Man I hate when new(ish) posters get ganged up on here - I love when the community continues to grow and new people join to post their thoughts. I like to think we're a generally friendly community, and I hope any lurkers watching this whole situation with Mike unfold aren't frightened off. So long as posters, old or new, are genuine I don't think anyone here will jump at you.
But Mike.. you're driving us all crazy man. Especially when you hop from point point and then use semantics to defend yourself.
About the playoffs, since you brought it up - that entire thread, you were steadfast in your claims that it would be foolish to sell, citing the current standings or other 'statistics' to prove your point that the playoffs were very much so in reach and that the Devils would make it no matter how improbable. But now you're apparently claiming you don't think they'll make it to the playoffs..so which is it? Why be so adamantly against selling off certain players we've discussed if you don't think they'll make the playoffs anyway? I (and others, apparently) don't get your logic - are you arguing just to argue? Playing advocate just for the sake of doing so?
It's just a frustrating cycle - maybe we're misunderstanding you but it sure seems like you're talking in circles at times.
So in other words, you don't like when people are being rational. Good to know.
Listen, I'm not going to entertain you with yet another board arguement so you can boost your post count some more - you've done enough of that in the past few days with different people in various threads. You're not rational - you're annoyingly and falsely optimistic. I refuse to get into it over something as silly as this.
My point here, again, is that I firmly believe the Devils should not be buyers this season. In fact, I think it'd be downright stupid to not trade several of Jagr/Zidlicky/Fayne if possible. Call up Gelinas, Larsson, and Boucher and let them play the season out. It'll be ugly, but at least it'll be progress.
And it's getting tiring seeing people reference the Devils as "just outside a spot". We need to look at trends here..not just current standings alone. Big picture stuff - does anyone here think the Devils will somehow magically find a way to get 65-70% of the points available from this point forward without something drastic like a coach change or huge shakeup trade (neither of which is likely coming)?
Oh look, this thread. AGAIN. fvck guys, this is such a beat to death topic, can we just NOT do this sh!t again. It's clear: There are some on one side, and some on the other. You people are literally bringing NOTHING new to the conversation. Those of us that wish to chant and be rowdy, do so until someone throws you out. Those of us who would rather sit there and do nothing all night, fine, power to you, go ahead.
Sidebar: Comparing a movie theatre and a grocery store to a sporting event. Hahaha I mean honestly, have we really gotten to that point
Henrique signs this big contract and isn't out on the shoutout?
And why not Jagr? Am I missing something.
Zajac ..I really don't know what the hell to say about this dude...please in all seriousness someone fill me in on what this dude does..for the money he's making he doesn't nothing in my opinion.
God I am angry. I can't believe we just lost to these douche bags again and their sh!tty back up.
I don't know why I'm entertaining the token forum troll, but:
A) Henrique has been awful on the shootouts. That's why.
B) Jagr doesn't take shootouts. Rarely has, probably won't unless it goes deep into the lineup.
C) Zajac is a premier defensive forward and a pretty good set up man. He's never been a goalscorer - this shouldn't be a shocker
D) With you there. fvck the Habs and their whiney, pretentious fanbase.
Way to stand ground and brag about it.
Seriously..whether that happened or not, good job.
Also just realize the only good things about this win, besides it being the 1st..is that it was against The Queen...other than that we beat a team that was B squading just like the Devils.
The Devils always draw first blood against the Rangers it seems but then end up losing the series to them.
I don't think the Rangers will go far this season regardless but keep in mind they were missing an entire line of their best players.
I'm relived they got the win but keep things in perspective.