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Devil Dan 56

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#1123224 GDT: ECF Game 5 - NJ Devils @ NY Rangers

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 23 May 2012 - 09:54 PM

"This is team." When someone messes up, someone else becomes the hero.
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#1122592 Matteau defends his goalie

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 22 May 2012 - 10:43 AM

Okay, pal, this is where I draw the line.

If the Rangers want to be gay, that's nobody's business but their own.

If they want to celebrate each win by getting naked, oiling up and having a congo line through the locker room, that's up to them.

If they want to spend off-seasons in Key West, Fire Island or San Francisco, I say....good for 'em!

If they want to see how far they can get a lubed hockey stick up...ya know...that does not concern you!

New York Rangers...I may hate you for what you do on the ice...but I support you in your fight against homophobia.


[waves rainbow flag]

"Joey... do you like... movies about gladiators?"
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#1118427 Parise

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 09 May 2012 - 05:29 PM

I think there are three issues that Parise needs to think about. MONEY let me say it again MONEY, Brodeur is he number 1 next season, if yes, he bails and Vanderbeek's financial mess.

I'm impressed. LD found a way to make Zach leaving Marty's fault.
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#1117048 Flyer fans

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 07 May 2012 - 10:45 AM

Some people take the "us or them" and "this is war" mentality a little too far.

I'm all for cheering for your team and drowning out the Flyers fans, but I watched 2 Devils fans provoke a group of Flyers fans and start a fight simply because they cheered when the Flyers scored. What's the point of that? To make it 'miserable' for them? I just don't buy it. I'm not getting into a fist fight over a pee pee contest at a hockey game. In the end, 90% of the people just want to watch the game.
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#1111492 GDT: 4/24/12, Game 6 Quarterfinals Fla @ NJ

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 24 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

I really hate that guy.

"Hey, Abbott!!"
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#1111251 Game 6 Clemmensen In Net

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 24 April 2012 - 10:43 AM

***** Net ****** :whistling:

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#1110661 The Official "2012 Playoffs Excitement" Thread

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 22 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

Nice... I wonder how hard it was for Al Trautwig to narrate that. Good video though.

He probably felt being asked to narrate that was a BRUTAL CALL.
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#1109996 Hopefully that is the last time Brodeur sees the ice as a Devil

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 20 April 2012 - 02:09 PM

Very well put. This thread, and the 100 other ones just like it that were posted as a complete overreaction to a poorly played Game 3, show why coaches/GMs at the highest levels are different from us fans. They have the ability to see the forest through the trees and can seperate the emotions of 1 game from the bigger picture. For some to openly hope that the Game 3 abomination was the last time we ever saw Brodeur in a Devils uniform is disgraceful and shows how little appreciation our fans have for anything, let alone what #30 has meant to this franchise. Fact of the matter is, most of you don't remember the bad years 1982-1986 (or weren't even born yet), and haven't known anything other than Brodeur in goal for this team. Brodeur is not what he used to be, but (for this year's playoffs) I'd still take him over any of the goalies in Washington, Ottawa, Philly, Pitt, Florida, Vancouver, Detroit, Chicago, and San Jose. Just glad he got the win (and shutout to boot) last night to make some of the people on this board eat some crow this morning.

This is also very well put. I don't think people really understand how stable goaltending has been for this organization the last 20 years. Yeah, Marty's had bad years, but very few and far between. I mean, I remember not long ago people hoping we could snag Varlamov from Washington. Colorado gave up a first for him and he hardly outplayed Giguere, who himself is still living off of one real good playoff run.

Miller, Luongo, and Lunqvist are all guys we've heard about as being among the best the last few years but they are all in their early 30's, have almost no NHL hardware between them, and have all had bad years at different times. My point is a lot of guys can have a good year, or a good 3 or 4 years. But we had a guy give us solid-to-great years nearly every season for about 16 seasons. That people want to take all of that, all the millions he passed on to stay here, and say 'yeah thanks, but screw off because we have Johan Hedberg now' really sucks.

Why? Because he hasn't been a great playoff performer the last few years? Who on this team has been? Or because he's arrogant? Most of the great goalies are. It's the kind of attitude you need to be a goalie. You need an over confidence. It's the same as Clemmensen saying he's glad to be in the league in one sentence and then say he can beat anyone on any given night the next. Like I said before, Glenn Hall was the only real great goalie I can think of off the top of my head who was truly humble, and he had to puke before every game to get the nerves out.

