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devlman

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In Topic: GoPro and the NHL @ The Rock

23 January 2015 - 08:08 PM

That's what I was saying, beyond not wanting to break a bunch of cameras, it can't affect the safety of the player. If they could make a camera about the size of a pen or even a large sharpie and then embed that in a helmet on the side of the head next to the eye and above the ear, then it would be feasible since that shouldn't affect the helmet's ability to protect the player and it would still provide a vantage point that is nearly identical to that of the player himself.

The NHL could generate decent revenue from something like that if they provide a helmet for 1-2 star players on each team and then have the vantage point only be able to be seen if you pay for NHL Gamecenter or Center Ice and maybe for the nationally televised games on NBC and NBCSN, which would work well as a way to show off/advertise the feature for NHL Gamecenter.


I think the novelty would wear off quick when people start getting nauseous watching a game from that vantage point. It's one thing for little skills and shots in a clip like this and another for full fast paced game action. Players also wouldn't want to carry a camera back with them into a locker room or have one on the bench during tactical timeouts.

In Topic: Lou being sued

23 January 2015 - 03:43 PM

People can SUE for this now?  My lord....

In Topic: The Transformation of Adam Larsson

22 January 2015 - 03:22 PM

That's not a guarantee and he probably doesn't make that jump after this season anyway, so you've still got a large gap there.  And Greene's turning 33 this year, so that's something that will have to be dealt with soon-ish.

 

I agree that Gelinas is trade bait but I don't think he will return all that much.

 

At the beginning of the season you were raving about Merrill. These kids are very young and new to the professional game. Merrill didnt play much in college and fast-tracked through Albany. The kid is still learning the game and will have his ups and downs. The fact that he's playing 20 mins a night is extremely promising. Same for the rest of the younger defensemen. Plenty of depth here in the years ahead. An aging veteran here and there doesnt mean depth is lacking as that will usually be the case on any NHL team. 

In Topic: GDT: New Jersey Devils @ San Jose Sharks

21 January 2015 - 01:24 PM

I am certainly not the expert on prospects but to me, everything after the 'guaranteed' talent, is not worth tanking for. I am not saying that the fifth best player this year does not project to be waaayyyy better than the ninth, but I am saying that if you look at the ninth player picked vs. the fifth player picked over the last 20 years, there isn't much of a difference (actually it's pretty much equal with hits and misses), and certainly not enough to risk losing for nothing.

 

 

I see your point but I can also easily amend it to fit my point by saying we have nothing to play for by winning. Though the odds are long if we are not at pick 1 or 2, the reward of winning the lotto is too great and certainly not enough to risk winning for nothing. (I will admit that kinda hurt me to type...we are a proud organization with a tradition of winning and not used to this type of dirty talk....but its McDavid/Eichel we are talking about here.)

 

Hey guys! Just caught up on some sleep as I took the red eye back, but I wanted to share my experience with the board. I did find out where the Devils were staying, but by accident. Was walking Monday afternoon at around 4:45 local time and there's a bus outside a hotel (one I normally stay at, but stayed with friends this trip). Look to my right and Elias is standing right there on his phone. The rest of the team comes out of the hotel in increments, there were about 10 other fans outside waiting for autographs and pictures. I was able to get pics with Elias, Cammy, Zubrus, Zid, Schneider, Havlat, Gelinas, and Zajac. Everyone was in a bit of a hurry, and seemed a little annoyed that people wanted to talk to them, but thats pro sports for ya.

 

Got to the arena a little early and watched the last 5 minutes of warm ups, I will post pics later, but nothing fancy. Got up to my seats and the first thing I noticed is that there was not nearly enough light in the arena. That's why it looks dried out on TV, it actually is dried out. It's still relatively light, but there isn't enough focused on the ice. Great game, lots of hustle and they never gave up. Got to see the GWG but left with 13 min left in the 3rd to catch my flight at the airport about 10 minutes away.

 

Notes on the arena itself:

•Food was not so great. I got Chicken fingers/fries for $9.50, but they were rock solid. Lots of tables to eat at on little balcony's around the concourse.

•One main concourse with stairs either up or down to your section.

•Sharks reps were handing out game day stat papers as you walk around the concourse, very nice!

•Saw about 200-300 other Devils fans there, not a bad turnout, but less than I expected.

 

If I left anything out I'll probably post it later, but if anyone has any questions I'll be glad to answer!!

 

Nice!

In Topic: Official "Marty Watch" Thread

21 January 2015 - 01:16 PM

Does Marty need another week after the all-star break to decide his future, or does he need one more week to collect his $100,000 bonus on February 1st?

 

Alimony is expensive