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MadDog2020

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#1302155 Brodeur retires, joins STL front office

Posted by MadDog2020 on 27 January 2015 - 06:55 PM

Marty made the NBC Nightly News tonight.
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#1301110 World Cup of Hockey

Posted by MadDog2020 on 18 January 2015 - 09:52 AM

Quebec vs English-speaking Canada would be a must-watch, I agree Crash. That would be some great hockey.
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#1300878 Official "Marty Watch" Thread

Posted by MadDog2020 on 16 January 2015 - 02:21 PM

Marty may never admit it publicly, but I think once he's retired for a while and has had time to reflect on his career, he'll regret the way he went out. I think he let his ego get the best of him.
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#1299377 Are the Leafs in Chaos, and does Pete DeBoer have a new job?

Posted by MadDog2020 on 06 January 2015 - 02:29 PM

I wouldn't go that far but certainly not for JVR, who I do like.

I'd go that far. Severson is the best defense prospect this organization has had since Scott Niedermayer, and it isn't close.
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#1299318 2010-11 vs. 2014-15

Posted by MadDog2020 on 06 January 2015 - 11:34 AM

The last thing this team needs is a turnaround like that where we still miss the playoffs, while simultaneously fvcking ourselves out of a top 5 pick. Lose 'em all for all I care at this point. Losses are wins.
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#1299304 Are the Leafs in Chaos, and does Pete DeBoer have a new job?

Posted by MadDog2020 on 06 January 2015 - 10:39 AM

Severson and Matteau for JVR

I wouldn't trade Severson for all the gold in Fort Knox.
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#1297238 Tim Sestito Goal Watch 2014-15

Posted by MadDog2020 on 24 December 2014 - 01:05 PM

Sestito Watch 12/23:

I'd rank this a 2 on the Sestito Almost Scored scale. He didn't have a shot and he probably didn't have an attempt. He was on the ice briefly with Cammalleri and Jagr though, and he was about to attempt a shot when the play was whistled because the net was dislodged.

I'm gonna go out on an Andrew Peters sized limb and say that if the net hadn't been dislodged, that shot wouldn't have gone in.
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#1297141 Ryder Blames His Ice Time for Scoring Drought

Posted by MadDog2020 on 23 December 2014 - 09:47 PM

MD2020 blames Ryder's scoring drought on Ryder sucking at hockey.
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#1292946 Official "Marty Watch" Thread

Posted by MadDog2020 on 04 December 2014 - 05:11 PM

I feel like I'm in an alternate universe... We suck, the Islanders are good, and Marty plays for someone else. fvcking Twilight Zone...
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#1291653 GDT: Detroit @ Devils 7:00 PM

Posted by MadDog2020 on 28 November 2014 - 09:23 PM

Fire the coach. So sick of this bullsh!t. What a joke

Hey now- it's not a trend.
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#1291432 Brodeur got a tryout with the Blues

Posted by MadDog2020 on 26 November 2014 - 07:14 PM

He can play at a higher level then Scott fvcking Clemmensen

So can I. So can you.
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#1290336 GDT: Frozen @ Devils

Posted by MadDog2020 on 21 November 2014 - 11:03 AM

If we can shut down Olaf and Sven, we may have a shot... Those guys are lethal in space, gonna need to keep a good gap.
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#1290321 The Devils are bad and it's time to tank

Posted by MadDog2020 on 21 November 2014 - 10:02 AM

Dear Daniel (wth)

Dude (Daniel) you are dead wrong my man.......i definitely have to ask you a bunch of questions to understand your logic!!!

1. First off are you a Devils fan?

2. Saying we aren't a playoff time and we are a long shot is complete BS!!!!

3. I know last year we missed the playoff by 4 points or something......I know i know we had a terrible start last year but the last month or so of that year we we're looking awesome. Theres alot to this number, ill try and make sense. Definitely a big part of us missing last year was the damn overtime and shootouts losses. Devils usually been good over the years in OT. (Real quick also if my stats are off alil don't rip me I'm just going off memory and don't wanna look all this up haha), so anyways....We we're what 0-15 or 0-18 in shootouts and our OT wasn't much better i think we won 2 or 3 and lost the rest. All those damn OT extra points we lost on really was our demise last year just missing the 8th seed. Soooo now, our PP struggled alot last year but our PK was number one most of the year, dont know if we finished with it but we we're in the top 3 for sure. Also in the top for Goals Allowed. And like i said in the beginning we had a horribleeeeeeeeee start and first quarter. And after the All-Star break i think, we caught fire and the last month or so we came on strong..............and thats always good, to go into the playoffs when we are hott and the players contributing more points. I think we we're definitely probably the best team to not make the playoffs. SOOOO NOWWW!!!!!!

