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#141 DaneykoIsGod

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:16 AM

In the last three games -- all losses -- the Devils have outshot their opponents 90-59. Puck luck is a bitch.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:12 AM

In the last three games -- all losses -- the Devils have outshot their opponents 90-59. Puck luck is a bitch.



So that means just "shooting the puck" (like everyone loves to yell at games) isnt always the great idea... sometimes its about quality of shots not quantity
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:40 AM

Bottom line: We make the playoffs as 8th seed and lose 4-1 to Rags or Bruins, I'm happy.

Next year: We come back with or without Zach, maybe a top line D. Make the playoffs, get to 2nd round. Lose. I'm happy.

Year after that: We make the playoffs, get to ECF, maybe Stanley Cup, hopefully win, I'm happy.

Pens, Hawks, Bruins: that seems to be the going pattern in recent years.

I'm in no way getting it in my head that we'll make or win the SCF this year or even make waves in the playoffs.
This year, with this team, a playoff berth is the highest hope we can have. Be happy with that.

Now if you'll excuse me, Teen Mom 2 is on.

Agreed on all fronts (except Teen Mom 2 :P). I don't remember who, but someone on the board said within the past couple of days that we keep forgetting this isn't the same team is was 5-10 years ago. We've become so used to seeing the Devs win (and handily) that we don't really know how to handle a team that isn't among the league's elite.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:53 AM

So that means just "shooting the puck" (like everyone loves to yell at games) isnt always the great idea... sometimes its about quality of shots not quantity


The quality has looked pretty good to me. Miller, Bryz and Thomas all had several moments of sheer robbery.

The other part of that number is that the defense hasn't been allowing many shots, either. Salvador, in particular, has been pretty outstanding for a very long stretch here. Larsson seems to be regaining some of his cool as well.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:06 AM

disappointing and frustrating games for the Devs, at least they got 1 pt. the net has become small since the jets game outburst. deboer is looking for ways to jet kovy and zach going, these two need to carry us if we are going to stay in contention (obvious)

the double shift with the 4th hasnt developed into any real kovy freelance oppertunities, imo. it just tires him out and he loses legs at the end of his reg shift. hopefully this break will allow some juggling ideas. how how we get zach the puck? we've been somewhat successful in springing him at times but few sustained possession chances

Defense is in constant flux, like the play of A-train and bryce, larson has been solid except for the occasional WTF pass in his end. there were two or three yesterday. harrold for his few mins looks like a poor mans andy green. when compared to our long lanky slow guys

beat the rangers and isles and we will be right there for a PO spot, dont and we'll fade away
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:26 AM

Agreed on all fronts (except Teen Mom 2 :P). I don't remember who, but someone on the board said within the past couple of days that we keep forgetting this isn't the same team is was 5-10 years ago. We've become so used to seeing the Devs win (and handily) that we don't really know how to handle a team that isn't among the league's elite.


But that's just it, the Devils haven't been a truly elite team since 2003, except maybe in 2008-09. I don't know what team they've been watching for the last 5 years.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:54 AM

But that's just it, the Devils haven't been a truly elite team since 2003, except maybe in 2008-09. I don't know what team they've been watching for the last 5 years.

Well, I think a lot of us have been holding on to those memories and it's finally starting to sink in that those days are over. The litany of excuses for their poor performance over the years, especially in the playoffs, shows that many Devils fans -- myself included at times -- still considered them an elite team.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:42 AM

Just watched the replay of the game, looks to me as if Ryan Miller stole this one... sucks but what can we do? At least we got a point, I guess.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:57 AM

Well, I think a lot of us have been holding on to those memories and it's finally starting to sink in that those days are over. The litany of excuses for their poor performance over the years, especially in the playoffs, shows that many Devils fans -- myself included at times -- still considered them an elite team.


Well, the Devils have gotten some rotten breaks in the playoffs lately - I won't argue that. Nor will I argue that I thought the Devils could be a top 10 team in the league this year (I ranked them #9 coming into the season). But injuries and some poor play has made that unlikely. Still, it's not an elite team - it's got an okay offense, a good defense, and mediocre-to-bad goaltending.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:29 PM

Well, the Devils have gotten some rotten breaks in the playoffs lately - I won't argue that. Nor will I argue that I thought the Devils could be a top 10 team in the league this year (I ranked them #9 coming into the season). But injuries and some poor play has made that unlikely. Still, it's not an elite team - it's got an okay offense, a good defense, and mediocre-to-bad goaltending.


lol 9th, no wonder you were arguing they were an elite team after four games. I had them eighth in the EAST, behind Boston, Washington, Philly, Pittsburgh, Buffalo (who was supposed to be a contender with all their additions before it blew up after Lucic ran into Miller), Tampa (after Guy Boucher was supposed to have revolutionized hockey last year) and the Rangers.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:37 PM

Ohhhhh a ranger fan is calling you out ScoreMore



20 bucks says the Devils make the playoffs.



You're on. $20.

When we do make the playoffs, you will be the first one celebrating on here saying how you knew it was going to happen and we are taking the cup. Just stop.



I hope they do. I don't want them not to. I just don't think they're gonna. You have...NYR,BOS,SENS,FLYERS,CAPS,PENS,LEAFS,PANTHERS ...those are a lot of teams w/ good players who are a tad bit hotter than us at the moment.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:49 PM

lol 9th, no wonder you were arguing they were an elite team after four games. I had them eighth in the EAST, behind Boston, Washington, Philly, Pittsburgh, Buffalo (who was supposed to be a contender with all their additions before it blew up after Lucic ran into Miller), Tampa (after Guy Boucher was supposed to have revolutionized hockey last year) and the Rangers.


There's no way that Buffalo should've been a contender after their additions. I didn't think they'd be this bad, but they are not good, nor should they have been expected to be particularly good.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:25 PM

I think after last night I'd like to see Miller in a Devils jersey.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:08 PM

No penalty on that one for Parise!? Seriously?


Ref blew that one. Should have been a penalty shot. He was knocked down and denied a "reasonable scoring chance"

Not that Miller wouldn't have stopped the shot anyway...:rolleyes:
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:10 PM

I think after last night I'd like to see Miller in a Devils jersey.


I've had a soft spot for Miller ever since the Olympics
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:30 PM

You're on. $20.




I hope they do. I don't want them not to. I just don't think they're gonna. You have...NYR,BOS,SENS,FLYERS,CAPS,PENS,LEAFS,PANTHERS ...those are a lot of teams w/ good players who are a tad bit hotter than us at the moment.


half way through the season.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:54 PM

Anyone get a pic of Kovy lying down on the boards by the benches?? He was waiting to come off the bench and someone wouldn't come off the ice, so he as just laying there...
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