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  1. A few post-game thoughts: 1) As lousy as Kinkaid was (despite one spectacular save and a few other very good ones), the defense in front of him didn't help. Way, WAY too many bad turnovers. 2) Berube for the Islanders was almost as bad as Kinkaid. You can't get as much soft serve at a yogurt shop as you could at Barclays Center tonight. 3) The Islanders need to ditch those butt-ugly and boring alternate uniforms as soon as possible. 4) The Barclays Center is massively disappointing as an arena in many ways, and I'm not even talking about the fact it was not designed for hockey. (Actually, the seats behind the goal where the Isles shoot twice are very good IMO, even if the rest of the seats in the arena presumably leave something to be desired.) The narrow concourses, the lack of concession stands, the lack of restrooms (and strange layout of those restrooms) - who the hell designed this place so poorly? Ironically, the place has a 1970s logistical design (good place to watch a basketball game presumably and in the aforementioned behind the goal sections at the east end but insufficient interior infrastructure) with 2000s bells and whistles. The Islanders would be better off back an enhanced Nassau Coliseum (which was a great place to watch a game if you didn't care about the bells and whistles and could beat everyone to the restrooms at intermissions). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. If Schneider does come in, he doesn't have far to go; he's been sitting directly behind Kinkaid the entire game. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I'm at the game, and I gotta say, the Islanders have the lamest post-goal chant in sports. I don't remember them having that chant when I saw the Devils and Isles at Nassau Coliseum in 2014 (though the Devils kicking the Islanders' asses 6-1 in that game may have been the reason.) Also, the upper concourse at Barclays Center is WORSE than Nassau Coliseum's concourse, and that includes the restroom line. The Rock gets better and better in my eyes as I go to more arenas. Two other thoughts: 1) Kinkaid has been Jekyll and Hyde in this game, mostly Hyde. 2) We need the Zajac/Hall/Palmeiri line on the ice as much as possible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Looking forward to the game, because I'm making my annual trip up from the DC area to get to a game at the Rock. Hopefully the Devils win and the game doesn't go long (Amtrak train leaves Newark at 10:22 PM; goes without saying I'd prefer if the Devils went back to 7 PM Friday starts). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. That was my thought as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Binghamton did have the Broome Dusters many years ago (Binghamton is in Broome County), and according to a Binghamton-based Rangers fan on HFBoards, the Rangers are the most popular NHL team in Binghamton and a Devils-named affiliate may turn off a decent portion of the fan base. A neutral name may work better. My personal opinion is a neutral name with Devils colors would be a good compromise. If the Binghamton team is called the Devils, for the logo I think you have the horns at the top left corner of the B, and extend the tail below the bottom left corner of the B. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. A lot of people don't realize how far north Albany is relative to Binghamton, even if the New York state capital is considerably further east. Binghamton is just over the PA/NY border and only about an hour from Scranton. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Binghamton found a creative solution when they were a Whalers' affiliate back in the day:
  9. Binghamton is only slightly further from Newark than Albany is. It is actually a little closer from some parts of north Jersey, like Morris County near I-80. The other benefit of this move is Binghamton plays more games and more road games against teams like the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (roughly 1 1/2 hours from Newark), Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (I'm guessing a bit more than 2 hours from Newark), and Hershey Bears (about 3 hours from Newark) than Albany currently does.
  10. My recollection is the Devils really outplayed the Flyers in that series by a pretty significant margin after the first game but the scores didn't fully reflect the Devils' dominance.
  11. More like they kicked the Flyers' asses in 4 straight IIRC.
  12. I didn't see this story until just now, and all I can say is the Devils are stupid. Well, that and the fact that Ripoffmaster is really, really good at screwing people over. Even when they "try" to do something fan-friendly, like giving people access to free GA ticket vouchers as a result of that music concert fan lawsuit and settlement, TM/ROM makes the program so fan-unfriendly that it isn't even worth it. BTW, TM/ROM pulls the same sh!t on Ticket Exchange with music concerts too. I had an extra ticket for a Black Sabbath concert held on 8/21 near DC, and the fvcking a$$holes wouldn't let me sell the extra ticket for below face value. fvck Ripoffmaster. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Based on the Prudential Center FAQ page, it appears computers and smaller bags are permitted; they are not listed as prohibited items: Having said the above, I could swear when I checked this last season laptops were prohibited. (I could also be thinking of the Devils game I attended at Nassau Coliseum last season.) I would contact Guest Services at the Prudential Center for more information. There is a phone number in the FAQ section as well as a Guest Services tab in the link above.
  14. Chimaira Devil - it sounds like you had a great time this past week. So glad you could fulfill a long-time dream. Hopefully the next time you come over to the NYC area it won't be so cold. (Much of the eastern U.S. experienced record low temperatures during the third week of February.) Incidentally, if/when you come over the next time, if you are in lower Manhattan prior to a game, you can take the PATH train from the World Trade Center site/Freedom Tower to Newark Penn Station.
  15. Damn, good seats IMO. Why couldn't have you had this deal yesterday when I was in north Jersey for the Devils game?