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thefiestygoat

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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.

http://www.sbnation....ply-cant-happen

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:

http://25.media.tumb...irypwo4_250.gif

http://25.media.tumb...irypwo2_250.gif
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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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#1107152 EQF Game 1 - Playoff GDT: New Jersey Devils @ Florida Panthers

Posted by thefiestygoat on 13 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

The officiating in the this game is a fvcking joke. Gionta gets tripped and as he falls the Panther who tripped him falls down - penalty NJ. Upshall dives - penalty NJ. WTF?!
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#1100636 GDT: Devils (yay!) @ Rangers (boo!) - 3/19/2012

Posted by thefiestygoat on 19 March 2012 - 09:06 PM

Brodeur deserved better tonight.
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#1077932 World Junior Championship

Posted by thefiestygoat on 31 December 2011 - 08:51 PM

3-0 Canada after the 1st. Merrill was on the ice for the first Canada goal (Canada PP) and had a turnover in his own end that lead to a couple of Canadian chances. Didn't do much of note but the US team is clearly overmatched.

Wedgewood stopped all 8 shots he faced. He wasn't tested that much but did make a difficult save when he had to. Also had another beautiful goal line to blue line pass.

The US will be in the relegation round with Switzerland, Latvia, and Denmark. The Swiss nearly made the medal round but Slovakia erased a 4-2 deficit midway in the 3rd, scoring 3 goals in 3 minutes, eventually winning 6-4. The US will play Latvia on January 3rd and Switzerland on January 4th.
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#1073268 Mark Fayne

Posted by thefiestygoat on 14 December 2011 - 10:28 PM

I wanted to make a post on Mark Fayne since he seems to draw a lot of negative opinions from fans. As I've watched the games this year, I've felt like he was one of the steadiest defenders the Devils have had. Sure he has had some forgettable plays and bad games, but so has every other defensemen for the Devils. I wanted to take a look at advanced metrics to see if they could back up my eyes' assessment of his play thus far. Below is a simple explanation of some of the metrics I'm going to use.

Corsi - The difference in shots attempted by the player's team and the shots attempted against the player's team in 5 on 5 situations.

Relative Corsi (Corsi Rel) - Measures how effective a player is in driving possession, relative to the rest of his team. It measures his raw EV Corsi relative to the raw EV Corsi of his team when he is off the ice.

Quality of Competition (QualComp) - The measure of how good the opposition is that the player is facing when he's on the ice. A higher score (above 0) represents tougher competition, a lower score (below 0) represents weaker competition.

A look his numbers in 5 on 5 situations:

30 GP 16.11 TOI/60 .021 QualComp .150 QualTeam .362 Corsi Rel QoC -.883 Corsi QoC 2.291 Rel QoT 1.579 Corsi QoT 6.2 Corsi Rel 4.35 Corsi ON -1.82 Corsi OFF 49.3% OZone% 47.6 Fin OZone%

Fayne ranks 17th in the league amongst defenseman who have played 30 games with a 6.2 Corsi Rel. He leads Devils defensemen in this category besting Tallinder (5.0), Larsson (3.0), Greene (-1.2), Salvador (-5.2), and Volchenkov (-8.2).

Fayne is the Devils 3rd biggest minutes eater amongst defensemen in 5 on 5 situations with 16.11 per game, below Larsson (17.51) and Tallinder (17.39), above Greene (15.14), Salvador (14.85), and Volchenkov (13.17). This is also good for 4th amongst the entire team.

He faces the 2nd highest quality of competition amongst the defensemen (Tallinder's .024 is above him) though he does have the 2nd highest quality of teammates (below Larsson's .239). His on-ice corsi is a team high 4.35.

Fayne, along with Salvador has a 49.3% offensive zone start, below Larsson (54.3%) and Greene (50.8%), above Tallinder (47.4%) and Volchenkov (44.3%). He finishes 47.6% of his shifts in the offensive zone, below Greene (56.8%) and Larsson (54.1%) - though both Larsson and Greene start more of their shifts in the offensive zone. He outproduces Salvador (46.3%) in this category though its close. Fayne also outproduces Tallinder (45.7%) and Volchenkov (42.6%) though they don't have as favorable a zone start as he does.

In terms of scoring from the Devils defense, Fayne leads the team with 3 goals (.37 goals per game), is tied 3rd with 4 assists (.37 secondary assists per game - 2nd on the team), and is 3rd in points with 7 (his .74 points per game ranks 2nd amongst the defensemen).

The bottom line is Fayne logs a decent amount of even strength minutes against tough competition, is effective in his own end, and does a solid job of driving the play towards the opponents zone. The Devils defense corps may not produce a lot offensively but he's been one of the contributors in that regard. Having the chance to play with Tallinder has certainly helped his numbers but I think this guy deserves more credit than a lot of fans have given him this season. There is no doubt he deserves to be a starting NHL player, not an AHL player as some fans have made him out to be. After Tallinder, who also seems to catch some heat around here, Fayne has been the Devils 2nd best defenseman this year.

