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#1292904 Official "Marty Watch" Thread

Posted by AEWHistory on 04 December 2014 - 02:07 PM

I wish Brodeur well but damn am I wishing for this too.  Not against Marty at all, this is 100% just to shut up those fans who can't let go of him.  There are many fans who I see are making the trip out there to watch Brodeur try to pad his ego further by going after 700 wins.
I just find it funny how people have for years been saying he is all about the team and yadda yadda but then when it is clear he is shot as a goalie defend him on his quest to inflate his stats even further.  I said a couple times last year if Brodeur would have gotten 700 wins last year he would quit, but no he must continue on his little ego trip to get to 700.  It is all about Marty and always was.
Edit: I also wonder if Brodeur does get lit up if skeeter will show his face around here.  My money is on that he won't.

I've seen this sentiment before and I am a little perplexed by it: why is it so bad that MB wants to go for the 700 mark? I mean the dude is a competitor, right? So why is it do bad he wants to be the best and, perhaps, hit a level that may never be equaled again in our lifetimes? I'm not sure that wanting to attain a certain level for oneself if necessarily at odds with being a team player--especially when it is a stat like team wins which is, by necessity, a team stat but listed under goalies. Maybe I'm just blind but I guess I don't quite see it.
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#1287525 Newark - Unfriendliest City in US

Posted by AEWHistory on 07 November 2014 - 11:40 AM

I've never spent any real time in Newark, but being from Trenton I am leery of the suburban crowed of naysayers of claim that all of Newark is a dump, all the people are sh!t, etc. Until about 6-7 years ago the crime in Trenton was never as bad as the reputation, but to hear peeps in the suburbs talk you would have been taking your life in your hands venturing too close to the city. I had friends who wouldn't come to my home even though there had been no violent crime in my neighborhood in years (decades?) whereas where they lived had recent murders. It didn't matter to them: they were told they were in a safe area and Trenton was dangerous. Eventually the reputation took its toll and has badly undermined the city, although Mack helped that along nicely.

Now compare Trenton and Newark to Atlanta. If you go to Atlanta the city looks lovely, clean, etc. It looks much nicer than our dirty NJ cities. And yet the likelihood of having someone mug you, rape you, carjack you, or just shoot you are all MUCH higher. But I guess some people prefer to have pretty scenery while getting shot in the head. As for me, I'd rather be safe with grime than be a corpse somewhere that's all pertied up. It is just lipstick on a pig. That said, maybe if we changed our attitudes toward our cities here in NJ than maybe they'd become places of pride once again. Once upon a time Trenton Central HS was the best public HS in the nation. That's a laughable concept today.

EDIT: as to. Those who feel that Newark, Trenton, and even Camden cannot come back I would say that this is entirely dependent on future events. For example, if the cost of gas were to rise suddenly, or mass transit become dominant, then I assure you the cities here would dominate again. The fact is we have adopted policies in the USA that destroys cities. We are one of the few nations that allow this to happen, but we do. However, times change. It may be ten years, it may be a century, but there will be a time when the pendulum swings again. And it will probably swing back as well. That's life.

Owell, rant over, back to your regularly scheduled hockey....
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#1262117 Martin St. Louis is a finalist for the Lady Byng

Posted by AEWHistory on 23 April 2014 - 08:54 AM

What you're forgetting is that he's a NY Ranger, which means anything he did in his career previously pales in comparison to what he has done under the bright lights of Broadway, at the World's Most Famous Arena, because, as everyone knows, there's no place on Earth better than NYC.



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#1261291 Lou speculation

Posted by AEWHistory on 15 April 2014 - 01:41 PM

Lou's son and Conte will have first dibs on Lou's job IF he ever decides to go.  Which I don't see happening anytime soon.



It's funny, when I suggested ChrisL as a possible successor a few years back folks tore me a new one (I'm still recovering from the stitches).  Owell, I guess time changes all things....


