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09-17-2011, 11:35 AM
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Your team was never really in the series with the Capitals and in the one game where they had a shot, they blew a 3-0 lead.

So you added a gifted playmaker with average two-way acumen and now...it's all better?

To be honest, the Rangers playoff resume of late looks a lot like ours.

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Your team was never really in the series with the Capitals and in the one game where they had a shot, they blew a 3-0 lead.

So you added a gifted playmaker with average two-way acumen and now...it's all better?

To be honest, the Rangers playoff resume of late looks a lot like ours.
That's true as well, and I can't really argue against that. But, that was not the point. I was simply just posting my thoughts in response, which is the reason this forum exists.

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Yeah, I don't mean to come off as (too) antagonistic.

Just spirit of debate and all that.

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As much as it pains me to say it, I think the addition of Mike Richards will give the NYR quiet stability and Tarts will get away with trap hockey and continue to fool the masses into thinking he is still a run & gun/"safe is death coach"

Nothing wrong with this, Tarts is playing to his strengths: the best regular season goaltender in the NHL right now and a good, no-name, solid defense that is gaining maturity. And a mix of grit, skill and finesse up front is more than enough.

I think they can go to ECF finals or maybe even the Finals. It pains me to say it, they have surpassed us and I can't stand it, but that's only because they have been rebuilding for the last 15 years and got lucky with drafting Lundqvist. It's not all because of the skill of their idiot GM. After all, if he was so smart, why did he waste two Top 10 draft picks on goalies if he knew Lundqvist had the potential to be a franchise goalie? Think about it.

And as I lay in bed late at night, I still take my hands an run them down my thighs and into the air and figure out cap issues and fantasize that they take Parise off our hands next summer & overpay for the weasel putting them in cap hell. They don't need weak garbage goal scorer actually. They can get by with defense and grit. They would only do it to spite us and it will turn around to bite them. Then you will all stop crying over that little pipsqueak, not to mention all the, "well, I never really liked him anyway..." , his avatars will quietly & subtly be removed like some did with Clarkson. You know the deal. haha

The roles will be reversed and I like it. They are the better team and we will be the underdogs. I like it when they are the evil empire and the team to beat. We will go on this decade, waiting in quiet desperation as Larsson & Del Zotto mature and give us a defense that will eventually surpass theirs.


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Muttley and...Mike Richards! So what`s new? I`m dying.

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As much as it pains me to say it, I think the addition of Mike Richards will give the NYR quiet stability and Tarts will get away with trap hockey and continue to fool the masses into thinking he is still a run & gun/"safe is death coach"

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Muttley and...Mike Richards! So what`s new? I`m dying.
I like both, but I would hate it even more if they acquired the type of player we have so desperately needed that last decade.

He would fit right into their style of play with Callahan, Dubinsky, etc. That would be a hard team not to like and I loathe the NYR more than anything.

THAT WOULD BE A NJD MODEL TEAM!!!! It would actually make me jealous of them for the first time EVER.

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I like both, but I would hate it even more if they acquired the type of player we have so desperately needed that last decade.

He would fit right into their style of play with Callahan, Dubinsky, etc. That would be a hard team not to like and I loathe the NYR more than anything.

THAT WOULD BE A NJD MODEL TEAM!!!! It would actually make me jealous of them for the first time EVER.


Can`t disagree with that but I honestly couldn`t care less about your propaganda.

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9 - New York Islanders – this prediction assumes stability in net, be it Dipietro (never a fan, I’m now rooting for him, based on his persistence and refusal to quit, despite the endless, premature pleas to do so from some of NYI’s ungrateful fans) or the returning Nabokov, who is an NHL question mark at this point. They will go nowhere if Montoya, Poulin (who I like) or any other noobs see any notable time in net. Tavares is ready to emerge as a star and regardless, the guy “gets it” in every sense of the word; you build around his type. The positive impact of Streit’s return, and the minutes he will eat, cannot be over-stated. Ultimately this team lacks experienced depth and is physically vulnerable down the middle (There is no more overrated player in the league than waif/hometown hero Frans Neilsen). But this team is trending in the correct direction. Could easily trade places with NJD if things do not fall into place for the Devils, as noted above.
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Funny that my Neilsen throwaway comment is getting so much attention! Perhaps I was a bit influenced by the patent absurdity of that Datsyuk thread I referred to above. Regardless....
At first, I was going to ask you, someone who values defensive forwards a lot, why the hate but then there popped the answer. That's a shame. Stick with what you see on the ice, not what one fans false opinion

