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#1211059 Devils getting rid of R&R part 2 as their goal song?

Posted by Triumph on 22 September 2013 - 07:05 AM

Rock and Roll Part 2 was great until morons ruined it with the 'You suck!' chant. NHL Network showed the 2003 Cup Finals Game 7 recently and I was surprised to not hear anything after Hey! when Rupp scored. I know no song will compare but hopefully whatever they come up with can't have 'You suck!' easily appended to it.
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#1209964 [Official] Damien Brunner signed to multi-year deal

Posted by Triumph on 12 September 2013 - 11:07 PM

Yeah thats why their stats are so different right?..........................................and why josefson got sent to the ahl for scrubs like steve sullivan and matt diagistini to take up his roster spot....stop it. Josefson is not as solid as the people on this website try and make him out to be. Clocking out on this conversation now, I said I didnt want to get into a tedenby josefson pissing match but that didnt work.


Because Josefson can kill penalties, is a year younger, and has put up better offensive stats in professional hockey to date.  Teams would be lining up to claim a former 1st round pick 4 years from being drafted who puts up .66 points per game in the minors, plays center, and plays an effective two-way game.  Tedenby stinks at defense and his offense isn't good enough to carry that - unless he's improved remarkably he will not be an NHL player.

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#1207328 Are we about to become big time rivals with the Isles?

Posted by Triumph on 17 August 2013 - 11:00 AM

The Islanders will miss the playoffs this year and go back to being the Islanders. So no.


The Islanders may miss the playoffs this year - Nabokov is awful - but they are not going back to being the Islanders any time soon. 


That said, the rivalry will only begin if the Devils and Islanders meet in the playoffs or possibly if they are in a close playoff race with one another in multiple years.

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#1204842 Jagr Signs 1 Year Deal With Devils

Posted by Triumph on 22 July 2013 - 08:03 PM

Haha, this board (and I'm a culprit) is amazing at derails.  Long story short, I'm not buying that this would somehow sh!tcan a Jagr deal.  Elias's contract was similar, details started to leak out, then it got done.

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#1203992 Your thought on today / about the team so far ?

Posted by Triumph on 18 July 2013 - 09:03 AM

I mean, there's really not a dumber thing you could say then 'Kovalchuk leads in giveaways because he tries to do everything himself'.  Most giveaways are passes, which is why someone like Joe Thornton is always among the league leaders.  It's also an incredibly dumb stat.


Kovalchuk is -7 with the Devils at 5 on 5.  He is also not -41 with the Devils, might want to check your numbers there.  Goalies being hot garbage never helps.


#2 is also one of the dumber things you've ever written on here.

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#1203544 Kovy signs a 4 year deal, no money announced

Posted by Triumph on 15 July 2013 - 02:09 PM

Of course Cherry doesn't acknowledge that Kovalchuk was playing with a back injury throughout the entire playoffs.  Yeah, he was spent at that point, but he'd been playing for 6 weeks with what appeared to be a serious injury.

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#1203239 [Official] Damien Brunner signed to multi-year deal

Posted by Triumph on 14 July 2013 - 09:57 AM

If you guys want to start a fake rumor thread that's fine, I'll stay out of that thread for sure.  As long as fake rumors get posted in threads I read/post in, I'm going to say something.  

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#1203233 [Official] Damien Brunner signed to multi-year deal

Posted by Triumph on 14 July 2013 - 09:48 AM

do you think we believe this 100% when we post those? who cares ? its just rumoured numbers that we can discuss about, if those discussions are not high enough on your superior standard, well stay out of it thats all. Lot of us here just like to talk and discuss about those rumours. Not harming anyone and its entertaining. 


You're like that guy that you're watching action movies with and all movie long going "oh yeah, as if thats possible!"


We're here for entertainment dude. 


We've been over this.  I'd much rather hear what you think than what some idiot on Twitter making stuff up thinks.

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#1202994 [Official] Damien Brunner signed to multi-year deal

Posted by Triumph on 13 July 2013 - 08:16 AM

Seems like something got lost in translation, the Devils are actually pursuing Langen-brunner.  I kid, I kid.


I was gonna do a post this morning on the guys NJ could be looking at but truth be told Brunner should be #1 on their list.  I'm less than enthused about his territorial play (basically didn't push the puck forward himself, played with Datsyuk and Zetterberg), but as I've been saying, NJ doesn't really need a guy like that, they have a bunch of guys who seem to have done that plenty last season.

