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  1. I'm going to end this season with a haiku, if you guy's don't mind. It started off great, Coronavirus said wait, Lotto here we come.
    16 points
  2. Hi NJDevs. My name is Jersey, and I love you.
    16 points
  3. And you thought you couldn’t possibly love Ty Smith anymore than you already do...
    13 points
  4. I haven't posted here in a long time but something about tonight makes me want to. Maybe it's the return of Devils hockey. Brutal first period but they got it together in period 2 - they're going to give some teams trouble with all that speed. Sharangovich drawing 3 penalties, pretty great, him being drilled into the boards, not so great. Thought there were some nice moments for Kuokkanen and Boqvist. And obviously if Blackwood isn't as incredible as he was, we're talking about a lot of different stuff.
    13 points
  5. How badly did we crush the 2018 draft coming out with Ty Smith and Sharangovich considering we went into it with the 17th overall and then nothing until the 4th round? It kind of makes up for pissing away our 2nd on Grabner (which made sense at the time)
    12 points
  6. Game 3 for the boys tonight. After great performances vs. the bruins, WE WANT MORE!!! NHL.com Preview: https://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/njd-vs-nyr/2021/01/19/2020020046 LGD!!!
    12 points
  7. So my cousin played juniors. Never big enough to make it to the show, but he has a ton of friends all around the sport. I was hanging with him at Christmas, and he had something to say that I thought would be interesting to you guys. One of his best friends played on Dawson Mercer’s former team in the Q. He said he was an 18 year old, Dawson was a 16 year old. By midseason, Dawson was the leader of the team. Not only was he everyone’s best friend, but he commanded everyone’s respect. My cousin said you have no idea how hard it is for a 16 year old to earn an 18 year old’s respect like that, but Dawson did. His friend said Dawson isn’t just a future NHL top-line player. He’s a future NHL captain.
    11 points
  8. Alright. Today is my birthday. Now I don’t ask much of this stupid idiot team.... I know better. However...... would it be TOO MUCH to ask for..... A WIN AT HOME (What?! Did you forget that was a thing that used to happen?! I know, crazy to think that the last time the Devils won a home game was back before things like the Super Bowl, Presidents Day, and the entire month of February!) against the fvcking trash-ass Sabres?! Whaddya think boys?! Think you can handle beating this trainwreck of a sh!tshow of a team in our home barn?! Because not losing the 11th straight game at home- to the only team in the league more dogsh!t than us- is all I ask for my birthday this year. LGD.
    10 points
  9. Keep the streak alive boys. Big game tonight, keep the progress going! NHL Preview: https://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/njd-vs-nyi/2021/01/21/2020020061 LGD!!!
    10 points
  10. Kind of an interesting Lundqvist anecdote I may have shared on this forum before, but I'll share it again. I'm an architect, and when I was working in Manhattan we were hired to re-do the Lundqvist's kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. We're a few weeks into the project and I'm at the Lundqvist's house working with Therese (his wife) on some cabinetry layouts and going over backsplash samples. I had still never met Henrik, but I was excited to -- even though I hate the Rangers, it's always cool to meet a pro hockey player, especially one like Henrik. So we're working away and she says that she doesn't want to make an autonomous decision, and asks if I could hang out for 15 minutes because he was on his way back in from a workout. Sure, no problem. 15 minutes later he walks in drenched in sweat and gives me a kind of "hey, one second" point. No problem, he's the client. He walks over to the sink and is just GUZZLING down water, making these hideously awful gulping noises. Water was literally getting everywhere. At one point, he starts using his hands to scoop the water into his mouth. He's drenched at this point and Therese is totally un-phased. Finally he stops, looks at my (obviously confused?) face and says "Oh, I'm sorry. I'm just thirsty, and I don't have any cups."
    9 points
  11. Some happy stuff After almost ten years of living together, changing citizenship, changing places of residence, changing cities and jobs, me and my wife have officially registered our marriage.
    9 points
  12. The season is done This ending can’t be worse than That of Game of Thrones.
    9 points
  13. The return of our Swiss savior. Lose every other game left this year and I don't really give a sh!t -- just win these 4 games. LGD!
    9 points
  14. Subban is quietly having a nice bounce back season. He’s obviously not ever going to get back to Norris Trophy winner form, but he’s having more good games than bad this year, imo.
    9 points
  15. So maybe we don’t need to run Blackwood into the ground and can give Wedge a few more starts. He was fantastic.
    9 points
  16. Left at 4-1, simply couldn’t take it anymore and knew that they were toast. It was weird at first (and a little depressing), but the cardboard cutouts do help the seats feel more populated. The tarps do take you out of things just a little. Food choices are very limited, and the quality is definitely diminished. Not sure if we’ll go again, but my issue is really the on-ice product at the moment. They’re quickly becoming an infuriating and unwatchable bunch. Palms is still getting his share of good chances, but the real problem I see with him at the moment is that he’s really become a serious momentum killer. It’s either a bad penalty, a bad pass...but he just has a way of making a mistake that knocks over the dominos that eventually lead to a goal against. The chances he’s getting will eventually go in, but for now, I can understand why fans are frustrated with him. Sometimes it feels like this organization has really become a little too comfortable with losing and waiting until next year. Probably just my anger talking.
