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#1288850 WWE Hall Of Famer Talks Devils Fandom; How Team Can Make Playoffs

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 12 November 2014 - 01:08 PM

Bummer re:  Kevin Smith...I thought he was truly into them.  MD2020, are you just guessing at that or was he ever "exposed"?

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#1288032 Chere asks Lou questions without Lou present

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 10 November 2014 - 07:28 AM

SD, seriously, at this point, why don't you just start a separate thread dedicated to how you feel about Lou (though we already know), so when your same bullet points come up for debate yet again (Lou "letting" 3 30-goal scorers walk, which is not at all accurate on multiple levels, and leaves out a hell of a lot of details), they won't spill into multiple threads.   


I decided a while ago that I wasn't going to debate you on this stuff anymore because I know where it leads.  Intelligent and well-thought-out posters like DD56 still do, and I don't blame them for trying, but like I said, it just doesn't get anywhere.  All I will say is DD56 nailed it (as have others) when he said that prosperity doesn't last forever, and that every team suffers a down cycle eventually (I know I've told you this before, but it's as true now as it was then).  In Lou's insanely long tenure as Devils' GM (just the length of his tenure alone practically guaranteed we'd eventually go through a period like this), you're experiencing the Devils' first true downturn.  We all know what contributed to it...the same things that often lead to downturns (draftees not working out, key players getting old, etc).  It is what it is.  Good news is Lou found a good goalie in his prime (as could be expected to pick up where Marty left off), and he's found some young defensemen who are in the lineup and contributing.  Yeah, the forward corp is far from awe-inspiring, but quite a few of the less-inspiring players are going to be gone within the next two seasons, and far as defensemen go, Sal's history as soon as this season is over, at the latest, and Zids is probably following suit, as long as Severson doesn't fall to pieces.  And some of the short-term guys can be moved around the deadline if this team is tanking. 


The last few games have been ugly, but the good news is a good chunk of this team's problems can be tied to the penalty kill.  20 goals allowed on the PK, 65.5%.  Maybe the Devils' PK is not going to be great this season, but I can't see it remaining under 70% bad.  It will improve.  There ARE reasons for optimism, some of which is tied into how soon Cam gets back into the lineup.  But let's face it, I don't know how anyone could've expected more than a bubble team this season...this was very much an "IF" group coming in. 


But anyway, obviously you have the right to state your opinions, but being that just about everyone who spends considerable time on the site knows how you feel about Lou at this point, maybe it's time to just start a "SD's Feeings re: Lou's Job Performance" thread, so at least the (often heated) debates that will result won't be spread out over several different threads.  Just a suggestion.  

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#1286766 Scott Clemmensen Placed On Waivers

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 03 November 2014 - 04:45 PM

Jesus Christ can you imagine.


Short answer:  no


Long answer:  nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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#1286751 The Most Dominant Stretch of Hockey in Devils History - 2/26 to 4/17/2

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 03 November 2014 - 03:13 PM

Thank you -- no need to apologize now - you're as bad as I am. :evil:  and more sensitive to boot.


Except people can actually understand what I'm saying.  There's something to be said for coherency...but as long as people find your nonsensical ramblings amusing and cute, I guess they'll always have a place here. 

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#1286256 GDT: Jets @ Devils

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 31 October 2014 - 09:41 AM

After 10 games last season:  1-5-4  (6 points)

After 10 games this season:  5-3-2  (12 points)


Double the points...and for some reason, among some, double the misery. 


After these next two home games, the Devils' schedule turns brutal:  15 out of their next 20 games are on the road.  By the time that stretch will have ended (12/15), the Devils will have played 21 road games and just 11 home games on the season.  Hopefully they can stay afloat and have something like 38-40 points by the time that's all done. 

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#1286009 GDT: Jets @ Devils

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 30 October 2014 - 12:14 PM

i do not understand why Cory is starting


Would you rather Clemmensen start this one?  Not me.  Do you think Cory should be benched or rested? 


Re:  Cory...there's probably some adjustment he's going through.  For the first time in his career, he's the undisputed #1.  He started more games that Luongo in 2012-13, but even then, I don't think he was thought of as THE absolute #1, the way he is now.  Not saying that YOU'RE doing this, but I am surprised how quickly some Devils fans are bailing on him. 


Last season, it was all too easy for PDB to treat Marty like he was the shining knight whenever Cory had a rough game.  I like that they're sticking with him and going right back to him myself.

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#1285482 GDT: New Jersey Devils @ Pittsburg Penguins 7PM MSG

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 28 October 2014 - 07:29 PM

How was that on Cory^ Perfectly placed shot. 1 on 1 got beat with a great shot, it happens. You guys need to chill with Cory. 


Exactly...sometimes the shooter deserves some credit.  Last two goals by the Penguins were good shots.

