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#181 95Crash

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:17 AM

The Kings remind me of some Devils teams of old. They don't dominate, just frustrate and win.

 

Was there really only 12,000-plus fans in the building last night? I was there, and I would've guessed there were more than that. Although I did notice that the upper corners were sparse, which was a strange sight to me because those sections used to always be full.

 

A few posters in here mentioned the pricing. What were the prices for the upper corners for last night's game compared to what they used to be?

 

Also someone mentioned the high concession stand prices. I noticed that too. When did they shoot up, this season or last? I didn't go to a game last season, so I was comparing prices to 2011-2012.


Edited by 95Crash, 16 November 2013 - 11:26 AM.

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#182 SMantzas

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:23 AM

Guys, we're in the middle of a brutal 6 game stretch: NYR, LA, PIT, ANA, LA, SJ

 

I was praying for 3-3 and so far we're on pace to do that.  The team played pretty well last night and didn't get blown away by a solid LA team.  Pretty evenly matched game that could have gone either way. 


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:24 AM

Guys, we're in the middle of a brutal 6 game stretch: NYR, LA, PIT, ANA, LA, SJ
 
I was praying for 3-3 and so far we're on pace to do that.  The team played pretty well last night and didn't get blown away by a solid LA team.  Pretty evenly matched game that could have gone either way.


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:28 AM

I was praying for 3-3 and so far we're on pace to do that. 

 

Same here, was hoping for 3-3.  8-10-5 for a team figuring itself it out and trying to do it while playing twice as many road games as home games isn't too bad...and fortunately, the division they're playing in is pretty forgiving right now. 


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:39 AM

Same here, was hoping for 3-3.  8-10-5 for a team figuring itself it out and trying to do it while playing twice as many road games as home games isn't too bad...and fortunately, the division they're playing in is pretty forgiving right now. 

Thing is, a lot of teams are starting to play better.

 

Rags are playing well

 

Philly is starting to pull themselves together

 

Washington has 6 wins in their last 10.


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#186 NJDevs4978

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:39 AM

The Kings remind me of some Devils teams of old. They don't dominate, just frustrate and win.

 

Was there really only 12,000-plus fans in the building last night? I was there, and I would've guessed there were more than that. Although I did notice that the upper corners were sparse, which was a strange sight to me because those sections used to always be full.

 

A few posters in here mentioned the pricing. What were the prices for the upper corners for last night's game compared to what they used to be?

 

Also someone mentioned the high concession stand prices. I noticed that too. When did they shoot up, this season or last? I didn't go to a game last season, so I was comparing prices to 2011-2012.

 

There were more than 12000 bodies but they weren't all paying customers.  One guy on HF said he got an offer for free tickets since he bought playoff seats and hadn't been back much to the Rock this year, so I'm sure at least a few hundred of those e-mails went out.

 

Concession prices always tick up every year seemingly.  Last night was also one of the 'elite' priced games (highest pricing tier other than the Ranger games) and they paid for it up the nose.  It's $44 to get in the building for a non-sth buying a seat in 209 or one of the other corners available for public sale, $50 including fees if you're buying the seats on Ticketmaster, and that's without factoring in transportation/parking.  Even STH's have to pay $31 a game, and that's not going to entice too many sth's there.  Secondary market prices for last night's game were in the $20's and mid-30's for the most part...you do the math as to how many additional single-game seats the Devils are going to sell on that metric.

 

When the building first opened I know it was like $15-25 range for the upper tier tickets and it was packed every night.  Of course the balconies were ghost towns cause they were in the high $30's, low $40's.  Then they slashed the balcony prices and jacked up the upper tier prices and voila most of the sth's flocked to the 100 levels behind the nets.

 

I am in control of my emotions...lol

 

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Seriously though, when the Fenwick/Corsi crowd start throwing those numbers around, the main reason we often hear for not-so-good results not meshing with "good" Fenwick and Corsi numbers is "bad luck".  We rarely hear skill level of the shooters acknowledged.  

 

Bad luck that's also 'unsustainable'.  The more I watch the Devils the more I think these shot-based stats (Fenwick/CORSI) are hogwash.

 

Same here, was hoping for 3-3.  8-10-5 for a team figuring itself it out and trying to do while playing twice as many road games as home games isn't too bad...and fortunately, the division they're playing in is pretty forgiving right now. 

 

Not for long with the way everyone else is streaking in the division right now.  The whole division wasn't going to be bad forever and I really don't see where they even get two other wins in that stretch.  Or beat Winnipeg at home two days after the trip ends when we never match up well with them (hence why the nightmare streak is seven games for me, not six).  They can't rely on Cam Janssen goals or Ryan Carter getting two-goal games indefinitely.


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:52 AM

Thing is, a lot of teams are starting to play better.

 

Rags are playing well

 

Philly is starting to pull themselves together

 

Washington has 6 wins in their last 10.

 

Trust me, I'm not implying that the Devils can continue to put up 21 points per 23 game blocks.  They'll clearly have to pick it up.  I'm saying that under the circumstances, an 8-10-5 start wouldn't be a killer.  They can recover, and the schedule is at least more favorable to them soon.


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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
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Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 02:13 PM

We have to remember that after this brutal stretch after next week, we have an "easy" week following that.


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:21 PM

I HAVE NEVER fvckING SUGGESTED THIS STOP STOP STOP STOP SAYING IT YOU'RE TOO SMART TO KEEP REPEATING THIS

 

LOLZ.  :giggle:

 

 

Seriously though, when the Fenwick/Corsi crowd start throwing those numbers around, the main reason we often hear for not-so-good results not meshing with "good" Fenwick and Corsi numbers is "bad luck".  We rarely hear skill level of the shooters acknowledged.  

 

This!


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:20 AM

oh shut the fvck up you privileged little sh!t


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