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#41 MadDog2020

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 03:50 PM

It certainly didn't help. But yeah running goalies and taking interference penalties seems like a good way to come back in a series. Certainly beats doing things like getting shots on goal and scoring chances.

I'm not saying don't get shots on goal and scoring chances- I'm saying the Queen is in God-mode right now, and he is the type of goalie who doesn't like traffic and activity near the crease. There's nothing wrong with going hard to the net and running him and trying to get him rattled. Furthermore, the Habs need to create waaay more traffic in front of him- he sees seemingly every shot.

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 04:25 PM

I've really been trying to put the thought of the Rangers winning it in the back of my mind but it's hard to keep out. What makes it horrible for me is my brother is a die hard Rangers fan so I know if they win it, I will never hear the end of it (I still hear about 94 but at least I can make fun of that being 20 years ago).

 

Even my extended family that never watches hockey is on the Rangers bandwagon now. At a wedding a few weeks ago one of them asked me (seriously) if I would be pulling for the Rangers with the Devils out since "they are the local team." I don't know what I'm going to do if the Kings or Blackhawks choke against them.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 04:29 PM

I've really been trying to put the thought of the Rangers winning it in the back of my mind but it's hard to keep out. What makes it horrible for me is my brother is a die hard Rangers fan so I know if they win it, I will never hear the end of it (I still hear about 94 but at least I can make fun of that being 20 years ago).

 

Even my extended family that never watches hockey is on the Rangers bandwagon now. At a wedding a few weeks ago one of them asked me (seriously) if I would be pulling for the Rangers with the Devils out since "they are the local team." I don't know what I'm going to do if the Kings or Blackhawks choke against them.

 

Is your brother watching every game at Buffalo Wild Wings in Watchung?  I can imagine so.

 

I remember back in 2012 literally within a minute of Henrique scoring in game 6 he right away went to talking about the Yankees and acted like his previous month's worth of trash talking never happened.  I made sure he heard it lol.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 04:36 PM

I've really been trying to put the thought of the Rangers winning it in the back of my mind but it's hard to keep out. What makes it horrible for me is my brother is a die hard Rangers fan so I know if they win it, I will never hear the end of it (I still hear about 94 but at least I can make fun of that being 20 years ago).

 

Even my extended family that never watches hockey is on the Rangers bandwagon now. At a wedding a few weeks ago one of them asked me (seriously) if I would be pulling for the Rangers with the Devils out since "they are the local team." I don't know what I'm going to do if the Kings or Blackhawks choke against them.

 

For whatever reason, this reminds me of an interview with Dennis Leary back in '94, I believe on Nightline.  At that time, he was just getting big, and he was doing commercials for the NHL on espn.  Basically, he's asked that isn't he thrilled that the Rangers won the Cup, to which he responds that he's a Bruins fan and hopes it takes another 50 years for Rags to win another.

 

Basically, you have the everyday media also believing that the Rangers are the end all be all and assuming that everyone is rooting for the Rangers, a one percent kind of organization if there ever was one.  We will never hear the end of this. 

 

My only hope is that Bill DeBlasio whips out some of his class warfare rhetoric and says that the city should not be paying for a parade that will be attended by rich hockey fans.  Bill if you're reading this, I will give a nice donation to your campaign and stop complaining about my taxes if you do this.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 04:42 PM

Is your brother watching every game at Buffalo Wild Wings in Watchung?  I can imagine so.

 

I remember back in 2012 literally within a minute of Henrique scoring in game 6 he right away went to talking about the Yankees and acted like his previous month's worth of trash talking never happened.  I made sure he heard it lol.

He watches at his place because he's usually too nervous to watch it anywhere else. It sucks since we usually watch the playoffs together but this year I've had to avoid him.

 

I always like seeing the trash talk he gets whenever the Rangers lose. I'll give him credit since he gives it out and takes it without complaining. 2012 was awesome though.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 04:42 PM

I've really been trying to put the thought of the Rangers winning it in the back of my mind but it's hard to keep out. What makes it horrible for me is my brother is a die hard Rangers fan so I know if they win it, I will never hear the end of it (I still hear about 94 but at least I can make fun of that being 20 years ago).

Even my extended family that never watches hockey is on the Rangers bandwagon now. At a wedding a few weeks ago one of them asked me (seriously) if I would be pulling for the Rangers with the Devils out since "they are the local team." I don't know what I'm going to do if the Kings or Blackhawks choke against them.

That sucks Fiesty... Thankfully I don't have any Rags fans in my immediate family- my brother-in-law is a Bruins fan. My cousin is a big Rags fan, but I don't see him that much- maybe twice, three times a year. I have a bunch of friends that are Rags fans though, so my Facebook feed has been tough to look at the last couple of weeks.
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 04:53 PM

First of all, MTL can come back and win this series. Rangers blow at the library garden. Secondly, even if they do make the finals, they will get SMOKED by the Chi/LA.


