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#1 Colorado Rockies 1976

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:38 AM

Thought I'd give this one its own thread.

 

There's cherry-picking involved here, but there ARE reasons to be hopeful.

 

The Devils are 12-6-7 in their last 25 games.

Since Schneider has become the clear #1 goalie, the Devils are 7-3-4. 

 

If the Devils go 12-6-6 in their final 24 games, that gives them 91 points on the season.  Of course we'd love to see more, but what's at least nice to see is that they really don't have to play THAT much better from a point% standpoint than what they've shown for an extended stretch now.  They can't afford any kind of real slump, and they definitely can't afford much of a dropoff in play from Schneider, and it'd be nice if they could avoid 3-3-3 treading water stretches, but at least there's reasons to think they could pull this off...starting with a much needed win tonight.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:58 AM

We also play most of our games at home, and our schedule is weak.  I still want Lou to buy right now.  We'll see how we do tonight against Washington.  While yes it would make life easier if we get regulation wins, any kind of win would work tonight.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:01 AM

IMO we kind of have to be optimistic because, like it or not, there's no way Lou is a seller at the deadline seeing as we're so close to a playoff spot. It's all in at this point. Damn the parity of the metro.
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:04 AM

IMO we kind of have to be optimistic because, like it or not, there's no way Lou is a seller at the deadline seeing as we're so close to a playoff spot. It's all in at this point. Damn the parity of the metro.

 

No GM would be sellers if they were in the same situation the Devils are currently in.  It's not just a Lou thing.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:09 AM

No GM would be sellers if they were in the same situation the Devils are currently in.  It's not just a Lou thing.


Wasn't meant to be a knock on Lou, just the reality of the situation. I'm still hopeful.
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:24 AM

doubtful.. unless they figure out how to score more then one goal in regulation... doubtful.
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:32 AM

The reason for optimism is that two goals a night is going to get us at least a point. And Schneider may very well be the best goalie in hockey right now. If the Devils make the playoffs I think he definitely gets a Vezina nomination.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:35 AM

The reason for optimism is that two goals a night is going to get us at least a point. And Schneider may very well be the best goalie in hockey right now. If the Devils make the playoffs I think he definitely gets a Vezina nomination.Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

i just wish the team didnt depend on him so much its not good.. they leave the guy literally zero room for error.
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:10 AM

same with jagr, was skeptical at first and now we rely too much on him.

 

still get my monies worth watching him play in a devils jersey.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:21 AM

i just wish the team didnt depend on him so much its not good.. they leave the guy literally zero room for error.

 

This.

 

But to be fair, they've been very unlucky the past couple of games.  A total of 4 posts and a goal line dribbler.  They're actually getting their chances.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:31 AM

i thought this was going to be another pdo thread ;)

 

i would really like to get to 94 or 95 points - at 91, they're gonna need a lot of help.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:35 AM

i thought this was going to be another pdo thread ;)

 

i would really like to get to 94 or 95 points - at 91, they're gonna need a lot of help.

 

91 gives us a 76% chance.

 

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:29 PM

+4 going into the olympic break would be amazing. 


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:38 PM

I'm hoping that since Schneider is going to be playing a lot more then the guys will get used to it and the goals will start to come.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:43 PM

We NEED a couple of goals a night.  I don't care if the offspring of Brodeur/Roy/Hasek is in net, Schneider can't do this every single night.  We need someone to score some goals here.  Or else we are as good as done.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:15 PM

Thought I'd give this one its own thread.

 

There's cherry-picking involved here, but there ARE reasons to be hopeful.

 

The Devils are 12-6-7 in their last 25 games.

Since Schneider has become the clear #1 goalie, the Devils are 7-3-4. 

 

If the Devils go 12-6-6 in their final 24 games, that gives them 91 points on the season.  Of course we'd love to see more, but what's at least nice to see is that they really don't have to play THAT much better from a point% standpoint than what they've shown for an extended stretch now.  They can't afford any kind of real slump, and they definitely can't afford much of a dropoff in play from Schneider, and it'd be nice if they could avoid 3-3-3 treading water stretches, but at least there's reasons to think they could pull this off...starting with a much needed win tonight.

 

Here, here!  :cheers:

 

Of course, if we dont get two points tonight, this thread will be overturned by an angry mob lol


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:21 PM

We NEED a couple of goals a night.  I don't care if the offspring of Brodeur/Roy/Hasek is in net, Schneider can't do this every single night.  We need someone to score some goals here.  Or else we are as good as done.

 

To be fair, they did hit 7 posts in 2 games.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 02:12 PM

Yup I'm optimistic too.. We definitely can make the playoffs and with that lost 1st rounder this season, I say we go for it at the trade deadline
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 02:13 PM

I'm optimistic if one of Brunner or Ryder can be consistent.
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 02:14 PM

To be fair, they did hit 7 posts in 2 games.

 

The other team is hitting posts against us too and every teams are missing chances the way we are too.

 

and all the teams ahead of us could also go on a winning streak and fvck us over.

 

i understand the optimism and all but tell me that you understand that looking at this whole thing as black and white as you are (you gotta go all out cause if you have a chance to the playoffs you take it no matter what) could prevent us from other future opportunities and ultimately put us in a worst position than we are already


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