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About BlueSkirt

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  1. Big Game for our Devs, and fans.     Let's get another winning streak started tonight !   LGD !!  
  2. Wideman Shoves Linesman: 20 GM Suspension?

    I typically say you're responsible for your actions, yet this looks like a reflexive, defensive disoriented reaction to me.     So suspend him for some time but not a quarter-season.
  3. Elias has Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

    I had hoped he would have a good year to benefit our team & then maybe a trade deadline deal to help us further.  Now it seems his season stats won't lure any other teams and he'll finish this contract out, and I imagine he won't be re-signed by us for next season, unless we lose another player to injury or free-agency. When he comes back I'll cheer him in his final games as a Devil !  
  4. GDT - Devils @ Senators - 12/30/15

    C'mon, two in a row !!
  5. NHL and league wide scoring

      Maybe 1 in 10 games.  1 in 8.  But not 1 in 5     Here's more:
  6. NHL and league wide scoring

      My beef is that 20% of NHL games end regulation tied.  I also feel that after 1-2 years the benefits of the 3-on-3 OT will diminish, and we'll see a return to more shootouts. Maybe then the league will look at how to increase scoring via reducing pad/stick size
  7. NHL and league wide scoring

      If you're after pretty goals, then the only way to go is to reduce the pad/stick size of both D & Goalie.  The dilemma there is how to offer the same protection.
  8. NHL and league wide scoring

      Yep, we all can remember this was the rule, until the Canadiens of the late 70s had such PP success they reduced it to 1-goal per minor.   Of course, some will argue that allowing multiple goals on a minor may result in the Refs calling less minors, since they do not want to feel like they're influencing the game's outcome 
  9. NHL and league wide scoring

    I can't see them changing the size of the goal cage for several reasons.  First, increasing the height from the current 4' makes no sense from a safety standpoint, since you do not want pucks being shot any higher as that gets closer to people's heads.  Second, its possible..but unlikely..they'll widen the cage bottom.  This might increase groin injuries, but would have to be studied to see if that were a true correlation.   The third idea of keeping the height & width the same, but bowing out the sides was really goofy and I do not see that happening.   You hit the nail on the head on why some don't want to increase the goal size and/or don't want to reduce equipment size...they feel it cheapens the goals.   Personally, I feel the catching glove circumference should be reduced (since if the keeper doesn't catch the puck it either goes in the net ot against the back wall, so safety is not really decreased by such a change). I also would like to see the blocker width reduced, for similar reasons. Finally they could experiment with reducing the width of the keeper's blade and/or shaft.       To increase scoring I feel the long-change of the 2nd period should be in effect for both the 1st & 2nd periods.  This makes it harder for the D to change lines and perhaps will increase scoring and/or scoring chances.  The 3rd period is really the only period needed for the goalie to be close to their bench so they can be pulled at the end of the game.  In reality, pulling the keeper on a delayed penalty doesnt produce more than a handful of goals all season.   Other tweaks could be shortening the maximum D-man's stick length.  Experiments would have to be done on eliminating icing during the PK.  Perhaps such a change might actually reduce offense if the PP team can't change its forwards...because the PK team has control of the puck.   They could double the width of the blue line, which makes the O-zone larger.   But the most effective change will be in reducing the keeper's pads, while still offering the same protection.   There's a few other tweaks that could be tried, and should be tried before they ever change the size of the cage.
  10. GDT Halloween Isles msg+ @ Devs msg @1pm

      If Lou were still here then I'd think he's being "Matvichuk"-ed....   It seems like his knee is really messed-up  and/or it takes a 39-year old very long to heal.
  11. GDT Halloween Isles msg+ @ Devs msg @1pm

      puck appears to have gone off Gelinas stick.  he laid his stick out flat & the shot goes across his blade watch it again
  12. GDT Halloween Isles msg+ @ Devs msg @1pm

    ugh, Gelinas...leave the shooter alone so the keeper can see the shot and there is no deflection
  13. GDT: Columbus Blue Jackets Vs New Jersey Devils

      I'm checking out the new lounges tonight... I'm interested in seeing the big changes & deciding if it is a plus or minus..  
  14. GDT: Nashville Predators @ NJ Devils 7pm

        Hey, ya never know which other teams might have a season-ending injury of their star....such is the only hope we have at being competitive in March...      Anyway, as always LGD !!
  15. The Lineup Thread: 2015-2016

      I guess he's got the balls to stand in front of the net & take the punishment of pucks and D-men