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  1. Gonna take the opportunity to brag about my kid here, she was just nominated for the local Catholic school version of the Tony Awards, which I’m told is quite a feat as a freshman. Guessing she will be really excited. I don’t know because, of course, she’s in rehearsal for another show right now. That’s how these things happen.
    5 points
  2. Remember when someone on this board was saying that Vasilevskiy was overrated? Id love to have an overrated goalie get a 49 save shutout in a playoff game.
    4 points
  3. i may be wrong but this is how i interpreted it personally... gotta be honest. it sounds crazy but it might work
    4 points
  4. Always cool when a celebrity remembers you. Not as cool as Chico, but my wife and I met Guy Fieri at a book signing back when he first started at the Food Network. He’s as nice a guy as I have ever met. We had tickets to his cooking demonstration the next day, also he asks our names “so I can say hi tomorrow”. We told him like sure, You’ll remember. The next day we are at the demonstration and he walks out on stage and the first thing he does is ask for us by name, and when we waved to show where we were, he just says “I told you I’d remember”. A couple of years later, we’re in Epcot in Disney and we ran into him. He was with his sons and his wife, who we also recognize from his TV show. And I mean, it’s Guy Fieri, with the weird goatee and the hair and everything. We easily recognized him. So, of course, we say hello like it was the first time we ever saw him, tell him we like his show, etc. He denies that he is Guy Fieri. “I get that all the time”. His kids are laughing. My daughter is like “it’s obviously you, the hair, the beard”, etc. and he just keeps denying it. We figure it’s just part of his schtick, we are all laughing. Eventually we tell him to enjoy the day and we turn and start walking away, and we hear from behind us in a low voice “see you later” and our names.
    3 points
  5. Nico with 5 goals and 3 assist in 7 games, plus this game winning shootout goal. He’s really stepping up
    2 points
  6. I’m not a fan of Kadri but the garbage being sent to him and his family on social media is disgusting. I enjoyed seeing him get the hat trick just to shut some people up. He’s thoroughly under the Blues’ skin and Perron who i usually like was making a fool out of himself last night.
    2 points
  7. I'd just caution everyone on using highlight reels to get attached to kids. This is what Rangers fans did to convince themselves that getting Kakko was a steal, praying the Devils didn't take Kakko over Jack. If Montreal selects Slafkovsky, the Devils get the consensus number-1 player that has been consensus-1 for almost 2 full years.
    2 points
  8. I’ll take Things we hope Montreal management aren’t saying to each other for $500 Alex
    2 points
  9. There is never a time NOT to drop a chico story. 2007 Chico and I become ~moderate~ friends — enough where he actually sorta knows my name and recognizes me with the “raises eyebrows and smiles” thing when he sees me. Every game I’d go outside the Fire lounge and he’d talk with 2-3 fans about what was going on. I didn’t miss a day, for like 3 years. On Stan Fishler’s birthday he found me in line at a carvel and dragged me into the booth to sing happy birthday to Fishler. I was 16 and thought this is the coolest dude I will ever meet. SEVEN years later (seven!) I’m in Tampa Bay for a game, staying at the marriott where the devils are stating. While sharing breakfast with my wife, someone taps my shoulder. Chico fvcking Resch! He says “hey pal, I recognize you, I think you used to have season tickets and we’d talk every 2nd intermission. What’s your name again?”. I was flabbergasted. My girlfriend thought I was the coolest person on the planet. He then invited me to sit with him for breakfast. He’s sitting with Bobby Holik and assistant coach Scott fvcking Stevens. Despite knowing I would regret it forever, I politely decline — Holik seemed nice enough but Scotty was giving Chico a very noticeable “cmon dude” look lol. Holik did flirt with my girlfriend though, fair game mate. Chico is simply the best. If he’s on color next year I don’t care if it’s CR just rambling cherry picked stats or SD screaming about Lou doing PBP. Gimme chico, please god gimme chico.
    2 points
  10. Knight still has one year left at ELC dollars…Panthers can absolutely put this off for one more year.
    2 points
  11. Well i just meant that being projected #1 for a long time doesn't mean much if other players rise through the ranks and outplay you. Hischier and Makar are both obviously better than him now and they were just rising late. I know this sounds hindsight 20/20 and well, it is but Nico indeed rose through the draft like crazy and kept progressing while Nolan stayed stagnant and injury prone. And i remember claims about Nolan being the #1 consensus for a long time when i was team Nico before the draft and that was the point. Nico was rising so how high was his ceiling then. Also Wright has been consensus #1 for awhile... but he's also been consensus of not being a great first overall pick too.
    1 point
  12. Well, I’ve gone and got attached to one specific prospect. I want this kid on the Devils so bad.
    1 point
  13. If it happens, you and me should go halfsies on buying him a jersey with Knight’s number and that phrase as the name.
