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iamtheprodigy

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#1260939 Martin Brodeur Final (?) Game Thread

Posted by iamtheprodigy on 13 April 2014 - 07:34 PM

How can you not understand that, it's easy? Being a Niners fan these past 4 years has been way more frustrating and difficult than in the 6 years prior in which we sucked. Sure, during the season you don't hope that they are worse than they are but if the team constantly raises your hopes only to falter, the experience can be excruciating. Again, you should be able to figure that out.

 

Why do you have to post that in such a condescending way, as if my opinion is completely idiotic? Can't I disagree with you and not be a moron? Can't other people feel differently than you and still be intellectual?

 

For me, I would much rather have hopes that are not met than to not have any reason to have any hopes at all. When the Devils were mired in their terrible start under MacLean, I could barely stand to watch the games at all. There were nights where I knew the Devils had a game and I just chose to do something else besides watch their pathetic effort. Usually if there is a Devils game I look forward to it all day long and don't miss a second of it. This season I watched and enjoyed almost every single game to the end of the season, even though I was disappointed in coming up short many nights. Rarely did I feel that the Devils failed to show up or got blown out in embarrassing fashion. Being close is way better to me than not being close at all. I wouldn't feel nearly as emotionally invested in the game if I knew that the outcome of the season was already a foregone conclusion.


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#1200976 Tallinder traded to Buffalo.

Posted by iamtheprodigy on 07 July 2013 - 02:59 PM

I think people are jumping the gun on Volchenkov a little bit. Yes, he's slow and makes some mistakes, but not all defenseman have to be speed demons, and he still has some good NHL-level skills that he brings to the table. None of our other D-men come close to matching his level of ferocious, physical play, and we all know he is willing to sacrifice his body night in and night out blocking shots and taking hits. You need guys like that. He has been declining overall in his play but I think he can still be an effective role player for at least one more season, especially on the penalty kill. If you want to raise your pitchforks at someone, make it Salvador, not A-train.

 

As for Tallinder, I echo the sentiments of others that it's a shame that he was the odd-man out, as I always thought he was a steady, reliable d-man for us. It's too bad we couldn't get anything of value back for him, Buffalo really got a steal in this trade, but it was a necessity to make salary and roster space. If Zidlicky comes back, fine. If not, I hope one of the young guys earns the spot. We've been talking about some of these guys for a few seasons now, it would be nice to see one of them crack the line-up.


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#1187967 It's a Man's Game (Devils Rangers 4/21/13)

Posted by iamtheprodigy on 21 April 2013 - 05:02 PM

Well, I've never seen an NHL coach get kicked out of a game before. Rooney has no class. Throwing the coach out when there's 16 seconds left? Seriously? Obviously just an ego move for him. I don't care what Deboer said, he didn't throw anything on the ice or try to attack Rooney, so let him stand behind the bench and vent for the rest of the game.

 

To clarify, I am NOT saying that the Devils lost because of Rooney. I'm just saying that he's a terrible referee with no common sense. I don't think he has a personal vendetta against the Devils, I just think his incompetence in two big games for our team makes it seem that way.

 

And yeah, that game sucked. Oh well. I believe that the Devils will be right back in the mix next year. (Cue the doom and gloomers telling me that it will take 5+ seasons to recover from the loss of Parise)


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#1170286 David Clarkson

Posted by iamtheprodigy on 12 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

Imagine what he could do if he could skate???

 

He has improved his skating a lot over the last couple of seasons, and I really don't think I would consider him a bad skater anymore. Look at the power move he made on his first goal in the last game as an example - protecting the puck, maintaining his balance, and firing a high shot over the glove with the defenseman all over him. That's a time when old Clarky probably would have stumbled onto his ass the second the defenseman breathed on him and the puck would have just slid into the corner. He's not fast, but his speed is decent, and he's much stronger on his feet than he used to be. I think the "Clarkson can't skate" jokes need to be put to rest.


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#1169152 Zubrus

Posted by iamtheprodigy on 06 February 2013 - 11:56 PM

Dude, Zubrus is awesome.


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#1169148 Devils acquire Loktionov

Posted by iamtheprodigy on 06 February 2013 - 11:35 PM

I like it.  Use Elias-Zajac-Clarkson against the toughs, give the Henrique-Loktionov-Kovalchuk line a lot of time in the offensive zone, then have a third line with Zubrus, Josefson, and Butler.  4th line CBGB.  If you want to use CBGB against the other team's 2nd line, as DeBoer (insanely) did in last year's playoffs, go nuts.

 

Those lines are really interesting, and I would like to see them tried out. The 3rd and 4th lines end up particularly nice and the top 6 seems to have some potential. Pretty balanced all around. They definitely could work, in theory.


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#1164651 RUMOR: Gomez to Ducks

Posted by iamtheprodigy on 20 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

The OP didn't lie, he just handled this post incredibly sloppily. My guess is that he read the article on Yahoo sports that has this link in it:

https://mobile.twitt...673809763401728

Apparently the Ducks and Sharks have or had expressed interested in Gomez. I'd suggest the OP be more careful in both reading, repeating, and posting in the future, but I doubt there was any malicious intent here bud.


