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#1289518 What to make of the Schneider soft goal conundrum

Posted by ATLL765 on 16 November 2014 - 10:36 PM

eventhough i can somewhat "agree" to a certain extend where we can say he lost a game himself... we can't close our eyes on what the players are missing too.

You want to be fair well Schneider not being able to contain a shot that trickles behind him should be the same as Elias missing an open net or missing the net completely for example. But its always easier to blame the goalie of course.

The issue is when a forward makes a mistake, be it missing a wide open net or a defensive mistake, it doesn't always have the consequence of leading to a goal and as such is easier to forget.

A goalie makes a mistake or lets in a softie, it's in the net and everyone remembers that because there's only 4-5-6 goals in the average game. There could easily be 20 mistakes made by skaters during the game though. Hard to remember them all or even see them all.
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#1280689 2014-15 Prospect Thread

Posted by ATLL765 on 06 October 2014 - 11:27 PM

Doesn't look like it, according to McKeen's Hockey, he had just 1 power play goal and 1 power play assist last year. Baddock has a goal and 2 assists (both secondary) in 5 games this year. I think he'll probably get some more PP time and better linemates just based on being one of the older players on the team.

Thanks for the info. You're truly an invaluable asset to the board as I, and I imagine most of us here, don't have the time, knowledge or the will to put in the effort necessary to really follow and report on all our prospects as well as you can and do.
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#1273148 Can we get some line speculation going here please?

Posted by ATLL765 on 09 July 2014 - 02:10 PM

As bad as he looked last year, I'm not ready to throw in the towel on Ryder. 


Dude has 5 seasons of scoring 25+ goals.  

His 2011 season was very similar in points to last year, and he followed that season with a 35 goal output.


He was pretty snake-bit last year, so I'm willing to give him another chance.  Brunner doesn't have the track record of Ryder, and was signed out of necessity last year.

He just doesn't fit the system though. He skates worse than anyone I've ever seen and is just all around crap besides his shot, which is really good. Brunner gave us practically the same amount of ppg as Ryder did, costs $1M less, is younger and faster.

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#1267631 Martin Brodeur Will Test Free Agency: ESPN

Posted by ATLL765 on 09 June 2014 - 02:51 PM

Well, Clemmensen will be a UFA, so let the re-tread speculation begin!!!


Vokoun, MacDonald, Emery, Gustavsson, and Labarbera are probably possibilities too, knowing Lou's love of veteran back ups.

Bryzgalov is UFA too. I'd take him just for entertainment value in post game interviews.

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#1238696 2013-2014 Attendance

Posted by ATLL765 on 14 January 2014 - 04:31 PM

The chances of being killed on the job being in the army reserve is much higher than a teacher.  Same goes for police officer, firemen, etc.  Yeah I think they deserve a ticket.


I am not trying to make this an arguement over who deserves it more.  I have no problems with military personnel, first responders and even teachers getting free tickets.  However, if you are giving a profession that is pretty much a desk job like teachers, then what about me who also has a desk job but in the private sector?


Again this is on the Devils to explain this to me, not teachers.

Maybe it's because, overall, teachers are underpaid and cops are paid fairly well in this state. Not to mention police and fire unions are some of the strongest in the nation and certainly this state, as no one has the balls to say their pensions are nuts. I'd love to get a cop's salary and pension where they bump your salary up the last few years to get you extra $$. Hell, I'd take getting a gun pointed at me for it too, maybe even on a regular basis. My town has 26 cops and 0 crime, Hunterdon County's(where I live) featured fugitive last week was some 5'4" chick who skipped her pre-trial intervention bullsh!t on a narcotics charge. These people are getting paid $80-100k to track down people like that???? This state WASTES money on police like nobody's business. I'd do it for half the pay and it'd still be a waste of money. They don't need extra help unless they're the poor guys getting stuck working in Newark, Trenton, Camden, AC or other such places where they get paid like teachers and actually do encounter dangerous situations.

