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  1. 12 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

    James Neal who has 48 points in his last 113 GP dating back to the start of last season?  Palms has 41 in 55 GP this year.  Yeah that's an accurate comparison. 

    I know you don't like Palms, you've definitely made that clear, but he's a proven and quality NHL player who can find the back of the net.  Not a star (though he's made the All-Star team a couple times, albeit due to Hall and Hischier not being able to go), but simply a good NHLer who CAN score, on a team that basically has precious little of that.

    If Fitz can pry a surprising overpayment for him via trade, as much as I would hate to see him go, I can understand Fitz moving him.  BUT, just keep in mind that for all of the bitching that goes on from time-to-time about how the Devils have needed guys who could put the puck in the net in past years...Palms has done that, to the tune of a 30 G per 82 GP pace since coming here...like I've said many times, yes, he has some warts, and in past years he could definitely be inconsistent and streaky within seasons (yet still wind up with consistent rate numbers across seasons).  Yeah, last night sucked, and since he seems to be engraved permanently onto your sh!tlist, that represented another opportunity to take a dig at him...just like when he's slumping, suddenly he's a lazy and complacent check-casher who doesn't give a fvck. 

    He came into last night with 15 G and 14 A in his last 35 GP...last night aside, it's not like he's been invisible.  If you think it's ugly now, wait until Nico has absolutely no one to work with.  One pathetic night for the whole team does not define a career.  Like I said, not a star, but a solid NHLer with a good shot.  He is what he is, and he is not some major problem right now.    

    I'm not saying that James Neal today is better than Kyle Palmieri. I'm saying that Kyle Palmieri is in the James Neal category of player -- shot first, shot second type of guy who probably won't age very gracefully. The second Real Deal James Neal turned thirty he became a shell of his former self, and Kyle will be approaching that territory soon. 

    He doesn't fit in with the age of the core. If he can be traded for a package similar to Coleman's, it's exactly what the Devils should do. 

  2. 33 minutes ago, HellOnICE said:

    At this point, I'm not sure what keeping Palms will do for us. He likely won't be here when the team gets good again, and so - if the doors are blown off with a trade - then that's what they should do. They can always sign him again 15 months if things are working out with the rebuild. 

    They can sign or trade for veteran leadership, Travis is still here for now.



    Yeah, I'm here for this take.

  3. 1 minute ago, DevsMan84 said:

    I am not upset in the slightest lol.  I just find it amusing how self-important stat-nerds tend to be.

    “Stat nerds” ~ “literally doing his fvcking job” but, uh, word.

  4. 1 minute ago, DevsMan84 said:

    Good god is that pretentious and redundant.  That goes for both the addition of a graph and the wording.

    I found that graph interesting.

    What a bizarre thing to get upset about.

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  5. The Devils had 0 high-danger scoring chances last night.

    That hasn't happened in the NHL in the past 6 years. 7,418 games since the last time and offense has been this pathetic. 

    Someone remind me again why we're pearl clutching Palmieri? He's James Neal with a better attitude.

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  6. Bratt's the opposite of the type of player the Devils would trade, anyway. He's just really not all that good. He's shown flashes, but hasn't put it together. He's cheap and the Devils should hold on to him in case he can ever find consistency in his game. 

  7. On 2/17/2020 at 9:40 AM, Satans Hockey said:

    Feels weird to feel absolutely nothing about a guy who I watched play 14 seasons and 973 games in a Devils uniform. I never hated nor loved the guy. A huge amount of indifference from me when it comes to him. He was fine for what he was but was never anything special. I'm sure he'll get a nice video package and standing ovation when he comes back for his first game but I can't say that I actually care. 

    This is so true. On reddit everyone is saying "wow I cried at this news" and "goodbye to an incredible captain". I don't get it. I liked him early in his career. I disliked him towards the end. And now he's gone. Okay, bye. 

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  8. 1 minute ago, Nicomo said:

    Why just that year? Wouldn’t any Edge be ok? I mean, I have OCD, but I wouldn’t really worry about the 1’s vs the 2.0’s or a particular year lol

    He mentioned it has that 100 patch. That’s a bad look with anyone who wasn’t around that season. 

