MadDog2020

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

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Mannnnn, this season blows.... I work in NYC every day, I've never seen as much Rangers clothing and garb as I've seen this postseason, not even in 2012. It tells me one thing, that more and more people are getting used to the Rangers in the playoffs. They're on the front page of every paper, everyone's talking about it. All the Hoboken bars had their Rangers flags out this weekend on Mother's Day. This is bad for New Jersey Devils hockey on all levels, really bad. 

 

The key demographic the Devils are trying to reach, the young families or maybe people or corporate accounts not previously interested in hockey, they're watching this year's Rangers and thinking "this is an elite hockey team". Our attendance was sh!t this year, the overall excitement at the games was sh!t. Go across the pond, and you have a crazy come-from-behind 3-1 emotional turnaround after the passing of Martin Saint Louis' mom. It's a story the average person in this area can hold onto and rally behind. Yankees are crap, Mets are the Mets, so everyone's a Rangers fan. It's what the Rangers organization dreamed of, it's the spectacle, the fairytale Broadway drama they dreamed of, and we're stuck on the other side looking like a bunch of idiots being the only fans in the league rooting against them, rooting for the Penguins.

 

Lou better make moves, and the new owners better force him to change on how he views things like marketing and fan outreach. He better realize how much the fans are hurting in just two quick years. We're in Islanders or Mets territory if we have to deal with another year of this crap, while our less successful cousin across the river is still making front page news.

Plus the Knicks didnt make the playoffs so yeah...the NYC area is all about the rags right now...in full force

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I think Jacque Martin will be the next coach in Pittsburgh. Unless Mario just decides to put the whole staff out to pasture.

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Ugh, all over North Jersey, Rangers fans coming out of the woodwork like termites. :yucky:

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Ugh, all over North Jersey, Rangers fans coming out of the woodwork like termites. :yucky:

You knew it would happen... It happens when any team has playoff success. They were probably jumping out of the woodwork two years ago too, but the Devils were also there so people were jumping on our bandwagon as well.

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Ugh, all over North Jersey, Rangers fans coming out of the woodwork like termites. :yucky:

Yup,  I just got done playing hockey, so I wasn't watching the game, (my team was also playing short a few ppl because my Ranger Fan teammates wanted to watch the game), instead of checking the score I checked Facebook.  I figured if it was quiet, the Rangers lost, and if they won, well as expected.  "LGR"  "That's why they call him the KING"  "GO RANGERS" "8 DOWN 8 TO GO"....etc, etc....from people that I never thought were even hockey or Ranger fans...all live in Jersey.

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It must be said, at 3-1 the Rags fans crawled into their holes very quickly.

 

There is no way they can now get by either Boston/Montreal AND THEN Anaheim/Hawks/LA

 

Especially the western powers. Anaheim would beat the bejesus out of NYR and the Rags would be lucky to score at all against LA.

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It must be said, at 3-1 the Rags fans crawled into their holes very quickly.

Francesa said yesterday that at 3-1, they couldn't even get a call about the Rangers. Not one. But now that they won, all the frauds are out. Typical.

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Francesa said yesterday that at 3-1, they couldn't even get a call about the Rangers. Not one. But now that they won, all the frauds are out. Typical.

 

take solace in the fact that no team in NHL history has won two back to back 7 game series and gone on to win the next series after that. When you win like the Rags you empty the tank. And they still have to win two more series.

 

Honestly these Rag fans are almost cup level giddy now. You'd think this was like before game 5 in 1994 when they were planning the parade route and booking up reception halls all across the tri state area. Lundqvist is suddenly the king again for winning a 2nd round series.

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take solace in the fact that no team in NHL history has won two back to back 7 game series and gone on to win the next series after that. When you win like the Rags you empty the tank. And they still have to win two more series.

Honestly these Rag fans are almost cup level giddy now. You'd think this was like before game 5 in 1994 when they were planning the parade route and booking up reception halls all across the tri state area. Lundqvist is suddenly the king again for winning a 2nd round series.

I would think the reason for their extra-obnoxious giddiness is coming back from 3-1- they had never done that before. I'm sure they'll raise a banner and retire Brad Richards' number for it too lmao. Hopefully Boston/Montreal takes care of business and it won't mean jack sh!t in two weeks.

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Well at least Parise is done. Good to see.

 

Yes, although there's still 11 years left to root against him !

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I would think the reason for their extra-obnoxious giddiness is coming back from 3-1- they had never done that before. I'm sure they'll raise a banner and retire Brad Richards' number for it too lmao. Hopefully Boston/Montreal takes care of business and it won't mean jack sh!t in two weeks.

Actually, they probably will be hanging a Metropolitan Divison Playoff Champs banner

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Actually, they probably will be hanging a Metropolitan Divison Playoff Champs banner

 

I dont think such a championship exists. Though they may invent it

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Lmao, who will be the first one on the board to see some tool Rag fan rocking a 'Metropolitan Division Playoff Champs' t-shirt? That's the next thing I'm waiting to hear...

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Yes, although there's still 11 years left to root against him !

 

Minnesota will be solid the next few years.   I would HATE to see Marty win the Cup in Minny next year.

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Minnesota will be solid the next few years. I would HATE to see Marty win the Cup in Minny next year.

I wouldn't worry about it.

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This season gets more and more frustrating by the day. Go Bruins as they'll Crush the Rags

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hoping boston plays lights out tonight lets go!

 

Agree.  they will crush the Rangers

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Actually, they probably will be hanging a Metropolitan Divison Playoff Champs banner

I don't think they can do banners given the wildcard sillyness. It would be a little weird to win the division you don't actually belong too.

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I don't think they can do banners given the wildcard sillyness. It would be a little weird to win the division you don't actually belong too.

Never know with the NHL though lol and actually over in the MLS back in 2008 the NY Red Bulls were the western conference champions because of the wild card.

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I'll be avoiding Dick's and Modell's like the plague the next couple of weeks. You just know they're stocking up on extra Rangers gear as we speak.

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I'll be avoiding Dick's and Modell's like the plague the next couple of weeks. You just know they're stocking up on extra Rangers gear as we speak.

Get your WE CAME BACK FROM 3-1 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR 275 YEAR HISTORY METROPOLITAN DIVISION 2ND ROUND PLAYOFF CHAMPS T-SHIRTS AND REPLICA BANNERS HERE BRAH!!!

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Get your WE CAME BACK FROM 3-1 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR 275 YEAR HISTORY METROPOLITAN DIVISION 2ND ROUND PLAYOFF CHAMPS T-SHIRTS AND REPLICA BANNERS HERE BRAH!!!

 

hahahaha

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The La Cage aux sports bar and grill in quebec release a printed ads saying

 

SPECIAL OFFER FOR ALL BOSTON FANS

 

50% more expensive on everything in the restaurant

 

lol

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The La Cage aux sports bar and grill in quebec release a printed ads saying

SPECIAL OFFER FOR ALL BOSTON FANS

50% more expensive on everything in the restaurant

lol

Lmfao. If I owned a restaurant, I'd run a special for Rangers fans- order anything on the menu, and the spit comes at no extra charge.

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