Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:02 AM
Not a real fan because my opinion differs from yours.
My argument holds TONS of water.
Sorry Pete, these are the players you were given..they are out shooting everyone and playing with solid effort but it clearly isn't good enough and something has to change aaaaand it's you Pete so, c ya.
Please for the love of God just trade in whatever Devils jerseys and other goodies you have for Crosby and Malkin jerseys. Like I said in the "We suck" thread, I don't have a problem with fans criticizing the team, even if they tend to trivialize and oversimplify things while doing it. But the entitled schleps like you, who think it's their friggin' birthright to contend for a Stanley Cup every single season...beyond annoying.
I'll readily admit I don't have much confidence in this group...just feels like it's not their year, but the fact is they're just two points out of the final playoff spot, and the teams ahead of them aren't locks to leave the Devils in the dust, so I'm still hopeful. The funny thing is, for all the bitching and moaning that goes on regarding their on-ice deficiencies (and some of it is DEFINITELY deserved...it's a hard group to watch), it's really come down to the shootout for this team. They really miss that extra point they used to pick up 65% of the time in the shootout before this season. If they were 6-3 instead of 2-7...suddenly that 15-14-10 record is 19-14-6, and this team has 44 points. Clearly they'd still be in a dogfight for a lower seed, but now we're being constantly reminded what it's like NOT to be able to feast on those extra shootout points.
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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