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#1326761 2015 NHL Off-season Thread

Posted by Matteau#32 on 26 August 2015 - 06:52 AM

Just saw that Chiarelli video... Ooof... Wow... Sucks for him that it's so documented the way it is. What an awful short-sighted trade. Look at where Boston is now, and look at where Dallas is going......

While I agree, you don't know how bad it really was in Boston.  If Seguin was that out of control, the trade may have been his wake-up call.  May have never been this good in Boston.

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#1315197 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

Posted by Matteau#32 on 30 April 2015 - 11:08 AM

1st off Doc is be far the bext play by play guy, really miss him doing Devils games.  Game last night was alot of fun..  I was shocked to find out tjhat was Coburn's 2nd Game 7 goal...

Agreed.  A lot of Rangers fans don't like him, probably because of his Devils connection.  I love listening to him call a game.  He can turn any word into a synonym for "pass", and always gives a lesson on fractions.  "Kreider with the puck, seven and thirty-eight ninety-fifths of a minute to go in the 3rd....."

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#1314879 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

Posted by Matteau#32 on 27 April 2015 - 06:29 AM

Spoken like a true Rangers fan. All the "real" fans decided to turn a profit instead of going to see the team play.

I didn't go to any in the first round, but didn't turn a profit either.  Unless you count $3 a ticket as a profit.  Sold mine to guys who have been buying from me all year.  Have 4 regular buyers, gave 1 person game 2, another game 5.  This round, giving games 1 and 2 to the other guys.  Game 1 vs Pitt I gave to the guy who sits next to me so he could bring his kids.  This next series, will play by ear for game 5 and 7.  Have a 19-month old and the wife is pregnant again.  We have people to babysit, but we don't want to take advantage and thus waste it on early rounds.  However, with the prices people are getting, I can't blame those who sell for a profit, especially these early rounds.  If they make a run, it gets VERY expensive.  My season package costs $5,192 for 2 tickets.  The play-off tickets, if they played all 16 home games is $5,000.

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#1310394 Devils are making their move

Posted by Matteau#32 on 19 March 2015 - 03:02 PM

To over take the Flyers and maybe Dallas.  Can someone tell me why?



What's best for the Devils?   IMO a pick in the lower section.

For the organization, yest.  However, the players on the ice are playing for pride, jobs next season.  It is one thing for a GM to hope they lose.  Another for a player to hope they lose or not try to win every game.

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#1307322 I really am beginning to hate our fans.

Posted by Matteau#32 on 27 February 2015 - 10:08 AM

I have a suggestion.  If you do not like yelling, "You Suck", then don't.  If you don't like yelling things about the Rangers and Flyers when neither of those teams is playing, then don't.  If you don't like yelling about the goalie or coach, then don't.


If the behavior offends you, then lighten up and realize that people go to games as a release and part of that release for some is to act differently than they would in real life.  If you are worried that you are bringing people who might be offended and think differently about you, then explain to them beforehand about what to expect.  

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#1202605 Kovalchuk Retired Effective Immediately?

Posted by Matteau#32 on 12 July 2013 - 08:59 AM

There is a lot more to this drama than we think.  Possible scenarios that I have reviewed in my mind (being the analytical person that I am):


1.  The Devils/NHL took some "under the table" money from the KHL to let Kovy walk without a fight


2.  Kovy is entrenched in some kind of "black market" business in Russia where mobsters basically said "you play or suffer the consequences"


3.  Kovy is just being the "Che Guevarra" of hockey and being a revolutionary wanting to make a statement to the NHL


Certainly, the NHL and teams must monitor this closely as we could see an exodus of players from the NHL.  I wouldn't be surprised if this signing by SKA is followed by another high-profile signing by another team in the KHL - perhaps Ovechkin / Malkin 


If you ask me, this is the DAY THE NHL died.

Sorry, but having the Russians go home will not kill the NHL.  More North Americans in the league, the better.

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#1075377 GDT: Rangers vs. Devils

Posted by Matteau#32 on 21 December 2011 - 02:17 PM

Re: Rangers fans invading our building. That sh!t's been going on since Day 1. Last night was nothing new. The only reason last night might've seemed a little worse to some is because the Rangers are looking like they could be a legitimate contender this year plus the national exposure they're getting from the 24/7 program. Their fans are all cocky right now, so it stings more when they beat us in our own building. It sucks, but if you're a real Devils fan you deal with it. All the more better it will be when we start beating their asses again. ... When that's going to be, who knows. But these are the times when the Devils players need to know they're fans still have their backs and are not staying home and letting those Rangers scum fill our seats.I'll ALWAYS go to these games, no matter how bad it is sometimes. It WILL get better. We saw it in the late 1990s/early 2000s. Rangers fans weren't saying Jack in our building back then.

Between Stubhub, EBay, and the team ticketexchanges it is very easy for opposing fans to get tickets. When the Habs and Leafs come to MSG, they probably have 5,000 fans in the building. Same for the Flyers, Devils, Islanders, Red Wings, and now Penguins.

I had tickets to last night's game but sold them to a guy with whom I ref because I have something to do tonight and going to the games Thursday and Friday. Bought the other 2 Rangers-Devils games from a Devils season ticket holder with whom I ref football. Difference is, when I do get tickets from a season ticket holder, I turn the obnoxiousness off. When I get a complaint from someone who sits with me at MSG about someone who was using my tickets, that person gets cut-off from me. Rangers fan or not. I try to be respectful of my friends sectionmates.
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