Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:03 AM
There were a fair number of ties in there during that streak IIRC, but it was still impressive nonetheless...and fun!
As far as the BALANCE of the 90s go...it was close. Rangers beat the Devils in the playoffs in '92, '94, and '97. In '92, they were very clearly the better team, but the Devils managed to take them to seven games...in '94, they were about as close as two teams could get, but the Rangers were very slightly better. '97 was the most disappointing of the 90s playoff losses by far.
But yeah, you've got your fair share of goofus Ranger fans, no question. And some cool ones too...but man you have to sift through a LOT of goofuses to get to 'em.
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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