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About sundstrom

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  1. 6 Years ago today... one of the best comebacks happened

    Blandisi skating reminds me of Kovy a bit actually. 
  2. very enjoyable game to be at - playoff atmosphere at the rock tonight. blandisi is a real nice player - i'm not ready to say his gaudreau but he can be a hagelin like player which is something i can't remember the devils having in a long time - a speedy winger that creates matchup issues for most defensemen. other than him, i didn't see any real standout performances on the positive...other than cory who was magnificent as he's been all year. gelinas is still terribly terrible. and his stink affects whoever is with him. schlemko, who generally has been pretty solid just seemed to play poorly tonight when he got around 44. I am begging for moore to come back soon but that just pushes helgeson out. we need merrill to push 44 out of the lineup. boucher's last 2 shifts were good. every shift before that was forgettable. he just can't get himself into scoring situations and therefore, he's pretty useless. and larsson - for as good as he's been this year, probably had his worst game of the season tonight. he just could not handle the speed outside and got caught flatfooted. he'll never be a fast skater - i agree with others who have said that. but he's gotta get better at recognizing speed and playing it safe when it calls for it to not get his doors blown off and have to take penalties like tonight.
  3. GDT: Devils @ Pens 7PM MSG+

    you don't give okposo 6.5MM to play 3rd line. also - as much as i appreciate what stempniak has done this year, i think it's very foolish to just pencil him back in for first line duties next year. first of all, you're talking about a guy who never stays healthy and this year is shooting at 13%. second of all, while not exactly ancient he'll be 33 next month. i think the devils need another palmieri type move - get a guy who's gonna get expensive from a team that can't afford him. Sven Baertschi Tomas Tartar Marcus Johansson Tanner Pearson Andrew Shaw Tomas Hertl Brett Connolly   I don't think the Devils are going to dip their toes in the UFA market for any of the "first day" guys of which okposo is one.
  4. The Marty Night thread

    great looking space CR76!
  5. Drouin

    Tony Amonte
  6. Shout out to...

    Jerry - I'd suggest taking a look at who you're talking to.    I am not that guy.    But it I will say congrats on never doing any a$$hole like things in your life. Must be nice. 
  7. Shout out to...

    He doesn't post here. I actually sat next to him every year until this year. Truth is he is a good guy.     I can assure you that he did ask quietly 2 or 3 times before he gets loud and annoyed. He's been doing it for years.  It is annoying when people get up and sit down constantly during play. They're at the game but have no interest in the game.  He does get too hot at times and he's an acquired taste but he's not s bad guy. 
  8. Around the League 15-16 Edition

    See Robin Hood; Men in Tights  
  9. GDT: Gaudreau vs. Palmieri

    i forgot to mention that gaudreau is absolutely worth the price of admission. Might be the second most fun player to watch besides Patrick Kane. i was petrified every time he was on the ice.
  10. GDT: Gaudreau vs. Palmieri

    enjoyable game to be at - liked a lot of what i saw from blandisi who has wheels and pretty good hockey instincts. boucher clearly understands that he's gotta play defense to stay and is at least cognizant of it. kalinin's strength is impressive to watch - if he can find any kind of offensive game, he could be a 15-20 goal guy. as far as i'm concerned, there was only one negative tonight and that was gelinas who, i don't care if possession stats possibly put him in a good light, was simply dreadful tonight. again with terrible decisions, not supportive of the play, got beat on what honestly looked like every play and just really seemed to have no idea what he was supposed to be doing. i don't know how anyone can defend him. as the PP continues to be dismal, he's no help there either. i'm not sure who it would be, but I could see an Albany D come up while Merrill is hurt and Gelinas gets scratched - he just cannot be out there anymore. The only excuse to keep him out there would be to try and hope he gets his shot off for a couple goals and they can trade him to someone stupid.
  11. Are you renewing for the 16-17 season?

    They do a lot in the way of perks - tshirts, team meet and greets, rewards, etc. And yes, being in the same seats around the same people is important. Up until this year, we sat to the same people since the day the Rock opened. We went to their kids' weddings. My cousins are a few rows ahead of us. And as silly as it sounds, if you care enough, you do it because it supports the team. While I don't think the Devils will ever really be in jeopardy of moving, having a weak season ticket base is something that starts those wheels turning.  
  12. Are you renewing for the 16-17 season?

    i'm renewing - it was really always just a question if my family schedule would allow for us to go to at least 30 games and the rest go to my company. as for the product on the ice, i think it is way more entertaining than last year and they have made nice strides for gameday entertainment. The videos before the game aren't always the same which i appreciate a lot. the kids zone is a nice touch for when i bring my kids. i actually think the food has improved and w/ concession pass, it's essentially all you can eat so that's a big plus too. I'm still paying less than I did 3 years ago for club seats and I'm in the same seats (which aren't the club anymore) but still come with essentially all you can eat food. So my 5% goes to merchandise which works out when I bring my kids. I'm getting free food so a couple hundred dollars to get my kids a shirt or something is another nice bonus. i can appreciate the cost and how it doesn't make sense for a lot of people. but i'm 15 minutes away from the arena, can go to 30+ games, and it's basically mine and my wife's entertainment for the year. we don't go to shows. we don't really go to movies. when we go out to dinner, it's always with friends/family so this is our "alone thing."
  13. Devils vs Wild, 8pm NBCSN

      it's a much more entertaining style of play - pierre even mentioned it - the chip it out of the zone off the glass as option 1 has been replaced with a good pass or carrying it out of the zone - while they still don't get enough shots off or on net, they're still playing a better style of hockey - that cannot be denied
  14. Devils vs Wild, 8pm NBCSN

    i love pierre. so does my brother - he's great. i honestly have zero problems with him and appreciate his work. during the finals run in 2012, i'd always get to the games super early and would see him before even the players made it out for warmups and he always remembered me and we'd chat a bit. i actually went to the NHL awards that year in Vegas and met him again at an afterparty where he absolutely remembered me and continued the conversation.