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  1. I've said this elsewhere, but Lou is the reason I'm a Devils fan and not a Rags fan. I'm nothing but grateful for everything he's done for this franchise. Forever, in Lou we trust.
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    I like Cloverleaf. Foods decent, rotating taps are nice. They have a surprisingly high number of basics, which is frustrating, and for a beer bar, the staff doesn't know that much, but if you know your sh!t and want to try some stuff, they're good.
  3. Haven't had a chance to post til now. I've always believed in Lou, even knowing how badly the past few years have gone. I've also always respected Shero, so while we're not in good shape, I'm cautiously optimistic long term. Also happy Lou went outside the organization/family to pick his successor, because, even as a Lou fan, that trend was bothersome. More importantly, Lou is the reason I'm a Devils fan. I picked my hockey team, and my dad likes the Rangers, so if anything, they would have been the logical choice. The classy, intelligent, professional organization that Lou ran drew me in, an
  4. I'd love to see Andy Greene, though I heard from a friend of a friend (admittedly as reliable a source as the security guard) that the powers that be think he's too critical, especially to the media, and they liked how Sal stayed positive.
  5. 4 v 4 would fvck up penalties royally. The 5 on 3 is a huge part of the game, for good reason. It's fvcking exciting, and a reward for discipline (or a penalty for lack thereof). Also, we have enough goals. We're past the trap heavy dead puck era, and the game, purely in terms of aesthetics, is, imo, as good as it's been in my lifetime. 3v3 ot makes sense, because too many games are being decided in the skills competition. We don't need to butcher the first 60 minutes to solve that problem.
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    Yeah, I do not have that kind of cash right now. Too bad.
  7. Best game I've been to live. I remember Elias had a great hat when he got 2nd star.
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    http://www.northjersey.com/mobile/news/business/modified-n-j-rules-aid-craft-brewers-1.1289302
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    That's dirty. I get wanting to make money and move your product, but that's a tactic straight out of the big 3 playbook.
  10. Parise had missed the previous season due to injury. He's small and takes a lot of contact. I would have wanted to see if he was healthy before offering him a long term deal as well. It's just stupid to say that Parise was baiting Lou, or Lou was wrong not to lock him up. It didn't work out, but I would do exactly what Lou did every time. Some of the Lou haters on here are ridiculous. I think where are some fair criticisms of the post lockout years, but the armchair gms who, thanks to hindsight, know exactly what Lou should have done are just bores. I also don't know how Lou's saying he doesn'
  11. Don't know why we're treating this like an issue. Elias gave an honest answer like he's always done. Chere asked a stupid question, like he always does lately. The team sucks at forward, which we already knew. This isn't news.
  12. I take McDavid. As we've seen this year, it's hard to get a superstar, and hard to win without one. I'd rather build after the draft than take pieces. MAYBE if Buffalo has The number 2 pick and is dumb enough to trade a first next year and the chance to get Eichel I bite, but that's not likely.
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    Open question, inspired by a mediocre beer from a great brewery, do you think breweries should churn out multiple styles, for the sake of variety, or stick to 1 or 2 styles that they specialize in? I'm honestly torn on the issue.
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    I loved the first Maine beer I had. It wasn't Mean Old Tom. Unfortunately, don't remember what it was, as it was the last beer I drank in a series of high ABV craft beers. Deets got fuzzy at some point... I got a bad burger once, that was what turned me off.
  15. If our d was old, I'd completely agree with you, but right now we're okay at 2 of 3 positions, and the d is fragile as hell. If we get the right forwards and Merrill, Lars, or Severson regress, we're just as bad as we are now.
  16. Too bad Jags is going to a loser, but great haul for Lou. I guess good teams don't buy high.
  17. I wouldn't do it, for various reasons, but the biggest is how valuable the right goalie is when developing young d. A good goalie is a coach on the ice. Just look at how Marty worked with guys like Martin, Iduua, and Greene after Nieds left. He also bails kids out for their mistakes, which is huge for confidence. And just because I think it's a bad idea doesn't mean it's a bad discussion topic, so everyone flaming the OP calm the fvck down. For that matter, even if it wasn't a valid topic calm the fvck down. I liked this board for being mostly respectful. That seems to be going away.
  18. Yeah, though I was there 1 night when it was randomly hopping and they were completely out of chicken. It was gonna take like an hour to make a new batch, so I had to go. Crushing.
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    If I liked the food better, I'd do office more. The Montclair location is the closest to my parents'. Going back to sports bars, I like that places are starting to feel pressure to get better stuff on tap. Unfortunately, with The big three making fake crafts, or buying the old breweries makes it too easy for bars to just order from them, which isn't good for craft beer growing. And, good as Goose is, The creativity, good and bad, that comes from independent craft brewers puts any of the half crafts to shame. Much as I enjoy being able to drink Goose or Bluepoint damn near anywhere when I used
  20. Forgot them. They're great. Way better than Ferry BBQ imo.
  21. I don't like chipotle. Too much rice, too bland. Of course, in spoiled, since the taco joint on my block has $2.50 tacos with a ton of meat and veggies, and homemade sauce. Somebody asked about Ironnound restaurants before. I love Fernandes for steak, best I've ever had, though a bit pricy. For a nice, affordable meal, Casa Basca is great. Portucale is good as well, and they usually have good specials, though I haven't been there since the owner got arrested for laundering money for the mob... Some people swear by Hell's Kitchen for pre/post game, but I prefer Bello's, which is also right next
  22. I don't have a problem with YS, though I respect the point others are making about it showing an inferiority complex. I think there are 2 real issues at games. The first is an overly aggressive attempt by ownership to sanitize things. Sporting events are not pg. they're fun, and kids can certainly go and have a great time, but they're gonnahear some things. As others have said in this thread, it's up to the parents to make sure their kids know that what they hear at the Rock stays at the Rock, and give some of the cheers context (while ignoring others). I applaud the owners trying to bring in
  23. WAs the 2012 draft that deep?
  24. Unless you're expecting to keep making he finals, which no one, even the most optimistic fan, would do, it's stupid to keep the 29, unless you're sure that draft is so deep you'll get a big time player that late. We felt it wasn't then, we see evidence of that now. Very few people agreed with Lou keeping that pick. Even fewer do now.
  25. Going back to the original point of the article, no matter who is at fault, the team is clearly rebuilding. Our commentators, who are in theory paid to inform and entertain rather than kiss the collective @sses of the FO could be discussing which players should be here long term, what we can get for vets at the deadline, and the strengths and weaknesses of all positions going forward instead of pretending we might make the playoffs. The FO could act grateful to the STH who keep pouring money into a bad team, rather than raining prices a ton AND making it tougher to resell some tickets, either
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