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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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#1076021 GDT Devils vs. Capitals

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 23 December 2011 - 09:41 PM

Chico: "This is an inspiring victory"


Yeah real inspiring...there's a 99% chance we lose this game if it was actual playoff rules.

I better not see people pulling the don't worry, be happy routine tonight. When you blow a three-goal lead in the third, you don't deserve to win, I'm sorry.
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#1071195 GDT: OTTAWA AT NEW JERSEY

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 09 December 2011 - 01:04 AM

No, I think mikeford is right, they should have played keep away. It was risky to do as they were doing - I know they wanted to get another goal, but they risked giving one up playing that way. Then the ref put his whistle away hilariously and there it is.


I'd rather they try and score, with how bad this team is at allowing breakaways on the power play of doom, all it would take is one mishandled pass against a team that's desperately forechecking and then it's off to the races. This isn't soccer, you can't hide in the corner.
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#1069626 The Kovy Conundrum

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 03 December 2011 - 10:35 PM

He can put up all the points he wants, doesn't mean much if Kovy's giving them away and more besides on the defensive end.
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#1069559 GDT: Devils @ Winnipeg Jets

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 03 December 2011 - 09:34 PM

Well if that goal gets allowed there's no reason the Parise one had to be disallowed, but hey we don't deserve a break right now. This game should have been 3-1 or 4-1 but again we don't convert chances (cue Tri saying we were 'unlucky' for the 2433th time in the last two years) and Moose handles the puck like a grenade. I guess if Kovy farts the wrong way on the ice he gets blamed for it though.
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#1069537 GDT: Devils @ Winnipeg Jets

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 03 December 2011 - 09:01 PM

I can't see how Kovalchuk can control that pass (harder than cam janssen slap shot)


That looked a lot slower on the replay. I really don't want to blame Kovy AGAIN though, it seems like such an easy cop-out at this point, especially when Moose handles the puck like a grenade :P
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#1069531 GDT: Devils @ Winnipeg Jets

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 03 December 2011 - 08:53 PM

lol so when Hedberg fires it hard enough to get out to the blueline quickly, Kovy's supposed to control that? Whatever, funny how when Hedberg turns it over people find an excuse to blame Kovy but when Kovy turns it over it's all him. Come on now. Hedberg's great when he's in the crease but he handles the puck about as well as Kovy does when he's on the point.
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#1067198 GDT: NJ Devils @ NY Islanders + Viewing Party

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 25 November 2011 - 05:16 PM

Moose really bailed the team out on that one. Bonehead move by Kovy.


Kovy wasn't the one with the stupid giveaway in the first place that caused the play. They were both equally culpable.
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#1062886 NJDevs "Fanatsy" - Smack talk

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 09 November 2011 - 12:16 AM

Just about anything could be a possible playoff matchup at this point with FIVE 6-3 teams :P
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#1059868 the Kovalchuk trade

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 27 October 2011 - 07:32 PM

hell ya... that would be fantastic... and also because this whole arguement is hard to watch


Conversely, if the Devils miss the playoffs again and Zach does leave, this will never end.
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#1057018 GDT: New Jersey Devils @ Nashville Predators

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 15 October 2011 - 09:02 PM

Wow, an actual power play goal. I feel like doing the Sam Rosen 'IT'S A POWER PLAY GOAL' call :P
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#1055036 GDT: Philadelphia Flyers @ New Jersey Devils 7pm

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 08 October 2011 - 10:50 PM

Am I missing something? Did we already play 20 games this season? I realize they've played like sh!t tonight but it's 1 freakin' game.

The overreactions are always priceless.


Problem is the Devils can't afford a bad start, they just can't. Both because it'll kill off any good momentum the second half of the season gave us and because it makes it that much more likely Parise's out the door at the end of the year (either via trade because we're out of the postseason mix or via FA because he's sick of our downward spiral).

The team was just not at all prepared for this. The energy level was sh!t, or maybe it wasn't. I hope it was sh!t though because the alternative isn't good.


They had energy, just no brains. The forwards gave the puck away like twenty times (I'm not exaggerating) and at least half of them were careless la-de-da passes.

Plus this team's just too finesse right now in the top nine, they have two big bodies and one of them (Palmeri) doesn't use his and the other (Clarkson) is too stupid to live.
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#985115 All-Star Fantasy Game

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 28 January 2011 - 08:43 PM

I was wondering the same thing. They must have 2 jerseys of each player.


I'm sure they have to, it can't be that prepackaged. It's not like it'd cost a lot for them to make two jerseys and the unneeded jerseys they can send to Cambodia or wherever the NFL sent those 19-0 Patrtiots Super Bowl shirts :lol:
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#983886 2012 Jets Thread

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 25 January 2011 - 07:49 AM

Misconception #3. The Jets will lose both Braylon Edward & Santonio Holmes. *FALSE!
1 will stay.. 1 will go. Braylon has the tools.. the size.. and the chemistry with Sanchez from playing 2 seasons with him, so I think the Jets keep Edwards and let Santonio walk. The fact that Holmes only played 11 full games with the Jets (and they won all but 1 of those games where he didn't play) should in fact tell you something. Holmes is without question, an explosive player, and he will be missed. But it's year 3 with the Sanchez experiment, and the training wheels are coming off. He'll be asked to do more with less this season, and that's how it should be.
Yes.. Holmes & Coles will both be gone next season. But with Braylon, Cotchery, Keller, Smith, LT, Greene, and McKnight.. Sanchez is still surrounded with weapons.


I'd probably rather keep Santonio of the two if it comes down to it. Yeah Braylon had a better year overall but Santonio made the big plays at the end of the Denver, Houston, New England games to win them and plus can you really trust a guy like Braylon (with the issues he had in Cleveland and the DWI last year) once he gets the big contract? He didn't respond too well the last time he got big money. I know Santonio had some problems in the past too but they never affected him on the field and he didn't have one misstep this year, and he'll only be better with another year in the system like Braylon this year.

Your list is probably fairly accurate, other than your pro-Taylor stance, too much playing time or not he didn't really make much of a difference at all other than the safety in Pittsburgh during the regular season. I don't mind Tomlinson staying but he cannot - CANNOT - be the main ball carrier again like he was this year. He can be the third-down back and get spot carries but it's got to be more like a 65-35 ratio in favor of Greene at least.

But it's almost impossible to answer every question until we see how the landscape shapes up...if there's no cap then we might keep both WR's, if there is a cap which there probably will be then we'll only keep one in all likelihood. And if there is a cap we might have to decide an upper limit on what we'll spend to keep certain guys like Cromartie.
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#978677 Martin Not Setting the World on Fire

Posted by NJDevs4978 on 09 January 2011 - 06:42 PM

Martin's a luxury on the Pens but he'd still be invaluable to us.
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