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My Scott Stevens thread

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Hi!  Two Rams... what did I expect born in April?

 

scunner.jpg  This is brown and cream... the other is black and white... so cute i could explode!

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Hopefully he'll go back to the announcing thing.  Everyone here is so negative about anything he does.  I think that's weird. I'm a very detail oriented critical person and I dont have much problem with Stevens.  I'm pretty vocal about it when I do.  Everyone here kind of hates him though.  Maybe I just register the negative... but if it's just something arbitrary you can't improve upon -- why be a hater even?  If you're a Devils fan and all.

 

I guess I pick on Marty. :urg:  

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People are negative about almost everything as of late.  I think this is the age of who can we blame for whatever reason.  People have to complain about something.  I have no problem with Stevens.  I don't have problems with a lot of the things the team is doing.  There is a lot of do as I say but not as I do.  It is what it is.

 

Did you read about his speaking at a town meeting where he was the only attendee?  He does what he does regardless of what people may think or say.  Gotta admire that. :)

 

http://www.newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/bedminster-deer-hunt-plan-questioned-by-hockey-legend/article_03ef7d97-9a47-51bb-b5b6-487927c340ce.html

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good for him.  Don't get me started on his fight though. 

 

Why doesn't he have livestock?  It's such an honor to have these little living beings share space with you.  I love my sheep so much.  Of course I think it's hypocritical to eat meat if you don't know what the animal has gone through.  If he had livestock I almost MIGHT believe he's more than just a trophy hunter. I understand where he's coming from -- but I'd prefer he not kid himself -- I mean it's one thing to BS hunting mag readers - but if he's BSing himself well that's a whole other kettle of fish. 

 

Livestock brings you more in to the day to day life of animals - their empathy and intelligence as well as their ruthlessness and stupidity. It's just makes that connection to life and the earth that much richer.

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Over the years, I have known folks with livestock.  One couple had sheep, chickens and pigs.  They were treated humanely.  When there was offspring they couldn't bring themselves to slaughter the wee ones for food.  Needless to say their farm soon was overrun with animals.  One day they had someone come to take them.  They kept the chickens and sheep.  She learned how to spin yarn and everyone they knew got something knitted that year.  I think they worked something out with other farmers like bartering animals for cuts of meat.

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well I have more mulling to do over Stevens's future  :P

 

 

So... AHL would be nice.

 

See -- but Lou is hinting about Albany sucking... if the team is in Albany that works logistically for Stevens quite well - a fair bit of driving one way or the other...

 

In the end, where he ends up is all about chemistry.  Sorry big guy - that's who you are.  There is nothing NOT intimidating about him.  and if Stevens tried to modify who he is -- then he'll seem either weak and unsure or conniving and insincere waiting for that moment to pounce.  Only a secure Adam Oates kind of dude can handle what Stevens brings to the table.  Or a mentoring Pat Burns.  No sane young guy is going to want or need Stevens by his side.

 

I'm only sad because this won't be easy.  I mean it's going to be a totally different kind of work --- it's finding a job.  Stevens has never had to find a job.  The opportunity to work has always fallen in his lap. To hear him talk he truly has no idea what it is like to  - how can I even say this... to have such a general starting point.  Anything I write can be argued against but the fact remains he has no idea what it's like to not have a job, to not know the path, to not be wanted ...all at this BASIC a level.  It's not a joyous blank slate ... it's standing outside the art store dude, with NO CLUE what you need to get started and no one there to tell you in a way that you are capable of understanding.  I have total faith in him but some preconceived notions and personal preferences would need to be shelved. It's career, not a sideline.  He kind of sort of doesn't seem like that's really worth it to him. 

 

I get it - I do.  "What do you love?"  HOCKEY!  It wins hands down... or does it? is the thing... I guess that's what I'm thinking... pursuing hockey has never been a hassle like this. I've kind of been there is the thing. That's why a career in acting BLOWS!  The top echelon suddenly - it all turns into just bullsh!t.  You cant just do your thing, do what you do best.  It becomes totally subjective at that point - I found I just didn't need that.  I was always envious it wasn't like hockey where you can just have that time where you shut everyone up.  There is no debate - you are simply fvcking awesome.  In acting that's all in a closed room and fvcknuts do get to say -- yeah but see, I don't care - I want my kind of loser friend to get the job - END OF STORY!  or some guy who didn't even see you says no you have to use my buddy.  Well - Stevens will have to confront that all the time just to get off the ground.  And people can easily substantiate the claim he's nothing special when it's about coaching.  I just know... I know and understand his threshold. I'd be impressed and think it would be worth it if he changed his boundaries and stuff... hahah  he thinks he has I suddenly feel... heeheehee.   I'm not being negative.  It's totally possible for him to do this... :noclue:  well and there it is... but he doesn't HAVE to.  See I didn't have to... so I didn't.  and I'm glad.... but what's really difficult is to have to say "because I really don't give a sh!t" about something you do care very deeply for...

 

ok so.... no idea what I just wrote nor do I care so I;m just going to tap my li'l finger tip on Post  :P

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I understand PK.  I wonder how he feels never knowing what it means to be unemployed.  At least he shouldn't have to worry about income.  Most players invest along the way and I will assume he did also.  They make so much money compared to the average person.  I think he should take time off, enjoy his family, get away from the game for a while and figure out what he wants to do next. 

