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  1. Stupid fvcking bounce.
  2. I'm glad you mentioned Bossy because I was just about to come in here and drop that name. I am pretty sure he had like, 9 50-goal seasons, in a row. NINE. FIFTY goals. IN A ROW. That is un fvck1ng believeable. Hardly anyone scores 50 anymore. Hardly anyone scores 50 back to back. Even in the "live puck era", it was hard to score 50, and hard to score 50 back to back. He did it. NINE times lol.
  3. Pretty much agree with that. Goes back to the point a week or so ago when we were wondering if he'd be benched, and how we just simply aren't a better team with him not in the lineup. We're certainly not better trading him away AND retaining a good chunk of his contract. Not at least when you consider what he'll probably garner in return, which isn't likely to be much.
  4. fvck. Hopefully it's not a serious one. I'm assuming Bennett now re-joins the lineup. I would slot him right into his spot on the 3rd line too.
  5. Lightning lost last night, Leafs lost in OT. Islanders and Bruins won. Need the Hurricanes and Panthers to lose tonight.
  6. Bennett you're probably right about, but I would think Josefson would be the one exposed rather than Pelly. We just signed him last year, and I don't see management risking/giving up on him yet if a team were to be interested in him.
  7. Yeah, swept their west coast road trip going 5-0, it was pretty unreal.
  8. Here's how I think it will shake out with the Devils and who they protect: Forwards: Hall, Henrique, Zajac, Palmieri, Parenteau, Pelly, Noesen. I think you roll the dice on Josefson knowing he has almost no production, and risk Bennett (because I don't like him lol, and also he has little production and value). From what I understand, guys like Wood, Zacha, and Blandisi don't have to be protected because they've played less than three years, so from that aspect I think we're pretty safe at forward with the only real exception being Cammalleri, who I think we'd all like if he got picked. Defensemen: Greene, Severson, Merrill. Roll the dice on Lovejoy, Quincey, and Moore, not really caring, and possibly preferring, if any one of them get picked. Helgeson seems like the only real risk that we probably wouldn't like to lose, since this is his third year, right?
  9. Three games yesterday, Florida lost, Philly lost, and Boston lost.
  10. I know what you mean, to a degree. When I was younger, I used to know every player on every team, and other things like stats and records. I got some books as gifts that I would read on occasion and learn things about the players, teams, and so forth. I also traded cards with friends which helped emphasize the details about them in my head. I definitely had more free time back then for sure, but I think what it comes down to is that I have a pretty good memory. Even to this day, even though I still enjoy reading some articles now and then and I do frequently check the standings of my favorite sports leagues and teams, I can hear stats in passing on the TV, or see players online and highlights quickly online, and the information just kind of sticks with me, to the point where I can usually recall it in conversation, or whenever. This is coming from someone who up until recently had a live-in girlfriend with 3 kids for the past 10 years, not to mention a typical 9-5 job M-F. I guess I really do just love sports I suppose. Holy crap, you watch every single playoff game??
  11. I'm a Devils fan before anything else, but I do love the game of hockey in general too. I would think we all do, right? It makes sense to me, because if I didn't like the sport of hockey as a kid I wouldn't be a Devils fan to begin with. I mean, can anyone here, or anywhere, actually say they just decided to be a fan of their favorite team out of pure love for them, without even knowing what they did or who they were? No, at least for me, I grew up first skating on ice/roller at around age 3-4. I can remember being really young and may parents taking me to ice rinks where I first started to learn to skate. Around age 5-6 was when I first started watching the NHL, and lo and behold the Devils were the first team I can recall watching highlights of in the morning from the game the night before. At age 7 I started playing both ice and roller, but eventually and quickly stuck with just roller and have been playing it ever since. But it was at that time I really loved hockey, and the Devils. I played a ton of other sports as a kid and was good at them too - baseball, basketball, etc, but hockey was and is my favorite to this day, even after living in FL for 19 years now. I wouldn't say I am emotionally invested in any of the other teams at all (well, I have a soft spot for the Lightning since I live in the area and I like to support the hometown team), but even if it's two random teams I couldn't care less about, I'll still tune in now and then because I like watching the sport, and enjoy seeing good competition. It's also something fun to do when you go out to a bar on a Friday or Saturday night, rather than do the same old thing like check out girls, play drinking games, and so forth. It's much more fun when there's sports on TV at the local bar to keep you entertained longer. I guess I'm also just such a sports fan in general which is why I can get into the Cup playoffs even if we're not in. I love watching sports year round, particularly football and hockey. Don't get me wrong, it's a lot less fun when my favorite teams aren't in it, and there's definitely a sinking feeling when the last game of the regular season is played in April and the Devils are packing up and not playing anymore. I know that hockey is still on which will be fun to watch, but a part of me is broken and won't be healed until next October when they hit the ice again and compete in a new season. It's the same reason that, for pretty much the rest of the season, even though we're all but out of playoff contention now, I'll still crack open my laptop on a random weeknight when we're playing, connect to the streaming program I use, and listen to/watch this team. We all <3 the Devils.
  12. Agree with pretty much all of what the two of you said in the last couple posts. And it's what makes the off-season seem even longer than usual, because as CR said, we can't give up and wash our hands with them, so we're left in early April hanging on for 5-6 months waiting eagerly to see what the next year brings, and if that year really will be "their year".
  13. When you put it that way, knowing that 16 teams make the playoffs and seeing that we're 23rd in the league, but also seeing that half of the teams among the 7 teams standing in our way to #16 are in the Western Conference, it's frustrating how close we actually are to a playoff spot, but seemingly will fall just a little short again this year, like we have for the past few seasons.
  14. fvck.
  15. I like Noesen's hockey sense. He's throwing things on net. That's what we need right now.