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03-17-2014, 11:52 AM
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Updating Espen's post

15 GAMES IN 27 DAYS

3: at Toronto (E) 7 p.m. +2

4: Dallas (W) 7 p.m. +2

6: at Chicago (W) 8 p.m. 0

8: at Nashville (W) 8 p.m. +2

10: at Dallas (W) 8:30 p.m. TBD

11: Detroit (E) 7 p.m. +2

13: San Jose (W) 7 p.m. +1

15: at Minnesota (W) 8 p.m. +2

18: Carolina (M) 7 p.m.

20: at Montreal (E) 7:30 p.m.

21: N.Y. Rangers (M) 7 p.m.

23: at N.Y. Islanders (M) 1 p.m.

25: Detroit (E) 7:30 p.m.

28: Pittsburgh (M) 7 p.m.

29: at Carolina (M) 7 p.m.
April

7 GAMES IN 12 DAYS

1: Colorado (W) 7 p.m.

3: at Philadelphia (M) 7 p.m.

4: Chicago (W) 7 p.m.

6: N.Y. Islanders (M) 6 p.m.

8: Phoenix (W) 7 p.m.

11: at Tampa Bay (E) 7:30 p.m.

12: at Florida (E) 7 p.m.


11 of 14 points so far from his original post...that's just crazy...and its not good enough to create space yet!

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03-17-2014, 12:03 PM
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Friday's game against the Rangers is going to be intense!

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Friday's game against the Rangers is going to be intense!
They have been inconsistent lately;lets hope Friday is an "off" day for them.

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I know many of you see this as a big week, as do I. However, even with 3 wins this week and losses by the RAngers and Fylers there is still a long way to go. We need at least 9 wins in the final 15 games to be comfortable (or 18 pts I could say). 20 pts and I think we're in the top 3. Wins against Philly and the NYR are huge.

What I'm worried about is a stumble like they had against Buffalo or NJ or Carolina. The Rangers have the easiest schedule by far so we need to get the points now and beat them. Carolina, Detroit, NYR, Carolina... All need to be 2 pts without giving up any. We should also be able to beat NYI, FLA, MON. Steal a few more points and we're golden.

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03-17-2014, 01:48 PM
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15 GAMES IN 27 DAYS

3: at Toronto (E) 7 p.m. +2

4: Dallas (W) 7 p.m. +2

6: at Chicago (W) 8 p.m. 0

8: at Nashville (W) 8 p.m. +2

10: at Dallas (W) 8:30 p.m. TBD

11: Detroit (E) 7 p.m. +2

13: San Jose (W) 7 p.m. +1

15: at Minnesota (W) 8 p.m. +2

18: Carolina (M) 7 p.m.

20: at Montreal (E) 7:30 p.m.

21: N.Y. Rangers (M) 7 p.m.

23: at N.Y. Islanders (M) 1 p.m.

25: Detroit (E) 7:30 p.m.

28: Pittsburgh (M) 7 p.m.

29: at Carolina (M) 7 p.m.
April

7 GAMES IN 12 DAYS

1: Colorado (W) 7 p.m.

3: at Philadelphia (M) 7 p.m.

4: Chicago (W) 7 p.m.

6: N.Y. Islanders (M) 6 p.m.

8: Phoenix (W) 7 p.m.

11: at Tampa Bay (E) 7:30 p.m.

12: at Florida (E) 7 p.m.


11 of 14 points so far from his original post...that's just crazy...and its not good enough to create space yet!
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I know many of you see this as a big week, as do I. However, even with 3 wins this week and losses by the RAngers and Fylers there is still a long way to go. We need at least 9 wins in the final 15 games to be comfortable (or 18 pts I could say). 20 pts and I think we're in the top 3. Wins against Philly and the NYR are huge.

What I'm worried about is a stumble like they had against Buffalo or NJ or Carolina. The Rangers have the easiest schedule by far so we need to get the points now and beat them. Carolina, Detroit, NYR, Carolina... All need to be 2 pts without giving up any. We should also be able to beat NYI, FLA, MON. Steal a few more points and we're golden.
From when I originally looked at this we are progressing on plan. Problem is Philly has awakened and the Rangers are winning just enough to keep pace.

Obviously we have to beat the Rangers & Philly to get a bit of a cushion. Philly has a tough road to hoe and the Rangers are inconsistent. Going to be a heckuva ride.

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03-17-2014, 02:02 PM
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as mentioned, Philly's schedule ahead of them SUUUUUUUUUCKS STL H&H, BOS H&H, LAK, us, NYR...plus, I mean, Mason can't keep this up, can he???

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Okay....I'll save my whining about the Penguins pathetic performances against Philly and frankly everyone in our division by us/Washington. Fair???
I'm not telling you what to do, just agreeing with the GM about how he looks at it. I'm as pissed as you about the Pens getting waxed by the Flyers!

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as mentioned, Philly's schedule ahead of them SUUUUUUUUUCKS STL H&H, BOS H&H, LAK, us, NYR...plus, I mean, Mason can't keep this up, can he???
That's right. When has that ******** ever played well enough for an extended stretch to get his team into the playoffs?

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That's definitely a concern. But if the (potential) option is falling short of the playoffs...
Nice use of ellipses, Derby will be so proud!

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That's right. When has that ******** ever played well enough for an extended stretch to get his team into the playoffs?
yes, but as your sarcasm suggests, that blind squirrel already found his nut

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yes, but as your sarcasm suggests, that blind squirrel already found his nut
Mason is a good goalie and giroux is on a tear right now. Don't count out philly

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NY Rangers have Ottawa (H&H), @Calgary, @Edmonton, @ Vancouver, Carolina and Buffalo on their schedule. All should be considered high probability wins (although I do realize the Rangers aren't playing great hockey at the moment.

