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#1199079 CLARKSON SIGNS w/TORONTO $36.75M / 7yrs

Posted by Pepperkorn on 02 July 2013 - 01:01 PM

Wow.  I mean - I wrote my piece and all.  But who cares?  It's David Clarkson.  :blink:


I love the guy, but lets be real.  The way the dude conducts himself off ice says it all.  Clarky's kids... nnno, that's not what I'm talking about.  Dude is childish.  It's not a big deal. 


He's not being as a$$hole (his agent sure is though). As long as he knows what he's doing it's all good. I think he does.  He doesn't want the Cup or any of that.  He's not as ambitious as Holik, Gomez, Parise -- he's just looking to relax and stop working.  I dont think he understands that's what he wants.  This kid has worked his ass off all his life to prove himself - not to be a WINNER like a John Maddog Madden.  Clarkson doesn't have a "You think you're better than me" chip, he just had a But I KNOW I CAN play hockey chip.  Well this is it for him then.  this is the goal achieved - a nice contract.  the OFFER is what he was dreaming about and his dream stopped there.  A pretty wife a house with a pool - being able to give back to the community.  It's enough.  it's what he wants.


Clarkson is done proving himself and I'm really happy for him wherever he ends up.  I think everyone should be because that's his story.  His is not a name on the Cup story like Parise's is.  This isn't tragic.  It's good all the way around.  How can anyone even think he's disloyal?  He isn't a good enough player to be disloyal in leaving.  Duh?  Perspective people... perspective!!!

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#1198719 Devils trade #9 pick in 2013 Draft to Vancouver for Cory Schneider

Posted by Pepperkorn on 01 July 2013 - 02:26 PM

THIS is Cory!  My dog -- maybe he'll start posting.  He's pretty stupid though...



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#1198711 Devils trade #9 pick in 2013 Draft to Vancouver for Cory Schneider

Posted by Pepperkorn on 01 July 2013 - 02:11 PM

I think the ideal situation is Marty teaches Cory everything he knows Cory learns and retains it and even builds upon it and Marty sees it's time to move on, mission accomplished and we septpeat Cup wins until the league institutes a new rule akin to term limits on how many times a team can win the Stanley Cup in a decade.

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#1198706 Draft Day Pics

Posted by Pepperkorn on 01 July 2013 - 01:55 PM

Marty is a big softy swayed by the crowd.  makes him a great fit on Player councils and crap but one crappy Lou replacement.


You need someone who stays the course the way Lou can.  Someone who knows hockey that well. Who's that confident and ballsy to trust HOCKEY not the pundits.


*Pepperkorn fades into a dream

 Yes ladies and gents - the final golden ticket for entre into Lou's Hockey Factory has been discovered.

and finally the final ticket goes to Pepperkorn!


flash forward to

"So shines a good deed in a weary world.  Pepperkorn, my girl,  YOU WON!!!  Yes Pepperkorn - it's all yours now, even Scott Stevens"


Come with me and you'll see... wait a sec... I heard that --- who just said called Lou an Oompa Loompa?  :angry:

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#1196119 Who is your significant other?

Posted by Pepperkorn on 20 June 2013 - 10:31 AM

Do you ever cheat on her with your left hand? :ninja:

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#1193811 Pal's Cabin in West Orange to Close

Posted by Pepperkorn on 31 May 2013 - 06:36 PM

How is a CVS gentrification? Ye gads man. It's suburbanization you're talking about.

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#1192739 Brodeur on the cover of NHL14 !!!

Posted by Pepperkorn on 23 May 2013 - 10:27 AM

Did people point out Marty is far more recognizable and Fathers the world over will buy Broduer way sooner that a dats..Datsun,  Dasyko.. whatever the hell that guy's name is?  Seriously - records and awards sell video games not a good seasons or two from some dude no one outside of current hockey fans has ever even heard of.


I;m just sayin' More people know Marty than anyone else in this thing.  He SHOULD be on the cover just for sales alone. EA better fix the vote.

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#1191312 Clarkson.Zubrus.Elias.

Posted by Pepperkorn on 13 May 2013 - 08:33 AM

Neidermayer hurt the team leaving. Parise hurt the team leaving. Holik hurt the team leaving. Gomez hurt the team leaving. Lemieux hurt the team leaving.


