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#1238642 2013-14 Prospect Thread

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 14 January 2014 - 12:39 PM

Sure, they're not bad for a Q rookie.  They are bad for an NHL draft pick.


How about trying not to be contrary and forensic for the hell of it?


He's a friggin' 7th rounder who has a minimal shot to get into the NHL.  Everyone knows that.  If not for the Devils feeling sentimental, he never gets drafted at all.  Just kind of nice to Marty's kid doing a little something, is all, even if it's not that significant in the grand scheme. 


He actually just broke the franchise record for the longest scoreless streak by a goalie (Anthony had a 194 minute, 28 sec run).  The previous record had been set during the 1997-98 season. 


Having a "not bad" Q rookie season isn't putting him on some sort of fast track to the NHL, and I'm not suggesting as much.  His numbers were pretty bad for a bit and he wasn't getting much playing time.  Now he's enjoying a little run and getting some appearances.  Good for him.   

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#1236502 Urbom claimed off waivers by Washington then by Devils from WSH

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 07 January 2014 - 04:03 PM

personally it was not about losing Urbom, it was about the whole ridiculous circus of roster mismanagement leading to losing yet another player/asset for nothing. I don't care that he doesnt pan out or wtv. No team is becoming better losing as much players/assets for nothing as we did in the last few years. We have too many D? flip it for equal forward help at AHL level at worst, we have NO depth.


Exactly how many times are you going to repeat the same thing?  We get it.  There's nothing left on that horse to beat, and there's no grooves left on the record to skip.  Like Tri pointed out previously, Urbom had almost no trade value...he fell to 20th when exposed to waivers the first time, and passed through this time.  If Tedenby had gotten claimed by another team on his pass through waivers, you would've been bitching about how Lou lost him for nothing too.  You can't always get something for every player in your system, and no, you can't throw your arms up in the air and cry "Well then Lou should've moved him for something." 

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#1233543 Stadium Series Game: Are you going?

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 20 December 2013 - 11:55 AM

Absolutely a fair point and hey I mean for those who don't go, the ones going will just see it as their loss and not lose sleep.. Likewise, those who don't go think we're overpaying for bleh.. But DevMan also makes a great point in that, when we could only dream of something like this involving the Devils it was "Man I would love to go to this but it'll never happen"... Now we have it and apparently it's too expensive, sight lines will suck, the stadium will be all drunk Rangers fans giving us swirlies in the bathrooms, etc, etc.. It's just very interesting to some of us to see this after it being an impossible dream for so long


I'm definitely not knocking the ones who are choosing to go, and I don't think those who are going are overpaying...that is up to the buyer.  If you pay your $310 and have an absolute blast and feel like you got your money's worth, that is how it should be...in the end, it's YOUR money/disposable income and YOU know what to best spend it on.  I go to one or two NE Patriot games a year up in Foxborough, and I pay a lot for those tickets (at least $200 per seat, and that's to sit in the highest row possible most of the time), and I'm sure many would say, "Why not just watch at home?"  But I love going, I have a great time (as long as they don't get killed of course), and to me, it's very worth it.  It's funny, I've always liked video games, but my father never understood the allure, and always maintained they were a waste of time and money.  His criticisms went through my head as I was buying new systems, well into my adulthood...until one day I just realized, "Well, it's not a waste of time and money to ME!  I enjoy this!"    


I think the ones who are going to the game in this thread think the people who aren't are knocking them for it, and that's not happening at all.  No one is saying "You've got to be a moron to spend that kind of money to see a game that will have crappy sightlines in the freezing cold!"  People are simply saying why they don't choose to go.  Like I've said, I'm sure the ones who are going will have a great time...they wouldn't have been willing to spend the money if they weren't sure of it going in.       

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#1233379 GDT: Sens @ Devils- 7:30 pm

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 19 December 2013 - 11:16 AM

Agreed 100%, and that's a risk that this team needs unfortunately. I love Larsson as much as the next guy but he won't take the chances and create those kinds of opportunities.


