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In Topic: GDT: Stars. Devils. Thank you, Chico.

24 October 2014 - 11:06 AM

Dallas Stars (3-2-1) @ New Jersey Devils (3-2-1)
7:00 PM ET
Radio: WFAN

A big thankyou to the cuddly teddy bear that is Chico Resch.
An 18 year broadcasting career is being celebrated tonight when Chico is honored with a pre-game ceremony. I don't know about most here but I find it hard to think of some of the great Devils moments over the past 2 decades without hearing Chico's voice.
Some are fortunate enough to remember his playing days... 5 seasons on some pretty bad Devils teams and yet all reports are that he was a model citizen and always kept a positive attitude. It's hard to image someone who personifies the Devils more than this merry mustached maestro. I know many of you have some fond Chico stories, so lets hear them!
Oh yeah, there's also a game tonight. The Stars are coming in off a 6-3 drubbing of the Canucks. They're another high-powered offense with some quality young talent up front.

Jamie Benn-Tyler Seguin-Colton Sceviour
Erik Cole-Jason Spezza-Aleš Hemský
Antoine Roussel-Cody Eakin-Ryan Garbutt
Shawn Horcoff-Vern Fiddler-Patrick Eaves

Alexander Goligoski-Trevor Daley
Jordie Benn-Brenden Dillon
Kevin Connauton-Jamie Oleksiak

Kari Lehtonen

The Devils come in admittidely struggling. They had a breeze against weaker competition early but have hit a rut against nhl-quality teams as of late. Surprisingly, scoring goals has not been the problem, it's been shaky defense (especially on the PK) that has been our achilles heel. Lets hope Schneider's at the top of his game and Zdilicky is in the mood to not make brutal turnovers in his own zone.


Tootoo is out with an injury and Havlat is questionable despite playing on Monday. That means Brunner, who looked good on the PP against the Rags, could bump up to the Elias line and Josefson could see his first action of the season. It also means that Stephen Gionta could be pushed to the wing (hooray!). Word is that gelinas is back in for larsson... Let the hysteria continue!



Cory Schneider


It's a big game, need to stop the bleeding here before heading out on the road trip. Lets see a fast start and a Schneider shutout. Both Chico and Doc are in the building, they're bringing the good vibes and I feel a win coming... Chico is certainly excited!



Do you have a bigger version of the Chico banner you can post?

In Topic: sharks and devils discussing major trade?

21 October 2014 - 06:01 AM

Except Burns is barely cheaper. Literally. Pavelski is at 6 flat and Burns is making 5.76 and is signed through 2017. Burns also has an NTC, so that could potentially bar a trade here. If they were making a move for Burns, they can just as easily make one for Pavelski. Both also have NTC. It seems like anyone that fits "major veteran asset" on that team do. To get any of these guys, we have to move salary out too.


I think a guy like Pavelski could succeed here, but Id be shocked to see the Sharks move him at this point. Thats a guy you move if you have secrets about (i.e. he has an injury thats creeping, locker room problem etc) or if your team is out of the race. Not for a guy that's making less than a million, has proven absolutely nothing in the NHL, and clearly wants out of here. It just doesnt fit. They're not going to give us a Pavelski or Burns for Larsson and Brunner or Larsson and Ryder, etc.


If a deal is done with the Sharks for Larsson, most Devils fans will be pissed with the return.



What could people be honestly expecting in return in a Larsson deal?!?!?  His value is certainly not very high, and it seems like they are hurting his value further with every game he sits in the press box.


Will be interesting to see how he plays tonight vs the Rangers

In Topic: sharks and devils discussing major trade?

21 October 2014 - 05:59 AM


Figured I'd pass on some interesting info. A friend of mine met Larsson and Josefson at a bar in Hoboken this past week. Both said Deboer just doesn't like them and is the reason they don't play. Larsson said he's leaving. I asked my friend what he meant by that, but Larsson never elaborated in his conversation with him. My friend thought Larsson was a bit strange, but said Josefson was really nice to talk to. He said Tedenby loves where he's playing and has no plans to come back. Josefson said he's not sure what he plans on doing, but would like to be in the NHL.
via hfboards




So these players told a complete stranger that PDB "doesn't like them" and that is why they are sitting?!?! WOW

In Topic: Club Seats

20 October 2014 - 04:59 PM

So if I go on Ticketmaster and buy club seats, those tickets will not include the $40 of food credit, right?

But if I go on Stubhub and buy club seats, there's a chance that the tickets will include the credit and a chance that they won't, depending on where the tickets originated? 


In seasons past, club seats would plummet to as low as $100 or even $75 a ticket on Stubhub for certain less-desirable games (weeknights, bad opponents). If they got that low back in the days of all-you-can-eat food, I'd imagine there might be points this season where prices fall even lower for some games. 


Personally, I'm bummed about the change. I loved the all-you-can-eat aspect, and I used to upgrade myself to club seats at least one or two times a year. I guess the only good thing about it is that now the best seats in the stadium will be slightly more affordable, but even so, I'd rather pay a bit more for the luxury of never-ending food. 


Also...what's the deal with the super secret Platinum Lounge now? Does that still include food?



AMEN!  The Club Seat Buffett experience was always a fun one

In Topic: sharks and devils discussing major trade?

20 October 2014 - 04:57 PM

Big "what if" here.....


But, for all we know, maybe Gelinas is the guy on his way out and all of this was just a showcase period for him. With their faith put in Severson, maybe Gelinas was the expendable "offensive D-man" all along. We all know DeBoer/Lou have never liked Gelinas' defensive game, and how high could Larsson's trade value be right now? Larsson being unhappy as a result, obviously that's the easier headline to pull out of all of this, but maybe the spot next to Merrill was his all along? And Lou's sensing Larsson being close to the breaking point so they're putting him back in and actively shopping Gelinas from today moving forward?


Just a big what if....



I hope not...


Gelinas' shot from the point (wrister or slapper) creates chances....we need that bigtime