Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:41 AM
We'll know for sure what kind of chance this team really has after this 5-game homestand. Anything less than 7 points and they're toast. All we really have now is to hope that somehow it takes less points (something like 89 or 90) to get in. Of course, that requires a lot of help from other teams, and usually when you're in that position, you're pretty screwed.
MB, you have to stop making it sound like going 10-3-1 or 10-4 isn't a big deal and is somehow easily doable. For one thing, the hell with who's on the schedule...with their season on the line, this team couldn't beat the friggin' Panthers, and there's no teams that can be penciled in as "easy" wins for this bunch. For another, this team is three games over NHL-.500 and is 7-7-2 in their last 16. To go 6 or 7 games over a 14-game stretch, when the only ability this team has shown is to be maddeningly inconsistent, would be a major accomplishment for this team. The Devils have had several chances to get their acts together and take big steps forward, but they don't ever seem to get over the hump.
The one and maybe ONLY thing they have going for them right now is that they get five straight home games. We'll find out soon enough if that makes any difference.
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