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In Topic: GDT: Alumni Game 3:45 stream- www.newjerseydevils.com

08 March 2015 - 12:25 PM

Dano also had sheer longevity (23 years is an accomplishment in itself), and the fact he was an 'original Devil' on his side.  Brylin parachuted in from '95 on but Dano was there during practically all of the dark early days.  Nothing against Brylin but you left out those two very important factors.

 

Brylin played professionally for 20 years, just not all in North America. Daneyko being around since the beginning makes for one hell of a story but still does not put him in the same category as Stevens, Brodeur and Niedermayer. 

 

Let's say in some alternate universe Brodeur, Niedermayer and Stevens all had their jerseys retired 1-2-3. With that precedent set, I don't think Daneyko's would go up fourth. 

In Topic: GDT: Alumni Game 3:45 stream- www.newjerseydevils.com

08 March 2015 - 11:57 AM

I mean it would have been nice if Brylin could make it but really those four are the Devils' Mount Rushmore...at least counting only players.  If we included management it'd be Lou/Lemaire/Marty/Stevens

 

We can agree to disagree. :)

 

Brylin and Daneyko, in their respective positions, are about the same: average, not great, but consistent. Both are career Devils. 

 

Brylin had to deal with language and cultural barriers when he came over. Daneyko is native to the continent and is never one to shun the spotlight, so of course he's going to be more in the public eye, and now ten years later, regarded highly. The true "greats" are  Niedermayer, Stevens, and Brodeur. Daneyko doesn't even belong in the same sentence. Neither does Brylin, for that matter. 

 

BUT, if you're going to include Daneyko -- and rightfully so -- Brylin should be there as well. The only reason Daneyko is standing next to the other three is because of their 3 cups together. 

In Topic: First "Professional" Car Purchase - Any Advice?

08 March 2015 - 10:40 AM

Advice?

 

If your budget is $25,000, buy whatever car you can for $19,500 and put the other $5,500 in an IRA.

 

Probably not the advice you're looking for, but I couldn't think of any better options :)

In Topic: GDT: Alumni Game 3:45 stream- www.newjerseydevils.com

08 March 2015 - 10:28 AM

Brylin will be there tonight. He had to be behind the bench for Albany yesterday. 

 

Yes, but there's no way of adding Brylin to that photo of Brodeur, Stevens, Daneyko, and Niedermayer on the ice after the game. You had 4/5ths of the players to win all three cups. That's a great photograph, but there's one person missing. 

In Topic: GDT: Alumni Game 3:45 stream- www.newjerseydevils.com

08 March 2015 - 09:24 AM

Hearing all those names again in the same breath was something. It's insane to think those old geezers were such an amazing force on ice 20 years ago. 

 

Really wish Brylin was there. Of all the no-shows, Brylin hurt. Behind Daneyko, he's the next Mr. Devil. The Russian Mr. Devil -- however you want to put it.