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MDPucks

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In Topic: July 1st- UFA Madness

02 July 2015 - 07:52 PM

Oshie has certainly been underwhelming outside of the hype.  I can see him blossoming in Washington though as the Capitals are finally giving Ovie a supporting cast outside of Backstrom who has had a tendency to disappear completely in the playoffs.

In Topic: 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

29 May 2015 - 10:27 PM

Rangers panic move (at least in terms of nimrod Rags fan) Henrik to the Blues for TJ Oshie and a #1. I've already been texted by a guy that wants Cam "Michael Leighton" Talbot to be the Rags #1 next year.

In Topic: New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

27 May 2015 - 08:47 PM

Syndergaard rocking a 1.222 OB+SLG.  Bat this guy cleanup.


Babe Ruth played outfield between starts early in his career with the Red Sox. Can Syndergaard play 3rd base?

In Topic: A Demographics Poll!: Devils or Rangers

26 May 2015 - 07:16 PM

Growing up along Route-35 in Monmouth County was totally Rangers territory thanks to the ease of taking the North Jersey Coast Line into Penn Station.  I was litterally the only kid wearing a red & green Devils jersey in my town when we played street hockey.  You started seeing Devils fans appearing after the 1988 playoff run and steadily built-up from there.  I moved out of New Jersey in 1992 where I followed the team from afar and saw the area transition to a majority of Devils fans during the Devils glory years which went hand-in-hand with the Rangers tanking for a decade.

 

Summers on the Point Pleasant and Seaside boardwalks I saw lots of Flyers t-shirts after they made their cup run in 2010, Devils t-shirts in 2012, and now Rangers t-shirts.  Fans get bold when their teams do well and draw bandwagoners.  Simple as that.  Your team sucks (especially non-NFL) and you're not wearing their gear as much.

 

The draw of the Rangers is always the bright lights of Broadway.  Yes that makes me barf but the draw of "The Garden" will always draw people who want to jump on the bandwagon of something hip with professional sports.  And lets face it the NY Metro Area has been godawful in terms of professional sports the last 3 years with the only exception being the Rangers.  I remember the days when nobody would get caught dead wearing a Yankees hat let alone a Yankees t-shirt, George was threatening to move to New Jersey, and New York was a Mets town hook, line, and sinker.  Now after 2 decades of futility in Queens along with the 90's Yankees teams that trend reversed itself.  Now the Mets have an opportunity to reverse that again on the aging Yankees.

 

Giants and Jets fans tend to not cross-over but even that happened when Parcells went to the Jets.  Yes it was easier for Giants fans to root for the Jets seeing them as "Little Brother" and I doubt Jets fans really rooted for the Giants outside of the Super Bowls against the Patriots.

In Topic: 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

20 May 2015 - 10:14 PM

If a Devils goalie let in that soft OT winner this message board would single handily break the Internet.