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Devil Dan 56

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#1287720 GDT: New Jersey Devils vs Detroit Red Wings

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 07 November 2014 - 09:51 PM

Great. The team isn't playing well and to top it off we have the Mike Brown show returning from last year.
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#1285769 GDT: New Jersey Devils @ Pittsburg Penguins 7PM MSG

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 28 October 2014 - 11:12 PM

It seems that we have a bubble team playing like a bubble team. They look good at times, they look terrible at times. Also, kind of funny that last season Cory couldn't buy a goal for and was stopping everything, and now he's got the goals and can't stop anything. Maybe it'll settle somewhere in the middle. 


I wonder if Kinkaid gets a call up next month. Clem hasn't been able to stop the bleeding in his relief appearances so far. 

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#1284101 Devils' Bryce Salvador responds to his critics

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 23 October 2014 - 10:18 AM

The part I find most interesting in this is that Pete wasn't really defending Sal's actual play. Yeah, he threw in the expected "brings to the table" and "intangibles", but he avoided talking about what he is actually doing on the ice. 


He says Sal was "injured last year", "heart is in the right place", "best effort", but at no point does he actually say Salvador is playing well. I think that shows that his performance has not gone unnoticed. 

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#1284008 Join the revolution oust Hugh

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 22 October 2014 - 04:06 PM

Wow. This is just sad. Revolution? Really?

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#1283135 GDT: Devils vs Sharks (10/18) Home Opener

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 19 October 2014 - 11:03 AM

PK time does not count for +/- ratings, it's for even strength play.  He's been a liability defensively throughout his career. 


Now you're re-writing history. Sal had a very long run of being a stable defensive defenseman before slowing down the last few years. He was a major cog when he came over in the Janssen trade, and through his next contract. The last couple of years he's slowed down considerably, but to suddenly say he wasn't good defensively throughout his career is just wrong. 

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#1283065 GDT: Devils vs Sharks (10/18) Home Opener

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 18 October 2014 - 10:09 PM

Put Merrill or Severson out there and they're bound to make mistakes. Difference is that their rookies. Not only is Sal slow but his decision making during PKs is very rookie-like.

If I'm Lou I start shopping either Larsson or Gelinas to see if I can bring back a solid stay at home D. We don't have that.


Any player playing those minutes will make poor decisions. It's guess work and positioning. Only one other player in the league had more PK time last season than Sal's 3:58 per game, and that was Coburn's 3:59. If he was as bad as you say, the Devils PK would have been a lot worse with him out there so much. 

You can't just toss a rookie into these situations and hope for the best. 

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#1282800 2014-2015 Around the league thread

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 17 October 2014 - 08:55 AM

dude youre missing the whole point 100%, like way way off

and if anything im always the one talking in grey areas and everyone come back to me with black on white responses

Once again, if EVERYONE is missing your points, maybe that says something.

You've yet to show an example of someone saying zach or kovy were great until they left, and then hating them when they were gone. You just claim to remember it, and that somehow means everyone else is "blind or butthurt". Other than people saying negatives when caught up in the moment of them leaving, most people have been pretty realistic about them both.

Now, I'm sure i missed your elusive point again, but maybe you can find an example other than "people liked zach and kovy and now they don't "
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#1282130 Chicago's 3D Projection System Video

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 14 October 2014 - 02:08 PM

i thought we were supposed to be the only ones besides like montreal that had this..now everyone has it?..as long as the rangers dont i guess i dont care, i want their fans to feel like theyre missing out on something we have lol

The Rangers don't have it. We would have known. They would have done a 2 hour special on MSG with Al Trautwig telling us no one has ever seen this kind of technology before while they played 1994 highlights on the ice.
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#1281540 This Chris Pronger thing

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 10 October 2014 - 08:29 AM

Pronger knows all about player safety. Why, he'll be the high crosscheckingest, face elbowingest, leg stompingest player safety guy ever. 

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#1280781 Bernier, Harrold & Janssen on Waivers. Carter to Wild

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 07 October 2014 - 01:30 PM

If Larsson wasn't a top-ten draft pick a few years ago, this guy would have been set to sail a long time ago.  Everyone's enamored with the fact that he was a top five pick, and that "we just cant waist a top five pick" by sitting him or trading him for nothing.


Bottom line is that Larsson is NOT an a-typical NJ Devil and he just doesn't fit here...he's got the characteristics to be a projected top defensemen, but it appears that it isn't coming to fruition here in NJ


Get something of value for him and call it a day...


If Larsson wasn't a top ten pick, he would have spent another year in Sweden, then a year or 2 in the AHL and would be a rookie last year or this year. He's still the youngest defenseman on the team other than Severson.


That would be like cutting the cord on Merrill before last season, or on Gelinas in 2012, or Andy Greene while he was still in college.

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#1278951 Dano is the new Chico. jMac is the new Dano

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 23 September 2014 - 03:28 PM

Like most of those guys and Al are paragons of unbiasness.

Are you suggesting Al is biased?!?

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#1278209 Training Camp invites

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 16 September 2014 - 04:27 PM

Understood regarding Lou, It is sad how he is so confused.


He's not confused. If he was confused, Marty would be here right now. However, I think in a situation where Cory goes down long term, Lou would go for the guy who he knows instead of what else is out there. Currently, what else is out there consists of Thomas, Bryzgalov, Khabibulin, and Vokoun.

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#1278177 I'm Interviewing Zach Parise...I Need Qs

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 16 September 2014 - 11:24 AM

Questions for Zach:

Who do you think you are?

What gives you the right?



:haha2:  great reference!

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#1277986 Training Camp invites

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 15 September 2014 - 07:44 AM

Mike Komisarek is invited to camp per TG.


Damn, Lou is building a very strong team in 2006

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#1277075 Brodeur would be the Canadiens backup.

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 05 September 2014 - 02:08 PM

This is more lose-lose crap. The guy could decide to play for a beer league and people would say he's stealing some young guy's spot. 


"Hey Marty, would you play for Montreal?"  "Yes"  HEADLINE: BRODEUR WOULD PLAY FOR CANADIENS!!!



"Hey Mary, would you play for Montreal?" "No" HEADLINE: BRODEUR REFUSES TO PLAY FOR CANADIENS!!!!

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