Neidermayer helped himself leaving.


Martin helped the team leaving. 


Gionta - mutually beneficial exit.  Rafalski mutually beneficial exit. Mogilny mutually beneficial exit. - These guys were doing NOTHING on the team except gettign frustrated and unhappy and there was no way out of that for any of them. Gionta was the cleanest exit because he did no harm at any time. Rafalski was sad because nothing declined for either side - Just with Stevens gone his role was gone and he couldn't fill the vacant roles to his own high standard.


Holik hurt himself leaving. Gomez hurt himself leaving. Lemieux hurt himself leaving.  Parise - the jury is still out on.


Holik still drives me nuts.  He resists appearing to have any kind of imagination and yet his is HUGE! He makes up his mind what's logical even though his intuition screams the wisest choice. And because he senses he's wrong he always couches what he says leaving room for a graceful backpedal.  He has stupid pride.  Stevens just has humiliating pride (isn't that a cute dichotomy? He's so adorable.  That goodness his mother trained him to be well at easy with his own adorableness) Holik has damaging pride.  So annoying to be witness to.


I'm bored.  Our team kind of bores me.  Everyone is so blah besides Clarkson.  I wish Lou liked vanilla just a tad less.  Thing of it is he doesn't like vanilla - he likes the idea of it.  but then when it's all dull and ineffective at the end of the day he's all wondering why he's so unsatisfied with this stupid vanilla he worked so hard to make.  He likes nuts sprinkled on top - but it's so hard to find good nuts! Real nuts - not candy coated crap they sell in the sundae section. No one wants to risk getting their nuts roasted is the thing - and those are the best kind!

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#1188071 It is a retool not a rebuild

Posted by Pepperkorn on 21 April 2013 - 09:18 PM

It be a retool for any team if they were able to get a 1st overall pick without giving up anyone from their roster? Why would the Oilers want to sotckpile for picks and prospects. If they were trading one of their top picks, it be for proven NHL talent...and a lot of it.

What gives with the Maritimes accent?  "Aye - Thar be whales here captain"

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#1187295 Devils vs Rags 1/26/14 - Yankee Stadium - Official!

Posted by Pepperkorn on 17 April 2013 - 07:41 PM

Per TG: "Devils G Martin Brodeur thinks game vs. Rangers at Yankee Stadium 'will be fun.'" Gee, I sure hope he has good seats... :P .



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#1183753 GDT: New Jersey Devils Vs Boston Bruins 7:00 PM ET

Posted by Pepperkorn on 05 April 2013 - 07:32 AM

Debour has to go. I'm sorry. Something has to be done this is ridiculous.

YEAH!  Throw away your high cards! Go dude!  Keep posting  :clap:


(someone remind me to always play poker against this guy)

they  need a sh!t goalie to beat up on to get some confidence.


They get that in practice and it doesn't seem to help



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#1178194 GDT: Hunger games, who will survive...part 1 (Philly @ NJ) 7:30 EST

Posted by Pepperkorn on 13 March 2013 - 08:46 PM

Sneax has to be John maclean!

I didn't read all the back & forth but DeBoer has been great. He has something most lack: patience. He knows exactly what he's doing even if what he's doing is gaining a little insight.

Personally I think he's got a really strong presence too. That whole he's lost doesn't know what he's doing stuff... Not DeBoer. Not even close to the mark. And I like sneax - one of my fave new posters
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#1176204 Devils claim Tom Kostopoulos

Posted by Pepperkorn on 06 March 2013 - 02:27 PM

The joke is that you're not funny, original, or adding anything worthwhile to the discussion? Oh. Ok. Good one, then. You sure nailed it.

SOMEONE's riding the cotton pony :unsure:

or has sand in his foreskin is you prefer something more masculine :)

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#1174432 It's time, bench the entire team.

Posted by Pepperkorn on 01 March 2013 - 10:12 AM

Daniel - Just a quick side note - and at the risk of losing him forever... you do realize we all think of you as looking like the dude in your signature. 

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#1173948 Devils recall Sestito

Posted by Pepperkorn on 27 February 2013 - 10:27 AM

I <3 moustic!

Hooray! All our problems are solved!


In all seriousness, why Sesto and not Zalewski?

Dude... it's "the Cup Is Ours"  Hooray is close enough I guess  <_<

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