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  1. 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread

    I thought Buffalo got a first for Kane. We are not in any position to be giving up first round picks. The Maroon trade has been ok. At least he produces a little. The Grabner trade has been a disaster, and was one that I hated from when it was made. He’s done nothing, won’t be resigned, and cost us a second and top D prospect that went to our biggest rival which you know will come back to haunt us in the future. Shero has been great, but that trade was not 1 of his finer moments.
  2. GAME 4: Tampa Bay @ New Jersey. 730 PM EST, GOLF, MSG+

    This. Kucherov isn’t a dirty player, but he leaves his feet and launches himself into the hit. Very similar to Doughty’s hit that he got a 1 game suspension for. NHL player discipline is a joke and, at best inconsistent.
  3. GAME 3: Tampa Bay @ New Jersey. 730 PM EST, CNBC, MSG+

    A couple of observations from being at the game last night. Outside of the Game 6 OT win over the Rangers in 2012, that was by far the best crowd we've had at the Rock. The atmosphere was amazing, and the place was buzzing from even before they came out in warmups. Having Chico pump up the crowd with NJ before the opening faceoff was great. No empty seats, including in the clubs, and you could absolutely feel the energy of the crowd throughout the game. Games like last night are why, for me, nothing will ever beat watching a game live, no matter how good TV and surround sound systems get. Ric Flair needs to be brought to the arena for one of these playoff games. The place goes nuts for those videos they play during stoppages, and the roof would blow off the building if he was there in person. I met him when I was on my bachelor party in LV a number of years ago. He hung out with our group for over an hour and, even though I'm not a wrestling fan, it was a lot of fun talking to him and hearing some of his stories. I know he's had health issues recently, but if I were working for the Devils I would be trying to make that appearance happen. The Devils are getting under the thin skin of some of the TB stars. Hedman, Kucherov, Sergachev, and Point are constantly crying to the refs throughout the games and during stoppages. The Devils are making sure to finish their checks on Hedman constantly, and he's starting to get bothered by it. The funny thing is how Cory Conacher is trying to be a tough guy in this series. What is he, 5'8", 180 lbs? At one point he and Wood were lined up next to each other for a neutral zone faceoff. He slashed at Wood's skates before the puck was dropped and Wood literally looked down at him like I look at my kids when they piss me off. The linesman stepped in otherwise I though Wood was going to just body slam him. Finally, as others have said, we got spoiled and complacent making the playoffs year after year between 1987-2012. The first round felt more like a chore than the celebration that it is this season. It is so much fun being in the postseason again. From the crowds to the escalator rides post game to crossing Route 21 going to the parking lot yelling and waving the rally towels while people stopped at lights are honking and hanging out of windows cheering with us. There really is nothing better. We need to bring the noise on Wednesday and help these guys even the series. I can't wait!
  4. GAME 3: Tampa Bay @ New Jersey. 730 PM EST, CNBC, MSG+

    That is the biggest teething ring I've ever seen! Hopefully he doesn't become Alex Burrows when he hits the ice.
  5. GAME 3: Tampa Bay @ New Jersey. 730 PM EST, CNBC, MSG+

    Lovejoy needs to sit, not Mueller. I don't know what Hynes sees in Lovejoy other than his prior experience. The guy is a total waste out there. Happy for Mojo to be back. We definitely need his skill and playmaking ability. Hopefully he's ready for it but, at this point, what do we really have to lose. Not happy with Stafford drawing back in over Bratt, but he's a bigger body and marginally better suited to play on a 4th line than the kid I guess. Tonight will be fun, no matter what. Playoff hockey is back at the Rock and the place better be packed and loud. Can't wait for 7:30. Let's Go Devils!!!
  6. GDT: Devils vs. Rangers, 4/3/18, 7:00 pm

    I have never associated the term rag with a homophobic slur, and honestly have no idea what you guys are talking about. I use it all the time to refer to the sh!theads across the river, but I always associated it with a underhanded reference to a female hygiene product.
  7. GDT: Devils vs Pitt - 29 Mar @ 7p Eastern

    Bring your green hat. Let's go!
  8. GDT: Devils vs Hurricanes - 27 Mar @ 7p Eastern

    Great clutch win last night. The rollercoaster ride continues. Too bad the Oilers couldn't provide us with some help after going up 3-0 on CBJ. I thought the crowd was amazing last night, for a Tuesday night game vs. Carolina. Place was loud and the fans seem to be in playoff mode already. And the in arena ops team finally got smart by letting Baumann do his chant instead of playing music or the organ over it during a break in the action.
  9. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    The Carolina game was bad, but there was nothing worse than the feeling I had at the conclusion of Game 6 in the 1994 ECF vs. the Rags. We were up 3-2 in the series, at home, with a 2-0 lead in the second period when Powder scores a hat trick (that backhand goal off the right wing still haunts me) and we lose the game. It was a horrible, wretched feeling that I will never forget. You knew they weren't going to win Game 7 in the Garden, and deep down you also knew that whoever took the ECF was going to win the Stanley Cup that year.
  10. Devils to play games in Europe next season

    You know, I totally forgot about that. Why would they play with fire on things like that? You know someone with too much time on their hands is going to bring a consumer fraud suit against them because they didn't get a refund for that game, or because they keep f'ing around with the credits from the sell-back games.
  11. Devils to play games in Europe next season

    It's cool that the Devils are finally getting some recognition by the league, but it sucks that we have to lose a home game vs. the Oilers. They only come in once a year, and I really enjoy watching McDavid play in person. I am willing to bet that the Devils put this game down as the lowest tier for STH tiered pricing so they have to refund us the least amount of money for this game.
  12. Jared Kushner and the Devils?

    Harris seems like he knows what he's doing. I think he would insulate himself well enough through his Real Estate Investment Trust so that nothing could come back on him personnally. The biggest takeaway from this article for me is the appearance of impropriety that these loans, and other transactions involving Trump and Kushner's family businesses, create because of their refusal to cede control of them during their term in Washington. These loans could just be normal business practice, but because Kushner is still an owner of the business that received them, rather than putting his ownership interest in a blind trust, it creates the basis for these types of stories and just looks bad, even if nothing shady is going on.
  13. GDT: Thank You Patty (6PM ceremony, 8PM puckdrop)

    At the end of the day, it's not the first trophy they bring out that anyone really remembers or cares about. I don't think Giguere's Conn Smythe banner is hanging from the rafters at the Honda Center. But, IMO, more weight should be given to performance in the SCF than in the other rounds for the Conn Smythe. Brodeur had a great playoffs as well, and outplayed Giggy in the Final. He should have gotten the award, although I definitely see the argument that was made for Giguere. It didn't help that the Devils split votes between Brodeur, Nieds, and Stevens while Giggy picked up the rest. However, I truly believe that, if the Rags, Habs, Flyers, or any of the teams that are part of the NHL's marketing machine had been there over the Devils, there is no way that award goes to Giggy. Not because there is some grand conspiracy against the Devils (there isn't), but because those teams just didn't get the respect they deserved both inside and outside the league at that time and continuing to the present.
  14. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    I'm sure you're being overly dramatic, but thankfully you're not Taylor Hall. One would hope that any professional athlete worth his salt wouldn't act so childish. They are (or should be) too competitive and prideful to pull some BS like that. I wouldn't even expect a 10 year old to act like that. And Hall isn't a FA until July 1, 2020, so he'd basically have to check out for 2 years.
  15. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    That's what I was thinking. You can also move Maroon up in the lineup to a middle 6 role if there are injuries. This basically ensures that Mojo is out for the rest of the season at this point, which is probably best for him and the team long term.
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