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DevsMan84

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  1. I don't care if it is 10 or 50 years ago. Hockey, and the NHL, change stuff all the time and getting upset about a solution to an unprecedented situation is asinine. This is really "old man yelling at cloud" stuff.
  2. lol I think you are going overboard here. What the Astros did to win their World Series is something that tarnishes a sport. Coming up with an idea to try to finish a season the most fair way possible to all teams in an unprecedented situation is not something I would consider as tarnishing a sport.
  3. I think you are falling victim to the whole sanctity of the sport nonsense.
  4. I think some of you are overreacting with the whole "Covid Cup" thing and just spitting out cliched slogans about the spirit or sanctity of the sport. They were doing first round bye's up until the 70's I believe and even doing a best of 5 round into the 80's. Do those teams cup wins get asterisk too?
  5. I guess that is better than a team full of A-holes.
  6. Gotten some new stuff since my last post: Nico Hischier 18-19 red set 3 Ilya Kovalchuk 2012 SCF set 1 - Worn in game 3 in LA Zach Parise 11-12 red set 3 - Worn in last couple games of season and first 2 rounds of the playoffs MacKenzie Blackwood 18-19 white set 3 - Worn in 6 games and went 2-4 in those games. Photomatched and found 2 cards that feature photos of him wearing this jersey Scott Niedermayer 1998 All Star - Worn in either the photoshoot/warmups or one of the three periods of the game. Petr Sykora 11-12 red set 2 - Also worn when during the ceremony to honor his 1000th NHL game.
  7. Ah winning gold WJC-20 means he is guaranteed to be an NHL player. Good grief lol. So he scored a goal.....played in 4 games for a dumpster fire of a team......and you are saying he is promising? lol K.
  8. IIRC, I think the players that revolted on the Stevens decision was Muller, Daneyko and I think MacLean (I might be wrong on him). Muller was immediately shipped off to MTL while I think Daneyko was a holdout for a little bit as well.
  9. Indeed, he was pegged to go as a second rounder by most experts. The same round where players have about a 15% chance of making the NHL. The whole thought that he could be a top 4 D-man only exists in the Devils fan bubble (and almost all in the bubble have never even heard of him before the trade). Most expert picks I have seen since the trade said he is maybe at best a 3rd pairing D-man. Apologies if I keep my "mission accomplished" banner furled up on Merkley based on 10-15 games.
  10. We added a top 10 pick that is still a gamble with a scouting staff that has yet to prove themselves, a player who a lot of Devils fans are hoping would be a top 4 D-man (while most experts are pegging him lower) but is maybe the 5th best prospect in the Coyotes system, and a bunch of spare parts. There have been teams that get more for rentals at the deadline than what we get for Hall.
  11. Love wondering what could have been if Lou accepted that offer. For some reason I could see Joseph skipping town as fast as he could. However, I think Rod would have been a nice addition. Regardless, I still prefer how history actually went down in the end.
  12. Was it 92 strike or 95 lockout they got rid of those type of deals?
  13. Pierre would have gotten more for Hall. #Changemymind
  14. Gary Thorne is a hack. He went out of his way to cheerlead for the Avs in 2001 and for pretty much everyone but the Devils in 2003. I swear his lips were permanently stapled to Bourque's rear in the 2001 finals. Then you have the 2003 ECF game 7 call where he kept shouting about the stupid goal light not going on right away as the goal not being a goal when everyone else with even a single functioning eyeball could see it was a goal. He literally wanted that to not count.
  15. Regarding guys like Biznasty and Cam on the podcasts, I never fully understood the whole fascination with guys like that. I have never gotten into the goon culture and to me they just seem like a relic of of bygone era. I can understand the interest in some of the old heavyweights like Probert, Kocur, Twist, etc. mostly because they played in an era where fighting was still a very common part of the game. Now, if I go to 10 games in person I am lucky to see more than 1 actual fight total. Guys like Cam and Biznasty are goons in an era where they are a dying breed and from what I have heard from them their recollections are often exaggerated than anything else. I guess people still like these guys in some sort of Last of the Mohicans type of romanticism.
  16. Frankly, if I was him, I would ask Lelands for a refund on the Langs and Terreri. There was no mention in the listing that the Langs was a PS and Terreri was described as a GI when it is not.
