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In Topic: Preppie soccer kids given night off with free Devs Tix.

11 November 2015 - 02:21 PM

Let's be serious here -   you think Josh Harris was thinking about calling up St. Benedict's to see if there was a game scheduled?  I don't think so.  And for that matter, if any of us were rich enough to have a helicopter cart us around the tri-state area, we wouldn't be thinking about calling them up either.


Cancelling a game because the field used as a helipad was more important?  It may have been a simple dollars and sense decision.  I don't know if the U13 league has a permit agreement with SBP, but I'll tell you one thing - whether Harris is leasing the field as a helipad or is a potential or is an actual BENEFACTOR to SBP, it's a no-brainer in who wins out on that.  What Harris can give to SBP is in no way, shape, or form even close to what that U13 league could give.  So, from a strategical decision stand-point, while it pissed off a few kids and parents, in the long term, the decision was best for the school.

In Topic: Why are players like this allowed to play in the NHL?

23 October 2015 - 09:32 AM

Zac Rinaldo is a piece of sh!t and he is out there trying to injure other players. I said a few years ago, that it's only a matter of time before he ends someone's career. He and a small handful of other players around the league need to be banned long term, none of this 5 game suspension crap. Players need to be protected.


Last night he injured Kris Letang with a vicious boarding penalty. He was interviewed (below) after the game and not only does he show no care for Letang's well-being, but he implies that the league is unfairly targeting players like himself to protect star players like Letang. At the end of the interview he even jokes about the hit, giving himself credit for helping the Flyers win and if you ask me, reveals the intentional nature of the hit.



He clearly has a screw (or two) loose but that's no excuse to let him run around on the ice.


The hit:




I can't really stand Wysh anymore, but I am glad he called out Rinaldo for this.




The backside of the shoulder not being “from behind” aside, the other issue for Rinaldo was that he was charging in to make the hit on a prone player and left his skates to drive Letang’s head into the glass.


Rinaldo’s response? “Hey, quit watching hits in slo-motion or else you’ll see all the illegal stuff!!!"


“I was going pretty fast. I think the impact of me hitting him sent them up a little bit. If you slow down any hit, you see guys every single hit [doing something] that can be criticized.


“I don’t think they should slow it down and dissect every little thing.”




But if there’s one thing we love about Zac Rinaldo, it’s that he knows to always leave’em laughing after discussing how he potentially concussed an opponent with a hit that will likely earn him a half-dozen games or more suspension.


Say Zac … didja see how crazy the game was in the second period with all those fights? As he said with a smirk:


“Yeah, I changed the whole game, man. [Expletive], who knows what the game would have been like if I didn’t do what I did?”


I don't think his interview went down to the level of douche baggery at all.  I have met Zac Rinando personally a few times, and while he can be cocky for what he does, he isn't a bad guy.  

In Topic: Columbus Beat Writer Says Devils Interested in Atkinson, CBJ wants Lar

21 October 2015 - 04:06 PM

Brandon Saad or Brandon Dubinsky + 1st rounder or Ryan Johanssen...nothing more, nothing less.

In Topic: Rumor: Travis Zajac being shopped to Toronto

15 October 2015 - 01:05 PM

Kadri's on a short leash in Toronto.  I could see this going down very quickly.


BTW, I DONT want Kadri on this team.  But, given our luck, that's what's gonna happen.

In Topic: GDT: Nashville Predators @ NJ Devils 7pm

14 October 2015 - 11:32 AM

This team is hot garbage. I won't pay more than the price of a movie for this. $20 just to have something to do for a few hours in the rink, I'm probably more excited to go to Hobby's pregame. The Mets have nothing to do with this. The team sucks, the pricing is out of whack and that's it. 

Honestly, I'm barely watching the team on TV because I know it'll just aggravate me. In the past, I used to drop everything and watch the team. The last few years I get so annoyed, if anyone invites me to an event/movie/show/whatever - I'm going to do that. I'll watch the highlights, read Gulitti and get the cliffnotes. 


You're right.  There's nothing that really "motivates" me to watch this group of players other than my love for hockey.  My love for hockey doesn't give me any right to spend over $25 bucks to watch this group of glorified minor league forwards.