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NewarkDevil5

Member Since 09 Sep 2002
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In Topic: Devils to honor '95 Cup team March 8

06 March 2015 - 03:22 PM

I pretty much agree with you.  This is definitely not a "Let's distract ourselves from the current state of the Devils" kind of event.  The '95 Cup was a big deal for this team and ushered in a nice long era of "The Devils are a team to be taken seriously", even though the next four seasons after the Cup didn't really expand on that as much as people would've liked.  A playoff no-show in '96, second-round loss to the Rags in '97 (and third playoff series loss to them in Devils' history, against no series wins), then the '98 and '99 first-round ousters.  The 2000 Cup win came along at just the right time.

 

But...I hope it doesn't get to the point that the Devils continually dust off past championships.  The '95 Cup is special...it was the first one and I think it is absolutely worth having some fun with again.  But if this starts becoming a "thing", and five years from now we're doing this with the 2000 team (or celebrating the 25th anniversary of the '95 Cup)...then we're starting to get into Ranger territory. 

 

I don't see a problem with doing another celebration in 5 years to celebrate the 25th/20th anniversary of '95 and 2000 especially if the team by that point is already back up on its feet. I just don't want to go to a Danton Cole or Kevin Dean jersey retirement ceremony. I'd love to see a game of players from the '95 Cup vs players from the 2000/2003 Cup. What you'd do with the guys who were on all three teams would be the question.

In Topic: Lou Lamoriello will remain GM even if team misses playoffs -Chere

03 March 2015 - 09:18 AM

I guess I owuld expectthem to say that now, although I hope they are looking at the last 5 to 8 years and keeping him on a really short leash, 3 years of no playoffs is unheard of in NJ...

 

Yes, but at the same time Lou is the reason that it's been unheard of in NJ. Think back to before Lou and you'll find a dozen years of no playoffs.

In Topic: GDT: Calgary at NJ 7:30pm

25 February 2015 - 09:58 PM

this was a mist win basically, sell everyone i dont really give a sh!t anymore

 

Why tell us? Tell your dad! :-P

In Topic: Devils Trade Deadline Thread

25 February 2015 - 03:59 PM

Tri is right...Devils were in 7th at the time.  It is splitting hairs, but the Devils were ahead of the Islanders because they had a game in hand at the time. 

 

Winnipeg should be listed as third (I corrected it). 

 

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE * - division leader

                    W-L-OT    Pts

*Pittsburgh    28-9-0      56

*Montreal      23-7-5      51 

*Winnipeg     18-18-2    38

Boston          23-8-4      50

Toronto         20-12-4    44

Ottawa          19-11-6    44

New Jersey   15-12-9    39

NY Islanders 18-16-3    39  

NY Rangers  17-15-3    37

Washington  17-17-2     36 

Carolina        16-17-2     34 

Buffalo          14-17-6     34

Philadelphia  15-17-3     33 

Tampa Bay   15-18-2     32

Florida           12-19-6     30

 

Ah, you're right. Always forget about the games played.

In Topic: Devils Trade Deadline Thread

25 February 2015 - 02:43 PM

Because, dipsh!t, the Devils were in 7th place in the conference on the trade deadline.  They weren't 8 points out.  Question answered - last time I talk to you on this board.  Someone please hold me to this.

 

Actually they were tied for 8th place with the Islanders. Winnipeg was statistically in 9th place but they were tops in their division. If you want to look further at it I think the Devils were technically in 9th place because they held none of the tie breakers with the Islanders.