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GAME OF THE NIGHT: Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils, Tuesday April 28 2009, 730pm ET

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504Heater wrote:
davetherave wrote:The Namedropper was on a MAJOR rant today on his call-in to TGOR.

"Fans think they know what goes in the playoffs. They DON'T KNOW. I KNOW. Because I'VE BEEN THERE."

Please feel free to e-mail TGOR to get this clown canned.

McGuire even said the Canes-Devs has been "a homer series"...which is, as we know, each successive game having been won by each team regardless of home ice, simply not true.

Exercise your rights as hockey fans!

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What the heck is this guy talking about? Really, he should be made to explain. At least hacks like Crawford explain WHY the playoffs are so different, instead on that nonsense.


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Like most (if not all) McGuire rants, it was obviously fan provoked. He must have heard something about someone calling him out for being an assistant coach as opposed to a head coach. So Pete did what Pete does, insult the fan base.

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504Heater wrote:I'll tell you who could have been pooched this morning - the host of the show when he brought up Lou Lam. possibly stepping down from the business side of the Devils. When Pierre said he hadn't heard of it - and asked him to explain, there was pretty much dead silence. :^^^^:

In fairness to the Name Dropper, it was Straightman Stu. His observations routinely invite crickets and tumbleweeds.

But this is vintage Name Dropper. If I haven't heard of it, it's insignificant and I won't hide how below me I think this "information" (or player when he doesn't recognize the name) is.

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504Heater wrote:I'll tell you who could have been pooched this morning - the host of the show when he brought up Lou Lam. possibly stepping down from the business side of the Devils. When Pierre said he hadn't heard of it - and asked him to explain, there was pretty much dead silence. :^^^^:

Yes, well you remember how arrogant and dismissive Pusillanimous Pete was when Stu asked him with all due sincerity, about the Lamoriello report.

That's why the TGOR guys were stunned...by Pete's arrogance. Just as they were audibly stunned by his rant.

Later in the broadcast, Stu explained he'd sourced the item from Greg Wyshynski's site at Yahoo Sports...not just a hockey board.

Maybe TGOR will pull the plug on Pete and do us all a favour.

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The view from Raleigh on tonight's game, from CanesCountry.com:

Why The Canes Will Win Game 7 — And Why They Won’t



by Cory Lavalette on Apr 28, 2009 2:45 PM EDT


Nothing tops a Game 7 in an NHL playoff series, and when you pit two teams with a postseason history in one of those games, you know you're in for a fun night.

And so it will be tonight, as the Hurricanes prepare to face the Devils in Newark for the finale of this back-and-forth series.

The Canes arguably have momentum, having dominated New Jersey in their 4-0 Game 6 win at the RBC Center Sunday. But the Devils will get to use the home-ice advantage they earned with their regular season performance tonight, and any team would rather be at their building for a Game 7 than on the road.

So who wins? We're going to look at reasons why both could win tonight's game.

GAME OF THE NIGHT: Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils, Tuesday April 28 2009, 730pm ET - Page 2 Star-divide.v5547

Why New Jersey Will Win


  • This has been a see-saw matchup, with no team winning back-to-back games. The Devils, having lost Game 6, will have the home-ice edge for Game 7.
  • With that home-ice advantage comes the final line change, which should free up Zach Parise and his linemates from the clutches of Tim Gleason and Joe Corvo, who have neutralized the Devils' top line.
  • If you needed one goalie to take in a Game 7, most are going to look to Brodeur, the NHL's all time wins leader.
  • Experience, experience, experience. New Jersey's graybeards have been mostly quiet this series, but having players like Brendan Shanahan, Brian Rolston and John Madden — who has looked like he's been transported back to his prime thus far — is always a threat in a clutch game.
  • Patrick Elias has been around forever but is still just 33. One big bullet point he has on his resume? Two Game 7 game-winning goals.
  • Brian Gionta has given New Jersey some much-needed secondary scoring, and the elusive winger has proven he can score at any time.
  • Jamie Langenbrunner returned for Game 6 and but Bryce Salvador may be back is out for the series' rubber match. Langenbrunner should have his legs back under him, and he injects skill and veteran know-how into the N.J. lineup.
  • The Hurricanes have never won a Game 7 on the road, but is 2-3 all time. New Jersey is 5-4 all time, but hasn't played in one since winning the Stanley Cup against Anaheim in 2003. Carolina has won their last two, both in 2006: against Buffalo in the Eastern Conference finals and vs. Edmonton in the deciding game of the Stanley Cup finals.

Why Carolina Will Win



  • The two teams may have split Games 5 and 6, but Carolina has been stellar in both games. Cam Ward has stopped 70 of 71 shots in the past two matchups and, outside of Brodeur's Game 5 effort, has been the better goalie this series.
  • Paul Maurice shuffled his lines and has to like the results, with Eric Staal and Ray Whitney looking like they played together all season long.
  • With Sergei Samsonov's return from injury, Carolina has been able to play all four forward lines. It could play a factor in what has been a long series, especially if Game 7 goes into extra time.
  • Parise has gone silent. His determination and skill got the best of Carolina early in the series, but the Canes have found a way to slow him and down, and his decreased output has crippled the Devils' offense. Staal, on the other hand, is wearing down the Devils with his mix of size and skill.
  • Whitney is one of 30 NHL players all time to notch a Game 7 OT winner.
  • The Devils have their share of experienced players, but let's not forget Carolina's veterans. Rod Brind'Amour, Scott Walker and Whitney are closer to 40 than 30, while Nic Wallin and Erik Cole have both played in two Stanley Cup finals.
  • The Devils may have home ice, but don't expect them to get anywhere near the kind of backing the Hurricanes get at the RBC Center. An early Carolina lead would likely silence the Prudential Center crowd.
  • This might be Brodeur's ninth career Game 7, but Ward is 2-0 heading into his third.

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It's hard not to think that this is what Brodeur and the Devils live for... Game 7 at home... but I think trouble awaits the Devils...

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WOW...1-1 already....not even halfway through the 1st...

The Duel in the Swamp.

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Now, if the Canes and Caps win, we get a Caps - Pens second round, correct?

If so, awesome. cool)

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asq2 wrote:Now, if the Canes and Caps win, we get a Caps - Pens second round, correct?

If so, awesome. cool)
The Canes-Bruins series wouldn't suck either. Old Hartford - Boston matchup. Come on back Glen Wesley!!

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NJ scores 2-1

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RobbyJ wrote:
asq2 wrote:Now, if the Canes and Caps win, we get a Caps - Pens second round, correct?

If so, awesome. cool)
The Canes-Bruins series wouldn't suck either. Old Hartford - Boston matchup. Come on back Glen Wesley!!

Of course, the Devils naturally take the lead now. :^^^^:

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So we have yet another seesaw in the Swamp.

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tied up at 2 in the swamp

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Anyone can win this.

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Truly a bizarre goal for Whitney.

He shanked the shot so badly, that it actually deflected off his own skate and past Brodeur.

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rolston give the devils a 3-2 lead

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Yin and yang...Canes and Devils.

Quite a few goals so far...3-2 Jersey mid-second :*: shots 15-14

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This 5 on 3 is thrilling as the Canes test Brodeur...a shot off the pipe

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And the excitement continues into this final period!

Doc Emrick does his customary excellent presentation of the play by play...

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