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#1201 SterioDesign

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:50 AM

I'm sure of three things: we all die, we all pay taxes, and Brian Gionta will be a Devil again July 1.

 

there's no way this doesnt happen


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:26 AM

God no...nothing against Gio, had some nice moments here, but I don't need to see his patented logo-seekers anymore. I'm so through with ex-Devils coming back here and being shells of what they were.

That would make two of us... But this is Lou we're talking about. You can write that sh!t down.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:30 AM

Honestly I don't see the spot for Gio Senior unless we just make Ryder or Brunner disappear. Or Jagr leaves and Gio's the replacement which would be retarded though not unexpected.
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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:43 AM

And with Brian means more Stephen. If Pete's still here, we'll have a new version of the EGG line- Elias-Gionta-Gionta. I can't wait to bump this thread when it happens lmao.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:16 PM

Article about Gio's declining offensive abilities:

http://www.habsaddic...-long-gone.html

I have a funny feeling he's coming back here this offseason...something like a two or three year deal. Hopefully not.

if he does come back it realistically can only happen if one of Brunner or Ryder is gone or jagr isn't re-signed. I don't think Lou is foolish enough to lose jagr and bring in gionta as his replacement.

Hypothetically, if we use Brunner or Ryder as a sweetener to a package deal to get a top line player, I would be fine bringing in gionta on a one or 2 year deal as the 3rd line rw.
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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:17 PM

And with Brian means more Stephen. If Pete's still here, we'll have a new version of the EGG line- Elias-Gionta-Gionta. I can't wait to bump this thread when it happens lmao.

 

Gionta is coming back...I'll put my Lou speak on: "Without question, Stephen is a player we wanted to re-sign. We have the utmost respect for everything he has accomplished in this organization from where he started, and there was never even a thought that he would not be coming back. Certainly, when you talk about the high character brother duos like the Pandolfos', the Parise's, the Zajacs...Stephen and Brian are right up there. There's no question, you don't replace the character of a Stephen Gionta on or off the ice, and we didn't want to try. Certainly, when you think of all the qualities you want in a son, you think of a Martin Brodeur....and then, well there's no then. I just wanted to mention Marty in here. But yes, without question, Stephen has some of those qualities as well, certainly.

 

Reporter: Since you brought up Brian, is there a chance that he might be reuniting with the organization and play with his brother?

 

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:06 PM

annnnnnd Brodeur will start against the Flyers...... lol ohhhhh DeBoer.... you're one special puppy


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:07 PM

annnnnnd Brodeur will start against the Flyers...... lol ohhhhh DeBoer.... you're one special puppy

Of course he will. This surprises you?


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:11 PM

Of course he will. This surprises you?

 

of course not lol but someone had to report it


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:17 PM

Not surprising. Marty's won a few in a row, and Cory's been shaky since the break.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:23 PM

Not surprising. Marty's won a few in a row, and Cory's been shaky since the break.

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Correction

  1. Both Marty and Cory have been shaky since the break.
  2. The team and more specifically offense has gotten several wins in a row when Marty happened to be in net.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:28 PM

of course not lol but someone had to report it

I thought Cory might get the start when TG said he was first on the ice this morning, but alas... Nope.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:35 PM

I'd rather have the Ruutu deal than that Gionta deal by a wide margin.
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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:39 PM

annnnnnd Brodeur will start against the Flyers...... lol ohhhhh DeBoer.... you're one special puppy

 

:doh1:

 

So I guess that huge string of excellent hockey just never happened in DeBoers mind? A little hiccup and all of a sudden Cory is on the bench again?

 

Does he remember how pathetic Brodeur looked on the Semin goal? Or the stoppable Harrison goal he let go by? Or the stoppable goals he allowed to Detroit during the supposed farewell game. The fact that the Devils occasionally bail Marty out does not make him the deserving starter. Remember him sh!tting the bed against NYR, early in the season letting softy after softy go by and costing us points against Edmonton and Calgary.

 

Please Pete explain to me why Mr .898 is playing over Mr .918?


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:42 PM

:doh1:

So I guess that huge string of excellent hockey just never happened in DeBoers mind? A little hiccup and all of a sudden Cory is on the bench again?

Does he remember how pathetic Brodeur looked on the Semin goal? Or the stoppable Harrison goal he let go by? Or the stoppable goals he allowed to Detroit during the supposed farewell game. The fact that the Devils occasionally bail Marty out does not make him the deserving starter. Remember him sh!tting the bed against NYR, early in the season letting softy after softy go by and costing us points against Edmonton and Calgary.

Please Pete explain to me why Mr .898 is playing over Mr .918?

Wins brah. Not a stats guy brah.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:48 PM

Wins brah. Not a stats guy brah.

 

Can you imagine Pete choosing his starter for game 7 of the world series.

Yes let's go with the 41 year old vet and his 16-9 record and 5.12 era. Run support? What's that. No that punk kid and his 9-9 record and 2.10 era can go fvck himself. not an ace!


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:58 PM

It's clear, to me at least, that Lou's calling the shots now on this Brodeur/Schneider situation. Given what Marty's said in the past two weeks, I'm thinking DeBoer's just focusing his energy on offense while Lou's got the stranglehold on the goaltending situation. I don't think DeBoer's as bone-headed as you guys think he is, the Marty situation (and Lou's "like a son" comment) screams of a little something more than coach-related.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:04 PM

All I know is that if they botch this season because they don't want to harm the ego of our flaky, crybaby washed up goaltender...then Lou, Deboer, and Marty should all be shown the door this offseason

 

Winning games is more important than hurt feelings. Lou used to realize this. I'm not sure he does anymore


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:09 PM

All I know is that if they botch this season because they don't want to harm the ego of our flaky, crybaby washed up goaltender...then Lou, Deboer, and Marty should all be shown the door this offseason

 

Winning games is more important than hurt feelings. Lou used to realize this. I'm not sure he does anymore

 

The biggest issue with this whole season is that Brodeur has more wins. No one in the organization can get past this. If the goal support was swapped for the two, this entire goalie debate would be done with. Sadly/thankfully, Brodeur wins 4-3 and 5-4...a lot.

 

Now lets take this talk out of the one thread on this forum that isn't supposed to be about the Devils.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:14 PM

I can understand this if Marty was actually playing well.  But in both of the games he's played, he's let in multiple stoppable goals.  2 of the 3 goals Detroit scored should have been stopped imo.  And 3 of the 4 against Carolina should have been stopped.  When Cory gave up 7, I can pin maybe 2 of those goals on him.


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