Jump to content

Devil Dan 56

Member Since 10 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 10:36 PM
-----

#1273800 Kovalchuk Retired Effective Immediately?

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 16 July 2014 - 08:53 AM

People just seems to want to find excuses to feel better about the team. Like a guy who got dump by his gf, then she was gonna get fat in a few years, he deserved better, etc etc etc. Thats what a bunch of people looks like now, a bunch of butthurt guys bashing guys cause they left. Im pissed at both of those guys too, but im not gonna be an hypocrite trying to convince myself that they we're useless


Another relationship analogy. Who hurt you, SD?

You're like the guy who's pining over some girl that left him and can't bear to hear his buddies make fun of her.

I'm sorry, but most of us don't want to sit around slitting our wrists and saying "man I really miss Zach and Kovy" all day. Nobody says they don't want Zach. They said they don't want Zach for 13 years. Big difference.

This team has been put together a certain way from the goal out with defensively responsible forwards for 25 years. It very rarely has flashy forwards. Why would you pick a team that so clearly is against your preferred style of hockey?
  • 2


#1266205 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 30 May 2014 - 02:09 PM

Alright, but there is a difference between understanding the idea of bandwagons (yes, "how the world works", or "how sports work"), and just saying I hate how I now will have to deal with so many more Rangers fans than before. But, the idea that people who are getting Rangers fever are "pathetic" or "losers" or the worst people on earth, that I disagree with, regardless if anyone has to deal with them or not.

 

I'm so sorry that a few people talking Rangers hockey outside your office was so awful, I guess. As I have said, there is a difference in saying, "fvck now everyone I am around is talking Rangers, hockey" and giving sh!t to people because they don't deserve to be talking Rangers hockey or being happy.

 

That's all.

 

I understand the idea of bandwagon. Hockey doesn't get mentioned in this area unless the Rangers are winning. I didn't give anyone sh!t. I said none of them knew a hockey stick from a croquet mallet last week, and now they are "lifetime Ranger fans." You'll notice that everyone else in this thread from NY/NJ understands the dynamic.


  • 1


#1266194 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 30 May 2014 - 01:14 PM

Sounds like general water cooler talk. We are guilty of it in other things (since we are all clearly sports fans, it won't be guilty with sports). Try and brush up on something you aren't really familiar with and talk about it.

 

I know you are dealing with this in NY/NJ, but this is just how the world works. I follow tennis year-round from the lower levels to the main tour. The average tennis fans just watches the Grand Slam if someone from their country is in it. In Canada, we now have a great male and a great women's player for the first time ever. People take notice 4 times a year if they go far. I've been watching these two rise up for 4-5 years and for me seeing someone I want to win would be the ultimate. For others, it would be incredible too, but I know it mean less. It is what it is and if it grows tennis in the country, so be it.

 

It's a shame, for whatever reason, when the Devils have had their Cup runs, it didn't take over major cities and the state. It's the way it is with their being Flyers territory and a Rangers fans in big pockets. The bandwagon wasn't as strong, but I am pretty sure everyone would love it if everywhere you went it was Devils pride all the time, even if it just started at that moment from people who weren't always interested in Devils hockey.


 

Thanks for the lesson on "how the world works." This is a Devils forum, and Devils fans who live in the NY/NJ area are discussing the incoming bandwagon of brand new Ranger fans who can name Lundqvist and 3 players from 20 years ago. We are going to be dealing with these fakes for years to come, and some of us just want to share our frustration with each other.


  • 1


#1264063 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 12 May 2014 - 08:25 AM

Totally unfair. Unless you are saying Brodeur is not a great one. I can't think of one series where Brodeur ever found a way to win a series by himself or was the big difference for an underdog Devils playoff team.

 

Hate the Rangers. Hate Lundqvist, but let's not bring him down unfairly.

 

The last 3 games of the 2000 ECF through the end of the finals that year.  Brodeur was an absolute beast during that stretch. 


  • 1


#1263623 since no one here has acknowledged it..

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 07 May 2014 - 12:00 PM

whats april 1st?

 

Scott Stevens turned 50 is my guess. And he can still kill us all.


  • 1


#1263231 Landing Spots for Brodeur

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 02 May 2014 - 01:40 PM

And of course, we'd have to deal with the blind fanboys who'd pull this crap:

 

Schneider plays four games, gives up six goals, stops 93% of the shots, but somehow goes 0-3-1

Marty plays two games, gives up 3 goals in one game, 4 in the next, stops 88% of the shots, but somehow goes 2-0-0

 

"Marty should keep starting!  He knows how to win!" 

 

Even worse, one of those fanboys is the coach


  • 1


#1259957 Brodeur Article, name dropping where he might want to play, reveals wh

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 10 April 2014 - 03:34 PM

Seeing the Devils not make the playoffs for a second straight season is hard on people too, and that is going to manifest itself in many ways. 

