The Rags and Devils are playing Tuesday and i was thinking who to root for and i think i would rather see the Devils win and not because of hate for the rags. I believe we have 2 games vs the Devils and 1 against the Rags. The Rags have 1 game in hand but a much scarier team as where the Devils currently are further ahead but they are in some trouble. At the end of it all just no 3 point game please!
Funny thing watching games at this point in the season is it really doesn't get interesting till there is 10 minutes left in many games(when it's 2 teams you don't want to get points) then you just cheer for whoever is up by one goal
I will say the Devils and hope that the Southeast Division can only get one team in (the Islanders probably need to overtake the second-place team in the Southeast). As it is, the Hurricanes have a game in hand...can the Jets hold them off?
Our best hope as Islanders fan is not only for our team to continue winning, but for the Rangers to fall into a slide, so they fall out of playoff contention.
Rangers are 4 points behind the Devils but with 2 games in hand. Either of them falling would increase our chances. Of the 2 teams the Devils are the one that most recently has been on a slide(3-5-1 in past 10) while the Rangers are playing mediocre(5-5-0). Going by recent history(ie past 10 games) it's more likely the Devils will slide then the Rangers but things can change quickly
I started doing this a week ago and caught myself... We can't hope other teams lose so we can be better off. We have to root for the fact that the islanders come to play to win every night. It's so tight right now that the Devils and Rangers could be fighting the Islanders for the 8th spot.
I would rather go to the dentist then ever root for the Raggies. BTW, the Devils have a history of success & playoff births, so when Brodeur gets back it will be the same as usual, Devils in, RANGERS OUT!!!!
^^ this plus I can never ever root for the Rangers, hate'm, unless it was a game that I knew for sure would mean playoffs for us(like last week of the season sure). I still get the feeling that the Rangers will turn it on and it will be Toronto, Devils, winnipeg/Carolina that we need to set our sites on.
Still it is really up to us to win, doesn't mean a thing unless we get something like 25 points over the last 20
Forget about Tuesday. The Rangers play the Hurricanes tonight. Carolina has the 8th seed with 31 points. The Rangers have 28. Should we actually root for the Rangers tonight to make the 8th seed attainable with a victory on Tuesday?
There should be no discussion, Isles fans have it in their DNA to root against the Rangers. Go Carolina and go Devils.
As long as the game doesn't go into OT, tonight is win-win. Rangers win, and 8th place is attainable with a win on Tuesday. Carolina wins, and the Rangers fall further behind (especially with an Isles win on Tues).
The NJD/NYR game is sort of hit and miss. It really doesn't do much for the Isles either way. As others have said it's more important to win on our own. But for the rag$, it's always nice to see them lose and I don't think either team winning will really affect the chances of the Islanders in a significant way, yet the rag$ winning would be a bit better for NYI playoff chances. Basically, just hope for regulation.
Broudeur is due back for jersey soon and they're ahead. Rags can't find goals scoring right now while Jersey can strike without warning. I say hope Jersey wins in regulation. Besides Isles won't catch em anyway