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2013-14 OOT Thread

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That's music to my ears and every other Devils fan. If the Rangers ever do win a Cup, we'll probably hear from JD how Sather had a [insert double-digit total]-year plan to win the Cup, and being a "meh"-ish kind of team for so long was by ingenious design.

Since the lock out Rangers management has been pretty good. At this point, you can generally count on them to make the playoffs and they'll usually win at least a round. The trades in recent years have been pretty good, obviously getting a steal in the McDonough trade. His free agent signings haven't been a calamity. And their drafting in recent years has been pretty good, Stepan in the second round, Callahan in the third or fourth, Girardi, Staal, Kreider, Dubinsky, Anisimov, all solid picks. Of course, Sather evidently has taken a back seat on draft day, which is at least a sign that he knows his limitations. (Although it looks like they blew it big time in passing on Fowler for McIlrath). All in all, they could probably do a lot worse than Sather.

The big test will be what happens with Lundqvist. If he bolts in free agency, it'll be an absolute calamity, and one that would have probably been preventable.

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Good off night for the devils so far... Isles and caps both lose in regulation. A win tomorrow and a caps loss and we're tied for 2nd with a game in hand.

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Good off night for the devils so far... Isles and caps both lose in regulation. A win tomorrow and a caps loss and we're tied for 2nd with a game in hand.

The Sharks will be the best team the Devils have faced. Tough task.

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The Sharks will be the best team the Devils have faced. Tough task.

honestly not expecting 2 point tonight but im fine with walking away from this road trip with 4 out of a possible 6 points especially being that we stole the last 2.. trip was already a success.

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honestly not expecting 2 point tonight but im fine with walking away from this road trip with 4 out of a possible 6 points especially being that we stole the last 2.. trip was already a success.

Watch we play our best game of the road trip tonight and lose.......we could have lost the last two games the way we played, but didn't

but yeah 2 out of 3 would be OK

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Agreed.  A loss tonight means we went 4-2 in this tough 6 game stretch.  A win means we went 5-1.  Either way, I'm completely satisfied with this 6 game stretch.

 

That being said, they better take at leas 6 of 8 possible points in the easy 4 game stretch coming up.

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That being said, they better take at leas 6 of 8 possible points in the easy 4 game stretch coming up.

 

I'm worried about a setback after this strong run. 

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I'm worried about a setback after this strong run. 

yup....there are no easy wins for this team

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yup....there are no easy wins for this team

 

I dunno, we've seen two pretty easy ones I think. But if they somehow relax or exhale after this road stretch all that hard work will be for naught.

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I'm worried about a setback after this strong run. 

 

 

yup....there are no easy wins for this team

 

As am I.  You guys saw my post on how they do really well against the top teams in the league, but only do so so against the weaker teams in the league?  This team has a tendency to do that, and as a fan nothing irritates me more.

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As am I.  You guys saw my post on how they do really well against the top teams in the league, but only do so so against the weaker teams in the league?  This team has a tendency to do that, and as a fan nothing irritates me more.

probably a mental thing they think they dont have to be as strong and sharp against a crappier team as they do against a team that is better then them

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probably a mental thing they think they dont have to be as strong and sharp against a crappier team as they do against a team that is better then them

 

The Jets and Canes always play tough against the Devils.  Hopefully that's enough of a motivation.

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The Jets and Canes always play tough against the Devils.  Hopefully that's enough of a motivation.

we look at these weaker teams as easier points.. just hope they dont feel the same and they come out as strong and i have faith that they'll do fine.

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The Jets and Canes always play tough against the Devils.  Hopefully that's enough of a motivation.

I dont remember the last time we beat the Jets.....they always seem to get those lucky goals against us early in the game and it deflates us

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Senators vs Wings ... this is what the Sens players said about the Wings diving ... hilarious.

 

From the Ottawa Sun, goalie Robin Lehner:

“We have to be a little bit more disciplined. We had a few too many penalties, some of them were soft. It’s tough on the (officials). I don't think it's their fault. It’s like there was water out there with how much they were diving. I think we’ve just got to take the positives and go to the next game.”

Said winger Clarke MacArthur: "I don't know if their skate sharpener was broken or what."

 

I really like the quote, "they were diving like there was water." I think this is going to stick.

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we look at these weaker teams as easier points.. just hope they dont feel the same and they come out as strong and i have faith that they'll do fine.

 

There's too much character in that room.  They pride themselves as being a team that won't make it easy on their opponents.

 

I dont remember the last time we beat the Jets.....they always seem to get those lucky goals against us early in the game and it deflates us

 

We beat them last year in a shootout at home.  Ironically enough, it's the last time the team won in a shootout.

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There's too much character in that room.  They pride themselves as being a team that won't make it easy on their opponents.

 

 

We beat them last year in a shootout at home.  Ironically enough, it's the last time the team won in a shootout.

ohh i didnt realize that you were behind the scenes and in the room to judge how high the level of character is among the players. ... i love how some fans on here literally think they know everything like they are on the team themselves.

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ohh i didnt realize that you were behind the scenes and in the room to judge how high the level of character is among the players. ... i love how some fans on here literally think they know everything like they are on the team themselves.

 

:doh1:

 

How the hell did you take that from my post?

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Anybody watch that Stars Ducks game last night? Crazy game. How is Dallas allowed to wear white jerseys at home though? Is there a specific exception for them or something?

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Anybody watch that Stars Ducks game last night? Crazy game. How is Dallas allowed to wear white jerseys at home though? Is there a specific exception for them or something?

lol ask TheRedStorm. She seems to have strong opinions on it.

Seriously though, I believe one team can request a certain uniform to be worn... In last nights case the ducks wanted to wear their 3rds (which are dark) on national tv and the stars agreed.

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hiller is a sieve; feel bad for him

 

any word on parise' broke/bruised foot?

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Steen first to 20 goals. Damm

Aside from Ovechkin, yes.

 

I wonder how long Steen will keep up that high shooting percentage.

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wow the Leafs didnt take a single shot in the 3rd/OT last night and  still got a point. Life is so unfair

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