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#1279588 Clarkson injured

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 28 September 2014 - 06:57 PM

Now water bottles everywhere will be defenseless.
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#1279109 Prudential Center's New "No Smoking" Policy

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 25 September 2014 - 08:23 AM

I quit smoking in May of 2001 and haven't taken a puff since, after smoking for about 9 years.  (About 4-5 packs a week). 


Some hard-core smokers will complain about "health Nazis", whatever, but let's face it, smoking is stupid and there's no defending it: nothing good comes out of it, on many levels it's actually kind of selfish (secondhand smoke harms other people, and family members (like your children) may have to deal with taking care of you later in life, after smoking has done its irreparable harm), they're a fire hazard, and butts being left all over the place is disgusting.  And it reeks.


Sorry, but if you can't handle 2.5-3 hrs of not smoking when you go to a Devils' game, that's YOUR problem.  You can light up just before you hit the 25 feet border, and do the same just after.  It's not that much to ask. 

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#1278073 Devils re-sign Gelinas

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 15 September 2014 - 02:19 PM

How did Lou give in? 900k is pretty cheap for what Gelinas did offensively and in line with Larsson's deal (and Larsson didn't spend nearly the time in the NHL Gelinas did last year). I think it was absolutely intentional Gelinas and Larsson got the same deal.

I don't think Gelinas gained or lost anything by signing now as opposed to last month.


Lupien:  "We'd like 3 years, $4 million."


Lou:  "How about one year, $900k?"


Lupien:  "OK, how about two years, $2.4 mil?


Lou:  "How about one year, $900k?"


Lupien:  "Two years at $1.05 mil each?"


Lou:  "I like one year at $900k each myself."


Lupien:  "One year at $1.1 mil then?"


Lou:  "I was thinking...wait for it...one year at $900k."


Lupien:  "How 'bout..."


Lou:  "How about you stop wasting my fvcking time and sign the only offer you're going to get?  I have to start tracking down all of the bodies I'm inviting to training camp."


Lupien:  "Fine, one year, $900k then"  {mutters "fvcking Lou, that son-of-a..." to himself}


Lou:  "Pleasure doing business with you Gilly...tell Marty I said hi the next time you see him!"

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#1274601 Andy Greene Signed +5 years @ $5M Per Season

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 30 July 2014 - 03:26 PM

I think we're seeing Lou get to build the team how he wants to under this new ownership. Lou has shown many times in the past that if a player is an important piece, he will sign them early. People will always point to Zach, but I think this is showing us that Zach was just a case of a perfect storm of bad timing, with a lack of money,  a massive Kovy deal, an impending lockout and the not-so-secretive Minnesota money all coming together.


I remember Lou kind of taking a swipe at previous ownership (or what passes for one in Lou-speak)...I forget exactly what he said, but I remember him implying that he was hamstrung financially and wasn't able to do everything he would've liked. 



fvck you a$$hole. 


Well that's a step up from the last thing you called me...good to see I'm moving up ze ranks.

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#1274594 Andy Greene Signed +5 years @ $5M Per Season

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 30 July 2014 - 03:15 PM

Of course Lou waits until there's only 336 days left to finally talk to Greene. :tomato:


How long before we get a "See, Lou has finally learned his lesson!"...in (garbled) English and in French.


Anyway, glad Greene is back...good for him, he's made himself into a nice defenseman.  Would love to know the terms though.

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#1273736 Let's start a pool of where Brodeur will end up

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 15 July 2014 - 02:16 PM

I disagree I feel like hitting 700 would be something he wants.


Sad thing is, unless he surprises the hell out of everyone (first by finding someone to sign him, and then by playing well), if he limps to 700, a fair number who saw him play will say, "Yeah, but he hung on too long."  It's the hanging on too long part that neither Roy or Hasek were guilty of...in Roy's case, people who look only at the numbers as time goes by will say "Why the hell did Roy retire?  He was still playing great!"

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#1268346 So Apparently The Rumor Is Kovy Could Be Coming Back

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 13 June 2014 - 03:09 PM



Oh well, was fun while it lasted.


Number of people who bought into Dino the No-Talent Hack's big "scoop" and signed up to hear his take on it:



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#1267862 Confronting the Nightmare - UPDATE: NIGHTMARE OVER, KINGS WIN!

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 10 June 2014 - 10:50 AM

Continuing the WarGames theme:


Glen Sather, after last season:  Mr. Tortorella, after very careful consideration, sir, I have come to the conclusion that your new defense system sucks.

Torts:  I don't have to take that, you pig-eyed sack of sh!t.

Sather:  I was hoping for something a little better than that from a man of your education.  And step into my office...cause you're fvckin' fired!  (OK, that last bit isn't from WarGames)



The press:  Do you think the way to get to Quick is to start running him, try to bump him?


Vigneault:  Hell, I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it'd do any good.





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