I'm surprised one of the Rangers goons didn't line him up at some point after that 4th goal because although that goal was sick, it was showboating at its best. You best believe that other teams have taken notice and this guy is gonna get pummeled at some point. I love the skill, but at 7-2, rubbing it in your opponent's faces is hardly classy...(unless its the Rangers).
Totally disagree. Good for him. They weren't doing this to a first-year expansion team in their first week, this was the Rangers. At the end of the day, sports is all about having fun. Not only that, but I'm sure all the NHL marketing big-wigs now have him on their radar. Look out for all the sponsorships to follow.
I'm surprised nobody's thought of the remote possibility that maybe Lou wanted to change the goal song. I can see someone like Jeff Vanderbeek butting heads with Lou on that and choosing to keep it.
But maybe with the new management, Lou finally got his way? I mean, when you look at the tight ship army that Lou runs on all levels of the business, this seems like the most likely scenario for me. Do you really think Lou enjoys sitting in the box every game listening to us all scream "HEY! YOU SUCK!"...?
Terrible choice of goal song. You could barely hear what it is, either the mastering's fvcked or they got a Youtube rip of it, not fan-friendly at all. There were 5 or 6 suggestions on this board alone that were miles better.
The vast majority was doing the you suck chant tonight.
Including myself. It's the freaking Flyers. I kind of tried to look at it from an objective point of view and stood aside quietly after one of the goals, and like someone said in one of the earlier pages, is there anything more New Jersey than a bunch of people pointing at you and yelling "You suck!"... The answer is no. I love it.
I dislike people complaining about enforcers more than I dlslike watching them.
The Devils didn't cut anyone eligible for waivers yet. Young, Sestito, Pelley, and Janssen are all waiver-eligible.
He didn't "enforce" anything last night though. If he wanted to enforce, Boulton would've been his target. That blind-sided hit on his first penalty and tripping Brodeur on his third should've drawn his ire...
You maybe correct and I am not defending them but:
They did report that Vanderbeek was broke
They did report that Vanderbeek had missed a loan payment
They did report that the NHL had advanced the Devils and loan them money to meet expenses
They did report that outside sources had loan Vanderbeek money to meet the payroll and expenses.
They did report the NHL was going to take over the Devils while that was denied by the NHL after all is said and done it appears that would have been the only choice left if there wasn't a buyer for the Devils.
Has any of that been confirmed? Missed loan payment was never confirmed by anyone outside of Forbes/Post. The advance the Devils were given by the NHL was never reported correctly. It was an advance, and not confirmed to be a loan (outside of Forbes/Post). And it was never ever stated or confirmed by anyone that the NHL intended to take over the Devils. On the contrary, there was a bidding war for at least the past month between the attorney's group and the Harris group. Before that, the attorney's group was in place to purchase the team (which Lou and the NHL were abreast of); NHL would not intend to take over the team under any of those circumstances. The attorney's "loan" was really just a down payment of intent to purchase and only to be paid back if Vanderbeek somehow found the resources to keep the team, which was obviously not the case.
The fact that you think any of that Forbes/Post garbage is fact is why those articles are so dangerous. Literally everything can be explained away when you realize that someone was in place to purchase the organization for probably at least the past 4-5 months.
Your hatred of Kovalchuk has clouded your judgment. You honestly think this team is capable of winning a championship anytime soon? Unless Lou pulls off a couple more huge signings or trades, or unless Schneider ends up being the second coming of Brodeur, Marty's retiring without a fourth Cup. I don't think the situation is as doom-and-gloom as some others are saying, but I also don't see the Devils being anything close to championship caliber for at least a few years.
I disagree. Since when was making "a couple more huge signings or trades" what contributed to our success in the past? I like our roster, especially if Brunner gets added to it. I loooove that we have Schneider. The players we have at our disposal, I feel they can execute DeBoer's system perfectly (Zajac won't have a slump like last year, easy to say; Zubrus/Elias are back, etc.). Clowe and Ryder are great acquisitions and Clowe will especially fit in very well, if he can stay healthy. We have a BIG team with a lot of grit and some edge, which can tire out the opposition with DeBoer's system. Add onto that that we've improved in goal, and I think we're a better team than last year. We're not unlike the Boston or Los Angeles teams in the past few years as far as the makeup of our roster is concerned.
I think we'll be seeing the end of an era in Pittsburgh. Swept by the Bruins? Shaky goaltending? Their cap will be hard to squeeze players in? We always just assume that's where UFA/trade bait players want to go, but I can't help but think those feelings are changing.
We're seeing teams built like Pittsburgh and New York not winning Cups. Teams built like Boston, L.A., Chicago (and I'll throw Detroit in there still too based on their style) are.