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  2. NJDfan1711

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    Hmm, I doubt I'll be able to tell what material mine is made from because I'm just not good at that sort of thing lol, but some of the other stuff you pointed out I don't think was an issue - granted maybe it just hasn't been long enough and eventually I could see issues with the stitching and stuff like that. Or maybe I'm just easy to please lol, who knows.
  3. NJDevils1214

    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    What about a guy like Bortuzzo as well? He's a really big defenseman who can play physical. Something Devils really lack. Every time NJ plays the Blues I see him pushing the small guys around.
  4. Crisis

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    On the not so bright side, I just received a notification from Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey that Hall is listed as DTD.
  5. Satans Hockey

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    On the bright side now when we wear these jerseys not only will team resemble the early 80s teams looks wise but their play on the ice will resemble those teams too!
  6. sundstrom

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    the indo-Adidas "authentics" vs game worn canadian-adidas "authentics". what, really, is the difference? Is it actually different material? other than the little button that is on the indo ones on the front bottom, I'm not sure I can tell certainly from looking at them up close.
  7. Daniel

    2018 Miami Dolphins thread

    I get the sense that his injuries are not of the permanent sort. From the sounds of it, he should have had ACL surgery back in 2016 and his ACL tear was basically the same injury. But for that, he probably would have come back at some point in the early part of last season. Most guys recover fine from ACL surgery, even running backs, so I'm not concerned with the knee. The shoulder seems like something that gets better on its own and same with the ankle. In other words, he's probably as beat up as an average NFL QB is. And again, he's as tough as they get. Obviously, he's not Brady, Rodgers or Brees, but he's also not Blake Bortles. But I believe Gase when he says he believes in him, so maybe there's more there than we think. So unless we really need the cap space next year, I'd hold on to him. If there's a QB the Dolphins believe in in the draft, by all means take him. Otherwise, he's a QB that can win a Super Bowl with a good team around him and if things break the right way. That is, he's a better QB than Nick Foles or Peyton Manning when he was on his last legs and probably just as good as Joe Flacco ever was. The unfortunate thing is that when Brady and Belichik are finally gone, you could have two elite QBs in the division in Darnold and and Allen. So maybe it would better to try and find truly game wrecking pass rushers than search for a unicorn QB. We've already got a shutdown corner, a future all-pro swiss army knife d-back and an all-pro left tackle all of whom are still very young. EDIT: Of course after a disastrous showing this weekend, I'll be signing a different tune.
  8. CommonDreads

    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    There's quite a few players off that Blues team that I like, obviously Tarasenko and Pietrangelo at the top of the list. O'Reilly, Schenn, and Parayko are all great as well, I really like Jaden Schwartz but I feel like he's had some injury issues which is a red flag. In terms of who the Blues top players are, it fits what the Devils need pretty well (RW, top 6 center, stud defenseman), I just can't imagine what it would take to get someone like Tarasenko, Pietrangelo, or Parayko. If I were Ray, I'd obviously be kicking the tires though, Blues have a ton of good pieces and if they're selling off I would love to get one of them.
  9. DevsMan84

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    Wrong materials, wrong color hues, wrong fonts, lousy stitching, lousy overall construction, bubbled customization, embroidered instead of layered twill, etc. They all range from bad to horrendous.
  10. DevsMan84

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    You don't know how many people I have had to explain that the authentics in the stores are not the ones the players wear on the ice. The biggest response I get it "but they look the same" but once they get both in their hands they are shocked about the difference. The NHL used to sell those Indo Edges from 2011-2017 as "authentics" to the masses. Those were not what the players wore on the ice but they were still much closer to the on-ice jerseys than those sold right now as "authentics." However, the NHL/stores did drop the price where blank Indo-Edges were $250-300 while blank Adidas are about $175-225.
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  12. Colorado Rockies 1976

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    Yep...I'm guessing much of the group who would say "I'd pony up for the real deal!" would suddenly say "Too expensive! No way that I'm paying THAT!" Would love it if there were limited quantity "ELITE" line jerseys (or some other fancy name), for those willing to spend for the real thing, and who aren't necessarily into GW or GI jerseys. Dude, excellent point...I get not wanting to spend big bucks on TRUE authentics (obviously that's not everyone's cup of tea, and I understand that completely), but when people keep shelling out good money for crap or kinda-sortas, then of course that's what will keep on getting sold to the masses in the Devils Den, NHL.com, etc. Unfortunately many fans don't really know the difference...they see authentic, they think it's really authentic. Is what it is.
  13. NJDfan1711

