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  1. Watching this Palmieri makes me so mad. This is the Palmieri i fell in love with in NJ; an absolute a$$hole all over the ice, flying all over the place, embracing contact. It’s sad to see how much he quit on these Devils. I hope the loser never wins anything.
    7 points
  2. The ‘thank you’ that was 19 years in the making!
    6 points
  3. Yeah the difference is night and day. I was thinking he was just not the same player but it turns out he was just half assing it here at the end.
    5 points
  4. Just about everything you said in here is taken the wrong way. No wonder you're angry. Colorado massively underachieved in 16-17, look at their roster from that year and compare it to our 2015 roster. It's not even apples and oranges, its apples and firefighter trucks. Then the Rangers we're not THAT terrible but figured they wouldnt win a cup with that core and decided to take a step back and rebuild from that point, they didn't start rebuilding cause they hit absolute rock bottom like we did. Literally no team in the entire NHL has hit a lower point roster wise than the Devils in 2015. How long do you think it was going to take to rebuild from that? Taking low risk high rewards type of deal was literally the only way to put NHLers on our team cause we had no assets to get them and we were obviously not attractive to UFAs outside of over the hill vets with a chip on their shoulder with something to prove. I mean i obviously understand the frustration. But i just can't understand how someone can look at our roster and prospect pool from 2015 and realistically think that we could get back on track sooner than later. I just can't.
    5 points
  5. Thanks DevilMinder for your efforts for our enjoyment.
    5 points
  6. What a crazy knee jerk reaction to switch out Fleury. He got them to the conference finals, I can't believe one mishap is enough for the hook
    4 points
  7. Holy sh!t, Vegas is starting Lehner. Stop me if you've heard this before.... what is it with coaches in these playoffs?! Dude fvcked up, bad. No on disputes that. But Fleury is the reason why they are where they are. It's one mistake. No one is perfect. Benching him for a cold Lehner is retarded. I hope Vegas gets blown out. It's what they (or DeBoer) deserve.
    4 points
  8. In other non-NHL playoff news, Bucks win game 7 vs the Nets. Good. fvck the Nets, hated them since they took "new jersey" off their uniforms before the move to Brooklyn
    4 points
  9. 4 points
  10. Mr. Brewskies, what you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
    3 points
  11. why do people have rockets next to their avatar? I missed the meeting.
    3 points
  12. That’s right. Rebuilding requires you to tear things down. I believe as currently situated, we’re about as torn down as a team gets. Almost all of the dead weight is gone, and it’s mostly prospects that are left (I still consider both Hughes and Nico prospects, because they have not yet realized their potential). Add a solid D man or two (preferably one of them is an absolute stud), and maybe a sharpshooting forward, and I think we are at least pointing in the right direction. Easier said than done, of course, I’m just saying, we have way more going in our favor than we did in 2015.
    3 points
  13. This is a little unfair because it seems like you're comparing when our rebuild started against the last year that the Avalanche were terrible. They originally bottomed out in 2009 when they drafted Duchene #3 and then they were able to add Landekog and MacKinnon in '11 and '13 before that tough year they had in '17 that got them Makar. If we're following that timeline, we should be about 6 years behind the Avs which has us turning the corner in 2024-25? As for the Rangers, I'm not convinced how great their rebuild is really going considering they have a few veterans stars taking all the tough matchups. Do you think Jack would look better if he had Zibanejad and Panarin taking the toughest matchups?
    3 points
  14. I don't typically like to get in the middle of your arguments but after reading CRs post, I don't think he is getting offended/defensive at all. Just an outside observation. You seem to throw that into your discussions with him when it isn't really warranted.
    3 points
  15. Lol... Satans Hockey Posted March 16, 2003 I don't think you could hear this on t.v. but where I sit a couple of guys were singing Holik takes it up the a**, do da, do da.
    3 points
  16. As far as spending money on the team itself, who did you want them to spend it on? We know the big-name UFAs (for now, anyway) aren't coming here. Like I said, the Devils will absolutely have money to spend on their own young players...and if the time comes where they should and choose not to, or make a "trade him because we don't want to pay him" kind of deal that will hurt more than help, then yeah, the focus is clearly to keep the payroll down...I won't be able to defend the owners any longer. And the Devils did have to build up a talent base...there was so little here when Shero took over...no amount of spending was going to help through the last several years...they would have been overpaying for guys who probably wouldn't have been bullish on coming here to begin with. To Shero's credit, like we've discussed, he did try to expedite the process with creativity, instead of trying to build almost solely through the draft...he was trying. The needle didn't move for a variety of reasons: deals that made sense not working out, the #1 higher-priced goalie falling to pieces, etc. I'm with you in that I don't want to hear the talk, re: "Weaponizing cap space"...that saying means nothing to me. I think it raises expectations and the excitement level, and if you either can't or WON'T find a way to spend that money (preferably in GOOD moves of course, not spending just to spend), all the "weaponizing" chatter does is piss off the fanbase. If you're going to do it, just do it, without making loose promises. Re: the list of questions...not going to say that I love every last thing the organization is doing. The media should be able to ask the tough questions. I don't get nASS being allowed to stick around...that is beyond infuriating. And yeah, the bathrooms being in the state that they're currently in is inexcusable. And they've been like that for YEARS now.
    3 points
  17. Push notifications are gonna be a great addition. I'll know exactly when mfitz is making a dick joke or when Sterio is making another girlfriend analogy. Hard hitting stuff.
    3 points
  18. Fleury is #3 in all time wins, literally only behind Brodeur and Roy. He's an elite veteran - he doesn't need motivation or a scolding when he makes a mistake. If I were him, I'd be pissed.
