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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

:lock:

 

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:

 

ZERO


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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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#1267573 So Apparently The Rumor Is Kovy Could Be Coming Back

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 09 June 2014 - 11:10 AM

I'm not gonna argue with you,it's obvious you don't like Kovi, but one thing you guys are missing is the availability of players 

we don't have a lot to offer in a trade, we don't have a stacked minor league system (forwards), we don't draw free agent like the big market teams

how do you expect Lou to make this team better?

one player cant do it all, but he can help in our weak areas

 

Find me one team where all the forwards have excellent stats.....it's never gonna happen

 

Guess you didn't read any of my posts when Kovy left.  I said I didn't really hold his choosing to leave against him, that if he wasn't happy here and his heart truly wasn't into being a Devil or being in America for that matter, I wasn't going to judge him for it, or have any hard feelings.  I'd rather he not be here than be completely miserable being a Devil, which apparently he would've been at that time had he stayed. 

 

If I truly thought that Kovy could help this team (because that's all I really care about...can he make the Devils better?), then I'd be all for it (and admittedly even discussing this is probably pointless), though nervous (see below).   But I don't think he does.  I've already stated why.  He had a pretty disappointing year in a lesser league last season, after a not-so-great season in the NHL in 2013.    

 

You don't really have any proof that he's going to be that much of a help here, outside of blind hope...you're coming off like his coming here will lead to an automatic playoff berth, and him being productive. Like I've said, I don't have anything against Kovy personally, but if any of this crap is true, he wanted to go back home, even left a lot of money on the table because he wanted to go home that badly (though he signed for nice money over there, to play in a lot less games per season), but now he wants to come back and leave SKA behind?  Sorry, I'd be a little nervous about a guy prone to that kind of flip-flopping, even if was only for a one-year or two-year deal...if Kovy is about halfway through this season and is clearly having a rough time, do you put it past him to say "Screw this"?  Is it really that much of a stretch to think he might not honor yet another deal, after bailing on two long-term contracts?    


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#1266340 Confronting the Nightmare - UPDATE: NIGHTMARE OVER, KINGS WIN!

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 31 May 2014 - 06:07 PM

not everyone takes sports as seriously as most of us Devils fans do

Soooo many people just go with the flow and have a good time doing it....I wish I could, but....

 

For a lot of people, this is what professional sports represent.  A fun diversion that they don't really invest themselves into heavily.  These people aren't fanatics; they're casual observers who only stand up and take notice when something big is happening (like a deep playoff run). 

 

I can't get that worked up about that type of "observer" (to call them fans is an insult to real fans).  Now if someone I knew who'd been a Devil fan for years suddenly decided to switch allegiances to the Rangers because of what they've done this season...THAT person I'd have absolutely no use for as a sports fan.

 

What you hope for is that a percentage of these observer-types might decide to take the next step and slowly but surely educate themselves on the finer points of the game, choose a team, and stick with them instead of going with the hot hand.  But no matter what, there will always be observer, go with the lead-horse types. 


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#1266138 Confronting the Nightmare - UPDATE: NIGHTMARE OVER, KINGS WIN!

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 30 May 2014 - 06:57 AM

Woe is us now...

 

Meh, what are you going to do?  The nature of sports is cyclical.  Hopefully, you get to root for a team like ours, where the truly awful down cycles are either nearly non-existent, or relatively short-lived (we'll see how long this one lasts, but at least in among the three non-playoff seasons was a memorable Cup run).  In a perfect world (my version, anyway), the Rangers would suck every year.  But in today's NHL, it's hard to be hapless season after season after season, unless you have a lot of drafts go belly-up, insanely rotten luck, or your front office is constantly making awful decisions.  And with the playoffs having more of a crapshoot feel now than ever, it's all about getting hot (with a little luck thrown in) at the right time...home ice and seedings simply don't mean a whole hell of a lot.  In general the Rangers are playing pretty well right now, and though the circumstances are clearly very tragic, St. Louis losing his mother seems to have somehow brought those players together...not in a "Let's win one for St. Louis and his mom!" way, but the way his teammates were there for him just seems to have brought them together and made them closer, and that appears to be helping them on the ice. 

 

As much as I hate the idea, if the Rangers do win the Cup, so be it, but like others have alluded to, I don't want to hear comparisons to '94.  Those teams are nothing alike...just let the 2014 bunch be the 2014 bunch without trying to create artificial parallels for the sake of manufacturing a storyline that isn't there.  And I also don't want to hear anything about what a "genius" Glen Sather is, and how he never lost it after all of these years.  Glen Sather has largely been a bad GM in his Ranger tenure, and I'm going to guess his earlier Ranger track record would've gotten him fired from at least 20 other organizations, if not more.  No one has a 14-year-or-so plan to win a Cup. 

 

Sometimes you get some random luck too.  You don't draft a goalie in the 7th round (205th overall) thinking you've found your franchise netminder.  Just like the New England Patriots got lucky with Tom Brady (6th round, 199th overall), the Rangers struck gold with Lundqvist.  I'm not knocking them for it...more just saying that I don't want to hear revisionist historians now make it sound like Sather knew something everyone else didn't.  If Sather or anyone else know Lundqvist had a definite future as a reliable top-tier #1 goalie, no way anyone takes a chance on him slipping through their fingers when he's there for the taking in the 3rd round, 4th round, etc. 

 

But enough of that...I don't want to go into pure "sour grapes" mode.  Yeah, the Rags are in the SCF.  Yeah, I hate that they are.  Yeah, I hate that the pendulum has swung the other way.  I'm not going to start spewing accolates, but at the same time, I don't want to now start downplaying or minimizing what the Rangers have done to make me feel better about myself or the Devils.  The Rangers have accomplished what they've accomplished, and all of the "yeah but"s we try to attach to what they've done won't change anything.  They faced who they faced and they beat them.   

 

For me, now it's about wondering what the Devils have to do to get back to where they were...actually, in today's NHL, it's what can the Devils do to get themselves back into the playoffs (where seemingly anything can happen)?  I'll always hate the Rangers and the majority of their fans for the reasons I've stated multiple times, but now, instead of worrying about them (though I'll be rooting VERY hard for their SCF opponent), I'm going to concern myself with how do the Devils get back to being what they were (with new faces), regardless of the amount of time it takes them to get there.  Hopefully that starts with Lou NOT re-signing Gio and Marty.            


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