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#21 mouse

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:14 PM

I'm one of the negative nellies who don't want them to make the playoffs. They aren't going to win the cup, so what's the rush?...Economy is still tough too and I don't want to pay for playoff ticets when they'd have no shot to advance.


IMO if they make the playoffs and get Parise back, they have the horses to make a run. I can see not wanting them to fvck up their draft pick by sprinting to the 10 seed, though.
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:19 PM

OK after a disappointing finish to last night, we need to keep the faith. They still earned a point, and are still 8 - 1 - 2 in their last 11 games. It is not something new to figure out that the Devils will still need a lot of help to have any shot at something special happening... That being said this thread was created for that purpose. To look at who we need to root for on a daily basis. Today is tough there are a few tough ones to pick but here are my thoughts anyway...

Rags at Montreal my thoughts are we want Montreal. They are ahead of the Rags, and have played 2 fewer games. Go Habs!
Leafs at Buffalo this is alot to ask but obviously we want the Leafs to win. If the Leafs pull this one out after the Sabres lost last night, thank the Hockey Gods...
Sens at the Isles another tough one but neither of these teams scare me so we want the Isles, because the Sens have 42 and even though with an Isles win they will move a point ahead of the Devils, With a Devils win tomorrow they can jump them back and move into a tie with the Sens. So go Isles!!

Last we have Atlanta at the Canes another TOUGH one but I think most will agree the Canes are more of a problem than the Thrashers, so we need the Thrashers to pull the upset here...

Keep the Faith and we will have an update tomorrow...

P.S. we have a few important days coming up with the Devils having a few big games as well as teams like the Rags and Ottawa facing tough games so Devils need to make the most of these opportunities...


Well overall not too bad, the Isles win, Canadiens win, Atlanta going to OT against the Canes wasnt a bad thing, and Toronto wasnt able to do much against the Sabres.

that being said with a win tomorrow the Devils move past both the ISles and tie the Sens but have more wins. Will update tomorrow....
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:23 AM

Well overall not too bad, the Isles win, Canadiens win, Atlanta going to OT against the Canes wasnt a bad thing, and Toronto wasnt able to do much against the Sabres.


How is that not a bad thing, they both get points? You need two point games wherever possible when East teams play each other, especially when you're talking about the 8 and 9 both getting points.

And if we lose to Montreal this thread either gets locked or forgotten about by Tuesday.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:46 AM

How is that not a bad thing, they both get points? You need two point games wherever possible when East teams play each other, especially when you're talking about the 8 and 9 both getting points.

And if we lose to Montreal this thread either gets locked or forgotten about by Tuesday.


yeah and if we beat Montreal and the Canes on Tuesday this thread grows in interest!!

Try to stay positive...
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 07:10 PM

I'm really starting to believe people. If we can beat the Canes Tuesday I'm gonna start keg standing the Kool-Aid!!

LET'S GO DEVILS!!!
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 07:42 PM

I'm really starting to believe people. If we can beat the Canes Tuesday I'm gonna start keg standing the Kool-Aid!!

LET'S GO DEVILS!!!


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Posted 06 February 2011 - 09:04 PM

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I will funnel the Kool Aid every day from here on out



Like I said time to keep building momentum. I am keeping this thread going...
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:35 PM

Well at least the thread hasn't been a jinx although the other part of the equation we saw today with Marty leaving, we not only have to play near-perfect but we have to have near-perfect luck injury-wise.

But yeah this could start getting interesting if we get to 14 back after Tuesday.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:51 PM

It is starting to get pretty interesting. Even if the playoffs are still a long shot, at least they are playing entertaining hockey again.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:01 AM

Three games vs. Carolina huge if Devils hope to make playoffs
Published: Sunday, February 06, 2011, 6:19 PM Updated: Monday, February 07, 2011, 2:27 AM
By Rich Chere/The Star-Ledger

MONTREAL — The severity of Martin Brodeur's right knee injury may have something to say about whether the Devils can pull off their miracle comeback.

But after their run reached 9-1-2 with Sunday's 4-1 triumph over the Canadiens, they still weren't thinking playoffs.

"It's still one game at a time," Ilya Kovalchuk said after scoring two goals. "We'll see what happens in the next 15 games. If we keep playing like that, you never know."