I agree with the placement (I have them between 7-12, injuries aside) and reasons. Tavares is incredible to watch, the style of a Sedin but character of a Crosby. Streit's 25 minutes was sorely missed, I can't wait to see him back.

One thing though, DP sucks. My thoughts are summed up with 6 words, love the person, hate the player. No one doubts his competitiveness or desire to win but he is beyond horrible. 12 of 26 games have him with a save percentage of less then .900%. His injuries have left him with zero mobility.

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Can`t disagree with that but I honestly couldn`t care less about your propaganda.
Oh, no fishing line this time?

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Good stuff Trottier. My favorite line of the whole write-up:

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If Backstrom, Ovechkin, Semin and Green (read: their core players) evolve from being great players to winning players (a quote stolen from Guy Boucher, who knows a bit more than HF posters who suggest there is no difference), they should win the Cup. I don’t believe they will.
I just don't think enough fans truly get this. It's a transition that Steve Yzerman had to make with the Redwings as well and he did (granted, he had a phenomenal cast around him). I agree also that I don't think they will.

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At first, I was going to ask you, someone who values defensive forwards a lot, why the hate but then there popped the answer. That's a shame. Stick with what you see on the ice, not what one fans false opinion
You know what? You are correct....100%.

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I just don't think enough fans truly get this. It's a transition that Steve Yzerman had to make with the Redwings as well and he did (granted, he had a phenomenal cast around him). I agree also that I don't think they will.
Not to mention, Lecavalier...Mario...The Oilers of the 80s....The Isles of the '80s...the list is long. (We watched that very transformation starting to take place with Stamkos this past spring.)


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Wow, Trotts. This whole time I thought you just got tired of the futures lovefest on HF and decided to leave. I had no idea you switched teams.

Don't mean to highjack the thread but, I get it, it's tough being a fan of the NYI, but of all the teams to switch to you choose the Devils? That's almost as bad as going with the Rags. You couldn't have the decency to go Western Conference with this?

Either way, I have always admired you as a poster. You always gave an interesting take on things and were never afraid to post what you really meant.

That said, you are a gutless traitor. LET'S GO ISLANDERS!!!!!!!

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I`m afraid you just got zapped Trotts.


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1 - Washington Capitals
I agree with most of what you posted — great choice of quote as well, big fan of Boucher. Great up and coming young coach and organization.

Regarding the Captials, I, personally, have been impressed with their offseason. McPhee has made several excellent moves, which include the Varlamov trade, the Ward/Halpern/Hamrlik/Vokoun signings. I'm 50-50 on the Brouwer trade. I think he's a good player, but only when used in the correct role. If they expect Brouwer to carry one of their bottom-6 lines, they're sadly mistaken — he's got grit, and an adequate offensive game, but is severly lacking in the fundamentals that are necessary for any self-creating hockey player. In my mind, he'd fit perfectly on a line with Semin and Johansson. Excellent combination of grit, talent, and intelligence. I'm a big time fan of Marcus Johansson, he's incredibly mature in all 3-zones, especially when you take the fact that he's 20 into account.

