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  1. 2 hours ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

    The voice of hockey. I remember around 2009 or 2010 me and my friend were wandering the concourse after a game where Patty buried a shootout goal against Toronto and we ran into Doc. He stopped to chat with us for what seemed like 45 minutes, couldn't have been a nicer guy.  He signed my jersey right next to my Chico autograph. Little did I know that we would run into Chico not long after that, and he would NOT let us leave lol. Guy talks like an old lady at a hair salon. We were in the goal bar with Chico just sitting at the bar and shooting the sh!t until the ushers literally had to kick us out as they were about to close the doors for the night. 

    Chico loved, loved, loved to talk. I got into a habit in 2008 or 2009 of seeing him on the concourse between intermissions and striking up conversation. He loved to talk to fans, he loved to hear what they had to say and he loved to give his input. He remembered my name by the end of the year, and even invited my dad and I to go sing happy birthday to Stan Fischler before the game with a cake. Such a bizarre and fun memory. 

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  2. Working so I can’t find the video right now but one of my favorite doc voice cracks was the final game of the 2006 season, when they came back from down 2-0 or 3-0 against Montreal to win the division on the last night of the season as part of that awesome win streak. The go ahead goal was unreal. Top of my head, something like:

    “Here’s a 2-on-1, may be a THREE (crack) on one. Langenbrunner moves on innnnNnnnNnNnnnnnnnn..... SCARRRRRRS” with chico whooping and hollering in the background. 

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  3. 37 minutes ago, eaglejelly said:

    Love how his voice cracked up on this call

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but what made this extra special was that it was “Doc Emerick night” at the Rock.

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  4. Back in 2009, when I had season tickets, the Devils has this goofy little area setup right at the top of the escalators of the north entrance tower (now i think it’s a liquor bar or something?) where they’d have stuff to do at intermission. Sometimes it was videogames, usually there was table hockey.

    Well this one time there was a fake play-by-play booth. There was a green screen behind you and you did color commentary for “Doc”, who was recorded, and you had lines you could read or you could improvise. Doc’s lines would also show up on the screen so you’d know what to say. 

    I was pumped. I was a teenager ready to show my hockey knowledge so I made sure to be the first in line, right as we got in the building. As I start to riff and talk about why the Devils really need Langenbrunner to pick up his scoring and why I thought Sutter was going to be a hall of fame coach for us, fvcking Doc walks up. Says something like “let’s see what this is all about”, plops down next to me and asks them to start it from the beginning. We have a great little banter, he tells everyone watching that I’m a “natural” and I basically pass out because of how happy I am. 

    Cherry on top; he mentions it to Chico on air after the second intermission about how he “found chico’s replacement, a young man from Monmouth county with a knack for talking Devils’ hockey.” My mom recorded it and we have it on a DVD somewhere lol. 

    Will always adore Doc.

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  5. 1 hour ago, mfitz804 said:

    It’s worth nothing if you get 0.11 points per game. Can’t say that about Boqvist at this point because the sample size is too small. But people continued to do it for Josefson the entire time he was here. 

    That was the point. 

    It’s an absurd point on a terrible hockey team with a terrible coaching staff and terrible linemates, and no amount of you internet bullying changes that.

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  6. 4 minutes ago, NJDfan1711 said:

    I don't really disagree, but if people are going to make the argument that Boqvist is young and therefore has potential, then you have to say McLeod is too...he's only 22 and has only played in 33 games lol.  

    Boqvist has looked infinitely better in the AHL and in his NHL cup of coffee since he’s been drafted than McLeod, even if the points don’t show it. 

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  7. 27 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

    Too early to assume that Anderson’s already reached his ceiling, but I have no issue whatsoever with Fitz taking a shot here.  

    I’m not gambling that anderson won’t get marginally better, but skills wise it seems like Anderson’s absolute ceiling is Andersson’s ‘now’.

    This doesn’t happen without a stagnant cap, and the Devils are taking advantage the way they should. 

  8. Just now, SterioDesign said:

    did Fitz forget his credit card home? 

    and there it is! at 1 hour and 24 minutes, someone makes the first WAAAAAHHHHH WHY DIDN'T WE DO ANYTHING post. you win a tee shirt!!!!

    42 million dollars have been given out since the start of UFA. Compare that with last year? 393 million. Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelax.

     

  9. 1 minute ago, Nicomo said:

    Why would Vancouver need them, they also have Demko?

    most teams aren't comfortable with a starter and a terrible backup anymore. For a playoff-likely team, they need a reliable backup / 1A/1B situation.

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  10. Not to mention, if we catch lightning in a bottle and he actually is healthy next season and he plays how he’s capable (he’s been a legitimate top-4 defenseman on a playoff hockey team for a few years now), he immediately becomes one of the best players available at the deadline.

    seriously, if you’re a devils fan and your reaction to this is anything other than “let’s GO!!”, reevaluate your expectations.

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  11. The Devils traded 7 games of Wayne Simmonds for what is now likely their best LD. 

    He’s injury prone. But there’s legitimately zero risk, and the reward is a “oh holy sh!t yeah” type of reward.

    Phenomenal job, Fitz. 

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  12. I'd also love the Devils to kick the tires on Dadanov. If Palmieri is still trying to get some mega-deal from the Devils, take advantage of the fact that a 30-goal score sniper on a cheap contract will be a hot commodity come trade deadline and sign your replacement this offseason. 

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  13. From every interview, it sounds like Torey Krug is looking for a payday more than he's looking for a winning team. If he even picks up the phone for NJ, the Devils should excitedly overpay the fvck out of him. He's a right-handed shot, a play-driver, has a nastiness to his game that's easy to love. At 29 years old he's still young enough to fit with this prime.

    Is he worth 8m/year? fvck no. But who cares, the Devils aren't going to be near the cap for a few years anyway. 

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  14. It's weird because I'm sad but I'm also not sad, and it's totally not his fault. Before his injury in 2016, he was probably the best goalie in the NHL and unquestionably a top-3 goalie in the league for 3 or 4 consecutive seasons. 

    But that has a bitter taste in my mouth, because it prevented the Devils from ever really bottoming out when they should've. They got Quenneville, McLeod and Zacha instead of Laine, Marner, and Draisaitl. That's obviously not Cory fvckin Schneider's fault but it's painful to think about. 

    I'll remember him as a sensational goalie who got hurt and was never the same, but it's sad to think I probably won't even spare two thoughts about him a few years down the line. He's leaving the Devils as their all-time leader in save percentage... that says something. 

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  15. 34 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

    Funny and you're probably half-joking here, but not really that accurate.  I've seen my fair share of "I was wrong"s on here, from multiple parties.  This place really isn't quite as rotten as you often make it sound.   

    I was being very tongue in cheek, I thought my post read as such.

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  16. 2 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

    And then you do what with Schneider? Binghamton? Buyout?

     

    I don't give a crap about Schneider. The Devils are currently 6 million below the cap floor and 27 below the ceiling. They can afford to pay a goalie $5m in bing. 

  17. 5 hours ago, Nicomo said:

    The more I’m reading about Mercer the more I’m coming around on that pick. @MB3 might have been right about my bad take...

    I can admit when I’m wrong. But posting live durning a draft is a bit like a GDT a lot of stupid sh!t gets said so I don’t feel too bad. Lol

    I would like to direct everyone to this post. It has made history.

    For the first time in the creation of the forum www.njdevs.com, someone has said “maybe i was wrong.” instead of tripling down on their point.

    this is a day that will live in the history books of this great forum. 

    :)

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