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#21 CarpathianForest

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:44 AM

I'm not being blindly optimistic.  I'm being realistic.

 

It's not realistic to expect 82 points to be enough points to make it in.  Every team that has fewer than 90 points has to win more games before saying they're a playoff team.  With that comes a possibility of any of those teams falling off the cliff just like Toronto.

 

The Rags, Flyers, Blue Jackets, Leafs, Wings, Caps have more winning to do before they can call themselves playoff teams.  Any one of those teams can slump which would give an opening for any team outside looking in.


 

And if you think I'm being optimistic in any way, you've got me all wrong.  I'm not saying we're gonna make the playoffs.  I'm just saying there's a chance.

 

And all those teams you mentioned don't have to beat the odds and put together a winning streak that is completely the opposite of what has been the status quo all season.


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:45 AM

This team who has lost to the islanders, who is 0-10 in shootouts and who hasnt won more than 2 in a row this season "only" has to go 7-1 to clinch. Okay, kid.

 

We didn't lose to the Islanders.  We lost in a shootout which is completely different.  Wanna know who did lose to the Isles?  The Blue Jackets.  Bottom line is nobody ever sees a hot streak coming.  So simply predicting it's not gonna happen is just taking the easy way out.


And all those teams you mentioned don't have to beat the odds and put together a winning streak that is completely the opposite of what has been the status quo all season.

 

The Leafs have to beat the odds.  They have a 6% chance at getting in, and they have 80 points.  To put this into perspective, the Devils have a better chance at making it than the Leafs with fewer points.


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:47 AM

Not this sh!t again.


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:49 AM

We didn't lose to the Islanders. We lost in a shootout which is completely different. Wanna know who did lose to the Isles? The Blue Jackets. Bottom line is nobody ever sees a hot streak coming. So simply predicting it's not gonna happen is just taking the easy way out.


The Leafs have to beat the odds. They have a 6% chance at getting in, and they have 80 points. To put this into perspective, the Devils have a better chance at making it than the Leafs with fewer points.


Doesn't matter when Columbus and Detroit are both 5 points ahead of us. Its over.
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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:51 AM

Doesn't matter when Columbus and Detroit are both 5 points ahead of us. Its over.

 

It absolutely matters when they still need to win more games in order to make the playoffs.  What happens if they follow in the Leafs' footsteps?


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:52 AM

Hahahahahaha MB, telling us how its 'doable'. Tell ya what, here's a bet- if the Devils don't make the playoffs, you have to stop posting. Since you're so confident they will, I figure you'll take this bet no prob.


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:54 AM

It absolutely matters when they still need to win more games in order to make the playoffs.  What happens if they follow in the Leafs' footsteps?

 

So now you are banking on 3 teams going on historical losing streaks and the Devils suddenly going on their hottest streak of the year. And while doing this, you are claiming to be "realistic". 


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:59 AM

So now you are banking on 3 teams going on historical losing streaks and the Devils suddenly going on their hottest streak of the year. And while doing this, you are claiming to be "realistic". 

 

Nope, just saying it's possible.  Also it wouldn't take a monumental collapse by some of these teams.  For two of these teams, if they fall into like a 3-4-1 stretch, they're screwed.


89 points or fewer, you're on the outside looking in most likely.  90 points gives you a better than 50% chance at making it.

 

Detroit: 3-4-1 or worse to miss; 3-3-2 or better to make it

Toronto: 4-1-1 or worse to miss; 4-0-2 or better to make it

NY Rangers: 1-5-1 or worse to miss; 1-4-2 or better to make it

Philadelphia: 2-7-0 or worse to miss; 2-6-1 or better to make it

Columbus: 3-4-1 or worse to miss; 3-3-2 or better to make it

Washington: 4-3-1 or worse to miss; 4-2-2 or better to make it

New Jersey: 6-2-0 or worse to miss; 6-1-1 or better to make it


Hahahahahaha MB, telling us how its 'doable'. Tell ya what, here's a bet- if the Devils don't make the playoffs, you have to stop posting. Since you're so confident they will, I figure you'll take this bet no prob.

