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Devils Pride 26

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#1088205 The Evolution of Ilya Kovalchuk

Posted by Devils Pride 26 on 05 February 2012 - 11:15 AM

Chico had pointed it out yesterday at multiple times yesterday, talking about how Ilya Kovalchuk has never played any better than he is right now. It really got me thinking. The light originally went on in my head back when he scored shorthanded on a breakaway at Winnipeg. Playing on the kill, waiting for the right time to go and steal the puck is pretty much what was the polar opposite we had expected when we traded for him. Now, plays like that are a huge reason this team is having the season they are having.

I don't know how the advanced stats look, but clearly to the naked eye he's doing the little things at the right times. His positioning has been putting him in much better positions to make plays and he has turned into somewhat of a distributor. Think of the times when he gains the zone before coming to a stop and just waiting to feed a cutter. Or the Rangers game this week where with three minutes to go on two 2-on-1's he sends the pass across rather than take the shot (regardless if it might have been a better idea to shoot). He's fully buying into the team concept. A lot has to be said about Debow getting him to buy in, and it evens extends from Lemaire, part II.

Kovalchuk has a ton of haters, for reasons I will never understand but you cannot deny the way he has been playing lately.
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#1085042 Devils are 1-6 against Confrence Leaders

Posted by Devils Pride 26 on 22 January 2012 - 01:43 PM

Who cares. Just make the playoffs. That's it. You make the dance, you got a chance.
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#1074584 Congrats Patty on 348

Posted by Devils Pride 26 on 19 December 2011 - 10:50 AM

The ultimate Devil. Only Devils jersey I'll wear until the day he retires.
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#1064982 GDT New Jersey Devils at Sabres

Posted by Devils Pride 26 on 16 November 2011 - 10:32 PM

Five goals AND a regulation win! Devils fans rejoice!


If we scored five and didn't win, I think this place would have exploded
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#1063648 Revisiting an old debate.

Posted by Devils Pride 26 on 12 November 2011 - 10:52 AM

I think the 'you suck' hate is overblown. There are much worse things that could be said.
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#990525 DEVILS SUPPORTERS SECTION - August 16th - come name the section and p

Posted by Devils Pride 26 on 13 February 2011 - 04:42 PM

unknown poster is just jealous he hasn't been able to buy a game worn jersey(not to mention, shove it down everyones throat on a message board) from someone in the supporters section.

Look! You can photomatch the beer spilled on the crest!

You have brought nothing productive to this thread, get out of here and stop be-littling the greatest effort made by a group of devils fans to bring some noise in the arena ever.
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#990182 DEVILS SUPPORTERS SECTION - August 16th - come name the section and p

Posted by Devils Pride 26 on 12 February 2011 - 11:37 AM

To be fair, the only time I've heard the players reference the crowd before the supporters, was opening night a few years ago Marty was upset they couldn't managed to sell out.

This team seems to feed off the crowd much more than others in the past, especially Kovalchuk. Keep it up guys, it makes for a great atmosphere
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#974767 Islanders trade Roloson to Tampa

Posted by Devils Pride 26 on 01 January 2011 - 11:45 PM

Anyone else read Rolston and look for "Devils trade Rolston to Isles" thread?
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#973122 Rolston

Posted by Devils Pride 26 on 28 December 2010 - 01:50 PM

Too bad. Rolston was a good player whose role unfortunately was sacrificed.

Mr. Manta,

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
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#782604 PEW Research: Only 6% of Scientists are Republican

Posted by Devils Pride 26 on 10 July 2009 - 03:04 PM

I'm with JL. I do not believe in global warming. Over the course of history, the earth has went through cold stages and hot stages. I believe we are entering a hot stage, naturally. Global warming is a scare tactic so fools like Al Gore get votes.
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