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#141 Mike Brown

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:13 PM

Elias and Zajac aren't traveling with the team to Minny.  So it's most likely the same lineup tomorrow night.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:14 PM

Brodeur's save% is up to .888 and his GAA is down to 2.68.  Good for him...at least the numbers are heading in the right direction.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:14 PM

Did somebody Elias had a good game tonight? Lol
Ya.
Hell have a good game tomorrow too when he doesn't play again.
Whoever thinks JJ & fake #9 are going to pick up the slack is sadly mistaken. There's no way those two would be in the NHL if they were apart of another organization.
If this team doesn't make moves next year, which they won't...:unless you call players like Clowe a move...they're screwed for years.
My question is...how does this team even remain in New Jersey at this point?
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:19 PM

Did somebody Elias had a good game tonight? Lol
Ya.
Hell have a good game tomorrow too when he doesn't play again.
Whoever thinks JJ & fake #9 are going to pick up the slack is sadly mistaken. There's no way those two would be in the NHL if they were apart of another organization.
If this team doesn't make moves next year, which they won't...:unless you call players like Clowe a move...they're screwed for years.
My question is...how does this team even remain in New Jersey at this point?

 

You had me right up until your very last sentence.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:22 PM

Did somebody Elias had a good game tonight? Lol
Ya.
Hell have a good game tomorrow too when he doesn't play again.
Whoever thinks JJ & fake #9 are going to pick up the slack is sadly mistaken. There's no way those two would be in the NHL if they were apart of another organization.
If this team doesn't make moves next year, which they won't...:unless you call players like Clowe a move...they're screwed for years.
My question is...how does this team even remain in New Jersey at this point?

 

So are you still going to a "fan" when they become the Quebec Nordiques or Hamilton Devils?


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:31 PM

Did somebody Elias had a good game tonight? Lol
Ya.
Hell have a good game tomorrow too when he doesn't play again.
Whoever thinks JJ & fake #9 are going to pick up the slack is sadly mistaken. There's no way those two would be in the NHL if they were apart of another organization.
If this team doesn't make moves next year, which they won't...:unless you call players like Clowe a move...they're screwed for years.
My question is...how does this team even remain in New Jersey at this point?

 

Stable ownership, long term arena lease, solid crowd numbers for the most part, a winning history...etc.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:36 PM

Stable ownership, long term arena lease, solid crowd numbers for the most part, a winning history...etc.

 

I just wished those solid crowd numbers would show up from October to December.  January to April is when our attendance is at its best.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:37 PM

I just wished those solid crowd numbers would show up from October to December.  January to April is when our attendance is at its best.

 

They were also giving away very cheap tickets last season, were coming off a finals run, they had their best player and he hadn't quit yet, and management also wasn't at war with the ticket base.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:01 PM

There is no chance in hell we win tomorrow. I just hope its a close game.
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:06 PM

I just hope Parise doesn't score, but he probably will - we've been getting our teeth kicked in ever since Game 6 of the Finals in a million different ways, why not have Parise go off for a hat trick?

 

Tomorrow's got 4-1, 5-2 loss written on it either way.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:43 PM

And while yes they did fudge the numbers last year, they were mostly fudging 16,500 and up crowds into sellouts. It looked full on TV save for a smattering of empties. Now I see whole empty sections. It was really a shock for the Vancouver game for me. I would've bet anything that tonight would be AT LEAST 15,500.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:11 AM

And while yes they did fudge the numbers last year, they were mostly fudging 16,500 and up crowds into sellouts. It looked full on TV save for a smattering of empties. Now I see whole empty sections. It was really a shock for the Vancouver game for me. I would've bet anything that tonight would be AT LEAST 15,500.

 

Well there was a 15,500 crowd recorded in Ottawa the other night.  That NEVER happens.  They always have crowds north of 17,000 people.  I wonder if it's something league wide.

 

I was a little surprised the number was so low myself.  I thought at least 14,000 would have been the number.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:55 AM

13,705 people on a Saturday night game against a rival. WTF?!

BTW do you think the Devils players are just rebelling against Seven Nation Army? /sarcasm

I don't know what's going on. With the winter classic and no local competition we shouldn't be pulling in crowds like this. new owners blow.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:56 AM

I don't know what's going on. With the winter classic and no local competition we shouldn't be pulling in crowds like this. new owners blow.

 

Without these new owners, we would be owned by the league.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:32 AM

And while yes they did fudge the numbers last year, they were mostly fudging 16,500 and up crowds into sellouts. It looked full on TV save for a smattering of empties. Now I see whole empty sections. It was really a shock for the Vancouver game for me. I would've bet anything that tonight would be AT LEAST 15,500.

 

I don't understand why you find this that surprising.   It's obvious they're doing no single game sales whatsoever.   That's the disease from last awful season and the whole Kovalchuk fiasco and such.   It just hasn't carried over into seasons yet.     I would guess, if they're being honest, that their single game sales for this game were probably less than 1,500 tickets or so.   Not surprising since they top tiered this game and both teams blow


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:34 AM

We suck that's why. We've almost been irrelavent since the cup run. We lost pariae and kovy. Faces of the franchise. Why would people come. And tickets are what 17th most expensive in the league. Yeah.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:37 AM

Was there again tonight..

 

This game sucked.  We sucked, Philly sucked, but sucked a little less.

 

Marty was good, we have NO ONE that can score, based on pure goal scoring ability, and we suck..


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:52 AM

sloppy ineffective play.  with elias and zajac out the 2 and 3 lines just turn to cr@p. there are too few who play devils hockey, my honeymoon with brunner is over, can he get knocked off the puck enough and hit the cardio circuit kid,  , and what is ryder good for besides a wrist shot how many times do we dump in to forecheck and hes nowhere to be seen?  teddy looks lost and small, the 4th line magic has lost its shine.  only the old man and zubie played their game, if we played a real nhl team it would have been 4,5-0   (marty was solid)

 

patty and travis had better get back soon, or the next 10 games will end our season


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:00 AM

And while yes they did fudge the numbers last year, they were mostly fudging 16,500 and up crowds into sellouts. It looked full on TV save for a smattering of empties. Now I see whole empty sections. It was really a shock for the Vancouver game for me. I would've bet anything that tonight would be AT LEAST 15,500.

 

They fudged them both ways last year to be honest - 13000 crowds turned into 12000 to accomodate pushing the 16500 ones up to a sellout.  

 

The accounting's more brutally honest this year, maybe to a fault though last night I actually thought it was low-mid 14000's as opposed to mid 13000.  And the dissapearance of 1000 seats to the sellout total still has yet to be explained.  It's almost like they want to underreport crowds for whatever reason (trying to justify the draconian fan policies I guess through already low attendance).

 

Even a mid-14000 crowd on a Saturday night would have been trouble for the Devils though.  You would think a lot of tickets got sold in advance but tiered pricing's (and the insane level of single-game prices for an Elite game) biting them in the butt early in the season.  There were a TON of seats available on Ticketmaster the day of the game.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:13 AM

I just hope Parise doesn't score, but he probably will - we've been getting our teeth kicked in ever since Game 6 of the Finals in a million different ways, why not have Parise go off for a hat trick?

Tomorrow's got 4-1, 5-2 loss written on it either way.

Yep. sh!t like this never fails. I say 5-1 and Parise has 2 goals and 2 assists.


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