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Jerrydevil

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#987019 Raising No. 27

Posted by Jerrydevil on 04 February 2011 - 12:28 PM

It's sad how many people are still bitter about him taking less money to play with his brother. :rolleyes:


I'm not bitter. I said I didn't care what the Devils did with Mike Mottau's number.
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#986975 Raising No. 27

Posted by Jerrydevil on 04 February 2011 - 11:00 AM

As recently as the beginning of this season, I wasn't ready to see No. 27 go up. Now I'm ready. He was a supremely-talented player who consistently gave us "How the hell did he do that?" moments. He was a winner and was a huge part of this team's success for a long time. It's not like he badmouthed the organization or pissed on the fans. He always played hard (though he was so good that it looked effortless) and, from everything I saw and heard, spoke fondly of the Devils.

Time to let the insignificant stuff go and remember the good times, IMO.


I'm just not moved by it. Indifference reigns.

I certainly won't be buying tickets to see it.
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#983714 2011 New York Yankees Thread

Posted by Jerrydevil on 24 January 2011 - 01:59 PM

Is David Phelps the son of Ken Phelps?

"But my baseball people loved Ken Phelps' bat. They kept telling me, 'Ken Phelps, Ken Phelps!'"
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#978672 Martin Not Setting the World on Fire

Posted by Jerrydevil on 09 January 2011 - 06:15 PM

+1

If Martin were still here he would be the only defensemen that can get the puck out of our zone.


$5 million was awful steep though, wasn't it?
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#975433 Marty is now the "co-#1" goaltender - sharing duties

Posted by Jerrydevil on 03 January 2011 - 05:51 PM

But is that sustained excellence from the system? Hasek sustained excellence on some pretty underwhelming Buffalo teams and defense but always kept them competative. Just saying it is hard to tell if Brodeur is THAT GOOD of a goalie when in his prime, he was on a Devils team that could have had a crash test dummy in net and still win.


Why are you hung up on Hasek? He and Brodeur aren't the only goalies to play hockey in the past 20 years. My point is this: Plug in Chris Osgood. Does he have the same career Brodeur did? I don't think so.
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#975407 Marty is now the "co-#1" goaltender - sharing duties

Posted by Jerrydevil on 03 January 2011 - 05:42 PM

Acommplishments padded by playing way too many games a season, having a great defense in front of him for a vast majority of his career, and playing for a good part of his career when ties do not exist. He is a great goalie, and I will give you that, but his stats are very padded. His low GAA was easy to get when you have 2-1, 1-1, and 1-0 games druing the late 90's. Why else would you explain he never got a Vezina then when Hasek got them and Marty had superior stats? The GM's are not dumb and they see that Hasek was standing on his head every game while Marty was sitting back enjoying only about 20 shots a game.


If you want to say that Hasek was better than Brodeur, I have no problem with you. You need to give Brodeur more credit for sustained excellence though.
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#975402 Marty is now the "co-#1" goaltender - sharing duties

Posted by Jerrydevil on 03 January 2011 - 05:29 PM

I don't like it when people insinuate that anybody could have had the career Brodeur has had, just by playing for the Devils. I admit it -- the term "system goalie" pisses me off. Because it's a bunch of crappola.
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