Posts posted by nmigliore
Ducks finally signed Hampus Lindholm - 6 years / $5.25M AAV. That's nearly identical to the deal Ristolainen got, except Lindholm is a much more well-rounded player. Great deal for the Ducks in comparison.
Arizona will play surprisingly tough early but Schneider will make some great saves. The Devils offense will finally "find it" and jump out to a 3-0 lead through 2 periods. Coyotes find the back of the net early in the 3rd only to be answered back by the Devils before the 10 minute mark of the 3rd period. Arizona then manages to find the back of the net with 5-7 minutes left giving us very slight anxiety but the Devils hang on to win 4-2.
Book it. LGD.
1 minute ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:
Damn nmig...send me a PM letting me know what games you're going to...too funny, figured we'd meet at a Met game if anything!
Will do! I got these tickets free via the Devils app promotion that ran a couple weeks ago. It was my wife's first hockey game ever and suffice to say, she had WAY more fun compared to Mets games we've gone to (she doesn't understand baseball whatsoever but can relate to hockey a little bit since she's familiar with soccer). I was actually surprised on how well she was able to pick up on things... and it doesn't hurt Newark is home to some great, authentic Brazilian restaurants to grab dinner before a game. Definitely will be more games in the near future for us.
22 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:
Great win...really felt like they were going to get shut out. Got to see the game-tying goal, but my 8-year-old daughter (who is fighting a bug, as am I, but is starting to get better) simply ran out of steam with about three minutes left in the third. Regulation ended just as we left the building, then by the time I got to my car, Hall had scored to seal the win. Yeah, it sucked to miss those few minutes...but to spend the majority of the game with my daughter, who had an absolute blast (and was up dancing during most of the breaks with a huge smile on her face), I'll take that tradeoff.
Crowd was good, though it's just so hard to get spontaneous "Let's Go Devils!" chants going...I was in 128 last night, and a few guys in my section were really trying (especially in the third), in a good way, and everytime they did, no one really took part, outside of a select few (one of which was my daughter...I had almost no voice at all due to my throat being as sore as it's ever been).
Hats off to Cory...gave up a bad goal, but shook it off and was ultimately a huge reason why his team won the game. We are very lucky to have him.
8 goals in 5 GP...I can't bitch about five points with such meager production. But this acey-deucey sh!t has to change. Kind of sucks that the Devils need guys like Henrique and Palmieri to approach last year's production...but they do.
I was in 126 with my wife.... totally could've met if I knew you were going!
On 10/18/2016 at 5:14 PM, DevsMan84 said:
I usually pay $7.50 for my lot. Where are you parking for $35?
Yep, parked in lot next to Immigration building last night for $7.50 - I believe their rate is double that but it's $7.50 if you buy online ahead of time using ParkWhiz app. I believe it was you who mentioned the app in the parking thread in the other sub forum so big thanks!
I used my promo tickets for last nights game with the wife. Sat in section 126. Fun finish!
For the person above who mentioned ParkWhiz - thanks. Was very easy to find parking last night using the app and buying online ahead of time only cost me $7.50 (I think the lot is called LA Parking Corp). It's basically right next to the Immigration office; easy walking distance to the Rock.
Practice lines this morning:
Taylor Hall-Adam Henrique-Blake Speers
Beau Bennett-Travis Zajac-Kyle Palmieri
Mike Cammalleri-Pavel Zacha-P.A. Parenteau
Sergey Kalinin-Vern Fiddler-Devante Smith-Pelly
We're not really going to try Speers on the 1st line, right? But more to the point, I can't stand this constant line shuffling. I understand we need goals, but can we let these guys gel together for at least a few games? I'd throw this out there and see what happens:
Extras: Josefson, Wood (Speers back to juniors)
Auvitu has been a definite bright spot among the defensemen and Quincey has been pretty good, too. On the contrary, the Moore-Lovejoy pairing has been downright bad. I think they should be broken up or maybe one sits for Santini (I'd give the benefit of the doubt to Lovejoy). Only problem with the latter is after Greene, Quincey and Lovejoy who is the 4th defenseman you can trust on the PK? And maybe Santini is just a case of the grass isn't always greener.
Anyway, those are just some of my thoughts through these first handful of games.
Didn't see it posted here, but General Fanager (Tom Poraszka) was hired by Las Vegas as a Hockey Operations Analyst.
Awesome for Tom, sucks for us!
54 minutes ago, CommonDreads said:
LGD! Lines for tonight:
Hall - Zajac - Parenteau
Cammalleri - Henrique - Palmieri
Bennett - Zacha - DSP
Wood - Fiddler - Speers
Defense stays the same, Schneider between the pipes.
Don't really like splitting Henrique and Hall after just one game but glad DSP is flipped with Parenteau. DSP had no business playing on that first line, flukish-late-season-goal-outburst or not...
Carp - Bennett is on the 3rd line, Josefson out.
15 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:
I did e-ticket and yeah on my iPhone. So far have used it once and no issues.
Same here, tickets are in my Apple wallet. Never had an issue using Apple wallet tickets to other events before (Fandango movies / Mets games) so should be fine for Devils games too...
