Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:32 AM
So glad the Devils found a way to pull that one out last night...because the more I think about it, the more I think the Devils would've had a tough time winning Game 7. The Rangers really seemed to be dictating a lot of the play since the 3rd period of Game 4, despite the Devils winning all three games. But part of getting deep in the playoffs is finding ways to win the games where you get outplayed for significant stretches (we saw the Rangers do this throughout their run, and twice against the Devils).
I'm just so happy it's the RANGERS, the team I hate more than any other, that will spend the offseason lamenting their lost opportunity, that will spend that time wondering "What if?" over and over and over again. This would have been so painful if the Rangers had found a way to get it done in seven...especially with some of the eerie 1994-2012 Game 6 parallels. When the Devils were up 2-0 in this game, '94 was definitely on my mind, much as I didn't want it to be.
THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!
Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime? - Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.
Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.
It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.
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