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#141 devlman

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:26 PM

I thought if you scored during Score-O that you only QUALIFIED for the car...not that you actually won it.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:30 PM

I thought if you scored during Score-O that you only QUALIFIED for the car...not that you actually won it.


They changed that cause in the end they had to give away 2 cars (might have been 1, I can't remember.)

Now, you win the car that day, but it's EXTREMELY hard.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:33 PM

Yeah you have to make three shots to win a car...one from the blueline into an open net (three chances), another from the center line into an open net (two chances), then one from the far blueline and they put up the barrier with a hole barely big enough for a puck to fit in. I didn't think anyone would ever get that :lol:

Edited by NJDevs4978, 26 February 2012 - 06:34 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:41 PM

Honestly there's no excuse for this kind of an off game today. They just lost Friday, they have hell month coming up on the schedule, a home game against arguably a bottom five team without Lecavalier and Hedman was vital to win, cause now this could easily become a four-game losing streak headed into Washington Thursday, which won't be easy either now that they finally seem to have a pulse.

Yes, the team's going to the playoffs barring a full nuclear meltdown but they can't lose too much of their edge here with a tough stretch still to come, the six-game losing streak in March during Sutter's last year was the beginning of the end for that season. Plus the trend of letting the opposition's top line (when they only have one line to focus on) beat us I don't like. At least with the Florida teams. Not to mention the home woes, that have been constant since the Rock opened.


The 'no excuse' and 'must win' stuff is totally over done. Tampa came out firing and the Devils didn't. Add in garon making some huge saves and the defense having a bad game and it's a loss. It happens. If you look bigger than the last couple of games though this team is clearly coming together off the ice and, with the exception of break downs like today, they are buying into Deboer and his system. These are the things that matter.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:41 PM

Yeah you have to make three shots to win a car...one from the blueline into an open net (three chances), another from the center line into an open net (two chances), then one from the far blueline and they put up the barrier with a hole barely big enough for a puck to fit in. I didn't think anyone would ever get that :lol:


That was the highlight of the game in my opinion. I hope the devils website will put video of that up at least.

He also missed a bunch of his earlier shots so that made it more amazing as no one was expecting him to make that last one.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:49 PM

That was the highlight of the game in my opinion. I hope the devils website will put video of that up at least.

He also missed a bunch of his earlier shots so that made it more amazing as no one was expecting him to make that last one.


lol I didn't even see the first two rounds, I was just walking the halls but when I heard on the loudspeaker it was the car shot I turned to look at the TV, and when he did score I couldn't help put let out a cheer.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:52 PM

Honestly there's no excuse for this kind of an off game today. They just lost Friday, they have hell month coming up on the schedule, a home game against arguably a bottom five team without Lecavalier and Hedman was vital to win, cause now this could easily become a four-game losing streak headed into Washington Thursday, which won't be easy either now that they finally seem to have a pulse.


Okay, great. Except that aside from goaltending, Tampa really isn't that bad.

Yes, the team's going to the playoffs barring a full nuclear meltdown but they can't lose too much of their edge here with a tough stretch still to come, the six-game losing streak in March during Sutter's last year was the beginning of the end for that season. Plus the trend of letting the opposition's top line (when they only have one line to focus on) beat us I don't like. At least with the Florida teams. Not to mention the home woes, that have been constant since the Rock opened.


The Devils lost a Game 7 that they were leading in the final 2 minutes. If they had gotten swept or beaten in 5, that might be relevant information, but as it stands it's circumstantial.

It's called having a lot of games against the Mediocreast division, not to mention having a healthy Lecavalier and Hedman.


The Lightning will end up playing 24 games against the Southeast Division. The Devils will play 20. So you're saying that these 4 extra games are really the difference between this team being completely in the toilet and being at NHL .500?

Also the Devils played this game without Tallinder and Zajac, which is a wash.

Edited by Triumph, 26 February 2012 - 06:57 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:59 PM

Let's get this straight for the last time. It's ZID-LICK-Y, not ZID-LITCH-KEY! Around the time he left Nashville for the Wild he began pronouncing it Zidlicky. He used to pronounce it Zidlitchkey, but changed it for some odd reason. I remember clearly because either the Nashville or Wild announcers were talking about how it was kind of diva-ish.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:16 PM

Let's get this straight for the last time. It's ZID-LICK-Y, not ZID-LITCH-KEY!


