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Lateralous

Member Since 28 Oct 2002
Offline Last Active Oct 22 2014 04:34 PM
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In Topic: 2014-2015 Lineup Thread

21 October 2014 - 11:21 AM

Can't wait to see the Cammalleri-Elias-Havlat line tonight.   It seems like Elias has been paired with whoever we needed to "get going" for the last decade in an attempt to ice a decent second line, at least since the days of the EGG line.  I hope they gel quickly because the idea of having two guys who can actually finish to the level of Cammalleri and Havlat on a line with Elias has legitimate high end top line written all over it.   

In Topic: GDT: New Jersey Devils VS Florida Panthers Game#2 10/11/14

12 October 2014 - 12:00 PM

Sorry if the posts come out that way, since I am never in a mood that I need to chill. Probably need to word things better.
 
I do feel the need to stick up for fans of losing teams that get poor attendance. Opening night or not, you lose interest in spending money to see a team you like most nights fail. You lose interest all together when they are other sports options available. When you do go to a game, it feels like a road one.
 
Think of how many years they've been bad, and not once did they draft a star or a marketable young player, either.
 
I'll always feel bad for teams like this because of the Vancouver Grizzlies. A city that had its team yanked away due to being incompetently run after 6 seasons that saw them win 15, 14, 19, 8, 22 and 23 wins. They didn't fail the NBA. The NBA failed them. To add insult to injury, their GM was hired to work for the league right after.


It's a market that sports teams not providing a good product are going to struggle. I started yesterday watching the Miami Hurricanes game and they were lucky if there were 15k in the stands. Also, The last time I was down there we got lower level 1st base tickets for the Marlins game for $.80 in the first year of their new stadium. IMO, Hockey can be successful anywhere if it's run like Dallas, Nashville or San Jose.

In Topic: Are the Devils breaking an old tradition?

04 September 2014 - 09:56 AM

I don't mind the concept behind using all low numbers but I do wish Lou would allow some of the guys moving in and out of the lineup to establish a number and keep it. I also don't like seeing a number worn by two different players in a given season.   When I'm at the arena, I honestly lose track of who I'm watching sometimes, especially when I'm in the upper deck and can't read the name easily.   Who is wearing #16 tonight? Josefson, D'Agonstini, Tedenby, Halischuk?   Numbers like 21 and 22 seem to have that issue as well at times.     

In Topic: Devils most disapointing

15 August 2014 - 10:14 PM

Game 6 of the stanley cup against the avalanche has to be up there for most disappointing moment. Quite a few of our forwards that were riding cold streaks broke out in the game 5 blowout. I was sure we were going to win heading to the arena the night of game 6 and it looked like it was going to happen for about 10 minutes...