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#1246240 All purpose Olympics thread

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 18 February 2014 - 03:33 PM

right on, you're not necessarily determining the best at something- in the words of rick moranis as the immortal danny o'shea in the 1994 classic little giants- "the cowboys may beat you 99 times out of a hundred, but that still leaves one time."

The Olympics isn't really about determining the best (otherwise the soviets would have won in 1980) it's about seeing who can win on any given day in a short tournament. Heck you could go as far as saying that in the nhl the presidents trophy winner should be awarded the cup if you just want it to go to the best team.

 

Does anybody really think the 1980 US team was truly better than the Russians?  If they played 10 times, the US would've been very lucky to win more than once.  I like that it comes down to one game in the Olympics, sure, hockey's a game of breaks at times, but you'd better bring your best that day...no mulligans.

 

If I want to see seven-game series to determine who's better, I'll watch the NHL playoffs.

 

 

Found this gem on another forum :)

 

Pretty sure I just threw up in my mouth a little. 


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#1245009 Lots to mull for Devils’ legend Brodeur - Brooks NY Post

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 09 February 2014 - 06:13 PM

Brooks wrote something about nothing being able to tarnish Marty's career at this point, and I agree 100% with that.  If Marty wants to go play somewhere else to what will amount to not much more than a cup of coffee compared to what he did here, that's fine.  682 Devil victories.  Damned near 300 more than the next highest win total for a goalie with one team.  I can live with him winning another 10 or so with someone else.   

 

If the Devils did trade Marty, they'd have to go out and get a backup.  Kinkaid (who is kind of iffy to begin with) is hurt, and Wedge is not ready. 


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#1243979 Discuss - Most Likely Trade Deadline Targets

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 04 February 2014 - 09:12 AM

This team needs future prospects. Do you guys want to be in this perpetual state of mediocre play and talent for the next decade?

We can pretend this team has a shot at making the playoffs, or we can be realistic and try and acquire some picks or prospects to fill the cupboard.

It's looking like this team is going to be 5 points back at the deadline, which is the WORST POSSIBLE SCENARIO. We shouldn't be buyers this year, seriously.

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The problem with this kind of thinking is that taking a step back doesn't always lead to taking steps forward.  I think sometimes it's easy to think tanking or semi-tanking will automatically mean you'll be a SC contender in 3-4 years.  Look at the Islanders and John Tavares.  He's already in his fifth season and the Islanders look like they're going to miss the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons.  It's easy to think, when you get that high draft pick (and multiple high draft picks) and some glamour players, that good things are right around the corner, that all your stockpiled picks will somehow all become legitimate prospects, but sometimes all you have is one or two good players, and your only excitement comes from seeing them among the scoring leaders. 

 

The other problem is if you bail on this season, Schneider probably doesn't re-sign this offseason, and waits to test the market, no matter how sweet of an offer Lou throws at him.  Cory is in his prime years...I can't imagine he would want to waste 2-4 years of them on a team that's in rebuilding mode.  The Devils need to show him that they're not taking any seasons off or steps back if they want to keep him.     

 

I don't necessarily have a problem with the Devils making a deadline deal that costs them a prospect or two, as long as it's not strictly a "right now" proposition.  If they go for a proven commodity who's still got good years left, is playing well, and can help this team for the next few years as well as this one, and is already locked up, I can get behind that.  If it's a high-cost rental, no.  Low-cost rental, maybe, but it really depends where the Devils are by the deadline.  It's just too early to say. 


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#1243164 GDT: Devils at Predators (Devils west) 8:00 PM

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 31 January 2014 - 09:46 PM

Rags and Canes both won.  That fvcking sucks.  And right now the Caps and Wings are tied in the 3rd.  UGHHH!!!!

 

Oh well.  If we hold on, we're in a playoff position no matter what.

 

I don't worry about what everyone else is doing yet.  Devils gotta take care of their own business.  I've still got 92 points as the magic total to get in.  


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#1242702 Who says Ranger fans aren't classy?

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 30 January 2014 - 04:27 PM

This is where Rags fans are stupid and do everything ass-backwards.  Instead of fighting in the concourse and peeing in the bathroom they instead fight in the bathrooms and pee in the concourse.

 

Don't I know this one all too well!


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#1240490 32 games to go.

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 22 January 2014 - 07:47 AM

This team is not good enough to make the playoffs.  Very lacking in offensive ability and streaky in that facet, anyway.

 

Plus we continually play the wrong goaltender.  I have been watching Martin Brodeur for 20 years now and  it kills me to see him playing in this state.  Not how I want to remember him.  And not how he should want to be remembered.