Love the Hamrlik, Halpern, and Ward acquisitions. People will say McPhee "overpaid" Ward, but it's worth it, in my opinion, given the fact that the Caps aren't exactly struggling with their cap, and Ward is exactly the type of player that can help them succeed past mid-April. His past playoffs were excellent, and while there is almost no chance of him replicating that play in the regular season, it doesn't necessarily matter, because the Caps aren't paying him to score — that's why they pay Green, Semin, Backstrom and Ovechkin the money they do. Regardless of Ward's offensive game, he's a very effective player. Watching him closely, he always makes the right, efficient play. He may not be flashy, but he's a fantastic player to have on your 3rd line, a player that is extremely versatile and can fill in on any line if need be. Hamrlik is a smart signing — pretty self-explanatory, too. Just a solid, veteran defenseman that can log 20 adequate minutes of defensive hockey each game, a player the coach can rely on in any situation. He'd actually be a good partner for Green, IMO, much better than Jeff Schultz or Scott Hannan. Halpern, again, adds a solid, veteran presence to the bottom-6 — each of these 3 players have 1 thing in common. They're experienced, versatile players, and that is an element that was missing from the Capitals' game in past playoffs. Their bottom-6 is much improved, and their defense has been deepened.

The Vokoun signing was a no-brainer, but I question his overall impact on the team. Obviously, he's a fantastic regular season goalie, but his playoff résumé is very weak given how long he's been in this league. Of course, in fairness to him, he hasn't exactly played on the best of teams. Nashville, a team who just recently won their first playoff round, and Florida, a team who hasn't even made the playoffs since 2000. The Caps' issue in the playoffs have deriven from two things; bad goaltending, and core players coming up short. Vokoun, in front of a strong team, should be able to help the team improve in the former. The big question, however, is whether or not their core players can come up. Ovechkin is the least of their worries; while his team hasn't gone far, he has down everything in his power to try and force his team to do so. It's Green and Semin that have been coming up short. Green has had two excellent playoffs series: 2008 against the Flyers, and 2011 against the Rangers. If he can recapture his play in these series, it'll be a boon for the Caps. Semin...I just can't predict anything with him. He looked amazing at times against the Rangers in the playoffs, but he was horrific against the Lightning...he needs to wake up, ASAP. Simple as that. Backstrom is a bit of a wild card, but, personally, I expect bigger things from him than this past season. AFAIK, he was playing with an injured hand the majority of the season, and still put up adequate point totals.

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2 - Pittsburgh Penguins
Their place in the standings depends on Crosby's health. Either way, they'll be a formidable team, IMO, but, aside from the Rangers, I don't see any team in the division capable of challenging the Penguins, Crosby or no Crosby.

Their defense is stellar — as most of you know, I have an unhealthy mancrush on Kris Letang. People love to point to Crosby regarding his overall game, but he's one hell of a player on his own, too. Feisty, skilled, and smart. His overall positional game is a bit lacking, but his ridiculous skating ability helps make up for that. Orpik is an experienced stalwart. Just a solid, solid player who doesn't make many mistakes. Michalek, the same. Quite possibly the best shot blocker in the business. Martin is just your prototypical #2 defenseman; very good in every facet, excellent in none.

Even without Sidney, their forward core is solid, and while unspectactular, for the most part, Malkin is still one of the best players in the NHL, and Staal is one of the best two-way forwards. Sullivan was an excellent addition; his health is a question mark, but his game fits the Penguins' team well. He's responsible, smart, and feisty. Bylsma will love him.

Fleury is Fleury; he's either amazing or borderline Cloutier-esque. For the most part, he's amazing, and he was amazing for the majority of last season, carrying the team down the stretch and impressing in the playoffs (for the most part). People love to target him as a "weakness" on the Penguins, but he's a fantastic goaltender regardless.

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3 - Montreal – the sum is greater than the parts with this team. I expect Price to emerge as a Vezina winner this year….and the team’s game and success to be built from goal out. This also assumes that Markov stays healthy. Finally, Martin is an underrated coach. They will not finish third in the conference in points, but they will win a very competitive Northeast division, likely in the last days of the season.
Can't agree with this; mainly because of the fact that while they play a good team game, they lack strength down the middle of the ice, and their defense is very unproven. Markov, as usual, is a ridiculous wild card, and who knows how all these leg injuries will affect his game long term. Gomez has declined rapidly, and is becoming more of a negative than a positive, even when disregarding his erroneous cap hit. He's become slow, increasingly ineffective (although, to be fair, he always was one of the most ineffective players in the NHL), and, worst of all, lazy. He'll cheat on the backcheck, take awful, ill-adivsed shots, and non-chalantly pass into the skates of teammates without a care in the world. Plekanec is a great player, but he can't carry the team, he isn't nearly good enough offensively to do so.