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#1202342 The "Now That We've Had Time To Digest This Thread"

Posted by Triumph on 11 July 2013 - 07:56 PM

The argument, and you won't like it and neither will anyone here, is that if the NHL were run the way it 'should' be, the way you're suggesting, the Devils wouldn't've had a chance to get Kovalchuk or sign him in the first place.  So it's a bit of a catch-22 - the only reason NJ could be that team is because of the salary cap and the way that revenues are shared in the NHL.  


I'm just glad of the 3 years I got to watch him and now no longer have to dread the next 6+ as his game continues to disintegrate.  No real hard feelings.

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#1202172 Kovalchuk Retired Effective Immediately?

Posted by Triumph on 11 July 2013 - 05:40 PM

This is the third time he's played this game, it has nothing to do with a lockout.    He's just a merc and he wanted his money.    Sometimes you gotta take things at face value, like his race to get 10-$90M and then having a hissy fit and threatening to go to SKA *then* when things caved in with that.


Maybe in the longview the Devils would have been best served to walk away then.


'He wanted his money' 


'It has nothing to do with a lockout'


These two things don't add up.

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#1201076 2013-14 Prospect Thread

Posted by Triumph on 08 July 2013 - 09:36 AM

Berube could be back on an AHL deal, but yeah, wasn't qualified and I doubt he'll be on an NHL.


Thanks Jason for digging those up.  BTW, for anyone deprived of hockey who wants to watch those games with Santini, he's #16.  I watched a few shifts late last night of the Finals, might watch the rest during the MLB All-Star Break, but it looked like they wanted him to break the puck out of the zone, not his defense partner.

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#1200853 Ryane Clowe signs with the Devils. 5 years. 4.85 per.

Posted by Triumph on 06 July 2013 - 07:12 PM

You can say what you want and turn it the way you want saying it would have been stupid back then. At the end of the day.


1- Lou made his first and only offer the day before Clarkson can talk with other teams

2- He wanted more than was Lou was willing to spend.

3- He walked for nothing

4- Said the leafs would throw the bank at him.

5- Signed with the leafs


at the second Clarkson refused that offer it was over and Lou moved on. 


i'm 5/5 on my predictions, called it months ago. it's not a coincidence. I was right and thats it. You can try to tweak it the way you want, i was right and it would have been the best move "in this particular situation" considering all the factors.


You are not Lou, nor are you Dave Nonis.  The fact that you 'called it' has zero bearing on what actually took place, because none of those things were close to a certainty, especially since you don't have any idea whether Clarkson would want to play for the Leafs and would possibly give up money to do so.  In fact, you don't even have any idea whether the Devils offered more money than the Leafs.


And again, the Devils could've made the playoffs, too, and won several rounds.  They didn't, but again, I exist in the world of possibility, not in the world of hindsight.

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#1198366 Devils trade #9 pick in 2013 Draft to Vancouver for Cory Schneider

Posted by Triumph on 30 June 2013 - 09:10 PM

well we don't know that. Not saying its gonna happen but we may very well be a week before free agency and Schneider will have not seen any offers yet. And folks here will say things like "if he want to test the market he totally deserved the right to do so and it may be his only chance to see big money and bla bla bla and if he want crazy money we're not gonna overpay him for sure!" etc etc etc.


do you ever give it a rest?  i don't want to have to ignore you.

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#1197659 2013 NHL Draft

Posted by Triumph on 27 June 2013 - 11:40 PM

(Grrrr, Tapatalk making me mad) I was going to say that the big problem with this article is that the writer considers anyone drafted in the first three rounds to be an "early" pick. Usually we think of anything past the 16th pick to not be an early pick. If he wanted to do something more useful, he should have confined it to the first round selections, maybe the second round, but no further than that. Or better yet, compare high point second rounders to low point first rounders and see if there's anything to it. Thats especially the case since he's making a pretty bold prediction that Jordan Subban will be a better NHLer than Zadorov.


That is casting a wide net, but it eats up plenty of 1st rounders as well.  Like I said, I don't like the certainty, because one junior season has plenty of variance in it, and a player can have a rough season by the percentages.  But it's something that I always say - while offense may not make it to the next level, it is always a good sign.  If you're not putting up points in junior, you probably don't have much skill with the puck, and it's hard to develop that outside of junior.  Indeed, there are guys like Chara who developed it later on, but they are the exception.  I think with a lot of these big players, the idea is that he has to grow into his body or something like that, but it's just not often that it happens.

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