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In Topic: Training Camp invites

13 September 2014 - 07:14 PM

He just went into a god awful unlucky stretch the 2nd half of the season.  He scored 17 goals in his first 46 games, and then scored only 1 in the remaining 36.  His effort certainly wasn't the problem in those 36 games.  He was still getting a lot of shots on goal during those games.  They just weren't going in for him.
I thought of this a while back.  But I was thinking of adding Cheechoo as well.

Ryder got shots but a lot of them were from the outside and while he was coasting. The guy looked like he was skating in concrete most of the season. It must have been contagious because Bernier looked just like him out there too. Ryder said his skates were behind his skating issues. Let's hope he spent the offseason figuring it out because if he figures it out, he is dangerous. Looking forward to seeing Tootoo play in the preseason...let the bodies hit the floor. He is fast and can crush guys on the forecheck. Seems to me that they are pondering going with a meat grinding bottom six, especially the 4th line if they add Fedotenko. Tootoo Carter Fedotenko would be some ugly hockey to watch, but it would have to be better than what it replaces, right?

In Topic: Dog Days - let's vote on the whole logjam thing for realz

06 September 2014 - 12:32 AM

Bernier gets waived and claimed, so I voted for him going to The A.

In Topic: Are the Devils breaking an old tradition?

03 September 2014 - 11:42 AM

I never thought the driving force with limited uniform numbers was about being team oriented verse individual, but was more of a homage to hockey's original six days when players predominantly wore numbers between 1 and 35.    I know Gordie Howe said the lower the number you had the better the berth on the train, which was important since the trips lasted so miserably long.  I am not sure but I thought the cost of the jersey had something to do with it back then as well.  Lou definitely takes a 1950's approach to his job and I bet his personal life mimics it as well. 


As for the story of how Gordie choose his jersey number"In 1946, teams traveled by rail and players were assigned sweater numbers that corresponded to their berths in the sleeper cars of trains. The lower berths were bigger, so larger players were assigned to them, thus defensemen and goaltenders wore the lowest numbers. Howe, a six-foot, 200-pound forward, first wore 17, but later succeeded in claiming 9, and a more comfortable bunk, when future Hall of Famer Roy Conacher was traded to Chicago in November 1947"http://stevenlebron....14271/mr-hockey


Wasn't there some Devil's prospect back in the day that asked for 99 in camp?

In Topic: Andy Greene Signed +5 years @ $5M Per Season

31 July 2014 - 12:27 AM

Damn it. It's in my head now, too. Which is a shame because Weird Al's Foil was in there for the last day or so.

I have to say Word Crimes still has full control over my brain.

In Topic: NJ/Albany Minor Transactions Thread (was Thomson/Johnson thread)

31 July 2014 - 12:23 AM


Timmins re-sign in Albany

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