    9 points
  17. No one call me Young Talent before!
    9 points
  18. I have not been so hyped about a Devils team in ten years. Really trying to keep realistic expectations, but there is so much to love about the way this team is looking. I think there's almost no chance that Dawson Mercer starts the season anywhere but NJ. He has looked better than most of his peers at every level, and preseason games against NHL players have been no exception. If the Devils are fortunate enough to win a Cup in the next 10 years, Dawson Mercer is the guy to win the Conn Smythe. Holtz has exceeded expectations too. His hockey IQ has been on full display in these preseason games. I think he needs to get a bit faster and stronger, and he'll be the perfect winger for Hughes. Looking like it will turn out to be an excellent 2020 draft. Hamilton looks as good as advertised. He's the top defenseman that this team has been lacking for over a decade. And I really like how he seems so connected with the team already, and particularly the young players. He is on board for this team's journey, and he'll be a great leader/locker room guy. Similarly, I think Ryan Graves will find his role as a highly effective shutdown defenseman. It'll turn out to be a good trade for the Devils. There are a handful of prospects who, not too long ago, each would have looked like our top prospect fighting for a spot. All of Foote, Clarke, Thompson, and Okhotiuk have made strong cases for themselves and will be hard to cut from the team. Thompson, especially, showed what kind of NHL future he has ahead of him. Honestly, a line of Foote-Thompson-Holtz in the AHL for a year wouldn't be the worst thing. Bernier's excellent performance against the Rangers shows he could be a 1B. Sharagovich and McLeod look like they have each taken a big step forward. Outside the NHL, I'm only hearing/seeing great things about Luke Hughes and Mukhamadullin. The future of this team is in really great shape. And probably most importantly, Jack Hughes is looking like an absolute superstar out there. I get that it is preseason, but he often looks a cut above literally everyone else on the ice. He made an impact on nearly every play. With all the talent above (and players like Tatar, Bratt, Hischier, Zacha, Smith, and Kuokkanen who we can expect to contribute offensively), he's finally in a spot where he can truly flourish. I think we'll see the Jack Hughes we were expecting when he was drafted. The only things that haven't been so positive are Blackwood's situation and Johnsson still looking like the same old Johnsson to me. Hopefully Zacha moves back to the LW too. When I think about what made the Devils a bad team last season, several things come to mind. One is there was no hope for a win when Blackwood was out. This will no longer be an issue (unless Blackwood's situation goes south) now that Bernier is in the mix. Another reason was how badly the team was hit by COVID-19. Dallas was another team that got hit badly - a team that made the Stanley Cup finals the year prior, but then couldn't even beat out the Preds for a playoff spot the following year. This will not be an issue this time around. The team was young and inexperienced last season, depending heavily on these same young players for production. With everyone being a year older, and bringing in veterans with a good track record, I don't think inexperience will be a weakness for the upcoming season. The team's defense was another big problem last season. Kulikov was one of the best defensemen we had. With the addition of Graves and Hamilton (basically a top pair itself), there's really only one wildcard (Siegenthaler), who already looks like he's better than last season. The rest of the defense is looking pretty solid. Lastly, our team captain and arguably top offensive contributor spent so much time out of the lineup. A healthy Nico will make a big difference. With all of these problems addressed this offseason, I don't think being a playoffs bubble team is that far out of the question. LGD!
    8 points
  19. I like you and I always have, but I think this is a bad take. I'm an empath by nature but I have a total absence of empathy towards anyone and everyone who does not get this shot. What's the "bullsh!t" that's "being fed" to these morons? "Every single fvcking doctor says you should take this vaccine"? "Every single alt-right psychopath in government you worship has already gotten this vaccine?" Show me pro-vaccine rhetoric that you classify as bullsh!t and then I'll go ahead and try to side with these poor, scared individuals who just wanna not be bullied awwww. You're terrified of signing an emergency waiver? Hope you don't go to fvcking disney world, dog. Read that ticket, if you fly off of space mountain they've got themselves covered. Oopsies happen, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be doing your fvcking DUTY TO SOCIETY in getting the vaccine and keeping yourself and others safe. Gambling on your health and the health of those around you because you "don't know what's in the vaccine hurrrrrrrr de durrrr" makes my goddamned blood boil. A cousin of my coworker is a tragic example of that. She was pregnant. She read online that 8 miscarriages happen every year because of a fender-bender causing a strong tightening of the seatbelt during a collision, causing fetal termination. Horrible. So, she decided she wouldn't wear a seatbelt any more so that wouldn't happen! She died after a three-car collision that ejected her through the windsheild of her car. Nobody else on the scene even needed medical attention. Some people go so far to make these decisions that they assume are better for themselves that they don't listen to the thousands of healthcare professionals telling them just exactly HOW to make smarter choices. You've gotta spare me the sanctimonious "be kind to these people!!!!!! they're scared of you!!!" nonsense. They're active detriments to society, and several months worth of "just get the vaccine. it keeps you and those around you safe" OBVIOUSLY didn't get the point through to them. In 5 weeks my wife will be giving birth to my first child, a little boy named Lucas. I have not been allowed to be involved in any step of the process. Appointments? Mom only. First heartbeat? Mom only. Gender reveal? Mom only. First imaging? Mom only. to make it even better, I was just told last week that -- due to the obscene number of outbreaks in my state --I will not be able to be in the hospital. While the biggest moment of my life happens, I will be outside in the parking lot like I'm tailgating a fvckin football game. Do you know who's fault that is? I do. And they can go fvck themselves.
