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Joe B last won the day on September 27 2015

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  1. 2017 Expansion Draft Thread - LV Takes Jon Merrill

    I may be in the minority but Josefson is who I thought we were loosing form the start. After the Mueller trade it I am closer to 66-33 Josefson - Merrill now. He plays well in all situations. Just can't score. I know, get hurt every time he actually gets on a roll. Is he injury prone or unlucky? I also know quite a few would be happy to see him go(which I am not one). I also thought we were gonna make 1 or 2 more more moves before the protects were in so what do I know. Hopefully we make the 1 or 2 more moves during the draft because we just seem to have way too many picks. I would be surprised if we gave up anything to protect any of our non-protects unless it was to unload Cam's $$
  2. GDT - Winnipeg at Devils 3/14 - GAME POSTPONED TILL 3/28

    does Shero trade Larsson for hall? does his free agency strategy change? would we be a more attractive destination? imo our biggest hole is that neither Merrill, nor Severson have taken the next step and quite frankly look like they've taken a step back. Was pretty obvious that jelly wasn't the answer either but I loved Merril's game 2 years ago, what happened? Severson? I'm not a big +/- guy but -10 more than the next guy has to tell you something. Moore shows something at times (especially in ot) but he scares me in his own zone.(and I do admit, sometimes I just don't know if it was the D partner that made the mistake and the other as of now our team relies too much on special teams without an outstanding pp qb. that all being said, my protect list as of now is, 9,19, 21, 14, 6, 2, 7, 28. and I would guess lv takes 16 unless they need to get to the cap floor(one can dream) but this is a big off season for shero so I hope that isn't our list but he is able to incrementally upgrade this roster or just pull off a big trade with all of our picks. And obviously a big first round pick coming up.
  3. GDT - Winnipeg at Devils 3/14 - GAME POSTPONED TILL 3/28

    off tangent question. name of the song as the puck was about to drop to start the third period?
  4. Devils Claim P.A. Parenteau

    Is this the first move Shero has made the didn't involve us getting faster? Not saying it is a bad move, just seems out of character for Shero from what I've seen so far.
  5. Hall adjusting to Jersey

    As a northern Jersey guy I've always said that the Driscoll bridge is central jersey. Not the area or towns around it, just the bridge itself. I know it is a tad more complex than that, but it works for me. Please save the 'Taylor ham' line names until Zacha is on the lines (was hoping with patty also) so you can have Taylor hall with czech(cheese). Or is that pushing it? whats the goosey / mischief / cabbage night breakdown? Yes i'm getting antsy for the season, would like to talk about the team but have no clue what to expect again so I am reading back on off topic threads and will try to wait 15 games to take it all in. Joe
  6. Pru Center to (finally) enforce noisemaker ban

    i really don't understand all the hate from the people who don't like that horn. I'm in 101 so maybe if I was next to it. Probably not as a punk / metal fan. I didn't chant along when it was rock and roll (and honestly I'm quite while watching and will talk hockey but don't usually yell) but I do occasionally now cause it pisses some of you off and it has been a fun cat and mouse game. start chant right after goal, > play music to drown it out > start after puck drops > announce goal to drown out chant > start chant immediately after goal is announced > ??? Mascot did start the drums over the vuvuzela once so maybe that is the next step. I just hope we score enough to see how this plays out. Our end of the building does seem to chant along on big goals. Few here and there on every goal, but very notcable on big goals I didn't mind rangers sucks once a game / period. Hate all the ad-ons. Ric flair wooing is annoying. Yelling 'red' during anthem, just stop, i'm trying to listen to the fvcking song. I do like the 'it's a pp goal, fvck you sam rosen' and the mike (brief pause) miller goal score chant. Bauman used to chant after every goal(and he still gets the crowd going occasionally) , I do like that we have some sort of tradition for it. Our fanbase is good at 2 things. Booing and yelling you suck. Why take away one of our strengths? I don't understand the Bourque line in the complaint letter. If you didn't mean it literally, why should i take any other line you write in the letter literally? calling someone a cretin casue they don't like the chant? I have heard that all good cretins go to heaven but as a Ramones fan and an athiest I'm conflicted. Joe
  7. Andrew Gross is our new beat writer

    As long as he tries to capture the spirit of the thing i will be happy.
  8. No More Hard Tickets

    the team is only 32 years old, does it really need Viagra already? My rep called me this morning and told me they were just giving out a card. I prefer that but i do go to most games. He claimed that there problems last year and that this should speed up the lines to get in. Not sure how true that is because the metal detector seems to slow the lines down more than the ticker checkers. Although I do remember that the scanning usually took 2 or 3 times with an actual ticket and that the printouts caused problems at times as well. Nothing much to actually add to the thread, just wanted to say that stupid joke.
  9. Stefan Matteau to Montreal for Devante Smith-Pelly

