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#1267279 Martin Brodeur Will Test Free Agency: ESPN

Posted by Neb00rs on 07 June 2014 - 04:05 PM

Brodeur's manipulation of the press is also Favre-like.  'I don't want a trade - Lou would have to come talk to me' repeated ad nauseam, and here he is talking about teams he wished he could've been helping.  He very badly wanted a trade last year, he just couldn't come out and say it.  He very badly does not want to play for NJ next year.  But he doesn't rule it out.  And the saddest part is that NJ wants him back.  


Look, Favre established the gold standard of uncertainty wrt retirement.  That's not what everyone's on about re: Brodeur and Favre.  The reason they are making the comparison because it is a great player who does not understand that he is finished, and the NHL might not recognize that either.


I can appreciate your point, but by your definition of 'Favre-like' there are a whole lot of Favres out there. This is all a reach. There is no point in comparing Marty to the Favre situation. All I see is you guys trying to figure out how you can maybe, sort of, kinda connect him to Favre. What you say Marty did with the media might be true, but it is not Favre-like. Period. As far as there being a connection between players who are done but can't realize it, well the Favre-Packers situation was actually a pretty difficult one. Favre was still good (see: Minnesota VIkings) but the Packers had another future HOFer on the bench. The Minnesota thing was bad, but only because he signed with a huge rival of the Pack. If Marty signs with the Rangers or Flyers I'll will concede a bit on this point.



What people are saying is that it's best for his legacy to just hang it up now and stop embarrassing himself. He doesn't HAVE TO do this. If he can squeeze some more NHL paychecks out of this and doesn't mind looking like a fool. More power to him. I for one hope he signs within the division or conference. Easy points for the Devils whenever we face him


Again, I can't really disagree with this. It just has nothing to do with Favre. I don't like how Marty has handled all this, I just don't expect him to give up and retire because I feel that way.

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#1267273 Martin Brodeur Will Test Free Agency: ESPN

Posted by Neb00rs on 07 June 2014 - 03:08 PM

Been saying that since day one. Checking twitter and comments from a few online sites, Brodeur is perceived as the new Favre. It's all jokes.


This is so dumb. How is Marty perceived as the "new Favre" and why would we perpetuate that here? When has Marty ever said he was retiring and then unretired? ZERO times, that's how many. When has Marty ever held a press conference saying he is calling it quits, while crying and moaning? ZERO times, that's how many. The truth is that some fans have decided themselves that he was retiring and so now that he is simply continuing to play (which there is nothing wrong with) these fans have decided that is equivalent to changing his mind. Of all the accusations thrown out at Marty this year, this must be the most vapid, unsubstantiated and bizarre.


Marty has never made any commitment to leaving the sport - as a matter of fact he has always been pretty clear that he will continue playing. But perhaps he should apologize to you all because he wants to continue his life passion and you disagree that he should be able to. Maybe, he should just say to himself, "You know what, the haters are right and I should stop listening to my gut." Though I am pretty sure the Devils would have 3 less Stanley Cups right now if Marty was that kind of guy.

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#1261465 Lou speculation

Posted by Neb00rs on 16 April 2014 - 04:51 PM

As they all are, and based in nothing put pure psychotic, brain damaged hatred.


Nah, it's not like that. Believe me, I've had my run-ins with 7 but it's easier to let things slide with him.


See, the thing about 7 is...he doesn't really exist, or at least he only does in our minds. He's the dark side of our collective conscience, the amalgamated abomination of our rage and frustrations. When he speaks, it's as if we are speaking and saying all the unfiltered things we all wish we could say...but can't....because we're here; responsible for our actions. So when 7 says it, you've said it, I've said it, but we don't have to take responsibility for it. It's this board's greatest gift and most vicious curse.

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#1261172 Lou 20 Minute Q&A

Posted by Neb00rs on 14 April 2014 - 09:31 PM

I hope Lou writes a tell-all book when he retires. It would be maybe the best hockey book ever written lol.