Then the ridiculously inconsistent application of the law based on who you are is too much for me to be able to respect the organization. Not just because they're police, but because it's asinine. Any reason why municipal vehicles in the towns near me don't get ticketed for never having been inspected? Yet I get pulled over every 3 days for not wearing a damn seatbelt or because my tail light goes out occasionally until I kick it and then they get fed bs to intimidate me...know how many times I've heard, "I'm gonna call the K9 unit" just because I said there's no way you are searching my car without a warrant, especially when I'm not even getting pulled over for a moving violation. I can't take police seriously when they don't take their job seriously, the job of protecting citizen's rights and not the us vs them game they all seem to be playing. They also commit just as many violent crimes as the general population, or at least did so in the year 2010, yet they almost never are prosecuted and even fewer convicted. Why are they held on high? I do not get it, at all. Not trying to bash cops, I just think they're nothing to praise anymore than a regular person. There's nice cops and a$$hole cops, as there is in any organization, but the inconsistency is too much to ignore for me.

If cops deserve a ticket, everyone on the planet deserves a free ticket imo.

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#1238673 2013-2014 Attendance

Posted by ATLL765 on 14 January 2014 - 03:44 PM

I think your previous statement is valid. I have no problems with military personnel as well as first responders getting free tickets. But why teachers? What do they do that is different than my private sector desk job?

Ok and what does some dude in the army reserves do for me? They sign up for it, then they deserve extra praise? Ridiculous. It's a job, that they signed up for. If they happened to go to war and all that jazz, sure, thanks for your service, but the pedestal some people put them on is insane. What's more important, being literate or being able to fight a war? To me, it's being literate.

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#1237290 Devils/Prudential Center Making 'Huge' Announcement Tomorrow a

Posted by ATLL765 on 09 January 2014 - 04:37 PM

Just finished watching the press conference.  Here are a few of my observations:


1.  Scott O'Neill - didn't appear too confident in what he was delivering in terms of strategic advantages of having PartyPoker be a partner of the Devils and Sixers other than it "taps into 60 million registered poker players" in the USA.


2.  PartyPoker CEO (from Germany I believe) - couldn't get much of a feel from him but essentially I think that the Devils/Sixers were the only teams with "balls" to actually come out and allow a gambling company to partner up with them.  I get the sense that he's hoping that this partnership will eventually blossom into something big, and IF, regulators allow, will eventually allow the Devils/Sixers to be the "gateway" for legalized sports betting.


3.  Special guests - added absolutely ZERO value to this press conference.  Guests were your usual suspects - Daneyko / Driver / Marshall / Dowd


4.  No Lou Lamoriello at the podium or in camera view


Here's my snapshot:


1.  The Devils/Sixers will become the NASCAR-type sponsorship boards for their respective leagues

2.  More degenerate fans will gravitate towards the Devils and Sixers - because essentially, gamblers are degenerates.  I know, I live with one.

3.  Lou Lamoriello's days are numbered because I can't see him agreeing to this type of commercial partnership with his beloved franchise

4.  The Devils will win nothing - because gambling is simply bad Karma.


My two cents...

All gamblers are degenerates? Bad karma? You gonna tell us their astrological signs next?

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#1233554 2013-14 OOT Thread

Posted by ATLL765 on 20 December 2013 - 01:19 PM

do you have a link to a video of this?


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#1226289 Andy Greene in "NHL Revealed" ?

Posted by ATLL765 on 18 November 2013 - 03:01 PM

No matter what, it is going to be an interesting series.  The HBO 24/7 programs on boxing and the Winter Classic are fantastic.  If this could be 1/2 as good, then it will be a winner for the NHL.

HBO is by far and away, the gold standard for TV. Everything they do is awesome.

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#1224867 Would you take a shot at Yakupov?

Posted by ATLL765 on 12 November 2013 - 03:38 PM

Love how everyone is on the NEVER TRADE LARSSON boat now. Just the way it should have always been.

