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#861 USAkid90

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:43 PM

If the rags play us they'll be gassed. The Devils are just too tenacious on the forcheck for them to handle. Throw out the season results, this is a different devils team.


Hope so, but Torts teams always have GREAT conditioning. Them getting majorly tired may not be the case with that team
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:53 PM

It's not the Rangers' year because they're almost through two rounds...but they aren't lucky either. Coaching, goaltending, defense, and grit they have all of that. But by the same token their subpar offense and layered defensive system keeps other teams in the game too. If they get through four rounds playing like this it'll be one of the great feats in NHL playoff history.

And lol at the Bruins having 'luck' last year, the Bruins were a very good team.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:56 PM

lol. which banned poster are you? you can tell me. if you're who i think you are, you had me fooled for a bit.

their PP is awful. had ward not taken the penalty, they end the game 0-3 with 0 shots.

stop making excuses and pointing fingers at people because you don't agree with them. you do have a podcast right its linked to your posts so whats the big deal. man some of you just can't reply without the snide act
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:58 PM

Hey remember when it was the Red Wings year in 1995, then again in 1996.

then

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but by 1997 their window of opportunity had closed

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:02 PM

stop making excuses and pointing fingers at people because you don't agree with them. you do have a podcast right its linked to your posts so whats the big deal. man some of you just can't reply without the snide act


you were the one who said 'their pp blows right? lol' that's a: snide and b: also true, even though you think it to be false. the rangers' power play was one of the worst in the league in the regular season and that has carried over to the playoffs.

you might not be a banned poster, but when random guys just throw shots at me, i generally think they have a previous history with me.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:14 PM

you were the one who said 'their pp blows right? lol' that's a: snide and b: also true, even though you think it to be false. the rangers' power play was one of the worst in the league in the regular season and that has carried over to the playoffs.

you might not be a banned poster, but when random guys just throw shots at me, i generally think they have a previous history with me.

You originally said their pp blows a page or so ago and yet they win another important game with it.

so you're saying that anyone who disagrees with you and wisecracks you that causes you to be defensive. Y
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:22 PM

You originally said their pp blows a page or so ago and yet they win another important game with it.

so you're saying that anyone who disagrees with you and wisecracks you that causes you to be defensive. Y


their PP still blows. it's one of the worst in the NHL. whoever you are, you don't really understand that even bad power plays score lots of power play goals. in the long run, it's a weakness. boston overcame it by being excellent 5 on 5 and getting ridiculous goaltending.

you've revealed that you've clicked on my blog, commented about 'spreadsheets' (don't think i've posted a spreadsheet here in months), and remembered a comment that another poster said about me. might want to back off the obsession a bit, that's all.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:29 PM

their PP still blows. it's one of the worst in the NHL. whoever you are, you don't really understand that even bad power plays score lots of power play goals. in the long run, it's a weakness. boston overcame it by being excellent 5 on 5 and getting ridiculous goaltending.

you've revealed that you've clicked on my blog, commented about 'spreadsheets' (don't think i've posted a spreadsheet here in months), and remembered a comment that another poster said about me. might want to back off the obsession a bit, that's all.


wait a minute you link a blog to your posts and you dont think people read it. i saw two people refer to you and spreadsheets and statistical data and anyone who reads the blog you linked can see you like that stuff. that is your blog correct. i make one wisecrack at you and my god can you be anymore arrogant and thin skinned with your attitude towards me. i thought this message board we were here to share opinions and observations and not take things so personal.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:40 PM

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:12 PM

I missed the game, did MSG really have fireworks, confetti, and streamers flying through the air like they just won the Cup? :lol:
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:17 PM

unfortunely they did have all of that.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:42 PM

Possibly the most important day for the Phoenix Coyotes, congratulations to them.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:43 PM

Oh man Mike Smith came ridiculously close to scoring a goal just now, that would have been awesome.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:46 PM

Phoenix VS LA. Six teams left...
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:57 AM

yea i was like omg here is a goal but then missed i was like man why couldnt that been in.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:27 AM

you were the one who said 'their pp blows right? lol' that's a: snide and b: also true, even though you think it to be false. the rangers' power play was one of the worst in the league in the regular season and that has carried over to the playoffs.

you might not be a banned poster, but when random guys just throw shots at me, i generally think they have a previous history with me.

Rangers were 44 for 280 on the PP this season. 15.71%. 23rd out of 30. So towards the bottom of the league. League average was 17.31%, which would have made them 14th out of 30. To have that percentage, it would have been 48.4, we will call it 49 goals on 280 chances. An extra 5 goals over the course of 82 games is really not that big of a deal.

Just as a side the top 13 teams in the league in order were Nashville, San Jose, Edmonton, Vancouver, Pitt, Philly, Florida, Isles, Avs, Leafs, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Calgary. Well, only 1 of them is still playing and that may end tonight. Furthermore, only 2 got past the first round. If you want to expand on that 14th-22nd are the Devils, Bruins, Sabres, Kings, Caps, Blues, Canes, Ducks, Wings. Only 3 of them are still playing.

So, of the top 15 teams in the league, only 1 will be playing past the 2nd round and a very good chance that all 4 teams in the conference finals will be below the league average. Devils at 14th were just a tad below at 17.23%. BTW, if the Devils power play was as bad as the Rangers, they would have only had 4 less PP goals than they scored. A huge difference maker over the course of 82 games. So, basically one less goal every 20.5 games.

If the PP was as crucial as you claim, shouldn't the final 4 be amongst the best in PP?

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:57 AM

fvckING RAGS GRRRRR! YOU fvckING KIDDING ME!?!?!

fvcking luck. fvcking unbelievable luck


I hate the Rangers as much as anyone...however:

Ward was guilty and did draw blood on the play. 4 minutes was the right call.
Caps had their chances to extend the lead and didn't.
Rangers dominated much of that game.

I hated to see the Rangers win that game too, but I can't say they were lucky.

At any rate, the Rangers were down 3-2 in their last series and pulled it out. Caps could very well do the same...they're not done yet.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:14 AM

Not to be a jynx or anything, but if the Devils (knock on wood) and the Capitals (crossing my fingers) advance, the Devils would be guaranteed home ice for the remainder of the playoffs.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:14 AM

Mike Smith shooting for the empty net last night and nearly making it...love that guy, what a post season he's having.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:30 AM

Not to be a jynx or anything, but if the Devils (knock on wood) and the Capitals (crossing my fingers) advance, the Devils would be guaranteed home ice for the remainder of the playoffs.


This point was already brought up earlier...but it looks a bit less likely now after last night.

If the PP was as crucial as you claim, shouldn't the final 4 be amongst the best in PP?


This playoffs have broken the mold in a 'lot' of different ways.
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