"Status Quo and Jelly Jam: A New Jersey Story."


Pg. 1: "I was born in the upper body of America in a year in the 1900's, to my mother and father. I believe my name is Louis, though nothing is finalized on that front yet. My mother was my mom and my father was my dad. Some of the kids at school, which I am not willing to say much about, were my friends and some of the kids were not. As I got older, I aged.  I played many sports as a kid, but that's all I am willing to discuss on that subject...."

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#1260527 Chico makes his retirement official

Posted by Neb00rs on 12 April 2014 - 06:34 AM

I don't see any way in which Chico can be viewed as "terrible." I actually find it condescending when people say things like "he's our idiot."  Just ask CR76 what kind of character that man has. Furthermore, he added entertainment to the games and made it fun to watch. The man deserves our respect.



BTW, 'goofy' I don't mind. Chico is goofy, and I love it.

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#1258784 GDT-Devils @ Hurricanes-7PM

Posted by Neb00rs on 05 April 2014 - 08:33 PM

11 of our last 14 points. Haven't lost in regulation in 7 games. Where the hell did that sneak up on us from?

But guyz!  The easy schedule wasn't gonna help us!11111!11!!1!!!!!111!  4-0-3 in our last 7.  11 points out of a possible 14.


OH stfu. You don't understand the first thing about this game.

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#1258088 The Quest for 91

Posted by Neb00rs on 01 April 2014 - 09:48 PM

Watch us somehow miss it by a point.


After a shootout loss.

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#1256891 NJ 5v5 scoring chances

Posted by Neb00rs on 29 March 2014 - 04:30 PM

I believe there is a miscalculation in SC +/- for Marty. +63 not +53.

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#1254085 GDT: Bruins @Devils 18th March 2014

Posted by Neb00rs on 19 March 2014 - 02:14 PM

Think Stevens would've allowed players to skip a practice after that sh!t-show poor effort against Boston?


Clearly yes, because Stevens is an assistant coach.

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#1253954 2013-14 OOT Thread

Posted by Neb00rs on 19 March 2014 - 02:21 AM

It's inevitable guys.  The Rags are gonna win the Stanley Cup this year.


Please remove this post.  :puke:

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#1253526 Devils joining the hockey analytics movement

Posted by Neb00rs on 18 March 2014 - 10:49 AM

Wonder if Triumph applied for the position?


List of applicants for the hockey analytics position:


Applicant 1: Triumph Smith


Applicant 2: Triumph Jones


Applicant 3: Tryumph Jackson


Applicant 4 Tri Umphchuk


Applicant 5: Bobby Triumph


Applicant 6: Traiumph Fennywick


Applicant 7: Triumphant Corsi4ever


Applicant 8: Bobby Holik


Applicant 9: ............


maybe this analytics guy can save josefson.


Lol...there are many different ways to view a single assist,

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#1252723 Check out what the Devils front office just sent me along with my play

Posted by Neb00rs on 14 March 2014 - 07:04 AM

That being said, like others have posted, though I don't love the Devils telling fans what to do with their season tix to begin with, I really don't like that they're sending letters to fans like SH who clearly aren't in the "offender" category.  Why even take a chance on pissing off an STH when Devils fans looking to purchase season tickets aren't exactly numerous? 


Right, why chance it unless the Devils truly have an epidemic of season ticket holders who only purchase tickets for resell purposes? I could be wrong, but I just don't see that as likely (ala SH). This is just scummy business, the Devils, nor any of these teams are trying to protect the fans. In large part, the Devils will be sending these letters out to hard-working fans who can't always go to the games. Why would you want to stop a guy who has to travel on business, or who has to work overtime from making money back on his tickets? Chances are he will keep investing in the team until the end of his friggin' life as long as you don't alienate him.


