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#1821 Devilsfan118

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 11:02 AM

Looks like Price might actually return in time to lose game 5.

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 06:09 PM

I think he's just skating lightly now, no pads. Would be shocked if he started game 5
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Posted 26 May 2014 - 06:32 PM

One of my favorite stats of all-time (although I wouldn't mind at all if the 2014 Canadiens joined us): John Buccigross ‏@Buccigross:
63 of 64 teams to lead a Conference Final or Stanley Cup semifinal 3-games-to-1 won the series (only exception: 2000 Devils)
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Posted 26 May 2014 - 06:35 PM

They still claim he's out for the series, the skating's just part of his rehab.  Unless he has a Serge Ibaka-type 'injury' he's not coming back.


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 06:53 PM

anyone know a way to stream tonight's game in hd?
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Posted 26 May 2014 - 07:16 PM

I think with some teams, you have your long-time rivals, the Hadfields to your McCoys.  For you, I think it's the Islanders...it doesn't matter if both teams are good, both are bad, or only one is relevant...the hatred is always there, and those games have a way of stirring up their fanbases.  The Devils have become a similar entity for you for sure.  That absurd regular-season unbeaten streak the Devils enjoyed at the Rangers' expense had to have added to the hatred on your side (just like the Devils losing to them in the playoffs in '92, '94 and '97 did to us).  

 

On our side, I think it's the Rangers and the Flyers, especially since there's been a fair number of memorable playoff matchups over the last 20 years.  I attended the elimination game in 2008, and it was beyond awful...Avery doing his thing and actually succeeding, Ranger fans coming into the building and taking over while the Devils fans in attendance just sat there and let it happen...just sucked on every level.  One of my lowest and most disappointing moments as a Devils fan.  I don't really let awful moments like that linger on and on, but 2008 (losing to the Rangers in five), 2009 (losing to the 'Canes in seven in murderously excruciating fashion), and 2010 (getting waxed by the Flyers in five) were rough...especially since each series looked very similar at times, with the Devils looking 2-3 steps slower than their opponent, unable to receive passes cleanly, looking easily overwhelmed.  And when you factor in that the Devils were now meekly and almost routinely losing playoff series in five games (Flyers in 2004, 'Canes in the second round in 2006, Ottawa in 2007), though it's clearly always great to make the playoffs at all, the Devils had become a relatively easy out.  And the less said about 2011 (10-29-2 first half), the better.  2012 and beating both the Flyers AND the Rangers in winning the Eastern Conference was almost NEEDED at that point.  It allowed us all to wash the lingering bad tastes of 2004, 2008, and 2010 and the recent poor playoff performances out of our mouths, almost all at once.  That season still would have been terrific no matter who the Devils faced to get to the SCF, but there was something very catharic about beating the Flyers and Rangers to get there.

 

Anyway, I think the Pens have kind of become a "short-term" rival for you.  That can happen for a number of reasons...a particularly bloody playoff series, a succession of chippy games played against each other, a relatively high frequency of playoff matchups in a relatively short period of time, etc.  At times for the Devils, that's been the Leafs, the 'Canes, the Senators...the ironic thing is the Devils have actually held their own against the Pens in the regular season, so much so that their fans were afraid of facing the Devils in the playoffs this season...though I don't like Crosby or the Pens (I hate that they just luck/tank their way into getting generational talents), I don't really put in them in the fierce rival category.  The 'Canes have become a rival mostly by virtue of having beaten the Devils in the playoffs in 2002, 2006, and 2009...and I've never been a fan of Batboy Eric Staal.  THAT'S a team the Devils really need to beat whenever they meet again in the playoffs, for sanity's sake. 

 

I like your response here. Especially the part about how the Rangers owned the Devils in the 90's. I get it. You had to live with that pain and anguish for a long time. The unbeaten streak took its toll. When you have Devil fans coming up to you after regular season elimination feeling bad, it was exhausting. For a long time, I wondered if they would ever be respectable. I followed Lundqvist online and saw what he did for Frolunda. That was what I was most excited for. Since then, it's been much better. You're right about some of the recent losses your team endured. Hasan has had plenty to say on that and other things on our blog. I knew 2012 was viewed as revenge and well, it was served cold. I am very much at peace with the rivalry. It's still fun but won't be the same without Marty.

 

I should've clarified a statement on the Pens. Before last round, they owned us. It dated back to the 90's including that classic 1992 division semi when they got Graves suspended for slashing Mario. What a joke that was. Lemieux is/will always be the biggest whiner in hockey. So, the rivalry with the Pens is now three decades. Finally, after all the torment they got them back.

 

Agreed on the Canes. We have a similar thing with the Caps but they're also an old rival from the past. All the first round series. Pretty cool. I don't know when you'll see Carolina again. They're rebuilding. It'll be a while. The division is tough. Who knows.


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:34 PM

just so rangers know, carter has been known to screen a goalie by hitting his glove with his stick


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:35 PM

2-0 LA. Chicago looks like ass.
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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:36 PM

that was a real good screen on that first goal
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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:41 PM

edit maybe i shouldnt say what i just wrote


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:46 PM

3-0 LA.
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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:47 PM

la now up 3 - 0 getting ugly early for hawks
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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:11 PM

Corey Crawford: Signed for 6 more years at $6 million per. Have fun with that 


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:30 PM

4-0. This is domination.
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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:32 PM

4-1, Chicago shows a pulse.
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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:33 PM

Do the Kings have a goal song? Each time they score, I don't hear much music.


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:35 PM

4-1, Chicago shows a pulse.

Its the same one from 2012. I'll never forget it because it was ringing in my head for 2 days after we lost game 6. I have no idea what its called and I don't care. Them beating the Rags can make me more fond of it lol. EDIT: quoted the wrong post. Duh.

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:52 PM

LA is pretty much in 2012 mode. That means they're a runaway freight train


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 10:00 PM

LA is pretty much in 2012 mode. That means they're a runaway freight train

They better annihilate the Rags. ANNIHILATE them. No fvcking around letting them win one of the first two or (God forbid) both of the first two. No giving them any life. fvcking stomp those motherfvckers the fvck out once and for all.

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 10:04 PM

Can't believe the Kings are dominating the Hawks like this. Wow.

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