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About NewarkDevil5

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  1. Agreed. I definitely couldn't have imagined in 1995 (and especially after 1996) that my state's hockey team would go on to achieve what they did in the subsequent decade. I remember looking at Terry Sawchuk's shutout record when I was a kid and thinking that there was no way on earth that would ever be broken but praying that Marty could pull it off. I remember the goal against Montreal in the playoffs and thinking that'd be our year (until Bill Guerin's fat toe killed us the following series). I remember the goalie battle with Ed Belfour in 2000 that led to the "Marty's better" counter-chant to the Stars-fans' "Eddie's better" that they'd taunted Roy with in their Conference Final matchup. Then came the Conn Smythe miscarriage of justice in 2003. All throughout this time Marty's been the constant of the era. I have high hopes from the way this new era is beginning that perhaps we can make something of our redheaded new goalie and start a new era of great things to keep the tradition begun with Marty alive.
  2. Good times. Good memories.
  3. That was a pretty awesome save until it went in....
  4. Definitely happy with this choice.
  5. Me too. It was just as they were starting to draw the interest of NJ fans too.
  6. I'd think a game against the Habs would be the most fitting.
  7. The Islander's own version of Jacques Lemaire. Definitely a place for him in hockey's Valhalla.
  8. If we can't trust Gelinas for 10-12 mins at ES per game that's when guys like Hrabarenka, Mozick, and Helgeson start getting looks.
  9. They may take our Lou, but they'll never take OUR KOOL AID!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Another Pens guy. Was a heart and soul character type player on every bottom dwelling team of the late 90s up to the early 00s. Beaten to the punch :-P
  11. I still think that offseason once Parise was off the table they should have gone after Semin. He and Kovalchuk I think could have been good together. Obviously Kovalchuk later left us high and dry, but who knows how things might have been different if we gave him someone to play with.
  12. Maybe, but I'm inclined to believe that he blames a lot of the recent struggles on financial instability that arose during the Vanderbeek ownership. Lou is a very proud guy and will not ever publicly give excuses for poor performance, but I think that's what this is in reference to.
  13. Out of curiosity, is there any reason why Portland hasn't been in the discussions for another West Coast team? They used to be front and center of these things (remember when YankeeNets was selling the Devils, Portland was a frontrunner in where we might have ended up) and now I hear nothing about them.
  14. Big hopes are what being a fan's all about. Here's a copy of a post I made on the Devils Usenet board in 1999: Of the names listed Van Ryn never played a single game with the Devils, Berglund and Dagenais washed out really quickly, I don't even remember who Benoit or Vyshedkevich were and Damphousse's big contribution was being a throw-in part of the Friesen, Tverdovsky trade.
  15. I love how much Greene has grown on all of us as Devil fans. When he first got here the vast majority of us were convinced he was the next Ken Sutton.