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  1. Yeah, maybe I should try blasting everyone with rude expletives and name calling - all under the guise of "emotional". Read the damn post and the other 2 follow-ups - I'm appalled at these two facts: 1. ) that a kid is pissing on a jersey - and its being tolerated here - I find that disrespectful and tactless 2.) People can't seperate Parise the player from Parise the human being - as if he was some robot put here entirely for the entertainment of others. That's been the discussion - yet it always comes back to "calling out the fanbase". You got balls calling this site "our coffee table" - as if we didn't arrive here at the same time years ago and you were entitled to something that others might not be. Truth is, you are quick to come out and make things personal - and then hide behind "we". You're a smart kid at a great school with a great future in front of you (Which is as much as I know about you). But you don't know me or my life. I try to contribute by posting observations when the guys come here to LA and insightful posts - but this year has been tough, losing a parent, paying a mortgage, and getting diagnosed with cancer a week ago. So before you call someone out for "not contributing enough to the message board" realize that many of us are leading adult lives with their own challenges and we are real people behind these avatars.
  2. I never "Called out the fanbase, or told anyone the were bad fans". Its clearly referring to the extremes here. People see what they want to see. Read the original post: "He was skating with his grandkids after practice when the team was practicing in LA for the SCF. They seem to be between 5-8 years old. He's done SO much for us - he's earned the right to be a Grandpapa the way he sees fit. Is some disrespectful, spiteful, selfish loser here going to piss on his NJ memorabilia now and post pictures?" If I want to come here and post once a month, or once a year - what difference does it make. I swear some of you hold grudges on and on and on. I don't know what compels people to debate the poster instead of the content of the post. I usually don't feel the need as of late to join the discussions- but days of reading the Parise-hate, revisionist history, and the absurd pissing thread really compelled me to respond.
  3. Fair enough - wrong place. I was just hoping people weren't going to continue their anger-fest onto Larry.
  4. Based on some of the posts lately this fanbase needs a few more shots at it. Read the threads on this site. There's a thread with a dude pissing on a Devils jersey - its is a disrespectful, ban-worthy, embarrassment to this site. I expect that from Rags and Flyers fans - not us. I understand the shock for a few days - but - Have we become a bunch of whiny spoiled children? Go ahead, trash me because it says "LA" in my profile - but I'm really surprised at a lot of folks here. A bunch of posters trying to read tea leaves into press quotes by Parise as to whether he was deceiving the fanbase, attempting to rewrite history with even the most eloquent of posts? They did it to Langs and they're going to do it to Parise. Master conspiracy? Bad Captain? This guy worked harder than anyone else on the ice every night - and every player said so! He was what drove this team. Can't we thank the guy for his contribution? Can't we repsect his hard work? I don't care what anyone here says - the most important thing at the end of the day is to be able to hug the people you love. That's what life is about - relationships. Zach wanted to be closer to that, for his future kids and family to be able to be together as a unit. I'll never criticize that. He's earned it - more than many many players. Wish him the best of success in MIN. Time served.
  5. He was skating with his grandkids after practice when the team was practicing in LA for the SCF. They seem to be between 5-8 years old. He's done SO much for us - he's earned the right to be a Grandpapa the way he sees fit. Is some disrespectful, spiteful, selfish loser here going to piss on his NJ memorabilia now and post pictures?
  6. Some people think Patrick Elias is perennially stuck in 2006. The wake up call is going to be brutal when the guy's decline becomes sharper this season.
  7. Poni Zidlicky Sykora Carter Bernier
  8. Per Strickland https://twitter.com/andystrickland/s...27284014563328 New Jersey ‪#Devils‬ and Cam Janssen agree to a one-year extension paying him $575/$105 http://www.truehockey.com/articles/Devil …
  9. So when does the parade of ex-Devils potential coaching suggestions kick off.... Brylin Holik Fetisov Please Lou - someone from the outside with no ties to NJ!
  10. My worry with the defense mainly comes if the the goalie tandem is one year older - and more susceptible to injury. It would be different if we had a Brodeur/young player combo.