  17. Not necessarily. That's a somewhat new feature ebay has (as in the past couple of years or so) where sellers can send their watchers or those who viewed the item an offer. The offer is the same for everyone and it is done in just a couple of clicks. I got an offer on the Langs for $600 from that guy even though I only viewed it and haven't been watching it.
  18. DevsMan84

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    So I see my last post on here was 2.5 years ago. In that time I have: 1) I forgot about the auto-renew for NJBC membership for 2019 as well. I didn't for 2020 so this past December 31st was my last day as a member. The next day or two later I was promptly booted from their private FB group. I think in the time I was in their private FB group (3-5 years), I think I posted maybe 6-10 times. I would also estimate that for 2019 using the card I saved a total of about $5-10. The card cost $25. While the number of places have gone up that accepted it since I first joined around 2013 (was about 300 and in 2019 it was over 600), the deals have gotten worse. I do not blame NJCB for that as it was the restaurants/bars that were dictating that and too often the places would either not honor the card or play games. A large liquor store that I shall not name in my old town used to not accept the $2 off any craft beer purchase if it was on-sale by the store. Naturally that was never mentioned in the discount details and my favorite beers were perpetually "on sale" though the price was in-line with normal retail prices. 2) Throughout 2018 and 2019, I drank maybe 1 beer every 2-3 weeks. I just stopped caring. I will say that the virus has made me picked up the bottle more often, I am right now at a 1 beer a week pace. Much different than in 2012-2016 pace of at least one every other day. 3) I stopped caring about every new brewery. Frankly, there are way too many mediocre breweries out there. For every good craft beer I have had, there are maybe 10 that are average to awful. Plus too many breweries get too caught up in creating something "unique" by throwing sh!t in their beer like kid's cereal's, fruit and lactose combos, and exotic ingredients that they cannot even get a solid pale ale or amber down. 4) My trip to Germany and Austria in the summer of 2019 really opened my eyes. It was my first trip there since I have been old enough to drink. In Austria, they have about 2-3 breweries that supply a majority of the beer in the entire country. Their coverage is carved up regionally and if you step into a bar there, most likely the bar will only have that one brewery's beer (though they may have a handful of varieties). These beers absolutely blew every single craft beer in NJ out of the water in terms of taste and quality. They didn't throw sh!t against the wall and hoped it stuck in regards to flavors, they don't try to create artificial excitement with "limited releases" and they were half the price of the beer over here. They proved that smaller isn't always better.
  19. Hall is probably still the best option out there. I would still take him in a heartbeat. Even at this year's production he would have still been our leading point-scorer. Even with the huge amount of cap space and with the cap ceiling being limited by COVID-19 over the next couple of seasons, we will still be hard pressed at getting UFA at levels similar to Hall or better to sign here. Players just don't want to sign in NJ unless it is a last resort. Even with his injuries I would still chance it. I would rather have 60 games a season of him than 82 games of the likes of McLeod, Rooney, Hayden, etc here.
  20. Between Parise, Kovy and now Hall, Devils fans seem to be the worst at acting like scorned women who got rejected. I get other fans are probably similar, but it seems to be especially bad with Devils fans.
  21. This is legit. Chem trails from planes are just tinfoil hat theories.
  22. I admittedly only read the first 1-2 paragraphs. However I like the image in my mind of them dropping disinfectant on families during intermissions. Make sure to cover your $15 beers!
  23. Thanks! The detective work is from mostly what other Devils collectors pieced together and I am just posting their findings:) I was watching that lot and was interested if it kept under $600, but naturally that didn't happen lol.
  24. FWIW the seller is selling off jerseys that was recently part of a lot at Leland auctions that had both jerseys and gloves. https://auction.lelands.com/bids/bidplace?itemid=98251 After fee's the total for that lot was about $1200-1300. Now I see they are up on eBay for $900 each (or best offer). Also keep in mind the following: 1) The Langs is a preseason gamer. That is not mentioned in the ebay listing (or in the Lelands listing either). 2) Yeah it is doubtful that is even a GI for Terreri given the reasons above. 3) The consensus among several collectors are saying that Langs likely didn't wear those gloves. I am not really a equipment guy so I will take their word for it.
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