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  1. Yeah bums me out big time when the cover goes back over the pool (usually late September). Feels like it might as well be 10 years before it will be opened again (and even then the water is usually chilly in May and early June).
    6 points
  2. It seems that there's this narrative around the fanbase that Holtz is not on a good trajectory, he's got low IQ, he's one dimensional, etc. I'm not saying these people are going to be wrong about Holtz's future, but I don' t know where it's coming from. When Holtz was drafted, if you told me he'd be a point per game rookie AHLer in his D+2 season, I would have no complaints. Holtz has improved each year, and produced at every level. He's not the type of player who is likely to regularly take games over on his own, but he's a hard working kid with a top notch skill set. I would say he is a good bet to be an NHL regular sooner than later. And if he can take his skating to the next level, he could easily be a top 6 staple for this team. I've said this before, but if it weren't for Mercer's incredible showing in the preseason last year, I think Holtz earns a spot. Not much more he could have done, and I expect him to be even better this time around.
    6 points
  3. More than a prospect. He’s already played 155 games for them. Solid player. It’s just nice to see a guy talking about growing up a Devils fan, and not the Rags or Flyers.
    5 points
  4. Not really apples to apples. Say our version of the Devils had left for the new arena in Quebec somewhere around 2012 but then Harris and Blitzer were able to buy the Coyotes in 2016 and moved them to NJ and renamed them the New Jersey Devils. Would you rather see this new version of the New Jersey Devils honor Shane Doan with a number retirement, or Brodeur and Elias? It's still debatable but not really as simple as you're making it out to be. Personally, after watching the latter two for so many years, I would rather see them honored in the rafters of the rock even it they technically played for another franchise that was now in Canada.
    4 points
  5. My basement (where the bar and Devils stuff is) walks out to the pool area. I was lucky in that the pool and the finished basement came with the house…the area around the pool needed a TON of work…the pool itself is the only real original part left. The concrete was cracking, there were old railroad ties everywhere, the old fence was on its last legs…back in 2013-14 we put a lot into the whole area. We updated the pool light a few years ago…that one has a bunch of different color settings. I love chillin there, but I also love that it gives my daughter a place to invite her friends to in the summer…I like her friends in general, so I don’t mind if she has one, a few, or if more come over…at least I know where they are, and who they’re with.
    4 points
  6. As the parent of a 2 1/2 year old, I have no idea how one ever recovers from losing such a beautiful little boy but hopefully there is a day where instead of bringing sadness, his parents can just look at that pic with Connor McDavid and smile and think how bad ass that is.
    4 points
  7. 39 days til preseason 57 days til opening night Also 33 days til My Chemical Romance at The Rock
    3 points
  8. loved sarge as a player. Ruff doesn’t survive past christmas if the team trips out of the gates. Still wondering why they didn’t just fire him before the season.
    3 points
  9. Looks like they are keeping the leash on Ruff very short. They have a full crew if/when Brunette gets moved up. Also I love this move. Seems like a layup with how much Brylin has helped players coming up through the AHL
    3 points
  10. Luke was injured during the game and clearly wasn't himself after that...you can argue that he shouldn't have been out there at all, but he wanted to battle. I don't think it a question of him being exposed. Just hope whatever injury (lower body) he's dealing with isn't long-term.
    3 points
  11. I didn’t mind the stadium having some design elements based on Ebbets Field, but the idiot Wilpons (yes that’s redundant) went entirely too far with the Dodgers crap for sure…apparently because Fred Wilpon is obsessed with the Dodgers, he assumed that the Met fanbase must be too. He admitted that he screwed up, in that CitiField didn’t really feel like the Mets’ home park until several changes were made, but that’s how Freddy and Jeffy rolled…they never knew the right thing to do until they were told what the right thing was. They were the fvcking WORST.
    3 points
  12. The only space we need to create for Lou is in the Ring of Honor. When he’s done with the Islanders, I think he’s done as an executive.
    3 points
  13. Can he be the dude inside the giant head Chico Resch costume?
    3 points
  14. On a show called “Strange And Unusual Deaths”, some guy was watching something on TV that he found so hysterical that he actually died laughing (he couldn’t catch his breath and couldn’t reign himself in). I fully expect that mfitz will now follow in that man’s groundbreaking footsteps.
