So because fans here actually respect Lundqvist, they should turn their Devil jerseys in? Come on Matt. Brodeur was one of the biggest divers and whiners ever. But he was tolerated because he won. Our goalie doesn't complain unless it's warranted. He doesn't take underhanded shots at rivals. You know who did? Your goalie. At least some on here have admitted it. If Hank doesn't win a Cup, so be it. He'll still be a Hall Of Famer. A Cup would cement his legacy.
Calling Broduer a diver is laughable but then again I would expect nothing less from a Ranger fan who worships the Queen of Diving,
The Queenie has taken classless shots ant Marty and this is a Devils forum so he's going get whacked here. Enjoy it Derek.
I am tired of people talking about Lunquist like he is the greatest. He's a very good goalie and that's all.
I am tired of the Queen giving Interviews like the one last night on MSG and talking about how the Rangers hit so many posts. I guess he missed how many times he got lucky? .. think the of the crappy MSG ice stop from game 4...And I will never forget him accusing Marty of diving when he's like Greg Louganis.
The best part of the finals for me is that Cup winning goal was only possible because of the world record rebound given up by him.
Okay, I'm really going to be upset if DeBoer goes to Toronto. We've had Sutter leave, Parise leave, Kovalchuk leave, Clarkson leave, and while some of these I'm more glad about than others, I'm tired of people just leaving.
Sutter was an idiot.
Can you re-post that and substitute Niedermayer for Sutter and then I can really feel your pain?
Please don't threaten me with your mod privileges. I didn't insult you. I said this post reminds me of Brodeur fanboys. If you want to nix me, that be a shame, but go for it it, sir.
"I think this is a perfect example of the Brodeur fanboys"
That is a direct reference and it is insulting. Respectful is what I am insisting on. Thanks for your cooperation.
I'm not a fan of the idea that you can calculate x number of wins that one goalie gets you versus another, which, so far as I can tell, is done using save percentage. But, even if you think save percentage is not the end all-be all, it's not hard to conclude that giving the goalie that stops a much greater percentage of shots, say 60 to 65 randomly assigned games as opposed to the 48-50 he'll end up with, would have probably been good enough for a second wild card playoff berth.
And to be fair to Marty, it's not purely because he's so bad. It's that the other goalie is probably one of the best in the league no matter how you want to slice it.
1. Our inability to score in shootouts. if we were 50% W, we'd be in the playoffs and this thread would not exist.
2. Our inability to score 5-5. Shut out too many times and we can't score even on backups and the other teams know it. (Blame Lou for having old scorers that can't score)
3. Our inability (blame the coach) to protect 3rd period and 2 goal leads. How many times do I have to see Zidlicy pinching down while we are up 3-1 or Jagr taking late 3rd period lazy shifts when we have the lead?
I actually was not surprised. When I saw him play for the KHL this past Spring and saw him having fun scoring goals and skipping on the getting hit and the not having to play D... I thought to myself, this guy is either nuts or really wants a shot at the Cup...
In my mind he was passing up $5M per year to have to be subjected to the play in the NHL
We got the 3 best years, saved a ton of money and it would hurt in another 2 or 3 when he's a 25 goals scorer....
No hard feelings... he actually did us a favor.
I am still pissed at the league over the penalty, but that's life.