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Devil Dan 56

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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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#1275749 Ranking All 30 NHL Locker Rooms

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 19 August 2014 - 12:45 PM

where do you see that the Devils have the second highest rated locker room?? they're not in the top 5 in this article, they're in the second "tier" of locker rooms.. so like slightly above average


He didn't say it ranked second.



This website ranked all 30 NHL locker rooms and basically put them into 4 categories.  The Devils one is in the 2nd highest

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#1274587 Andy Greene Signed +5 years @ $5M Per Season

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 30 July 2014 - 03:06 PM

Of course Lou waits until there's only 336 days left to finally talk to Greene. :tomato:

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#1274490 2014 Rookie Camp

Posted by Devil Dan 56 on 30 July 2014 - 11:12 AM

If Lemieux had a different last name, I don't think anyone here would have really given much of a damn about him. Having his fathers name draws attention to him when he otherwise may have just been lost in the shuffle

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#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?
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#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.

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