    8 points
  20. Sounds like he’ll work in player development. https://theathletic.com/news/travis-zajac-retires-with-devils-after-15-seasons-joins-team-as-consultant/HQbnbgYIIpT4
    8 points
  21. Problem is, they were able to make Philly look absolutely stupid with the Risto trade, so Kevyn Adams got one thing right during his tenure. He's been behind the 8-ball since birth when his parents decided to be unique and spell his name wrong, poor bastard, its been an uphill battle since.
    8 points
  22. 8 points
  23. 8 points
  24. I don't know about you guys, but it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing the Wild accomplished exactly fvck-all after spending all that money on those two guys.
    8 points
  25. Look at Bastian blocking a shot, clearly being hurt, and then blocking another one, down by 2 with 3 minutes left in a meaningless final game. Good job Nathan. That’s hockey.
    8 points
  26. This is fun. How can I sum up a season in a haiku? Jack looked way better Pavel Zacha screwed me bad Johnsson blew a goat LGD
    8 points
  27. I agree. An unstable poster from another forum that upset our unstable posters.
    8 points
  28. Transcript of Holtz and Bratt’s conversation:
    8 points
  29. I wouldn't say we were within inches of winning yesterday, but maybe we were within a...Foote DM, if you need to ban me for that one, I understand
    8 points
  30. Nico sacrifices his handsome face for this team, and this is how you repay him? For shame!
    8 points
  31. If Sami scores today then we know annoying Amanda during practice is good luck
    8 points
  32. I’m a 45 year old architect and own a small commercial firm in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia. I grew up in Wayne NJ but came to Philly for college and have been here ever since. I was a goalie for about 30 of those years but repeated groin injuries and Father Time forced me to convert to a beer league guilt-free defenseman that constantly pinches at ill-advised times. When I was very young I gravitated to the Nordiques, mostly for the uniforms. My Grandmother had corporate season tickets for the Devils and we went to a few games a year. I eventually made the full switch to the Devs when my Dad and I went to all off the home playoff games in the ’88 run to the conference finals. They’ve been my first love in sports ever since. The only other sport/team I really follow with any type of passion is the Miami Hurricanes and all things college football. I became a fan watching them upset Nebraska in the ’84 Orange Bowl (I was asleep for the good parts) and then my Dad solidified it by taking me to the kickoff classic a year or two later where they beat Bo Jackson’s Auburn team at Giants Stadium. Since I went to a college with no football, I stayed with UM and I typically catch one game a year in person (typically an away game). As for personal life, my wife and I have a 1 year old son born 2/16/20. After years of frustration and then 3 years on the adoption waiting list, we were contacted on the 18th of last year that we were picked for an emergency placement and were told to be at the hospital 18 hours later. One year ago today was the best day of my life as we met our son for the first time. Rumor has it, Grandpa will be bringing him his first Devils jersey as a present but as a precaution for his visit, I went for a test on Wednesday and it came back positive for Covid. Thankfully we all seem to be asymptomatic in my house so the mini Zacha jersey will just have to wait another 8 days or so!
    8 points
  33. My wife was tuning in and out, loves Bryce Salvador and just heard Erica say “we’ll hear from Blackie next” and had no idea that was Blackwood’s nickname. She was like “what the FVCK did this slut just call Bryce Salvador?!?”
    8 points
  34. I actually met the owner of that restaurant! haha
    8 points
  35. I mean, a GDT full of memes? How can you not like that?? Let's beat these fvcking guys. Let's do it hard. Let's shut out Kakko and that new French sounding guy with the girl's first name. And let's light up the Sh!tstork like a fvcking Christmas tree. And let Kyle Palmieri wake up. LGD
    8 points
  36. Just to clarify, no Nico, no Bratt, no Vatanen, took 3 of 4 points against the best team in the division.
    8 points
  37. 8 points
  38. Merkley and Mukhamadullin should do a podcast together if they end up as teammates. Call it Merk and Mook.
    8 points
  39. You have to check all the prime advanced stats likememe/60, DPG(dad jokes per GDT), QGA(quality girlfriend analogies) per topic... Etc.
    8 points
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