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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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#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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#1160916 Lockout 2012-2013 (Hockey's back!)

Posted by thefiestygoat on 07 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

I'm really, really hoping gamecenter will be free this year as an apology of sorts.

If it isn't, and since microwavepizza is retired from broadcasting (you're still my hero), how much money am I looking at dropping for half of a season worth of NHL gamecenter to stream the games?

EDIT: Just realized you posted about game center and not center ice, my bad. I'll leave the below post in just for reference if anyone has questions on center ice.

It would be nice but unfortunately the NHL has it's hands tied because of contractual obligations.


The NHL doesn't have full ownership of the package. A company called inDEMAND -- which runs similar packages for the NBA, MLB and MLS -- does. They would need the approval of literally every cable and satellite company that runs the package -- everyone from DIRECTV to Comcast -- to make it happen, as inDEMAND and the cable companies all want a piece of those pricey subscriber fees. A discount? Perhaps. A free season ofCenter Ice? Logistically impossible.

Hopefully the league/teams do something to give back to the fans. I hope they don't paint "Thank You Fans" on the ice again...a "fvck You Fans" would be better since at least it would be sincere.
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#1160328 Lockout 2012-2013 (Hockey's back!)

Posted by thefiestygoat on 04 January 2013 - 02:28 AM

Nobody should feel good about an individual being ill joke or not. I found that distasteful.

He's no better than all of these corporate bigwigs that make a ton of money to fvck over a lot of people. Imagine how many people are out of jobs or hurt because of his antics - those people have health and real life problems too. I'll feel for them, fvck being politically correct.

Trust me I know what it's like to deal with serious health issues. I doubt Bettman has anything that's truly that bad if he is still "working" and I'm sure he has enough money to get a lot better care than most of the people in this nation. I doubt he has to worry about going bankrupt because of medical bills.

fvck distasteful, I'm pissed.
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#1158280 Lockout 2012-2013 (Hockey's back!)

Posted by thefiestygoat on 07 December 2012 - 08:09 PM

I just gained a ton of respect for Lundqvist. At least he gives a sh!t.
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#1158098 Lockout 2012-2013 (Hockey's back!)

Posted by thefiestygoat on 06 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

I wish Parros would take Jacobs and Bettman for a "chat" in an alley outside the building.
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#1157479 Move Over Ovechkin, Kovalchuk Makes a Cameo in Russian Music Video

Posted by thefiestygoat on 28 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

Here are a few gifs:

IPB Image
IPB Image

Edit: Well they worked in the post preview....here are the links:


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#1157156 A frustrated fan says so long to the Canucks - Any STHs here walking?

Posted by thefiestygoat on 24 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

I doubt enough people are going to cancel season tickets to jeopardize the Devils long term ability to stay in New Jersey. I can't blame any fan that does cancel tickets since its really the only way possible for them to voice their displeasure and probably more significant (albeit really small anyway) than not watching a nationally televised game. I doubt enough people are going to stop watching those games for the NHL to even notice.

I never had enough money for season tickets yet (I'm just 24) and though I only made it to 1 game last year, I had been averaging 4-8 a year since they moved to The Rock in the years prior. After the last lockout I couldn't wait to get back and rushed online to buy tickets and flock to the game like nothing had happened. This time around I can say I have no desire to attend a NHL game for quite some time even though I can afford it again. I've also told everyone in my family to not get me Devils gear or memorbilia like I usually receive at Christmas and my birthday. I love hockey but anything NHL related makes me disgusted at this point.
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#1124116 LA Kings fans proclaim NJ Devils' season in toilet with Kovalchuk

Posted by thefiestygoat on 25 May 2012 - 10:11 PM

Lets beat these fvckers!!! Go Devils!!!!!
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