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Chuck the Duck

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In Topic: Players for whom you have outsized memories?

20 November 2014 - 01:47 PM

Pat Verbeek. He wasn't here that long, 4-5 years I believe, but the guy could score goals and was always a pest to play against. By far my favorite player during that timeframe. I was devastated when they traded him to Hartford.

In Topic: The Devils are bad and it's time to tank

19 November 2014 - 02:57 PM

At this point, there is little hurry to trade away players such as Jagr or Zidlicky.  If this team is out of the race for a playoff spot come the deadline, then those guys can likely be unloaded for draft picks.  In fact, if they continue down this path heading to the deadline, Lou better make some trades to compile pick/prospects while looking to the future.  I just can't see Lou blowing up the team 1/4 of the way through a season, so I don't think we will see anything major until March.

In Topic: Joy joy joy bite smash joy

18 November 2014 - 09:34 AM

You're thinking of Mezzanote DM. My parents took me there for my 18th birthday. My mom knew one of the hostesses, and she got me an autographed picture of Dano, which he inscribed to me wishing me a happy birthday. Still have it framed and hanging up in my apartment.

 

Mezzanote was in Caldwell (it's now called Luce).  The Chicken Mezzanote was very good.  Wish I had the receipe for that dish. 

In Topic: Pat Burns Hall of Fame Induction Thread

17 November 2014 - 10:07 AM

A most deserved honor for a terrific coach.  Only wish he got a chance to enjoy it for himself before he passed.

 

Congratulations Coach Burns!  RIP.

In Topic: What to make of the Schneider soft goal conundrum

17 November 2014 - 10:03 AM

He's just very frustrating to watch this season.  He's playing great and making unbelieveable stops one minute, and then lets up a garbage goal that I could have stopped the next.  If it was only happening sporadically, then it would be ok.  But it is happening far too much right now, and he is getting called out by not only the fans for it, but the media.

 

Simply put, Cory is getting paid like one of the best players on the team, and he needs to play like it for this team to have any chance.  Maybe we've set the bar too high for him based upon last season and what we hoped he would be, but letting in those type of goals is severely deflating, esepcially for a team that struggles to score the way we do.  Is he an upgrade over a 42 year old Brodeur...absolutely.  But, so far the results and only stat that matters (WINS) has been status quo with our preformances from the past few seasons.  He needs to pick it up if we have any chance of making the playoffs.