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The New York Rangers are a better hockey team than the New Jersey Devils.

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Started: 2/12/2012 Category: Sports
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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champ41192

Pro

The New York Rangers are a better hockey team than the New Jersey Devils for many reasons. First off, the Rangers have what many consider to be the best goalie in the NHL right now, Henrik Lundqvist. They also have the best defense team in the league. This is supported by their goals against average, which is one of the lowest in the NHL. The Rangers lead the league in hits, which proves they are a very aggressive team, and they are also one of the top teams in blocking shots. All these attributes are related to a great defensive team, and great defense usually wins championships. As a whole unit, the Rangers are a team with passion. The chemistry between the players on the ice allows them to work together to the best of their playing abilities. Each player supports one another, both on and off the ice, and that's what makes a team strong. A good defensive line, passion for the game, and players who reinforce one another all make it obvious as to why the New York Rangers are the first place team in the Eastern Conference, as opposed to the Devils who are currently in sixth.
misterman13

Con

The Rangers currently are a better team than the New Jersey Devils, record-wise, but overall the New Jersey Devils franchise has proven to be a more elite sports team than the New York Rangers. The Rangers have won four Stanley Cups while the Devils have won three, although, three of those championships were won before 1940. Only seven teams were in the league at that time(excluding the Devils). When the Devils have won all of their Stanley Cups, they had to compete against thirty teams to be named Stanley Cup champions. The devils have what many consider to be the best goalie of all time. Martin Brodeur has been in the league for nineteen years. He has accumulated the most wins, losses, shutouts, and games played in that time period. He is also a ten-time all star. The Rangers are currently better and they have proven to be better against the Devils head to head but a teams accomplishments against a specific team is not nearly as important as the rest of the season. This season, the two teams have squared off against one another four times and they split the games two each. Only time will tell who the better team is this year, and in future seasons.
Debate Round No. 1
champ41192

Pro

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misterman13

Con

The Rangers currently are a better team than the New Jersey Devils, record-wise, but overall the New Jersey Devils franchise has proven to be a more elite sports team than the New York Rangers. The Rangers have won four Stanley Cups while the Devils have won three, although, three of those championships were won before 1940. Only seven teams were in the league at that time(excluding the Devils). When the Devils have won all of their Stanley Cups, they had to compete against thirty teams to be named Stanley Cup champions. The devils have what many consider to be the best goalie of all time. Martin Brodeur has been in the league for nineteen years. He has accumulated the most wins, losses, shutouts, and games played in that time period. He is also a ten-time all star. The Rangers are currently better and they have proven to be better against the Devils head to head but a teams accomplishments against a specific team is not nearly as important as the rest of the season. This season, the two teams have squared off against one another four times and they split the games two each. Only time will tell who the better team is this year, and in future seasons.
Debate Round No. 2
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Debate Round No. 3
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