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    What is it about the Chinese knockoffs that makes them so bad? (Other than the fact that it's not supporting American workers 😛). Mine very well may be one of those knockoffs, but I can't tell. If someone knows of some flaw that makes it different, I'd like to check tonight to see if mine is like that.
  14. NJDfan1711

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    Last year when I bought my Hall jersey after he hit a milestone in his points streak towards the end of the year, I got it on eBay because it was reasonably priced for what I thought I was getting. I couldn't afford much, and I think I paid like 60 bucks for it. It's lettered and numbered accurately as far as I can tell, along with the 'A' on the front. It also has some green numbering on the back inside of the neckline that says 95 00 03, some homage to the Stanley Cup seasons I guess - hadn't heard of that and not sure if that's supposed to be there, but it doesn't bother me. I like my stuff to be as accurate and close to the real thing as possible - for example, when someone pointed out that the Nieds banner in our rafters had something wrong with the number 7 I think it was, if that was on my jersey, it would have bothered me - but I still won't go and pay a couple hundred bucks just to ensure that my jersey is without a doubt authentic and the real thing. It's just too much for me. If I had lots of money, I'd definitely do it. But since I don't, something that looks real but may just be a "replica" is the next best thing.
  15. MadDog2020

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    Yeah those Chinese knockoffs are a disgrace IMO, but hey, to each their own. I admit I’m a jersey snob, and I’m obviously part of the minority there. I get that the knockoffs are cheap, and that’s the deciding factor for many, which I totally understand. My bigger issue is the people who are happy to fork over big bucks for garbage replica and ‘authentic’ jerseys. They’re the reason we get stuck with the second rate garbage ‘authentics’, and not what’s worn on the ice. If people stopped shelling out for garbage, they’d be forced to give us the real deal.
  16. NJDfan1711

    Ray finally speaks

    Not sure what you mean. We obviously sucked the year before last, and a few years before that too. The Blues have not sucked at all in recent history. Like I mentioned, aside from just missing the playoffs with 94 points last year, they had 5 seasons in a row of 100+ points. Which is why I said they're 3-4 years behind us in terms of the rebuild process. We've been in it for a couple years now, whereas they are barely starting it now.
  17. DevsMan84

    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    Barclays is alright. They have better food options for sure and it does still feel ultra-modern 6-7 years in while the Prudential Center already started to look a little outdated only a couple years in. The only gripes outside of the obvious sightline issues are that the upper deck is too steep and dark and that the upper concourse is too narrow, especially at the ends of the rink.
  18. DevsMan84

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    This is exactly the reason. 98% of the people I encounter already think $100 for a replica is a huge expense, what about spending $400-500 for a MiC Adidas blank? The only way those prices will drop is if they get discontinued and there is still tons of stock left a la Reeboks last year.
  19. Colorado Rockies 1976

    Ray finally speaks

    Says the King of Dramatic Overreactions, heh heh. Seriously though, is Erik Karlsson STILL really Erik Karlsson? His goals are down for the second straight season. He's also a -32 since the beginning of last year, and he'll be 29 years old going into next year. I'm not saying he's a scrub at the moment, but he might very well be paid top dollar for waning peak and decline years. Not sure how badly I want to sign up for that. A contract like that definitely has albatross potential, and sooner than you think. If you sign him for more than 6 years, I could see half of that contract or more being shaky.
  20. mfitz804

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    I'm not really sure about this. I go to games and I see the majority of people wearing $30 knockoffs or $100 replicas. Could it be that those of us that want the real deal are a much smaller group that we think?
  21. devlman

    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    My bad didn’t realize it was well into the arena’s life. Barclays is still a dump though
  22. MadDog2020

    2018 Miami Dolphins thread

    At this point, I’m fine with holding onto him for at least another year, but they need to draft a QB. Tannehill is a decent QB- you can win games with him. But he’s not a franchise guy that will win those games by himself, ala Brady, Rodgers, Brees etc. He needs everything around him to be going well, or he struggles. He’s also banged up as hell between the shoulder, the knee, now the ankle- an insurance policy is needed, because while Tannehill was very durable the first four plus years of his careeer (he never missed a start between his rookie year in 2012 and December 2016, when he initially injured his knee), he’s become increasingly less durable since the knee injury.
  23. Nicomo

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    Greedy bastards. Those Indo jerseys probably cost them like $8 to make, and then they turn around and sell them as “authentic” for a couple hundred. Shameful.
  24. Nicomo

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    How bad does Santini suck that he can’t crack this lineup? At least the kid will hit some people.
  25. MadDog2020

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    Inexplicable. The NHL just doesn’t get it.
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