 

Schneider has now played in 6 out of the last 9 games.  If PDB doesn't overreact if Cory dares to have a couple of meh starts, that kind of ratio probably continues.  I'm guess Cory will get Friday's start against the Caps, and Tuesday's and next Thursday's starts against the Blues and Stars.  Marty is a lock to start against the Rangers, and probably get next Friday's start against the Predators.  That leaves three games before the Olympic break:  2/3 vs. Col, 2/7 vs. Edm, and 2/8 @ Wash.  I'm guessing Marty gets the one against the Oilers.  So if all of this comes to fruition, then Cory will have started 11 out of 17 games, and will be getting the more difficult opponents (for whatever that's worth).  Under the circumstances, I think that's fair.   

 

After the break, I guess we'll see.  A lot of back-to-backs coming...SEVEN of them. 

 

 

Well, there are two points that not even the most optimistic of us had chalked up into projections.

 

I don't bother with projections myself...just the number of points needed.  The Devils will beat teams like the Blues, but lose to teams like the Sabres, without much rhyme or reason (but possibly due to factors like fatigue, etc). 

 

So the way I see it, the Devils need about 92 points to assure themselves of a playoff spot (could be wrong, but that's the number I'm going with).  So now they need 39 in their final 31 games.   


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#1240451 GDT: 1/21/14 Blues @ Devils

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 21 January 2014 - 10:21 PM

This is what I imagined from Cory and a main reason why I couldn't imagine the Devils would be in the bottom 5-6 like many said. Little did I know how few starts Cory would have. But when you show to be a goalie that stops pucks over 92% of the time, and then you come into a system that gives up the least amount of shots, your team can't be that awful.

 

Obviously the goal supper difference when Brodeur and Cory start is an anomaly, and playing Cory will only benefit this team moving forward.

 

The Devils are finally healthy. Cory has clearly established that he is the best goalie. Hopefully this team goes on a nice run.

 

PBD was very stubborn about this, but I think he's finally realizing which goalie deserves the go-to guy treatment at this point.  And that's not knocking Marty...not too many guys at 41 play like they did in their prime.

 

Devils are actually kind of on a nice run...9-4-5 in their last 18 GP.  It doesn't feel that good because of the continued shootout futility (0-3 in that stretch), the general offensive struggles, and with one of the losses coming against Buffalo. 


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#1240445 GDT: 1/21/14 Blues @ Devils

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 21 January 2014 - 09:56 PM

Cory now down to a 1.88 GAA and up to a save% of .926.  Glad to see him making it damned near impossible for PDB not to keep rolling with him.


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#1238812 GDT: Devils @ Canadiens 1/14 - 7:30pm EST

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 14 January 2014 - 09:38 PM

It's OK, Pete and Lou, keep giving him the legend treatment over what's best for the team and keep running Salvador out there, too. It's unreal how many fireable moves a coach can escape and a GM who is teflon from yet another owner. 

 

C'mon, Marty was going to get this game, for obvious reasons...and give Pete credit for giving Schneider back-to-backs.  At least the breaks are going Marty's way...so far, anyway (and he's made some nice saves to boot).

 

One goal and 7 assists for Clowe now in his past 8 GP.  Good for him. 


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#1238642 2013-14 Prospect Thread

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 14 January 2014 - 12:39 PM

Sure, they're not bad for a Q rookie.  They are bad for an NHL draft pick.

 

How about trying not to be contrary and forensic for the hell of it?

 

He's a friggin' 7th rounder who has a minimal shot to get into the NHL.  Everyone knows that.  If not for the Devils feeling sentimental, he never gets drafted at all.  Just kind of nice to Marty's kid doing a little something, is all, even if it's not that significant in the grand scheme. 

 

He actually just broke the franchise record for the longest scoreless streak by a goalie (Anthony had a 194 minute, 28 sec run).  The previous record had been set during the 1997-98 season. 

 

Having a "not bad" Q rookie season isn't putting him on some sort of fast track to the NHL, and I'm not suggesting as much.  His numbers were pretty bad for a bit and he wasn't getting much playing time.  Now he's enjoying a little run and getting some appearances.  Good for him.   


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#1236502 Urbom claimed off waivers by Washington then by Devils from WSH

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 07 January 2014 - 04:03 PM

personally it was not about losing Urbom, it was about the whole ridiculous circus of roster mismanagement leading to losing yet another player/asset for nothing. I don't care that he doesnt pan out or wtv. No team is becoming better losing as much players/assets for nothing as we did in the last few years. We have too many D? flip it for equal forward help at AHL level at worst, we have NO depth.

 

Exactly how many times are you going to repeat the same thing?  We get it.  There's nothing left on that horse to beat, and there's no grooves left on the record to skip.  Like Tri pointed out previously, Urbom had almost no trade value...he fell to 20th when exposed to waivers the first time, and passed through this time.  If Tedenby had gotten claimed by another team on his pass through waivers, you would've been bitching about how Lou lost him for nothing too.  You can't always get something for every player in your system, and no, you can't throw your arms up in the air and cry "Well then Lou should've moved him for something." 


