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#161 Devils Pride 26

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:50 AM

I'm considering laying serious money on the rags to lessen the blow if they win. If the kings do the job it'll be money happily spent
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:10 AM

thats what I kept cursing till my wife told me to shut up, every Fn bounce found a rags stick. I was waiting for another fluke ranger goal in OT

 

btw anyone else think nash looked clueless??

yeah after the rags got out of that third period still tied...you knew they would get a lucky goal in OT...but the hockey gods are running out of hand-outs hopefully!

 

Nash has been.....Nash-like


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:17 AM

By the way, I've never fooled around with sports betting, can you do it online and not get F'ed in the A?


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:28 AM

I'm considering laying serious money on the rags to lessen the blow if they win. If the kings do the job it'll be money happily spent

I do this with ranger fans during the season....its a win win situation!

 

 

By the way, I've never fooled around with sports betting, can you do it online and not get F'ed in the A?

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 10:18 AM

This Kings team looks much different than the one we faced two years ago. I hope they win this series but I don't think it'll be the cakewalk I envisioned
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 10:51 AM

thats what I kept cursing till my wife told me to shut up, every Fn bounce found a rags stick. I was waiting for another fluke ranger goal in OT

 

btw anyone else think nash looked clueless??

 

 

Nash could of redeemed himself late but he blew that 2 on 1 oportunity which was huge. Anybody who has watched film of Nash knows he always pulls that same move in transition so I forget who the defenseman was on the Kings who knocked the puck away but they must of knew it was coming.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:02 AM

Nash could of redeemed himself late but he blew that 2 on 1 oportunity which was huge. Anybody who has watched film of Nash knows he always pulls that same move in transition so I forget who the defenseman was on the Kings who knocked the puck away but they must of knew it was coming.

 

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I know, Grammar Police Alert...but that's right up there with you're/your and there/their/they're...what's so complicated?

 

Anyway, five career playoff goals for Nash in 37 playoff games (on 4.1% shooting)...always amazing how some guys just seem to disappear come playoff time, for whatever the reasons (Tri would probably say Nash's shooting% is a result of bad luck and that no conclusions can really be drawn from the three small isolated samples that make up Nash's NHL playoff resume).  FWIW, Nash's shots per game is about the same:  about 3.46 in the regular season and 3.32 in the playoffs.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:28 AM

could've (could have)

must've (must have)

 

I know, Grammar Police Alert...

 

i had an english teacher in high school that would give you an F - and wouldn't change it - on any paper or assignment that made this mistake. i can excuse the they're there their as homonyms are a bit harder (not much).

 

but "would of" to me is as "as per" is to Triumph.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:30 AM

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:00 PM

Anyway, five career playoff goals for Nash in 37 playoff games (on 4.1% shooting)...always amazing how some guys just seem to disappear come playoff time, for whatever the reasons (Tri would probably say Nash's shooting% is a result of bad luck and that no conclusions can really be drawn from the three small isolated samples that make up Nash's NHL playoff resume).  FWIW, Nash's shots per game is about the same:  about 3.46 in the regular season and 3.32 in the playoffs.

 

Are you disagreeing with what you think Tri would say and believe that he is someone who disappears during the playoff time?

 

FWIW Jonathan Toews had a stretch of 4 goals in 34 playoff games between 2011-2013 with similar shooting percentage numbers. Just the way it goes over a period of time. He's obviously put up ridiculous runs to like in 2010 and these playoffs.  It's a shame that a player as good as Nash had only been in the playoffs once in his first nine seasons. Maybe, he'd have a chance to put up some insane shooting percentage playoff run to quiet any critics. Instead we only have a body of work of 30 something games...really not enough.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:44 PM

Are you disagreeing with what you think Tri would say and believe that he is someone who disappears during the playoff time?

 

FWIW Jonathan Toews had a stretch of 4 goals in 34 playoff games between 2011-2013 with similar shooting percentage numbers. Just the way it goes over a period of time. He's obviously put up ridiculous runs to like in 2010 and these playoffs.  It's a shame that a player as good as Nash had only been in the playoffs once in his first nine seasons. Maybe, he'd have a chance to put up some insane shooting percentage playoff run to quiet any critics. Instead we only have a body of work of 30 something games...really not enough.

 

Not disagreeing with Tri, more pointing out that some people don't link lack of playoff success to anything more than short-sample futility (most playoff samples are bound to be very short in relation to a full season) and the level of luck during such samples...it's the main reason people with that thought process tend to dispel the idea of "clutch".  I brought up the shots per game specifically to show that there isn't that obvious smoking gun to point to; if anything, a lot of people would claim that Nash's insanely low shooting% can't possibly be sustainable over a larger sample. 

 

I do think that some players' games don't translate as well to playoff competition (especially since they're facing better opponents on a game-to-game basis, and the number of games against the same opponent (four to seven) allows opposing coaches to continually make game-to-game adjustments to try to take away the things that a given player does best.  It's a different challenge than the regular season.

 

I've always wondered how the human element factors in over time.  ANYONE can have a meh playoff season, followed by another one, and it really could have to do almost entirely with bad luck, not with being "unclutch" or "soft" or "having trouble with the spotlight".  But then there's a third meh playoff season...and the negative articles start getting written.  Heading into a fourth playoff season, does that player who, for whatever the reasons, hasn't had success on the level of his regular season already start gripping his stick tighter, or start overthinking almost before the puck for the first playoff game is even dropped? 

 

But anyway, the short answer is I'm not saying I disagree with Tri, though he tends to discount the human element in these things...I do believe that some people embrace the big moments and find ways to flourish in them more than others.  Nash's playoff story isn't off to a good start, but it's not a complete book yet.  And if (bleech) the Rangers win the Cup, no one will be talking about his playoff numbers that much...especially if he has a key goal or two in the Finals.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:38 PM

btw anyone else think nash looked clueless??

 

Especially that 3 on 1 late in the game. He's skating at full pace, THEN HE CUTS BACK?????? All he needed was a tiny nudge and he's sending the puck to 1 of the 2 other open men rushing in on Quick. Really makes me scratch my head sometimes..


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:43 PM

Nash will never be a player who uses his teammates well.  3 on 1s where he has the puck aren't ever going to be his strong suit.  Still, the Rangers are a playoff team for the forseeable future and those numbers should get a little better.  We shouldn't expect them to even out - that's the gambler's fallacy - and so Nash will probably always have below-average playoff numbers for his career, and that'll be a knock on him.  


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:57 PM

Kings looked dominant.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:13 PM

 

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:28 PM

^sighhh the memories
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:38 PM

so close at getting the go-ahead or winning goal in that game 

 

still happy we got there (and how we got there)


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:26 PM



juss becuzz


Why would you post a loss? Especially one as frustrating as that?

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:34 PM

Why would you post a loss? Especially one as frustrating as that?

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i think theres a comparison to be made; maybe not


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:48 PM

i think theres a comparison to be made; maybe not


Haha nah I'm just busting your balls, don't worry about it.

Although DAMNIT FAYNE. HOW DO YOU MISS THAT OPEN NET

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