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Chuck the Duck last won the day on July 19 2017

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  1. So you want to trade Hall, Wood, and OUR 2021 (unprotected) 1st to Colorado for Byram and a 3rd?????? You absolutely cannot be trading away our 1st in this deal. The 2021 pick is probably a lottery pick. I would have to think (hope) a better deal will be available to Shero than that.
  2. Domingue stinks. he might be better than Cory has been this season, but that's not saying much. Based upon Hynes' comments, it seems like the plan is to play Blackwood as much as possible over the next several weeks, with Louie getting the odd start here or there. Looks like the long term play is to send Cory down to get him some game action to see if they can straighten him out and get his head right by playing a bunch in Bingo. He clearly was a liability and wasn't going to play here in NJ, so sending him down is the right move. They hope that he can get things right so they bring him back up later in the season. Where they go from there, who knows. A buyout will hurt as he still has 2 more years after this one on his deal.
  3. I would do a trade centered around Hall for Johnny Hockey in a heartbeat. Would have to give Calgary rights to speak with Hall's agent about an extension prior to the trade to make the deal work, but it is something I hope Shero is entertaining if not actively looking into at this point.
  4. Toronto would sign me to play in net for them before picking up Cory off waivers at his full $6 million+ cap hit. They basically can't afford the players they have. They definitely can't afford adding Cory to that payroll.
  5. I can see PK settling in the area should the Devils keep him for the next few years at least. NHL Network films out of Secaucus, and NBC Sports is based in Stamford, CT. Not to mention the numerous daily talk shows filmed out of NYC, if he's looking to go that route. It's a good area to live if you want to work in media for your post-playing days career.
  6. I personally don't boo the team, and didn't do it last night. However, they ABSOLUTELY deserved to be boo'd last night, after the cumulative blown leads and BS play that the fans have witnessed at home this season. It's ridiculous. Score 5 and are up by 2 with 12 minutes left in the game and need a goal with 7 seconds left in regulation just to salvage a point. There is no excuse for it, regardless of who the opponent is. I try to stay optimistic, especially early in the season, but between Cory whiffing on glove saves that my 8 year old son could make and Hall making blind passes at the offensive blueline that results in a turnover, odd man rush, and a goal against which would get a pee wee benched, its impossible to think that this season isn't an utter disaster at his point. The fact is that Hall, PK, Cory, and the other top players on this team are generally underachieving and this team is not good enough to overcome it. I'm just frustrated and have had enough of watching the same thing happen over and over again. Something needs to change.
  7. The old cow corral tunnel was the best. Small, dark, crowded, with corrugated metal walls that everyone would bang on after a big win. I remember when the built the "new" tunnel that the original was only meant to be temporary and last 5 years, maximum. It was there for like 20 years. The walk through that tunnel going back to the car after winning the cup in 1995 was something I will never forget. I thought that thing would collapse right onto the roadway below. Now I want a pretzel out of a shopping cart thinking about doing that walk with my father before and after games at the CAA. Good times.
  8. Nico is playing, but is with Zacha and Gusev. Hughes stays with hall and Palmieri. Blackwood in net. Butcheris out. Carrick, Boqvist and Bratt are scratches.
  9. It's not a great comparison. K. Hayes got his $$ in free agency, when everyone is overpriced and every team overpays. Nico has a number of controllable years left before he hits FA. I get what you are saying, and agree that Nico is a much better player than Hayes, However, as others have already said, Shero clearly thinks hes going to seriously outpace his average production to date and it is better to lock him up long term at a higher value than he would otherwise get now, which is a gamble I would take as well. I also think this deal eats into 1 or 2 of his FA years, which will drive the AAV up. Like the signing. Love Nico as a player and a cornerstone of this franchise for the foreseeable future.
  10. Please win this F'ing game! Let's go Devils!!!
  11. Although I was being overly dramatic, the fact remains that he's been pretty bad through most of the first 6 games here and his net front presence in the D zone has been weaker than I expected. Playing him with Severson is a mess. I expect PK will get better, but he's disappointed thus far.
  12. milestone moment coming up on Thursday.
  13. That, and the players that comprised those R-R pairs were also atrocious. Carrick and Tennyson are both AHLers that were absolutely dominated yesterday. That pair can't happen (ever) again. PK plays small in front of his own net and has no idea how to clear the crease. Getting out-muscled/positioned by Dadonov on the 6th goal is a perfect example of how bad he's been. Then you throw in the stupidity, with guys trying to force passes when they aren't there, make plays through the neutral zone when dumping the puck deep is the right and only play (looking at you Palms), and others being completely out of position and lost in their D zone coverage (I have no idea what Simmonds was doing or where he was going on FLA's 5th goal), and it all adds up to a miserable start to the season. fvcking unbelievable.
  14. It was Boqvist that took the penalty. Accidental high stick that drew blood.
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