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GDT: Stars. Devils. Thank you, Chico.

Yesterday, 06:21 AM

Dallas Stars (3-2-1) @ New Jersey Devils (3-2-1)
7:00 PM ET
TV: MSG PLUS
Radio: WFAN

A big thankyou to the cuddly teddy bear that is Chico Resch.
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An 18 year broadcasting career is being celebrated tonight when Chico is honored with a pre-game ceremony. I don't know about most here but I find it hard to think of some of the great Devils moments over the past 2 decades without hearing Chico's voice.
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Some are fortunate enough to remember his playing days... 5 seasons on some pretty bad Devils teams and yet all reports are that he was a model citizen and always kept a positive attitude. It's hard to image someone who personifies the Devils more than this merry mustached maestro. I know many of you have some fond Chico stories, so lets hear them!
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Oh yeah, there's also a game tonight. The Stars are coming in off a 6-3 drubbing of the Canucks. They're another high-powered offense with some quality young talent up front.

Jamie Benn-Tyler Seguin-Colton Sceviour
Erik Cole-Jason Spezza-Aleš Hemský
Antoine Roussel-Cody Eakin-Ryan Garbutt
Shawn Horcoff-Vern Fiddler-Patrick Eaves

Alexander Goligoski-Trevor Daley
Jordie Benn-Brenden Dillon
Kevin Connauton-Jamie Oleksiak


Kari Lehtonen

The Devils come in admittidely struggling. They had a breeze against weaker competition early but have hit a rut against nhl-quality teams as of late. Surprisingly, scoring goals has not been the problem, it's been shaky defense (especially on the PK) that has been our achilles heel. Lets hope Schneider's at the top of his game and Zdilicky is in the mood to not make brutal turnovers in his own zone.

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Tootoo is out with an injury and Havlat is questionable despite playing on Monday. That means Brunner, who looked good on the PP against the Rags, could bump up to the Elias line and Josefson could see his first action of the season. It also means that Stephen Gionta could be pushed to the wing (hooray!). Word is that gelinas is back in for larsson... Let the hysteria continue!

Zubrus-Zajac-Jagr
Cammalleri-Elias-Brunner
Clowe-Henrique-Ryder
Ruutu-Josefson-Gionta

Greene-Severson
Gelinas-Merrill
Salvador-Zidlicky

Cory Schneider

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It's a big game, need to stop the bleeding here before heading out on the road trip. Lets see a fast start and a Schneider shutout. Both Chico and Doc are in the building, they're bringing the good vibes and I feel a win coming... Chico is certainly excited!
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LGD!

GDT: Game 3- Devils @ Lightning - 7:30 PM ET

14 October 2014 - 06:40 AM

DEVILS @ LIGHTNING - 7:30 PM ET
TV: MSG Plus, SUN
Radio: WFAN

Breakdown:
Well we’re two games in and so far, so good. At least that’s the easy way of putting it. Of course there’s always room for improvement (4th line anyone?). And tonight is game 3, which pits our New Jersey Devils against long-time heated rival Lightning. Yes, this storied franchise welcomes the Devils into the Tampa Bay Times For… err… Amelie Arena- I guess what with newspapers dying and all, motor oil companies are where the money’s at!
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Anyway, as I was saying, The Lightning are coming pumped up after a 7-1 shellacking of their heated division rival Canadiens (alright SD!). Hopefully they've gotten all those goals out of their system and are ready to be promptly shut out.
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As this is the second of a back to back for the Bolts, it’s possible that it'll be our old friend Evgeni Nabokov in net. The 39 year old is now the oldest active netminder in the league… That is until the inevitable Brodeur midseason comeback. By the way- our backup is the 2nd oldest. If not Nabokov, It's vezina hopeful Ben Bishop. Either way it can't be good for the Devils, we suck against backups and Bishop has been pretty good so far.
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In front of them is a fairly talented lineup, especially that forward group. Tampa tied for 10th in goals last year-

Palat-Stamkos-Callahan
Killorn-Filppula-Johnson
Kucherov-Namestnikov-Brown
Morrow-Boyle-Connolly

Hedman-Stralman
Garrison-Gudas
Carle-Brewer

The Devils head to Tampa flying high on their 11 goals in 2 games. And all 11 of those goals came against those defensive juggernauts that are the Florida MacDavi…I mean Panthers and Philadelphia Flyers. So no doubt we’re going to get a bit of a tougher test tonight against the Cup hopeful Lightning.
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To face that tougher completion, our beloved coach has stuck to his guns and kept the lineup in-tact, and despite what some perpetual naysayers cry, it’s hard to argue against such a daring strategy. I’m sure we’d all love to see Sal/Tootoo/Gio sitting in the press box eating pretzeldogs or whatever the heck they eat in Tampa, but when you’re winning you stick with what you got. And what we got is:

Cammalleri-Zajac-Jagr
Zubrus-Elias-Havlat
Clowe-Henrique-Ryder
Ruutu-Gionta-Tootoo

Greene-Severson
Gelinas-Merrill
Salvador-Zidlicky
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Hopefully we can keep the good times rolling and send some of these Bolts fan’s home thinking of visiting the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. LGD!

2014-2015 Predictions

24 September 2014 - 05:07 PM

Post your predictions for the following questions. Whoever has the most correct at the end of the season will win a prize (or maybe just the respect of the board).

1. Devils season record:
2. Devils metro division standing:
3. Points leader (amount):
4. Goals leader (amount):
5. Assists leader (amount):
6. PIM leader:
7. # of team shootout goals scored:
8. # of games Cory starts:
9. #of games Martin brodeur starts (for any nhl team):
10. Make one bold devils-related prediction:

Suggestions for additional predictions are welcome!

Wang agrees to Sell Isles

19 August 2014 - 12:40 PM

Newsday reporting wang will sell the team to john ledecky, former caps owner. Pending nhl approval.

Your All Time Devils Team

06 August 2014 - 11:06 AM

Slow day here, can't find an old topic to bump- What is your all time team? Based on a player's career as a devil (ie shanahan only has 4 years, Rockies and scouts don't count).

I admittedly don't go back to the old days but I know enough to take a stab (not sure on line combos but tried to stay true to positions):

Elias-Muller-MacLean
Parise-Holik-Verbeek
Richer-Gomez-Sykora
Pandolfo-Zajac-Lemieux

Stevens-Niedermayer
Daneyko-Rafalski
Driver-White

Brodeur
Terreri

Extras:Madden, McKay, Martin

Goalies and the top 5 defensemen are pretty easy, it's the forward group that is open to debate after a few obvious choices.