 

I'm not saying they will make the playoffs.  Not once did I say it.


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:03 PM

I've never seen someone fight so vehemently to prove something they don't believe in.


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:06 PM

I've never seen someone fight so vehemently to prove something they don't believe in.

 

Quote of the season. 


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:06 PM

I've never seen someone fight so vehemently to prove something they don't believe in.

 

That's why people get on MB for playing devils' advocate making both sides of an argument, being a attention/post hog and stuff like that.  Either it's doable or it's not.  Don't constantly argue with everyone how it is doable if you yourself know better that it ain't happening.


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:13 PM

If I play the lotto, sure there is a chance I could win it. Am I though? Nope.

Same thing here. The Devils making the playoffs now would be like winning the lottery. This team has done nothing to show they are capable of doing anything of the sort.

Seasons over.
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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:14 PM

I've never seen someone fight so vehemently to prove something they don't believe in.

 

I'm not saying we will make the playoffs, nor am I saying we won't make the playoffs.

 

Quote of the season. 

 

Nope.  I'm not saying either way what's gonna happen.

 

That's why people get on MB for playing devils' advocate making both sides of an argument, being a attention/post hog and stuff like that.  Either it's doable or it's not.  Don't constantly argue with everyone how it is doable if you yourself know better that it ain't happening.

 

I actually don't know if it's gonna happen hence why I'm debating this.


If I play the lotto, sure there is a chance I could win it. Am I though? Nope.

Same thing here. The Devils making the playoffs now would be like winning the lottery. This team has done nothing to show they are capable of doing anything of the sort.

Seasons over.

 

Except the Devils have far greater odds at making the playoffs than you do at winning the lottery.


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:23 PM

I'm not saying we will make the playoffs, nor am I saying we won't make the playoffs.

 

 

Nope.  I'm not saying either way what's gonna happen.

 

 

I actually don't know if it's gonna happen hence why I'm debating this.


 

Except the Devils have far greater odds at making the playoffs than you do at winning the lottery.

 

You've been saying the same things since they had chances in the 60% range. They have plummeted to 17% and you're still arguing for the sake of arguing. 


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:30 PM

I'm not saying we will make the playoffs, nor am I saying we won't make the playoffs.

 

You heard it here first everyone. For the first time in the history of the NHL, the Devils will end the season in some sort of limbo. We're going to the NIT guys!


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:35 PM

You've been saying the same things since they had chances in the 60% range. They have plummeted to 17% and you're still arguing for the sake of arguing. 

 

Except I'm actually not arguing for the sake of arguing.  When you have a forum where everybody agrees on a subject, it becomes stale.  I'm trying to add to the forum by bringing in another perspective.

 

You heard it here first everyone. For the first time in the history of the NHL, the Devils will end the season in some sort of limbo. We're going to the NIT guys!

 

:doh1: I never gave my opinion of whether or not we're gonna be in the playoffs.


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:36 PM

You heard it here first everyone. For the first time in the history of the NHL, the Devils will end the season in some sort of limbo. We're going to the NIT guys!

 

Limbo?!? Yay!

 


Except I'm actually not arguing for the sake of arguing.

 

 

:doh1: I never gave my opinion of whether or not we're gonna be in the playoffs.

 

Good. Because I don't disagree with you, but I disagree with you. 


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:36 PM

I'm not saying we will make the playoffs, nor am I saying we won't make the playoffs.


What, exactly are you saying then?

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:39 PM

It's like MB was secretly waiting for this thread and then EXPLODE! It's either that or well...he was starting to cut the 'doable' bullsh!t but he just WASN'T gonna be outdone by Renato Rodrigues in level of fandom and so here he is, showing us that he's the true number one fan.

 

You've been saying the same things since they had chances in the 60% range. They have plummeted to 17% and you're still arguing for the sake of posting

 

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:44 PM

uh ok so apparently mike brown is not the only person who does drugs here.... give it up my god.
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