Back to their D, it's unproven -- they lost Hamrlik and Wisniewski to FA, and while the "gained" Markov, he is still quite possibly the most injury prone player in the NHL. He isn't dependable in any sense. I love Subban, but after he and Markov, who is there? Gorges is a solid #4 defenseman, Spacek is a trainwreck, and Gill is a #6 PK specialist at best. Who will fill the gap left by JW and RM? Alexei Yemelin sure seems to be hyped up, but he's never played at the NHL level. Who else? Bealieau and Tinordi are still 3+ years away from NHL duty, so they're irrelevant.

Their forward group isn't very deep, either. Down the middle, you have Plekanec, Gomez, and Eller -- one coming off a major injury (Eller), one coming off a 38 point season (Gomez), and Plekanec, the only center in their organization who produced at a legitimate top-6 rate last season. Paccioretty is a question mark, Cammalleri has struggled with injuries the past two seasons, and Cole is a wild card -- good player, but what has he done outside of Carolina? He was terrible with Edmonton. Gionta, while a good player, is relatively one-dimensional on the offensive side of the puck, and Kostitsyn is an absolute enigma.

I think they're a borderline team as of now. Price will keep them in the race, but ultimately, I think they'll be surpassed by one of NYI, NJ, or TOR.

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4 - New York Rangers
100% on the money assessment of the Rangers; I especially agree with your last point. It's put up or shut up time for the Rangers. Do they flop again, or do they finally put together an above-average, at least, regular season and post season run?They certainly have the pieces, in my opinion. A 1-2 offensive punch of Richards and Gaborik, excellent secondary scoring in Dubinsky, Callahan, Wolski, Boyle, Anisimov, Stepan, and Zuccarello, and great role players in Prust, Fedotenko, and Rupp. For the first time in, what, 12 years, the Rangers have, through lines 1-4, a balanced offensive lineup. It's alarming that it took this long to formulate such a lineup, but, in the end, the patience seems to have paid off.

The only question mark, to me, is whether or not Sauer/McDonagh can continue to excel; I don't see any reason as to why they wouldn't, but you never know with young defenseman. Personally, I think that Sauer is about as "safe" as it gets, given his smart, conservative playing style, but McDonagh, as much as I admire him, instills a twinge of doubt. He can be a bit of an unorthodox defender, putting himself out of position to defend (although his skating allows him to successfully do this), and making risky pinches and defensive zone passes, but his confidence and poise is amazing for a 21 year old. He reminds me of Staal, in a sense, with the poise and corner ability. He's more mobile, and a bit worse fundamentally, but he's a rock solid defensive player. The third pairing is a question mark, too, more so than the 2nd pairing, actually. It's a cluster fudge, really. Between Erixon, Del Zotto, Valentenko, Eminger, etc, we have no idea who will play in thos two spots -- most of us expect the pairing to be Erixon-Del Zotto/Eminger, but either way, it's a somewhat questionable pairing.

And, of course, Lundqvist is Lundqvist. We know what to expect from him.

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5 - Tampa Bay Lightning
Agree, again. I think their loss of depth will hurt them a bit more than most think, but:

1. They'll still make the playoffs easily
2. They'll still be a threat in the playoffs given Boucher's coaching style and the core players being as impactful as they are

Solid defense, excellent offense, my favorite goaltender in the NHL, and, IMO, the next great coach of the NHL. If they can get Malone back to where he was in 2009-2010, the losses of Bergenheim and Gagne will hurt significantly less. Purcell continuing to improve would also bode well for the Lightning's forward group.

Their defense is unspectactular, but effective. Brewer was reborn under Boucher, Hedman is continually getting better and logging more minutes, Ohlund is still a solid #4/#5 defenseman, Kubina is a good 2nd pairing guy, and Clark provides solid depth. If they could add another legitimate #4 type player (maybe a Cory Sarich), they'd be set.

