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    Would be really hard for a team with Stamkos, Hedman, Point, Kooch and Vas finishes dead last or in lottery position

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Would be really hard for a team with Stamkos, Hedman, Point, Kooch and Vas finishes dead last or in lottery position
    Injuries. But I agree, slim chance to none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Would be really hard for a team with Stamkos, Hedman, Point, Kooch and Vas finishes dead last or in lottery position
    Last year they missed the playoffs with Stamkos hurt. Injuries happen. Stamkos and Hedman both have had injury plagued careers.

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    And they are way deeper now than they were. If Hedman goes down, they have McDonough. If Stamkos goes down, they have Point. There's a lot of depth on that team. It will be very hard for them to finish out of the playoffs.

    EDIT: Fixed all my voice to text typos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    And they are way cheaper now than they were. It had been closed down, they have McDonough. If Stamkos goes down, they have Point. There's a lot of depth on that team. It will be very hard for me to finish out of the playoffs.
    Last year they had Point and Drouin. As we know, McD isn't exactly an Ironman either. Sergachev will for sure eat more minutes, but Girardi, Stralman, and Coburn will all be a year deeper into their 30's. We've seen the drastic differnce a year can make for aging Dmen (Klein). Point looks like he'll be consistent, but will Gourde's production hold up? They saw Tyler Johnson score 72 points one year. "the Triplets" seemed scary at one point, but Johnson hasn't scored more than 50 points since and has his own health issues. Will Miller's scoring increase next year, or will he be the Miller that frustrated Ranger fans. Lot of questions in Tampa. Its a long season in which anything can happen. Boston, Toronto, and Florida (If the can get some consistent goal-tending) won't make it easy on them. Maybe I've had too much Kool-Aid, but I don't for a second believe Tampa is a lock to return to the playoffs next year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    Last year they had Point and Drouin. As we know, McD isn't exactly an Ironman either. Sergachev will for sure eat more minutes, but Girardi, Stralman, and Coburn will all be a year deeper into their 30's. We've seen the drastic differnce a year can make for aging Dmen (Klein). Point looks like he'll be consistent, but will Gourde's production hold up? They saw Tyler Johnson score 72 points one year. "the Triplets" seemed scary at one point, but Johnson hasn't scored more than 50 points since and has his own health issues. Will Miller's scoring increase next year, or will he be the Miller that frustrated Ranger fans. Lot of questions in Tampa. Its a long season in which anything can happen. Boston, Toronto, and Florida (If the can get some consistent goal-tending) won't make it easy on them. Maybe I've had too much Kool-Aid, but I don't for a second believe Tampa is a lock to return to the playoffs next year...
    I don't really care enough to continue debating it.

    If you think the entire team will get hurt and they will finish dead last and afford us the #1 overall pick next year, then that's certainly walking on the sunny side of the street. more power to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    I don't really care enough to continue debating it.

    If you think the entire team will get hurt and they will finish dead last and afford us the #1 overall pick next year, then that's certainly walking on the sunny side of the street. more power to you.
    Well I never said either of those things, sooooo...

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    Awww, isn't it nice having Pete back?
    LGR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    Well I never said either of those things, sooooo...
    I mean if you look back at how the conversation started, that's certainly the evolution of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyb™ View Post
    Awww, isn't it nice having Pete back?
    This makes me laugh. You guys were as petty and argumentative while I was gone. Gimme a break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    This makes me laugh. You guys were as petty and argumentative while I was gone. Gimme a break.
    I'm sure you're right. I just never partake.
    LGR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    I mean if you look back at how the conversation started, that's certainly the evolution of it.
    No, I think it was pretty clear I said one key injury and they miss the playoffs. The only place it evolved into...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    I don't really care enough to continue debating it.

    If you think the entire team will get hurt and they will finish dead last and afford us the #1 overall pick next year, then that's certainly walking on the sunny side of the street. more power to you.
    ...is in your head. No one has mentioned dead last except for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    No, I think it was pretty clear I said one key injury and they miss the playoffs. The only place it evolved into...



    ...is in your head. No one has mentioned dead last except for you.
    And then I said, they have support for 1 key injury in each area, and you said all of those guys are either injury risks or question marks. So that's fine for you to think that. Great. I don't agree. They're not one key injury away, unless it's Vas. And you can say that for probably 12 of the 16 current playoff teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyb™ View Post
    I'm sure you're right. I just never partake.
    Except for now LOL.

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    tilted ice to start

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    Devils looking terrible in their own end! Mostly due to the fact that some of those players on NJD have no playoff experience

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    Is Schneider hurt? I’m so out of the loop this season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vodka Drunkenski View Post
    Is Schneider hurt? I’m so out of the loop this season.
    No. He just sucks

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    Kinkaid took over in the middle of the seasn and had a hell of a run.
    LGR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc View Post
    Hmm, I guess they trusted themselves so much they felt it was no need for a lottery protection.

    Fun fact: Devils swept the regular season series against Tampa. This could be closer then most people think.
    Because NJ has youth that will grow to be more experienced players and now the Devs will play a tight game throughout this series, starting with tonight

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