Felt like NJ was outplayed severely at times, but Florida is a great team - happy to steal a point on the road in a tough matchup. Also, nice to be reminded again how terrific Cory Schneider is.
Happy to see the Nats knocked out. No rooting interest in either series, although the Cubs and their fans really deserve a WS title.
Out of my own necessity, had to pick a Saturday game so went with vs Wild on 10/22. I kept running into an issue with selecting a pair of seats where it was basically saying I needed to find a row where they were at least 4 open seats together. Didn't quite understand that but happy with free tickets and decent seats nonetheless.
Bennett, Boucher, and Santini are healthy scratches per AG so the projected lines in the original post seem accurate, with Quincey in for Santini.
Code came via email to me now.
Correct - straight through my phone (I have an iPhone, fwiw). I have the form website saved in my history: newjerseydevils.formstack.com/forms/index.php. I believe that's the page it prompts to open immediately after downloading and opening the app on my phone...
Edit: Try this link - https://newjerseydevils.formstack.com/forms/njd_new_app_ticket_offer_2016_09
Thanks for sharing this.
I downloaded the App and it asked to open a browser webpage immediately, I accepted, filled out a general form, and submitted. It says once the form is processed, I'll receive an email with my offer code and instructions to redeem tickets... I'll let you know when I receive said email. Did others get this far?
1 hour ago, SMantzas said:
I don't see where there's room after we just claimed PAP:
For whatever it's worth, today's lines in practice per AG:
Taylor Hall-Adam Henrique-Devante Smith-Pelly
Mike Cammalleri-Travis Zajac-Kyle Palmieri
Jacob Josefson-Pavel Zacha-P.A. Parenteau
Miles Wood-Vern Fiddler-Blake Speers
Extras: Reid Boucher, Beau Bennett
I like the move. Stempniak 2.0, sorta? I'd bump DSP off the 1st line for him.
Didn't know much about Griffith before looking him up, but was surprised to see he had the 2nd most points in the AHL last season despite playing quite a bit less games compared to the folks around him on the leaderboard. Was also tied for 1st in PP assists. Only 23. Seems like the kind of player we should take a flier on. Why not?
Sounds like Kucherov and TB may also be close to a deal.
Today's waived players from BM:
Any interest in any of these guys? Was surprised to see Parenteau waived. Pulkkinen hasn't done much at the NHL level but had 61 points in 46 AHL games in 2014-15..
14 hours ago, sundstrom said:
devils started off pretty well tonight but shades of last year with too much overpassing and not enough shooting.
greene had a pretty tough night with a couple of bad turnovers. furthermore he continues to convince me beyond a shadow of a doubt that he should not be on the PP.
i thought lappin was just ok - boucher-blandisi-lappin didn't do much for me at all - blandisi, outside of one nifty pass beyond the net in the 3rd did not have a good game.
zacha was the one guy tonight that tried to force shots or hold the puck to make a play when a pass was the right play.
hall, who had several shifts where he kinda look uninterested, was still amazing and is just so skilled.
bennett, after a couple good games, was pretty invisible tonight.
cammalleri-zajac-palmieri was a disappointment tonight - just one of those games where none of them had anything. i'm not really worried about it and i think it's a line that will stick.
i thought wood was by far the best player for the devils tonight - he is really making it difficult not only to stick for opening night, but actually be in the lineup. i would like to see them roll w/ a 3rd line of wood-zacha-dsp and see what that can do.
as for the isles (if anyone cares), ho-sang was far and away their best player tonight.
Any thoughts on Auvitu? Per the box he led the team in SOG (4) and saw the 2nd most TOI on the PP among the defensemen (Greene, on the other hand, had 0 SOG despite more than 3.5 minutes of PP time)...
7 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:
Is anyone criticizing TC for going with his two best relievers? Anyone who'd do that is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY off base. You can question never bringing in Blevins during Reed's inning, but even then, Reed's been terrific against lefties all season.
In ways I feel for Familia...he's going to be made out to be a lot worse than he's really been because of last night...you could absolutely do a lot worse at closer than him...and it's not like he even blew a lead. I'm concerned about him because he flat-out wasn't as effective as he was in 2014 and 2015 (though he did resemble that guy for stretches this season). I've never been a huge fan of tightrope closers...hope that's not what he is becoming.
Besides your typical morons on Twitter, I don't think so. I hadn't read any posts in this thread since early yesterday before posting, so I don't know what the feel was here on that (I didn't think anyone would oppose, especially watching this team all year), but just wanted to get that point across since all Mets fans love to get on TC whenever possible (including me), and I'm sure there are Familia bashers out there because they only watched like a few postseason games of his the last 2 years and nothing else. Process was good, result was bad. It was just a case of sh!t Happens, like it is with all sports.
I'm not too worried right now; it's only 6 games, the shots are there, etc.
For what it's worth, compared to last season, he's seeing about 3 minutes less time on ice per game at even strength and about 30 seconds less of time on ice per game on the powerplay. I'm sure it doesn't help that the Hynes has shuffled the lines a gazillion times, either.