    Zajac seems like a great option here.

  9. 1 minute ago, mfitz804 said:

    I was already looking back at the 2017-18 roster to see if there was an easy replacement if I stripped mine, since it has the NHL100 sleeve patch.

    The answer was, nobody whose number covers a 20 well, so I’ll stick with Blake. 

    Pretty sure 37 would cover up really well! You’re welcome in advance!!

  10. 4 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

    Fine, not sure why you decided to jump on me though...I mean, c'mon, did you really think I was going for something "riveting" there?  I think you know me better than that...we go back a long way.  I've been frustrated with Zacha at times, but I haven't been constantly jumping up and down on him either, or making tons of jokes at his expense...I happened to make one last night, mostly because his numbers just happened to sync up with Hall's, and piggybacked what was supposed to a silly observation (the points comparison, anyway) onto mfitz comparing Zacha's numbers to Simmonds.  You're projecting your anger onto the wrong party. 

    I'm the friggin' guy who's worn a GW McMullen Night Zacha jersey (that wasn't cheap) to games.  In public.  Multiple times.  And even though yes, there's been times he's been frustrating, I think my current expectations of him are very realistic.  I'm not comparing him to anyone else in his draft, and I'm not holding when he was picked against him.  I've already said what I hope he can be.  If that happens, I will be fine with him.  

    I commented at you because you asked when I lost my sense of humor. I wanted to give you my reasoning.

    I do not include you in that list of broken records who repeats the same joke forty times a day. 

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  11. 39 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

    I don’t think it’s unfair at all. I’ve seen absolutely nothing from him to make me think he’ll ever be one of the best defensive forwards in the league. 

    Nico is just starting out too, but him I can see competing for Selke’s, and being a top shutdown guy. 

    There's a difference between "he's a solid defensive forward" and "he's one of the best defensive forwards in the league". I didn't mention Pandolfo because there's no comparison to Pandolfo. 

    This forum's favorite player is Blake Coleman. You know what Blake Coleman was doing as a 22 year old? Putting up 28 points as a member of the Miami University RedHawks. As a 23 year old he put up 36 points... as a Miami University Redhawk. At 24 he put up 19 points as an Albany Devil. At 25 he put up 2 points in 30 games as a New Jersey Devil. Boy, he seems really stagnant in his growth, huh?

    His age 26 season he looked serviceable. His age 27 season he became a fan favorite. His age 28 season makes him the forum's by-far favorite hockey player. 

    Pavel Zacha is growing up as a hockey player. We're watching him grow up in the best league on earth, and not in the Mid-American Conference of the CCHA. I'm disappointed he isn't Barzal. I'm disappointed he isn't Provorov. I'm disappointed he isn't Werenski or Rantanen. But I can also appreciate we're watching a young player grow. Hating Zacha because we took him instead of those guys isn't too different, for me, than hating Nico because we didn't take Heiskanen, Makar or Pettersson. Both of those players make our franchise immensely better, but I still adore Nico Hischier. 

    The same people who tell me I'm not allowed to use "muh age" excuse and "but but but look at his linemates" excuse are currently doing the exact same thing for Jack Hughes. They did the same thing for Nico when he looked barely above replacement level last year. They still cheer for McLeod because maybe he just "hasn't been given a chance". They're repeating it to themselves in the shower with Ty Smith, pretending it's not at all concerning he couldn't crack one of the worst defensive units in the history of our goddamned franchise. I've seen "wow this coaching is ruining INSERT EVERY OTHER DEVILS PLAYER HERE" from fifty people. The first time I've seen someone say "hmm, maybe Pavel Zacha is also on the recieving end of abhorrently fvcking terrible coaching" is three replies above me.

    But a couple of loud clowns here who contribute to 80% of the daily posts on this website have everyone convinced he's the worst player in the world. They have everyone convinced that it's worse for a 6th overall pick to have 100 points in 253 career games than an 11th overall pick who's less than a year younger than Pavel to have 5 points in 26 career games. They say BARZALLLLLLL and PROVOROVVVVV and pretend we didn't draft McLeod over McAvoy and Chychrun. 

