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  1. I had a HUGE problem with him getting royalties from sports teams playing the song. Now I don't care. I was concerned with him taking the royalties money and buying girls in Cambodia. I have no such concerns now. The man is going to die in jail.
  2. Thanks Rowdy. Once I hit my goal weight, I inherited some money from a distant relative. Someone my mother was closer to than I was, but my mother for some reason was left out of the will. So I thought it fair to share my good fortune and offer her a trip to the Grand Canyon, somewhere she had always dreamed of going. So she was going from Halifax to Toronto and I was going Ottawa to Toronto and we were to meet at the gate before our flight to Phoenix. However, I didnt tell her that I had lost the weight (or that I had shaved my head, or that I replaced the glasses with contacts). My own mother didn't recognize me at all.
  3. I designed the jackets for the running team. https://www.facebook.com/running.down.dreams/photos/a.1514379198803394.1073741829.1513842965523684/1515986071976040/?type=1&theater It took decades of believing I wasn't good enough before realizing what all I could do.
  4. Takes one to know one? Moustic is as funny in person as on in the interweb series of tubes. PK: Actually, I am writing. As per the interview above, I've started my book. Seventy pages in thus far. Rather than being sanguine on a hockey forum or snarky on a politics forum, I'm being salubrious in e-book form.
  5. Heh. One of my before pictures is in my 2003 Cup T-shirt.
  6. Thanks DM, Scott.... I was featured on the local morning show: http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=453553 As per the interview, I'm working on a podcast. My very first guest was a guy I met on the Flames board and he wore his Calgary jersey. I told my second guest that if she wore her Flyers jersey I was stopping the interview and getting my Devils jersey.
  7. I wasn't sure to put this in the "Introductions" forum or not, I've been gone for so long. My office is still covered in Devils paraphanalia and my wardrobe still consists of Devils gear. It's just different gear. I am co-captaining a running team that wil be doing a relay from Boston to the end of Cape Cod: http://www.runningdownourdreams.com/ Along with becoming a long distance runner, I've also become a VERY avid cyclist:
  8. Hrm. Only ones I HAVE met are Crasher, Rowdy and moustic. Who would I like to meet? Hrm. Probably Hasan.
  9. Heh. Moustic said before the game that he wanted Montreal to get one goal - just one - so he could get the experience of hearing a hockey-crazed Montreal crowd go wild. They got the one - and only one - goal he wanted. But he got two cheers since they celebrated the call-off goal too. Good game by the Devils, but lousy game by Montreal. No passion, no hitting... Little effort. Got pictures of Marty coming out for his first star. I hope that is his last game in Montreal... It would be a good note to go out on.
  10. NHL Preview: http://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/en/preview?id=2013020700 Well, the real big story is that I'm going to the game! I've got my jersey, my hat, my jacket, even my Devils socks on today. I'm hope Moustic didn't cancel his plans to go to the game; it would be cool to meet a Devils fan from the other side of the pond. Let's Go Devils!!!
  11. My expectation coming into this season was that I was totally and absolutely sure that we would finish dead last and yet not qualify for the first overall pick because we lost this year's pick. I was positive we were going to be the NHL laughing stock. So by my measure, we're actually doing quite well. Things could be worse. We could be Buffalo. No team can suffer the losses we have seen over the last 5 years. We have bled just far too much talent. And it's not an easy job to replace it. I said I would buy NHL Centre Ice as soon as the Devils have more wins than losses. I saved my money this year. Still checking the box scores and seeing how things are going, but am not letting my mood be dictated by how some guys I don't know personally put a rubber disc into netted cage. I'm still a Devils fan as I am sure Brylin18 is. And the "go cheer for another team" crap is not useful to the conversation; you should be able to voice frustration without being told to go away. All I want now is for the Devils to continue to not be in the bottom 5 of the league *and* win on January 14th when Moustic and I are in Montreal.
  12. Hey moutic! I'll be at the game too!! It will be the first game my brother (also a Devils fan) and I will see together live since the banner ceremony in 2003. You will have to come over an introduce yourself!
  13. http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2013/04/devils_ilya_kovalchuk_bryce_sa.html
  14. http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2013/04/12/new_jersey_devils_in_dire_need_of_reboot_cox.html
  15. This wasn't such a hard ending to the season as we've had in the past. 2001 was much harder since the expectations were there. This year, I had no idea whatsoever that I would still be watching hockey in June. I love this team and what it accomplished this spring. It was an enjoyable run. The unfortunate ending wasn't as heartbreaking as in the past as they far exceeded my expectations at the start of the season.
  16. I hope you are so right on that call....
  17. Don

    Congrats Slovakia!

