Posted by Steven M.
on 30 September 2012 - 01:04 AM
Pretty cool, actually gives a little more context to the fact that it is an "N" and a "J." I got the crest tattooed on my left arm and I can't tell you how many people that are not familiar with hockey ask me what the hell it is, lol.
I just want to let you guys know: I CRIED for the second time this playoffs... Heres what I put on fb: " ADAM HENRIQUE!!!!! AGAIN!!! OVERTIME HERO!!!!! THE RANGERS HAVE BEEN OUSTED!! THE FLYERS HAVE BEEN OUSTED!! THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS ARE EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS!!!! THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS ADVANCE TO THE STANLEY CUP FINALS!!! I WILL NEVER FORGET THIS MOMENT!!!!"
You sound like Chico and Dano "Marty played well the score could have been worse" Marty did have some great saves but they still scored 5 goals against, none were deflected off our guys sticks & none were put in by our guys. One GA was off a face off and Marty wasn't ready and set in goal before the face off, so they scored. Chico tried to blame Henrique because he lost the face off, wrong he did lose the face off but it was scored by winger. Marty missed some pucks that resulted in GA. There were, I think, 41 shots on goal and at least 21 good shots so why do I care if we lose by 5-2 or 15-2, it's a loss, period, I don't blow my load because Marty lost the game but save a potential 10 more GA.
The Pens are a great team. Malkin is having his best ever year, he is the best in the NHL. Fleury is a great goalie. I expect them to be tough. So I am sorry I don't think a 5-2 loss vs a 15-2 loss is outstanding for Marty.
Okay, almost all of their goals were beautiful. Malkins goal was a nasty one timer, Cooke's was on a 2 on 1, Dupuis' was a laser, and the last one by Cooke essentially didn't matter. Basically, a few of them were completely unstoppable, and a few of them were "maybe" stoppabe, but if you're going to harp on Brodeur for this game then you're misplacing your anger. The team didn't show up around him. He did show up. So I am sorry that I mentioned he had a pretty good performance when considering what he was up against.
I'm going to avoid the Marty vs. Hank debate because I think it's a useless argument, and my 100% completely biased opinion will always state that Marty is the greatest goaltender of all time. There are many factors that go beyond simple stats that make me believe this.
I just wanted to thank the OP for his post; I did not know these stats, and I stopped and even read them aloud to my friend who I was with. Even she, who is not that into hockey (don't worry I am converting her ) said, "holy sh!t."
Regardless of what you think of him now, or what direction we should head in... If you've been a fan of this team, whether you've been there since 82' or been there since the 2000's... I think we can all agree we've been pretty lucky.
Posted by Steven M.
on 07 February 2012 - 09:46 PM
Apparently every Rangers fan has forgotten the rules regarding goaltender interference...had this been the other way around they'd be up in arms over anyone touching dear Henrik.
That's two wins in 7 days over the "top team" in the league.
I still contend that I don't buy it. They are a good team, but they aren't the top team in the league. They aren't even in the top 8 in the EC in goals for. I think they lack offensive depth and will that will hurt them down the stretch.
I still think the best team in the league is Boston.
As for their fans, it's whatever. Last week was a "lucky bounce." This week it will be the "bad call."