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#1265702 The 2014 NJ Devils Offseason Thread

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 27 May 2014 - 03:08 PM

I think you guys are taking Pete too literally.  He banished Marty for long stretches in late January and late in the season.  He's just saying what he has to say for public consumption because let's face it, Marty's still a lot more popular than Pete.  You're not going to get anywhere publicly ripping Marty, no matter whether it's true or not.


Personally I'd be a lot more worried about what Lou says/does vis-a-vis Marty than Pete.

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#1264316 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 13 May 2014 - 10:28 PM

And before anyone comes back with well the Habs would beat the Bruins first in that scenario well sure, I actually picked the Habs over the Bruins before the playoffs started.  It's all about the rivalry.  You could put pee wee hockey players in those jerseys and they'd probably go seven tight games.

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#1261016 The Quest for 91

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 14 April 2014 - 08:40 AM

In the end it wound up taking 93 to make the playoffs. So much for 91.
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#1259593 In a Season of Problems, Brodeur was the Biggest

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 08 April 2014 - 09:57 PM

As for 3rd period leads - it's a fluke.  Nothing that can be done.  The trouble is that NJ doesn't lead by 2 enough.  They prevent shots just fine - 5 on 5 with a lead, they give up the fewest shots of anyone, even taking into account the Devils' scorer.  When you have a goalie as bad as Brodeur is, really anything can happen.


Columbus, Edmonton, Vancouver, Florida, etc...they blow two and three-goal leads just as much as they blow one-goal leads.  It's not a fluke when it's been a trend throughout Pete's three years here.

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#1258459 I'm just going to come out and say it.

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 04 April 2014 - 01:07 PM

If anything the loser point HURTS Pete's record as opposed to something keeping it afloat, since everyone's shootout wins put their point totals farther above ours.

And if we won six shootouts instead of 12 in 2012 we'd STILL be the sixth seed.
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#1257094 2013-14 OOT Thread

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 30 March 2014 - 12:08 PM

Yeah?  When's our 'favorable' schedule kicking in then?  Any decade now I suppose :P

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#1247114 RUMOR: Callahan to be traded as per Boomer Esiason

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 23 February 2014 - 10:26 PM

Why is it so inconceivable that Boomer - a guy who has a TON of local connections - could have a source on a Ranger trade ahead of the national guys that don't have those kind of relationships with the local team?  Or that someone wouldn't leak it to him first precisely because he's a high-profile fan.  It's not like he's Spike Lee where he's just a famous fan, he's actually in the media.


If anything Brooks confirmed there've at least been discussions to that end, although my regard for St. Louis would be lessened a bit if he did indeed want out just because he got bypassed by his GM for Team Canada.

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#1245800 All purpose Olympics thread

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 15 February 2014 - 10:20 AM

Of course Kovy has to score three in the shootout, reminding us why we can no longer win one :P

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#1235809 GDT: Blackhawks @ DEVILS 7PM

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 03 January 2014 - 10:46 PM

this is all true and I don't disagree one bit, however stereo's original complaint was how the hawks have so much talent and we don't. If you take off toews and Kane from that team suddenly their talent isn't so impressive. 


lol they still have Sharp, Hossa, Keith, Seabrook and a host of other good role players.

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#1235528 Stadium Series Game: Are you going?

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 03 January 2014 - 01:15 AM

If the tickets were magically $50, everyone and their mother is looking for tickets.


They're going to sell out with tickets averaging like $200 and up and there'd still be a wait list if there was such a thing for this game, I'd say just about everyone and their mother wants tickets as it is.  Of course people would want tickets at $50, they're buying them at $200-400!  


You could say the same thing about any game - no **** more people'll jump if prices are lower.  But that's not the reality - there's obviously an 'event premium' on this game.  If they're selling out at the current prices then clearly more than enough people are buying them where price isn't an issue for enough people to matter.


I just think you and the others who like to bash the fanbase are using a handful of people flip-flopping on an internet message board as another excuse to whine about Devil fans.

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#1234968 NFL Week 17....bye bye anti-football......

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 29 December 2013 - 08:20 PM

I wanted SO BAD to see the Chiefs tie the game in OT and then San Diego to say SUCK IT and run the clock out, take the tie and RUN....Steelers fans heads would have all simultaneously exploded!!!


Except the Chiefs might have started calling timeouts to troll the other way too.


vis-a-vis the Bills, I wonder if they have a real QB contreversy now?  Lewis played a bit better than Manuel at times this year.

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#1234647 Presenting...the New Jersey Devils last 26 shootout attempts

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 28 December 2013 - 12:16 AM

He sits Boucher because he's cold from not playing one period then puts out Clowe who's played one game in two and a half months, and probably hasn't been a good offensive player/SO player in two years.  True hilarity.

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#1219604 Devils getting rid of R&R part 2 as their goal song?

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 24 October 2013 - 11:00 PM

I really was close to yelling "PIPE IT!" I love the concept of the Diablos. I think there are a few posters that are apart of the Diablos. However I know I'll get heat for this but I think that whole section and group is close to jumping the shark and becoming a group of sell outs.


Well with $100 season tickets they are pretty much obligated to follow the Devils' wishes, both tacitly and overtly.


And yes it felt like the morgue tonight.  I really don't remember whether it was as dead as it was early two years ago, but it seems like it wasn't quite that dead most of the time.

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#1218261 Mike Smith scores with 0.1 secs left.

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 20 October 2013 - 08:26 AM

Not to mention the fact he got that shot off quickly, and in traffic.  Definitely one of the best goalie goals I've ever seen.

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#1217243 Devils getting rid of R&R part 2 as their goal song?

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 17 October 2013 - 11:32 AM

It ain't just HF judging by the very public backlash this is getting. I'm just tired of this whole thing, tired of the team giving in to the PC police, tired of the fans' outrageously over the top reaction, and dreading how bad the atmosphere is going to be when fans go scorched earth after every goal.
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