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#1236818 Devils/Prudential Center Making 'Huge' Announcement Tomorrow a

Posted by thefiestygoat on 08 January 2014 - 11:33 AM

I like poker but that is a bit of a letdown from a "huge" or "major" announcement.


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#1222659 Devils Waive Olesz

Posted by thefiestygoat on 04 November 2013 - 12:20 PM

Olesz hasn't been great but I would've rather have seen Tedenby waived before him. Olesz has at least been mediocre which is more than I can say than for Tedenby.


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#1219513 GDT #10 - Canucks @ Devils 7:00 PM ET

Posted by thefiestygoat on 24 October 2013 - 08:59 PM

Thought the team played a solid D game, just a shame that Schneider had an off night. Happy with the 3rd period - the Devils had 12 shots thru 2 and then put up 17 in the 3rd. Only allowed Vancouver 21 in 65 minutes. I also liked the discipline, only took 2 penalties (both Zidlicky) in 65 minutes but drew 3 (Gionta drew 2). Also did better on faceoffs tonight - Zajac 10/17, Loktionov 5/8, Gionta 6/12. Though Henrique struggled at 4/14 but he was going up against Kesler most of the time to be fair. Zubrus-Henrique-Ryder along with Greene-Fayne did well against the Sedins line for the most part tonight. Loktionov looked better tonight, Brunner was more involved, and Jagr seems to have his legs under him recently, I guess the lack of preseason action affected him a bit early on.

 

With all that positive stuff said, this team needs to start getting W's somehow.


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#1219053 Bobby Orr on Francesa

Posted by thefiestygoat on 23 October 2013 - 11:35 AM

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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

http://www.sovsport....ext-item/624108

 

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.

 

brutal

I like PDB but I agree.


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