Steven M.

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Steven M. last won the day on November 12 2016

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  1. Yeah that article and everything else is a bit overblown. "Backlash" I don't really have an opinion about Sherry one way or the other because I am generally either at the game or watching on TV, but I thought she was fine. Regardless, the team has every right to replace her if her contract was up for whatever reason they want. It's a business. As for the "backlash," soon the playoffs will be over, free agency will be getting ready to ramp up and we'll all be getting psyched for the number one overall pick. No one will give two sh!ts in a bit.
  2. I don't have any issue with New Jerseyan's being fans of them or any NY sports teams that aren't the Rangers. All I meant was that the only team that is true to NJ is the Devils, and as such they're the only team I feel obligated to root for with influence from state pride. For football I'm a Seahawks fan because I grew up into it thanks to my Dad. Not a bandwagon guy, I grew up with a Rick Mirer jersey (LOL) and my teenage years were spent happily rooting for Matt Hasselbeck. Loved that guy. His reasoning for following them were that NJ doesn't have a team and he liked their colors when they entered the league, lol. Funny how arbitrary reasons to follow a team can be sometimes. But yeah, obviously I get a lot of "why?" when I tell people I'm a Seahawks fan from NJ with zero ties to Seattle. For a while those were my only teams, but I finally decided to get into baseball. Once again, without NJ having a team I had to make a decision. Since I associate both NY teams with the Rangers (even though I know plenty of Devils fans love the Yanks or Mets) I couldn't bring myself to like them. Having worked in Philly for four years now, and for the most part loving Philly other than the Flyers, I decided to start being a fan of the Phillies this year. It helps that I can watch their young prospects in my backyard (BlueClaws) and get free tickets at work all the time. It also didn't feel bandwagon-ish since they're in the middle of a rebuild. As far as I'm concerned though, all fandom is up to personal preference. The only true sin is being from New Jersey and rooting for the rangers.
  3. As far as I'm concerned this state has no football team, baseball team, or basketball team. The only team that represents NJ is the Devils.
  4. Seriously... she looks like any normal woman you'd see walking down the street, lol. Some people in here are making it sound like she crawled out of a dumpster or something. Regardless, as others have brought up I really don't think her job title sounds like something that she will be on-air for? I don't think Deb is getting replaced, or Julie.
  5. I still think the Kings beating him for the Cup in OT is my favorite. The sudden ending and how he just lays there for what feels like an eternity. This was fantastic in a different way, though.
  6. There is absolutely zero way that Dallas trades us the #3 just for Cory. He went for the 9th overall when he was in his twenties. Now, he's 31 and coming off his worst season as a pro. It would make no sense for them to trade such a high pick for him now, especially when you see the way the lottery works right out in the open, where you can suck as badly as the Avs did and still pick 4th. They're going to take that pick and be happy with whoever they draft. Not saying it's completely untradeable but they wouldn't trade it just for Cory. They'd need more from us.
  7. only to wake up and see that Vancouver still hadn't earned a point in the past three weeks
  8. This was a fun thread to read through Imagine my excitement being in the city of Philadelphia of all places finding this news out. My buddy and I went nuts at Xfinity Live! running around yelling like morons. I still can't believe it. This offseason is going to be monumental for us... 11 draft picks, #1 overall, second most cap space, more than likely some free assets in one way or the other with Kovalchuk wanting to return (either get him or whatever we get out of trading him)
  9. I don't really care what we get for him. If this occurs, and we get anything at all, it is a boon for this franchise. It's literally picking an asset out of thin air and throwing it onto the pile. If we need to let him play for half a year or something before we trade him then so be it.
  10. I consider the Caps my second team (for a long time now, one of my best friends is a Caps diehard so I've gone to a bunch of games, just come to follow them over time) but still -- fvck Tom Wilson. Glad they won though
  11. Meh, that's just coach speak. I remember when the season started my buddy was raging that the Caps motto for the season was going to be "will over skill." I was like c'mon man, you know that's just coach speak and it's not like that mindset erases all the talent on the team. re: Beau Bennett... I actually really liked him and think with proper finishers he could've had a lot more points. Not to mention some damn puck luck, he was a post away from like ~5-6 more goals. I think at a minimum he should get another year. It was pretty encouraging that he held up through the whole season too other than some games missed for a freak accident with the skate to leg injury.
  12. It seems to be working fine this AM if anyone was still having trouble, finally got all of mine submitted. Good luck everyone and GO CAPS lol
  13. Yeah, it's unusable. Trying to join this one, the reddit Devils one, and Devils Insiders and I've gotten about as far as somehow signing up for this one but I don't even have a name or anything else yet. It's totally jacked up.
  14. Marty was my favorite Devil growing up as a kid, and only over time did Elias overtake him for me as I grew older. I'll always love Marty but yeah, exactly. The ending just has always left a sour taste in my mouth. It just felt so god damn pointless. Like what do you really have to prove? What did he even prove to himself? "I've still got it?" No, you clearly don't. Everyone but him knew that. From the St. Louis standpoint, I understand one of their goalies went down but it just seemed to me like a sad PR move designed to generate interest. Having him play in the alumni game for this past winter classic (or whatever the hell it was, don't remember) felt even MORE forced and sad. So yeah, while I'll be forever grateful for him and still defend him as being the best goalie ever, I'd be lying if internally at least I didn't admit he's been knocked down a peg. To me, Elias is the best. I won't even try to write out why because nothing could explain better than dr33's post from the retirement thread. Getting on topic since I never replied, I agree with some of the posters that said 2014-15 was the worst. Did we bottom out this year, yes, but I still feel that the OVERALL direction is positive. I still believe in Shero (not sure if I believe in Hynes) but generally I have agreed with much of what Ray's done here. In 2014-15, everything felt hopeless. They forwards were abysmal. The defense was horrid. DeBoer getting fired, the three headed sh!tshow on the bench, everything sucked and there was no end in sight. At least now, I feel like we're building toward something and see some actual direction,
  15. Just another reason Patty is the greatest Devil. It was all about Marty, to some degree. He wouldn't have taken NOT getting those starts very well. sh!t, he really didn't take that season well in general even though as we've discussed here he was getting too many starts to begin with. It was never about Patty, even down to the last game here with his "last lap" where he could have played but didn't out of respect to the young guys and the Isles still fighting for a playoff spot (and the other teams around them).