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DevsMan84

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#1324861 2015 NHL Off-season Thread

Posted by DevsMan84 on 31 July 2015 - 09:37 AM

To be fair to both sides, we (the Devils) are not without our own fault or shadiness either. 

 

Didn't Lou invent the whole "trading an injured player/dead contract" scheme. I forgot who the player was (was it Malakhov?) but Lou was one of the first. Also, the Kovalchuk debacle will go down in history as probably the only situation of its kind. Until a full tell-all report is written by Lou one day that tells me otherwise, til the day I die I will believe that it wasn't Kovalchuk's decision to leave the Devils for the KHL. At the time, I remember most of the league's fans reacting in our favor, like "Damn, Devils got screwed," or "Good riddance, have fun in the KHL!" or stuff like that. But if I were an opposing fan (and now looking back), I'd be way more skeptical. I have no doubt there was a 10 person meeting at the NHL offices between Bettman, Vanderbeek, Lou, and the owners, and the Kovalchuk scenario was drawn up there to facilitate the sale of the organization to Harris & co. We'll never know how close to the brink Vanderbeek pushed us to financially/ownership-wise, because of that meeting and because of what Kovalchuk did. If I WERE a Rangers or Flyers fan, this would piss me off.

 

Why would the new owners want to get rid of Kovy?  Yeah his contract will be ugly towards the end, but for the next few years he is a marquee name, something we really haven't had the past couple of seasons outside of maybe a past-his-prime Jagr. 

 

I still think it was a case of Kovy wanting to have more money (less taxes and no escrow over there), playing in an easier league with less games and being home.


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#1322789 David Conte Out

Posted by DevsMan84 on 09 July 2015 - 02:51 PM

Marginalization of Lou's crew continues. I really hope Lou gets fed up and goes f-this.

 

Rich of Shero to let him go considering his drafting record with the Pens.

 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA of course I expect nothing less but this response from you.

 

I really wonder if the goalie they drafted a couple of weeks ago was his choice and that's what sealed his fate.  Regardless while I don't think his recent record was horrible, it wasn't great either.  Let's see what a new perspective does before we automatically deem it a failure.


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#1318776 Devils 2014-2015 Off Season Thread

Posted by DevsMan84 on 01 June 2015 - 11:52 AM

Sign St. Louis to a one yr contact so you can get a return on him at the deadline. Its a no brainer.


Say we hit a home run in thos years draft and we poach some good talent overseas. Do we go big in 2016 and offer a big contract to Radulov? He'll be 29 by then amd a free agent. Theres your number 1 RW.

 

While he probably would be our first line RW just compared to the "talent" we currently have, not sure I want to take a chance on a flakey Russian who has pretty much underachieved when he played in the NHL.


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#1316725 Interesting Happenings down south

Posted by DevsMan84 on 14 May 2015 - 03:49 PM

Pretty much every single third jersey concept I have seen for the Devils I have hated.  The best one I have seen I had pretty much a meh response to.  I figure at this point a 3rd jersey is inevitable, whether it be in a year or in 10 years.  It is bound to happen and Lou can't and won't be in control forever.  I just hope it is not a black jersey which has been done into oblivion and is very un-creative.

 

I too thought we should break out the retros twice a year and a few months ago put out the idea of doing the one time at Christmas and one time on St. Patty's day as well here.  Other posters said it would water it down and I kind of have to agree with that after thinking about it.  I think what they should do instead is alternate the red and white retros every year.  Even years get red and odd years get the white retro treatment on St. Patty's day.  I think that would be neat.


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#1316214 Lou Lamoriello Appreciation Thread

Posted by DevsMan84 on 09 May 2015 - 06:50 PM

Simply the best. Ever.

But in all honesty, we shouldn't even be having this discussion. The fact that Lou was forced out of the GM position on this team is a travesty. I'm sorry, but I'm just finding it very difficult to like this team going forward after the disrespectful stunt these owners pulled. I may just follow another sport until they leave or Lou is reinstated. At least show some respect for Lou and bring his son Chris into the fold as Assistant GM under Shero. It's the least they could do. Just pathetic.


Good you and beetlebum can stop watching the devils. Please I beg you both.
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#1315907 RAY SHERO = NEW GM. Coach decision is Shero's.

