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  1. Not sure who is to blame, but its important to remember very few teams play a full 60 minutes every night. Mental lapses are going to happen to every team. The fact the Devils are normally on the better team when they are on is a good sign.
  2. So I posted a message under the "Official Trade Gio" thread and, as always, I made several glaring spelling mistakes. In fact I'm sure I'll be making some here as well.

    In any event, I went to go edit the post and to my surprise, the editor cut out half of the post! I tried both the quick and the full to no avail.

    I know there were issues earlier, but I can't post in that thread...

    Edit: I can edit this fine though....

  3. Oh please. Score a big goal at the right moment is code for you love him and would have his children. He's not a great skater, merely a good one, and he takes silly penalties. Not what New Jersey needs, plus they love him in Toronto and wouldn't auction him off, and New Jersey doesn't need another long-term contract on a player who is already declining. Darcy Tucker's decline won't be pretty either - he has a lot of NHL mileage on him, he's not very big, and he's taken a pounding for years.

    Silly penalties?? He has less than 1.7 penalty minutes per game. Not great but give the kid some slack - its not like he was the cause of the Penguin's PP goals tonight - Elias and Brodeur were!

    Funny how last year Gomez was dragging the offense down and now Gionta misses him :blink:

    I'd rather try to get some more offensive talent around Gionta before dumping him. It's not as if he's not trying, he's pressing. The opposite of Elias when he gets in a slump, Elias never shoots when he loses it, Gionta shoots from all over the place.

    Agreed! He still has some value left in him. Obviously someone at the Devils thinks so or else he wouldn't be playing on the top line.

    And sorry, but GWG never meant much to me. G is what is important, because it includes the tiebreaking goal, the insurance goal, the goal that changes the momentum of the game, etc.

  4. Am I the only one scratching my head on this one? Since when has Gio been dragging us down? Maybe he's not up to the level he once was, but does that mean we immediately dump him? Hell, I can think of at least a half dozen other guys I'd rather see leave before I let Gio go!

    I mean, if we look at his stats, he has the same amount of points and Patrik Elias in a much smaller package. So he's not racking up the deflections he once did at the front of the net - ever think that maybe Gomez had a hand in that department?

    Does it mean that since Gomez is gone, Gio is obsolete?

    [u]P	#	Name		Height	GP	G	A	Pts	Shifts	Shots[/u]
    C 26 Elias, Patrik 6' 1" 49 15 19 34 1175 174
    RW 14 Gionta, Brian 5' 7" 53 13 21 34 1218 168

  5. I think Sutter lit another spark under the Devils players in the second intermision because the third period they were fired up.

    They were out there looking for Penguin heads I thought. They were making some nice hits to start the period, but I was getting nervous when the Penguins had 10 shots on goal and the Devils only had 3.

  6. Good idea, keep is classy, San Diego.

    Bud Light - suck one.

    I'm going to never quote Will Ferrel again, btw. Just so everyone knows. That's it.

    I'm going to keep track of that one. :evil:

    Oh, and back in the South Mountain days, Jen would get some autographs next to the rink as players left to go back to the locker room. i don't know if it has changed now at the Pru Center.

    Any idea what the practice schedule is like?

  7. If that person is a professional hockey player, you show them a picture of a 100 year old cup with alot of famous people's names etched on it and say, "Win and you get a chance to carry this".

    If that doesn't do the trick, said hockey player should hang up his skates.

    Yelling and screaming seems to be Sutter's MO, for better or for worse. I just wish he provided a plan for improvement rather than the cliche, "We need to play a full 60 minutes" or "We didn't give it our all". I don't think Sutter has any clue why we are so inconsistant, except for the fact we have an incredibly inexperienced defensive core that's ruining our transitional game. Maybe there is no plan except for "we need to pick up a 1st pairing defenseman" but in the end, I don't mind the occasional Sutter rant. They used to bug me, but I'm over it. If trying to win the greatest trophy in all of sports isn't enough motiviation, than do whatever works.

    The cup thing is a nice idea, but when you play 82 games and you still have 30 left, you're tired and losing, you need a spark to get you going. Sutter is doing just that, and I can't blame him. Sometimes the trophy is too far away to get you going.

    FWIW, I agree with the point, but I just think there's more to it than that.

  8. Arron Asham is averaging 9 minutes a game. Mike Rupp is averaging 6.

    All it takes is one game on another line, or an injury within a game, to seriously skew time on ice stats. The Mighty Ducks were not rolling 4 lines during last year's playoffs.

    I think the point here is that you may nt play the 4th line a lot, but you need guys with some talent back there or else your basically playing with a 15-man roster and - if someone gets sick or leaves a game early - you need to plug the holes with guys who can get the job done and not wear down your top guys. If you consistently play those guys for more and more time, they are going to be dead by the time the Stanley Cup Finals rolls around.

    I personally think fatigue played a roll in the Devils losses in the second round last year and the year before.

  9. He is locked up for the next three seasons, unless he has some serious injury he will probably be a Flame for his career. He is too unique for a team to lose.
  10. Oh, wait, you're probably talking about the cost for the service, not just the filing fees, right? Yeah, that would do it. :doh1:

    How much more prominent can it be? :noclue:

    You got it. I really didn't have any desire to try and figure out all of the legal jargon required to do it, and I was too afraid I'd do something wrong and wind up being sent to jail because of it!

  11. Several lawyers and visitors here have brought up that I have been pretty lucky so far with the lawsuits. I may be thinking of forming a corporation to shelter us in the future from personal damages. If anyone has info or a ideal direction I should go from here let me know.

    For those of you who have already provided me info, thanks.

  12. Well,the MCI/whatever it is now Center in DC transformed the onetime beaten down chinatown district into a pretty thriving section. I think that the Rock can spark better protection for pedestrians, and overtime employees, and evening diners etc, into a lively area. And with the Devils emphasis on WINNING, the city will have a fbetter self image. Not perennial losers.

    I agree and certainly think that with a little hard work, Newark can become an even better home. But the trick is the economy can't suck at its present levels. Also as Newark improves, so should attendance. You still have a number of fans who are hesitant to even try to go to a game because it's in Newark and Newark is a bad place to go at night.


    Also, it wouldn't hurt if lower level tickets weren't so expensive. Granted I like the idea of different price ranges in the lower tier, but its still too high. I mean, why else would the Devils be offering a buy4 get one free deal just for the lower tier? Its because they just can't get butts in seats down there. And yes, I agree some of the people arent' sitting there because they are elsewhere in the arena, but not that many...

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