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njskaguy33

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  1. Good luck to Dunham...he had potential but could never put it all together. Good guy...but goalie coach?
  2. I really dug when they opened with Foo Fighters - In Your Honor. Yeah, it's a touch cliche but I love the build up in that song...gets me pumped! Makes me feel like our team is going to war for the fans Here's the song if you don't know it - In Your Honor
  3. Thought I would share this everybody...good off season reading from ESPN's worst hockey writer...he always says something that annoys me! I just copy/pasted the Devils blurb but he goes through the whole conference. Training camp preview: Eastern Conference Atlantic Division New Jersey Devils: For the third straight post-lockout season, critics will be busily predicting the demise of the Devils. And, as the Devils continue to hemorrhage cornerstone players, why not? This summer saw the departure of veteran puck-moving defenseman Brian Rafalski and slick center Scott Gomez. Yet GM and master of the Devils' domain Lou Lamoriello always finds ways to plug holes -- no matter how gaping. So, into the breach come Vitaly Vishnevski and Dainius Zubrus, not to mention highly coveted coach Brent Sutter. But, at some point, the toll of losing players such as Gomez, Rafalski, Scott Stevens and Scott Niedermayer since the lockout is going to catch up to the Devils. Well, isn't it? Dearly departed: Brian Rafalski, Scott Gomez, Brad Lukowich. Joyously welcomed: Dainius Zubrus, Vitaly Vishnevski, Arron Asham, Kevin Weekes, Karel Rachunek, Brent Sutter (coach). Burning questions
  4. Wow...my a$$hole is burning after reading all the responses...njdevs.com sure turns into a prison shower when somebody makes an argument against the ultimate captain... In fairness, I did make a mistake when reading up on the stats of Scott Stevens...too much typing, not enough reading. Sorry 'bout that. Upon further review, it's obvious that catching Stevens will be near impossible, especially given the idiotic timeframe I sh!t out. 4 years... I also never knew Stevens as Cap...I knew he wore the C but thats about it...guess I should have read into it further before making indefenseable comments about his lack of scoring prowess. He joined the Devs in 91...I was 10. Again... In light of this new information, I do recognize Stevens as being the better player...I based my argument on stuff that just wasn't true. Sorry for wasting everyone's time. In recognition of my dumb comments, I have removed Stevens' banner as my avatar and replaced it with a picture of Corky from Life Goes On, signifying the "waterhead-esqe" comments I made and where they came from. Lesson learned...sunrise, sunset.
  5. I'll agree with you on that one...but that's his fault for thinking about retirement at 32. He easily has 4 more years in him to help a team be successful....nevermind personal stats and accomplishments. As for Neids, I always really liked the guy so maybe I have a touch of bias there. Steven's urked me for the way he treated the Beezer in the '01 playoffs so..again...small bias. As for Steven's 78 point season, bravo to him...thats quite an accomplishment...but he never got more than 31 in a season after 93-94. Neids tallied over 30 points in every season since 95-96. Also, let me go on record as saying I really like Scott Stevens...his banner wouldn't be my avatar if I didn't. His contributions to the Devs is only equaled, and maybe surpassed, by Broduer's...now THAT's a debate!! In my mind, he is the ultimate captain and is still missed. I just think Neids is a slighty better all around player...and I'm sticking to it!
  6. And not to make enemies on the board, but if you want to talk about "application of talent", look at Nieds...I'm not going to list his carrear accomplishments but he is easily one of the most accomplished defensemen who have ever played. The guy has won almost everything a player can win...some of them multiple times. Again, back on topic, hooooray for Leetch!!
  7. Never wrote off the physical aspect of the game...Stevens had an energy and a tenacity that Neids will never have. What Stevens lacked in speed and accuracy, he made up for with physcial pressence, passion for the game and leadership. When it's all said and done, Neids and Stevens are very close in total talent and worth to a team...I just put Neids ahead by a nose because Neidermayer's speed, IMO, slightly outweighs Steven's hitting ability and he has proven to be an effective captain in Anaheim. Also, if Neids sticks around and plays for 4 more years, he will surpass Steven's carrear numbers....if, of course, he sticks around. Also, just to get back on topic, Leetch rocks...just glad they aren't retiring his number on a night we play them
  8. Scott Niedermayer: 5 Bobby Holik: 5 Zdeno Chara: 5 Teppo Numminen: 5 Jarome Iginla: 5 Erik Cole: 5 Nikolai Khabibulin: 5 Joe Sakic: 5 Rick Nash: 4 Mike Modano:5 Brian Rafalski:5 Sheldon Souray: 6 Olli Jokinen: 5 Tom Preissing: 5 Brian Rolston: 5 Saku Koivu: 6 (+) Jason Arnott: 5 Cam Janssen: 5 Bill Guerin: 5 Scott Gomez: 3 Dany Heatley: 5 Jason Smith: 5 David Aebischer: 5 Sidney Crosby: 6 Joe Thornton: 6 Paul Kariya: 5 Vincent Lecavalier: 5 Darcy Tucker: 5 Roberto Luongo: 5 Donald Brashear: 4 (-) Thought I would be original and go against the anti-Gomer trend!
