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  1. 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/
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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/
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

    Thanks for the kudos, Matt! Btw, Souray44 was the original owner of the Volchenkov.
  9. WANTED: Marty's Last Game as a Devils (4/13/14 vs BOS)

    Awesome!!! Can you send me the file through http://www.filemail.com?
  10. Does anyone have a digital version of (or know where I can download) Marty's final game as a Devils (4/13/14 vs Boston Bruins)?
  11. The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

      I have an Elias 09-10 Red Set 2 and Greene 11-12 White Set 3 and both are really clean. The Greene jersey is particularly surprising considering his style of play and that it was from the 11-12 playoff run.   I had an 11-12 Zubrus and there were tons of repairs/marks on it. Made me respect him even more as a player.
  12. I realize that this is a total shot in the dark but does anyone have a ticket stub (that they'd be willing to part with) for the December 13, 2009 game versus the Flyers?
  13. Best-Case and Worst-Case Scenarios For The Rest Of 2014-15

      I'm all for the "Best Case Scenario" - get a top pick and trade away most, if not all, pending UFAs.   As for the "Better Case Scenario," not trying to be a Debbie Downer here but in order to even have a chance over 50% (55.1%) of making the playoffs, the Devils would have to go 27-8-4 for the remaining 39 games. That'd be a legendary, all-time NHL turnaround by a team that hasn't won more than 2 games in a row since the first 3 games of the season. I know many will likely reference the second half of the 2010-2011 season under Lemaire, but even then the team went 29-17-3 and I'd strongly argue that that team had much more talent.   Anyways, you can check out the various scenarios for the Devils making the playoffs here: http://www.sportsclubstats.com/NHL/Eastern/Metropolitan/NewJersey.html
  14. The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

      The one on eBay is definitely pricey making the gamble that Severson pans out much more risky. I was able to get a very good deal on this (and I've always been a fan of Kelowna's jerseys) so I went for it.
  15. The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

    Saw this sucker and had to treat myself to a nice xmas gift   2013-2014 Home/White Set