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Devils731

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#1154470 Lockout 2012-2013 (Hockey's back!)

Posted by Devils731 on 16 October 2012 - 02:24 PM

I don't see how the players would find this to be fair, and making the same salaries they are currently under contract for isn't a concession.


A lot of the players would probably be very happy to accept that. The NHLPA is kind of a joke, the league stars are still making millions while the majority of the PA is suffering massive paycuts. The players making a lot less right now will love a small decrease in HRR percentage to get their huge actual increase in salary, as compared to their other options.
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#1152437 Romney on the 47%

Posted by Devils731 on 26 September 2012 - 11:46 AM

I don't know if you saw ATLL, but I took specific pains not to say Romney was taken out of context, but you're the second person to say I said that. I'm somehow ridiculous, but you guys are comfortable ignoring direct statements and putting your own in their place.

Maybe that's how bias can't be seen by you guys, you refuse to comprehend anything that isn't fitting with what you know must be happening.
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#1152143 Romney on the 47%

Posted by Devils731 on 24 September 2012 - 02:04 PM

And this 800 billion dollar permanent increase is what exactly? Tarp? which was paid back and wasn't even Obama's legacy, Stimulus? which was half tax cuts, basically the solution all republicans have proposed, Obamacare? which the CBA rated as essentially revenue neutral?


In 2008 the US gov't spent ~2.9 trillion dollars. In 2009 the US gov't spent ~3.5 trillion dollars, much of it in supposedly temporary stimulus money.

So 2010 should see a decrease in what the gov't spent, since so much temporary spending was finished, instead was see ~3.5 trillion spent again. 2011 sees ~3.6 trillion in spending and 2012 is estimated to be about 3.8 trillion in spending.

Those have nothing to do with tax cuts, those are pure spending increase. In 5 years the spending outlays by the US gov't will have increase from ~2.7 trillion to ~3.8 trillion, much of it done in the name of getting the economy going, which the spending has failed to do. That's about a 41% increase in outlays while the US GDP was barely growing, to me that's unacceptable and irresponsible behavior.

This spending also increased out debt, which hurts future economic growth.
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#1140658 ‏Zach Parise has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Wild

Posted by Devils731 on 05 July 2012 - 09:29 AM

Hypothetical Question:

If Lou and the Devils would have known about the Zach wanting to play with Minnesota before the trade deadline, should we have dealt him away to another team or kept him to see how far we would have gone in the Stanley Cup run?


You keep him, similar to if you had made a big trade deadline acquisition who might walk, except he is free.

Good teams looking to make playoff runs add pieces, they don't send them away.
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#1128290 2011-2012 Devils Appreciation Thread

Posted by Devils731 on 04 June 2012 - 10:06 PM

This thread is stupid before the season ends
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#1122978 NBC Blocks Viewing Parties

Posted by Devils731 on 23 May 2012 - 06:02 PM

Can the teams hold them if everyone who goes promises to turn their tv on and have the hockey game play even though they aren't home?
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#1093075 GDT: New Jersey @ Toronto - 2/21/2012

Posted by Devils731 on 21 February 2012 - 11:28 PM

On ESPN the main headline is Seton Hall, so at least it's NJ related.
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#1073228 The Global Warming Fraud

Posted by Devils731 on 14 December 2011 - 06:28 PM

I don't believe models predicted a massive rise in C02 coupled with a flattening of temperatures for the last decade. IF CO2 forces temperature rising then an 8-12 year pause in warming during continued increase of CO2 seems unlikely. I know people re-did their models to explain why this pause is happening, but that doesn't mean these models are any better at predicting future events. If we can't come up with models that can predict 10 years into the future then it seems hard to believe the models that predict 100 years into the future.
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#1066283 GDT Devils at Panthers

Posted by Devils731 on 22 November 2011 - 07:50 AM

There's still something seriously wrong with this team, we fold at any adversity.


The exact opposite has been said when the Devils have come back from down 2-0 on the road twice this season.
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#1061849 Briere's Shootout Goal

Posted by Devils731 on 04 November 2011 - 07:05 PM

Yes, it seems like Murphy is reading the rules improperly. Murphy applies the spin-o-rama rule to a non spin-o-rama play.

:lol: @ Murphy saying that slow motion shouldn't be used because that's an unfair analysis. So he is saying that it is better to get the call wrong than to use slow motion, which is a ridiculous position for an instant replay judge.

Just crazy that an NHL official has an official explanation that bears no relation to the rule as written.
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#1054297 Tedenby struck by puck in practice, Slavador anxious

Posted by Devils731 on 06 October 2011 - 11:06 AM

Tedenby didn't have the 2 front teeth to cushion the blow this time.
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#990456 DEVILS SUPPORTERS SECTION - August 16th - come name the section and p

Posted by Devils731 on 13 February 2011 - 01:27 PM

Am I the only one annoyed that this thread about something real that is positive is being turned into a personal complain fest?
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#988375 Devils at the Deadline

Posted by Devils731 on 08 February 2011 - 02:33 PM

let me open this can of worms...marty if a 1st rd is offered


If Marty wanted to go, I would trade him for a 3rd rounder, at least logically. :lol: This gets into the whole "don't pay for goaltending" philosophy that I believe should exist now.

I don't think anybody really wants Marty though, and not for any significant return.
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#988346 Voros

Posted by Devils731 on 08 February 2011 - 01:55 PM

I know nobody cares, but I still get enjoyment from this thread:

AnaheimDucks Anaheim Ducks
In addition, LW Aaron Voros has been placed on waivers and would clear at 9 a.m. (PT) tomorrow morning.


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#981487 New Jersey Devils Jerseys

Posted by Devils731 on 18 January 2011 - 11:27 AM

I like the "10 ways to spot a counterfeit" which basically boiled down to "If it doesn't look right then it's not" :lol:

I put fake jerseys right up there with referee consistency and salary cap planning as important NHL issues.
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