    1 point
  14. 1 point
  15. Blah blah blah, stop using common sense. I'm going with @MB3's "tits jacked" theory.
    1 point
  16. What sucks is that assuming Florida wants to keep him no matter what (I think this is the case), the whole "Playing two goalies a fortune" scenario short-term isn't as insanely prohibitive as we all wish it was. For one, they won't have to worry about this until 2023-24, after which Bobrovsky will then be down to three more seasons; for another, assuming that they buy out Bobrovsky's final season (or find a way to dump him off to some team who can take on his hit for one year), now it's only two years of having tons of cash tied up in two goalies. They also have plenty of guys who will be UFAs in the next few years...lots of money coming off....they have a ton of space projected for 2024-25. Obviously they'll keep some of those potential UFA players (Huberdeau) and they'll have to replace others, but I would expect them to try to trade some of them for draft picks and/or cheap labor, and try to replace from within wherever possible. The Panthers will absolutely have to make some tough calls after next season and having to pay Bobrovsky $10 million per year for his Age 34-36 seasons (assuming that they find a way out of his final Age 37 season) is a disaster waiting to happen...but they wanted to put all of their eggs in the gold-and-diamond basket of a goalie's Age 31-37 seasons, so they deserve to be screwed. To remain competitive with Knight locked up, they're going to have to make some good deals to snag gaggles of draft picks for departing assets, and then nail those picks (and they desperately NEED some picks). And they're going to have to sign some guys who outplay their contracts. Basically, it wouldn't surprise me much to see them take a step back to keep Knight, and hope to put together another window where at least this time, the kid goalie should have a lot of prime years left (and not be making as much money), as opposed to the classic UFA overpayment of a guy who wasn't likely to result in a great ROI. For reference, here's the Panthers' cap situation...insane the number of UFAs they're going to have: Florida Panthers Salary Cap, Draft Picks, and Player Contracts - CapFriendly - NHL Salary Caps
    1 point
  17. He's kind of exactly what the Devils need. But coming off of an 87 point year, I wonder if he'll try to cash in even more. If it took 4 years 28 million, would you be okay with it? I'd still lean yes.
    1 point
  18. I don’t know what his ceiling is or if he’ll ever have 100 points like his brother, but he just scored 30G, 37A, and he’s a physical guy who plays with the grit we are often said to be missing. When I think of the kind of guys that Jack needs on his wing so he doesn’t miss significant time every year because he’s too small to take a hit, there’s definitely a line of thinking that says Brady Tkachuk is the perfect player.
    1 point
  19. If that’s all it took, I would do that for Kadri. I mean, it still seems to be a toss up every year in the playoffs if he’ll go to far and get suspended but I guess we can worry about that if we ever get there.
    1 point
  20. So is anyone else okay with offering Kadri 4x$5 or something to get a grit forward who isn’t afraid to actually go toe to toe if need be?
    1 point
  21. …and the game he didn’t get a shutout was the 2-1 game 7 win against the Leafs last week. Amazing stuff
    1 point
  22. Well, having 2 posts of the years nomination makes me feel slightly better about the claims that this place was a lot better without me lol Or this just makes me the Severson of the board... capable of the best and the worst simultaneously haha fvck.
    1 point
  23. I was the one who said that about two years and two cups ago. Obviously I was wrong.
    1 point
  24. fvckin embarrassing finish for Florida, Christ.
    1 point
  25. Asking for a guy who doesn’t sound like he is getting his a$$hole fingered is a pretty low bar indeed.
    1 point
  26. Well, with that type of goal you're almost assured to be pleased. Almost.
    1 point
  27. No they can’t, we need a goalie so they have to do it now. He’s barely old enough to go to a titty bar anyway.
    1 point
  28. This is… really really REALLY funny. Well done Sterio
    1 point
  29. Yeah it was a really nice letter, but the ending was definitely strange.
    1 point
  30. Definitely not, but Boobrovsky is funny.
    1 point
  31. Legendary post right here. One of the last surviving message boards, but goddamnit if it isn’t one of the best ones.
    1 point
  32. Overall a really nice release by Cangy, but is anyone else confused at how bizarre and dry it ended? "The Devils will soon introduce a new voice to deliver that to you. Can't wait to hear it. MSG Networks and the Devils will soon introduce a new voice." It's like... he wrote the same sentence twice, lmao?
    1 point
  33. Too bad we didn’t have video review in 2012 to overturn Bernier’s 5 minute boarding penalty game 6. Should’ve been a minor.
    1 point
  34. On one hand, it makes sense as a GM to say you're open to moving the pick and looking at all the options. Maybe some teams will put an offer on the table that would really blow you away. On the other hand, hearing that is a bit concerning. It makes very little sense to move this pick, and difficult to find a scenario that would be worth it. You have the opportunity to take a player who is likely no more than a year away from making an impact at the NHL, and he'll be cost controlled, and most likely filling a major organizational need. I'm with MD2020 in that it'll have to be a Matt Tkachuk level player, or Mikko Rantanen, or Igor Shesterkin, for me to think this makes sense. And I highly doubt that any of those types get moved for 2 OA. Rumors are that Ottawa is trying to get that pick. If it involves the wrong Tkachuk, that would be a disaster for this organization. The narrative of "Juraj, stop playing so well so the Habs don't get any ideas" is going to quickly change to "Juraj, keep playing well so Fitz doesn't get any ideas".
    1 point
  35. Nothing compares to Doc. He was just the best there was (at least in my lifetime). But Cangy did a great job filling his shoes. I was surprised that he is stepping away from this job as he seemed to enjoy it, was good at it, and started to get national recognition and gigs. Wish him nothing but the best. That said, while I like Kenny Albert, I think the Devils broadcast is better served by someone not associated with the Rangers or is lined up to take over their PxP job once Sam rides off into the sunset. Kenny is a great announcer, but I get the feeling that he would be here a few years, then move over to the Rags. That's not worth it. I've been following the Utica Comets a bit this year and have heard all of their posted highlights on Twitter. Their PxP guy is really good and would be a great replacement for Cangy IMO. Give that guy the call-up to the National.
    1 point
  36. Yeah Cangi was generally solid for the last several years, and I'll happily take that from the PBP guy...a hell of a lot better than "cringe", which as DM84 noted, some guys are every bit that, and then some. I'm with mfitz, if Chico were to come along for the ride, I could live with Matt doing PBP. Chico will always have that unique "one of us" vibe that can't be taught or faked. He just works.
    1 point
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