 

I think somewhere along the line he will end up in the hockey world again.  I would like him in the organization however the times they are a changing.  He will land on his feet and on his terms.  At least he doesn't have to worry about his pension being bought out like I am.  Suddenly I may have no pension check anymore.  Don't know what will happen but Scot will never have to worry about this stuff.  He will be fine.  Think positive. :)

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Well, see, that's what I mean --- when you don't have to work, it cuts down on your ambition. Complacency can only take your happiness level so high. There needs to be achievement.  Family isn't an achievement - it's a support system.  You support each other through your rises and falls.  His kids now have to experience those every day highs and lows on their own -- I mean they HAVE to.  Really everyone does.  Even in joint ventures people follow their own path bringing the whole to success.  There is no such thing as taking time to enjoy life... not on a full time basis.  that's just sloth...probably accompanied by gluttony

 

Hashtag first world problems.  My daughter seriously talks like that to her friends. She was talking about a year end party to her friend - not texting but talking "it's going to be so fun. I can't wait.  Yeah!  Hashtag summer is here!"  but back on point...

 

The door to hockey has not been closed.  Clearly he feels that niggling.  He's not like Marty who seems to actually enjoy kind of just floating and interacting discovering whatever purpose comes to him.  Stevens isn't like Neidermayer who seems to be able to peripherally observe --  comprehending the entire picture, then make his move -- while all the while being completely comfortable if his opportunity never presents itself. Stevens seems like he likes structure and forward progression - it seems like he needs to feel he makes things happen. 

 

I dont think I know him or that I am brilliantly intuitive - I just feel the discomfort of the situations he finds himself in.  It's my discomfort. I hope he doesn't feel it!

 

I dont want Stevens to shut himself off under the guise of enjoying his down time and doing things he's always dreamed of but never had the time.  He,s been doing that and it sucks.  (but he should farm.  He'd like that.  Being surrounded by life would make his head explode with happiness.  Hunting gets life confused with death.) 

 

Things come to him when he puts himself out there.  He started his announcing career and then all this stuff came to him, fell in his lap.  I hate that people here looked at his announcing just as what it was, in that place and time.  It was a good job for him, to be in there to find out guys relate to him -- his vision will be broadened and he'll learn important skills.  BUT -- will it take him in the wrong direction and then one days he'll think well ... this kind of isn't where I wanted to be but...  That's not a fun feeling 

 

If only he wasn't so obvious.  if only he didn't think of things the way he does.  I hate that Neidermayer will sit on his fat ass playing with his kids fighting for the rights of geese the world over  -- then one day after apparently dabbling (he'd actually have been secretly lurking and seeing and learning) in coaching the dude will win the Jack Adams and everyone will say how fvcking brilliant he is but ... it's like he CHEATED!  I can't be like him... I'd fvck up if I tried. or I'd be somewhere I didn't want to be.  LIKE HE ACTS when he arrives where I'd like Stevens to be....   AHHH!  :argh: 

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I do believe in taking time to enjoy life.  I wish I had taken time to enjoy life while I was working and soon after I retired.  I didn't have the luxury because my bones got in the way.  Now I would love to work or volunteer or do something.  Physically I cannot.  Change of scenery is a good thing when life becomes stagnant.  I am still aiming to move to the Carolinas.

 

Since Stevens was blessed with athletic ability and  been quite successful, a change may help  He could look to working at the college or junior level where he can help those who want play hockey. See how the others struggle and help.  Try different things and then pursue which one you like best.  There is more to hockey than coaching.  Scouting?  Player development?  Farming would be great since he has a respect for life.  Yes he hunts but he doesn't hunt on those closed farms and kill those with no chance of escape.

 

My perspectives have changed over the years.  It is fabulous to hear that your daughter isn't hooked on social media.  I don't do any social media.  I don't even own a smart phone. lol

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Wonder if Stevens ever had Lyme before.

 

I just did.  Well probably still do a little.

 

It wasn't that bad.  I just felt like I had worked out MASSIVELY!  then I started to get this bizarro intermittent fever... then I got a bullseye on my ass :evil:  well... the back of my leg but ass sounds more funny.

 

So I dont think Stevens signed on for the Ice Vault thing.  I was telling my nephew to sign up... but I dont think he's doing it this year now.  :saddevil:

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I'm still bitter.

But I have NHL tonight... or last night as the case may be. :P

I don't think the Devils stink that badly but everyone I speak to thinks they do. I don't think any one sees such a huge difference in anything Whatshisface vs Lou. It's not so bad --- but hockey in general I don't know - just a shift in philosophy I think isn't helping make the game better.  :noclue: 

I guess there's just shifts every 20 years or so, separated by ten years of real nice hockey product, what I consider more pure hockey.  This is just weird because the whole of the NHL just seems like confused hockey on the whole.  Not sure why - no one seems to be too driven by ego - but things don't mesh.  It's like no team wants to find their own game.  They want to either play the other teams game or try to figure out why one team is winning and copy it.  It's very odd - a game of seekers not real practicers of the game of hockey. There's not a lot of personality.

I'm into Pointers and sheep still.  We lost a set of lambs born too early last week.  It looks like we have another set of twins coming though.  We're re-doing our kitchen.  I'm sleepy.  Hope everyone is happy and well!

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A friend of mine just told me hes hunted on Scott Stevens hunting property up north. He didn't actually meet Stevens though but had his permission.

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Very cool.  Wonder how much he gets up there anyhow.  Yes... :blush: I do always look for him on 87 on the way home from Albany  :giggle:

That's why I was so shocked to see him on the 287 exit yelling at the poor old coot blocking the (illegal mind you) right exit to his New Bromley short cut... <_< particularly when I was thinking this eejit looks like Larry David -- WAIT -- WTF?!?!?!  That's why you never trust an eyewitness.  once I thought a young woman in a pony tail looked like... well... a fat Larry David... I guess I expect every driver to be Larry David come to think of it... :huh:  :mellow:

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PK, it makes me very happy to see you are still posting in this thread. I had the urge to check out NJ Devs when the Sens played the Devils the other day, wondering if PK was still on the Scott Stevens bandwagon (that is not the right phase but brain not working). I am pleased to see that you are :)

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