You're happy? You can honestly tell me that right now you think of the team and smile? We lost. I don't care that tomorrow I'll wake up and realize it was good to get a point. I don't care we were injured and playing our backup goalie. We were WINNING WITH 3 MINUTES TO GO AND WE FVCKING LOST.
Fvck your happiness. I'm not. I'm pissed. I love this team and I feel very UNHAPPY when we lose.
but to be fair, you say this every day during every game and only quote yourself when you're right
I said I was happy with one point in tonight's game. I didn't say i "look at this team and smile". Yes we were winning with 3 minutes left, despite having no offense, our backup goalie, and our defense giving up way too many shots again, against the team with the best Goals Against in the league and probably one of if not the best offenses. If you don't realize that in that situation it's good to walk away with a point, then you need your head examined.
So fvck my happiness and fvck your inability to read and lack of common sense.
Is anyone else finding these non-informative GDT titles a little off putting? Sometimes I dont recall who we are playing next and these threads don't help. I know we aren't playing against a giant lizard because Chara is injured.
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!
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.