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#21 ATLL765

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:28 AM

I saw the clip of the Rags owner with a big 'ol sh!t eating grin on his face, blabbing and sounding like he truly believes that winning the Cup will be a breeze for the Rags.

Imo, I still believe that the Rags are overachieving. They don't have enough high end skill, even with Gaborik, Richards and even Stepan to consistently score enough goals to keep winning all these 1 goal games they have been playing. I think that by the end of the season, we'll see them beaten out for the division lead by Philly. That being said, I hope to all that is holy, that we just don't have to play them in the first round. I don't care who we get other than them and maybe Boston, any other team and I know that we'll have a good shot at winning, but I just know if we get the Rags, ugh....
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:00 PM

Oh, there's no doubt in my mind that they're overachieving right now. Just look at their goal differential.
Not that the Rangers don't have a real shot at going far in the playoffs, but they're certainly not a lock (Boston, on the other hand...)

I wouldn't mind facing the Rangers in the first round, as I think that they're very beatable, but I do hope that it's someone else. Washington or Florida would be perfect, in my view.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:36 PM

I wouldn't mind facing the Rangers in the first round, as I think that they're very beatable, but I do hope that it's someone else. Washington or Florida would be perfect, in my view.


Nope, want nothing to do with the rangers in the first round. I could see that series being an easy. 4- or 5-game series for the Rags, with the Devils scoring less than 2 goals a game on the Queen.

Hell I'd rather face the Flyers
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:59 PM

You guys are just freaking out because they're the cross town rivals and they happen to be in first place. They're not that good.
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:38 PM

You guys are just freaking out because they're the cross town rivals and they happen to be in first place. They're not that good.


They're the #1 team in our division and the EC for a reason. They are good

I also thought it was simply another one of those hot starts by the rags that they always do then fall back down to earth, but it's reached more than the half way point of the season and they beat a top team in the Bruins today. They're for real and I would be scared to play them in the first round next to Boston.

I hate them but they will be a pain in the ass for a long time. Coupled with the Flyers (Giroux you can argue is the MVP next to Malkin) and the Penguins. Islanders are the Islanders lol.

Edited by USAkid90, 21 January 2012 - 11:39 PM.

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#26 ohms law

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:32 AM

They are good. What I said was that they're not that good. Boston is the only team right now that I'd put into another category. Everyone else (including the Devils) is in the same group until you get to the Blue Jackets, Islanders, and Hurricanes of the league.

I forget who it was, but someone said something in the GDT last night which resonates with me and is appropriate here: this isn't football, where the individual games count for most of the season. There are 82 games in an NHL season, spread out over more than 6 months. Drawing conclusions based on one game, such as by saying things such as "they beat a top team in the Bruins today", is a mistake.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:32 PM

They are good. What I said was that they're not that good. Boston is the only team right now that I'd put into another category. Everyone else (including the Devils) is in the same group until you get to the Blue Jackets, Islanders, and Hurricanes of the league.

I forget who it was, but someone said something in the GDT last night which resonates with me and is appropriate here: this isn't football, where the individual games count for most of the season. There are 82 games in an NHL season, spread out over more than 6 months. Drawing conclusions based on one game, such as by saying things such as "they beat a top team in the Bruins today", is a mistake.


The Rangers aren't on the Boston level (despite beating them) but they, the Flyers and a few teams out West are absolutely on another tier than us, the teams that are pretty much no-doubters to make the playoffs. We're on the third tier, the bubble teams that could go either way. Then the Isles, Columbus etc are the last tier.

And conclusions based on one game? It's more than half the season now. We haven't been able to play with the elite all year and if the Rangers haven't done enough to prove to you guys they're for real I don't know what to tell you. They had a 93-point season last year, added Richards, have their top defenseman back in the lineup after playing without him in the whole first half and have one of the top two or three goaltending tandems in the game.

Edited by NJDevs4978, 22 January 2012 - 12:34 PM.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:02 PM

While I agree that nobody is on Boston's level (they have a sick goal differential and are the defending Stanley Cup Champs) the Rags are like 7-3 vs them the last 2 or so years and the Queen's career numbers against that team is crazy. Both teams literary play a mirror image of each other.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:46 PM

You guys are just freaking out because they're the cross town rivals and they happen to be in first place. They're not that good.



Neither are we!!!!...and they have 2 good goalies...do we?
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And The Rags Have How Many Cups--Can't win many with a Farm team.




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