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DJ Eco

Member Since 06 Dec 2007
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In Topic: Brodeur Appreciation Thread

Today, 01:31 PM

Eh. He just flipped two letters. It's not like it was dramatically misspelled. They should have an auto-correct feature for Brodeur like when you type out Š„klund (2.3% accurate). Are those numbers still accurate?

 

I'd say it's a bit higher. He totally called the Moulson to Minnesota deal hours before anyone got wind of it; that was a biggie.

In Topic: 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

Today, 01:28 PM

I still don't think the Rangers have what it takes. Not when there's Bostons or Detroits or Pittsburghs in the mix, and we're not even talking about any of the powerhouse Western Conference teams in the Final.

 

I thought the Rangers' year to win it was 2012. They had a Lundqvist right smack in the middle of his prime, they had the star players, they had the good grinder players (Prust, Dubinsky, Boyle was playing better that season, etc.), and for the first time in a long time, they had an identity and a frustrating system that could beat any team, really; they really seemed like a "team" the way the Rangers hadn't in the longest time. I really thought that would've been their year until we ruined it for them.

 

If the Rangers are out again this year, that's it, it's all downhill from here. Lundqvist's play will only slowly dip from here on out, as will everyone's who's not McDonaugh, Kreider, or Zuccarello.

In Topic: Confirmed : DeBoer is back

Today, 09:50 AM

Well the Zid stuff I'm 100percent with you, it is probably a similar situation to what gelinas MIGHT turn out to be (that might is on the offensive upside he's not 100percent proven). Guys like that are important and there are tons of guys that hate it. Kovy as well, his offensive upside for us was huge. There is a point at which the offense they bring can mitigate their downsides, which isn't the case for the other type of player you are talking about.

 

With guys like ryder I can understand that constant hate, namely because its more about what standard of player this team is used to. It's not gionta type players that we are brainwashed into wanting, it's GOOD 2 way players. Ryder was not exactly lighting it up this year I think he had sub 20 goals. For that kind of production I would much rather bring in a guy that can do everything. Ryder can do 1 thing and he wasn't that spectacular at it. That's where I think a lot of the hate comes from. We as devils fans are just used to overall good players.

 

I'm with you there, I agree.

In Topic: 2014 Draft Thread

Today, 09:49 AM

We're the Devils, it's boot camp over here. One of the reasons I want Lou to force a steal of an Evander Kane trade that Winnipeg regrets the next day!

In Topic: Devils Playoffs Flashback: 1997 1st Round

Today, 09:46 AM

Great thread, took me away to another time and place reading and reminding myself about all those players.

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