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mfitz804

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#1284554 I know I'm not the only one...

Posted by mfitz804 on 24 October 2014 - 08:13 PM

...sitting at home, watching the game, and I just had to wear my Chico Resch Colorado Rockies jersey. Had to be done.

I know I'm not the only one who does this kind of stuff.
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#1284184 General Questions about Devils History

Posted by mfitz804 on 23 October 2014 - 02:02 PM

For those who prefer a different format for the list:

 

http://www.hockeydb....dr00007066.html

 

Interesting things I saw:

 

1) I didn't realize the Devils drafted Mike Peluso as a 19 year old in 1984.

 

2) Eric Weinrich (1985) had some pretty good hype and had a nice NHL career, I think he was expected to be like a Brian Leetch type and that never really happened. 

 

3) Kevin Todd (1986) had some pretty good hype as well. He had one fairly good year (21G, 42A) but never really got to that level again. 

 

4) Jim Dowd and Brendan Shanahan were drafted in the same year. Never realized that.

 

 

I also find it fun to see who they could have drafted. This list is by no means exhaustive, and I am not suggesting we SHOULD have taken them instead of who we took, its just interesting. These are players that were available when the Devils picked:

 

1982: Dave Andreychuk

1983: Can Neely

1984: Ed Olczyk, Al Iafrate, Pert Svoboda. 

1985: Joe Nieuendyk, Mike Richter (we had two picks before they were picked)

1986: Vincent Damphousse, Brian Leetch, Adam Graves (We picked Neil Brady 3rd overall...played 89 total NHL games)

1987: John LeClair, Eric Desjardins, Simon Gagne (all available for our 2nd pick, we took Ricard Persson)

1988: Mark Recchi, Tony Amonte, Rob Blake (we picked 3 times before they were drafted), Joe Juneau, Alex Mogilny (we picked 4 times before them); our first two picks played a total of 63 NHL games combined. That was a bad year lol. 

1989: Bobby Holik, Olaf Kolzig, Adam Foote

1990: Felix Potvin, Slava Kozlov. We got some guy named Brodeur, only the best pick we ever made. That was the 20th pick too, best goalie in history passed over 19 times. 

1991: Peter Forsberg

1992: Martin Straka, Darren McCarty

1993: Saku Koivu, Jamie Langenbrunner, Kevin Weekes, Vinny Prospal

1994: Jose Theodore, Daniel Alfredsson (drafted in round 6, a lot of balls dropped there)

1995: Nobody major

1996: Zdeno Chara (we picked 5 times before he was selected)

1997: Nobody exciting

1998: Nobody great

1999: These were some boring years!

2000: Ilya Bryzgalov

2001: Mike Cammalleri, Jason Pominville, Patrick Sharp

2002: We did not have a first rounder, still could have drafted Johnny Boychuk

2003: Ryan Getzlaf, Patrice Bergeron, we took that Parise guy.

2004: Corey Schneider

2005: Justin Abdelkader, Paul Stastny, Kris Letang, Johnathan Quick

2006: Nothing great

2007: Our first pick was #57, still could have had Wayne Simmonds

2008: Derek Stepan, Jared Staal

2009: Tomas Tartar, not much else

2010: Tyler Toffoli

2011: Not much

 

 

I kind of mailed it in on the last 5-6 years, got tired of looking!


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#1277845 Training Camp invites

Posted by mfitz804 on 13 September 2014 - 11:56 AM

This just in...Chico left the booth because he too is invited to camp.
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#1275499 Éric gelinas ice bucket challenge

Posted by mfitz804 on 14 August 2014 - 08:05 PM

Also, I heard Salvador tried to do the challenge, but the water and ice just went right around him.
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#1272691 Let's start a pool of where Brodeur will end up

Posted by mfitz804 on 04 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

Put Nabokov in front of our defense and he would easily have better numbers than Brodeur IMO.


Shouldn't our goalie be BEHIND the defense?

No wonder we missed the playoffs...
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#1264246 Local ice skating rink with a bar?

Posted by mfitz804 on 13 May 2014 - 06:16 PM

Now you just need one that also has a strip club and you're all set.
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#1264130 Putin is the world's greatest hockey player

Posted by mfitz804 on 12 May 2014 - 05:24 PM

He was really Putin them in the net!
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#1261221 Selanne's Moment: Probably One of the Best Moments of this Season

Posted by mfitz804 on 15 April 2014 - 11:10 AM

hypothetically, if Marty announced last week that he was retiring, then I suppose a little more could have been done, but to have both teams & refs stand on the ice, have him named all 3 stars (thus comparing him to gretzky), dim the lights and have stars shining on the ice as he skates around is a little much IMO.

 

Agreed. Naming Selanne all three stars was cheesy. Actually, naming Brodeur the #1 star was a little cheesy, he didn't exactly earn it in that game. 


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#1259501 In a Season of Problems, Brodeur was the Biggest

Posted by mfitz804 on 08 April 2014 - 03:40 PM

46 games decided by one goal. Sure, its all Marty's fault. Not the fact that we can't score. 


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#1257674 Congratulations Travis Zajac!

Posted by mfitz804 on 01 April 2014 - 09:52 AM

Hey, why not...a Devils hat trick is hard enough to come by, just figured with all the negativity on this board we could use a happy topic. 

 

He's a funny player, sometimes you forget he is there and sometimes he comes out firing on all cylinders and you know something good is going to happen. 

 

After he got the second one, I just had this feeling he would not be denied his third. Jagr was certainly trying to feed it to him, but the way he followed his own shot and nailed that last one was a thing of beauty.

 

So thanks, Travis, and congrats!


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#1256147 Cory Schneider -- Not a Jew

Posted by mfitz804 on 27 March 2014 - 10:26 AM

But guess who is, Hall of Famer Rod Carew (he converted!)


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#1249307 [Now Dead]Devils, Wild Agree To Deal That Would Send Brodeur To Wild

Posted by mfitz804 on 04 March 2014 - 05:44 PM

I think the speculation that the deal fell through because of a leak is Ludacris. Do you honestly fvcking believe Lou would tank the deal because of that? All it does is hurt our team if It was a beneficial deal to us.

He's not Tarantino.


This just in.... Ludacris traded to New Jersey for Brodeur and 50 Cent.
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#1242320 Martin Brodeur still pondering trade from Devils this season

Posted by mfitz804 on 29 January 2014 - 12:09 PM

His trade value is probably much higher in his head than it is in reality. Is there a team out there that thinks MB is the answer? I doubt it. Maybe a team who is out of it (well, more out of it) might take him as a novelty or as a backup. 

 

I'd like to see him stay here, back up Corey for the rest of the season, and then he retires a goaltending coach at some level or some other thing within the organization. It would really be a shame to see him on another team. 

 

But I think he has playing next year set in his head already.


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