The implication of the post was "I'd like to get some new FA's sure, but if we don't, no big deal." That was pretty clear.
you waited 2 days and then completely misrepresented what he said.
Disagree with someone all you want but at least do it honestly.
There were 2 things said, this same roster probably makes the playoffs next season, which I think is probably true, and the Devils should try to add some of the good free agents.
As an aside that isn't directed at Neboors or this topic, I don't understand wanting to complain about a poster whenever they post instead of ignoring or discussing. It's getting hard to sift through a lot of threads because they're just becoming personal insults and arguments without any hockey talk.
I think it's important to remember that Barney's claim was that he would be perfectly fine going into next year with the same roster, not just that we could make the playoffs. Point being, that given the fact that we weren't very good and indeed didn't make the playoffs this year, to not want roster improvements for next year is ludicrous.
Looking at shot differentials is the same exact thing, which is why it drives me up a wall when people tout it.
it helps when you have better players shooting the puck. And what do you know, the player on the team that's best at that hasn't been playing.
People have been providing context with the shot chart and with watching the games.
Look at last game, not only did the Devils have many more shots, they had many more shots from good spots. They hit another post, they had the goalie making saves where he's just hoping the puck hits him, and they missed some chances. All those things don't keep going wrong, unless, overnight, almost every player on the Devils magically became half the shooter they've always been.
Where did I say whether Larsson playing this way was good or bad? I complimented him in one aspect of his game and fairly critiqued another aspect of his game. Neither person disputed what I said is untrue but both seemed to feel it was unfair to say.
To clarify, I don't care if Larsson hits people, he doesn't put himself in a good position on the boards because he often won't fight for it, he's content to sit on the outside of the player and not win the puck.
I think people are too touchy on Larsson, as if talking about the areas he might improve in makes him actually play worse.
Hey, if the Rangers win the Cup this year, is it only half a cup? I mean, I'm just using their logic (and I use that term very loosely when it comes to Ranger fans) here lol. I mean, they all went out of their way to discredit the '95 Cup, so I'm wondering if that would be the case if they won this year. My guess is they'd be changing their tune on that real quick.
They would never flip flop on half a cup, just like they would never flip flop on hating defensive hockey systems.
6 major polls are released daily as well as other scattered ones, it's more accurate to view them in aggregate. But, like I said if you were going to try and pick a poll that favored your guy, a few days ago gall up had him +7 and still has him +3, so I guess my point is less about you cherry picking to be disingenuous and more about "who cares one what given poll says".
Why not use the link I already posted? It's much more relevant than the one you posted and already made the point you wanted to make.