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#141 Jas0nMacIsaac

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:17 PM

Ponikarovsky was playing with top offensive players when he was posting those kinds of numbers with Toronto. I don't expect that kind of s% here. Still, it makes the third line into a force (55% is high, but I'd take 50% at this point).


Sure he has played with some good linemates but his relative CORSI has always been good as well. No matter who he seems to play with he is always in the top 2 or 3 on the team in CORSI. Josefson and Ponikarovsky will not break even against opponents 3rd lines.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:42 PM

I don't understand or care about statistics and numbers when it comes to sports. However, in 1 game Poni already has as many goals as the left wing he replaced on the third-line. Moreover, he gives that line some size to cycle the puck down low, which plays perfectly into Clarkson's game. I like Teddy, but he needs to play top 6 minutes with skilled players where he can operate in space. He is just too small to go into the corners and battle behind the net consistently. Good trade, especially since Sova is a lesser version of Urbom, and we have a number of good young d-men in the system rated ahead of him.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:50 PM

Poni looked great. Glad to have him...


on another note... is there a worse looking group of dancers out there? I mean whoa....
http://devils.nhl.co...ge.htm?id=76460
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:08 PM

Poni looked great. Glad to have him...


on another note... is there a worse looking group of dancers out there? I mean whoa....
http://devils.nhl.co...ge.htm?id=76460


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:02 AM

I think we have enough depth on forward already when healthy, but can our goalies hold the fort while the defense improves?
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:17 AM

Poni looked great. Glad to have him...


on another note... is there a worse looking group of dancers out there? I mean whoa....
http://devils.nhl.co...ge.htm?id=76460


Um. Yea. Wow besides Aubrey all those chicks are pretty, pretty haggard. I'm talking 4's.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:44 PM

Hey we cant go very wrong with this... we gave up a 4th rounder but we got a decent player. he already scored for us, and has looked aggressive. at the very least, he's a rental for the rest of the year. if he shows us something before then, awesome
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:44 PM

I am surprised with our lack of funds they still spend on sh!t like the dancers.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:09 PM

Do the dancers get paid anything more than parking money?

Stephanie - the captain isn't bad looking.

Edited by Chuck the Duck, 24 January 2012 - 04:10 PM.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:26 PM

I am surprised with our lack of funds they still spend on sh!t like the dancers.


seriously? as far i know,they make like nothing. they could save that money just by going with a 22 man roster.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:32 PM

Do the dancers get paid anything more than parking money?

Stephanie - the captain isn't bad looking.


I guess...for a 35 year old....I mean, damn, she's not terrible, but she must be at least 30 years old. What kind of cheerleading/dance squad for a pro sports team hires anyone over the age of 24-26? I mean, maybe one older chick to lead the team, but those bitches were gnarly looking. I thought the "dance team director" Amanda was better looking than all the actual dancers, but that's not saying a whole lot about her either.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

Um. Yea. Wow besides Aubrey all those chicks are pretty, pretty haggard. I'm talking 4's.



I think Ashley and AJ are pretty cute too. Felicia also has a place for me as she was the dancer who escorted me out for scoring a couple years back.

The Devils Dancers are not the Lakers girls by any means, but the photos on the site are pretty terrible as I know a few of them do look better in person.

As for the coach, I think Colin said here before that she works or has worked as a waitress at Green Knoll Grill in Bridgewater.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:34 PM

The redhead isn't bad.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:07 AM

Just wanted to bump this to say how happy I've been with Poni's acquisition.

For his entire tenure with the Devils, Zubrus has been the team's ultimate complimentary player, filling gaps on lines with various players and differing skill sets. He's done well pretty much wherever he's been put, but has always been that complimentary guy.

With Poni, we finally have a guy whose style compliments Zubrus's. Watching those two play together has been a lot of fun. I almost wanna call them the Huffy Line because of how hard they cycle. It's no surprise DeBoer tends to put them out after a goal allowed because they're so good at getting the puck deep and keeping it deep ... the prototypical momentum buster.

First this season brought us the blessing of a near carbon copy of Parise named Henrique. Now we pretty much have a second Zubrus. Win, lose or draw, a team that works hard is always easy to root for. Not only is this team working hard, but they're winning. Great stuff, and yet another under-the-radar yet excellent pick up by Lou.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:25 AM

poni is one of lou's biggest steals. hope he signs with the devils this summer.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:55 AM

Lou's best in season deal since Grant Marshall, well other than #17.

Come to think of it, Sal for Cam wasn't too bad either.

Edited by NJDevs4978, 22 February 2012 - 08:57 AM.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:57 AM

Poni reminds me a lot like Zubie. Big body, tough along the boards, and can finish his chances. Love this acquisition.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:11 AM

Love pony a lot
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:53 AM

Well said DiG!
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

I almost wanna call them the Huffy Line because of how hard they cycle.


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