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Chuck the Duck

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#1284171 If the Kurvers for Niedermayer Trade Never Happened

Posted by Chuck the Duck on 23 October 2014 - 01:10 PM

I did...so much was made of Eric when he was in the Juniors, and I followed the Toronto vs. Quebec stats the entire second half of that season, hoping we'd get a crack at him. Alas, it was not meant to be. 

 

But we made out pretty well regardless, could argue we don't win some cups without Nieds. 

 

We likely don't win any of those cups without Niedermayer.  Just like we wouldn't have won them without Stevens or Brodeur.  Those 3 were the foundation for everything.  We were very lucky to have such a prolonged run with 3 HOF'ers in our lineup each night.  


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#1283495 sharks and devils discussing major trade?

Posted by Chuck the Duck on 21 October 2014 - 02:58 PM

Not a chance on those players. Larsson is too much of an unknown right now to risk a good young player. Not that Cogliano is so young anymore.

 

Larsson was also not a big part of a Cup run. He played decent in 5 games. Hardly a big part.

 

I agree that he played descent in the limited time he got during that cup run and was not a "big" part.  However, his goal in the third period of Game 2 vs. the Flyers was one of most important we scored that entire post season.  The Devils were on their way to a 1-0 or 2-0 loss in that game and a 2-0 hole in the series and that goal completely changed the script in that game and, ultimately, the series.


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#1283293 Here we go again. New goal song for 14-15

Posted by Chuck the Duck on 20 October 2014 - 09:04 AM

It's amazing how many times the same things can be said over and over lol

 

+1.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again (because everyone else seems to be repeating the same argument over this BS issue), reading these posts is like watching left-wing liberal Democrat argue with a right-wing conservative Republican argue over just about anything.  Both sides are so blinded by their own position that they deem infallible that they can't see the valid points the other is making. 

 

Fact of the matter is, there is no right and wrong in this goal song debate.  It's all personal preference.  To call people that don't agree with your position names and belittle them is just ridiculous and is an example of how most Americans simply talk past, rather than to, each other nowadays.

 

Also, about the food, how do you run out of chicken fingers and french fries? It was bad enough trying to find a stand that actually sold them so my kid could get something to eat, but when I did, they were sold out! That's piss poor if you ask me. I'm glad they added all these options, but you have to keep the staples in stock.


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#1282472 Here we go again. New goal song for 14-15

Posted by Chuck the Duck on 16 October 2014 - 09:51 AM

If any you suck people are lurking here, it would be kind of cool and slightly more clever if you chanted "You Still Suck" after the other team scores the goal, like in the movie The Wrestler. 

 

That way, you don't have to ruin the experience of the Devils scoring a goal for the rest of us. 

 

Does that chant really ruin the experience of a Devils goal for you?  This stupid goal song debate is like pitting Republicans vs. Democrats on any issue.  It's kind of funny how extreme the people on each side are willing to go to support their position on this and how each side simply cannot see the points being made by the other. 

 

Like I said earlier, I kind of like the new song.  But I also hope that the fans throw in the YS chant just to get all the people against it all riled up once again so they can lecture everyone about public descency at a professional sporting event. 


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#1272844 Cammalleri - 5 years at $5M

Posted by Chuck the Duck on 06 July 2014 - 11:07 PM

Isn't this a thread about Mike Cammalleri?


You can title a thread whatever you want, but on this board it will always devolve into a debate about Marty being the worst goalie in the history of mankind or Lou having the game pass him by.
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#1268143 So Apparently The Rumor Is Kovy Could Be Coming Back

Posted by Chuck the Duck on 12 June 2014 - 08:59 AM

Nobody questions the Mayor!

 

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#1267619 So Apparently The Rumor Is Kovy Could Be Coming Back

Posted by Chuck the Duck on 09 June 2014 - 01:36 PM

All it took was me buying Dino a cup of coffee to get this rumor going. It sure got the board hopping during this insidiously long summer and Ranger playoff run. 

 

You overpaid.


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#1265621 Confronting the Nightmare - UPDATE: NIGHTMARE OVER, KINGS WIN!

Posted by Chuck the Duck on 26 May 2014 - 09:11 PM

I was at grasshopper off the green in Morristown last night and watched the 3rd period and OT there. Place had a number of Rags fans watching the game, and a live Irish band playing. After the Rags won in OT, this slob Rags fan goes up to the lead singer of the band and asks him to play a "rangers song." The singer tells him that he doesn't know one, and hates the Rags. He also told the little puke that this is NJ, and offered to play Hells Bells. When the guy looked at him all puzzled, he says "let's go devils" in a thick Irish accent.

I bought the singer a pint cause that little exchange totally made my night.
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#1265098 Confronting the Nightmare - UPDATE: NIGHTMARE OVER, KINGS WIN!

Posted by Chuck the Duck on 21 May 2014 - 10:34 AM

People have made a similar point already, but in terms of overall franchise success, the Rangers are basically the equivalent of the Mets. If Met fans were as arrogant about their team and other teams as Ranger fans . . . well you get the idea.

Or for whatever reason, it reminds me of Yankee fans that bring "We Believe" signs to games. Like "we believe" that outspending everyone for over a decade will eventually get us a World Series or two.


Or 5. Go Yankees!
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#1262024 Martin St. Louis is a finalist for the Lady Byng

Posted by Chuck the Duck on 22 April 2014 - 02:01 PM

The Lady Byng standards and I quote "player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability"

 

I think whining your way out of town from a place that adored you isn't very sportsmanlike

 

What you're forgetting is that he's a NY Ranger, which means anything he did in his career previously pales in comparison to what he has done under the bright lights of Broadway, at the World's Most Famous Arena, because, as everyone knows, there's no place on Earth better than NYC.


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#1261428 Lou speculation

Posted by Chuck the Duck on 16 April 2014 - 01:02 PM

I'm not worried about McGuire potentially taking over for Lou once he retires.  Pierre wouldn't be able to get Crosby's member out of his hand long enough to sign the contract making him GM here.


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#1259463 In a Season of Problems, Brodeur was the Biggest

Posted by Chuck the Duck on 08 April 2014 - 01:17 PM

Quick question...is a "fanboy" the same thing as a "manchild?"  Just wondering...

 

Brodeur was not great this season, but he surely isn't the number 1 reason this team is going to miss the playoffs.  The fact that they can't score consistently and, as others have pointed out, have been shutout in over 12% of their games this season is the main problem here.  Should Cory have started more...sure.  I think most reasonable people would agree with that.  But too say that Marty "killed this season" and attempting to blame everything on him is ludicrous. 


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#1249210 [Now Dead]Devils, Wild Agree To Deal That Would Send Brodeur To Wild

Posted by Chuck the Duck on 04 March 2014 - 03:39 PM

And, btw, tix on stubhub for tonight's game just plummeted to $35.

 

That's great.  Speculation on Devils tix this week is worse than speculating on the NYSE during the great depression.


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#1232756 Sat, Dec 14 Tampa Bay at New Jersey7:00 MSG+ (Snow Edition))

Posted by Chuck the Duck on 15 December 2013 - 09:25 AM

BTW, so far the Devils are 5-0-0 in games that are part of the weekend 13 game flex plan.  That's the one I have this year, and in those games they've outscored their opposition 17-1.


Time for you to upgrade to a full season plan.
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#1229692 Devils recall Tim Sestito from Albany (AHL); put Adam Larsson on IR

Posted by Chuck the Duck on 01 December 2013 - 09:58 PM

It wouldn't be a season with the unnecessary Sestito call up.
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