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  1. 5 minutes ago, Martyisth3b3st said:

    Uninspiring first period. Nico looks great, and Hall is just better than most hockey players out there. 

    Said it earlier but I’m starting to sour on Zacha. He seemed so confident and strong with the puck in preseason; but so far I’d say he is playing like he doesn’t belong in the NHL at NHL speed. It’s hard to describe, but take Bratt for example— Bratt looks like he is always a half step ahead of the things that are happening on the ice. In the right place, making the right play, etc. Zacha looks like “oh, fvck!” When he gets the puck. 

    I said that the Devils needed to really nail the Zacha pick if this slump was going to end any time soon. Now, granted, I didn’t know we’d get two players in Nico and Jesper that look like mainstays, but still — not a good look so far. At all. 

    It kills me to see Provorov and Werenski tear it up already, and to know we took Zacha... it was David Conte's parting gift to the team.

  2. 16 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

    I mentioned ya in the San Jose GDT...good to see you back:

    Other plus:  saw Colin226 at the game...hadn't seen him in some time, was good to catch up with him.  Told him to get his ass back in here and he said he might...hope he starts posting in here again...he's good people.

    Haha I was only joking before, but I do appreciate that!

    Honestly, one of the big reasons I left the forum was the mobile app for here was a huge pain to use. I'll have to see if it's better now. The community here was always great (aside from a few bad eggs who eventually got banned) so I definitely want to come around more. Crazy to think I signed up here over 8 years ago.

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  3. It's a slow day so I figured some good team news would be nice:



    Health care brands continue to pay big $: @NJDevils sign Barnabas Health to biggest deal team has done in 8 years

    Looks like they are becoming a "Presenting Sponsor" of the Devils, akin to Chase with NYR and McDonalds with LA Kings. AmeriHealth Pavilion will be renamed the "Barnabas Health Hockey House" and team practice jerseys will carry their name/logo. We've already seen Barnabas get their logo on the ice, and they were the sponsor of Brodeur Night programming on MSG.

  4. 16 hours ago, Martyisth3b3st said:

    I went to the Stars game over Christmas holiday and sat goal bar for 60 bucks each. Face on those tickets was 175. I'll be in the goal bar tonight for $55/seat, face on these is $140. Even for rivalry games, except maybe the Rangers games, Stubhub is still cheaper than face value. I went to opening night in the goal bar for $48. 

    For those asking, I usually get tickets the day of the game if it's a weekday. So far the cheapest I've gone on a weekday game was against CBJ on a Tuesday, my tickets were $8/each + fees and I got them 45 minutes before the pick dropped. 

    Yeah I mean obviously the STH price is below that face value you're seeing, but those Goal Bar seats are also somewhat unique. We talk a lot about them on HF, and I know someone familiar with the deal the Devils have with the broker selling those seats. I'll just say that the broker has those Goal Bar seats, and a lot of others around the arena, for a fraction of STH cost (along with stipulations that help the Devils out). We speculate it's a way for the Devils to undercut their own face value in order to get more fans to games who normally would balk at face value, while also attempting to control the secondary market since this broker has like 2k - 2.5k seats spread across nearly every section of the arena. But the Goal Bar seats are typically their best deal and they own a ton of them after the Devils relocated most of the Goal Bar STH.

    For anyone looking to get these deals, here's the source: http://www.dreamtix.com/New-Jersey-Devils-Tickets

    You'll see all of those exact seats are typically listed on StubHub. I'd compare the two since buying directly from DreamTix may save you some money on fees.


  5. I renewed for next season, but may have to drop to 1 seat after this year so I can actually add to my savings lol..

    29 minutes ago, Martyisth3b3st said:

    Now that I'm back in the Tri State and working in NYC, I was considering getting season tickets again. My big reason for not doing it was the fact that the secondary market still MURDERS the face value. I've gone to 8 games this year, sat in the goal bar row 1 for 7 of them (and tonight) and treated myself to lower bowl black stats to another. I didn't pay more than $50 for a single game. For the majority of the weekday games, I sat row A goal bar for ~15 bucks. What's the incentive for becoming a season ticket holder, then?

    Yeah I mean if you mainly want to go to weekday games, don't care too much to be at rivalry games, don't expect the team to make the playoffs, and don't care about some of the ancillary benefits/events of being an STH, then yes StubHub is still the best option and there's really no way the team can make a plan for those types of fans. That said, the StubHub Plan folks definitely got creamed over the holiday break as resale prices were well above STH prices. STH also got one hell of a deal for Marty Night, including the ability to buy extras. That obviously won't be the case next year unless Elias retires. You're definitely going the smarter route for young guys like us. I do sometimes think about all of the money I drop year after year :(

    Those Goal Bar seats you've been getting are the best deal in the arena. The Devils sold a bunch to broker DeamTix, and they've basically been dumping them on StubHub for most games.

  6. Triangle Park appears to have passed the remaining hurdle and is tentatively set for a summer 2018 opening




    After nearly a decade of delays, the city has finally closed on a deal with Edison Properties and landowner Jose Lopez that will soon put shovels in the ground on the long-awaited Triangle Park.

    The work is expected to be completed by mid-2018, and will include the construction of new mixed-use construction in what are now parking lots surrounding the Prudential Center, as well as a walking bridge similar to New York City's High Line that will connect Newark Penn Station with the Ironbound's Peter Francisco Park, according to Baraka.

    "We finally got them to sign on the dotted line," he said.


  7. The arena is already fantastic and will be the home for, if not the rest of, our entire lives. But JVB was a couple years too soon of a few things:

    1) Economy collapse. Ouch, lots of debt of the arena. But maybe it took a bubble to even get us a new building

    2) Restaurant should be where the Goal Bar is and visa versa. A no-brainer here. Just terrible planning

    3) Clubs on side that players enter. Why not reward your highest paying clients with this?

    4) TV technology boom. Concourse screens and scoreboard could be so much cooler but things have gotten exponentially better since the arena was built. Oh well

    It's all good. The Rock is world class, and will be for a while. Owners are spending to make some necessary improvements and its awesome. Just wish they had been the ones to build the arena, but it is what it is and JVB should forever be applauded for putting in the blood, sweat, and tears it took to even get PruCenter. If these changes help us more, all power to them!

  8. Burg is set to open soon-ish:


    For months now, the chatter in Newark's Military Park has been: When is Burg opening. Very soon, apparently. Burg's Facebook page includes plenty of teasers of what's to come, including fried pickles, double decker grilled cheese, coffee float with maple bourbon ice cream, and of course, plenty of burgers. The exact opening date has yet to be announced, but once the front doors finally swing open, the place is expected to become the talk of Downtown Newark. Chris Siversen and Marc Haskell — the team behind Burg — know a little something about grand arrivals from when they opened Jersey City hot spot Maritime Parc. The newer venture was originally targeted for a summer debut.

    Also to note:
    - They'll have 8 rotating "wine taps"

    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/burgnj
  9. Not sure if this is big enough news to warrant it's own thread, but Todd Cordell just tweeted that Cammy is switching to #13 for next season.


    I'm in favor, if that's how Ray wants to run his organization. The whole number thing was a Lou rule, but Lou is gone now to another team, so I see no reason to keep the policy. I'm sure players didn't totally care about it either way, but I'm also sure they would prefer whatever number they want.

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