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Puddy

Member Since 10 Mar 2003
Offline Last Active Sep 03 2006 02:28 PM
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In Topic: Nhl Board Of Governors Oks Sales Of Blues, Coyotes

24 June 2006 - 02:33 AM

I just dont like the threat of rain ruining the game... it takes a lot of planning.

Oh, like baseball? I understand that we're discussing different beasts here, but the league, as far as I can see, can stand to postpone the playoffs by a day or two in non-Olympic years due to deciding outdoor games. Think of the ratings! Think of how these awesome games would affect standings in a fair way if handled properly (especially post-lockout!), on last-day of regulation! In assuming that 6 or so teams would be exempt from playing outdoor games (my hastily assembled plan inculding LA, SJ, Anaheaim, (formerly assuming) Dallas, Phoenix, and ATL -or- Nashville), I forgot all about the Wild vs the Stars. What a sick outdoor contest we'd have on THAT end, no matter when this game were scheduled. October or February, there'd be a ton of interest among true true hockey fans, (who'd likely pressure a fair amount of fair weather Hurricane types to watch), and there'd be no better time for such fans to voice their opinions. I, for one, will mail every established hockey authority until the outdoor games become a reality. I may even give them all Kool-Aid packets just to be a dick. That's how NJ rolls.

In Topic: Devils 2nd Opening Song

24 June 2006 - 02:12 AM

My first drunken post on here (amazingly!):

-They used to play Andrew WK in the first period of every game form 01-03ish, particularly Party Hard (but notably before the 'circle jerk' lyrics).

-I've heard Coheed and Cambria's 'Devil in Jersey City' more than a few times in the past few years, and that HAS to continue. Seriously.

Among my list of once/popular songs that still populate this Brooklyn boy's Devils themes over the past few years:

Hammerfall - Hearts on Fire
Bad Religion - Sinister Rouge (any excue for BR is fine by me, and the color RED is this reason this once, aside form the intended theme of unfounded Christianity)
Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Devils' Night Out (don't know how to skateboard? That's just a fvckin' crime.)
Grim Reaper - See You In Hell
King Diamond - Sleepless Nights

Mock at will. This soundtrack got them one Cup in my blinded fan eyes.

In Topic: Nhl Board Of Governors Oks Sales Of Blues, Coyotes

22 June 2006 - 06:01 AM

He also said the league is exploring the possibility of staging another outdoor game like the November 2003 Heritage Classic in Edmonton between the Oilers and Montreal Canadiens.

I've always thought that there should be a way for every team in the league to play one outdoor game a year, since the one follwing the Heritage game was pretty awesome (even though noone in the US without Center Ice got to see it). To me it seems both feasible and a great attention grabber - Devils/Rangers at Giants Stadium on a cold February night is an idea that very much appeals to me, and would attract more interest in the sport without compromising the game.

[/waits for everyone to tell me why I'm wrong]

In Topic: Game 7 Thread, Go Oilers:)

19 June 2006 - 10:10 PM

I'm so conflicted on Brind'amour's ripping the Cup from Bettman...I hate them both! Though at least Brind'amour earned his station in life.

And Whitney's 'fvcking RAD!' was awesome. Still disappointed, though.

In Topic: Why The Nhl Should Stop Wooing America

10 June 2006 - 04:42 PM

I get the fact that Bettman-bashing and hockey-bashing ranks up there among the great national pastimes, but this perception that you shouldn't even be ALLOWED to watch hockey if you live in certain parts of the country has to go.

Did you even read the article? He's not saying that at all - he's saying that places like Raleigh and Nashville don't really deserve an NHL franchise when there's not enough people supporting it. Say what you will about Devils attendance and ratings, the fans show up when it matters and actually know the game, unlike most of the people down south who pay bargain basement prices to follow a game they may have a passing knowledge of.

Example #1- I could be the biggest Manchester United fan (I'm not; I don't really watch soccer all that much), but living in Brooklyn, the closest I'll get is the NY Red Bulls. Otherwise, it's off to a decent pub at 10AM on a Sunday - I'd have to work for my soccer fix. That's what he's saying hockey fans should have to do if they're not in an NHL city, and there are definitely some U.S. cities with NHL teams who are undeserving.

Example #2- My buddy's spending a few months in Berlin right now, he's a huge Yankee fan. He's many miles from the Bronx, but he's got his mlb.com pacakge, he's happy. MLB's not sending a team out to Germany for him in a vain attempt to convert a few people who don't care about the game, why should the NHL? I say cut 4-6 NHL teams and give their season ticket holders some comparable online package, tell them to follow a better supported team.
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