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Chuck the Duck last won the day on July 19 2017

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  1. 2018 Offseason Thread

    I think this is right. Plus, sometimes the people running these rinks have connections with the Rags and automatically default to them when looking to partner on things. I know that's the case with Protec.
  2. 2018 Offseason Thread

    That's true. The Devils have done a better job these last few years, but they don't invest in grassroots community efforts at the same level as teams like the Rags and Flyers and it hurts them.
  3. 2018 Offseason Thread

    Skylands is a sh!thole. That said, they aren't the only rink in north jersey pulling this crap. Protec Ponds in Somerset also partners with the Rags, and hosts their learn to skate program during the winter. Nothing you can do to stop this from happening, but you know if it was the other way around, the Rags would be bitching about the Devils invading their territory.
  4. What’s your max offer for Tavares

    sign me up for that.
  5. Lou out at Toronto Named Dir Hockey for Isles

    Greene for the #12 pick in the 2018 draft. Make it happen Lou! You know you want to.
  6. What’s your max offer for Tavares

    I agree with a lot of what is said in that article. We can at least make an attractive pitch to him. However, there is no way Tavares will still live on LI and commute to Newark everyday if he signs here. You have to seriously love sitting in traffic or hate having free time to do that to yourself.
  7. What’s your max offer for Tavares

    I heard the bright lights, broadway BS a lot from Rags fans I know after Gomez left and MSG did either a "Beginnings" episode, or a lengthy interview with him where he waxed poetic about the allure of playing for the Rags, and how it was always special playing in that toilet, even as the visitor. That was usually followed by the "at least we sell out our building" heckle. Oh, and they constantly would talk about how the Devils system stifled Gomez, and he was guaranteed to score 100 points per season now that he didn't have to play the trap anymore. They literally are some of the dumbest people I know when it comes to talking hockey.
  8. 2018 Offseason Thread

    And the Devils didn't get rolled in that series. We lost both games 1 and 2 in OT, and had glorious chances to win both in regulation that Fayne and Kovy somehow missed. LA was the better team, but not by as much as everyone makes it out to be.
  9. 2018 NHL Draft Thread

    It's Enrico Palazzo!!!!!
  10. What’s your max offer for Tavares

    I don't see him ending up with the Rags. That is the ultimate heel turn, and he doesn't come off as that type of guy. Plus, they are in rebuild mode and, arguably, the Isles are in a better position to win sooner than the Rags. If his choice is between the Rags and Isles, then he should stay on LI, get the extra year and become a lifer there.
  11. 2018 Offseason Thread

    I Think Zidlikcy still lives in NJ and coaches a u16 or u18 midget team with the NJ Avalanche program.
  12. What’s your max offer for Tavares

    He tore his MCL and meniscus on his left knee at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. He also tore his MCL on that left knee when he was 16. He did not have surgery to repair it either time. He definitely has come back fine, but it gives me pause since he injured the same ligament on the same knee twice in the past. https://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/no-regrets-for-john-tavares-who-does-not-need-knee-surgery-1.7200442
  13. What’s your max offer for Tavares

    No. My position wouldn't change. IMO, he's not worth that kind of money, and the back end of that contract could get ugly. The McDavid contract isn't terrible because (a) he is a generational player that is the top or second best player in the sport right now at 21, and (b) he will be something like 29 or 30 when his contract ends. EDM bought his prime years at that price. We would be buying 2-4 of JT's best years, which changes things in my mind and led to my valuation. But, again, that's just my opinion and how I view it. I fully expect JT to get a contract with an AAV near or greater than McDavid if he leaves the NYI.
  14. What’s your max offer for Tavares

    Tavares is a great player, but he's not worth McDavid money and there is no way in hell I go there with my offer. He is going to get a contract for 7 years, so term isn't even a consideration here. Ultimately, I'd like to get him at 10, and might be willing to go to 11. That is my max, 11 over 7 years, which still makes me cringe thinking about it for a player that has had a knee injuries in the past and isn't a great skater. Ultimately, I think he's getting more than that with the craziness of FA and how it all works. Having him would be great and would elevate the Devils to potential Cup contenders, but I don't think it's going to happen.
  15. What’s your max offer for Tavares

    The Devils weren't outbid for Shattenkirk. In fact, by all accounts they were willing to throw more term and cash at him than any other team, but he went to the Rags because he had his heart set on playing there all along. You know the story, bright lights, big city, Broadway, World Most Famous ...