    3 points
  15. 3 points
  16. https://thehockeynews.com/news/luke-hughes-looks-like-a-man-among-kids-at-world-juniors?fbclid=IwAR3C6H_yXXJUZjLhnkzrpSH1x7018DpqMWxC-Erznwq0MQSVQa-uQb5XmU0&fs=e&s=cl
    3 points
  17. Pretty much where I am with him. I know it was an EXTREMELY limited sample of NHL games last year and nearly enough to go on, but I just don't think "Damn, only a matter of time before this guy puts it all together!" when I watch him. He's the kind of guy I can see us being disappointed with by the time he's 23-24. Yeah I wasn't bullish on the pick at the time either. And yeah same re: the bolded, in that I 100% want the crowd who believe in him to not only be right, but be able to rub it in our faces. I'll happily take that over the alternative. Devils NEED some young ELC players who can outperform their value...you need cheap young talent. And the suddenly capped-out Devils really need it...I know the cap is only tight for this season, but with all of the players that need to be re-signed for next year (and the ones that figure to be gone and will need to be replaced), you can only dip your feet in the "Overpay for a UFA" well so many times. Guys like Holtz and L Hughes and Nemec stepping in (and more secondary types like Zetterlund) and claiming spots will be SO crucial to keeping that cap flexibility that we've all gotten so used to having.
    3 points
  18. 2 points
  19. Can’t we all just get back to ripping the Islanders for their ripping of us a month ago now blowing up in their faces while Lou is in his annual summer hibernation?
    2 points
  20. THE ONLY MUSIC THAT IS GOOD MUSIC IS THE MUSIC THAT I LISTEN TO, MERHHHHHHH.
    2 points
  21. Welcome aboard Howdov Doodov! Yeah agree, the ice under Ruff's feet can't be much thinner.
    2 points
  22. I've always been of the opinion that the franchise should stay in that city and just become defunct or dormant, regardless of where it is moved to. For example, the Scouts and their history should stay in KC, the Rockies should stay in Colorado, and none of that history should be transferred to NJ when the team was moved here. 99% of fans here in NJ do not care (or even know) about the teams fielded when the club played in KC and Denver. In the case of teams like Winnipeg or the Cleveland Browns where the team returns years later, the history and records attaches to that new team. Just my 2 cents
    2 points
  23. Goodness did they need this in the worst way last night. Marte got it going. He has been such an important under the radar catalyst and important part of so many important Met moments this year. Baty had his storybook first at bat which is good to see...not an indicator of anything going forward but it would really be awesome if he could go on a nice run here. He's been Binghamton's best hitter. That 7th inning terrified me and nearly unraveled. And of course the disaster that is May allowed the tying run to get to the plate...but was ultimately able to close it out. This is definitely a game they lose in previous years under Callaway and Rojas. But luckily this year these crippling losses that spiral into 8 losses in 10...10 in 12 just never seem to materialize. They stop the bleeding. If deGrom can get them a W today it would be absolutely enormous. it would be a split that would feel like a series win
    2 points
  24. A split today would be huge...effectively four more games ticked off the schedule, with the Braves having made up no ground. Also, once the Mets get past Philly (completing that season series) and the Yankees, the schedule eases up an insane amount. Among their remaining games: 7 against the Pirates, 6 against the Nats, 5 against the Marlins, 4 against the Rockies, 3 against the Cubs, 3 against the A's...not to mention 22 of their final 37 games will be played at home. Atlanta's schedule is MUCH more difficult...they have another West Coast trip coming, not to mention 7 more games against the Phillies (the Braves are 6-6 against them so far), a series against the Cardinals, another one against the Astros (right after this series with the Mets)...Braves have some patsies in their schedule too, but the Mets clearly have the easier run. Hopefully they can cash in off that.