They also have a few toss ups - @ CBJ, , @NJ (I might consider this a high probability win at this point), Phoenix, Philadelphia and @ Montreal

With only one game I would view them as the clear underdog - @ Colorado

I could see 14-19 points out of that schedule. That's what scares me about the Rangers. I want home ice advantage with the Rags ending up 3rd. I think they are a great matchup for Columbus.

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Nice use of ellipses, Derby will be so proud!
I am left wondering how many posters knew what an ellipses is and how many Googled it. Truth be told, I realize most don't care.

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I am left wondering how many posters knew what an ellipses is and how many Googled it. Truth be told, I realize most don't care.
HA! I love ellipses...

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It starts to get iffy at 94. 95 and above and we should be good. Problem I see is that with the recently added Dallas back/back we now have to start Mcbackup in 4 of those games. Not that we can't win but it makes the team in front of him work even harder. This coming week with MTL and NYR is a perfect example. Guessing MacB goes against MTL and Bob goes against NYR. Jackets will have to play out of their rear end in MTL to garner points. NYR will be rested and Bob will have to pick up the tired legs on Friday.

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There's no reason why Bob can't play in 2 or 3 of the b2bs.

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There's no reason why Bob can't play in 2 or 3 of the b2bs.
Maybe but it is a pretty condensed schedule.

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I have not looked yet to see how many b2bs there were to end the season last year, but Bob did play ever game from the deadline till the end of the season.

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The only start the rest of the year I might give McBackup would be in Long Island. After that, got to ride #72

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Here's the last 22. What do you think. It looks tough to me. If someone gets hot it better be us because I don't see us much better than we have been. Assuming we play like we have been, that projects to 89 pts. One thing we have going for us is a game or two in hand over all teams except Detroit.

I think the key is to improve the defense/goaltending back to the level it was during last year's run. I believe that was due in large part to momentum and right now we don't have it on D. Also I remember a couple of clutch late game goals.

It would be nice if playoff mode Horton would show up-to me he's a bit of a disappointment so far;and a hot streak by Gabby would help also.

Bob needs to be more like Vezina Bob than this season Bob.

The ride begins tonight against a team we have collectively trounced 11-2. Of course we had dominated the Devils prior to last week.

Gonna be a heck of a ride. I hope.



15 GAMES IN 27 DAYS

3: at Toronto (E) 7 p.m. +2

4: Dallas (W) 7 p.m. +2

6: at Chicago (W) 8 p.m. 0

8: at Nashville (W) 8 p.m. +2

10: at Dallas (W) 8:30 p.m.

11: Detroit (E) 7 p.m.

13: San Jose (W) 7 p.m.

15: at Minnesota (W) 8 p.m.

18: Carolina (M) 7 p.m.

20: at Montreal (E) 7:30 p.m.

21: N.Y. Rangers (M) 7 p.m.

23: at N.Y. Islanders (M) 1 p.m.

25: Detroit (E) 7:30 p.m.

28: Pittsburgh (M) 7 p.m.

29: at Carolina (M) 7 p.m.
April

7 GAMES IN 12 DAYS

1: Colorado (W) 7 p.m.

3: at Philadelphia (M) 7 p.m.

4: Chicago (W) 7 p.m.

6: N.Y. Islanders (M) 6 p.m.

8: Phoenix (W) 7 p.m.

11: at Tampa Bay (E) 7:30 p.m.

12: at Florida (E) 7 p.m.
Jeez, get off Bob, he's been outstanding, #1 star of the NHL for the week. .950 save percentage against Det, SJ and Minn.

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I have not looked yet to see how many b2bs there were to end the season last year, but Bob did play ever game from the deadline till the end of the season.
Bobrovsky played in the last 13 games of the season; the last 12 being after the trade deadline.

There were three back-to-backs (April 4-5 [home-away], 12-13 [H-H], 17-18 [H-A]), and I think we know how amazing it ended up, sans Minnesota/Detroit garbage.

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Bobrovsky played in the last 13 games of the season; the last 12 being after the trade deadline.

There were three back-to-backs (April 4-5 [home-away], 12-13 [H-H], 17-18 [H-A]), and I think we know how amazing it ended up, sans Minnesota/Detroit garbage.
Thanks!

Gotta ride him till the end.

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Thanks!

Gotta ride him till the end.
Not so sure about that. There has been a noticeable drop-off (to me at least) when we have tried to run him in those 3 in 4 night stretches.

There are a couple of games I might run McBackup over the next 3 weeks. Maybe Montreal this week, maybe the next Carolina game. Perhaps sacrifice him to Chicago on the 4th. If there is nothing on the line then the Florida game to end to the season would work. We'll probably get McBackup in a game or two during that last 4 games.

During the playoffs; the workload is fine for Bob.

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Not so sure about that. There has been a noticeable drop-off (to me at least) when we have tried to run him in those 3 in 4 night stretches.

There are a couple of games I might run McBackup over the next 3 weeks. Maybe Montreal this week, maybe the next Carolina game. Perhaps sacrifice him to Chicago on the 4th. If there is nothing on the line then the Florida game to end to the season would work. We'll probably get McBackup in a game or two during that last 4 games.

During the playoffs; the workload is fine for Bob.
Definitely sacrifice him to Chicago and Pittsburgh at home. Sucks for the fans but no need to dick around here. Play Bob against the higher probability win on the back to back nights.

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Definitely sacrifice him to Chicago and Pittsburgh at home. Sucks for the fans but no need to dick around here. Play Bob against the higher probability win on the back to back nights.
Ding ding ding! Put Bob in for the important/must-win games.

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