For more information about these advanced metrics check out the following sites: Understanding Advanced Stats, Behind the Net, and Behind the Net - Full look at the Devils defense.

Special thanks to Triumph whose helped me learn about these metrics.
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#1070091 Latest on realignment

Posted by thefiestygoat on 05 December 2011 - 11:28 PM

I see what you're trying to say but how does detroit, Columbus, minnesota benefit from being in a Division with dallas? Is detroit better off today? Did they get their wish? If the NHL made these changes to help geographically and with tv markets then I'd understand but it seems they just messed around to fit Winnipeg.

These changes had more to do with geography and TV markets than it did with Winnipeg. I think Winnipeg was just the thing that set this in motion since they haven't had an ideal time to make these changes until now. Teams like Detroit and Columbus have already expressed their pleasure with this.

https://twitter.com/#!/CraigCustance/status/143887959589011456

"Red Wings fans who aren't happy with the realignment plan, know that your GM is. "We're thrilled," Ken Holland said."

https://twitter.com/#!/CraigCustance/status/143879718997987331

"Scott Howson among the most pleased with realignment decision: "This was the best compromise.""

Plus Detroit could still potentially move again to an Eastern conference as they both have just 7 teams at the moment. I wouldn't be shocked to see that happen if the Coyotes don't move or if the league looks into expansion (as the rumors are starting). A simple 1 for 1 switch with Winnipeg and another team would have left a lot of teams upset so I think this was a necessary compromise.
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#1063827 2011-12 Albany Devils thread

Posted by thefiestygoat on 12 November 2011 - 10:43 PM

Albany defeated Syracuse 1-0 behind a 20 save effort by Frazee, who was named 3rd star. Scoring for the Devils was Perkovich (PP, Anderson and Sislo) who ended up 2nd star. The Devils outshot Syracuse 37-20. Here is the gamesheet. I'll add the highlight video to this post if there is one posted later.

Their next game is Sunday against Toronto at 4:00.

Still no word on what Corrente's injury is from the other day but he didn't play tonight.

Kalamazoo defeated Chicago 7-4: Young and Clermont did not play. Sova (3 Assists - 1 PP, +3, 1 Shot, 2nd Star) and Haczyk (Goal, +4, 4 Shots). Young hasn't seen any game action since 10/22.
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#1063627 2011-12 Albany Devils thread

Posted by thefiestygoat on 12 November 2011 - 02:51 AM

Albany defeated Norfolk 2-1 behind goals by Gionta (Wiseman and Corrente) and Taormina (Bernier and Berube). Kinkaid stopped 24 of 25 shots earning himself the second star. Taormina was named 1st star. Corrente left the game in the 3rd, hopefully its nothing serious, he's been having a solid year. Gionta tied the Devils franchise record for goals with 52 (tied with Mike Swift). The lone goal Kinkaid gave up was on a Norfolk PP and ended his 126:57 shutout streak dating back to November 2nd against Binghamton. Burlon got into a game with Leach injured and was a +1 with 1 shot. Here is the gamesheet. Below are the highlights.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWbyR4cUSVQ

Kinkaid (G): 6 GP 5-2 363 Min 157 SV 11 GA 1.82 GAA .935 SV%
Taormina (D): 14 GP 3 G 3 A 6 Pts +1 8 PIM 34 Shots

Their next game is Saturday against Syracuse at 7:30.

Kalamazoo lost to Trenton 4-1: Young (DNP), Sova (E, 4 Shots), Haczyk (-1, 3 Shots, Stopped on Penalty Shot), and Clermont (29 Saves on 33 Shots).

Sova (D): 9 GP 2 G 0 A 2 Pts +8 8 PIM 21 Shots
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#1063622 2011-12 Prospect Thread

Posted by thefiestygoat on 12 November 2011 - 02:20 AM

Friday 11/11
NCAA:
Michigan lost to Miami 2-1
Jon Merrill (D): DNP (Suspension Completed Last Week)
David Wohlberg (F): E, 1 Shot, Won 3 of 5 Faceoffs

Blake Coleman (F): E, Lost 1 Faceoff

Minnesota lost to Wisconsin 3-1
Seth Helgeson (D): -2, 2 PIM (High Sticking)

Joe Faust (D): E, 1 Shot
Patrick Daly (D): E, 1 Shot

Ohio State defeated Northern Michigan 4-1
Curtis Gedig (D): -1, 2 Shots, 4 Blocks

Colgate defeated Dartmouth 4-0
Corbin McPherson (D): E, 1 Shot

OHL:
Plymouth defeated Guelph 8-4
Scott Wedgewood (G): 26 Saves on 30 Shots, Stopped 1 Penalty Shot

Sarnia lost to Owen Sound 5-2
Reid Boucher (LW): -2

WHL:
Swift Current lost to Brandon 4-1
Reece Scarlett (D): -3, 2 PIM (Roughing)
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