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  1. Agree, I don't think he gets fired. Devils will release some statement over how they don't condone drinking and operating a vehicle of ANY kind, will make it clear that repeat behavior will not be tolerated, and then the know-it-all media will debate what the right thing to do should have been, because they all always seem to have the answers. Then this will hopefully die down quickly. Good news is that no one was hurt and hopefully Brunette won't put himself in that position again.
    6 points
  2. Leaving 5am to fly to Florida and the all-star weekend. First time going to something like that, pretty excited. Sitting in the Panthers owner's suite, should be pretty special.
    5 points
  3. Hey golf carts can still do some serious damage
    5 points
  4. The bolded: absolutely But goddamn in a day and age where you can easily get an Uber or Lyft (or heaven forbid you simply CALL A FRIEND and explain that you've been drinking and need to be given a ride)...there's just no fvcking excuses anymore for this crap. And clearly this is a guy with a lot to lose.
    5 points
  5. I'm at a conference for a couple days and didn't get to catch much of yesterday's game. Looks like it was a good one to miss. Hoping to catch more of tonight's especially since I noticed we have a long break coming up. It's the customary one week off that every team gets (I think?), coupled with the All Star break. It'll be really nice to go into the break with a win against a good team. If it doesn't happen, no reason to panic. Let's Go Devils.
    5 points
  6. 5 points
  7. Jack walking away before Matt could even finish his last sentence lol
    5 points
  8. Thank you for the bonus win boys. I don’t know how you mustered up the energy, but you found a way. Hell of a job.
    5 points
  9. Luke with the empty netter from behind his own goal line. Michigan beats #6 Penn State.
    5 points
  10. Not sure if this has been posted anywhere, apologies if any text seems missing/is weird as I've scraped it from the page source
    5 points
  11. This has largely been as unimpressive of a 9-2-2 run as it gets…superb goaltending coupled with opponents somehow not cashing in on the insane amount of high danger chances that the Devils are giving up as of late has allowed this team to somehow keep banking points. And of course scoring so many goals with their goalie pulled. Luck has been on their side to an insane degree. The good news is that they do have some guys who are capable of converting the chances (at a very good rate) that they get, and in Jack’s case, he’s your classic “Create something out of nothing” superstar. They have just enough talent that they can sometimes get away with being outplayed and outchanced, but obviously this is all going to catch up with them if they don’t get things straightened out in February. Also easy to take excellent goaltending for granted…VV has wildly exceeded expectations. I’ve already pointed it out but he’s basically been a .930 save% goalie for most of his season…his first start and a mild dip when the Devils were struggling are what’s dragging him down to .916…his season save% is misleading. We all love what he’s doing and maybe he’s found another level, but there’s always the chance that he could come back to Earth some…should that happen, the Devils won’t be getting away with nearly as much as they have been during this peculiar 9-2-2 run. With each game (win or lose) we’re reminded how much the Devils miss Marino, and how much they need a solid stay-at-home rock. The more minutes Severson gets, the more he gets exposed for being the careless, brain-dead, maddening player that he’s always been; I’ve said it a bunch of times but Seves is a classic bad-team player…NHLer, yes, but he has no business playing on a contender. Smith has been a failure; there’s just no nice way to say it. Fitz needs to upgrade there, and Seves needs to go back to getting third-pair minutes the second Marino settles back in after shaking off any rust. The ASB is coming at a perfect time, and Fitz will hopefully be as good of a deadline buyer as he’s been a seller. And hopefully the Devils will bounce back and play legit good in February, instead of relying on insane luck that allowed them to “surge” through a most misleading January. At least they’ve built up another cushion to try to figure things out.
    5 points
  12. You-know-who is desperately trying to find a way to scale the alligator-infested moat, landmines, barbed-wire fence and sniper-laden brick wall so he can lend his unique insight on this very topic…
    5 points
  13. I don't think anyone on this board has ever really discussed it but I thought Lou did a decent job his last few years in NJ
    5 points
  14. I’m telling ya, they are waiting on Lou. I believe ownership rightfully believes the next person to receive that honor after Dr. McMullen is Lou. After Lou, we can talk about adding players. But there are no Cups, and quite frankly, there are no New Jersey Devils, without Lou.
    5 points
  15. Respectfully, I feel like this is pre-salary cap thinking. Cap space is an asset, so even if they walk we're still gaining something in return. With the cap, rich teams can't gobble up all the good players anymore so there are always other options available. Besides, as others have already hit on, we're no longer rebuilding. The Devils are a good team now. Having guys like Severson, Graves and even Blackwood stick around this year as depth and insurance is more valuable IMO than getting every last mid round pick as compensation for their departure. Also, I don't see why we can't sign Graves as long as he's being reasonable about his salary demands. Assuming Fitz doesn't hand him a NTC, he seems like a guy who would be easily movable for several more years if Nemec and Hughes blossom into what we all hope and Graves becomes a luxury we can no longer afford. In the meantime, I like having him on the roster.
    5 points
  16. This last week has been a very disappointing situation for the overall health of NJDevs.com. I was dismayed to find out in the midst of moving that some members of the website decided to take crap posting to a new level. Some members revealed themselves to be quite racist and insensitive and some members egged these members on. As I said, I was directing movers, and packing frantically. I don't have time to babysit. Quite frankly, the New Jersey Devils as a product are at their best in years and look to hopefully make the playoffs...but some of you are still miserable and bringing the rest of us down. You will notice some popular people did not make the return with the website. I won't name names but suffice to say the three of them have either run off or controlled the topics on this site for too long. I tried to placate them, joked along with them to get them to settle down but they would just return and begin it all anew. The fourth member posted some unfortunate posts himself and will also not be back. If you are reading this and can't log in, you were probably banned, I don't owe you an explanation, you knew what you were doing. No, you won't be coming back, it's forever this time Its not us, it was you. To the rest of us, let's get back to enjoying the forum to talk about the Devils and Thank you to everyone that literally called or texted me to find out what happened. Thanks, DM
    5 points
  17. Yeah I agree, I don’t see him getting fired. Terrible error in judgment but probably something he’s already kicking himself for.