Good news is, with young bodies making their way into the d-corp, an aging Zids will soon become expendable.  Like Tri says, probably would be nice to see him dealt sometime this season, but even if he's not, they're not stuck with him beyond this season, and in the interim, as long as the WTF moments don't become too numerous, we can deal with him being in the lineup.  Lou did a nice job in only giving him a one-year deal, and it's nice to know they won't be forced into bringing him back as a 37-year-old next season. 

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#1232899 Was gifted a jersey

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 16 December 2013 - 11:40 AM

Haha, or first world problems.


If it's such a problem for you, OP, and you don't feel comfortable wearing it at the arena, don't wear it. The best option is, probably, talking to the person who gave it to you, saying thanks and telling her/him that you have a favourite player whose jersey you'd love to get, so since you got the sweater, you'll redo the lettering on the back to the name of that player...


The jersey fouls column at Puck Daddy is usually funny when you have people with some really dumb stuff on their jerseys or when they do things that could *really* be considered a sacrilege (like, tearing two jerseys apart and sewing their halves together). But sometimes it gets extreme and I'm getting this totally macho vibe with fans pointing fingers at others because some minor detail is off or someone customizes their jersey the way they like. Come on, even the official NHL shop puts up those ads with jerseys reading "YOUR NAME" on the backs. Don't like it, don't do that to your jersey, but if someone else likes it - who the hell are you to tell them not to wear it? And is it that big of a deal to rip people over it? Sheesh...


Personally, the only problem I'd have with the jersey would be the "01" on the back. :P No reason for that 0 in there. Oh, plus, maybe I wouldn't feel to comfortable with all the people around me seeing my last name instantly (if it is your last name, no the first name). But a jersey with my first name on the back, I probably wouldn't mind.


One thing I stopped doing a long time ago was lookiing down at knockoff jerseys and fans who wear them...jerseys that might not have the stripe proportions correct, or incorrect fonts, or be off in some other way.  Not everyone is as hardcore about these things as many of us might be...they might not even notice the differences, or might be aware of them but simply don't care.  Or maybe such fans really don't have much money, can't really swing the cost of a licensed authentic or replica, go on e-bay, see a knockoff selling for a lower cost, and decide to go that route.  If I see someone like that at a Devils game, the way I see it, at least he's 1) in the building and supporting his team, and 2) wearing something that shows he's supporting the team.  I'll take that guy over the opposing teams' fans in the building wearing authentics any day. 

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#1232131 this is a horrible team and lou sucks

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 11 December 2013 - 06:13 PM

Who farted?




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#1231973 GDT: NJ Devils @ Blue Jackets - 7pm

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 10 December 2013 - 09:32 PM

If this doesn't get Pete and Lou to see the light nothing will.  Cory HAS to be the starter, I don't care if he has two bad games in a row (and other than the second Vancouver game he's had nothing near as bad as Marty tonight, or in Ottawa).  This has to be his team now.


Agreed 100%...22 GA in his last 7 games.  Enough is fvcking enough.  YOU HAVE A VIABLE OPTION PETE!  This is horsesh!t.

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#1230801 Leafs fans bailing on Clarky already

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 06 December 2013 - 09:56 AM

How many times have we seen this?  When will GMs learn that overpaying will not make the overpaid player perform better than what he is? 


I never blamed Clarkson for taking the money (that was waaaaaay more than he ever had any right to expect), but as is always the case, once the lovefest press conferences and backpage news stories end, people expect production for those dollars. 

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#1230708 Would This Ever Fly In The NHL?

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 05 December 2013 - 04:24 PM

If I wanna yell at the damned potatoes, so help me god, I'm gonna yell at the damned potatoes. I don't who those potatoes think they are, staring at me like that.


fvck those potatoes and the bags they sacked in on!

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#1230306 2013-14 OOT Thread

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 04 December 2013 - 01:57 PM

That would put you in a perpetual state of trading assets for fear of losing them, and then turning around and trading the assets you received again. You have to go for the shot at the cup. We all know that anything can happen once you get into the playoffs.


Explain it to the nearest wall, you'd stand a much better chance of making anything resembling progress. 

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#1230170 2013-14 OOT Thread

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 04 December 2013 - 07:42 AM

Man, you're so goddamn intelligent and smart and clairvoyant with your hindsight. I wish Lou could use hindsight, then travel back in time and correct his mistakes. Just like you would, if you were a GM, because all your nonsense talk leads me to believe no-one could spout so much drivel and crap like you do without owning a time machine. 


