Devils vs. Rangers game 7

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  1. Messiah717

    Messiah717 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't put too much into what players say after a loss. It's pretty much what do you expect him to say? What happened was the Devils played their game after game two and the Rangers never adjusted.
     
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    I agree with you, with that said, he should be more real. Say we didn't bring near enough and didn't play with the determination you need to in the playoffs. Look at what Kreider did, dude put it all on himself last night, and he was one of 2 or 3 players to actually show up in the series.

    That is a leader IMO. Standing up there lying to yourself, and the fans, saying we played hard etc. when we all saw the opposite, is not leadership. Be real man.
     
  3. Ranger71

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    They actually needed to get Schmid moving east-west more, like they love to do themselves, but they just didn't do it well enough to beat him getting to his spot. Too many easy shots right into his chest.
     
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    Sad part is we still have no clue how good that kid is, maybe he is great and maybe not. Outside of periods 2 and 3 in game 6, we tested him maybe a handful + of times in all his other games combined. Sad.
     
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    you cant get the big guy moving left and right without making passes east and west.. funny how that works.... the bottom line is that the Devils compacted the slot after the second game, their PK became more agressive and finally put a body on Kreider. Their team speed and goal hanging Hughes was simply too much for the Rangers. They forechecked agressively pinning us back in our own end and we did not have any response to it.
     
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    Yup, and to beat that you need to be on your game, mentally focused, hard on the puck, quick with decisions, and we were none of that. They turned up the pressure after game 2, and we wilted.
     
  7. kreidertime

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    It's not negativity 31. It's reality. One cup in 84 years. There is a reason for that. The reason is they basically have never had somebody in charge for a long period of time that knows what the fuck they are doing. If they did, they wouldn't have one cup in 84 years.
     
  8. Messiah717

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    There was a lot of bad. I mean Adam Fox waited until a game 7 to have the worst game of his career. Kreider was right up there with a hideous game as well. Instead to trying to make something happen they waited for something bad to happen.
     
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    That's what I'm saying, they
    That's what i'm saying, the Rangers tried their E-W game and they either didn't connect on passes, do it quick enough or guys missed the net by 10 feet every time. How many times can you possibly try the Z one-timer? Fox had a red carpet to walk in and instead tried circling around the net to make a play.
     
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    Well that was a stinker to finish the season. I agree Panarin needs to go but moving him will be a great test for Drury. As far as the loss goes, hardly an upset, Rangers were underdogs and had they closed out game 3 maybe the outcome is different but the lack of enthusiasm was surprising. For all the hate being thrown Kane's way, he led the team in SOG and was 3rd in scoring while playing hurt.
     
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    The issue with Kane is that he forced his way here, hurt our team by making us play short handed for how long and then when he came here he was hurt and was a perimeter player shooting weak ass shots from the outside and not driving the net. He hurt this team by forcing his way here. I said at the time you don’t take him but was blasted by some in here. He was another east west guy on a team that needed more north south. Is what it is at this point, but I think we ALL can see that while east west looks pretty, north south wins games.
     
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    That's fine if you didn't want him but you're blaming Kane for something that wasn't his fault. The Rangers played shorthanded because in an unprecedented move, the NHL denied the Rangers claim for an injury callup. My point was he sucked less than most of the Rangers and was one of their offensive leaders postseason.
     
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    In other news Schmid pulled after little over a period.

    We knew he was a scrub. Rangers are a joke.
     
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    You’re basing this off of shots on goal and points but ignoring where the shots came from and giveaways. I’d bet that 90% of the shots came from way outside and that most were weak shots that were easily saved. He also had 0 hits in 7 games. He had multiple turnovers in crucial situations that led to odd man rushes. He deserves all the criticism he gets and then some because he forced this team into a terrible situation. And the Rangers got screwed by the NHL but ALSO by Miller’s dumbass spitting on someone and getting suspended for that. If Kane doesn’t force his way here, we don’t have to worry AT ALL about being short handed because we don’t trade for him and are fine roster wise. He has earned all the blame that he gets. Is it solely his fault that we sucked? Absolutely not. But he made himself out to be 100% and a hero for this team but instead was obviously injured and didn’t do a thing to show he was worth the headache it took to get him here. This all matters 0% as it’s beating a dead horse.

    And Schmid shows who he truly is when you play north south hockey and get traffic in front of him, something this team and dumbass coach refused to do.
     
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    I guess The Rangers didn’t face Marty Brodeur after all. Lol
     
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    Pretty much the entire Rangers team sucked. Singling out a player or two at this point is a futile exercise.
     
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    And that is exactly why Gallant can’t come back. Epic team failure outside of Igor.
     
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    And when you look at 4 coaches available who have won a Cup - two of them have 2 or more - even more reason to move on from Gallant. Great pool of candidates. Go get Quenneville.
     
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    Gallant biggest issue is he doesn’t hold players accountable for mistakes. Thus they keep making them.
     
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    The problem is that this was an entire team breakdown. I don't know the answer to this but do you overreact and try to make major changes or do you chaulk it up to something that just happened and hope it can be corrected?
     

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