Alright first of all, that tweet and article came more than a full day after this thread was posted, so you're completely wrong about that. Second of all, the original post pre-edit simply said "Gomez to Ducks" in the title and "per team twitter" inside, implying that the Ducks official team twitter account had tweeted confirmation that Gomez was signed. I typed up my original reply without checking twitter, because I just assumed it was true. Then I decided to go read the tweet myself only to see that no such tweet existed on the Ducks' twitter, and I didn't see any other reliable hockey people confirming Gomez was signed either. So I came back to edit my post after. So yes, as far as I'm concerned, OP did blatantly lie twice in the original post - first by saying that Gomez to Ducks was official when it wasn't (and still isn't) and second by saying that the Ducks twitter account confirmed this, which it did not. A few minutes later he edited in "not official", but that doesn't make it okay. What really happened was either: A) OP saw a tweet from one of the many BS " hockey insider" rumor-mongering Twitter accounts and wanted to be the first one to announce that Gomez was signed here, or B) He just wanted to mess with everyone by posting a fake signing. Either way, this thread sucks.

Next time, make sure you understand what actually happened before you try to lecture me about calling out the OP's BS.
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#1139711 ‏Zach Parise has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Wild

Posted by iamtheprodigy on 04 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

Yep, this was over the moment Zach hired an agent. Lou wouldn't hand out a contract unless it made sense for both parties. The agent got him a contract that only makes sense for one party.

It is what it is. I still think Henrique is gonna end up being a better player anyway. There's too much young talent on this Devils team to be upset over losing someone to one of the worst contracts in the sport.


Bingo.

I wonder which situation is worse: Having to watch your homegrown star and all-around likeable guy sign with another team in his prime, or having to watch your star and all-around likeable guy decline much earlier in his career than you expected and weigh down the team with his massive contract?
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#1126403 Why I'm not Bothered if We Lose the SCF

Posted by iamtheprodigy on 31 May 2012 - 01:06 AM

Do me a solid and don't post if you don't understand.


Do me a solid and don't post if you're just going to be a condescending douchebag.

I give up. have fun throwing tantrums and being in a funk over the summer.


Have fun being a lousy fan.

Just trying to help you guys come down easy.


You should probably stop offering your "help" to people didn't ask for it and don't want it. Most people consider that a pretty obnoxious trait.


Anyway, this finally put it over the edge for me. To the ignore list with you.
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#1126376 Why I'm not Bothered if We Lose the SCF

Posted by iamtheprodigy on 30 May 2012 - 11:50 PM

This thread is dumb. Just because none of us expected to make it this far doesn't mean we should take an "eh, losing's no big deal, let's just be happy with what we have" attitude. Get greedy. All of our playoff failures since the lockout should remind us how difficult it is to make it this far. It takes luck, and we've gotten it this year. Regardless of our past successes, losing when you get this close would still be very crushing. Yeah, ultimately I would look back and say "well it was a good run and I'm glad we got to beat the Flyers and Rags", but I'd still be devastated we didn't finish with a win and wasted such a golden opportunity, especially knowing this isn't exactly a "young" team that we would expect to do at least this well if not better next year. I can't understand how you or any Devils fan could just shrug off a loss in a SCF just because "well, 3 out of 5 in SCF ain't bad". Who even cares about that? 2003 was a long time ago. I know other teams have waited longer, but it's all relative.

Having said that, we've only lost game one and it was a pretty close game. No need to be talking defeat yet.
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#1122594 SL article rips Tortorella

Posted by iamtheprodigy on 22 May 2012 - 10:46 AM

Honestly, I think I'm beginning to hate him more than I hate the Rangers themselves. He is an embarrassment to hockey.
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#1120795 GDT: ECF Game 2 - NJ Devils @ NY Rangers

Posted by iamtheprodigy on 17 May 2012 - 12:07 AM

Reffing bad. Ice bad. Penalty box door bad. Devils good. Game 2 is ours.

Coming back from a late 2nd deficit and scoring those even strength goals has to do wonders for our confidence. We really outworked them tonight, and had long stretches of domination just like against Philly. If we play three more games like that one, and hopefully don't get as many BS penalties thrown our way, we will win this series.

Also good to see that we looked more confident in beating their defensive system. Their shot blocking wasn't nearly as much of a factor tonight and we were very good at getting pucks through the first blocker and onto our own sticks for deflections. That's how you beat the 6 goalie scheme. Takes talent, but we got plenty of that.
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#1117984 Flyers Players Admit We Were Better Team

Posted by iamtheprodigy on 08 May 2012 - 11:46 PM

Want to add that it was also classy by Giroux to come down for the handshake line at the end. Was wondering if he would do that.
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#1075225 GDT: Rangers vs. Devils

Posted by iamtheprodigy on 20 December 2011 - 10:44 PM

Please a post like this is only doing the opposite of the point you are trying to make.

Marty has been declining for some time and the queen has had his number for years. He simply cannot play in high pressure situations anymore and really never has done all that well in these type of games in recent years.

It is amazing the justifications the fanboys of Marty on here make to defend him. What he has don't in the past is the past. He simply cannot beat the rags anymore. He was terrible and I thought the rest of the team was at least solid tonight.


Yeah... you totally didn't get my point. This isn't about Marty. This is about the negative posters who come on here to "celebrate" our losses by pointing out how right they were and how all the other posters are idiots for supporting our players good times and bad. Whether its Marty or Kovy bashers, it's the same sh!t. Wait for a game when they don't play well and come on NJDevs to post about how they "saw this coming" or say things like "everyone was laughing at me when I said this would happen yesterday". Nobody cares about how long ago you "called" that Marty was declining. As far as I can tell, nobody is even arguing the fact that Marty isn't as good as he used to be. The difference is some of us try and support our players, especially our aging all-time great players, even if we know they aren't what they used to be. Other people just bash away and love it when the player struggles, because it "proves" they're right.
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#1055666 Larsson's Mom

Posted by iamtheprodigy on 10 October 2011 - 08:21 PM

You lost your chance man. You could have been Larsson's brother in law...


Or step dad...
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