  9. No offence but I think you're underestimating Neidermayer's imapct on the Dev's...he was easily the most talented defensemen we ever had, including Stevens. Sure Stevens was an incredible leader, motivator and he could level a Mac truck with his shoulder but Neids always had more pure hockey talent. He has better hands, a better shot and was one of the speediest defensemen in the leauge. Still is. I also don't fault Neids for leaving the way he did...he took less money to try to win a Cup with his brother. Can't blame the guy for that. Personally, I feel that if Lou had picked up Rob Niedermeyer when he was a free agent, Scott would still be a Dev...no doubt in my mind. Maybe thats why we have no many brothers in the system now...Parise, Gionta, Pandolfo...hmmmm....
  10. I think it all depends on why you want to leave. If you feel you need a change and want to get out of the choas that is NJ, NC is a pretty good choice depending on wherey ou want to go. I lived in the Raleigh / Durham area for 5 weeks and its a very cool area. Raleigh can be a fun town and the HBC Center is a great place to see a game, if you can stomach watching the Canes! However, if you want to leave because it's cheaper, don't let that be your number one reason. Yeah, the cost of living may be less but the people there make less money, so it all balances out. My best friend just moved to PA with his wife, after living his entire life in northern NJ and he absolutely hates it, so not every relocation works out for the best! I totally agree with whoever said rent before you buy...that way you make a quick getaway if the area isn't for you!
  11. Good for Leetch...has always been a class act. It was unfortunate that the Rags had to screw him over by sending him to the Leafs after 17 years of faithful service. He could have retired a Ranger but I guess the Rags needed Maxim Kondratiev, Jarkko Immonen and a 1st round pick that badly... Shameful...
  12. I dig the retro look...I've always liked the Wild third jerseys so this isn't much of a departure. As for most people not liking the new designs, that's standard with change...people hate change in most everything, so the new jerseys are no exception. Most of the new jerseys are OK but nothing so far has been thrilling. We'll all get used to the new designs but I'm waiting for one to really surpass the original.
  13. Martin Brodeur: 12 Paul Martin: 1 Sergei Brylin: 6 Patrik Elias: 10 Brian Gionta: 7 Jamie Langenbrunner: 9 John Madden: 7 (-) Jay Pandolfo: 10 Zach Parise: 14 (+) Travis Zajac: 10 Brent Sutter: 4 Lou Lamoriello: 10 Doc Emrick: 9 OFFED 1) Matt Laughlin 2) Karel Rachunek 3) Kevin Weekes 4) Jari Viukhola 5) Richard Matvichuk 6) Vitaly Vishnevski 7) Colin White 8) Jacques Caron 9) Arron Asham 10) Nicklas Bergfors 11) Chico Resch 12) Mike Rupp 13) Larry Robinson 14) Johnny Oduya 15) Tommy Albelin 16) David Conte 17) David Clarkson 18) Jeff Vanderbeek 19) Andy Greene 20) Cam Janssen 21) John MacLean 22) Dainius Zubrus
  14. Martin Brodeur: 9 Andy Greene: 4 Paul Martin: 2 Johnny Oduya: 4 Arron Asham: 3 Nicklas Bergfors: 1 Sergei Brylin: 4 Patrik Elias: 5 Brian Gionta: 4 Cam Janssen: 4 Jamie Langenbrunner: 5 John Madden: 3 Jay Pandolfo: 4 Zach Parise: 8 Mike Rupp: 2 Travis Zajac: 5 (+) Dainius Zubrus: 3 David Clarkson: 3 Brent Sutter: 6 John MacLean: 4 Larry Robinson: 3 Tommy Albelin: 3 Jacques Caron: 2 Jeff Vanderbeek: 2 (-) Lou Lamoriello: 5 David Conte: 3 Doc Emrick: 7 Chico Resch: 3 OFFED 1) Matt Laughlin 2) Karel Rachunek 3) Kevin Weekes 4) Jari Viukhola 5) Richard Matvichuk 6) Vitaly Vishnevski 7) Colin White
  15. Wow...congrats on the prediction!
  16. Martin Brodeur: 5 Kevin Weekes: 1 (-) Andy Greene: 3 Paul Martin: 2 Richard Matvichuk: 3 Johnny Oduya: 3 Karel Rachunek: 1 Vitaly Vishnevski: 2 Colin White: 3 Arron Asham: 3 Nicklas Bergfors: 3 Sergei Brylin: 3 Patrik Elias: 5 Brian Gionta: 4 (+) Cam Janssen: 4 Jamie Langenbrunner: 3 John Madden: 3 Jay Pandolfo: 3 Zach Parise: 6 Mike Rupp: 2 Jari Viuhkola: 3 Travis Zajac: 3 Dainius Zubrus: 3 David Clarkson: 3 Brent Sutter: 5 John MacLean: 4 Larry Robinson: 3 Tommy Albelin: 3 Jacques Caron: 3 Jeff Vanderbeek: 3 Lou Lamoriello: 3 David Conte: 3 Doc Emrick: 3 Chico Resch: 4
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