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Derek21

Member Since 09 Sep 2002
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In Topic: So now that 3-on-3 OT is happening, what about the format?

18 March 2015 - 04:03 PM

They should just change the point system. Make regulation wins worth 3 points. Overtime worth 2. Shootout worth 1. That would change the way games are played. It would also separate the pack. There should be more emphasis on playing to win. You also wouldn't need the whole ROW to determine tiebreaks. 

In Topic: 2014-2015 Around the league thread

11 March 2015 - 01:33 AM

Good game played on the Island one final time. 126th and final regular season meeting at Nassau Coliseum. Rangers take it 2-1 over the Islanders. Hopefully, it's not the last between classic rivals. It's sad because the Islanders belong on Long Island. Finally, they have a good team with a bright future and they're leaving. Tavares pushing for MVP. Okposo returned from the detached retina. Lee is a really good rookie. They lead the Rangers by a point but we got the ROW by 2 and 4 games at hand. Great division with the Pens and Caps too. You can do a lot worse than having Talbot as your goalie. He's been tremendous recently. 4 GA in last 4. 11-2-3 since taking over. Nash got the winner albeit the fluke variety. Will we see a Battle Of New York?

 

Other notables. Lightning edge Canadiens in OT on just an awesome set up from my boy Tyler Johnson to Kucherov. Johnson is amazing. Undrafted. I remember him on the 2010 Team USA WJC. No one picked him. Lightning signed him and he centers the best second line in hockey with Kucherov and Palat. Weekes called them the best line this season. You can make the case. Johnson has great vision and always makes clutch plays. Price with another big performance gets the Habs a point, who stay tops in the East at 91 a point up on the Bolts and Isles.

 

Kings stay hot winning 5-2 at the Avs. Gaborik with number 20. Jeff Carter continuing a strong finish. Kyle Clifford making things happen. Nobody wants to see LA. Whoever does, it's doom. Game of the night at St. Louis. Blues on a Barret Jackman shot from center ice break the hearts of Winnipeg 5-4. The Jets rallied from 4-1 down with 3 goals in the third including a Wheeler shorthanded goal to tie it. But Jackman sent an innocent shot that Pavelec never saw with 1:03 left. Brutal loss for Winnipeg.

 

Bruins defeat the Sens 3-1 extending their lead for 2nd wildcard. Ottawa needed this one but come up short. Looks like Boston will find a way in and be a team no one wants.

In Topic: GDT: Alumni Game 3:45 stream- www.newjerseydevils.com

07 March 2015 - 05:53 PM

I have on the webcast. It's a nice event. Pretty cool to see some of the old Devils. Stevens looks like he can still play and so does Niedermayer. Rolston with a hat trick. And Brodeur a forward, Very nice.

In Topic: Is Patrik Elias a Hall of Famer?

07 March 2015 - 03:14 PM

If he were a North American, the answer is no. Elias had a nice stretch where he was an elite player. The best part of the A Line, he burned the Flyers in Game 7. He's an interesting case. Won 2 Cups. 400 goals. Check. 1,000 points. Check. Maybe his best attribute is his playoff performance. 125 points in 162 games including 2 20-point plus in consecutive years. 4 30-goal seasons. 10 years of 20 goals or more. So, you have consistency. Playing for one team helps. 

 

Being European might get him in. Overall, Elias ranks 80th all-time trailing Steve Larmer by 2 point and LaFontaine by 3. Larmer had an overlooked career. He was over a point-per-game but never made the HHOF. My Dad believes he should be in. Looking at what he did, I can see the argument for why. 441-571-1,012 +204 in 1,006 GP. Ironically. Elias is similar with a career +174. 

 

http://www.nhl.com/s...oints&gp=1&pg=3

In Topic: Devils to honor '95 Cup team March 8

07 March 2015 - 02:11 AM

I did my own post on the '95 team. Plus a cool video.

 

Devils to honor 1995 Stanley Cup championship team