Anyway, I don't think the next GM will be any people mentioned in this thread so far.  I say we bring in Glen Sather with the Oilers FO staff to support him!  The Cup will be ours for years.....   :thumbsup:

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#1254209 Marty says Devils were "pretty close" to signing Parise... and

Posted by AEWHistory on 19 March 2014 - 06:40 PM

I just don't buy this stuff. I don't think Zach had any intention of re-signing in NJ. The one year deal was very telling IMO. He was probably blowing smoke up Marty's ass just like he did to Lou and the rest of us.

I wholeheartedly agree with this. I feel like the chunky kid who gets told some hot kid is gonna take them to the prom only they never show. And I've never gotten over that!!!

I mean, I WOULD never have gotten over that.... If it happened..... ;)

Damn you Parise!
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#1141231 J.P on NHL radio

Posted by AEWHistory on 05 July 2012 - 04:54 PM

bc he has always liked the idea of himself. that's why he himself says things like, "anyone that knows me will say, that I don't want this media attention around me, they know I don't like that stuff". Its clearly not true bc he has to say it himself...but he likes how it sounds.

I completely disagree. Not just with you either, but with the general sentiment that is building toward ZP. I feel jilted as well, so let me put that out there, and I think it sucks goats scrotum that he left, but I don't think he is fake or anything like that. I think I have been in a very similar situation, albeit for much lower stakes. The situation is this:

Does he want to be loyal to the team and general manager that brought him into the league, groomed him, made him a star, and a fan base that clearly wants him? Or does he want to go home to where he grew up, be closer to his family and friends, and perhaps get the same perks from the franchise and fans? It is pure loyalty versus what is best for your life. Loyalty matters, but how much? It sounds like the Devils offers nearly as much, if not the same, salary per year. The structure was surely different though and New Jersey isn't minnesota (thank the lord!). That's my take. I think he genuinely wanted to be the loyal soldier but at the end of the day he chose to be closer to family, friends, the place he loves, and still get paid a boatload of money.

Btw, I made the same choice sans the boatload of money. I am still waiting on that. C'mon Lou, let's talk signing bonus!
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#1140616 Thus ends the Brendan Shanahan-Scott Stevens saga for the Devils

Posted by AEWHistory on 05 July 2012 - 08:41 AM

Damn. We gotta get the Blues on something else! I mean, shoot, this franchise was basically built on stupid decisions made by the St. Louis Blues. How can we ever hope to succeed long-term without that reservoir of ineptitude to draw upon?
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#1140610 The Save that Saved New Jersey

Posted by AEWHistory on 05 July 2012 - 08:34 AM

That was one of the most depressing things I have read since my placed an obit for my granny.
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Posted by AEWHistory on 04 June 2012 - 09:49 PM

Was prolly one of the worst calls i've ever seen and I strongly believe it had changed the rythm of the game.

In a way which it cut what ever momemtum the Devils had.

How can you not blow a fvcking play off when the ref behind the net CANNOT EVEN SEE THE fvckING PUCK IT'S RIGHT UNDER BRODEUR PAD, HOW CAN YOU NOT BLOW THE fvckING WHISTLE.

It's disgusting, '' I can't see the puck, let the play continue for another 3 secs where the player keep hitting underneath the pad to get the puck''

fvck Buttman, fvck CBC, fvck you CBC seriously, never seen such a fvcking broadcoast against the Devils, my god, I had to endure this sh!t the entire series vs the rangers where they never EVER spoke about the Devils, always about the fvckING RANGERS.

and they tell me that's a good goal?

fvck off.

I cannot agree more. The initial goal was pure, unadulterated bullsh!t. However, it happens and a truly great team cannot implode the way we did. A truly great team says, "that was bullsh!t, now let's shut up the refs, fans, and this bullsh!t opponent right now baby!". We were given about a seasons worth of penalties to do it and we got zip. That is on us.
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