The amount of bitching, complaining, and fighting on this message board is unbelievable.
Why don't you all carve out a time and place to meet and settle your differences in person? Half of you wouldn't show up and the other half would be trembling at the thought of a real life confrontation. I have been here for at least six years now... and I've gotten in a few arguments with some of you and it sure doesn't make me feel awesome for the rest of the day that I told off someone on the internet.
I'm not one-upping the mods here. God knows they all have real jobs and are too busy to police this place 24/7... but for the last few days, I've logged on here looking for some hockey discussion to get involved in. Instead, I find the same people fighting in almost every thread. People that think they have the right to judge other people's comments and opinions, people that are ALWAYS right, and other people who can't hold a conversation like a normal human being without flexing their internet muscles.
Either this is going to stop or I'm leaving. Not that I expect anyone to give a crap, but this place has turned into a garbage dump of jerk-offs. I've met some real nice people here (sadly, they don't come here any more for this very reason). Hell, I even met my girlfriend on here and we've been together for almost three years. This place USED to be a great place to visit up until lately.
I'm not mentioning any names or user names but you should know who you are. Stop ruining this community.
Oh sure! Now the Taormina fans come out of the wood work! I kid, I kid.
I would have wanted Taormina on this team all year but Fayne is just better than him. I do not like Larsson and would rather Taormina be up in his place. Plus, Tao was an awesome character in Shining Force for sega.
My 50 year old mother almost never goes to games. She went to the home opener and specifically bought a new shirt for that game, which happened to be black. And she still put the white shirt on over it. My mother is a more dedicated devils fan than most here and she's been to about 10 games her whole life
My Rangers friend decided to declare a 16 goal campaign for Parise under Lemaire (sarcastic obviously but the point is there). So I compared Rangers GFs with Wild and Devils. Then I decided to look at the comparison of GF's and GA's since the Devils first season.
Rangers obviously did better than us scoring 221 more goals. But also let up 280 more goals.
Devils scored 162 more goals than they gave up. Rangers scored only 103 more goals than they gave up.
That's a difference of 59 between the two. It is a small difference, but given the Ranger fans' long history of excuses of minuscule statistics. I think this stacks up pretty good. Not to mention only being away by 221 goals isn't all that much either.
Keep in mind, Devils won 3 cups and missed the playoffs 7 times in their history.
Rangers won the cup once and missed the playoffs 9 times in this time period.