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6 - Buffalo Sabres
Agree with the overall opinion, disagree with the placement.

If fully healthy, they're the best bet to win the Northeast, IMO, much more so than the Canadiens. They have a better defense, a better forward lineup, and their goaltender is just as good. In the playoffs, however, that changes. Thomas Vanek is one of my favorite players, but their forward "leaders" haven't led the team to anywhere, yet. Roy has been terrible in the playoffs since his debut (15 points in 18 games). Pominville has been average, Vanek has been streaky, and Stafford has been a no-show. They need their offensive leaders to step it up in the postseason if they expect to anything more than a regular season team; and, honestly, I doubt that'll happen. They're weak at center, soft, and their #1 defenseman is 21 -- while Myers is an excellent player, when was the last time a team won the cup with such an inexperienced #1 defenseman?

Overall, their defense is relatively deep, but not nearly tough enough to survive from April-June. Aside from Regehr, who do they have? Leopold? Sekera? Grangani? Ehrhoff? Myers is moving along his toughness factor, and Weber is a tough, young player, but their defense is much to vanilla to actually make a statement in the playoffs. A team like NY/BOS or any team with that plays a tough, forechecking brand of hockey would steamroll them over a 7 game series.

In the regular season, they'll look like a legitimate contender...but don't be fooled. They aren't prepared for the playoffs, at least not yet.

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7 - New Jersey Devils
Hardest team to predict, in my opinion. Deep forward group, lots of talent, but a terrible defensive group. No offense, guys, but the defense, headed into next year, is just horrendous. Love the players in the Devil's system -- Merrill, Larsson, Urbom, Burlon, Sova -- but, right now, their best 3 defenseman are Andy Greene, Anton Volchenkov, and Henrik Tallinder. Larsson should improve their group somewhat, but an 18 year old isn't going to carry their defense.

If Brodeur can play like he did in the last forty games, and DeBoer can get the forwards to buy into a strict defensive system, the Devils should get into the playoffs as a bottom seed. Once in, like you said, they could do some damage.

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8 - Boston Bruins
Agree that they'll have somewhat of a "hangover", but I think they're easily a better team than Montreal/NJ right now, at the very least; they should be better than NYR and TB, as well, but I think those two teams are more "regular season" built -- to go along with the "hangover", Boston isn't really a "regular season" team. They're not overly skilled, and their defense doesn't proivde much offense, but they're neverending forecheck and 3-zone pressure will allow them to be a formidable team in the playoffs. Thomas is somewhat of a question mark, too. He was simply amazing last season, but he isn't getting any younger, and we have to remember his medicore year in 2009-2010 before claiming him a "lock" or whatnot next season.

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9 - New York Islanders (There is no more overrated player in the league than waif/hometown hero Frans Neilsen).
Don't know where you got this from; regardless of his perceived caliber, he's still a very good player, and one of my favorites. Just a very intelligent, reliable centermen, and an important cog to the Islanders team. The line of Graber-Nielsen-Okposo was just phenomenal at the end of last season, they became one of the best, if not the best "counterattack" lines in the NHL. Their forward group is fine, and playoff caliber, IMO -- it's their defense and goaltending that will ultimately be their downfall.

Streit, Hamonic, and MacDonald are all solid top-4 dman (well, Hamonic is poised to become one, and certainly looked capable of being one last season), but aside from those 3, their defense is weak. Jurcina, Eaton, Wishart...just an absolute cluster of bottom-pairing dman, and a gaping hole in the top-4. If Snow can acquire that top-4 dman he keeps on talking about (which I doubt it going to happen), I'll have a bit more confidence in this team. However, until that time comes, with Montoya in net, and a weak defense, this team will go nowhere next season.

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10 - Toronto Maple Leafs
Personally, Toronto is a team that I believe will surprise next season; I have them in the playoffs as an 7/8 seed, ahead of MTL/NJ.

This is, by far, their best team post-lockout -- while that may speak more to their overall failure since 2004 than their caliber, it's still a playoff caliber team. Adding Franson and Liles provides excellent defenseive depth, the acquisition of Connolly fills a major hole in their lineup, and a full year of Lupul at LW should help bolster their forward lineup. If Lombardi can play...they're deep through 3 lines. They could use a couple of solid 4th line veterans, but, either way, their forward group is certainly no issue.

