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#1316377 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

Posted by dmann422 on 11 May 2015 - 02:18 PM

it's simple. the Caps quit.

have you watches the series? Because this is an uniformed opinion. It's ok to give some credit to the rags who have played well. The caps did not quit they've gotten outplayed- those are two very different things.
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#1314257 What NHL forward is currently worth the 6th pick

Posted by dmann422 on 20 April 2015 - 01:35 PM

I'm still pissed off at the Johnny Mac for Doug Bodger deal..... does that count?

lol well you're going back 18 years so I think you prove my point.
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#1312646 Realistic trade targets in the offseason

Posted by dmann422 on 09 April 2015 - 09:46 AM

But a forward that is drafted number 6 overall is someone you can reasonably predict to be a 20-25 goal scorer and would be doing so for a relatively extended period of time

I don't want to seem argumentative or repetitive, but I think you are very wrong on this. I had a few minutes and took a look at forwards drafted around where we'll pick since 2000. There were 30 total forwards drafted since then in spots 6, 7 and 8 overall. Of those 30 forwards, only 14 have EVER scored 20 goals in a season. The average goals scored per season among those 30 players is 11. Granted it's early for guys like Lindholm and Scheifele, who bring the average down but look to be top 6 players and could have some 20 goal season in them yet.


But then I took out the first 2 NHL seasons each of those guys played, considering they were still adjusting to the NHL and that could be bringing the average down, and even then, only 5 guys drafted at 6,7 or 8 overall averaged at least 20 goals a season in their career- Hartnell, Michalek, Voracek, Skinner and Monahan.


I know this was a crude analysis, but I'll be generous and confidently say that history shows we have, at best, about a 20% chance of drafting a consistent 20 goal scorer with this pick. I don't think Kessel is necessarily the answer to our problems- and I would not add anything significant to an offer- but if we move the pick for him it would not be as bad as some have made it out to be.


Edit: if someone knows how to post tables from excel I'd be happy to post the numbers...

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#1312581 Realistic trade targets in the offseason

Posted by dmann422 on 08 April 2015 - 04:44 PM

I understand the need for youth and the negatives attached to Kessel and I probably wouldn't be jumping for joy if we traded for him, and I also understand that we aren't one player away from a cup...but the odds that the #6 pick in this draft ever approaches kessel's production are very, very low.
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#1295634 What would you trade for Taylor Hall?

Posted by dmann422 on 16 December 2014 - 05:16 PM

William - finally we agree on something. Definitely. Cory Schneider can certainly be the centerpiece of a blockbuster trade, and given my "blehhh sentiments" of how he has played this season, I would not be opposed to entertaining offers for Schneider that will bring us a bonafide first line winger that is below 26 years old.

He is not going to win us a Stanley Cup folks. Schneider is not everything everyone has him pinned to be (at least from what I can see so far).

Kinkaid, however, has impressed me. It started last season against the Bolts. He is a cool customer and for certain, will raise a goaltending controversy in NJ very soon...

I will bookmark this and bump it for you in 2 years... It would be a pleasant surprise if you're correct about Kinkaid.
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#1295592 KHL Collapse?

Posted by dmann422 on 16 December 2014 - 02:34 PM

I dont think putin would let his hockey baby starve to death... he'd leave the ukraine peninsula before that happened

jokes on you- according to him he's not in the Ukrainian peninsula!
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#1295282 GDT: Devs @ Isles: Swan Song for Nassau 7 pm

Posted by dmann422 on 15 December 2014 - 02:19 PM

Where are the lineups, time of the game, location and all that! These GDTs are getting ridiculous!


In all seriousness, very nice GDT Neboors- hopefully it's a change of juju and we snag a win in the Nassau dumping ground.

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#1282900 GDT: Devils vs Sharks (10/18) Home Opener

Posted by dmann422 on 18 October 2014 - 02:20 PM

Lgd! Someone get a good video of the new intro for us out of towners!
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#1279014 Should we be condensing topics on the board?

Posted by dmann422 on 24 September 2014 - 11:42 AM

The poll remind me of this:




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#1278830 Preseason GDT: Devils @ The Rangers

Posted by dmann422 on 22 September 2014 - 06:48 PM

LINK :     http://live.drakulas...6505710620.html

thanks bud your a lifesaver!
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#1278259 Training Camp invites

Posted by dmann422 on 17 September 2014 - 11:54 AM

I really hope Jordin Tootoo makes the team. Imagine Tootoo and Ruutu on the same line....tongue twister there...hehe

I hope he doesn't so I don't have to hear this joke umpteen times this season.
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#1277462 Scott Stevens No Longer on Coaching Staff

Posted by dmann422 on 09 September 2014 - 02:49 PM

It amazes me that people still take what rich chere says at face value. You'd think by now people would realize he's trying to invent his own story rather than just reporting on one.
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#1274540 Andy Greene Signed +5 years @ $5M Per Season

Posted by dmann422 on 30 July 2014 - 02:19 PM

Alright guys get your guesses in...

Mine is Greene extended 5yrs, $25 mil.
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#1271659 This off seasons UFA's and realistic possible trades

Posted by dmann422 on 30 June 2014 - 03:57 PM

Schroeder is the one ego scored a between the legs goal in the wjc a few years back, right? I read he's a definite bust though.

another organization missing on a first round pick? And a skill player at that? Impossible! Only Lou and conte's archaic scouting drafts busts!
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#1268836 The official exhale thread

Posted by dmann422 on 15 June 2014 - 01:14 PM

1994 is celebrated for exactly what you stated. For fans like BlueSkirt's Dad who waited so long to see them win. The same for my Dad, who went to games as a teenager and saw Orr skate the Cup in '72. The 54-year drought and all the phenomenal storylines are why it's still going to be discussed. Personally, I hate it. There are lot of fans who do and just want it to sink like the Titanic. That ship has sailed. It was great at the time and I remember going to the parade in a sea of humidity after riding the Ferry. That was a wonderful time.
This year has really made up for all the lost years where this team did nothing. There was never any comparison. Different teams. This one more based on the goalie and team rather than stars and supporting cast. I personally enjoyed the 2013-14 Rangers more because I got to experience it. 1994 may as well be half a century ago. I'm fine with that.

hey congrats on a great season. I know us devs fans can try to discount any and every rangers accomplishment but you guys definitely had a year to be proud of. As far as breaks go I honestly felt it went both ways in the finals but in the end the better team won. Very similar to our series with them in 2012-o n the scoreboard the games were close but on the ice it wasn't nearly as so.
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