The Devils moved one point ahead of the idle Islanders and tied the 13th place Ottawa Senators.

They are 16 points behind the eighth-place Carolina Hurricanes for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

"In the next 10 days we have three games against them," Kovalchuk pointed out. "That will probably be the key for us if we want to make a push."

Travis Zajac didn't want to think about it.

"We're still not looking at it," he said. "We have a long way to go."

But people are starting to believe it is possible. Who would've guessed?

"I think this is what I've seen of the Devils over the years," said goalie Johan Hedberg, who played the final two periods today in Montreal. "I think we're playing tremendous hockey. We're going out there feeling we can win every game."

Who can doubt them?

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:33 AM

Well at least the thread hasn't been a jinx although the other part of the equation we saw today with Marty leaving, we not only have to play near-perfect but we have to have near-perfect luck injury-wise.

But yeah this could start getting interesting if we get to 14 back after Tuesday.



Thats all I am saying, I know it is improbable as the thread description states, but if they win on Tuesday it is 14 with a game in hand. They need to finish off like 23-5-1 to get to 89 points for at least a chance. That is not impossible, but again lets just keep the momentum going. I am having fun watching this team right now!
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:43 AM

Thats all I am saying, I know it is improbable as the thread description states, but if they win on Tuesday it is 14 with a game in hand. They need to finish off like 23-5-1 to get to 89 points for at least a chance. That is not impossible, but again lets just keep the momentum going. I am having fun watching this team right now!

They are skating like its playoff hockey! can this intensity be kept up for 20-25 games? We'd need a fifth line to pull this off! Its not like the pucks are jumping into the net, its ALL EFFORT on their part. tremendous , but I'm exhaused just watching them!
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:59 AM

TEAM || On Pace
NYR || 92
CAR || 90
ATL || 86
BUF || 85
FLA || 82
NJD || 65

Required for Playoffs (currently): 90
NJD Current record: 19-30-4
Games Remaining: 29
Required record: 24-5
Required Winning Percentage: 82.75%

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:13 AM

8 - Atlanta - 54 GP - 57 Points
9 - Carolina - 52 GP - 56 Points
10 - Buffalo - 49 GP - 51 Points
11 - Florida - 51 GP - 50 Points
12 - Toronto - 51 GP - 47 Points
13 - Ottawa - 52 GP - 42 Points
14 - New Jersey - 51 GP - 39 Points


Update:

8 - Carolina - 53 GP - 58 Points
9 - Atlanta - 55 GP - 58 Points
10 - Buffalo - 51 GP - 53 Points
11 - Florida - 52 GP - 52 Points
12 - Toronto - 52 GP - 47 Points
13 - New Jersey - 53 GP - 42 Points
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:16 AM

If the Devils win the next 5 games, and all of them v. Carolina in regulation, I will entertain the possibility of them making the playoffs. That would likely knock the pace down to around 87 points, and the Devils would be 24-30-4 - they'd need to go 17-5-1 to make it to 87 points. Still, it's an enormous, enormous longshot.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:57 AM

Not to mention they'll have played play-off intensity hockey for 2.5 months to get there...they'll be gassed.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:16 PM

Not to mention they'll have played play-off intensity hockey for 2.5 months to get there...they'll be gassed.


Let them get in the playoffs first. I'll worry about them being gassed then.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:56 PM

Almost forgot today's installment. In keeping up with the fact that we know we will need a bit of assistance, tonight there are 3 games of importance to the Devils.

Atlanta at Toronto and Rags at Detroit and Ottawa at Vancouver.

The Atlanta Toronto one is tough, but knowing we want to see more of a bunch up of the teams in front of the Devils we need Toronto to win this one. SO root for the Leafs.

Next is a given we want Detroit to stomp the Rags...

Last we want to keep Ottawa down and root for Vancouver to take care of business at home tonight.

If these happen then tomorrows game with the Canes becomes even more exciting... just more pieces to the jigsaw puzzle that is the Devils playoff hopes...
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 01:27 PM

simply put, i would say the devils have a tragic number of 4 - meaning after 4 more losses on the season, you can just forget about it.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 01:29 PM

simply put, i would say the devils have a tragic number of 4 - meaning after 4 more losses on the season, you can just forget about it.


Are we including OT losses in this, or are we just saying that if we lose 8 total points we're done?
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