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#1142819 New TG post

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 10 July 2012 - 03:07 PM

You should jump ship TO the Devils.

I'd rather have no fans than fans like 'that'.
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#1141845 on November 11, when Minnesota comes to town, what do we do to Zach?

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 06 July 2012 - 11:08 PM

Again, this isn't the time to be pleading for leniency in front of an angry mob. I don't understand why people don't get this. If you want to make this argument on November 10 about how Zach's a good guy and all and complain how people aren't over it, whatever. The wound's too fresh now, you and everyone else are not going to get anywhere arguing this point this week.

No offense but people arguing how we're being too hard on Zach and why we shouldn't hate him are annoying me almost as much as Zach's bromance itself. He's not a Devil anymore and he left us, why should I give two ***** about being fair to him now? And if he felt he was going to be here all along, why was he talking with Suter during the season about linking up? Please.
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#1136130 End of season clean-up....

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 28 June 2012 - 05:52 PM

No, it definitely affected roster composition midseason since people had to make a choice whether they wanted to use a spot on Manning and other injured non-IR players without any real indication whether the keeper rule would be amended for those kind of situations this year.
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#1135687 2012 All Purpose UFA Thread

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 27 June 2012 - 04:49 PM

Funny how things change in a year or two. The idea of keeping Kovalchuk and losing Parise two years ago was unspeakably horrible to everyone here. Even last offseason when Parise only signed to a one year deal it left everyone terrified and angry that the team might lose Parise and just keep Kovy.

Admittedly I would have said last year Zach was clearly the better player, but Kovy really rounded out his game with all the PK'ing he did - for the first time in his career, and was impressive in the way he was able to put up points at half strength (if that) in the playoffs while Zach really was invisible for long stretches with no injury.
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#1129685 Bench Kovalchuk

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 07 June 2012 - 07:19 PM

At this point I'm starting to buy into the mentality of just throw two defensemen out there and play the PP like a 5-on-5 offense. I mean we only have two legit pointmen and both are compromised due to injury anyway. We're 0-14 on the PP against a formidable Kings' PK. Throwing out two defensemen and playing our normal cycle offense down low might just yield some dividends. Can't hurt. If Kovy and Zidlicky weren't both hurt that'd be something else but at this point might as well gifve up on the 'conventional' PP.
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Posted by NJDevs4978 on 05 June 2012 - 11:36 AM

I missed the entire game due to a high school awards show i had to attend, but that bit is pretty funny (unless you are getting view blocked by one of those heads)

I would assume the heads were only up during a stoppage of play anyway.

We need to win tomorrow, then we can put Sopranos heads behind their bench Saturday, maybe that'll scare them lol.
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#1127579 A Devil's Defribilator - Johan Hedberg

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 03 June 2012 - 01:08 PM

lol at all four goals being stoppable. Game 1 was a one-timer and a breakaway with their best player. Game 2 Doughty made half the team look silly and fired a shot through a screen, then Carter scored off a rebound. At most one of them was soft, and that's only because Marty himself took the blame on the Fraser goal.
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#1123512 GDT: ECF Game 5 - NJ Devils @ NY Rangers

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 24 May 2012 - 11:05 AM

Let Marty embrace his inner troll, he's been feisty in the media all series. Whatever you want to say about his play, he wants to stick it to the Rangers as bad as any of us. And that's rare, when a player genuinely cares as much as the fans do...especially a guy of Marty's stature.
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#1123200 GDT: ECF Game 5 - NJ Devils @ NY Rangers

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 23 May 2012 - 09:41 PM

Had them all the way I guess lol.

Marty and Lundqvist both stinking, the fourth line bailing us out in the Conference Finals, just nuts.
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#1118630 Devils Feeling Heat from Debt

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 10 May 2012 - 10:54 AM

Devils doing well and the Rangers on the verge of elimination? Rerun the same doomsday article again.
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#1115057 GDT: Eastern Conference Semis - Game 2 NJ @ Philadelphia - 5/1/12

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 01 May 2012 - 09:07 PM

Funny story, I was at the movies and told my friend I wasn't seeing any updates until after the movie was over, cause I figured the game would almost be over at that point. Then my friend looks up the score on her phone and the Flyers were already up 1-0, I was like bah, that's why I didn't want to see the score till later, I wanted to just pull off the bandaid at once lol. Next time I see it it was 1-1 in the third, then by the time I get to my car it was 2-1, then by the time I started listening on the radio it was 3-1 and fortunately I got home just in time to turn on the TV telecast and see Salvador troll the Flyers with his 200-foot goal :rofl:
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#1105145 Marty Playing against Ottawa

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 06 April 2012 - 08:17 PM

Still scarred from Andreychuk 1997...I wish we could just sub in Albany tomorrow

Fair point but I don't want to be the Colts or Packers either and just go in the deep freeze with long rests.
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#1090816 GDT- the devils vs the sabres-7 pm eastern

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 14 February 2012 - 11:28 PM

Why do you guys even bother parsing the NHL front page? That ain't the first place I'm looking for Devils news before the Devils' own site, TG's Fire and Ice blog or message boards like this. Honestly I think some of you aren't happy unless you have something to complain about :P
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#1090152 GDT Panthers @ Devils

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 11 February 2012 - 03:09 PM

See guys...THIS IS HOW YOU HOLD A LEAD! Take notes! :rant:
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#1084955 GDT: Flyers @ Devils (feat. My Little Poni)

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 21 January 2012 - 09:17 PM

I wouldn't call our attendance "terrible", compared to other teams in pro sports, some who have been better than us recently. Just not that good. But after the last 2 games don't be surprised if they get 11,000 at best on Tuesday.

The Devils haven't drawn below 12,000 all year, and Tuesday's one of the 'value' priced games (I refuse to use the 30th Anniversary designation lol). Today was one of the premium games, and yet another game that would have been a sellout last year fell way short because of it.

Plus even 'after the last two games' the Devils are still in playoff position. They are what we (or at least the sensible ones of us) thought they were. I admit for a moment when we were ahead against Boston thinking maybe the Devils will make the playoffs without a real struggle again, but no - they're exactly what their play says they've been for most of the season: A slightly above average team that's going to struggle to make the playoffs, if they do. Losing two of your top four defenseman and your top defensive forward doesn't exactly help when the weakness of your team was already...defense.

Since November they've been fine overall, beating the teams they're supposed to beat and on the same level with for the most part while losing to the teams better than them. They have a poor record against the top four...who exactly thought the Devils WERE a top four team going into the season? Or now for that matter?
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