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#1282098 Tough story on Michael Ryder's brother's mental issues

Posted by jim777 on 14 October 2014 - 10:34 AM

It's the SHAME of mental illness that people need to get over - it's an embarrassment to a lot of families to admit someone they know and love has a mental issue that they wouldn't have if they had something like a kidney problem or chronic asthma or something. We all need to overcome that.


There's a desperate need for research into mental illness, and support for those who suffer from it; it's unfortunate that governments are able to quietly cut funding year after year because there is so little discussion of the cost to families, individuals, and society as a whole.


Hopefully someday something changes for Daniel and he can get better.

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#1197991 The David Clarkson Conundrum

Posted by jim777 on 30 June 2013 - 01:19 AM

In my opinion only, guys like Clarkson are few and far between. You don't want or need a team full of guys like him, but when you get one you count your blessings you've got him and you try your best to keep him. A top 5 scorer 2 years ago on a team with Elias/Parise/Kovy and a top 3 scorer last year, and an almighty PITA to other teams on every single shift. Maybe you don't go overboard paying him, but he deserves respect for the ferocity of his game if nothing else. He goes all out every second of every shift, which probably contributes to all those off sides calls, but we need that. The kids absolutely need to see that from the vets. We've got an old team and tying him up for a while will show the kids what Devils hockey means when Lou and Marty are gone (both seem 90% likely in the next 3 years). If you can, you keep this guy. He is worth more than his stats; he is a guy who could wear the 'C' someday somewhere because of his skill and his 'hit 'em harder' attitude.

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#1129873 Can we get #4 to drop the puck before Game 5??

Posted by jim777 on 08 June 2012 - 03:36 PM

Maybe we could go a step further, and have Stevens drop Gretzky :)
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#1126913 Why I'm not Bothered if We Lose the SCF

Posted by jim777 on 01 June 2012 - 04:14 PM

I'm hoping, with everything I got that our club wins the cup, but I just don't feel too good about it. We got to this stage with luck and timing. The Kings demolished three tough clubs with little to no adversity. I also think their size and Quick are the tough factors to nullify for us.
That being said, I didn't have a good feeling about our chances versus FLA, PHI and NYR.

The Kings didn't face anyone who was a top 25 goal scorer in the league. Daniel Sedin was the closest (@ 28th with 30 goals) and he was just back from a concussion fog. Vancouver got stuck in a mid series goalie controversy, and when Schneider stepped in he gave up 4 goals in 3 games and Quick gave up 3 - scoring was a problem for them on a decent goalie. Elliott absolutely didn't have the playoff composure that Halak showed in Montreal, or that series might have gone very differently as well. 2 playoff wins against backup goalies, though for different reasons. The Blues also had 24 goals out of their top scorer, Dave Backes - we have four 30 goal scorers. So...,they didn't exactly demolish 3 teams at the top of their game. They didn't play anyone like the Flyers, on top of their game after blowing through Pittsburgh, and they never faced a defense like the Rangers. (EDIT: And they sure as shi!t haven't played anyone like the Devs!! Can't believe I left that out ;) )

They're a good team, but they are definitely beatable. They've been hot at the right time, and they've gotten some fantastic breaks with Luongo's meltdown, battered Sedins, and Halak's concussion. they played well against the Coyotes, but like I said the Coyotes ain't the Rangers or Flyers either. We take this series too with solid play like we've shown almost constantly in the last 2 series.
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#1126479 Why I'm not Bothered if We Lose the SCF

Posted by jim777 on 31 May 2012 - 09:45 AM

If they give it their all, really pay the price to win and somehow fall short, then they can hold their heads high and so will I. I'm not 100% sure they did that last night, but we gave a headstart to the Flyers and Rugs as well and that worked out fine. Bottom line is this: This is Team and it has been since '86. I was proud of them last year for the effort and heart they showed down the stretch, and I sure as sh!t am proud of them now.

[forrest_gump] And that's all I have to say about that [/forrest_gump]
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#1112890 GDT: 4/26/12, Game 7 EC Quarterfinals NJ @ FLA

Posted by jim777 on 26 April 2012 - 10:46 PM

theyve quit you can tell

Are you kidding me? This overtime HAS BEEN ALL DEVILS. What game are you even watching?
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#1079621 More fan-on-fan violence

Posted by jim777 on 05 January 2012 - 12:40 PM

It's just that bad 99% of Rangers and Flyers fans that give the rest of them a bad name.
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#1074610 Congrats Patty on 348

Posted by jim777 on 19 December 2011 - 12:59 PM

Patty is the man! I'm so glad we've had the opportunity to watch him all these years as one of our own. He'll always be one of the all time greats to us :)
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#1068823 Rumor: Ducks Shopping Bobby Ryan?

Posted by jim777 on 01 December 2011 - 12:36 PM

Bobby Ryan isn't going anywhere. Randy Carlyle will be the one leaving Anaheim if anyone is going.

Couldn't have said it better myself
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#1059182 GDT: 10/25 Nj Devils @ LA Kings 7:30pm PST

Posted by jim777 on 25 October 2011 - 02:31 PM

Let's GO DEVILS!!!!!!!

It's Hewitt, people! Jennifer Love Hewitt!

I loved her show "The Breast Whisperer". I heard it had dialogue but I don't honestly know if that's true.
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#989562 Has Brodeur gotten the short end of the stick?

Posted by jim777 on 10 February 2011 - 10:25 PM

short answer no. long answer nope.

LOL, awesome :)

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#985268 Patrik Elias wants to be a career Devil

Posted by jim777 on 29 January 2011 - 05:01 PM

I'd love to see him retire here and then see 26 go up in the rafters.

Certainly 26 to the rafters before 27

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#981500 New Jersey Devils Jerseys

Posted by jim777 on 18 January 2011 - 11:54 AM

Make sure you click on the Brian Gionta video at the bottom right of the page.

Where is that? I 'm not seeing it for one reason or another (and I'm a member of that forum)

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