 

But Marty just seems to think he's entitled to play regardless of how good he is.  The other guy was better than him.  A lot better.  One guy was 18th in save%, the other one is 43rd.  What does Marty think...that PDB screwed him somehow?  That the coach shouldn't try to go with the guy who's playing better?  The ironic thing is, Marty seems to think he somehow should've gotten MORE playing time when he got way more than he ever really deserved.  He says it was hard for him, and I'm sure it was simply because of what he once was and no longer is (or ever will be again).  I can only imagine what it must have been like for Cory, who to his credit says all of the right things, but had to watch a guy get legacy starts at his expense, when he fully knows deep down inside he gives his team the better chance to win games. 

 

At this point, Marty is a falling star trying to say anything to save face, whether it's for his own mental self preservation or for someone dumb enough to sign him this summer. I don't agree with what he says, but I also think he's not in his right mind when he's saying it. He's reeling because this wasn't how it was supposed to end. He was supposed to retire the triumphant hero, and now he's facing the reality of fading away.

 

If I can use one of SterioDesign's relationship analogies, it's like someone getting dumped who wasn't expecting it. They say a lot of things out of fear and jealousy. In Marty's mind, he would be just as good as he was if only he got another chance, and he doesn't realize Deboer gave him way more chances than he deserved this season. For some reason, he still thinks there's a couple of drops in the tank. These last 2 years sucked. I think he will be forgiven once some time has gone by, similar to the Niedermayer situation.


  • 1


#1259467 In a Season of Problems, Brodeur was the Biggest

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 08 April 2014 - 01:34 PM


 

I think this is a perfect example of the Brodeur fanboys, and there are a ton of them out there. Saying Brodeur was not part of the reason the Devils missed the playoffs is a way bigger stretch than saying he was the reason.

 

Has anyone said Brodeur wasn't part of the reason? It looks like everyone is in agreement that Brodeur played terribly.


  • 1


#1256270 Brodeur Article, name dropping where he might want to play, reveals wh

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 27 March 2014 - 03:31 PM

Yeah haha, gotta get in "fresh legs." I'm sure Schneider is completely exhausted and unable to play due to the game we played a fvcking week ago...

 

I'm waiting for something like

 

"Well, the elevator was broken Monday so Cory walked up 3 flights of stairs, and we want to keep him rested..."


  • 1


#1256158 Cory Schneider -- Not a Jew

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 27 March 2014 - 11:01 AM

Tom Cruise isn't, but I heard his agent is.


  • 1


#1255778 Rumor: Clarkson's contract being bought out per Stan Fischler

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 24 March 2014 - 11:35 PM

 

 

Photo:  Stan Fischler discusses potential Clarkson buyout with his sources Monday evening.

 

Fischler's story starts in nineteen-dickety-two. He had to use the word "dickety" because the Kaiser had stolen his word "twenty"....


  • 4


#1254754 GDT: Minnesota @ Devils 7:00 PM

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 21 March 2014 - 08:49 AM

Right? Everyone's 'classless' and has 'no class'. No class this, classless that, shut the fvck up. Most people don't even know what words like this mean, they just parrot them because they hear everyone else say them.

 

 

keevec.png

I find this post to be shallow and pedantic. 


  • 1


#1250749 We now have the 30th pick

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 06 March 2014 - 04:42 PM

So, people can go batsh!t crazy towards the new ownership over the song/chant but i don't see anyone giving Harris and Blitzer any sort of credit at all for doing this and taking the initiative. So much for they don't care. 

 

You don't think it's a bit of a stretch trying to connect those 2 things just for the sake of being inflammatory?


  • 1


#1250108 The Official 2014 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 05 March 2014 - 03:25 PM

Trade deadline is over. Now the only suspense left is if all the people who are done with this team pop in after every loss to remind us that they are indeed done with this team.


  • 1


#1249699 GDT: 3/4 Detroit at Devils 7pm

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 05 March 2014 - 11:53 AM

Maybe for some here (I think he can do some right) , but I think he can do no wrong for 75% of Devils fans out there. 

 

I would love for him to be a shiny new toy for a couple of months somewhere, but that won't happen. Around the league, it's pretty clear to what people don't want to see in NJ (management and coaching mostly). He isn't good. He isn't okay. He is bad.

 

Martin Brodeur has it better in NJ than he could have in any other situation in the NHL. He has started games in his hometown, he started the outdoor game, he has started 30 of 63 games when the stats say that's crazy. He faces the least amount of shots in the league, which really help his GAA (good luck bringing a .899 save percentage to any other team). Yet that still isn't enough, and he wants to be traded?

 

We all know that. We know he's not good anymore. But Deboer plays him, and win or lose, he gets crapped on by fans and the media sticks 50 microphones in his face asking him if he's leaving or retiring. Wouldn't you want to be traded? He's not the guy here anymore and everyone knows it, so whats wrong with him wanting to see if he can contribute somewhere else?


  • 1




Positive SSL on a transparent background