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Banzai Riley

Member Since 17 Apr 2008
Offline Last Active Mar 04 2009 03:18 PM

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In Topic: Madison Square Garden

18 December 2008 - 11:50 AM

It's just interesting to think about. The Prudential Center cost between 300 and 400 million right? And the place is a PALACE. They are spending at least 500 million without constructing a new building... and without screwing with the basketball and hockey seasons... this is going to be interesting to see how they will pull this off.

It usually costs more to renovate than to build anew. Granted they already have the land but they are pretty much gutting the entire thing. The costs are going to be high and doing it in Manhattan without closing the arena? Yea, that's gonna take a chunk out of your pocket.

Still, this should be attractive.

In Topic: Newark kids on ice

11 December 2008 - 03:02 PM

Last year, while the Devils were preparing to play in their new home, the coaches hosted a "Learn to Play Hockey" clinic for kids 10-14 years old. The marketing for the program consisted of word-of-mouth promotion. Suprisingly, 50 children showed up on the first day.

lol not surprising.

Still, attendance has been solid this year, hopefully their community outreach programs will actually build a solid base for the sport in Newark. If there comes a time when the Devils do start to perform poorly, that kind of support will go a long way in helping the bottom line.

In Topic: Where to put Rolston?

24 November 2008 - 01:09 AM

lolz, guess I was wrong. From Fire and Ice:

Sutter said after the game he would keep Zubrus at center even after Brian Rolston returns from his high right ankle sprain. Rolston had been shifted to right wing before he was injured in Atlanta on Oct. 16. He might be going back to right wing when he gets healthy.

So Zubes will stay, which means we'll have him, Zajac, Madden and Holik in the middle when everyone gets back. Therefore, the speculation becomes which line does Rolston join? I said (wrote) my part in the earlier post but now I have no idea. Maybe Pando-Madden is the only line that will be open for him when he gets back? Like the OP said, not a bad problem to have.

In Topic: Where to put Rolston?

22 November 2008 - 04:30 AM

With the Gizubrias line (or whatever) - my bet is you wait to see if they can produce and battle as well against some of the more balanced and competitive teams and make a decision to keep or break from there.

El Zubrionta? It sounds like a Mexican discotheque.

On to the topic, Rolston will immediately be thrust back on to the first line. The Devils didn't sign him to waste away as a defensive forward with the offensively inept duo. At that point, Holik will have returned and Zubrus will in all likelihood be exiled to the fourth line to join him. This is disappointing because it's truly wasting Dainius' talents, but he'll still get time on the powerplay.

In Topic: A lucky break for New Jersey Devils' Holik

18 November 2008 - 06:36 PM

A lucky break for New Jersey Devils' Holik

What is this thing they call luck? :huh:

And since when do the Devils have it?