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  1. The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

    For two-game retro jersey, that's a pretty fair average.
  2. The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

    I remember you referencing the username for Gio's winning bids matching his big bro's twitter handle. Has to be the reason for his jersey going for more than a Schneider.
  3. The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

    Geez, the amount that some of these went for is puzzling to say the least. Would've loved to grab the Larsson at that price.
  4. The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

    Awesome pick-ups! Speaking of the retro jerseys, any idea how much they went for? I am dumb and missed the damn end of the auction. Wondering if the prices have gone down at all considering they've been wearing the retros for a few years now.
  5. The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

    Thread has been quiet for too long - figured I'd share my latest acquisition. It's not a Devils gamer though -I made the purchase because I think Sherbrooke Phoenix (QMJHL) have one of the best jerseys in hockey. The player is Daniel Audette, a 2014 5th round pick by the Habs. So, anyone else acquire any new gamers recently, Devils or otherwise? Anyone looking to sell anything?
  6. The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

    Agreed in full! I wasn't interesting in buying it, just looking to find out why there was a SCF patch on it. Thanks!
  7. The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

    DevsMan84, As the knower of all things gameworn in the NHL, I throw this question to you: what is up with this 2003-2004 Mike Rupp jersey with a SCF 2003 patch? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Authentic-Game-Issue-Mike-Rupp-New-Jersey-Devils-NHL-2003-Stanley-Cup-CCM-Jersey-/391365836667
  8. All Jersey Talk

    I LOVE THIS! I wouldn't want the big league team to do this, but I am totally down with this in the minors. http://www.thealbanydevils.com/devils-reveal-special-holiday-jerseys/
  9. Help with Devils Reebok shirts

    You can order Henrique from Modells: http://www.modells.com/product/mobile/new_jersey_devils_adult_adam_henrique_name_and_number_t-shirt-3404a0047509aqe.do I can't say I've ever seen a Greene or Larsson jersey-shirt. The latter will hopefully change this season.
  10. The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

    If you haven't done so yet, you gotta check out these photos of the Sharks equipment sale. This is how it's done! I've never been inside the Devils equipment sale (not a STH, so lines were way too long) but I wish they'd bring it back and do it like this: http://gameworn.us/review-2015-san-jose-sharks-equipment-sale-wow/ *even the giant shark that the team uses for player intros can be purchased...for $290,000.
  11. Slow News Day: Kremlin Edition- Could IK Come Back to NHL?

    If the by-laws loophole is legit, then we absolutely should take Kovalchuk back. At the very least, we trade him (which is the most likely outcome IMO). It'd be foolish not to accept a player with his talents and trade value. I know we all hate him for leaving but not bringing him back for either option would be cutting off the nose to spite the face. Given the insane contract that he signed, the scenario of him coming back (whether to play or to be traded) would really be the best possibility: he voided his contract at the ideal time, saving the franchise $2+ mill in recapture penalties and ending his bloated contract during a time of financial instability. If traded, we get something for him. If we keep him, we get an elite scorer that our team desperately needs. Btw, looks like this is nearing completion... http://homesoftherich.net/2015/04/hockey-player-ilya-kovalchuks-20000-square-foot-alpine-nj-mansion/
  12. Realistic trade targets in the offseason

    Agreed in full. I definitely think that people tend to over-value first round draft picks. Lots of fans, myself included, were ticked off when Lou traded our 9th overall pick in 2013 for Schneider. But, after the dust settled and I had a chance to evaluate the situation, I realized he traded a gamble opportunity for a guaranteed #1 goalie.
  13. Realistic trade targets in the offseason

    Ah crap, you're right. I'm all kinds of messed up without CapGeek. In that case, yes, Toronto would need to take on some of his salary.
  14. Realistic trade targets in the offseason

    Tons of people apparently think Kessel is overpaid. I really don't see it that way. He is an elite goal scorer with five 30+ goal seasons (would've been 6 if not for the lockout). With the new CBA preventing front-loaded contracts, that production is absolutely worth IMHO his $8 mill cap hit. He's 27 and has four seasons 7 seasons left on his contract - analytics show he should remain an elite goal scorer for at least two of these seasons.
  15. The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

    Thanks for the kudos, Matt! Btw, Souray44 was the original owner of the Volchenkov.