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#1224459 GDT: Predators @ Devils 7pm

Posted by ATLL765 on 11 November 2013 - 01:26 PM

Vuvuzelas suck so bad it's not even funny. It's like back in high school when someone would find it hilarious to have an airhorn during a pep rally in the school gym. Except that person was an a$$hole and it's not high school anymore. Loud noises for the sake of loud noises are not cool. Or maybe it's like when everyone learned to play the recorder in middle school. Either way it's loud and annoying and I think this is a spot where most fans agree.

And yeah, only 1 Baumann chant per game. Whenever it happens more than once, the subsequent attempts get lamer and lamer. Like the Rangers Suck whistle. First time it happens, it's loud, then it's quieter each time after. Unless we're playing the Rags.

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#1222929 If the team continues to struggle, does Lou start to feel the heat?

Posted by ATLL765 on 05 November 2013 - 01:10 PM

so whats the point of that whole post? We all knew all of that and we all know Lou did some great things. My point was sarcastically pointing out that it's easy to just say "well he had that guy and that guy" and ignore everything else.


Become a Penguin fan why? Cause I'm not closing my eyes on some mistakes Lou did and strictly focusing on the good moves he did in the past like some of you guys and cause i can give credits to other GMs outside of NJ ? yeah let's talk about having a close mind.


Jesus christ you guys, you're seriously like super religious people in a cult who can't stand someone saying something bad about your beloved God. Like... its identically the same thing.

THE IRONY IS HILARIOUS. You 100% missed the point of the post where Tri points out that all those other GMs came on board and already had franchise players. Then you point out two generational talents that LL had to identify, then acquire and you make it out like it was easy as pie.

You're constantly saying LL should make moves like Shero. What moves, please, list the moves here that Shero made that worked out SOOOO great that LL could have made and didn't.

You are in the cult, not us. The cult of anti LL and anti good moves. Yes, lets trade every pending ufa for picks. Sign every guy super early to big giant contracts just so we can keep them. We should be able to just always draft REALLY good players. I mean c'mon,  LL picked Matteau, like he totally could have gotten a Subban type at 29.

This is what you sound like 99% of time. You make it out like LL always has a better option, yet you can never explain how exactly he is supposed to do what you want.

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#1222780 If the team continues to struggle, does Lou start to feel the heat?

Posted by ATLL765 on 04 November 2013 - 06:20 PM

Lou is going to be 70 and I disagree on past peformance being a predictor here. Times change and people change. The next great GM has not been hired yet because they have to get the opportunity.

If you can't use past performance as an indicator of future performance, why did you use it to support your position that he needs to be replaced?

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#1222775 Lemaire and Younger Players

Posted by ATLL765 on 04 November 2013 - 05:43 PM

didn't mean to offend anyone, Ive played, coached this game for many years(over 40), the current roster no matter who the coach is, wont even barely be anything more than a possible playoff team with a first round exit,  PDB is not the problem, THIS IS NOT A GOOD TEAM .look at the islanders, how many years of finishing at the bottom with low picks did it take for them to be just a very good hockey team(not a great one)  Its a new NHL its time for the Devils to rebuild.

Please explain how a GM, who constructed a team that came out on top of it's conference once and missed the playoffs only twice, knows nothing about the so called, "new NHL", which has been around for 8 years now? You should also work on not sounding like Rangers fan when you post about how LL knows nothing and that the Devils only won via the trap.

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#1221690 Devils getting rid of R&R part 2 as their goal song?

Posted by ATLL765 on 01 November 2013 - 04:59 PM

Jesus....back off McCoy  :wacko:  He did it, alcohol was alluded to (which probably plays a part among others who do) and that was that. I'm thinking he recognizes how silly it is BY partaking in it, which is more then i can say for those that continue to do so. 

I'm not sure how to interpret what you're saying. The words could mean anything. You being sarcastic?

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