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Everything posted by ThreeCups

  1. All I can say is amazing win Cammy is turning out to be one of Lou's best signings of the past decade? (Jagr as well for last season alone, singlehandedly made games worth watching) I know it is early, but I like this team...A LOT Schneider getting the bulk of the starts this year, combined with the youth infusion.....we are going to make some noise kids!
  2. $250 is for pro equivalent sticks. Most people would not even get the full benefit of using such sticks. Children CERTAINLY wouldn't. There are plenty of great sticks available for $60-$80, with the cheapest options around $20-$25
  3. Maybe he will try to make a splash for one more chance at glory before he rides into the sunset....
  4. I am not saying I wouldn't do a similar deal... The problem is, are we really a contender? It only makes sense for a "WIN NOW!" type of team. With that being said, if and when we get into the playoffs....I really think we could win it all behind some stellar goaltending from Cory I would part with a 1st, prospect, and a Gelinas or something similar to get Joe in red and black. But that is because I am of the mentality that we CAN win it all now. I am likely in the minority with that thinking though......but the only thing that matters is: What does Lou/ownership really believe? If they think we can make a serious push they should consider making a deal like this. Fun to dream.
  5. That is exactly that; a dream. He would command a much higher price than the package you proposed. I agree. Some GM will get over zealous and offer a solid roster player, a 1st round pick, and a prospect to land Thornton. He is a beast though....
  6. Has to be 9,000 SEATS taken by STH Think about this; how many people have *1* season ticket?!? Can't be more than a few hundred at most. Lots of accounts will have 2-4 tickets. Even if we call the average STH holder account *2* seats; that is about 4,500 accounts, making up 9,000 "season ticket holder seats". If there were 9,000 season ticket accounts, we would be nearly sold out on a STH basis.
  7. Let's be honest, Larsson doesn't have a shot of staying with the big club all year anyway
  8. You didn't get the memo? It's now "WE'RE ALL DEVILS INSIDE"
  9. I think the only way an "outsider" would know is by looking on the website. They post some photo galleries/videos sometimes from these things. There is a quick one minute snippet here: http://video.devils.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=637753&catid=745&navid=DL|NJD|home EDIT: It is a half ass video, but I supposed better than nothing. They easily could have gotten a nice 5-10 minute video highlight of the whole thing. The different setting Q&A sessions alone was a good amount of content.
  10. The "quintessential Carter moment" to me will forever be.... WARRIOR - And for the record, regardless of the cut he sustained, I thought he won the fight
  11. They weren't "stationed" anywhere, but Hugh Weber was walking around the concourse and readily accessible if you wanted to go up to him. I think the other guy he was with was Scott O'Neill/ Yupp! How could I forget #68?!?!? Sakic, Gretzky, Lemieux, Jagr and Bure was the Cammy list... Is Gyro healthy? Lol It was definitely not a health food expo in there that is for sure! Fried goods everywhere and copious amounts of extra sauces/cheese, etc
  12. I would just like to be rid of Salvador, one way or another
  13. They are at least giving the impression they want to be more involved with STHs. To some extent I believe them. I do believe they are trying to increase the profitability of the team first and foremost. It is a business, so this makes sense. In my opinion it was.... I have been to a few, and this one was the best. The food was hands down the best, and the extra added activities made the players less overwhelmed.
  14. They did move Jagr around a few times to areas where he was "exposed". I highly recommend going to any of the interview type sessions or press conferences. It is definitely a unique experience. And CORRECTION: They did open the outer most set of doors at 12:30, we just waited an additional 22 minutes for them to scan our tickets and metal detect wand us.
  15. I aspired to take tons of photos to post for everyone to see; but it didn't play out that way. I have a select few I will post at some point. Lots of stuff was going on, so this may be all over the place. So here we go.... Ticket say the event is from 1PM-3PM, "DOORS OPEN: 12:30PM" They let us in at approximately 12:52PM. I chalk this up to the Devils being the Devils when it comes to these sorta things. I come up the escalator, and there is food EVERYWHERE. When I say everywhere, I mean EVERYWHERE. There are tables set up along the concourse with different offerings from the various arena vendors. First food I encounter is a mini gyro of some sort. I walk some more and come to a ZEPPOLI table, right next to a Portuguese sausage sandwich table. The FIRE and ICE lounges are packed with food, some of the things I remember are chicken parm sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, flatbread pizzas, a "Pepperoni Sauce" buffalo wing, platters of Calandra's desserts, etc, etc. Back on the concourse there are cheesesteaks, Premio sausages fried and covered like a mozzarella stick (amazing), and countless other items. I can eat a lot and love trying all the arena food, and I didn't get to many things. Besides, I am eating on the run trying to see as much as possible! The players start to appear and are doing one of the following: 1. Standing in a fixed place on the arena concourse taking photos with fans 2. Doing a "Mock Press Conference" where fans ask questions 3. A "Q & A" session hosted by Dano himself where he asks some questions, and then has some fans ask questions (in Goal Bar) 4. Assisting some "celebrity chef" type chef cook on the concourse, complete with chef coats. Fans also can ask the players questions during these sessions. I think a few of the alumni guys like Grant Marshall were messing around with some kids on the main Prudential Center ice. There was also lots of other more kid-centric stuff going on along the concourse as well; face-painting, coloring, balloon animals, etc. I think some video games too. I have 0 interest in that