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mort4345 last won the day on July 24 2015

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  1. GDT: 11/20/17 NJ Devils @ Minnesota

    Just got back from the game in St. Paul. I had fun seats, row 6 from the ice but near the goal where the Devils shot at during periods one and three. As such, a lot of the action was on the other end of the rink all three periods so I'm pretty sure everyone who saw the game on TV has a better overall analysis than what I have. From my vantage point, however, I did notice a couple of things: For starters, Henrique seemed ready to rumble at any moment from the middle of the second period on. Not really sure what got under his skin (demotion to fourth line?) but he was a hockey player clearly on a mission. Nico looked like a rookie for a good portion of the night; seemed more tentative than I've seen him look in the past. There were at least four good brawls and I honestly can't remember an early regular season game against a non divisional opponent where the Devils seemed so motivated to throw down on a continual basis - especially since the Wild really aren't a goon type of team - so that really surprised me. Butcher played smartly and is a calm, intelligent hockey player but really can get knocked off the puck when he's pressed. Nice goal though by the Butcher, arguably the most important goal of the game. Didn't notice Zacha, Stafford, Palms making too many memorable plays. Severson and Santini were fun to watch, played with a bit of an edge. As for the game flow itself, when the Devils took that crucial penalty in the third (Devs up 3-1 at the time) I turned to my 12-year-old daughter and said, "The Wild are going to score, tie it up in the final minutes and send this game will go into overtime." My daughter looks at me and says, "Dad, you need to stay positive." So, during the break before overtime starts, my daughter turns to me and says, "Dad, how did you know?" You guys all know the answer I gave her.
  2. 2016 Draft

    I think the odds of adding Sergachev are extremely thin. A) I think he's going to be selected before the Devils pick and B) the Devils need offense so badly that I really see them selecting one of Jost, Keller or Brown (assuming no crazy Devils' trades). I also think that Chychrun is going to fall down the draft further than most people think ... and, in my opinion, he's the most likely of the top three defensemen the Devils might have an opportunity to draft. As such, I'd be really shocked if Juolevi or Sergachev are still on the table when the Devils head to the podium. Hence, I see nothing but a forward in the first round.
  3. GDT: Devils vs Failures 7PM MSG+

    I couldn't have stated this any better. And for what it's worth, I'm not at all worried about Blandisi. I think this kid has loads of potential and he's added some much needed excitement this year. Last night's "incident" and Blandisi's potential "attitude" problems are laughably insignificant at this point.
  4. GDT: Kings @ Devils

    I almost had a heart attack at the end of this game - which is fine by me because that means the Devils are relevant once again. If anything else, this team has moxie. Obviously, there are some glaring deficiencies with this team but they are sure fun to watch again. If Cams can get back sooner than later and the kids keep playing the way they're playing, that 8th seed is more than do-able. p.s. Why are there so few chat threads this season compared to years past? Is it a format change or has the board migrated elsewhere?
  5. GDT: New Jersey Devils @ Montreal Canadiens

    Perhaps I'm out of the loop, but didn't the Devils' game forum chat threads used to be much longer in the days or yore? It seems to me that this would have been a 10-page thread not too long ago. So my question is this: Are the Devils fans just less interested than before or has there been a change in protocol for game-day forums on this website? No dog in this fight, just curious.
  6. GDT: Devils @ ChiTown 8:30

    I think this is how I'm starting to feel about the Devils this year...
  7. GDT: Devils @ ChiTown 8:30

    I don't think it'd characterize it quite like that. However, that being said, when I read this post I shot vodka soda out of my nose from laughing so hard. In sum, well done sir, well done...
  8. GDT: Devs vs. the Champs

    I think we all have to acknowledge that this Devils season, at least right at this very moment, is about as good of a scenario as we could have been hoped for.It's a fun team to watch again.
  9. GDT: NJD @ OTT 7:30 PM

    Oh my god, I thought the same exact thing. According to my calculations, the odds of the outcome we just witnessed were about 316 to 1. UPDATE* - Just got off the phone with an MIT prof and he said my math was, "Totally sound." So, there you go.
  10. Isles unveil hideous new 3rd jersey

    I do kind of wish that the Devils would have a predominately black uniform as a rare third option. I think you could design something pretty badass.
  11. 2015-16 Training Camp Thread

    I think as much as I wouldn't mind seeing Elias on the third line, he's not going to be a happy camper playing there. So there is going to be some politics - especially given the fact that coach and Shero seem to be relying heavily on Elias' leadership this year. Maybe Elias still deserves a 2nd line spot and maybe he doesn't. But I think he's going to have to really flail to get moved to the third line (or start the season nursing injuries while someone really steps up to push him out when he returns).
  12. Chris Lams gone now

    When I first heard that Chris L. had departed the organization I was devastated. But then I realized I had no idea what he actually accomplished over the past decade ... and felt better immediately.
  13. Passing judgement on your Stanley Cup title

    Best part: Tampa Bay Lightning, 2004: Come on. Verdict: Literally could not count any less.
  14. Your Thoughts About: #22 Jordin Tootoo

    My thoughts on Jordin Tootoo are the exact same as Tuomo Ruutu: They have way too many vowels in their name. Granted I'm a consonants guy, but come on ... that's just annoying no matter which side of the tracks you're on.
  15. Devils Survivor 2015

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