I don't know how people would prefer to be hunting for a new goalie every 2 years and hoping to strike oil. I have all the hope in the world that one of Wedgewood or Kinkaid can be a solid starter for years to come but if either of them are, they are still a few years off. We're gonna have an interesting training camp in 2013 or 2014.
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#1109011 GDT: DEVILS @ TB 4/16/07 7:00 pm

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 18 April 2012 - 10:39 AM

how likely is it that Brodeur would let in 2 playoff overtime wraparound game winners to the same team within a 3 year stretch...oh yea it happened

what are the odds of Carolina game 7 2009 happening?

How about Carolina game 4 2009 happening. What are the odds of letting in a game winning goal from the blue line with 0.1 seconds remaining

What about letting up 14 shots on goal in game 1 vs Philly in 2010 and STILL LOSING. Or Daniel fvcking Carcillo scoring an OT winner against us

Or how about Eric Staal tying up game 2 with seconds left in 2006 just after Parise put us ahead? What are the odds of that? It happened

with the choker in net...anything is possible. I'm sick of all this over analyzed statistical mumbo jumbo. Everything that has happened to the Devils in the playoffs since 2003 defies this

Nice revisionist history.

Oh the one in Game 7 double overtime IN THE CONFERENCE FINALS when Fetisov for some unknown reason threw the puck to the middle of the defensive zone? After they beat Boston and Buffalo? Or the one where the whole team was down and out in 5 games in 97?

Game 7 in 2009? Oh, right, after they got shutout in Carolina in Game 6. The game 7 that had a tying goal because Nic Havelid decided he doesn't like defense and stood around while a pass went through him from the blue line to the side of the net. And then Colin White went 30 feet out of position to leave Eric Staal going down the wing at full speed. Anybody remember Parise and Gionta failing to connect a pass across the crease that would have tied it back up after that? Nope?

Game 4 in 2009? The goal from the point that was deflected by Ruutu and the team was looking for an interference call that it never got? And then he followed it up with a 44 save shutout the next game?

Carcillo's OT goal? In game 3? When NO ONE SHOWED UP? Where Brodeur made save after save in the 3rd period while the offense was skating in circles?

Please. Marty is definitely not the player he was. He definitely has lost a step, and he definitely has lost some big, big games (like last night), but to cherry pick all this crap out and somehow leave out games like 5,6,7 against Philly in 2000, the finals in 2000, the 2003 conference and stanley cup finals, the 2006 Ranger series. I mean every damn goalie in the history of the sport has won and lost big games. I don't know who these super goalies are that you think can win the cup every year, never lose a big game, and never blew a lead, but I'm gonna guess they hang out with unicorns and talking squirrels in a magical mystical imaginary forest somewhere.
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#1108990 Kevin Clark

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 18 April 2012 - 10:13 AM

Maybe it would've helped if he said stuff to the actual team...



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#1106431 The Official "2012 Playoffs Excitement" Thread

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 11 April 2012 - 07:24 PM

Listen to those classless Nashville fans and their you suck chants! Hahaha. Loud crowd, I'm pulling for 'em
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#1105456 The Official "2012 Playoffs Excitement" Thread

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 07 April 2012 - 09:40 PM

Clemmensen shouldn't scare anyone! Move him side to side! Or shoot glove!

His lateral movement isn't the greatest and he drops on every shot.
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#1102187 Brodeur's skated into South Mountain Arena 20 years ago today

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 26 March 2012 - 04:00 PM

And who would have thought then that he would go on to become the most beloved and hated, and then beloved again, and then hated, and then beloved sometimes when he's winning, but then REALLY hated when he's losing, then washed up, then not so washed up, but still beloved, and then very washed up again, and thus hated, but then still beloved when he keeps a low GAA, but hated when the back up goalie wins some games, and then......
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#1102153 Hedberg or Brodeur

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 26 March 2012 - 02:13 PM

And if Moose is in and the team loses in 5, how smart does it look knowing you had your franchise HOF goalie sitting on the bench because Moose played really well recently in his spot starts? I mean, we're calling for Moose in the playoffs based on wins over the Capitals, Islanders, and Senators.

Have we looked at what happened when Moose was starting consistently? Better yet, here's the teams Moose has beaten this year...

Carolina (not in playoffs)
Los Angeles (8th place)
Nashville (4th place)
Philadelphia (5th place)
Washington (8th place)
NY Islanders (not in playoffs)
Ottawa (7th place)
Tampa (not in playoffs)
Dallas (3rd place)
Florida (3rd place)
Edmonton (not in playoffs)

So... 4th place, 5th place, 7th place, two 8 places, 4 non playoff teams, and two 3rd places who would be ranked 7th if not for divisional seeding.

And I say this as a big Moose fan, but he's a back up.
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#1101837 Rolston....

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 25 March 2012 - 11:20 AM

Great Carter can stay on the roster then as a winger and start over Boulton. Playoffs are 7 games away and fighting almost becomes non existent when they start.

So does Rolston
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