kinda stuff, so I dismissed it along my travels. It is impossible to be everywhere at once, so you have to pick and choose what you do/where you go/what your priorities are. No two fans' experiences can be exactly the same at these events. I go to most of these events every year, so I wasn't necessarily trying to get photos with a lot of guys. I only wanted a few that I did not already have. It is a rather relaxed atmosphere, and you get a few seconds of face time with the guys you wait on line for. Some people get overzealous and try to engage the players in full length conversations. To these people I say, "Keep it moving!!" If someone is ambitious and scurrying around, you can get photos with a good amount of players. On a side note, this was a "No Autograph Event", but as always I saw people getting things signed. It would have to be a smaller item or something like a jersey but it could be done rather easily. I love getting autographs, but refrain from asking when they say "No Autographs". I do regret not bringing my Scott Clemmensen bobblehead to get signed though. Who knows if I will have another chance at him this season. Early on I was running through the Fire lounge and quickly downing a chicken parm when I saw Tootoo with a Devils rep standing around with nobody around them. He wasn't necessarily on my want list, but I do like his game and hope he sticks around. I went up to him and got the photo. I felt like a giant next to him. I ended up attending the Jaromir Jagr & Andy Green Q & A session with Dano. Very cool stuff. Dano asked a couple questions to each guy and then opened it up to fans' questions. Kenny applauded Jagr for his endurance and dedication to the game, being able to perform and compete at his age. Dano said he believes that Jaromir can play until he is 50 if he wants to. I got to ask Jags a question, which ultimately Dano had to translate to him after the fact. This session lasted about 40 minutes or so. Afterwards they posed for photos with everyone who waited. I got a pic of me between Jags and Greene. Pretty cool. Waited in a very small line to go up to Gomez. I razzed him a bit about his defection across the river, and told him to help bring us Cup #4. Took a picture with him. Saw Gelinas in one of the lounges, got a photo with him. I told him to keep ripping the cannon slapper. He said he definitely will be. Came across Cory Schneider in one of the lounges. Got a photo with him, and wished him good luck for the season. Saw a few minutes of Schneider and Cammalleri doing the chef session. This was hosted by EJ Hradek. Towards the end I got to ask a question. I happened to have on a Rutgers hat, so EJ opened it up with a crack at former Michigan guy Cammalleri for their lost to RU last night. Cammalleri said that Michigan football is in a bad place right now. I asked them who their 5 favorite players to watch were growing up. Schneider went with: Ray Bourque, Marty, Luongo, Adam Oates and Cam Neely. (he is a Boston guy!) Cory said he obviously watched goalies because he was one, and that it was a great experience getting to play with both Luongo and Marty. Cammalleri's list was: Sakic, Gretzky, Bure and ??? I think one was Mario Lemieux, but I am not positive. Cannot remember the other. Got a photo with Cammalleri after this session was over. Great event, and I had a great time. I got to stuff my face, make small talk with players, ask a few questions and get some cool photos and see the guys in a more informal setting. Overall, people can say what they want about the Devils; there is often miscommunication/misinformation regarding events like this and other matters, etc etc. This event was nothing less than spectacular. I can guarantee NO OTHER TEAM IN ALL OF PRO SPORTS has things with player access like this. NONE! THIS is what makes my Season Tickets worth it to me, even with all of the pricing nonsense and other drama. THIS is why I will have Seasons for the rest of my life. Maybe I am a bit overly excited post-event, but I feel really good about this team for this season...... LET'S GO DEVILS!!!
  16. The question is... If Marty "officially" announces his retirement by, let's say....mid December.....do we put #30 up into the rafters this season?!!?
  17. Good stuff, totally slipped my mind that he was with PDB already His run in 08-09 kept the team a "contender" Still blame that MB30 mask for the injury to Marty
  18. I wish we could have signed him for 3 years + If he has a good year this season he will be due a sizeable raise....
  19. I would rather have almost ANY half capable player in Sal's place, but I feel like he is going to be on the team no matter what.... I would find it hard to believe that Kaberle along with a few other guys aren't better than him.....
  20. Everyone's thoughts on Kaberle making the club? I have a buddy that is persistent he will make it....I don't see it happening I would think going into camp the top 6 will consist of Salvador, Greene, Zidlicky, Merrill, Larsson and Gelinas We also have Harrold who always seems to be "in the mix" and Severson who will be looking to make a name for himself... EDIT: Apparently Mike Komisarek will be in camp too
  21. I think the Clowe deal is going to end up being a disaster. I didn't like it from the day it was signed... I think Cory can singlehandedly get us into the postseason. If we are not in the playoffs come April, DeBoer certainly needs to go (if he isn't already fired at that hypothetical point)
  22. If he puts up anywhere near the production he did last year, I would keep signing him to one year deals until he is officially done. I don't care if he is 57; if he can produce it's irrelevant....
  23. Lou honestly was able to stay in his position for as long as he did based on 3 major factors... Drafting Marty, Drafting Nieds, fighting tooth and nail to get Stevens as compensation from the Blues What an incredible core to have for an extended period of time. All first ballot HOF'ers and ALL TIME GREATS. We may have to wait a lonnnnnnng time to see just 1 player of that caliber again in the red and black, nevermind 3 of them simultaneously.
  24. I look forward to the positive changes we will see when he leaves Hopefully better marketing, and maybe some of the organizational stuff-iness will end
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