This is an OOT scoreboard thread, so after this I'm done with this subject, but once someone says he'd possibly have rather gone out in the first round than having enjoyed watching a fun run that saw them come up just two wins short of a Cup...who clearly doesn't understand that every single last Devil on that 2011-12 team would much rather have had that then to be one-and-done, even if it didn't culminate in hoisting the Cup...then he has zero credibility as a Devils fan.  Ask Elias and Brodeur if they would've traded in that run for a first-round exit, for a "brighter" future that may never come, when both players are clearly on the homestretch of their careers and will only have so many chances to win a championship.  Think they're sniveling "Well gee whiz, maybe Lou should've traded Parise for whatever he could've gotten, because winning 14 playoff games and playing the Stanley Cup Finals wasn't worth it, since we lost."?  The "well we tried, but didn't quite get there, so maybe we shouldn't have even tried at all" hindsight second-guessing is comically pathetic and weak. 


RizzMB30...you are right in that the Matteau story is still being written, but for a while, the keeping of the 29th pick will be a curious decision...it's just one of those moves that just seems so "huh?!" on the surface.  Maybe Lou saw something he liked in Matteau that much, and will be proved right in the end?  Who knows?      

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#1229826 BuffaLOL @ The Rock

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 02 December 2013 - 03:55 PM

I guess I'm bias, but I'd take the college atmosphere over the quiet, dry, corporate Rangers/Maple Leafs atmosphere any day of the week.  And I mention those two teams because I feel like that's what you'd prefer the Devils' to be like, at some point..


Edit:  Which, to clarify, is fine I guess, to each their own.  I'm not looking to start a pissing contest or anything, but I guess I'm having a hard time grasping the other side of the debate here.  


I'll do my best to give you a 43-year-old's perspective (but someone who still considers himself relatively young at heart). 


As you get older, you DO find certain things becoming more irritating and annoying that maybe you wouldn't have in your youth.  There was a time where I loved the idea of going into a bar or club where getting bumped and elbowed every two seconds, paying $5+ per beer, and not being able to hear or carry on a conversation with the person standing less than a foot away from me appealed to me greatly.  Now?  Not so much.  Am I a big fan of barely-turned 21-somethings and 40-year-old adolescents who don't know their alcohol limits and clearly have no filters sitting near me at Devils games?  No.  But I ignore them the best that I can.  I don't go to hockey games to confront people on what many define to be inappropriate behavior.  I came to terms with the fact, a long time ago, that sporting events of all kinds will attract a segment of fans who think buying a ticket gives them the right to do whatever they want, at everyone else's expense.  It comes with the territory in 2013.


Like I've said, I'm all for a rocking building.  I think most people are, of all ages.  With all due respect to Mazz, he seems to think that not liking a certain type of noise or noises means that such people would prefer to see a near-silent building.  Not the case at all.  I think what we want to see is genuine noise, heartfelt enthusiasm coming from fans who are actually FEELING it, and Devils fans have shown the capability of doing that on their own (maybe not enough, but they have).  The diablos to me are the equivalent of pumped-in crowd noise and paid cheerleading.  They remind me of the offensive defenseman who has no idea of when to join the rush and when to pinch.  There's just not much of a sense of timing with that group, and they don't feel "real" to me.  But like I've said, as long as they're not breaking any rules, it's not on them to tone it down or whatever...it's on me to ignore the vuvuzelas and whatever else bugs me about the diablos.         

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#1228543 Islanders unveil Stadium Series jersey.

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 27 November 2013 - 06:46 AM

I think if the NY had been outlined in orange, it would've looked better.

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#1227462 GDT: Devils @ Kings 10:30PM

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 22 November 2013 - 01:33 PM

I hate that people call certain fanbases bandwagon or what not. The Kings have had no issues getting people to their arena for years. And it was at 100% capacity for a few seasons before they won the Cup. They have many educated and passionate fans. 


