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#1210097 Henrik Tallinder Lashes Out at DeBoer

Posted by thefiestygoat on 13 September 2013 - 10:30 PM

I like DeBoer a lot but the way he handled Tallinder didn't make sense to me. I think Tallinder is 100% in the right here and I don't feel his comments were as aggressive as they are being perceived by some. He was arguably the Devils best D before his injury and never got a fair shot last year with the logjam. Also can't forget the impact he had on Mark Fayne.

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#1209015 What's your favorite hockey movie?

Posted by thefiestygoat on 04 September 2013 - 05:24 AM

I don't see how anything can ever top Slap Shot. Miracle is my 2nd favorite but it still doesn't come close to Slap Shot at all on my list. Slap Shot is in a league of its own.

Honestly, if Goon didn't have Stifler Seann William Scott in it, I wouldn't think much of it. Yeah, funny late night movie to have a few laughs at while killing time but it can't compare to Slap Shot in my opinion.

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#1208344 USA's 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Posted by thefiestygoat on 27 August 2013 - 03:34 PM

I absolutely love these, especially the crest! I think it's a lot better than USA Hockey's logo, however I am a soccer fan so of course this appeals to me a lot more.

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#1203396 2013-14 Prospect Thread

Posted by thefiestygoat on 14 July 2013 - 08:49 PM

I've been able to figure out who 6 of the FA invitees are to prospect camp via twitter. I'm sure there are others but we'll have to wait till the roster comes out tomorrow. The 6 are LW Frank DiChiara, G Jake Hildebrand, LW Nick Saracino, RD Zach Tolkinen, LD Oleg Yevenko, and LW Conor Sheary.


LW Frank DiChiara 6'5, 215, 19 yrs old (Yale)
- From Long Island
- USHL Clark Cup Champion last year (OT GWG)
- 2012-13 Dubuque (USHL): 64 GP 30-30-60 +26 18 PIM, Playoffs: 11 GP 4-8-12 +4 6 PIM

- 3rd on team in scoring last year

- Entering freshman year at Yale


G Jake Hildebrand 5'11, 182, 20 yrs old (Michigan State)
- Played 65.4% games as a freshman last year
- 2012-13: 29 GP 9-17-2 2.35 GAA .928 SV% 2 SO 1,659:39 MIN


LW Nick Saracino 5'11, 185, 21 yrs old (Providence)
- Just finished freshman season
- 2012-13: 28 GP 11-7-18 +8 10 PIM 20.0 SH% 1.96 SH/GP (6 PPG)
- Tied 3rd on team in scoring


RD Zach Tolkinen 6'3, 190, 23 yrs old (Quinnipiac)
- Just finished junior year
- 2012-13: 38 GP 2-5-7 +11 51 PIM
- NCAA Career: 99 GP 6-19-25 +5 121 PIM


LD Oleg Yevenko 6'7, 250, 22 yrs old (UMass Amherst)
- Just finished sophomore year
- 2012-13: 31 GP 0-1-1 -5 55 PIM 0.0 SH% 0.71 SH/GP
- NCAA Career: 64 GP 1-3-4 -6 93 PIM 2.5 SH% 0.63 SH/GP


LW Conor Sheary 5'9, 160, 21 yrs old (UMass Amherst)
- Just finished junior year
- 2012-13: 34 GP 11-16-27 -6 29 PIM 10.78 SH% 3.00 SH/GP
- 2nd on team in scoring last year
- NCAA Career: 104 GP 29-47-76 +4 51 PIM 12.03 SH% 2.32 SH/GP

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#1203182 Kovalchuk Retired Effective Immediately?

Posted by thefiestygoat on 13 July 2013 - 10:35 PM



apparently that article is saying that Kovalchuk's siter Arina said he'd return to the NHL in 3 years? not sure how legit is that but thats not the point that im posting it.


Let's say he'd want to come back... how would you take it if he does? how would you treat him? treat him as a crowd?

Personally, I would hope all the other 29 teams would vote to allow him back and then the Devils say "screw you, stay in Russia" and block him. If he wanted to go there so bad now then he can stay there for the rest of his career.

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#1200278 CLARKSON SIGNS w/TORONTO $36.75M / 7yrs

Posted by thefiestygoat on 05 July 2013 - 12:58 PM

I was a huge fan of Clarkson so I'll miss him but I'm glad the Devils won't be paying that contract. Good for him though, he worked against the odds to get into the league and then made something of himself. This contract should set up his family well so I have no hard feelings towards him.

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#1191155 Zidlicky close to re-signing?

Posted by thefiestygoat on 10 May 2013 - 10:07 PM

I suppose I'm in the minority...

