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  1. Devils should not accept anything less than the # 10 overall pick for the Coyotes. By them "making the playoffs" they have the chance of moving up significantly, therefore affecting our pick number. I hope the devils argue this and it is addressed.
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  2. I also can't see any city allowing a massive parade and gathering to celebrate the cup even if things are all trending in a good direction everywhere in terms of the virus.
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  3. It's an idea but one that tarnishes the season and I would rather they do it in a different way so I guess we'll disagree.
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  4. I just want the Devils to have the ideal set of draft picks and to have the team with a non-insufferable fanbase win whatever it is they end up doing.
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  5. I`m very happy that hockey will return soon. Terribly unluck that we are on 25th place when mirracle circumstances led to the format of 24 teams in play-off. We had good chances in draft lottery but i would change those good chances to bad chances to win the cup. Devs were not excellent in past two hockey months, sometimes they were terribly bad... Next season will start later than we used to.
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  6. You misunderstood. I'm not saying this Cup will ever be seen as "equal" or "legit" as other Cups...that wasn't my point at all. Or that the team that wins it will necessarily enjoy the same bragging rights as teams who won previously (even those that won in lockout-shortened seasons...I've never really seen anyone outside of idiot Ranger fans try to call the 1995 Cup a "Half-Cup", and even then there really weren't many of them that tried to make that crap stick). I think people like the idea of getting back some degree of what they enjoy, even if it's pretty bastardized. Like I said, your first sentence in your previous post summed it up. It's a diversion, something for people to enjoy, a step towards old normal. I get that not everyone will be on board with it...to be quite honest, I probably won't watch much of it all, but if the Devils were gong to be a part of it, I definitely would. The above being said, nmig raises some legit questions, and I feel like they really need to be answered.
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  7. Yep - 100 % true. Now lets say they both lose in the play in round, I guess that could benefit us significantly, no?
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  8. For sure. I think this whole season, for all sports, will be looked at differently, and rightfully so. I mean, there's just no real comparison to anything anyone's ever gone through before. Even in past lockout-shortened seasons, those seasons were at least played consecutively. With this, 80% of the season was played, then stopped for 2-3 months, then resumed at a point where they immediately start playoffs, with an expanded field. One thing I don't understand, and maybe this is covered in some of the articles which I admittedly didn't read, but in a situation where it's hard to bring teams/players back into arenas and facilitating games....why are we EXPANDING the field rather than either keeping it the way it is (16 teams), or even shortening it? That doesn't make sense to me. What's the logic behind that? 16, or maybe even 12 or 10 would mean less games, less traveling, less arenas to clean and prep, etc etc.... no?
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  9. With this proposed 24-team playoff format, has there been any word on the implications of conditional draft picks? If the Coyotes beat the Preds in what may be some kind of best-of-5 play-in series, does that count as winning a playoff round and thus turning the 2021 3rd rounder into a 2nd? Vancouver makes the cut here, does that technically mean they are in the playoffs and thus we get their 2020 1st rounder? Would think the answer to these would be "yes" but who knows, maybe the league will decide these aforementioned playoff parameters only kick in once we reach the traditional round of 16 teams?
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  10. Wonderful. Love how no one seems to care about de-valuing what it means to win the Stanley Cup. The asterisk will be so big it’ll take up half of the winning team’s engraving.
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  11. Apparently, the players association is having a 7:00 conference call tonight about this format
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  12. That wasn't even him at his most badass. When Stevens was initially awarded, he was furious (had just built his dream house in St. Louis, had no reason to want to leave, etc), and he refused to report to the Devils. Other GMs started badgering Lou about trading him, saying things like "You know he's never going to play for your franchise." Lou basically told all of them to fvck off, that Stevens was HIS player now and there was no way that he was going to trade him for some package that was bound to be unfair. Then his own players almost mutinied because Stevens was making a lot more money than many of them. Lou basically squashed that too.
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  13. Lou was a badass, turning down those two players was a boss move and quite obviously contributed to three Cups and a lot of success in the 90's/early 2000's.
    1 point
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