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#1 SterioDesign

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:58 PM

i know that every team has their inside stories and i'm pretty well aware of anything in the league not just for NJ... and its pretty impressive

• Zach coming back from his injury after missing almost the whole season and becoming captain.
• Salvador coming back from missing last season with a concussion and playing way above expectations.
• Zajac going down before the season and coming out super strong in the playoff right in time.
• Henrique having a crazy rookie season and Calder nominee, coming out HUGE and CLUTCH in the playoffs so far, also beating Gomez's record for most point by a devils rookie in the playoffs in 2000.
• All the financial trouble talks they had to listen to all years.
• Going to the stanley cup final after missing the playoffs last season.
• Getting Larsson at the draft and got some good games from the kid.
• Brodeur making is back in the SCF at 40
• Beating the FLYERS AND THE RANGERS in the playoffs. Payback for 1994 !
• Going to the SCF the year Pat Burns left us.
• No analysts would even put them in the playoffs this year.
• Getting a new coach that clicked with the players.
• Clarkson scoring 30 fvcking GOALS.
• Made it to the final with no all-stars player APPARENTLY ?
• One of the best if not the best PK of all time during the season.
• You can add all the records Brodeur got this year too i guess haha
• At this point, could forfeit either a 29th or 30th first round pick which is the best situation ever.

im probably forgetting a few things but its awesome... after last season and the whole Kovy saga during the summer i think our fanbase needed that... now if we could win this damn thing and re-sign zach... could potentially be the best year ever for the devils? what do you think?
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#2 Neb00rs

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:07 PM

I was thinking we needed a thread like this. Figured I'd wait to see what happened in the SCF but great list nonetheless!
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:08 PM

• Clarkson scoring 30 fvcking GOALS.


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#4 SterioDesign

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:08 PM

I was thinking we needed a thread like this. Figured I'd wait to see what happened in the SCF but great list nonetheless!


yeah but i figure we dont even need the cup to truly appreciate this season... BUT... if we win it... dear lord..........
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:09 PM

Even if we lose in 3 games, it's a great season.


BUT


We want it just as bad as the Kings and their fans.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:09 PM

add to this that the Rock has become a fortress in the post season...6-2 there this year and the crowds have been rocking.

Edited by third man in, 26 May 2012 - 02:10 PM.

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#7 SterioDesign

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:13 PM

• damn how can i forget Sykora making the team out of a tryout and getting 20 goals!

• Bernier getting his chance for the playoffs and contributing too

• LIL GIONTA !!! how 'BOUT THAT GUY !?!
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:44 PM

Awesome thread SD
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:51 PM

• damn how can i forget Sykora making the team out of a tryout and getting 20 goals!

• Bernier getting his chance for the playoffs and contributing too

• LIL GIONTA !!! how 'BOUT THAT GUY !?!


Add Carter to that list. It's unreal at how that line has performed.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:58 PM

It's not just about missing the playoffs last season either. It's about completely tanking and then having a full hearted comeback that fell short and then rising to the SCF the next year.

And don't forget Kovy - at one point earlier in the year he shot a puck into our own net and at that point - after all the mistakes over the past 2 years he could not have sunk any lower at that point. At the end of the season he had knocked on the MVP door and leads the playoffs in points while getting ready to play in the SCF. Not to mention setting up the GWG in games 5 and 6.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:01 PM

Sal missing all of last season -> no regular season goals -> Playoff Monster.

Oops, missed you had already put that one in there!

Edited by NCDevsFan, 26 May 2012 - 03:07 PM.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:10 PM

HA!

also forgot..

• GETTING RID OF FOSTER :boogie:
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:42 PM

HA!

also forgot..

• GETTING RID OF FOSTER :boogie:



OH HOW EASILY WE FORGET ABOUT HIS GAME TYING GOAL VERSUS WINNIPEG! :evil:
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:03 PM

It's not just about missing the playoffs last season either. It's about completely tanking and then having a full hearted comeback that fell short and then rising to the SCF the next year.

And don't forget Kovy - at one point earlier in the year he shot a puck into our own net and at that point - after all the mistakes over the past 2 years he could not have sunk any lower at that point. At the end of the season he had knocked on the MVP door and leads the playoffs in points while getting ready to play in the SCF. Not to mention setting up the GWG in games 5 and 6.


It's really funny, re: Kovy...it took a lot of seemingly unforseen events to get the best out of him. First, MacLean falling on his face, paving the way for Lemaire to come back and improve the weaknesses in Kovy's game. Then Lemaire leaving, and DeBoer finding a way to build on the foundation that Lemaire built, though it didn't happen instantaneously. What seemed like an iffy match when he first signed here seems like an absolutely perfect one now. DeBoer has been a perfect fit too...just seems like this particular group and coach click incredibly well together. God knows the Devils haven't always been the most coachable bunch around.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:20 PM

Kovalchuk becoming the ultimate team player, having his best all around season ever. That one must have just slipped through the cracks huh?
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:55 PM

Doc calling classic Devil games once again.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:05 PM

While all this is true...and it has been an AMAZING ride...I will be absolutely devastated if we should fall short in the Cup Finals....

It has been sooo long since we have been on THE Cup Final stage...

This could be Marty's last deep run...

WE.MUST.WIN.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:20 AM

HA!

also forgot..

• GETTING RID OF FOSTER :boogie:

And palmierri lol..

And,along with Marty's records, and the pk record, throw in kovys shoot out success record ;)
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:51 AM

New user here I want to start by saying been a long time devils fan and Extremely Happy with the performance the team has dished out thus far, what ever the outcome is I'm very impressed on how much hard work the team has put in and payed off to get this far. What ever the outcome is next round ill be happy this summer.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:14 AM

New user here I want to start by saying been a long time devils fan and Extremely Happy with the performance the team has dished out thus far, what ever the outcome is I'm very impressed on how much hard work the team has put in and payed off to get this far. What ever the outcome is next round ill be happy this summer.

Welcome. :cheers:
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