Peluso was my favorite player from that era and is pretty much my second favorite all time devil after elias. With that said he also left out about how much his alcoholism has damaged him over the past couple of decades. Whether it's another cause to his problems or a result of it (concussions can change the chemistry of the brain and make someone who was not already pre-dispositioned to addiction become a prime candidate to become an addict) is not clear. I do know that when he did the signing at sports minded in March that many people told me he was drunk there as well as at the meet and greet before the alumni game earlier that same day.
Tough to see the guy's current condition but I agree with others in that the devils shouldn't really be made out to be the bad guys here.
See I made a list of things I'm looking for. Jerseys from old games I went to and just some older players that I would like to add to the collection. Game worn sometimes has something's so I'm trying to stay positive that they might have a good one. That buyers fee is a killer though. But we shall see. I'll probably try again for one of the young defenseman next year in the retro jersey or start saving now to go head to head with the guy who scoops up all the Gionta jerseys haha
FWIW, the guy who won Gio's retro jersey uses the same handle as Brian Gionta's twitter.
I agree. I thought Harrold and Fraser would stay pretty low. I wanted Severson or Merrill but they got a little high for my blood at the moment. I gotta keep some cash to see if anything good will pop up in the Gamewornauctions auction soon and then there are a few on Meigray id like to get during the summer sale. I just really like the retro style and I thought Ryder was a good bargain at auction.
I think Merrill went a little too high but Severson was a nice price. I have no clue as to when gameworn auctions will start their spring auctions, but never found anything on there that compelled me to bid. That and the 19.5% buyer's premium often keeps me away from there and Classic.
I looked through Meigray a couple weeks ago and really didn't anything there that I really wanted either. There is a cheap one there that I am somewhat interested, but if I do not get it no big deal at all. Between not seeing much for me on Meigray and usually nothing on gameworn that is why I went on this auction. I am thinking of maybe sitting out next year's retro auctions, but who knows.
It would happen if there was a big play before a TV timeout. There were more than a few times the crowd would be into it and then they would blast the music for the timeout rather than letting the crowd cheer. Not something that happened every game necessarily but it did happen.
In their defense they have always blasted music during TV timeouts and other stoppages and this is going back to even the CAA days. If you want to make a chant count, the crowd should be doing it during the play. I rarely heard one this year while the puck was in play and I remember hearing them all the time. I know this team doesn't have much to cheer for, but I wish our fans would focus more on cheering for our team than telling the Rangers/Flyers/Crosby how much they suck.
But this is another discussion. Regardless whether it be the actual equipment, the play list or the timing, they need to work on it.
Great pickup for you. There were some good deals on there. I wasn't too picky about the player. I just love that old style. If Kinkaid played in the game I would have went hard after that one.
Same here and my first choice was actually Harrold. I thought him and Fraser would stay under $400. When they start getting into the mid $400's I figured for a few dollars more I could at least get a more impactful player in Gelinas and was surprised when I won him for the price I did. Figured he would have gotten at least $500.