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hoekster316

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In Topic: The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

27 January 2015 - 08:43 AM

Your Elias was clean?  My 11-12 Set 2 white has some good puck/stick marks throughout but no repairs.  I've seen some other Elias gamers and they usually have at least decent wear on them.

 

I have 2 Greene gamers and both have little to no wear.  One is a one game wonder so naturally it has almost no wear but the other I have is a 08-09 gamer ( I believe set 1 and he wore a size 54 then) and that has very little to no wear.  I find that interesting since he is a defenseman (though admittedly he didn't play as many minutes that year).

 

I have an Elias 09-10 Red Set 2 and Greene 11-12 White Set 3 and both are really clean. The Greene jersey is particularly surprising considering his style of play and that it was from the 11-12 playoff run.

 

I had an 11-12 Zubrus and there were tons of repairs/marks on it. Made me respect him even more as a player.

In Topic: Best-Case and Worst-Case Scenarios For The Rest Of 2014-15

09 January 2015 - 12:15 PM

Better Case Scenario:  The Devils pull it together, Schneider goes on an amazing run, and this team somehow pulls back into playoff contention and gets there.  This can't happen without Schneider playing outstanding hockey and while this will hurt the Devils long-term, it also can't happen without some contributions by younger Devils - it's a long hill to climb, and everyone's going to have to pitch in to get there.  We know this team doesn't have any superstars.

 

Best Case Scenario:  The Devils get a little better, but not enough to credibly consider themselves in the playoff race.  They trade away the guys they have to trade away and finish right around where they are now.  Schneider ends up having a good season, Kinkaid too, and the young D finishes out the year strong; the offense just isn't there enough nights.  NJ picks between 4th and 7th overall in the draft.

 

I'm all for the "Best Case Scenario" - get a top pick and trade away most, if not all, pending UFAs.

 

As for the "Better Case Scenario," not trying to be a Debbie Downer here but in order to even have a chance over 50% (55.1%) of making the playoffs, the Devils would have to go 27-8-4 for the remaining 39 games. That'd be a legendary, all-time NHL turnaround by a team that hasn't won more than 2 games in a row since the first 3 games of the season. I know many will likely reference the second half of the 2010-2011 season under Lemaire, but even then the team went 29-17-3 and I'd strongly argue that that team had much more talent.

 

Anyways, you can check out the various scenarios for the Devils making the playoffs here:

http://www.sportsclu.../NewJersey.html

In Topic: The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

06 January 2015 - 08:57 AM

Nice.  Saw the other one on ebay too but just can't pull the trigger on that.  Plus I sorta have my eye on a couple other things right now.

 

The one on eBay is definitely pricey making the gamble that Severson pans out much more risky. I was able to get a very good deal on this (and I've always been a fan of Kelowna's jerseys) so I went for it.

In Topic: The Official Devils GAME WORN Jersey Thread

27 December 2014 - 04:04 PM

Saw this sucker and had to treat myself to a nice xmas gift :koolaid:

 

2013-2014 Home/White Set

 

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In Topic: Breaking: Pete Deboer Fired

26 December 2014 - 03:15 PM

Pete was one of the least of our issues. The team will probably get marginally better now and will have a surge with the shakeup, but really a coaching change will not change the fact that our team is old, slow and lacks a lot of top talent.


Agreed - and just enough to knock us out of contention for McDavid/Eichel.

No other GM would let his 2 top players walk and go to free agency either.


Kovy retired. He didn't leave via free agency.