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#41 Colorado Rockies 1976

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 02:06 PM

based on a very average roster and losing our top 3 scorers and based on missing the playoffs the year before. Also based on i had no idea Jagr would produce this much. The whole hockey world had us penciled at the bottom and for once it wasnt unfair.

 

Except they're not at the bottom.  They're still very much in playoff contention...if they were truly a bottom-feeder, they'd be out of it already...hell, one can argue that the one thing killing them the most is their lack of success in shootouts. 

 

Yeah, didn't expect this much from Jagr, but expected a little more from Ryder and Brunner. 


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 02:45 PM

Except they're not at the bottom.  They're still very much in playoff contention...if they were truly a bottom-feeder, they'd be out of it already...hell, one can argue that the one thing killing them the most is their lack of success in shootouts. 

 

Yeah, didn't expect this much from Jagr, but expected a little more from Ryder and Brunner. 

 

Well yeah they are exceeding my expectations thats for sure, but im not gonna sit here and he hypocrite that i thought they'd do well and all. Before the season i was saying they had an "interesting" roster with decent depth but that the system would be the reason they'd be good or not and that i'd have to wait and see how they actually play together.

 

I guess it's a decent team but the lack of skills is showing. But im trying to look at this whole team realistically and thats why i was hoping we wouldnt sell too much at the deadline cause we CLEARLY need to find offence for the future SOMEHOW and i guess at this point the sooner we're at the sooner Lou can get at it and figure something out.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:45 PM

Update:

 

71 points. 16 games left, 10-5-1 needed to hit 92


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:01 PM

its in reach..as long as the team can continue to play solid.. just a little worried that they will easily fall off for a stretch of games how theyve done many times this season
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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:02 PM

its in reach..as long as the team can continue to play solid.. just a little worried that they will easily fall off for a stretch of games how theyve done many times this season

 

The schedule is in our favor.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:05 PM

The schedule is in our favor.

cant really go by that as weve beaten some tough teams this season and have rolled over and died to the bottom feeders.. just have to hope the team continues to play strong and get some wins they know what they have to do
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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:51 PM

gonna be very very tough to hit 92 points IMO. Like planets aligning in our favor tough.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 10:02 PM

cant really go by that as weve beaten some tough teams this season and have rolled over and died to the bottom feeders.. just have to hope the team continues to play strong and get some wins they know what they have to do

 

You should see my post earlier in the thread.  It's post #10 in the thread to be exact.  Granted, things have changed since I made that post.  But it's essentially me saying that the whole idea of us not playing well against the bottom teams is overstated.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:11 AM

If they can find ways to win on Friday and Saturday that would be absolutely massive, 8-5-1 in the final 14 would be very achievable
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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:38 AM

You should see my post earlier in the thread.  It's post #10 in the thread to be exact.  Granted, things have changed since I made that post.  But it's essentially me saying that the whole idea of us not playing well against the bottom teams is overstated.

you all together just talk way too much its overbearing.. not combing through a thread to try and find one of your million posts
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Posted 12 March 2014 - 12:07 PM

The shootout is killing us.  The average team has received 4.6 points from shootouts, of which the Devils have none.

 

Obviously it'll never come back, but if games ended in a tie after OT, the Devils would currently be fourth in the conference.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 12:20 PM

The shootout is killing us.  The average team has received 4.6 points from shootouts, of which the Devils have none.

 

Obviously it'll never come back, but if games ended in a tie after OT, the Devils would currently be fourth in the conference.

I'd be very interested in seeing overtime changing.  Say 10 minutes of the 4 on 4, and if it remains tied after that, some 3v3 for 5 minutes.  This would severely reduce the number of shootouts in my opinion.  Which I would totally be okay with.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 12:27 PM

gonna be very very tough to hit 92 points IMO. Like planets aligning in our favor tough.


You don't think with that favorable schedule we can go 10-5-1? If we win both games in Florida, we need to go 8-5-1. That's playing really well, yeah, but not "planets aligning" well.
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Posted 12 March 2014 - 01:36 PM

you all together just talk way too much its overbearing.. not combing through a thread to try and find one of your million posts

 

I clearly said it's post number 10 in this thread.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 01:53 PM

90 points gives us a 51.2 - 55.6% chance at making the playoffs.

91 points gives us a 72.4 - 75.9% chance at making the playoffs.

92 points gives us a 89.7 - 91.5% chance at making the playoffs.

 

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 02:18 PM

Just saying we had NO problems with SO 2 seasons ago, we may not like the idea of it but we we're pretty confident going into them. It's simply cause we can't win then now that we hate them so much


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 02:56 PM

Just saying we had NO problems with SO 2 seasons ago, we may not like the idea of it but we we're pretty confident going into them. It's simply cause we can't win then now that we hate them so much

 

I enjoy watching them, but the system in place that is in use is what I don't like.  I was saying that even when we were good at them.  Even including these past two seasons, we're a top 5 team in shootouts.  So we've benefited greatly from them.  I still hate them.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:29 PM



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:03 PM

I enjoy watching them, but the system in place that is in use is what I don't like.  I was saying that even when we were good at them.  Even including these past two seasons, we're a top 5 team in shootouts.  So we've benefited greatly from them.  I still hate them.

This. It's not hockey. It's a skills competition. They appeal to casual fans, which nets the league a little cash, so they're not going anywhere, but fvck them.


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