4. why i wrote most of this out is because i think we should of been in the playoffs last year we dominated pretty much most games last year but of course didn't get the win so it doesn't matter i know that happens...we just had no scoring. But now this year i think we made some nice pickups veterans wise and rookies/2,3 year players. We already are scoring alot more then we usually do, the first ten games this year will show you that. SO what im saying with all this is i think we made some good moves and we have to be alot better then last year, we got roster depth, our PP is doing awesome, we struggled alot last year with that.....our PK is awesome again and will stay that way.. Our pickups are scoring when they aren't hurt. And the young guys and 3 and 4th lines contributing. So basically what all this crap i wrote I'm asking you what you think I said about the Devils last year (especially end of year) and compare that to this year, and keep in mind the pickups and the scoring so far for us. If you said we should of been in last year....which im thinking you haven't the way you talk about the Devils. But i think we improved alottttttttttt from last year.......and we should of made it last year we have to have a really good chance for a playoff spot. Also another thing that i did touch on especially last year and i saw at least 3 to 5 games this year already. Games where we totally dominate TOP, shots, hits, faceoff wins, scoring chances and we lost not saying that just because the stats look in our favor and we outshoot them 45 to 23 we should win, but we should win 90 percent of them. and how many games we blew a one goal lead in the 3rd and otop of that not even making it to overtime n let them steal a win when we had the game won.......we had a bunch of those last year and at least 3 this year i saw a one goal lead in the 3rd and come away with no points not even the 1 pt OT loss. those losses hurt us. If we stop can stop that will be looking very nice this year i believe. Also touching back on another note.......i rather have a semi slow start and finish strong, because you come into the playoffs on a roll, it tends to rollover into the playoffs and the team more confident playing great hokey......as to say winning the first 40 games and then go on a slump. I know thats obviously unrealistic just saying a strong start and then we look like sh!t the last month and say we still get a good seed.....we'd prolly lose the first round.....come into the last month or two playing awesome hockey, we will good in the playoffs

Side note: we did have a rough schedule to start this year and got a long road trip out the way that was tough and the schedule is looking better in the coming months.

Another thing just throwing it in there last year we dominated all our rival teams and most of the division we could beat the rangers basically ever time (most games were close but we pulled them out), Flyers we won 4 of the games and an OT loss i believe and Pitt I think we won the series, not gonna mention the other teams right now, one ill throw in is the Islanders even the past few years give us trouble, and now looking really solid.....and the Devils i think tend to play better against the top teams n lose games to the ones we shouldn't.


So what do you think.....I hope you do read this....and sorry if its all over the place i think i did alright for a quick rant. Pleas lemme know your thoughts.

MY FINAL THOUGHT FOR YOU!!!!!!!
Back to my first question? Are you a Devils fan?
I really hope you aren't a Devils fan, because what I read from your posts doesn't sound like a true Devil fan to me.......We are the damn Devils brooooo we've been one of the most winningest teams in the past 20 to 25 years. I know we had a few in the past few years not making the playoffs we came up short by 2 games two of those times I believe.....but anyways I never heard a Devil fan talk like you....have faith my son...the Devils will get there S**t together soon and keep the rolling believe me.
And I like our chances this year, i think we improved in alot of ways and were actually scoring a decent amount of goals in most games. We are basically always in contention and I've been watching the Devils since about 93'. I never give up on our boys, we can usually pull it out or at least make a good run at it. I seen alot of amazing things over the past 20 years with the Devils. We always had the odds against us but we came thru and not just one time.....we usually have some good runs in the playoffs.


(Just random) Friggen love Jagr though, 42 year old led our team in points last year haha and he'll probably do it again.


LETTTTTTT'SSSSSSSSSS GOOOOOOOOOOO DEVILSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

Never give upon the Devils my friend.

Once again sorry if my message is alittle bit all over the place and whatever. I wrote this quick and its super late right now.

I hope theres people on this board that think im right here! Let me know if so!

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#1289860 2014-2015 Around the league thread

Posted by MadDog2020 on 18 November 2014 - 07:17 PM

if youre talking about me i specifically said in my post that i was not attacking him directly but was talking in general about people that are like that. I know he knows his sh!t and all.

Don't sweat it SD, it was Jerry he was referring to.
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#1289765 2014-2015 Around the league thread

Posted by MadDog2020 on 18 November 2014 - 12:46 PM

Well to be fair and to keep this civilized i personally simply like to have hockey talks with no blinders whatsoever. I don't like talking to a Devils fan with blinders just has much as any other fanbase.

Someone with clear blinders who actually acknowledge it with a similar statement that you did ( not attacking you at all ) i can see where credibility gets a hit. What's the point of having discussion with someone with blinders really? You could put out all the facts in the world and he wouldnt want to see it.

Fans often use "passion" as an excuse to be able to use non-sense and do stupid stuff but it really shouldnt be an excuse.

So basically if we're on a Devils forum, i don't think we should all dumb down our discussions and close our eyes on some facts eventhough it means giving some credit to a rival team. I get the whole rivalry thing but we don't have to behave like were 8 years old either lol

Ok fine- the Rags have some good young players. They have a great goalie. They have a great young Norris-caliber d-man in McDonagh. Overall, they are better set up for the next few years than the Devils are. I'm not arguing these points, because most of them are unarguable at this point... I didn't say I was INCAPABLE of having an objective discussion. I said I didn't FEEL LIKE IT. Two different things. That said- fvck the Rags.
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