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#1186820 GDT New Jersey Devils at Leafs 7PM MSG+

Posted by Daniel on 15 April 2013 - 09:11 PM

The silver lining, if you want to call it that, is that the team is playing hard, and hasn't quit on DeBoer. It's been a dreadful run, but not the sort of thing that would set the team back in the long term. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
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#1186256 2013 NHL Draft

Posted by Daniel on 12 April 2013 - 10:58 PM

Well what would you know, the goalie is part of the team and helps you win games, which is ultimately what matters, not puck possession, shots on goal, Corsi or whatever snake oil you want to apply that somehow tells you that a player that scores a lot of goals and a team that wins isn't "really" that good. Forests and trees.

lol. please bet with me on next year. you can take teams based on goalie save percentages and i'll take corsi tied.

I wouldn't make a bet based on any particular stat. I can use a little bit of common sense and conclude that a team that has lots of talented players is going to be more successful than a team that doesn't. And, I don't need to do a save percentage analysis to tell me that Bobrovosky is playing much better than he has in the past, but that he needs to show he can perform this well for a more sustained period of time until I can make the conclusion that he's a very good goalie that helps his team win games than with someone else.

Ultimately the difference between guys like me and guys like you is that I can admit that I have only a very rough idea about what teams will ultimately be successful and the degree of success. The guys that make things sound sciency are no better at predicting things than common sense and informed intuition.

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#1179185 Perry signs 8 year extension with Ducks

Posted by Daniel on 19 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

lol dude get a grip. we can't have this argument for the next 13 years. the devils are fine without him.

Yeah, but should baseball players that used steroids get into the Hall of Fame? I haven't heard enough points of view on that yet.

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#1177872 Look What I Found in Penn Station.

Posted by Daniel on 12 March 2013 - 12:54 PM

The vastness of the universe caused a mental overload.

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#1164759 No Banner Raising?

Posted by Daniel on 20 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

Because it's the stinkin Coyotes...they're looking for any little morsel they can find to celebrate. Leave that stuff to the 2nd tier franchises who retire Ray Bourques number after playing barely over a season with them, and those other guys who retire Adam Graves for being "pretty good"

Adam Graves was part of the greatest group of human beings that ever gathered together for a few months and obtained the greatest achievement in the history of the universe. Sam Rosen said so.
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#1163320 Zajac sign Long Term Deal

Posted by Daniel on 16 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

One unfortunately stupid consequence of the Devils allowing Josefson to play for them in 10-11 is that now he and Henrique are UFA the same year (2017). Now depending on what sort of contracts they sign that may not be an issue (and depending on their career trajectories, etc.), but I imagine 2017 is when the 'pain' from this contract might begin to be felt. Before that, it's smooth sailing through calm seas.

If Josefson, Henrique and Larsson are good enough that Zajac's deal might make it difficult to sign all of them when they hit UFA status, then we're in very good shape for the next four years.
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#1163224 Zajac sign Long Term Deal

Posted by Daniel on 16 January 2013 - 02:27 PM

Before we start all the "why didn't Lou get this done with Parise" arguments, the new CBA and long term contract limits is what made this possible.
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#1162817 Rags practice to be on TV tomorrow

Posted by Daniel on 15 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

Maybe they'll launch streamers every time someone scores on a two on one drill.
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#1158435 Lockout 2012-2013 (Hockey's back!)

Posted by Daniel on 10 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

This lockout has become a disaster of Biblical proportions. We're talking Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the sky! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes! The dead rising from their graves! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, Devils fans saying nice things about Henrik Lundqvist ... MASS HYSTERIA!!!

:headless chicken:

Agreed. One time I turned into a dog, and he helped me. Thank you.
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#1157848 Onlin Petition

Posted by Daniel on 03 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

If you want to sign a petition go ahead. It'll accomplish as much as the recent petition on the White House website to begin construction of the Death Star.
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#1155097 Kovalchuk to stay in Russia if NHL cuts salaries

Posted by Daniel on 23 October 2012 - 12:18 PM

My question is how they can do this legally?

It all comes down to how seriously each league will be in enforcing the transfer rules, etc. I don't know of any instance where the NHL has filed suit against a player or the KHL for not honoring a contract.

I can't see the NHL seeking an injunction forcing Russian players to play with their NHL teams once the lockout is over, and I'm not sure what damages the NHL could seek against a player other than voiding the remainder of a contract.
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#1155078 Presidential Election Poll

Posted by Daniel on 23 October 2012 - 09:26 AM

It was the only debate I watched and a clear win for Obama, although I always felt Obama was stronger on foreign policy anyway.

Main lesson though, I hate debates. "Nation building at home"? Really? Tom Friedman is banal enough when his bloviating is in print.

Unfortunately, no one discussed the more important issue of who is going to get Calvin Johnson to catch more touchdown passes for my crappy fantasy football team.
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#1145726 Weird Dream I Had Last Night

Posted by Daniel on 25 July 2012 - 03:19 PM

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#1144227 Destroying The Pyramids

Posted by Daniel on 18 July 2012 - 12:36 PM

Until the populations of those Muslim dominated societies (essentially theocracies) decide that the rule of law in their land should not be based on a book written centuries ago, the population as a whole will remain at the mercy of the extremists. There will never be equality for women, there will never be religious tolerance, there will never be acceptance of the gay population, etc. While they continue to govern their own populace with outdated, contradictory, racist, sexist, homophobic laws, they will also mold their diplomatic stance in the same manner. This combination of inane religious doctrine along with an extreme lack of tolerance is a breeding ground for those that choose to commit acts of terrorism under the guise of martydom.

If you continue to deny rights as a state to women, other religions, homosexuals, etc all based on religious doctrine, you have given credence and support for the rest of the garbage contained in the "holy" books.

If you base any governmental policy on religious texts (aside from the basic stuff like, generally don't rob or kill people, try and help out the less fortunate) you've got a lot bigger problems than just promoting violence. I haven't read the Koran, and I'm not that well-read in the Bible, but I'm pretty sure you could scour the text and not find all that much input on the best way to promote economic growth, how to design a computer, build roads, figuring out a quality healthcare system, monetary policy, etc. If you think I'm exaggerating, there were a bunch of nutjobs going around in Iraq for a while shutting down ice vendors because ice isn't mentioned in the Koran.
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#1143890 I predict Kovy's numbers will improve with the departure of Parise

Posted by Daniel on 17 July 2012 - 10:35 AM

I would rather Kovy have the same numbers as last year without sacrificing his dramatic defensive improvement than him scoring 50 goals.

If he can be a point a game scorer for the next four years while being solid enough defensively, his contract will have been well worth it. Following the DeBoer adjustment period and once Parise found his legs, Kovy was one of the five best forwards in the league last year.
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