Granted, I'm from Norway and not the Czech rep.. However, I'd be absolutely shocked if what you are saying here is accurate. Most likely he's just been "dumbing it down" to make life easier for american commentators.

EDIT: here you go.. http://ec2-web2.forv.../word/zidlicky/

So yeah.. You're wrong. Glad you used caps though.

Edited by njdevsftw, 26 February 2012 - 07:20 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:25 PM

Granted, I'm from Norway and not the Czech rep.. However, I'd be absolutely shocked if what you are saying here is accurate. Most likely he's just been "dumbing it down" to make life easier for american commentators.

EDIT: here you go.. http://ec2-web2.forv.../word/zidlicky/

So yeah.. You're wrong. Glad you used caps though.


I'm not saying the announcers were right to call him diva-ish. I'm just talking about the pronunciation. It used to be pronounced Zidlitchky, but now it's just Zidlicky.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:31 PM

Let's get this straight for the last time. It's ZID-LICK-Y, not ZID-LITCH-KEY! Around the time he left Nashville for the Wild he began pronouncing it Zidlicky. He used to pronounce it Zidlitchkey, but changed it for some odd reason. I remember clearly because either the Nashville or Wild announcers were talking about how it was kind of diva-ish.


Did you watch pre-game when deb asked him to pronounce it and he said 'zid-litch-key'?

Edited by Joe B, 26 February 2012 - 07:31 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:47 PM

Did you watch pre-game when deb asked him to pronounce it and he said 'zid-litch-key'?


I didn't, so I admit my error. It doesn't matter though since he'll be in the KHL next year after he bottoms out here in Jersey.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:56 PM

What a sh!tty day. The Daytona 500 never even started today for the first time in it's history and I just got done watching this game.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:57 PM

We're tied for 6th with Ottawa right now. I think the silver lining would be that we'd have to play on the road, cuz home ice advantage might suck for us.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:58 PM

The Devils lost a Game 7 that they were leading in the final 2 minutes. If they had gotten swept or beaten in 5, that might be relevant information, but as it stands it's circumstantial.


The Devils lost Game 7 in part because Sutter reverted back to a pre-lockout mindset of checking lines and started doling out silly icetime, like three more minutes for Pandolfo than Elias and playing Zubrus under ten minutes. And that mindset started after the six-game losing streak.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:06 PM

The Devils lost Game 7 in part because Sutter reverted back to a pre-lockout mindset of checking lines and started doling out silly icetime, like three more minutes for Pandolfo than Elias and playing Zubrus under ten minutes. And that mindset started after the six-game losing streak.


That was 08-09, how do you account for the scenaro in 09-10?
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:10 PM

That was the highlight of the game in my opinion. I hope the devils website will put video of that up at least.

He also missed a bunch of his earlier shots so that made it more amazing as no one was expecting him to make that last one.

lol, he was a right hand shot and stepping with his right foot when he shot, it looked odd but he nailed it
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:27 PM

That was 08-09, how do you account for the scenaro in 09-10?


I was just talking about how regular season slumps 'can' bleed over into the playoffs. And really the same thing happened in '09-10 when the Devils were an average team for half the season after being an elite team for the first half, and they played like an average team in the playoffs.
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-NHL record for most road wins in the playoffs - 10-1 in '95 and 10-2 in '00
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:36 PM

I was just talking about how regular season slumps 'can' bleed over into the playoffs. And really the same thing happened in '09-10 when the Devils were an average team for half the season after being an elite team for the first half, and they played like an average team in the playoffs.


If you count the Toronto game this is a slump to me. We always start tumbling and falling into the playoffs come March. Only difference is that we're not in a solid playoff spot and the competition is much tighter.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:07 PM

If you count the Toronto game this is a slump to me. We always start tumbling and falling into the playoffs come March. Only difference is that we're not in a solid playoff spot and the competition is much tighter.


Eh, they're still safe by a mile. Even if you go by the premise that Philly, Pittsburgh and Ottawa can pass the Devils easily and bump us to seventh, they'd still need 'three' Southeast teams to pass them to miss the playoffs, since one has to win the division. Or two Southeast teams and Toronto, which is just as farfetched. Especially since all those teams have extra game(s) played and are several plus points back.

Edited by NJDevs4978, 26 February 2012 - 10:09 PM.

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-NHL record for most road wins in the playoffs - 10-1 in '95 and 10-2 in '00
-NHL record for most home wins in the playoffs - 12-1 in '03




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