DJ Eco

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  1. Jon Merrill undergoes successful shoulder surgery

    Damn... I'm kind of hoping this is something that was nagging him all season. At least it would explain his huge drop off in play.
  2. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    Good call.
  3. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    I'm all in for the Sharks. Sharks-Lightning Final please!!!!!!!!!!
  4. 2015–16 Prospect Thread

    What does that say about most of our team then?
  5. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    I don't know man. There seemed to be giveaways every game. It became a bone of contention with most season ticket holders I know. One month, people were getting 1 ticket/game per can they donated to the can drive, the next month it was the coat drive. They weren't setting maximums, so people were just bringing a ton of coats and cashing out on a coat per ticket. There were sooooooo many giveaways that year, too many that season ticket holders were getting pissed off. It wasn't smart or strategic giveaways either, just seemed like a desperation move. And sure, the building was packed most games, but it wasn't a sustainable business model that year. I know more than one person who wasn't going to renew because they got the sense that all these giveaways would become the norm. Why pay $28 per game minimum when you can go to half the season for free?
  6. Jersey (Sweater) Redesign concept site

    I mean, not supporting them is your choice, but it's not like they're the first to do that. Jets, Giants, etc. I think they see how many of their fans come from New York (probably about half the arena, maybe more), and look across the river and see that our state's ONE and ONLY New Jersey-named sports franchise also struggles with attendance; I'm not sure I'd make the switch if I were them too. Rebranding as "New Jersey" won't suddenly turn attendance around, this state is cursed.
  7. Jersey (Sweater) Redesign concept site

    If you want to get hung up on sponsors/team name and jersey designs, then maybe it is. But the reality is that the Metrostars were already an embarrassment to American soccer and New Jersey sports. I know because I was 9 years old when my family started taking us to every single game. We were a joke. Then Red Bull came in, built us one of the best soccer-specific stadiums in North America. Then they doubled down and built one of the best training facilities in North America. Then they tripled down and invested into building what has become one of the best academy/youth setups in North America. Our youth teams are spitting out major league-caliber players left and right. I hate "Red Bull", I hate the logo and the company and I hate that it's called "New York", but they have set the bar pretty damn high league-wide: on stadium design, on training facilities, on academies, etc. Calling them an "embarrassment" is entirely off-base. It's a little embarrassing that we are called "New York" and "Red Bulls", but they are not an embarrassment to American soccer and New Jersey sports; they are one of the biggest driving forces in producing the next crop of New Jersey/American-based superstars, more than any other team. [/off topic]
  8. Phew, Sweden's defense has gotten really good again. Maybe it's always been good and I haven't been paying enough attention? But I look at all the guys they have to choose from and it's really one hell of a list.
  9. Around the League 15-16 Edition

    I'd argue other way around. If one of 3 posts/crossbars in the final 10 minutes of Game 1, 3rd Period doesn't go St. Louis's way, it's a 2-0 series going into the Shark Tank. Sharks have looked the much better team, St. Louis hasn't figured out what buttons to push yet, and only luck and Elliot made sure they got Game 1!
  10. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    I think most people will disagree with you, whether Devils fans or not. The guy's played almost 1300 NHL games!!! That's an incredible accomplishment; and as an under-the-radar non-flashy player no less! Hundreds of NHL players past and present would trade spots with Dainus Zubrus 10 times out of 10; to have that kind of longevity. Think about how many fringe players are in and out of the NHL and rot away in lower leagues for 90% of the rest of their careers. Think about how many elite players have had their careers cut short with injuries or concussions. Somehow, Zubrus has kept on going, kept piquing teams' interests, and kept playing in the best league in the world. And then add on to the fact that he gets to contribute on a team that's playing in a Conference Final (and looks like the better team, most likely to go to the Stanley Cup Final). This is his 4th Conference Final (he's been to Conference Finals with Philly, Buffalo, and New Jersey). If they make the Finals, he will have played in 3 Stanley Cup Finals; maybe win, who knows? Regardless, I don't think Zubrus regrets or would take back anything through what has become a 20 year career.
  11. 76ers sell first jersey ads

    To the NBA's credit, they approved ads of that size only; the StubHub ad that the 76ers have are the maximum size allowed. So for the time being, we won't see anything too egregious.
  12. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    So yeah, last night's game... a) Elliot played out of his mind, and yet b) even so, only the crossbar saved this from being a San Jose win. San Jose looked too strong and too structured and determined for me to think they'll lose this series, despite losing the game. St. Louis really got lucky last night.
  13. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    Agreed. This isn't scientific, but I'd bet there are more fans that hate the Carolina Hurricanes still more than the New York Islanders.
  14. 76ers sell first jersey ads

    Yes. NBA board of governors approved a 3-year pilot program back in April. 76ers are the first but I'm sure we'll see them all line up soon.
  15. Jersey (Sweater) Redesign concept site

    Yup, and RBNY (formerly Metrostars, even though it's now a "New York" team) colors are red and black. I see a lot of Devils merch in the hooligan section behind the goals haha like 1 in 4 fans.