Yes, all are welcome on the coffee farm lol- this area will be a hellhole if they win it all.

 

Sounds like a cult lol...farm of tears.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 05:45 PM

I'm not saying don't get shots on goal and scoring chances- I'm saying the Queen is in God-mode right now, and he is the type of goalie who doesn't like traffic and activity near the crease. There's nothing wrong with going hard to the net and running him and trying to get him rattled. Furthermore, the Habs need to create waaay more traffic in front of him- he sees seemingly every shot.
Yes, all are welcome on the coffee farm lol- this area will be a hellhole if they win it all.

 

The Habs have plenty of players who do this - Gallagher, Pacioretty, even Vanek, and on and on.  


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:07 PM

The icing on the cake will be us drafting 30.  The SC winner's slot...


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:09 PM

The icing on the cake will be us drafting 30.  The SC winner's slot...

 

Is this sarcastic? The SC winner will draft 29.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:29 PM

I dread a Rangers-Kings final.  I think I'll be rooting for nuclear winter in that case.

 

Rangers-Blackhawks wouldn't be too bad.  I mean, the 'Hawks are getting a bit tiresome, but at least I can handle them winning, unlike the Kings.

 

Habs vs. anyone would be ideal.  I'd be pulling for Montreal there (sorry, Sterio :P), but even if the Western Conference wins the Cup, at least I'd have enjoyed the Finals more.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:54 PM

I go to bed every night with a NYR fan whom I hauled to CAA for THREE SCF. She hasn't given me any grief over the NJD, and I watch the NYR as a fairly disinterested observer.
Why are so many posters in such a pantytwist over theRags? Get over it!
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:57 PM

I dread a Rangers-Kings final.  I think I'll be rooting for nuclear winter in that case.

 

Rangers-Blackhawks wouldn't be too bad.  I mean, the 'Hawks are getting a bit tiresome, but at least I can handle them winning, unlike the Kings.

 

Habs vs. anyone would be ideal.  I'd be pulling for Montreal there (sorry, Sterio :P), but even if the Western Conference wins the Cup, at least I'd have enjoyed the Finals more.

 

I've seen a few people really dreading the Kings in the Final. Any specific reason other than they are the team that beat the Devils in the Cup Finals?


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:59 PM

I go to bed every night with a NYR fan whom I hauled to CAA for THREE SCF. She hasn't given me any grief over the NJD, and I watch the NYR as a fairly disinterested observer.
Why are so many posters in such a pantytwist over theRags? Get over it!


I'm sure opinions would be less strong if their likelihood of getting laid increased after each ranger won
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:59 PM

I go to bed every night with a NYR fan whom I hauled to CAA for THREE SCF. She hasn't given me any grief over the NJD, and I watch the NYR as a fairly disinterested observer.
Why are so many posters in such a pantytwist over theRags? Get over it!

So because your wife is a Rangers fan who doesn't give you grief over the Devils, we should all get over the Rangers likely going to the Finals? Got it. Glad that's cleared up.
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:05 PM

I go to bed every night with a NYR fan whom I hauled to CAA for THREE SCF. She hasn't given me any grief over the NJD, and I watch the NYR as a fairly disinterested observer.
Why are so many posters in such a pantytwist over theRags? Get over it!

You're right. All Rangers fans are just like your significant other. We are all crazy to think that any Ranger fan would ever give a Devil fan crap. To be honest this situation is a good one for us Devils fans that are surrounded by more Ranger fans than Devils fans. Ranger fans always take the high road.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:36 PM

Except I'd argue that series was largely lost because the Rangers owned the Devils that year - they beat the devils, what, 6 or 7 times in the regular season?  I don't think the Devils were winning that series one way or the other.

 

They especially weren't winning that series with Marty being awful.  They were actually starting to get to Lundqvist a little the last three games of the series but Marty was just so bad it didn't matter.  He himself was probably a bit psyched out by the Avery antics to a degree, and he played 77 games that year which was ridiculous but somewhat neccesary to get that sorry Devil team into the playoffs.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:39 PM

You're right. All Rangers fans are just like your significant other. We are all crazy to think that any Ranger fan would ever give a Devil fan crap. To be honest this situation is a good one for us Devils fans that are surrounded by more Ranger fans than Devils fans. Ranger fans always take the high road.

 

Not to mention the local media, which acts like hockey doesn't exist unless it's the Rangers making a run then they all hop on the bandwagon.


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-NHL record for most home wins in the playoffs - 12-1 in '03

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 10:56 PM

This is cathartic. I taught my boys 2 Golden Rules in the Leeds home: One was politcal.....(go figure) and the other was that they could root for any team in any sport, EXCEPT, they HATE the Rangers. Their good boys, they hate the Rangers. Like Maddog, my Facebook page has exploded with my a-hole friends (whom I like very much), but this is just too close for comfort right now. Montreal has to make the Blueskirts a little uncomfortable. This is why you MUST get in the dance, there is no reason this couldn't be our boys........
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 10:58 PM

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