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05-16-2012, 09:41 AM
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... and there will be a conspiracy when the refs don't call the Devils on it.

What Marty said has been taken out of context and blown out of proportion.
Like I said, Ranger fans will do anything it takes to make Brodeur look bad, like it's their job.

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or.... shoot at the goal not at the opponents heads
How can we get anything on goal? You're very funny.


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I'm surprised he said it publicly but I have no issue with what he said. The Rangers(as much as I despise them) are doing a phenomenal job blocking shots. Now in the third round and with a trip to the Cup Finals on the line if the Devils are having shots get blocked like they are they might as well. You see a guy or two having to leave the game because they get hurt blocking shots could potentially change how the Rags play D and open up lanes for the Devils.

It's the playoffs, you do what you have to do to win, classy or not.

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He's just saying what we're all thinking. Besides, I bet he was laughing when he said that. Count on New Yorkers to blow **** out of proportion.

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Also how is starting a thread about a Devil talking about injuring a Ranger not worrying about your own team?

He is threatening the Rangers, and there players I would say we have good reason to worry about that quote?

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Hes right. Just saying. Dont get infront of the puck if you dont want it to hurt.

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What's wrong with what he said ? Non-issue.
I agree. I don't read Brodeur's comments as him advocating that players aim a shot to injure. Given the fact that the blockers are often sliding or diving, it's kinda tough to plan a shot to the face or similarly vulnerable spot.

The shotblockers know there is an increased chance of injury when they block shots. It's a risk they and their coach are comfortable with to give them an edge, so it's dumb for an opponent to not counter that tactic by maximizing that risk (and the opponent's fear of that risk of injury) with big, booming shots. "You wanna play that way? OK, we'll at least make sure your aren't comfortable doing it, and maybe we'll make you think twice about sacrificing your body because you might actually have to sacrifice your body."

Skilled shotblockers turn their face away from the shot, so I have no problem with players taking hard, punishing shots. And if you're not a skilled shotblocker who knows to turn your face... well, maybe you should practice that skill before trying to pull it off during an NHL game. And if you break a foot while doing this well, you knew the risk.

Of course, it can be argued that the trend to embrace shotblocking is another byproduct of the armorification of athletic equipment and that although it wasn't considered sportsmanlike in the past to take a booming shot when a player was in a vulnerable position ... well, attitudes change to keep pace with equipment. Just ask the noble knights whose chivalrous rules of warfare were decimated by the advent of gunpowder. Nothing makes a guy in armor rethink his strategy like a booming shot from a canon.

But I'm sure there are exceptions: From what I recall of shotblocking Dman Rob Scuderi from his Penguins days, he wears/wore extremely small pads. Can any Kings fan chime in on if he still wear that ancient equipment? The linked story from a few years ago quotes Brad Richards as wearing 11-year-old shoulder pads. Rangers fans, know if that's still the case?

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... and there will be a conspiracy when the refs don't call the Devils on it.

What Marty said has been taken out of context and blown out of proportion.
Precisely. Some fans have no sense of proportion. The outrage is mostly contrived.

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Like I said, Ranger fans will do anything it takes to make Brodeur look bad, like it's their job.
As if they have to do anything? He's a disgusting, scummy human-being, period.

He's lucky as hell he played behind the New Jersey Trap Machine for as long as he did.

This guy isn't even in the same league as Roy and Hasek. Not even close. Everything he got was handed to him.

Hate his guts.

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I want this thread to eventually devolve into whether or not using a lint roller makes you a fancy pants.
Its about as noteworthy as this entire thread.

And using a lint rollet doesn't make you a fancy pants.

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You do know that play stops immediately when the goalie loses his helmet, right?
Ah yes, because there is never any action after a whistle blows

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I find it funny that the Devils are already getting frustrated with the Ranger shot blocking.
Agreed. Getting a good laugh out of it as well.

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Like I said, Ranger fans will do anything it takes to make Brodeur look bad, like it's their job.
LOL it's more like Brodeur does anything it takes to make Brodeur look bad!

It's kind of like when Derek Jeter said back in the 2009 World Series 'maybe we'll hit a line drive back at Cliff Lee and hit him right in the head'.

No big deal, right?...Jeter wasn't actually ADVOCATING for Lee to get hit in the head.

Oh wait...Jeter would never say that. In fact, most athletes wouldn't.

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As if they have to do anything? He's a disgusting, scummy human-being, period.

He's lucky as hell he played behind the New Jersey Trap Machine for as long as he did.

This guy isn't even in the same league as Roy and Hasek. Not even close. Everything he got was handed to him.

Hate his guts.
The jealousy runs deep in your blood.

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As if they have to do anything? He's a disgusting, scummy human-being, period.

He's lucky as hell he played behind the New Jersey Trap Machine for as long as he did.

This guy isn't even in the same league as Roy and Hasek. Not even close. Everything he got was handed to him.

Hate his guts.


Problem buddy?

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