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02-24-2013, 07:06 PM
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Bosskarelli
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This season is reminding me of the Julien through Lemaire pre Maclean seasons.

They all had 4 distinct phases:
Phase 1: Start the season with a few shaky games
Phase 2: Look like a totally unbeatable machine
Phase 3: Start playing sloppy but win most games despite it
Phase 4: Continue playing sloppy and be unable to string together any winning streaks the rest of the season because of it

Because of the lockout we skipped phases 1 and 2 and started in phase 3.

Of course the current meme is to now pretend that these past 7 games are the only ones where the Devils have looked sloppy at all when in reality they've been sloppy all season long and you can count the number of periods where they played well for an entire 20 minutes on one hand.

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