was able to generate a poll that got more than 12 responses - 'cause that's about the number of people I've talked to who have ever watched the show even once.

/snark

I actually love that results map. If the Devils win, that's going in my signature.

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And no one state picked against us at a higher percentage than....Hawaii?

Those Hawaiians really know their hockey! Huge hotbed....

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Those Hawaiians really know their hockey! Huge hotbed....

Well second highest was Alaska....Scott Gomez = fvcking troll.

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Nothing matters to me when it comes to polls and being the underdog...Ive been a fan since going to the opening night game when the Devils first came to NJ and have put up with all of the so called experts saying we didn't have a chance!

Bring it back home Boys! :gd:

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This must've been the worst year ever for analysts and people who have to do predictions.

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