Colorado Rockies 1976

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  • Location High Bridge, NJ
  • Interests NJ Devils hockey, NE Patriots football (NOT a bandwagon fan!), NY Mets baseball or what passes for it, drums, moshing, eating, weightlifting, laughing at Ranger fans, hating the Yankees and Jets. modding cars, XBox360
  1. GDT: Thank You Marty. 8pm MSG+

    There was actually a box full of them near the top of the exit escalators...that's how I wound up getting one, just before I left (right after Boucher's goal...I'm still under the weather and didn't want to take any chances in case there was more snow out west, where I live).  Really wish the Devils had manufactured a print like they did with Stevens, Daneyko, and Niedermayer, but I'm not complaining...the ceremony was top-notch, and there will be plenty of great photos available in the near future.  I'll find something worth framing and putting up on my wall. 
  2. The Marty Night thread

    Player speeches at these things tend to be long "thank you" lists, which I can understand...sure, it'd be nice to hear some more about their actual playing days and some stories (especially about their earlier days) but that's why other teammates and friends are there to say a few words, with more eloquent guys like Doc handling a lot of the heavier lifting, and video montages filled with younger days and career highlights.  These ceremonies are pretty much done by committee. 
  3. GDT: Thank You Marty. 8pm MSG+

    Glad I got to see this live.  First class and then some.  And awesome zinger at Bettman's expense by Lou.  Awesome meeting MD2020, MB, and Leeds.  Got a wave in to DD56.  Just a great night all around.     And for anyone wondering, mini banners and commemorative ticket were the giveaways tonight.  No banner photos.  
  4. GDT: Thank You Marty. 8pm MSG+

    Yeah glad to be sitting in my seat and waiting.  It's madness out there.  Parking is going to be a real bitch for a lot of fans tonight.  
  5. GDT: Thank You Marty. 8pm MSG+

    A lot of the reason Terreri was pretty popular (I liked him too) is that he was the underdog to Sean Burke, but kept outplaying him to the point where he finally started getting more playing time than Burke (though the Devils kept giving Burke every chance to be the #1).  But though Terreri was pretty good and extremely likable (he never bitched about Burke getting undeserved chance after undeserved chance at his expense), that's all he was...pretty good at best...it was becoming obvious the Devils could only go so far with him as their top goalie.  Guy was always a team player though...I remember him being nothing but supportive of Marty in 1993-94, even as it was becoming very clear that Marty was going to supplant him as the main guy very soon. 
  6. GDT: Thank You Marty. 8pm MSG+

    Anybody here watch Marty's very first game?  I did (I was 21)...though my frat (ZBT) didn't have any actual fraternity house (I went to Montclair...there weren't any back in 1992), we had a few houses of 4-7 bros each, where we'd have parties, mixers, events, etc.  I wound up watching that game at one of those houses, with a frat bro who would later become one of my best friends (even though he's a Ranger fan).  I admit that I don't really remember much of the finer details of the game itself...part of that is because we were partaking in some herbal enhancements during the game...and though I have a pretty good memory, another part of it is that it was almost 24 friggin' years ago...and that I didn't anticipate that Marty would win 687 more games as a Devil after that one (hence I didn't immortalize the moment in my mental VCR). Reason I ask is (and I could be wrong...I definitely can't recall specifics) that I kind of remember the commentators making it sound like Marty was more of this 19-year-old curiosity than the Devils' Goalie of the Future.  I don't remember them touting him or building him up all that much during the broadcast.     
  7. Around the League 15-16 Edition

    Seems like this was mostly about getting Phaneuf's contract off the Leafs' books.  They did get a young forward prospect and a second-round pick.  Kind of deal that makes sense when you're where the Leafs are. 
  8. GDT: Thank You Marty. 8pm MSG+

    I don't think the team needs a shot in the arm...unfortunately, they don't pick up many extra points in shootouts (always hurts when you're a fringe team), and they're just not that good.  They also don't have the depth to overcome Cammalleri's latest injury vacation, especially since the guys who were scoring before are cooling off.  Great goaltending can only carry a team for so long when it's right around dead last in offense, and despite being up there in defense (thanks largely to Schneider's heroics), isn't really a great defensive team.  I'm terrified every time I see #44 on the ice now.  
  9. Mets 2015-16 Offseason Thread

    Such an awkward situation for De Aza...pretty rare that you get signed as a free agent and have your new team no longer want you before spring training.  Again, gotta give the Mets credit for not using De Aza's presence as a reason not to sign Cespedes. 
  10. Around the League 15-16 Edition

    I know a Flyer fan who's never stopped whining about that hit to this day.  Fortunately he doesn't bring it up as much anymore (and I haven't seen him in a while either), but he couldn't bitch about that hit enough. The problem with some Flyer fans is that they think that Broad Street Bullies crap extends to them...that they have the right to sucker-punch fans of opposing teams who dare to wear another teams jersey in "their house".  I might think a lot of Ranger fans are unfunny witless morons, but at least they're not nearly as (unnecessarily) violent as Flyer fans. 
  11. The Marty Night thread

    Yeah, meant how long did the event last.  Thanks! 
  12. The Marty Night thread

    How long was it?  Just wondering.
  13. The Marty Night thread

    The sad thing these are the same people who would've been bitching that just a pre-game retirement ceremony for the most special player in this franchise's history wouldn't have been enough...they'd be saying "The Devils should have a separate event at the arena, no game, just Marty."  Well the Devils do that and in essence do a nice job building up to tonight (the ceremonial face-off on Saturday, last night's statue unveiling, and now tonight), and it's still not enough.  Give me a fvcking break!
  14. The Marty Night thread

    I remember when the saying was "You'll never make everyone happy, no matter what you do."  Sometimes it feels like "No matter what you do, you'll never make ANYONE happy." From the pics and accounts, it sounds like last night was a great event.  Wish I could've been there. 
  15. Mets 2015-16 Offseason Thread

    I think the Mets were open to the idea of bringing Clip back based on the balance of his work as a Met.  I think he was just iffy enough that the Mets really had no interest, and there some serious red flags in his Met sample...like 7 HR, 6 WP and 2 HBP in just 39 IP.  The guy has always been beastly from a hits-allowed standpoint though.  I can't blame Sandy for not bringing him back though...it does feel like this version of Clip is an implosion waiting to happen in big spots.