Also, as most of us probably know, while ticket resale is not illegal, states, like NJ, have passed questionable laws stipulating guidelines for what is allowed and what isn't in the scalping world:




In New Jersey, it is illegal for a licensed broker or season ticket holder to sell a ticket to any event held in the state for more than 50% above the price the broker or season ticket holder paid.

Other sellers cannot charge a price more than 20% above face value, said Genene Morris, a spokeswoman for the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

The law applies even if the buyer and seller both live elsewhere, she said.


So, there are ways in which teams can request police crackdowns on this type of activity. The laws are completely unjust but they are what they are and in some of the articles I have read, teams HAVE begun to use the police to go after scalpers.


If sports teams are so worried about the secondary market, then they should hold on to their tickets and sell them at the last minute. If they want an arbitrage equilibrium so desperately then they should do it the honest way. But of course, they don't want to do that; they don't want to assume the risk that scalpers resellers do . The Devils sell the tickets at a price where they can hopefully sell them all. The buyers take on the commodity and therefore own the value and the risk associated with the product. The Devils now want to take no risk but assume all the profit for the tickets. Then the team goes out and sends a nasty letter to STHs and acts as if the organization took the risk and the scalpers are taking all the profit.


And to top it all off, they are attacking your everyday Devils fan, who goes to games but often needs to sell his tickets so that he can afford to pay his bills and thus, continue his hobby of going to Devils games. Of course, they can't even handle this situation with any tact, basically telling SH that he is committing a wrong and so they will have to punish him even though he has spent thousands on the Devils organization - and then the kicker: that he should still buy individual game tickets so the Devils can still take his money.


The Devils have been better since the move to Pru when it comes to marketing and customer service. This however, is a GIANT step back.

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#1251574 GDT Carolina @ Devils 7:00 PM

Posted by Neb00rs on 09 March 2014 - 01:22 PM

Yeah okay Al Davis :rolleyes:


Wins are a TEAM stat, not a goalie stat.  If you want to believe the Devils will keep scoring 4+ for Marty and >2 for Cory then fine, keep putting Marty out there.  And of course we'll be out a first-round pick with no goalie in two years after Cory walks because of this ****


I surprised at how often this thinking is being perpetuated on the board. There is no reason to think that Cory is going to walk because Marty is starting games. He knows he's going to have the full starting job for the extended future and is going to sign with the team that gives him the best contract and playing situation combined, no matter what.


Even more what I don't get is how people are SOOOO angry with Marty, so much so, that they have completely lost their senses and their ability to fairly assess games. People bash and bash Marty (for only wanting to continue playing in the NHL) as some selfish prick who won't just admit he sucks and retire. When Marty lets in 6 goals, he is the worst goaltender in the league (though many of those goals were not his fault). When Cory lets in 7, it wasn't his fault because the team around him sucked and according to DR33, this is not the type of game where you talk about the goaltending. We also have decided to forego all reason and claim that Marty's goal support is completely a pattern of chance and can't have anything to do with his play, which while probably not having an outrageous effect, must be playing into the increased offense.


WE ALL KNOW Cory is the better goalie and should be starting most of the games. However, the desire to attack Marty, and unilaterally insult him over even rooting for the Devils to win, or fairly assessing the outcome of the game, is just a sad occurrence to watch unfold. Marty has won his last three games, we should be celebrating that and not looking to find creative ways to continue the barrage of criticisms at him. Clearly we can still win with him in net. Isn't winning what matters? No excuse me, isn't supporting a long-time New Jersey Devil legend on the far backside of his career what matters?

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#1247378 RUMOR: Callahan to be traded as per Boomer Esiason

Posted by Neb00rs on 25 February 2014 - 12:13 PM

When was the last time a player left the Rangers to sign a big ticket?


Sean Avery got a big deal at Vogue magazine.

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#1247282 RUMOR: Callahan to be traded as per Boomer Esiason

Posted by Neb00rs on 24 February 2014 - 07:16 PM

If the Rags can move their captain.....could we please move our's.


How can we move a player that doesn't move?

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