    Thing is, for me, I JUST DON'T CARE. For the past number of years, I'd follow the World Championships because with the Devils out, I might as well cheer on Travis and the other guys in red and white. But this year, I don't even know who was on the team. One thing about this tournament is all the guys that don't play. Forget that the NHL playoffs are still going on... there are so many guys that have been eliminated that didn't want to go (ie Crosby). The only thing I heard about the tournament was people's head exploding over Team Canada leaving off Spezza even though he expressed interest in going.
  18. The deadline for sending notice was Friday, May 18th. They couldn't wait until after the playoffs. They have absolutely no fear of doing this. I know many, many people who proclaimed last time that they "would never go to another NHL game ever" ... all of whom have returned to going to the games. The league knows that even if they shut down for a year, the fans will forgive them.
  19. I too love being the underdog. The more they pick the Rangers, the happier I am. I remember in 1995 when the sports editor for the Halifax Daily News made his picks and in the first round he had Boston giving us the boot in 5. In the second round he had the Penguins giving us the boot in 5. In the third round he had the Flyers in 6. I saw him just before making his finals prediction and I asked him if he could please, please, please pick the Wings in a sweep. He said "I was going to anyway".
  20. Well, different people are looking for different things. Some people are just positive people that like to celebrate the team whether they are doing well or they are losing. I tend to fall into that group. The way I see it, following a sports team is supposed to be an escape from the troubles and stress of everyday life. It's supposed to be an enjoyment. And reading our own fans spit on the team diminishes that enjoyment. There are negative nellies that predict we are going to lose because we are (1) playing a weak opponent and we always lose to the weak opponents, (2) playing a strong opponent because we just aren't an elite team capable of beating a strong opponent, or (3) playing an average opponent because... well... just because we suck. I want to believe my Toronto Argos are going to win even if their record is 1-12, playing the 13-0 Montreal Alouettes, they have 5 guys out injured including their QB and the coach is suspended. Do I like an intelligent discussion about why we lost the last game? Sure. Do I like discussing the strengths/weaknesses in the team's game? Okay. Do I like talking to people downing their beers bemoaning how the game is lost before it's even played? Not really. The optimistic fans that want to believe that the team can win when the odds look insurmountable are not the happiest of campers when it comes to internet forums because there is negativity all around. Whether there was ever any real analysis behind it, people love to predict doom and gloom. So the optimists should look elsewhere for their needs. I love hanging out on other teams hockey forums solely because as primarily 3rd party observers they aren't invested emotionally in the Devils and therefore tend to have independent sober thoughts to share about the team, not always predicting doom. It's a matter of what makes you tick as a person and how to fill those needs. I believed that the Devils could beat the Flyers. But I also believe the Argos are going to win the Grey Cup this year.
  21. Don

    MVP of Rounds 1 & 2

    One thing that came out in my discussion last night was the OPPOSITE question. Who was the LEAST valuable player over the last two rounds? And the impressive thing was that it was hard to come up with a name. Even Peter Harrold has filled in admirally when called upon... even as a forward! The funny thing was Brodeur's name came up in both conversations. He's had flashes of brilliance, but against Florida there were a number of goals I'm sure he would have liked to have back.
  22. Don

    MVP of Rounds 1 & 2

    I was discussing this last night and it's tough for me to pick who has been the team's best player over the first two rounds. There really doesn't seem to be anybody carrying the team right now. There are just so many candidates. Brodeur's numbers look pretty good, but take last night's game as an example and there were not a whole lot of great chances against him. Parise has given his all and has been tenacious, but had only 4 points against the Flyers whereas several others had the same or more. Thoughts?
  23. I really have no problem with Pierre: http://www.njdevs.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=30894&view=findpost&p=464294 However, I will say this. Most people either love or hate him. Because he isn't BLAND. He says some really crazy sh!t and has some really odd idiosyncrasies, but he isn't boring like the people CBC sometimes have calling the games.
  24. Heh. Got a chuckle out of this thread title. 7 ROUTINELY calls the league a joke, and then says "the league is a joke IF...". In any case, talking with fans of other teams or reading the TSN comments, by far most agree that this is suspension worthy.
  25. I think they should do what the NFL does and flip a coin to decide the winner.
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