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#41 PaDevsFan

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 01:35 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.



Pretty close, with 29 games left if the "magical number" is 90 that they may have to get to (I think it may actually be 88 or so since 88 got Philly and Montreal in last yr. I bleieve) then the Devils need 48 points to get to 90

They can go 24 - 5?? 23 - 4 - 2 something like that. SO yes 4 to 5 losses is the max they can have for the remainder which I am once again believing this team can do. It will be a miracle run but not impossible...

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:48 PM

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


i'm saying 4 losses of any kind.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:06 PM

i'm saying 4 losses of any kind.


I think that's only slightly overstating the case. We have 30 games left and need 50 of 60 points to get to 90. Unless you figure on the number being higher (hard to project that until after the trade deadline really) I'd say there are ten points left to play around with to have a chance. Last year the number was lower, most other years it's been slightly higher.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:21 PM

3 of our next 6 are against the 'Canes. Win all three of these and it's still near impossible to make the playoffs.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:24 PM

3 of our next 6 are against the 'Canes. Win all three of these and it's still near impossible to make the playoffs.


Unfortunately I think the game on the 18th is pretty much an impossible spot...we never do well going down there the night after a home game (which we always seem to do when we go to Carolina), and with it being the night after a Ranger game to boot, that one's got another 5-2, 6-3 beatdown all over it the way New Year's Day did after we played on New Year's Eve.

And now that Marty's probably more seriously hurt than the Devils admitted at first (gee what a shock), that just makes the improbable that much more unlikely.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:38 PM

Let them get in the playoffs first. I'll worry about them being gassed then.


While I would be happy and consider it a tremendous achievement to get there, getting bounced real easy in the first round is just a high draft pick wasted. If that success is what Parise needs to want to stay here, then that's a different matter entirely.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:27 PM

While I would be happy and consider it a tremendous achievement to get there, getting bounced real easy in the first round is just a high draft pick wasted. If that success is what Parise needs to want to stay here, then that's a different matter entirely.


that's ridiculous. you can't know if you are going to lose in the first round, and i can cite 100 examples, one of which is from this franchise.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:33 PM

Carolina currently holds the 8th spot, yes, but Buffalo may be the team that ultimately gets it. Every team, from the Devils up, has their sights set on the playoffs, we will be facing hungry team after hungry team. It's still gonna be awfully difficult
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:26 PM

Carolina currently holds the 8th spot, yes, but Buffalo may be the team that ultimately gets it. Every team, from the Devils up, has their sights set on the playoffs, we will be facing hungry team after hungry team. It's still gonna be awfully difficult


that is true, but buffalo could end up knocking the Rags out as they arent too far ahead of Carolina... So we could still end up fighting Carolina the rags Atlanta and Buffalo...
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:39 PM

Atlanta just lost to Toronto, which I would say is a good outcome...the Devils have a better chance of passing Toronto than Atlanta.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:52 PM

16 pts behind 8th place Carolina and we'll see after we play them 3 more times this year (2 against the 9th place Thrashers)
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:02 PM

Rags lost now just gotta have Vancouver win!!

fvck you Avery dont you get it no one likes you!! Two high sticks in a minute is karmas way of saying you suck at life. Im glad he got cut!!
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:03 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...



Night isnt over but Toronto beat Atlanta... and the Rags lost to the Red Wings. I have to think Vancouver will beat Ottawa at home...

Could be another 3 for 3 night I feel it guys the Hockey gods are once again smiling on the Devils...

BIG BIG game tomorrow could be a HUGE momentum builder...

Edited by PaDevsFan, 07 February 2011 - 10:04 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:00 AM

pos team games pts proj chg
7 rang 56 62 90.79 -1.65
8 car 53 58 89.74 0.00
9 atl 56 58 84.93 -1.54
10 buf 51 53 85.22 0.00
11 flor 52 52 82.00 0.00
xx njd 53 42 64.98 0.00
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:02 PM

Night isnt over but Toronto beat Atlanta... and the Rags lost to the Red Wings. I have to think Vancouver will beat Ottawa at home...

Could be another 3 for 3 night I feel it guys the Hockey gods are once again smiling on the Devils...

BIG BIG game tomorrow could be a HUGE momentum builder...



Well ended up 3 for 3 in games we needed others to lose in... Boy karma is very good right now and the Devils need to keep up their end and down the Canes tonight.

Other games that are important to the Devils "special second half" to the season are...

Toronto at the Isles... Need the Isles to win...

Buffalo at Tampa... Big Game we need Tampa to win!!

St Louis at Florida... another important one, Go BLUES!!!

preferably all 3 in regulation too LOL
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:14 PM

Guys, today's game is absolutely vital. MUST WIN. LGD
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:21 PM

Must win tonight! Let's hope the other games go our way too.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:52 PM

that's ridiculous. you can't know if you are going to lose in the first round, and i can cite 100 examples, one of which is from this franchise.


I never said I knew. I'm saying that it is an undesirable outcome, one I find pretty likely since that's what this core has given us in recent years.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:06 PM

pos team games pts proj chg
7 rang 56 62 90.79 -1.65
8 car 53 58 89.74 0.00
9 atl 56 58 84.93 -1.54
10 buf 51 53 85.22 0.00
11 flor 52 52 82.00 0.00
xx njd 53 42 64.98 0.00


Assuming Buffalo holds on to their 4 goal lead:
pos team games pts proj chg
7 rang 56 62 90.79 0.00
8 car 54 59 89.59 -0.14
9 atl 56 58 84.93 0.00
10 buf 52 55 86.73 1.52
11 flor 53 52 80.45 -1.55
xx njd 54 44 66.81 1.83

Most important thing is the projection for 8th place is now 89.59 which is lower than yesterday. We need to hope that number keeps dropping.
With 28 games left to play the Devils need 89-90 to tie for 8th place. They need to go 23-5.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:13 PM

Assuming Buffalo holds on to their 4 goal lead:
pos team games pts proj chg
7 rang 56 62 90.79 0.00
8 car 54 59 89.59 -0.14
9 atl 56 58 84.93 0.00
10 buf 52 55 86.73 1.52
11 flor 53 52 80.45 -1.55
xx njd 54 44 66.81 1.83

Most important thing is the projection for 8th place is now 89.59 which is lower than yesterday. We need to hope that number keeps dropping.
With 28 games left to play the Devils need 89-90 to tie for 8th place. They need to go 23-5.


We'll go 23-0-5 :D
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