    2 points
  19. Fair enough but I come here for entertainment and this thread going off the rails gets an honest to god belly laugh out of me every time.
    2 points
  20. It very possible that I do have trouble with sarcasm. Thank you. I am 85 years old. Spend 85% of my time in bed due to severe back problems. I can't have surgery because I wouldn't survive it. So I enjoy sports on TV, most everything but baseball. Thank you everyone for your interest in me. Have a nice day. Happy Fathers day to those of you that are fathers. To those that are not, get a pet.
    2 points
  21. Unbelievable block by Puloch.
    2 points
  22. It’s like always having to explain the “did the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor” comment
    2 points
  23. People complaining about ads My degenerate ass illegally watching someone's NHL Network stream:
    2 points
  24. I love the Pat Burns story. He’s still my favorite Devils coach.
    2 points
  25. 2 points
  26. I have only lived in one place also (not NJ), but any place I have ever visited has been this way. One area is absolute garbage, then there are really nice areas. The difference between NYC/NJ and the other places is that they are sometimes right on top of each other. Here on Staten Island you can drive from 5-6 million dollar homes to the housing projects where Wu Tang grew up in about two minutes. Outside of this area, it seems that everything is further between. That’s probably not 100% of the time, but that has been my experience. FWIW, the part of NJ where you are is pretty much my favorite. I have friends moving out that way, and it seems a lot of people are. I understand the property taxes are sky high, but they are spending about $400k less on the house they are buying than they are making on the one they are selling and it’s at least double the size.
    2 points
  27. Honestly, 5 quality players and 3 depth guys in 4 drafts is a pretty good record and 2020 is trending the same way with Holtz and Mercer
    2 points
  28. 2 points
  29. Alright, now I know for sure that you just have a raging hate boner for this team. You talk sh!t about all of these "reclamation projects" but despite the fact that not one team in the league wanted to pick this guy up (and there are plenty of other sh!tty teams with enough cap space, don't act like the Devils are the only ones not spending to the cap), you still think that the Devils are fools for not wanting to take on this project. Risto is much bigger, he's younger, and in the past 3 seasons he's been more productive on a much sh!ttier team. We don't know how he is valued on the trade market so let's not assume these assets are a first round draft pick or a blue chip prospect. It could be a 3rd round pick, which you have time and again pointed out how useless those are for this team to acquire. And if it doesn't work out, you won't be tied to him for another year like Ghost. We need big D (enter mfitz), not another Will Butcher. I'm not saying to make getting Risto a priority, but fvck man, who hurt you?
    2 points
  30. I feel like this is the most likely scenario, coupled with the fact that we would have sent them a 3rd or something to get him, and then trade him at the deadline to some team that had an injury problem heading into the playoffs for a 5th. I figure we can just not do that, keep our third, and let any one of the many AHL guys we have play in the NHL again.
    2 points
  31. Yeah like I’ve said, I’m done with “low price roll the dice” moves too. What hasn’t been mentioned yet is that if he’s brought in, the guy who is supposed to help him finally figure things out is…fvcking nASS?! Really?!
    2 points
  32. The penalty on Point that led to the Isles' only goal shouldn't have been a penalty (he was pushed by an Islander D-man), so as things tend to do, they seem to have evened out...
    2 points
  33. Taking Severson? Why should the Devils be in the business of trading one of their best defenseman?
    2 points
  34. To me he looks more like a dude from Hans Gruber's gang who missed his ride and couldn't make it to Nakatomi Tower
    2 points
  35. I totally agree and will add one thing. It's not just adding players, it's letting some of the guys we do have slot down to more appropriate roles once those players are added. How much better does a guy like Severson look when he's not being asked to play on a pair above where he should?
    2 points
  36. Does anyone else believe that the addition of 3/4 quality UFA (or by trade) players would be enough to add to this group and sneak devils into a playoff spot? The Rag$ made a huge addition w/ bread man & Trouba . We'll all have our opinions as to which individuals would make that happen. A top 6 fw, top 2 D man , and a 3rd line center that is great in faceoff dot? These would likely be vets 26-30 yrs old.
    2 points
  37. I can't stand this playoff format AT ALL this year. I mean, right now this isn't even the Conference Finals, it's the "third round" or the "semi-finals" as they're calling it, which in any other year is actually the second round, after the first round/quarter-finals.
    2 points
  38. It’s still weird to me that Vegas is playing Montreal in a playoff series that isn’t the Cup Final.
    2 points
  39. My first post is a score prediction of a game in 2002 against Ottawa. Not that interesting. The second post on Oct. 8, 2002, is better. It's in a thread where the thread starter (#32) suggested we sign Derian Hatcher. I responded: Derian Hatcher = overrated Colin White is almost as good already. That might have been a stretch. But Colin White turned out to be pretty decent!
    2 points
  40. Everyone knew that was gonna happen. At least after they fire him he should have no issues hailing a cab outside the Garden.
    2 points
  41. I personally learned a lot from hearing Chris Kreiders dumb opinion between periods in the middle of those 4 straight losses to the Rangers It really opened up my view to the league.
    2 points
  42. I'm not doing anything that'd take away our first round picks over the next 2 seasons for a guy like Laine. With Shane Wright coming next season and Bedard and Mitchkov the season after. I'd personally never trade our first round pick for the next 2 years unless we get someone like... McDavid or wtv that would singlehandedly get us an extra like 15 wins. We just can't be in a position to be in the lottery for Shane Wright, Bedard or mitchkov and not have our first round pick.
    2 points
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