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Devils Still Have An Uphill Battle

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

It is a pleasure to spend time around a successful coach such as Pete DeBoer, who doesn’t feel the need to belittle professional journalists covering the Stanley Cup playoffs or strike a pose as the man who wants to win more than anyone else in the world.
The Devils reflect the equanimity presented by DeBoer throughout the tournament in good times and bad, much as the Bruins followed the lead of coach Claude Julien on their way to last year’s Cup; poised from the start to the finish line that is now in sight.

It bears remembering the Devils are still twice as far away from attaining historic victory as they are from the summer in confronting a third consecutive potential elimination match in tonight’s Game 6 that will surely test the stamina of 40-year-old Martin Brodeur and his fellow senior travelers. The seeds of doubt, however, have been planted in a Kings team that has faced an absence of adversity in a run to a 15-2 record in the tournament prior to Game 4.


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pautna's avatar

“....who doesn’t feel the need to belittle professional journalists covering the Stanley Cup playoffs…” Ha ha! Did little ol’ Larry get his feelings hurt by another coach? Poor baby… I’m sure it had nothing to do with stupid questions being asked over and over…

Posted by pautna on 06/11/12 at 12:54 PM ET


It really is incredible how Brooks can sneak his personal grudges into every column. Maybe even every few paragraphs.

Posted by Dave on 06/11/12 at 01:34 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Yep Dave, you don’t even need to read between the lines.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/11/12 at 01:37 PM ET

Mr. Fnytelhatt's avatar

I miss Cox vs Leonsis. :(

Posted by Mr. Fnytelhatt on 06/11/12 at 02:11 PM ET


Why is it always about Larry?  What a jerk.

Posted by 13 user names on 06/11/12 at 05:22 PM ET

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