But teams like Chicago or Washington...people go "look at all them bandwagoners, there were no fans in the arena 8 years ago when they sucked." That's normal, especially when you have a lot of other options in your city. If your team is awful for 3 years, 5 years..maybe even longer, why would you want to spend a fortune on season tickets? And naturally when your team is awful, you lose a bit of interest, and it moves to the NBA team, NFL, MLB, College, etc. 


I think at CR1976 taking his daughter to two games and seeing them shutout in each one. How deflating is that? Could he keep going if he knew there was a good chance that would happen 50% of the time?  If you know your team is ripe for a last place finish, why pay a ton of money then? Why support an owner who has no interest in improving the team (which seemed like the case with the Hawks owner, and many other times when an Owner doesn't fire a sh!tty GM)?


The Devils had one miserable 40-game stretch, and there were free ticket promotions every second game. It won't be pretty here if the Devils have any sustained losing seasons.


A lot more maddening than deflating, but that first goal that she gets to see this year live will be pretty damned momentous now, lol.


I think part of the problem for a lot of people now is that the tickets and other goodies (like food, drink, maybe a souv-ie or two) cost so damned much, that many people want to feel like their "investment" has a good chance of paying off with a win, and the only way that really has a good shot of happening is if the team is good.  I'm one of those kooks who will still go with my daughter if the team is bad, because it's great to spend time with her, and share something I enjoy with her, and admittedly, I can swing tickets for the game without feeling the financial pinch.  But a lot of people can't do that and can't be as "frivilous", or simply have more kids which makes going to a game that much more expensive, and I can't blame them one bit if they don't want to spend hundreds of dollars watching a substandard product.  Even though I would still go, I'll readily admit I won't go as much.



yeah i gotta agree with this. This plus people who go the "Well why dont you go buy a "wtv" team jersey and get the fvck out of here" when someone simply gives credit to another team, player, GM, coach or wtv in the league, i've seen it happen really often and its quite childish and ridiculous. 


So is beating the same dead horses over and over again and constantly making snide remarks about how swell other GMs are for signing a guy before he goes UFA, seemingly every time another GM did that.  To your credit, you haven't been doing it lately (I suspect the Devils going 6-1-1 in their last eight has something to do with that), but it was getting to be repetitive and ridiculous, and I was hardly the only one annoyed by it.    

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#1225957 GDT: Kings @ Devils 7pm

Posted by Colorado Rockies 1976 on 16 November 2013 - 11:03 AM



I am in control of my emotions...lol




Seriously though, when the Fenwick/Corsi crowd start throwing those numbers around, the main reason we often hear for not-so-good results not meshing with "good" Fenwick and Corsi numbers is "bad luck".  We rarely hear skill level of the shooters acknowledged.  



You know when you're arguing with your gf for days about something lets say that she never lock the doors at night but she's always saying. "Bahhhh its fine nobody is gonna try to get in here, relax."


So once you're both standing there in the living room looking at no tv, no nothing and listening to your dog whining cause he got raped and the place is trashed... you know that feeling of wanting to point out that you told her this would happen.


Well I was the one annoyed as fvck by all the denials that "we'd be perfectly fine" back then and people calling me out. So let me have my moments here please. I know i'm coming off negative at times about some stuff but its not as if i'm wrong either. 


You just like to snivel and complain a lot.  Most weren't saying the Devils would be "perfectly fine".  Many dared to say the Devils would be better off without Kovy long-term, based on the contract, and the mixed results in Years 1-3 of that deal, but in the immediate term, no one knew exactly what to expect, especially with the on-the-fly recovery on Lou's part, but yeah, several fans actually tried to think positive, as opposed to bitching in as many threads as possible about Lou's MO and the potential state of the Devils.


You may want to give it more than 19 games before declaring all-knowing victory.  The Devils are actually about where I expected them to be...around NHL-.500 at this point in the sched.  Are there reasons for concern?  Sure.  Ryder and Brunner really have to start scoring, Loki looks more like a 5th-round pick every day and not some brilliant steal, etc.  Are there reasons for optimism?  The goaltending and defense has been improving, and Gelinas is up with the big boys and not looking outclassed.  Hopefully Merrill soon will do the same.  Elias is back in the lineup. 


The Schedule from Hell only has four games left.  I really want to see what the Devils do once they get past it.

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