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Devil Dan 56

Member Since 10 Jul 2007
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In Topic: 2014 UFA Signing Thread

22 July 2014 - 12:16 PM

Is there a good comparative analysis of draft success out there? Specifically, something that would allow one to compare team-by-team success during certain periods, but also to compare same team success across different periods?

The reason I bring this up is that I would argue, just from my subjective POV, that the Devils drafting history of the past 15 years is much worse than just with physical def. Compared to the '90s it is almost as if we have a completely different GM with a completely difficerent scout support system. To me this indicates that something has changed and not for the better. OTOH, I'd like to really see just how much better or worse we are rather than going on my subjective assessment.

 

For the first part, I'd assume there must be something out there. Otherwise, it would take someone going draft by draft listing players that played a certain number of NHL games, therefore deeming them successful picks.

 

My theory on the drafting change is just that other teams caught up to Lou and Conte's drafting techniques. They were supposedly ahead of the curve in the 90's, plus they'd find guys like Rafalski undrafted. Then, it just seemed like they wouldn't get those hidden gems anymore.

In Topic: Here we go again. New goal song for 14-15

20 July 2014 - 09:07 PM

Pretty sure one of the few things everyone here agrees on is that the vuvuzela guy is really annoying. The only people that seem not to mind it so much are the ones who sit on the opposite end of the arena and can't hear it that well lol. I'm fine with it being used sparingly, but when the guy's blasting away on it for 2 mins straight on the pk it's unbearable.

We should get that number the devils put up on the scoreboard for feedback on the game experience on here and all text it during a game next season complaining that the vuvuzela is really, really annoying. That and about how blasting music during the intermission is unnecessary and completely ruins any chance at having a normal conversation with whoever you're at the game with. Those two things are my top two complaints about the game day experience.


Agreed with all of that. The music is ridiculous.

In Topic: Here we go again. New goal song for 14-15

20 July 2014 - 10:28 AM

Mildly curious to see how a new song gets chosen this year. 

 

I'd like to see the vuvuzelas get the heave-ho more than anything else...the Diablos' main vuvu guy insists on blowing on it constantly and in annoying proportions, and he's like a five-year-old with thundersticks...he seems to be incapable of figuring out when enough is enough.  As much as I think the Diablos are kind of lame (like I've said, they're some stuffed-suit's interpretation of a "enthusiatic fan group...nothing terribly genuine about them), without the vuvuzelas they're much easier to take.

 

My guess is rigged vote like last year. 

 

And super agree on the vuvu guy. My seats were in the next section and that got brutal after a while. It definitely factored into my decision to move if I renewed. 

In Topic: The East is the Key

19 July 2014 - 12:57 PM

I think 90% of hockey analysts and 75% of devils fans said we'd miss the postseason last yead, bro


This. From what I recall, the feeling around here was they'd be right on the bubble.

In Topic: Jacob Josefson signed to a one-year deal

17 July 2014 - 12:49 PM

He was fine. Certainly not bad or anything, he came in for the Stadium Series game and played the game afterwards IIRC.

 

If I remember right, the next game they got shutout but St Louis, but I thought that his line specifically had some good shifts and chances. I thought they should have kept going from what I remember.

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