  11. Things like this are why I post less. Posters who want to go head to head about posting personalities rather than hockey issues. 1. Has Greene been better - absolutely. He is miles different than AG 2008. I really didn't think he was going to be able to live up to that contract but so far he has. I really didn't think one was contractually obligated to "pump up the tires" of players they have at one time thought were liabilities but apparently this must be somewhere in the fine print here. My original post had nothing to do with Andy Greene but whatever. 2. AWOL in the playoff run? Seriouslly, some folks (not all of you) have no idea what its like to be a fan of another team outside of the area. Not that those of us deserve any kind of award - but for many its a much different sports fan experience. I have a job, your local NJ games start mostly at 7pm for you - sometimes by the time I start watching a game after work its 9pm PST and 1am at its end. I watch every game. After this, I'm often too drained to jump into the GDT and add comment. This playoffs was a worldwind for me. The coinsidence of NJ vs. LA was amazing. I went to every LA game, I saw every Devils LA practice. I moved work commitments to catch the Devils players at the buses. I still haven't processed through the whole experience. You guys get to see the Devils EVERY WEEK - for me its once or twice a year - and I haven't seen a Devils playoff game in almost 10 years. We never get to meet them or have them sign anything - much less talk to them (Staples Center is locked down) .It was really big and also expensive. If I didn't have time at the of the day to come here and "pump some tire" (i.e. "You my boy Henrique!") I'm sorry. Now, with the personal issues out of the way. My primary concern is not having a guy that can lead the defense until AL is ready. That's a lot of pressure for him. With Volch's lessened minutes, and the possible departure of Salvador - who becomes that anchor, that stability?
  12. OK - I can buy in to everything except the Yandle evaluation. Yandle was a Norris defender last year and had a down year this playoffs. He's somewhere in between. But this is also why he's probably not paid like Chara, Weber, or Karlson.
  13. IF the goaltending situation does not change - the defense will be expected to pick up the slack. I worry about putting expectations on Larsson. Getting someone like Yandle would let him develop more naturally and on pace. Our offensive output ratio of help from the defense is extremely out of balance. It worries me.
  14. Why is it laughable? What's the explanation? I've yet to hear one other than the validity of the call or non-call? Just tell me where the offense from the back end is coming from other than Zidlicky? As for Greene, I haven't typed his name in over a year - but why argue logic when you can simply - roll out the NJDEVs bias history right? I don't think we have anything we need to get Yandle done - but I also wouldn't have believe the Michalek or JVR trade returns the past few days either. I'd start the conversation with Zubrus/Tedenby/Josefson... (which won't get it done).
  15. You have to be able to kill penalties at key moments. We need defensive depth. I think the NYR and LAK series alone proves how important offense from the back line is going to be against strong defensive teams. Its always been our weakness. Zids helps but is not enough.
  16. People are so worried about Parise. Was Parise the reason we let in 3 goals during a 5 min major in Game 6? Goaltending is still an issue going forward for this team - and the patch fix tenders are coming off the market day-by-day through trades and re-signs. So what's the immediate 3-year plan for that? Does management really believe that someone is ready in the pipe? OR do we push foolish forward with two 40 year old tenders again hoping that neither gets injured? Clearly, how important was offense from the back line in the playoffs this year? How lucky were we with Salvador with that? IMHO, we should be going after Suter or trading for Yandle (with anything not named Henrique, Larsson, Kovy) at all costs. I know we don't have the assets but we need to address this. We can't hold a lead to save a life unless MB is in the zone - how long is that going to last? I think some people are honestly fooled by this smoke-and-mirrors defense (bring out the stats). If the Goaltending is going to stay on the older side - the defense needs to significantly pick up the slack. Simply fielding the same team - or close to it - is not going to do it. I love him - but - Parise is not the lynchpin. He won't determine whether the ship sinks or floats.
  17. I agree it was the right move - hell I wanted him off the team 2 years ago. I just find it amazing how some teams can move dead assets and still get something back. ... and yes I do understand the difference between Mick and White.
  18. Its not small potatoes when you are in debt. The checks are still being cashed.
  19. We are STILL paying Colin White this year - he didn't come off the cap. That's my point.
  20. Love that we had to pay folks to take our unwanted "D" goods in Colin White - yet PIT actually gets assets for theirs. Some of you seem to think Zach Parise is Gretzky reincarnated in a smaller body. If he goes, he goes, if he wants to be #3 on the priority list in PIT who cares?
  21. Someone tell Shero he traded the wrong D man.
  22. Man, I must be really intoxicated, I didn't realize PIT drafted Shea Weber and Nick Lidstrom tonight! These guys haven't even played a game yet. Meanwhile we've been drafting D for years and our prospect pool is still rated as poor by many. Unbelievable Ray Shero takes a piss and its a brilliant move to add depth to the team.
  23. Subbans are too much of a circus - don't know how to act like they've been there. I'll take humility over "Swagger" anyday. Have a hard time beliving Lou would have gone that way.
  24. ... but its not, if you've watching the draft and read the trade analysis you would know that he does play a part in the deal - he's not a nobody. At the end of the day - aren't we all better off - if posters try to get the deal accurate and link it to a credible source? It's not like its ALL THAT HARD to go to the Draft thread and discuss it there until the details are announced.
  25. Who cares - its like everything PIT does every year is fvcking magical. The year they signed Martin and Michalek every pundit and NHL "expert" made it sound as if they just built Rome - now they can't move these guys out fast enough. Happy for Staal - gets to play with his brother and into the spotlight - other than that - fvck 'em.
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