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!