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#261 Daniel

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:24 PM

My first memories of watching hockey was catching the tail-end of the Islanders glory years so I rooted for the Islanders before I became a Devils fan in 87-88. I have no problems rooting for this Islanders team as an underdog against arguably the most universally hated team in the NHL right now.

If the Isles do end up pulling the upset heads will roll in Pittsburgh. I believe Sherro is safe but everybody else not named Crosby will be on the block especially with the cap going down.


Wow, I'm going to start sounding like Triumph, but it's a mistake to make decisions based on playoff performance. When it comes down to it, it's a small sample size, and it's almost no different than going on a three game losing streak in December. We saw it in reverse with Salvador getting a ridiculous contract based on playoff performance.

You have to judge a coach and player by the whole body of work. You make personnel decisions based on "clutchness", you end up overpaying for otherwise marginal players, selling low in good players, and firing a good coach.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:29 PM

Wow Habs choke-a-rama!
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:29 PM

God damn it's great to see Parise choke in the playoffs with someone else's jersey on. -2 in the biggest game yet for them and made big mistakes on both goals. Just a beauty to see

Forget the future, he's not worth 7.5M per now!
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:38 PM

Wow, I'm going to start sounding like Triumph, but it's a mistake to make decisions based on playoff performance. When it comes down to it, it's a small sample size, and it's almost no different than going on a three game losing streak in December. We saw it in reverse with Salvador getting a ridiculous contract based on playoff performance. You have to judge a coach and player by the whole body of work. You make personnel decisions based on "clutchness", you end up overpaying for otherwise marginal players, selling low in good players, and firing a good coach. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

 

This. Of course there'll be change but I don't think it'll be in the core (unless they can swap Fleury for someone who can play goal) nor the coach/GM. Unless Shero refuses to fire Bylsma or something.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:42 PM

Did our building sound that loud last year on tv at least?

 

I was lucky to make all 11 playoff home games last year and the Coliseum seems like it may have a small edge on us.

 

Just finished watching the 3rd. That place sounded like a madhouse. Good for the Isles and their fans. For the fans that have stuck around, they so badly deserve it. For the fans that didn't...good (they are sane), they deserve it as well. This is a team that hasn't won a playoff series in 20 years. Meanwhile, as Devils fan, we have enjoyed 3 Cups and 2 more Finals. So of course, everything that led to tonight...definitely made it as loud as a building can be.

 

I'm rooting for the Isles and not because they are playing Pittsburgh. It's a good story, and the Isles are geographic rivals to the Devils and nothing more. 


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:37 PM

Through 4 playoff games, Parise has 1 point and is -6. That warms the cockles of my heart.
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:43 PM

Sharks-Canucks tied 3-3 end of the 3rd.  Good game. 


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:10 AM

Through 4 playoff games, Parise has 1 point and is -6. That warms the cockles of my heart.

 

It's just..delicious. Glad to see he's resumed his typical post season form.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:15 AM

Can't single out one borderline penalty call as the sole reason behind the Canucks demise but that call on Sedin was brutal.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:25 AM

I, for one, can't wait to watch the Canucks absolutely blow up this offseason.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:56 AM


Can't single out one borderline penalty call as the sole reason behind the Canucks demise but that call on Sedin was brutal.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:58 AM

Go Sens Go! Re: Pens getting Iginla and Morrow was supposed to be the toughness they lacked last year. But Fleury is the weak link.
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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:58 AM

Just finished watching the 3rd. That place sounded like a madhouse. Good for the Isles and their fans. For the fans that have stuck around, they so badly deserve it. For the fans that didn't...good (they are sane), they deserve it as well. This is a team that hasn't won a playoff series in 20 years. Meanwhile, as Devils fan, we have enjoyed 3 Cups and 2 more Finals. So of course, everything that led to tonight...definitely made it as loud as a building can be.

 

I'm rooting for the Isles and not because they are playing Pittsburgh. It's a good story, and the Isles are geographic rivals to the Devils and nothing more. 

 

I'll be rooting for the Isles until they get eliminated. Great underdog story, and that team is young with a good future. For all the bitching about playoff mediocrity we have here (especially before last year), the Isles went a decade between home playoff wins, and as DR33 said here, it's been TWENTY YEARS since they won a SERIES. I hope they knock off Pittsburgh. Hell, if Nabokov can figure himself out, they may give the next round opponent a run for their money of they make it that far.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:19 AM

I am so glad the Canucks are out. I hate them.

As a Wild fan, I knew the Blackhawks were going to dominate them. It just sucks not having Heatley, Pominville, or Backstrom. This series would have been good with them. Oh well.
I wouldn't be surprised if the penguins pickup lundqvist in 2 years and buy out fluerys last contract. He is god awful.

Bad calls during the sens game but I don't mind :)


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:03 AM

I, for one, can't wait to watch the Canucks absolutely blow up this offseason.

Didn't have to wait long.  Seeing my friend go through this -- it take the edge off of missing the playoffs.  He's a location fan so he just wants them to move, get sold ANYTHING to get in an organization he can be proud of.  You'd think he was a Rangers fan the way he talks.  and it's messing up his work attitude too - like insult to injury.  poor dude. :saddevil:


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

Go Sens Go! Re: Pens getting Iginla and Morrow was supposed to be the toughness they lacked last year. But Fleury is the weak link.

 

"But why didn't Lou DO something?  He had SO MANY clutch guys he could have gotten" you all say to your computer screen in your whiney bitch voice

 

:giggle:  not directed at you Manta - you're words just provided the opportunity


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:58 AM

Did our building sound that loud last year on tv at least?

 

I was lucky to make all 11 playoff home games last year and the Coliseum seems like it may have a small edge on us.

 

Not to take anything away from the fans...they were fantastic; but the Coliseum probably has the lowest roof of any professional building...sound has nowhere to go.  


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:11 AM

I am so glad the Canucks are out. I hate them.

As a Wild fan, I knew the Blackhawks were going to dominate them. It just sucks not having Heatley, Pominville, or Backstrom. This series would have been good with them. Oh well.
I wouldn't be surprised if the penguins pickup lundqvist in 2 years and buy out fluerys last contract. He is god awful.

Bad calls during the sens game but I don't mind :)

 

 

Agree, if I'm Ray Shero in Pittsburgh, I do everything I can to get rid of Fleury and land Lundqvist some way somehow.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:24 AM

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

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