Their goaltending, however, appears to be -- unless Reimer can continue to impress, that is, and that's a big wild card, IMO. I think Reimer is a very talented goaltender, but we've seen what has happened to goalies in Toronto -- they get chewed up by the crowd, and spit out. If Gustavsson/Reimer can both play in a 1B role adequately, more so than the team relying on Reimer, they'll definitely make the playoffs, IMO. I question whether that is a legitimate possibility or not, however.

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12 – Philadelphia Flyers
I do believe the Flyers will go through a large adjustment period, but I also believe they're still a very talented and playoff caliber squad. The Richards trade was awful, in my opinion, but, otherwise, I liked the moves they made this offseason. Carter was providing nothing past April, their goaltending was holding them back, and Voracek is a very talented young Czech winger in the Patrik Elias mold -- not as talented, but he should be a reliable 65 point winger for years to come. Jagr is a fine stop-gap, but his age/skating deterioration makes me question his potential impact. He hasn't played on NHL ice in 3 years, and the Flyers, from what I've read, seem to be banking on him somewhat "carrying" the team. He won't. This is 2011, not 2001. The Nylander camp invite amused me.

I think they'll be a bottom-seed playoff team, personally, with the potential to surprise in the playoffs.

My standings:

1. WSH
2. PIT
3. BUF
4. NYR
5. BOS
6. TB
7. PHI
8. TOR
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9/10. MTL/NJ

I'll break down the Western conference soon.

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Our defense defensively is constantly underrated. They might suck offensively but they are solid in not giving up goals.

Not as terrible as everyone thinks. It's a very average defense not great but they are not horrible.

But people just look at the names on the paper and make judgements.

Devils defense is not going to steal games for them but it won't lose games for them either.

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and DeBoer can get the forwards to buy into a strict defensive system,
A strict defensive system is going to flop with these guys. This ain't the 90s. They continue to play like passive spineless patsies and they'd be lucky to get out of 12th place in the conference let alone playoffs.

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If Toronto is the team that forces someone out of the playoffs, I'll eat my hat. As a figure of speech.

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Our defense defensively is constantly underrated. They might suck offensively but they are solid in not giving up goals.

Not as terrible as everyone thinks. It's a very average defense not great but they are not horrible.

But people just look at the names on the paper and make judgements.

Devils defense is going to steal games for them but it won't lose games for them either.
Can`t disagree with that.

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If Toronto is the team that forces someone out of the playoffs, I'll eat my hat. As a figure of speech.
Challenge accepted? No, the odds are not high, but why not. Anything can happen. For me, it`s easier to count them in than to count the Flyers out.

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Can`t disagree with that.
btw the last line is supposed to read the Devils defense won't steal them games but it won't lose them either.

I messed up while typing and you already quoted before I edited lol.

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I can't agree with Toronto forcing both MTL and NJ out of the playoffs. While our defense may not be fancy and full of names it is all about the system. If everyone buys into the defensive system we will fine.

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Challenge accepted indeed.



By the way, when I say strict defensive system, I mean a gritty, high pressure system, that is more defensively oriented than offensively oriented -- not your typical NZT.

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I'm going to load some flak for that post until tomorrow.

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Mutts is on his game today

Have another beer for me playa.
Oh don't worry, that's later.

Right now the agenda of afternoon fun & hi-jinks is/has been:

1. Court favor by looking like the hero when you walk in with a pizza
2. Install the woman that lives with us in front of her own TV & Blackberry
2. Pass down making a habit of rooting against Notre Dame to kids
3. Throw around football with girls.Hard & low target spot for overly aggressive boys
4. Play with Barbies.
5. Do the Hen-rik clap clap, Henrik clap-clap chant for fun
6. Give the woman wine & turkey, my son a 6-pack and Robitussin in girls juice
7. Walk Myles & Muffin. Wait 2 hours
7. Pint of Guinness by 11

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