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#1233543 Stadium Series Game: Are you going?

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 20 December 2013 - 11:55 AM

Absolutely a fair point and hey I mean for those who don't go, the ones going will just see it as their loss and not lose sleep.. Likewise, those who don't go think we're overpaying for bleh.. But DevMan also makes a great point in that, when we could only dream of something like this involving the Devils it was "Man I would love to go to this but it'll never happen"... Now we have it and apparently it's too expensive, sight lines will suck, the stadium will be all drunk Rangers fans giving us swirlies in the bathrooms, etc, etc.. It's just very interesting to some of us to see this after it being an impossible dream for so long

 

I'm definitely not knocking the ones who are choosing to go, and I don't think those who are going are overpaying...that is up to the buyer.  If you pay your $310 and have an absolute blast and feel like you got your money's worth, that is how it should be...in the end, it's YOUR money/disposable income and YOU know what to best spend it on.  I go to one or two NE Patriot games a year up in Foxborough, and I pay a lot for those tickets (at least $200 per seat, and that's to sit in the highest row possible most of the time), and I'm sure many would say, "Why not just watch at home?"  But I love going, I have a great time (as long as they don't get killed of course), and to me, it's very worth it.  It's funny, I've always liked video games, but my father never understood the allure, and always maintained they were a waste of time and money.  His criticisms went through my head as I was buying new systems, well into my adulthood...until one day I just realized, "Well, it's not a waste of time and money to ME!  I enjoy this!"    

 

I think the ones who are going to the game in this thread think the people who aren't are knocking them for it, and that's not happening at all.  No one is saying "You've got to be a moron to spend that kind of money to see a game that will have crappy sightlines in the freezing cold!"  People are simply saying why they don't choose to go.  Like I've said, I'm sure the ones who are going will have a great time...they wouldn't have been willing to spend the money if they weren't sure of it going in.       


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#1233379 GDT: Sens @ Devils- 7:30 pm

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 19 December 2013 - 11:16 AM

Agreed 100%, and that's a risk that this team needs unfortunately. I love Larsson as much as the next guy but he won't take the chances and create those kinds of opportunities.

 

Good news is, with young bodies making their way into the d-corp, an aging Zids will soon become expendable.  Like Tri says, probably would be nice to see him dealt sometime this season, but even if he's not, they're not stuck with him beyond this season, and in the interim, as long as the WTF moments don't become too numerous, we can deal with him being in the lineup.  Lou did a nice job in only giving him a one-year deal, and it's nice to know they won't be forced into bringing him back as a 37-year-old next season. 


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#1232899 Was gifted a jersey

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 16 December 2013 - 11:40 AM

Haha, or first world problems.

 

If it's such a problem for you, OP, and you don't feel comfortable wearing it at the arena, don't wear it. The best option is, probably, talking to the person who gave it to you, saying thanks and telling her/him that you have a favourite player whose jersey you'd love to get, so since you got the sweater, you'll redo the lettering on the back to the name of that player...

 

The jersey fouls column at Puck Daddy is usually funny when you have people with some really dumb stuff on their jerseys or when they do things that could *really* be considered a sacrilege (like, tearing two jerseys apart and sewing their halves together). But sometimes it gets extreme and I'm getting this totally macho vibe with fans pointing fingers at others because some minor detail is off or someone customizes their jersey the way they like. Come on, even the official NHL shop puts up those ads with jerseys reading "YOUR NAME" on the backs. Don't like it, don't do that to your jersey, but if someone else likes it - who the hell are you to tell them not to wear it? And is it that big of a deal to rip people over it? Sheesh...

 

Personally, the only problem I'd have with the jersey would be the "01" on the back. :P No reason for that 0 in there. Oh, plus, maybe I wouldn't feel to comfortable with all the people around me seeing my last name instantly (if it is your last name, no the first name). But a jersey with my first name on the back, I probably wouldn't mind.

 

One thing I stopped doing a long time ago was lookiing down at knockoff jerseys and fans who wear them...jerseys that might not have the stripe proportions correct, or incorrect fonts, or be off in some other way.  Not everyone is as hardcore about these things as many of us might be...they might not even notice the differences, or might be aware of them but simply don't care.  Or maybe such fans really don't have much money, can't really swing the cost of a licensed authentic or replica, go on e-bay, see a knockoff selling for a lower cost, and decide to go that route.  If I see someone like that at a Devils game, the way I see it, at least he's 1) in the building and supporting his team, and 2) wearing something that shows he's supporting the team.  I'll take that guy over the opposing teams' fans in the building wearing authentics any day. 


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#1232131 this is a horrible team and lou sucks

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 11 December 2013 - 06:13 PM

Who farted?

 

HOOF HEARTED

ICE MELTED


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