    So yeah, @Colorado Rockies 1976 my sense of humor may have just been better a year ago. Or maybe a year of coming to this forum, seeing the exact same played out and exhausted jokes repeated by the same two people twenty five times a day has finally rubbed the fun off of what used to be my favorite little internet home. 

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  12. 52 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

    Well, to be fair, he now has the same scoring stats as Hall did as a Devil...

    ...just took him 22 more games than Hall to get there.

    7 points in Zacha’s last 7 games, but we’ve seen these surges before.  Did notch his 100th and 101st career points tonight.  But  yeah, I have a hard time getting too excited about yet another tease.  

    “21 year old Pavel Zacha is not as good as 27 year old former MVP Taylor Hall”, positively riveting analysis like always CR.

  13. 21 minutes ago, NJDevs4978 said:

    Especially when the games stop counting.  Wake me when Zacha has one of these stretches when it isn't second-half twenty points out junktime.

    He scored the game winning goal in the must-win game to get the Devils into the playoffs against the leafs in 2017, on an absolute beauty too.

    but it seems ridiculous (see: right on par with you paste eaters) to say “he hasn’t scored much when it counts”. Since, ya know, he hasn’t played much when it counts either. This team is dog sh!t for the second calendar year in a row.

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  14. 17 minutes ago, Devilsfan118 said:

    My Dad and I attended this one last night, great seats too.  Very generous gift from my sister's boyfriend.

    I'll tell you what though - we didn't wear our jerseys because I didn't feel like putting up with sh!t all night.. and I think we made the right call.  There were some angry fans in the arena last night, and frankly I can't blame them.  

    Blackwood looked inhuman last night.  He was absolutely insane.. he made so many dangerous chances and deflections look routine.

    Also worth noting - Hughes looks like a baby out there.  His babyface really stands out.

    Fun times, great win.  Team looked to be having fun last night for the first time in a while.

    I went to one game in Wells Fargo with a devils jersey In 2009ish. When the devils scored my friend and I would stand up, fist bump, and immediately sit down. We didn’t cheer or boo otherwise. We knew the reputation and didn’t want to make trouble.

    in the second period an old woman said “devils suck!” and it was adorable, so I replied “look at the standings!”. She screamed “DO YOU SUCK YOUR DADS D!CK WITH THAT MOUTH LITTLE BOY?”. Shocking doesn’t begin to describe it. 

    in the third period the devils took a pretty decent lead, so we stopped standing up or anything really. Let’s not poke the bear, right? Well security came up fifteen minutes later to escort us from the Building because multiple people reported us for “cursing out a grandma”. On our walk out she was making the “suck my d!ck” hand motion to loud cheers from the rest of the section. Even the ushers were laughing. Having had enough, I called her a geriatric cvnt. Oops. Two philly fans rushed at us and were pulled back by cops. We were told it was safest to take off our jerseys as we left the stadium and put them in a bag they gave us. Someone recognized my friend and shoved him into a wall. I called over the police who were guarding the exits and they suggested we take cabs back to his apartment (he lived a metro stop away). 

    i will never step foot in that stadium again, and when the city Philadelphia burns to the ground I will be there to piss on the ashes. 

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  15. 36 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

    Sure but the world doesn't revolve around me and my reach within the Devils fanbase is next to none. Actually my opinion apparently doesn't hold any value since i can't go to games.... So it's not really relevant to my overall point that so many fans right now are not even willing to see positivity. We're seeing that happening when I'm not involved lol

    Hell most of our scapegoat players just scored 5 goals and someone still posted about how we gave up a lot of shots. That's like being stuck with a group in a cave, freezing for weeks and when you eventually get out you hear them whine about how the sun could potentially give them skin cancer.

    You’re not stuck here, man. The only thing you do is say how much you dislike everyone. Nobody is stopping you from leaving. 

    i can honestly say I will miss the posts that you make with effort if you do leave; you have a lot to say and you’re usually pretty articulate. But man, I won’t miss the endless posts telling us how to be fans. 

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