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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:00 PM

So five points out now...people can't keep saying we're 'only x number of points' out at this rate.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:02 PM

So five points out now...people can't keep saying we're 'only x number of points' out at this rate.

Games in hand- they're a bitch. Although if they can win their last two here before the break... Meh, who am I kidding, they won't win both.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:15 PM

So five points out now...people can't keep saying we're 'only x number of points' out at this rate.

 

We could go undefeated  the rest of the way.

 

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:20 PM

So five points out now...people can't keep saying we're 'only x number of points' out at this rate.

 

It's 4 points.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:33 PM

It's 4 points.

 

it's 5. The 8 seed has 64 points and we have 59


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:38 PM

So, it looks like the Isles are gearing up to either acquire some actual talent in return for Vanek.  Either that, or they're already selling.

 

 

Isles retained 50% salary on both.

 

I like the trade for the Hawks, essentially free depth for the playoffs.  And I think it's nice the Isles actually got something for their garbage..win-win.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:41 PM

I wonder if Grabner is available

 

Bouchard fell out of favor early and was in Bridgeport and Regin is a useless 4th liner. 4th round pick isn't too bad for that


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:44 PM

With only 59 points we have better chance of signing god himself than making the playoffs.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:28 PM

it's 5. The 8 seed has 64 points and we have 59

 

Crap.  I blame NHL.com for not updating their standings fast enough.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:35 PM

With only 59 points we have better chance of signing god himself than making the playoffs.

Currently 25th in the league, 7 points away from 26th. They may just be 5 points out but with the amount of teams they would have to pass, I'm not too confident in them making the playoffs. Hope I'm wrong.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:50 PM

Currently 25th in the league, 7 points away from 26th. They may just be 5 points out but with the amount of teams they would have to pass, I'm not too confident in them making the playoffs. Hope I'm wrong.

 

There's 6 games left before the trade deadline.  3 are against teams we're chasing.  Let's see where we're at then.  If we're 6 or more points out, then we should sell.  If we're 5 or fewer points out, then we should buy.  If we're actually in a playoff position come March 5, we should go all in.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:25 AM

Bob's back, been the best goalie in the league the last few games. Let's see if he can keep it up. Los Angeles really looks 10x worse then us, when it comes to scoring that is.
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:37 AM

Bob's back, been the best goalie in the league the last few games. Let's see if he can keep it up. Los Angeles really looks 10x worse then us, when it comes to scoring that is.

 

That's because they are worse than us at scoring goals.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:51 AM

I said that in the last sentence,you just repeated what I said.

That's because they are worse than us at scoring goals.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:58 AM

I said that in the last sentence,you just repeated what I said.

 

Part of the problem is Mike Richards has gotten cold, and Dustin Brown is having a miserable offensive season.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:01 AM

And Carter is inconsistent, kopitar as well.
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:50 AM

Games in hand have even out and Devils have slipped further behind. A long winning run is needed but hasn't happened this season. Too many teams to jump. Our best offensive guys are going to the OLYMPICS when they return they may be injured or tired or both, not looking good.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:15 AM

I said that in the last sentence,you just repeated what I said.

 

Well, he's gotta get his 20-posts-a-day quota filled one way or another.

 

Anyway, one and only good thing to come out of yesterday is now the Devils have a pretty good idea of exactly where they stand with 25 games left on the schedule:

 

Detroit:  57 GP, 64 Pts

Columbus:  57 GP, 63 Pts

Ottawa:  58 GP, 63 Pts

Washington:  58 GP, 61 Pts

Carolina:  55 GP, 59 Pts

 

Devils:  57 GP, 59 Pts

 

For a team that's not completely out of it, it doesn't get much uglier than this.  For one, as we saw last night, having to constantly hope that the teams ahead of you lose is playing with fool's gold.  For another, with all of the games these teams will play against each other, someone is always going to come away with 2 more points in those games, and even worse, there will be nights where both teams come away with points. 

 

The way I see it, if the Devils don't come away with at least 9 points over the next six games before the deadline, they should probably sell.  I never like to bail on a potential playoff team, especially with one that has a goalie capable of helping his team steal games, but the Devils have simply let too many points slip away over the season...the opportunities to put up more wins than they have to date have been there, and the Devils haven't made the most of them.  If they go a very meh 3-2-1 or something like that over the next six, which would make them a very blah 6-5-4 over 15 games, why should I believe that they're suddenly going to put it all together consistently over their season's final 19 games, when they haven't really done it all season? 

 

Anyway, guess I'll worry about who the Devils should move when the time comes.  For now, I'm hoping for 4-1-1 in the next six or better. 


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:29 AM

There's 6 games left before the trade deadline.  3 are against teams we're chasing.  Let's see where we're at then.  If we're 6 or more points out, then we should sell.  If we're 5 or fewer points out, then we should buy.  If we're actually in a playoff position come March 5, we should go all in.

 

You're continuing to look at this the wrong way.  For one, 5 points with 19 games left on the schedule is a lot to overcome.  For another, you actually have to start paying attention to the fact that there's likely to be at least two more teams ahead of the Devils...you seem to want to downplay the significance of that.  Trailing the final WC team by five points with other teams trailing you by a few points is a lot different that trailing the final WC team by five points, two more teams by four, and yet another by two.  The only way you really make headway into standings like that to get yourself into true contention is to go on a serious point% streak...say, .750 (at least) over a 10-game stretch.  It's like what has been said multiple times, the Devils aren't going to just have to play a little better to nab a playoff berth.  They're probably going to have go 8 over NHL .500 the rest of the way to have a true shot at this.  16-8-1, 15-7-3, or 14-6-5.  That's a huge jump over what they've done to date.  Not saying it CAN'T happen, but they need to show that it can happen starting NOW. 


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:56 AM

You're continuing to look at this the wrong way. For one, 5 points with 19 games left on the schedule is a lot to overcome. For another, you actually have to start paying attention to the fact that there's likely to be at least two more teams ahead of the Devils...you seem to want to downplay the significance of that. Trailing the final WC team by five points with other teams trailing you by a few points is a lot different that trailing the final WC team by five points, two more teams by four, and yet another by two. The only way you really make headway into standings like that to get yourself into true contention is to go on a serious point% streak...say, .750 (at least) over a 10-game stretch. It's like what has been said multiple times, the Devils aren't going to just have to play a little better to nab a playoff berth. They're probably going to have go 8 over NHL .500 the rest of the way to have a true shot at this. 16-8-1, 15-7-3, or 14-6-5. That's a huge jump over what they've done to date. Not saying it CAN'T happen, but they need to show that it can happen starting NOW.

Minus a major trade that shakes up the team, this team isn't going on any kind of run like that, and I think in our heart of hearts, we all know that. They haven't won 4 games in a row in almost a calendar year. They are what they are.


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