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Colorado Rockies 1976

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#1156463 NHL lockout: Neither side seems pressured by calendar

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 14 November 2012 - 06:27 AM

Well, if they're not in a rush to start the season, then I guess I'm not in a rush to come back. I think I'm probably taking this year off...they've effectively killed a lot of my enthusiasm and emotional involvement for this season...I'm not done with the NHL, but I'm disgusted enough that I'm not going to be feeling hockey for a while.
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#1155650 Lockout 2012-2013 (Hockey's back!)

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 30 October 2012 - 06:33 PM

And with all that Sandy has wrought, suddenly billionaires and millionaires squabbling really seems like a steaming pile of insignificant turd. The hell with all of 'em.
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#1155338 Glenn Healey's Newark comment

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 25 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

Meh, I can't get worked up about that one. There will always be jokes about Newark. I doubt a whole lot of listeners heard Healy's comment and thought "Geez, maybe I'd better not go to a Devils game, I might get robbed!" Healy made a joke (he's known for being a pretty funny guy) while hanging with the guys...the kind of joke people make when letting their hair down a little. I don't think people take a joke Healy made as some sort of gospel. It's just not that big a deal.
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#1134376 Devils 1st Round Selection Stefan Matteau

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 22 June 2012 - 10:02 PM

Oh well, I got past '94 a long time ago. If the guy can help the Devils win, that's all I care about. How great would it be to see him burn the Rangers someday? I'd rather root for him to do something like that someday than to root against him for something his father did almost 20 years ago. Like it or not, this kid may be a Devil someday...might as well embrace him.
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#1127613 SCF True Believers Thread

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 03 June 2012 - 03:12 PM

This. People are incredibly unrealistic, blaming 2 overtime losses in the finals on a 40 year old goalie because he didn't get a shutout.

Where's Elias' hattrick?? We woulda won if Elias would just score a hattrick.

Marty has a 2.00 GAA and a .924 save% in the playoffs...clearly he has raised his game. He's now allowed 2 goals or less in 15 out of his last 17 playoff games. He has made several spectacular saves in those games, and in the Finals, he's given up one friggin' regulation goal in each game. But all some people can talk about are perceived softies, and I swear, it seems like among some fans ANY goal Marty gives up must be a softie by default. Doesn't matter how many great saves he makes, Marty should now be shutting teams out every time out. The standard some fans insist on holding him to has simply gotten absurd.

Anyway, there's criticism to go around if one chooses to take that route...a lot of guys who were scoring during the regular season and/or the playoffs sure aren't now. Like I said in my earlier post, I really don't think these guys are playing badly...they had opportunities in both games and simply didn't convert them.
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Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 26 May 2012 - 03:41 PM

Really you expect a congrats? Their team just lost - and in devastating fashion too. Give them a little while.

Matteau#32 is the one guy who's coming off pretty badly right now, no matter how his team lost. He made some pretty bold predictions, which is fine, and at times was clearly trying to be a bit antagonistic...kind of a joke to just disappear with his tail between his legs. If he doesn't at least show his face in here in the next couple of days, his cred is pretty much shot.
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#1123201 GDT: ECF Game 5 - NJ Devils @ NY Rangers

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 23 May 2012 - 09:42 PM

All you jackoffs who said the season was over about 30-45 minutes ago, feel free to hop off the bandwagon at any time.

I've never been as disappointed in so many posts. So quick to bail on these guys and start calling them chokers. No, tonight was not their best effort, but to just bail and give up because the game was tied...I think this team has earned some faith.
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#1123188 GDT: ECF Game 5 - NJ Devils @ NY Rangers

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 23 May 2012 - 09:37 PM

Go ahead, keep calling this team a bunch of chokers.
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#1123174 GDT: ECF Game 5 - NJ Devils @ NY Rangers

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 23 May 2012 - 09:34 PM

So glad so many of you were so quick to write this team off. They still may not win tonight, but these guys deserve a lot more respect for what they have done this postseason than they get from this fanbase.
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#1115755 The Official "2012 Playoffs Excitement" Thread

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 03 May 2012 - 03:52 PM

thats because i think it was the rockies1976 member who said it somewhere that you dont see the game as a fan only from a stat viewpoint. there are teams you just get a feeling about that stats cant predict.

In fairness, I don't go 100% by feeling and throw stats and/or advanced metrics out the window. I try to incorporate everything, along with what I've learned from watching from hockey for the last 28 years, to the table when I'm trying to predict how the Devils might fare. Sometimes I do get hunches, like every normal fan does, based on a number of factors...and like everyone else, some turn out to be on-the-money and some are nowhere near what I would've thought.

Am I always right? Hell no, of course not, not even close. But neither are the over-the-top sabermetricians, who also get stuff wrong too, and some of them have a way of acting like embracing sabermetrics in all sports is practically foolproof, and instantly makes them both smarter and cooler than everyone else in the room.
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Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 27 April 2012 - 06:29 AM

yep. it's all gravy. hope they beat the flyers, have no faith they will. nice to feel this way, though.

Wow...not one spreadsheet, link, Corsi, or Fenwick. Just a simple observation. Outstanding!

But yeah, I agree with this...I don't see this series lasting more than five games. If they take it to six games and make the Flyers sweat a little doing it, I'd be happy with that. For whatever it's worth, I'm thrilled that they're playing Sunday and not Saturday...any extra rest these guys can get is a major bonus.
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#1107150 EQF Game 1 - Playoff GDT: New Jersey Devils @ Florida Panthers

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 13 April 2012 - 07:37 PM

Just like the whole season.

Yeah, that rotten 102-point season we all suffered through.
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#1105523 What if there were still ties?

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 08 April 2012 - 05:56 AM

Ties are the worst

I didn't mind ties...depending on how any given tie came about, quite a few of them felt like wins and losses, while others truly felt like games where both teams played each other just about even for 65 minutes.

I hate the shootout, and the fact that a victory is actually awarded for it, especially when there's not much rhyme or reason as to why one team is good at it and another isn't. But at least the Devils have been the best at it since its implementation. If the Devils were as bad in them as Florida (30-54 all-time), we'd be hearing a lot more complaints about how unfair the shootout is.
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#1104225 Crosby addresses Milbury comments

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 04 April 2012 - 06:47 AM

Milbury cemented his status as clown-for-life with the way he ran the Islanders as its GM.

Funny moment: I wish I could remember exactly what brought this question on (I think it might have been after Milbury canned a coach), but Chris "Mad Dog" Russo had him on Mike and the Mad Dog and, in his very first question to Milbury, simply asked him, "Mike, why are you still the GM?"
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#1103729 Paging Manta!

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 02 April 2012 - 10:34 AM

In defense of Manta:

PK is right in that, while many of us wondered aloud whether signing Kovy was the right move, Manta did go overboard with the negativity.

Having said that, just like Year 1 of Kovy's contract didn't make the deal a complete disaster, Year 2 doesn't make it an overwhelming success either. We won't know for several years whether or not signing him for 15 years was the right move, and as we're seeing, other factors that have nothing to do with Kovy (such as the franchise's messy finances) could have a much more profound effect on the on-ice product that Kovy ever could, sadly enough.

It would be nice to see Kovy have a solid impact in the playoffs, even if the team doesn't do much as a whole.
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