I'm just not convinced that Zidlicky's offense contributes enough to outweigh his defense. If this team is going to be suiting up the likes of Salvador and Volchenkov, they can't just throw Zidlicky out their on the blue line and pretend everything is fine. Especially when this comes at the expense of solid two way defensemen like Tallinder, Larsson, and Fayne - whom I think all of them are capable of moving the puck just as well towards the attack zone as Zidlicky and better overall.

Sure Zidlicky can score better than any of the Devils D but I'd rather see Lou address the scoring issue by getting better forwards and using solid D men than standing pat with the forwards he has (or bringing in more 3rd liners for top 6 roles) and sacrificing defense for offense on the blue line with Zidlicky.

I feel that bringing Zidlicky back just waste money that should go towards forward help and continues with the logjam and taking away of minutes of D that can actually play defense. If Lou does bring Zidlicky back - there better be a trade or two moving some defenders out.

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#1186690 2013 Yankees Season

Posted by thefiestygoat on 15 April 2013 - 07:09 PM

I don't like Kay but I can live with him....it could certainly be worse. I love when Ken Singleton fills in on the PBP when Kay is gone, he's got the perfect voice for it. Overall I like all of the color guys but David Cone is my favorite since he's always bringing up fangraphs when he cites SABR stuff. Paul O'Neill was my first favorite player so I love having him on the telecast. I find Lou Piniella enjoyable since he's got that old school/old time personality that reminds me of shooting the sh!t with my grandfather in the garage.

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#1186494 2013 Yankees Season

Posted by thefiestygoat on 14 April 2013 - 03:31 PM

Sterling and Waldman are the worst announcers in pro sports history. I refuse to listen to any Yankees game on the radio unless I have the option of getting the other teams announcers.

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#1180893 USA Soccer

Posted by thefiestygoat on 27 March 2013 - 12:23 AM

Unbelievable week for American soccer - to win in that crazy snowstorm game and then go to the Azteca and walk away with a point after a scoreless draw. So proud of this team!

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#1175975 GDT Lightning at Devils 3/5/13

Posted by thefiestygoat on 05 March 2013 - 10:24 PM

They probably figure no one is watching this train wreck

Reminds me of this:


pdb's lack of accountability is disgusting. he scratches dmen for long periods of time for A poor game or play. but Sal and Hedberg are never held responsible for their awful play.



I like PDB but I agree.

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#1173738 2012-13 Prospect Thread

Posted by thefiestygoat on 25 February 2013 - 12:36 AM

im curious thefiestygoat, who's your fav prospect or the one you're more high on to have an impact for us


I'm no expert but I was thinking yesterday about what prospect has excited me the most this year. While Reid Boucher has had a fantastic season, I'd have to go with right handed defensemen Damon Severson on the Kelowna Rockets. The Devils were fortunate to grab him towards the end of the 2nd round last year, a draft in which he was one of the younger players (just 17 at the time with an August birthday).

He's in his age 18 season this year which also happens to be his 3rd full season in the WHL and has put up this line: 62 GP 8-38-46 +36 66 PIM. While one could say his +/- is inflated due to playing on a great team (2nd in WHL) he has been a huge reason for their success since he plays in all situations and is often used to against the opposition's top players. Plus he's already listed at 6'2 198 and he should be able to bulk up a bit from there which makes me even more excited. He's currently 6th in WHL defensemen scoring and is 2 points back of 3rd.

Based on limited viewings this year I'd say he is a very composed player, especially when he has the puck, and is able to use his vision to make an effective pass out of the zone. He's mobile and reads the opposition well on both ends of the rink. His shot seems good for juniors but I wouldn't put it up there with his great passing. I think he can potentially be a solid 2 way d-man in the NHL but will probably never put up that many goals - which is more than fine with everything else he brings to the table.

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#1172254 Canadian Anthem/ Chants

Posted by thefiestygoat on 19 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

Oh grow some thicker skin. I went to a game in Edmonton a few years ago and was called a "fat sh!thole American" by half of the crowd. I'm 5'11 145.

The Canadians loudly mock the national anthem and their captain is from the US. It's a sporting event you ninnies.

Amen, people take chants and cursing way too seriously nowadays. Some of my best childhood memories going to games were watching fights and learning new curse words. It's a sporting event with people having fun for a few hours. No one is saying you have to like it but we don't need thread after thread of people bitching and moaning about it every year. Just don't participate if it bothers you.


Remember, Canada sucks, Pat Quinn swallows!



Ok, I'm kidding about that first part, I love Canada!

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#1166356 Arnott Signs with...edit....Blues!

Posted by thefiestygoat on 26 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

The Rangers now have 2 guys who have scored Stanley Cup clinching goals for the Devils!
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#1164615 AHL Bench Clearing Brawl!

Posted by thefiestygoat on 20 January 2013 - 01:23 AM

Beautiful! Grand Rapids won the game 11-6 and the teams combined for 230 PIM! The game sheet is hilarious!


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