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#81 Colorado Rockies 1976

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:08 AM

I really do think the Devils will pull a rabbit out of their ass tomorrow and win.

 

Only to promptly lose pretty big to Minnesota on Thursday.

 

The both funny and sad thing is I could see them going 3-1-1 or 4-1-0 in the next five, and all of us saying "Holy sh!t, can't believe they did that, we're back in business..."

 

...

 

and then going 0-2-1 against the Islanders, Panthers, and Sabres. 


Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 17 March 2014 - 11:14 AM.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:11 AM

The both funny and sad thing is I could see them going 3-1-1 or 4-1-0 in the next five, and all of saying "Holy sh!t, can't believe they did that, we're back in business..."

 

...

 

and then going 0-2-1 against the Islanders, Panthers, and Sabres. 

 

Very real possibility too.  Devils this season seem to play up and down to their competition.  I see Bruins as the bigger threat and I see them winning pretty handedly tomorrow only to lose to Minnesota pretty handedly too.

 

At least if they win tomorrow their retro night record will be an even 2-2.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:32 AM

You're also asking them to go 10-3-1 with Marty largely in net with Cory essentially playing his way out of the rotation down the stretch. As good as Marty's been his last couple of games I can't see that kind of sustained streak between him and a cold Cory.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:34 AM

Retro night vs Boston....retro goal song? Ha, they'd never let that fly


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:36 AM

You're also asking them to go 10-3-1 with Marty largely in net with Cory essentially playing his way out of the rotation down the stretch. As good as Marty's been his last couple of games I can't see that kind of sustained streak between him and a cold Cory.

 

If they want any chance at all at a run it's finally got to come together for the Devils and Cory. Meaning he has to play as he did during that amazing stretch, and the Devils have to score for him like they do for Marty. Otherwise this team will never win more than 3 in a row. 

 

I would think Cory's cold spell is coming to an end. We have to ride him. Give Schneider Boston, Brodeur Minny, Schneider NYR.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:37 AM

I really do think the Devils will pull a rabbit out of their ass tomorrow and win.

Only to promptly lose pretty big to Minnesota on Thursday.


I have us getting a late lead and then blowing it for an OT loss tomorrow, getting blasted Thursday, rallying to win Saturday then losing a shootout Sunday. 1-1-2 where we'll somehow remain on the outskirts of the race to keep the tease going.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:30 AM

If they want any chance at all at a run it's finally got to come together for the Devils and Cory. Meaning he has to play as he did during that amazing stretch, and the Devils have to score for him like they do for Marty. Otherwise this team will never win more than 3 in a row. 

 

I would think Cory's cold spell is coming to an end. We have to ride him. Give Schneider Boston, Brodeur Minny, Schneider NYR.

 

The bolded pretty much sums it up, and puts into perspective how difficult this is going to be.  We all knew this team could not afford any real losing streaks...as we've seen, even two losses in a row is costly.  I'm not in the Devils are dead and buried camp, but I think this homestand represents their final chance.  If they don't come away with at least 7 points, I'm not going to say, "If they go x-x-x over their final nine..."  They either show something in these big five, FINALLY, or it's over. 

 

And even seven points isn't major cause for celebration...assuming they actually pull off that many, they'd have 78 points going into their final nine games.

 

If it takes 92 to get in, Devils need to go 7-2-0, 6-1-2, or 5-0-4 in their final 9 GP.

If it takes 91:  6-2-1, 5-1-3, 4-0-5

If it takes 90:  6-3-0, 5-2-2, 4-1-4      

 

And yeah, Devils don't have a prayer of pulling off any of the above without Cory playing well again. 


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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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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:51 AM

Retro night vs Boston....retro goal song? Ha, they'd never let that fly

Most likely retro results too lol.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 07:31 AM

I think the retro goal horn got shelved for good after Game 3 against the Panthers lol

 

Oh you meant the SONG...yeah, no that's not happening.  Both sides have been totally obnoxious about that thing, the Devils are doing everything possible to cover up 'you suck' with the canned Let's Go Devils and speeding up the song.


Edited by NJDevs4978, 18 March 2014 - 07:32 AM.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:13 AM

If they want any chance at all at a run it's finally got to come together for the Devils and Cory. Meaning he has to play as he did during that amazing stretch, and the Devils have to score for him like they do for Marty. Otherwise this team will never win more than 3 in a row. 

 

I would think Cory's cold spell is coming to an end. We have to ride him. Give Schneider Boston, Brodeur Minny, Schneider NYR.

 

I can't really get behind this. I am the point where I just don't really care who starts; it doesn't matter. Marty lets in terrible goals and Cory's play is unpredictable right now. I'm tired of the surprises. Start whoever, when it comes down to it, we need all of our players to step up if we want to go on our best streak in 2 years. And I hate to say it, but I don't know if they are capable of it.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:51 PM

Can we close this thread?
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:55 PM

We still have a soft schedule down the stretch, it's a coming! :lol:


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 02:22 AM

We still have a soft schedule down the stretch, it's a coming! :lol:

 

Wait, wait, all of our upcoming opponents are hockey teams! That means we have a chance.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:48 AM

Can we close this thread?

 

I always said the Devils couldn't afford a 3-game losing streak.  Well, it happened.  If the Devils somehow win the next four, maybe I'll start to hope again, but for now I'm all out.  This team is done. 


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[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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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:07 AM

Mike Cammalleri has seven goals in his last nine.

 

Oh, of course he does.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:11 AM

Mike Cammalleri has seven goals in his last nine.

 

Oh, of course he does.

 

 

He's ok, but he's no Ruutu....   :doh1:


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:44 AM

so should we change the name of this thread or something? lol


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:59 AM

You can take our thread, but you'll never take OUR FREEEEEDOOOMMM.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:32 AM

so should we change the name of this thread or something? lol

 

Done.


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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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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:04 AM

Ok, guys, I did some math!

 

If the Devils just go 10-2-1, and then Washington and Columbus lose out, and the city of Detroit officially goes bankrupt and closes down the Red Wings for the season, then the Leafs protest rumors of a second team in Toronto by seceding from the league, we can sneak into the 7th or 8th spot. Then, just a quick upset of the Bruins or Pens, and it's smooth sailing to the finals!


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