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  1. Update-Forum version

    Looks better now. It was in the signature area and the text below the avatar. I'm using Safari on my iPad, so maybe I just had to reload.
  2. Update-Forum version

    Some text is very light and hard to read.
  3. Johnny Mac joins Coyotes as Asst. Coach

    I was at the opening night game and the place was really rocking at the beginning, but was really deflated after the score was tied 2-2. If I recall, we ended up with a loser point. Then I remember going to the Columbus Day afternoon special against the Penguins. The place was dead and half-empty and Devils were dominated from start to finish although the final score was somewhat respectable. It was then that I realized it was going to be rough season.
  4. Johnny Mac joins Coyotes as Asst. Coach

    Although if you remember, on opening night against Dallas, the Devils were really rolling at the start of the game going up 2-0 pretty quickly and almost making it 3-0 but Kovy hit the post. I always thought in the back of my mind had Kovy scored that goal and the Devils steam rolled the rest of the game if it would have affected the entire complexion of the season for the better.
  5. Johnny Mac joins Coyotes as Asst. Coach

    Pretty good chance of that. If you remember, Lemaire remarked that everyone on the team was out of shape when he took over, but maybe he just says that all the time. My brother was friendly with one of the players on that team. My brother mentioned the team had pretty good results when Johnny Mac was an assistant. Player responded that some or even most guys just don't have what it takes to be head coaches. Probably a reason why you see a lot of retread head coaches in the league, who also tend to get the best results.
  6. The NJ Offseason Thread

    On Markov, I guess it depends on whether Shero has something like a soft tank in mind for this year. Metro Division is extremely tough, and someone like Markov, even if he's not completely washed up, might help you win a few more games than you otherwise would but probably won't help get the team into the playoffs, and he's clearly not part of any long term solution. Although I guess if he's a good lockerroom guy and might help the younger defensemen it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. Doubt Butcher signs here.
  7. Johnny Mac joins Coyotes as Asst. Coach

    I mean, he was more or less the coach when Lou was technically the head coach, and the results were pretty good. So it wasn't unreasonable to think he could be the head coach in name too. Just never commanded the respect of the players it seems.
  8. Update-Forum version

    Trippy.
  9. Johnny Mac joins Coyotes as Asst. Coach

    Eh, that's probably a speech/personality quirk more than anything. I think if either of them really cared, he would have made a point of pronouncing correctly.
  10. Mueller, Blandisi and Wedgewood Re-signed

    Gionta, Sykora and Clarkson all owe Elias a substantial portion of their career earnings.
  11. Mueller, Blandisi and Wedgewood Re-signed

    Re comparing Mueller with Larsson (or any other late blooming defenseman) -- while Larsson struggled early on at the NHL level, when he was sent back to Albany (or when he was there during the lockout) he played very, very well, at least evidenced by his point totals, which is really the best you can do unless you watch AHL games, which virtually nobody does. Even bad NHL defenseman when they're shipped down to the AHL for cap reasons put up very good point totals (for example, Andrew MacDonald). You didn't see that with Mueller, and people who apparently had some familiarity with him when he was in the AHL didn't think he was anything special. Now, there are always exceptions, Brady Skjei's AHL point totals weren't anything special and he's older than Mueller. Same with Santini. But it's still a decent enough indicator, especially when the player in question is a former first rounder from not that long ago and the team that drafted him basically gave up on him. It seems to me that it's pretty rare that a team gives up on a first rounder that quickly and the player turns out to be anything special. So until I see anything to the contrary, I'm treating him as more or less a replacement level defenseman.
  12. Guess the Mueller deal is the most important. If he actually pans out he can get a nice raise sooner rather than later, but having a defenseman you have to pay a lot of money is not the worst problem to have. As to Wedgewood, given what his girlfriend looks like, money doesn't mean all that much to him.
  13. New scoreboard at the Rock?

    Per someone I know who talked with Devils marketing, the new scoreboard is definitely coming. He was told that it was going to be the biggest arena scoreboard in the country. I wonder though if they're all basically the same size, save a few square feet.
  14. Around the League: 2016-17 edition

    Yeah, I mean the last time I remember someone making a point of going to play for the team they grew up rooting for was Clarkson signing with Toronto, and they still had to give him that ridiculous contract.
  15. The NJ Offseason Thread

    FWIW, I've heard third hand, but pretty reliably, that Hall has made it clear to people in the organization that he wants to be with the organization long term, and that reports that he's not happy in NJ are not accurate. That would obviously change, I imagine, if in two years the Devils are still a bottom five team, but it's good to know it's not a situation where he's already planning an exit strategy.
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