    Was this move made because of the new org's philosophy of speed? I liked his game the first year, really didn't see much this year. I know nothing of DSP so I am looking for the reasoning behind it, not judging one way or the other. Joe Was this move made because of the new org's philosophy of speed? I liked his game the first year, really didn't see much this year. I know nothing of DSP so I am looking for the reasoning behind it, not judging one way or the other. Joe
  10. Gelinas to Colorado for a 3rd

    i would like to thank legal weed because there is no other way that we would have gotten a 3rd even it is a year away. Joe
  11. Gdt Rangers at NJ @7pm

    at game, haven't seen tv broadcast yet, inisital thoughts Severson looked hurt, or just off near the end of the 3rd. Seemed to be holding arm or something after a shift in ot. Trouble getting out of zone with puck behind net a few times. Think the NHL guys were out there so can't blame the rookies. Not sure if it was the Rags pressure, or more miscommunication, but it just didn't look good. Lots of wide open hockey in the third. No clue if this is our new style or just a bad period, we shall see Tieing a game in ot just hurts my head. just go to a 3-2-1-0 pt system so all of this ot crap doesn't matter as much as it currently does Fine,league want a shootout, at least do it right guess that 4 on 3 pp work will be big this year. Why not just make every penalty a penalty shot in ot? sounds like a crappy idea the league would love. Joe Edit to add food review. They now have buffalo chicken and Taylor ham Strombolis. No ranch or blue cheese, just marinara sauce. I got the taylor ham, was cubed, not sliced. I think slicing like they do witht he pepperoni would be better. With mozz which didn't quite blend well for me. I had one that was out for a bit while a friend had one that was fresh which he liked so that may be the issue. I also think I will try it with ketchup next time if there is a fresh one. I will give a buffalo chicken review once I try it withen a game or 2. Designated driver free soda is back. Which will let me actually get more food. No free soda last year cut down on my overall food buying
  12. Here we go again. New goal song for 14-15

    the you suck part was figured out by the 2nd or 3rd goal. I was at both games. had what, 5k at the absolute most Friday night. I assume your die-hard season ticket holders, the you suck after the vuvuzula guy was louder than when they just had the original song. They even cheered after the cheer to add extra troll. Really has turned into a Streisand effect. Its been fun to watch. vuvu starts after goal is announced, so mascot starts a drum 'lets go devils' chant. Devs wait to announce the goal during stoppage to go right music, vuvu starts at the puck drop. I see people yelling you suck now that didn't when it was just the R&Rp2. tonight was a more mixed crowd. bigger, more kids, lots o rangers fans. still many yelling you suck and syncing up after a couple goals. At this point if we play taps after a goal, we will stick a you suck into it. I did not hear a 'rags suck Ps-Cw' chant the first night and did hear a few tonight. That one always got me more upset, I wouldn't mind once a non rangers game and maybe a few during rangers game without all the accouterments. At this point, put the old goal song, put the 'you rock' graphics at the appropriate times and you may organically kill the chant after a few loosing years, by making a big deal of it, you intensified just it. And I think I've mentioned my stance, doesn't bother me, I don't chant it, let others have their fun. Crowd doesn't make enough noise so trying to break up one of the few times they do doesn't make sense to me. i do understand people not liking it, but don't get the intense hatred from some towards those that do like it.
  13. Q & A with Shero

    wasn't an elderly lady that asked the question and there wasn't much attitude about it. I was wrong, was thinking of a different question. There was a bit of attitude, especially the In 'one man's opinion' question.
  14. Jagr's Still Got It

    If he is anything like Peter Griffin he will feel like he slept with Jagr. Better to find out now that she will blackmail someone for 2k then to hear a few months from now, oops, I forgot to take the pill.
  15. Q & A with Shero

    Small season ticket holder Q & A with Shero tonight. Held in 'Boardwalk' area. . Free pretzels, hot dogs and soda, water. Stage set up with 2 comfy chairs. Laughin interviewed him a bit, the fans got to ask a dozen or so questions. Seems personable enough, couple jokes. Talked about the changes to expect. Says this team isn't as far away as when he was with the expansion team. Expects to be competitive this year. Sees whats been written in the press and is trying to motivate the players off of it. Can't remember the exact quote but something along the line of just because it is predicted before the season doesn't mean it will happen unless you let it happen, Mentioned old devils type of teams. roll 4 lines, although tough in cap era, had a calder cup while winning in 95. Had Elias and sykora in al while winning for example so he is stressing assets. Different feeling for fans and franchise if you make the playoffs after missing a few years as opposed to 8, 9 years in a row. Mentioned johnny Macs goal in 88. 2'nd question from a fan was about tanking. He isn't worried about next years raft, he is worried abut this years team. asked if he wants to model after any winning team said not really, more about acquiring assets and mentioned the fast supportive game. He is high on Hynes, knows we need help on O, but how do we get it doesn't want to sign bad contracts. We have Cap space, we have to use it wisely if and when an opportunity arises. depends on the scouts to be ready when they do arrive. Not sure about who gets C. Not sure if we have one at the season start. Says both coach and his decision, but has to happen organically. Did mention the devils always killed the penguins. Thought he walked a tough line of respecting the past and the change in the future. Some rah - rah type stuff for the fans. I sill don't hear emphasis on D mentioned that much so that does scare me I must admit, but again, you usually need 10 games into the season to get any type of feel for a team so I will try not to worry. Took pics and shook hands with some people afterwards. Hugh Webber (actually, he asked someone else who told us) said that the designated driver soda will be back next season. I asked Laughlin who has the tougher job. Ray, Cory or Cangi. replacing who they are replacing. Matt said Cangi because Doc is still at the top of his game. Paraphrasing everyone, including myself Joe
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