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09-19-2003, 12:41 PM
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Long Island
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No offense, but it is baffling how a few NYR fans still are trying to convince the world that NJD is not a superb team. They've appeared in three of the last four Finals!
Yes, the trap is boring. However, if the Rangers won a Cup playing it, I doubt we'd be hearing the same complaining.
In a league where the Hurricanes and Ducks have made the Finals the last two seasons, the "parity" line is total bunk.
So which is it? Eliminate the trap so teams with "real" talent (I'm guessing that means high-priced, big name "stars"
), can win? Or, so that there is "parity"?
Grant Marshall and Pascal Rheameu aren't worthy NHL players, but Purinton and Petrovicky are, I'm guessing?
PS - How does the fact that NJD didn't go out and acquire big names (like Anson Carter and Alex Kovalev) at the deadline means
in any way whatsoever
that they shouldn't have won the Cup? Did it occur to you that perhaps their team was already set heading into the playoffs?
There are some NYI fans to this day who suggest that NYR's '94 Cup was just the result of Smith "acquiring the entire Edmonton dynasty team." Ridiculous.
That argument is hollow, as is the suggestion that the Devils are anything but a a superb, talented, albeit boring, team.
Sorry, reeks of petty jealousy.
i am not trying to convince the world the devils arent superb, they are, but it amazes me how they win with these guys. sure they play within a system but without that system they would be fringe players. i thought you guys would see the sarcasm in that statement, if the devils earned the cup then they deserve it, but it just baffles me how they suceed with the players on that team.
purinton is a 6th-7th defenseman. petrovicky is a 4th liner. but i bet if they played on the devils they would look like a top 4 defenseman and a top 6 foward because of the trap.
i guess the point i was trying to make was that, the players that suceed for the devils probably wouldnt have the same sucess with another team, so its essentially the trap which is keeping these fringe players in the league. look at minnesota, they have no names on their team but the play well because of the trap. if you eliminate the trap you help eliminate the average players from the league and make it that much better.
and show me anywhere in my post where i said they devils arent superb? i aint jealous if i never said it.
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