Posted by DevsMan84 on 07 May 2015 - 08:17 AM

 

“They wanted a view outside the organization,” said Lamoriello. “They wanted a fresh view.”

 
fvck these owners, they are scum. Total classless move that they have not issued a statement on Lou's new position, and thanked him for his years of service for the team.

 

 

These owners could cure cancer and you would still hate them.   I guess you prefer JVB nickel and diming everything instead.

 

There is some sort of meeting/statement thing Josh Harris is holding either today or tomorrow.  More likely than not it's about Lou.


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#1315470 RAY SHERO = NEW GM. Coach decision is Shero's.

Posted by DevsMan84 on 04 May 2015 - 03:01 PM

Lou approaches the podium and puts on glasses:

 

"Ladies and gentlemen, the orange crop estimates for the next year.  After calculating the estimates from various orange producing states, we have concluded the following...The cold winter has apparently not effected the orange harvest..."

 


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#1315356 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

Posted by DevsMan84 on 01 May 2015 - 07:53 PM

Hahahahahahahaha

https://vid.me/eZpg
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#1311234 Should Daneyko continue as color commentator next year?

Posted by DevsMan84 on 27 March 2015 - 11:10 AM

How I rank our PBP guys (since I've been watching):

 

Gary Thorne

Steve Cangelosi 

Doc Emrick

 

Color:

 

Bill Clement

Dano

Chico

 

To me, Doc and Chico just had too much of that high pitched Canadian voice going on (which is weird because Emrick is American). At least Dano has some bass in his voice. If he wasn't so busy making movies I'd say give Kevin Smith a shot at Color (kind of like how they tried Howard Stern on Monday Night Football). He's been repping the Devils in his movies for years and he's a fan. But I want Clerks 3 and Mallratz 2 first. 

 

Could not disagree more with Thorne and Clement being the best.  I mean I think Thorne is still recovering from the surgery of having his lips detached from Bourque and Sakic's asses during the 2001 Finals.


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#1311162 Should Daneyko continue as color commentator next year?

Posted by DevsMan84 on 26 March 2015 - 07:26 PM

I don't love him in this role but he doesn't bother me either.

We probably wouldn't focus on this as much if the team was better.
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#1306940 Devils Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DevsMan84 on 26 February 2015 - 09:58 AM

Kid sounds like a bust - but at this point I'd take anything with remotely tangible value for a guy who has completely and totally checked out like Jagr has.

 

Bennett could be our next Bobby Butler!


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#1304340 Let's Call a Spade a Spade

Posted by DevsMan84 on 10 February 2015 - 03:36 PM

Funny how you got "lazy" when calculating the shots for and against under DeBoer.  Me thinks the real numbers just didn't fit your hatred of PDB narrative.


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#1303653 GDT: Leafs at Devils, 7PM

Posted by DevsMan84 on 06 February 2015 - 10:24 AM

A win today means 13 out of the last 14 possible points, and an 8-2-2 record over the last 12.

God damnit.

 

I'm in the same boat.  I mean I won't ever be really pissed at a Devils win but I think it would be better for their future to be losing more games at this point than they are winning.

 

This team has been extremely lucky lately in their last 10-15 games.  They are due to fall back to Earth sooner rather than later.

 

With that said LGD


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#1303136 WAR

Posted by DevsMan84 on 03 February 2015 - 10:07 AM

WAR?  Huh?  Good god! What is it good for?

 

Absolutely nothing.


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#1300282 I really am beginning to hate our fans.

Posted by DevsMan84 on 12 January 2015 - 11:11 AM

Hate to bring this topic back from the dead but what I heard about what happened at the STH event last night on both FB and HFBoards really burns me up.

 

The event was basically the fans interacting with players on various different panels.  The panels were usually around 3-4 players each.  From what I heard last night and today, when Salvador went up people, Devils "fans", actually were booing him!  Not only that but a few people were observed getting up and leaving when he went up.

 

How fvcking disrespectful is that?  These are paying STH who would boo their own captain?  I don't care if you love him or hate him, to do this at a meet and greet event where it is supposed to be a friendly atmosphere is beyond terrible.  I have ragged on Marty here and there throughout the years but I would never boo him at an event like this.  The "fans" that did this are completely classless are rude.  I don't know how I would have reacted to the booing fans, but it wouldn't be pretty.

 

I wish I could say I am surprised, but I am not.  This is what a decent chunk of our fanbase is these days and I am embarrassed to be rooting for the same team as them.  This is why I really do hate a decent chunk of our fanbase.


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