    2 points
  25. That’s a good point. I certainly hope that wouldn’t be the case, but Lou really does love to work; it’s hard to imagine that guy enjoying leisure time. Can you imagine Lou just relaxing with a glass of wine or a beer after finishing up a round of golf? Dude probably sleeps in his suit lol
    2 points
  26. The Mets-Brooklyn Dodgers thing is stupid also.
    2 points
  27. For the love of God don’t give anyone associated with the Devils any ideas…
    2 points
  28. I watched the end of the first period and then the entire rest of the game, and to put it bluntly, Luke was the best player on the ice by a wide margin too. He had the 3 helpers, but he also was responsible for the first goal, as he deftly kept the puck in the zone at the blueline, and was also on the ice for another goal. In the third he had a couple of silly looking plays where he just cut around players and one in particular where after a said deke his pass should have been a 4th point, but the kid got off a weaker shot and the goalie got his pad on it. There was one play in the second period where he got himself in trouble on a PP where he tried to do too much, and the other team went the other way, but that was it in terms of mistakes I saw him make. Pretty Pretty good. Oh and I know it's not going to happen, but he could totally be on the team this year and be very good doing so, with some learning mistakes that end up in the net but yeah, I would not mind if he and his family changed his mind about going back to school.
    2 points
  29. This call rubbed a lot of Devils fans the wrong way too.
    2 points
  30. Remember the ne’er-do-well’s that didn’t want us to draft Luke just to make Jack happy?
    2 points
  31. Just saw this too and was about to post. Poor dude, glad the Oilers took him in and made the last little while happy memories for him and his family. Hell even the Blues’ Leila Anderson and him became friends under the awful circumstances. Hope his family gets through this okay
    2 points
  32. 1 point
  33. Weekesie just pretending he didn't heavily hint that Kadri was an Islander like a week ago lmao.
    1 point
  34. Which is a fair position but IMO, the players performed in Winnipeg for the Jets so I'm fine with it. Even though it is technically a different team, the older portion of the fan base is presumably all the same people. I'm 46 and remember Selanne's 76 goal rookie season in '93 pretty clearly. I see no problem with the Winnipeg Jets and their fans, many of whom were in the old Winnipeg Arena for those games, honoring that.
    1 point
  35. I remember the 2000 and 2003 cup. But I don't really remember much else about those seasons other than the MAJOR moments. The first year I really remember everything about was the 2005-2006 season.
    1 point
  36. Ironically enough, the twitter hoards called for Nolan’s head early in the season because she didn’t talk enough. I’ve watched a few Apple games this year and I do agree; the cadence of their play by play is odd and unnatural.
    1 point
  37. Given the number of games that they have coming up (no days off and a DH this Saturday), I understood where Buck was coming from. And Strider was able to pitch after coming back from the delay with no issues. When your team goes 17-3 over its previous 20 games, easy to not get too aggravated after a loss like yesterday's...game basically felt like it was over at 3-0 anyway (not selling the Mets short, of course they've shown the ability to come back, but sometimes you can just tell the energy just isn't there). If the Braves fatten up on some of the "B" relievers, so be it. I know all of the winning has allowed Givens to fly under the radar, but man that deal looks like total a$$ so far. Eppler better hope that May pitches well, because with a lot of good arms out there for the taking, he basically wound up with a guy who looks like he's going to be a "take the lumps" guy so that some of the other guys don't get wasted in lost-cause kinds of games.
    1 point
  38. It’s so bittersweet. I’m sad to be leaving this universe for good, but it’s also going out on top. So few shows maintain their quality for 6 seasons like this. The worst part is I have to work tonight so I can’t even watch it right away. I will have to avoid spoilers like the plague.
    1 point
  39. Give me literally every other season over summer any day. You have to be a complete psychopath to enjoy extremely hot weather. I also miss Fall/winter sports too much in the summer.
    1 point
  40. Heh. 70 degrees were today. Sometimes we have warmer days, but 70 F is average or even little above average summer temperature here. I like it too) walk in shirt. Spring/fall is about 35-50. Late spring, earlier fall. And 14-35 in winter days.
    1 point
  41. Those tickets are really expensive! I might pay that but I can totally see why the average fan wouldn't...especially to see the WJC in the middle of the summer.
    1 point
  42. I get the feeling you’d like Chef from South Park to be our play by play man.
    1 point
  43. Donated via Venmo. Thanks for everything DM.
    1 point
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