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About DevilNurn

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  • Birthday 04/19/1990

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  1. RAY SHERO = NEW GM. Coach decision is Shero's.

    Every time I think about this team with Kovalchuk and Parise I really think we would be not only making the playoffs, but being close to Cup Contenders perennially. You're right, we're missing unfixable things because we're missing the kinds of players we don't have the opportunity to draft. We'd have to suck more for that, but it's tough to say that would even improve the team in the long run.
  2. Reality Check

    *Puts on tinfoil cap* Been developing a theory. Defensemen dry up in Devils system, they start to heavily draft+develop them. Lou brings young defensemen into NHL as soon as possible, but not immediately, because of veteran situation last few years. He signs as many older forwards as possible to teach these kids (in practice) how to play in an older offensive/defensive system. Knowing the league is changing and that he won't be a part of it soon, Lou tries to inject a young crop of D-men and goaltenders with as much of the work ethic of these older forwards, while essentially writing off the season in a good draft year. Lou retires after the end of next year or so when guys like Larsson, Severson, Merrill, Gelinas are bona-fide NHL top-6. All that's really missing is attention to the future of the forward situation in general. Our youth is just not focused in our forward group outside of Zajac and Henrique, and the constant plugging of holes with veteran guys has clearly failed. Just not sure what the plan is there...
  3. Looking back at the '11 Draft: Larsson was the right pick

    Scheifele or Brodin would be better picks right at this moment.
  4. Is Larsson Finished?

    Maybe it's just me, but I'd give him another entire season, and hopefully some ice time due to injury or something, but he's still 21, give him until he's like 23 before we throw it away (unless there's a really nice return).
  5. Dano is the new Chico. jMac is the new Dano

    As someone who went to school in Syracuse where the original Dino BBQ is, having one outside Pru Center in Newark is like bringing a part of my personal history into one of my other favorite places. Glad they put one there. Great place to get good beer, great BBQ and fried green tomatoes!
  6. Trade: Hartnell to CBJ for Umberger and a 4th

    One of the only D-men in the league currently you could build a team around. Flyers thought they had him by playing the money game, and they failed. Gotta give up on that. I feel like they'll overpay a free agent or two now.
  7. GDT-Flames @ Devils-7PM

    Absolute must win tonight. Let's go Devils!!
  8. I believe in our boys until we are mathematically eliminated

    I think as much as the shootouts have killed us, consistent goal scoring and general consistency have been the reason we're not in the playoffs. I don't think we've had a single 3-game winning streak this season. 5 wins in 6 games is possible in this league, but it would take some big stepping up, and we just haven't seen it all year.
  9. The player i want the most this summer.

    I'd love to see the Devils pick up a guy like Hemsky. I feel like as much as we need help at center, we desperately need help at wing after losing Parise, Kovy and Clarkson. It showed this year.
  10. We Got Rutuu

    I don't mind this deal too much. At least we know Ruutu can play in the NHL consistently if he doesn't get injured. The salary is rough but we needed someone to try bolstering our wings, and we'll have space after some players clear this year and the cap goes up. While it's not a blockbuster, at least it's something.
  11. Stadium Series Game: Are you going?

    Gonna be sitting near home plate with my family. The angle will probably be pretty low but I'm excited about the experience. Gonna be a great day! I went to the AHL Outdoor Classic in Syracuse a few years ago and it was just a grandstand, but with 21,000+ in the cold you just end up having fun with it no matter what you can see.
  12. Shop.nhl.com is going overboard.....

    ...I think I'm actually gonna get this for my dad for Christmas. Gonna get a huge kick out of it.
  13. GDT: Bolts at Brodeur-Lead DEVILS 7:30

    I was at the game in Boston too! What a game...
  14. Found it: http://msg.com/teams/devils.html?vid=2410693608
  15. Devils getting rid of R&R part 2 as their goal song?

    They should just make it Song 2 by Blur. They use it after wins anyway.