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#21 Chimaira_Devil_#9

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:10 PM

As sad as it is , i am a bit dissapointed.

Patty should have been selected.

Nice to see Henrique and Larrson getting some recongnition.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:19 PM

i did say "pretty much", but you see TG's tweets saying that getting snubbed means tons more to fans than the players. For reasons Triumph mentioned before, these guys absolutely welcome the break. For younger guys, this is no doubt a thrill. for guys like kovalchuk and elias who have been to a ton of them, i'm sure they're glad they can be with their family and away from hockey.


I don't think any of them are dying to go but I do think they would have liked to do it. As mentioned in my last post, they would never say it but I think they secretly hope to be picked. It's a stupid game but being around the other stars on a night of celebration is a good feeling. Its not so much playing in the game as it is being there as an all-star.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:22 PM

whatever, kovy and parise had a slow start and although they picked it up, this isn't completely surprising.

Henrique is going to do work and im glad we at least got 2 rookies in there
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:25 PM

whatever, kovy and parise had a slow start and although they picked it up, this isn't completely surprising.

Henrique is going to do work and im glad we at least got 2 rookies in there


So awesome for them and Henrique will stand out on the big stage I hope...I however hate the rookie selection thing.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:26 PM

http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=76666

No Devils selected to the game. I would've liked to have seen Elias there. We have to settle for Henrique and Larsson as All-Star rookies.


How Kovy or Patty aren't there is quite astonishing.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:31 PM

How Kovy or Patty aren't there is quite astonishing.

its seriously because of that rule that every team gets to have at least one player in. it screws things up when people like Logan Couture get in
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

The annual game with every good players with a chance to get hurt while this "game" doesn't count! Glad no one got picked aside from the 2 rookies. the rest can rest up for the epic run to the playoffs - where it COUNTS!
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:47 PM

It really isn't that big of a deal that none of them are going, but the "more rest" and "it's an exhibition game anyway" type of comments strike me as being justifications after the fact. We shouldn't be mad that none of them are going, but... come on, the Devils should have representation on the team.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:51 PM

This is probably the worst all star lineup ever. Im not even annoyed that there isn't a devil in the lineup, cause we get to see henrique and larsson in the skills comp (which is better than the game imo) but some of these players should never be called "all stars." Wideman, edler, girardi, campbell, tavaras, pominville, lupul, couture, benn, and price are all good players but none of them are all stars.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:57 PM

It really isn't that big of a deal that none of them are going, but the "more rest" and "it's an exhibition game anyway" type of comments strike me as being justifications after the fact. We shouldn't be mad that none of them are going, but... come on, the Devils should have representation on the team.


I always liked the skills competition, but the All-Star game usually sucks. They are just boring score-fests and honestly it is more like meh. Since the WC came in, I care more about that game than the All-Star Game.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:59 PM

fvck that
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:03 PM

This is probably the worst all star lineup ever. Im not even annoyed that there isn't a devil in the lineup, cause we get to see henrique and larsson in the skills comp (which is better than the game imo) but some of these players should never be called "all stars." Wideman, edler, girardi, campbell, tavaras, pominville, lupul, couture, benn, and price are all good players but none of them are all stars.


Girardi's been the best player on d for the top team in the conference. Campbell's having a big time year for a suddenly big time team. JT's putting up good numbers. Couture looks really good, I know we don't watch the west coast, but he's a good player and we're gonna see him for awhile. It's sour grapes to bash these guys, especially considering our big 3 are all borderline. Ottawa stuffing the ballot is a little inconvenient, but I'm not bashing any of the guys who are there. Especially after Elias got in last year.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:06 PM

I always liked the skills competition, but the All-Star game usually sucks. They are just boring score-fests and honestly it is more like meh. Since the WC came in, I care more about that game than the All-Star Game.

You'll get no argument from me about the game, but... I said it somewhere earlier, the all-star game is not for fans like us, and I'm fine with that.
It's still a problem that none of the Devils star players are going.

That, and I agree with njd3b1ink. This is a bad all-star team all around, for both conferences. Again, like I said in the other thread (I think that was about ballot stuffing), it's not that big of a deal but it is annoying.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:19 PM

Oh well.. More rest for Zach, Kovy, and Elias.. Good exposure for our young stars


True enough, and it's even more of an excuse for me to ignore it although it's ironic that Elias went last year and not this year, when he deserved it more this year. Just goes to show how having one rep from every team leads to goofy results.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:20 PM

It really isn't that big of a deal that none of them are going, but the "more rest" and "it's an exhibition game anyway" type of comments strike me as being justifications after the fact. We shouldn't be mad that none of them are going, but... come on, the Devils should have representation on the team.

Do you want to win the ASG or the cup? lol
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:21 PM

So we got snubbed, and who else?? Carolina, Columbus, Colorado, Edmonton I think thats it


While, in reality, its no big deal to have not 1 of our players actually in the game, it does show how the NHL feels about certain teams. It's no coincidence that we get lumped in with these other teams who they could give a flying F about. If the Rangers were in our position and you exchanged our roster for theirs, Parise and Kovy definitely would be playing in that game.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:22 PM

True enough, and it's even more of an excuse for me to ignore it although it's ironic that Elias went last year and not this year, when he deserved it more this year. Just goes to show how having one rep from every team leads to goofy results.

But we don't have a rep. ... Or does that include the rookies?
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:22 PM

Do you want to win the ASG or the cup? lol


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:24 PM

And we're not winning the cup this year.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:51 PM

Do you want to win the ASG or the cup? lol

The cup, of course. But having or not having a rep at the ASG isn't going to make a bit of difference to our playoff chances, one way or another (the Devils chances, that is). The ASG is all about team and individual player exposure. As Devils fans, we should want the team to get as much exposure as possible.

The problem here is:

While, in reality, its no big deal to have not 1 of our players actually in the game, it does show how the NHL feels about certain teams. It's no coincidence that we get lumped in with these other teams who they could give a flying F about. If the Rangers were in our position and you exchanged our roster for theirs, Parise and Kovy definitely would be playing in that game.

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