    4 points
  18. If it means not giving up Mercer or Nemec I’ll happily give them Holtz as part of the deal.
    4 points
  19. My heart sank a little when I got The Athletic notification on my phone about this. The golf cart part of it does change things dramatically though.
    4 points
  20. Wasn’t saying he was driving wasted. We have no idea what kind of shape he was in. But if you know you’re likely over the legal limit, don’t chance it…chill for a while or just get a ride to wherever you need to go and then get your car later. Especially when you know that it’s gonna be all over the media if you get caught…not saying that it’s fair that the media can’t report this stuff fast enough if you’re even remotely in the public eye, but why take the risk?
    4 points
  21. Let`s offer Walsh, Talvitie and 2nd pick for Meier on twitter.
    4 points
  22. I threw money on them as soon as they went down 2-0… and the best part, I wasn’t concerned at all.. this team competes, it’s overly refreshing the never quit attitude they have
    4 points
  23. 4 points
  24. Crazy that "playmaker" Jack will pass PWM in goals very soon
    4 points
  25. Jack notches two goals tonight, Kakko goes pointless. Jack: 33 G, 31 A, 64 Pts Played With Men: 35 G, 41 A, 81 Pts
    4 points
  26. 4 points
  27. Go Devils! First time back here in about five years, happy to see many familiar names still around!
    4 points
  28. We owe our old coach an L for earlier in the season. Vitek has been rolling and Nashville is lower in the standings so if this is anything like that Cali trip maybe we get Vitek tomorrow and Blackwood on Friday in Dallas. Get those 2 points and 32nd win! LETS GO DEVILS!!!
    4 points
  29. I can’t even imagine being down on Dougie right now. Dude has a strong case for being our 2nd best player after Jack this season. He’s going to make the occasional mistake (he’s never been known for his defense - we knew what we were getting with him), but like CR said, the good way outweighs the bad. He’s a stud.
    4 points
  30. Post away man! The more the merrier.
    4 points
  31. So annoying that they can't beat Hynes.
    4 points
  32. 4 points
  33. The Database cutoff was from Saturday afternoons, so posts until this point have been lost. If you need something badly I can try and retrieve it. I didn't think the DB Migration would take this long. Sorry about that. Let me know of any issues. Thanks for sticking around!
    3 points
  34. The Devils need ANOTHER top 6 winger. Losing one to gain one doesn't help the situation.
    3 points
  35. Super. Star. Dougie and Jack have been lethal together lately.
    3 points
  36. This will feel like a SERIOUS bonus win if they pull it off tonight. This has "scheduling loss" all over it...team is already looking tired and now they're on a road back-to-back, with the two cities involved not exactly being a hop skip and a jump from one another. If they just don't have it tonight, I get it.
    3 points
  37. I think a better term is “careless”. Dougie can definitely have Severson-like “Huh WTF?!” moments. But fortunately he doesn’t have nearly as many and he now has 45 points in 48 GP. Just take some of the bad because the good outweighs it. With Seves it’s the other way around.
    3 points
  38. I swear blackwood gives up a prime rebound on 95% of his saves
    3 points
  39. i BET ALL THOSE sEATTLE FANS WERE PREVIOUSLY cANUCKS FANS. Edit: It seems as though I left caps lock on 🧐
    3 points
  40. As far as the Parise crap from yesteryear goes, if I really thought he could make much of a difference, I wouldn't care. But to me it's like dealing for Steve Sullivan or something along those lines. I don't want a "Well he's not going to cost us much, why not?" deal which becomes the only real selling point of making it. I can see Parise coming here and doing very little. Give me a player who actually has a GOOD chance to help and make a real difference. Henrique should at least help...I'd be surprised if he didn't do a solid job here.
    3 points
  41. If the Devils want to go the retread route, I'd rather Henrique. Parise feels like too much of a bargain hunt...I know he makes pennies, but I don't see him making much of a difference. I actually thought the Devils did pretty well with that deal...once you subtract the warm-body fluff, you're left with a first-rounder (became Mercer) and Kevin Bahl. Bahl was a decent D prospect (with size) and the Devils clearly desperately needed those at the time...as well as extra first-rounders to build up a youth base. Also don't forget that the 3rd-rounder that the Devils also snagged in that deal became Siegs, but at the time of course no one's making a big deal out of a third-round pick (or guys like Merkley and Schnarr, who are mildly intriguing until you actually see them play, at which point you're reminded why they were throw-ins). But in that moment, considering that Hall was coming off a year where he missed 49 games and wasn't really lighting it up at the time he was moved, I was OK with the return. Bahl might be a good throw-in option in a deal for Meier...I'm not bullish on him and it looks like he's more or less played his way out of the long-term picture here, but he does have size, and maybe what he needs is to go to a rebuilding team where he's basically going to get 70+ games (out of necessity) to try to prove that he can handle the NHL. Next year will be his Age 23 season...time is just starting to run short on him being able to show that he can become an NHL regular.
    3 points
  42. Please Devils. Please. Win this one comfortably. Make BDA have a bad night, exploit his rudimentary pee wee hockey system. LFGD
    3 points
  43. Jack ahead of Hall’s MVP season pace. Surprised Elias 2001 isn’t on here.
    3 points
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