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Chuck the Duck

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  1. My seats for next year in the defend twice balconies went up $126 each over this seasons price. Not a huge increase, but definitely an unnecessary one. What has this organization done to warrant such an increase? They consistently put a losing, sub-par product on the ice. Nothing about my game day experience has changed over the last few seasons. The perks of being a STH keep getting worse each season. At this point, I think I'm done and will go on the Stubhub ticket plan, which will give me better seats at a cheaper cost.
  2. That was just brutal. It felt like they were playing NHL 19 with all of the assist modes still turned on. If I wanted to watch NHL 19, I'd just play the game. In fact, when I do play it with my kids, I turn all that BS off. Just let me watching the game in peace, without bombarding me with useless information. As for the comet tail trailing behind the puck, it's just annoying. My eyes kept getting attracted to the stupid gray line following the puck, rather than where the puck was going. I get them trying to attract the casual viewer, but haven't they learned that this is not the way to do it. If people have trouble following the puck along the near side boards, then come up with tech that allows you to track the puck when it is there, but only when it is there. The rest of the ice, people need to open their eyes and figure it out. It's not rocket science.
  3. Seeing how horrible Bingo is, I don't think it will make much difference. He's going to get shelled with little help in front of his net in both the AHL and NHL, so let him stay up here and get used the speed of the game, the shooters and their tendencies.
  4. I can see where this is an effective tool for teams to use behind the scenes. But if that crap starts showing up on broadcasts, its brutal and would ruing the viewing experience for most fans. The broadcasts are cluttered enough. This would make it 100x worse.
  5. If Greene was a UFA at the end of this season, I could see a team taking a shot with Greene at the deadline. However, with 1 more year left on his deal at $5 million, I doubt that trading would be a possibility this year.
  6. It amazes me how people just want us to spend money for the sake of spending it. There was nobody worth over-spending on in FA last offseason once we realized Carlson and Tavares were going elsewhere. I would argue that his pursuit of JVR was stupid, and thank god we didn't end up signing him to the contract that Philly did. This year's FA class looks much better than in years past (at least at F). I fully expect Shero to open the pocket books and legitimately attempt to sign a few guys on July 1.
  7. Hard pass on Talbot, unless you are looking to tank next year as well. No easy answers in net for NJ. Although at least they bought themselves a little time with Cory and can send him down to Bingo for a "rehab" assignment once he comes off IR. They should leave him down there until he gets his head and game back together, even if it means sending him through waivers to do it.
  8. Was thinking the same thing. A little disappointed he won't be at the WJC. From all accounts, he is having a good season in their top league, so I thought for sure he would be there.
  9. Worry? What's to worry about? As long as we protect Nico and Hall (if he's still around), then they can have their pick from the rest.
  10. This feels like one of those losses that is bigger than it just being 1 game. This feel like a breaking point loss, where things spiral out of control down the drain from here. I hope I'm wrong, and I've been optimistic that they would turn things around previously, but the feeling I had after last night's game is that this is going to be a lost season. It's one thing to lose to TB, but they are losing to teams that they should, and need to beat (FLA, NYI, OTT, DET).
  11. Too funny! That had been laughing my ass off at work!!! So VERY accurate, although he got the RSFS chant wrong.
  12. I don't think we have to tank, but if we are not in a playoff spot, or 2 -4 points out of one by the deadline, then I would trade off guys like Mojo, Greene (is there a market for him?), etc. and bring up some of the young guys to see what they have the rest of the year.
  13. Just don't sh!t the bed like you did in 6 of the last 7 games. Lets go Devils!!!
  14. That's really interesting. Could some of that be attributed to Brodeur's ability to play the puck as almost a 3rd defensemen, leading to better and more consistent zone exits than when Cory's in net?
  15. Absolutely. And that line earned their ice time last night. The added bonus is, with the travel to Ottawa and playing a back to back tonight, its better to rest the top 6 as much as possible when you have that game in hand. A win all around for Hynes and the team.
  16. That was ugly, but they happen over the course of a long season. Flush that one and hope we don't see another game like it again this season.
  17. It definitely makes sense financially for the Devils. I just hope they don't turn the experience of being at the game into basically being at a sports book, just with a live game going on. I can see the constant odds being updated on the giant scoreboard getting annoying really quick, especially if it is on there during the run of play.
  18. L LOL! So they are basically turning the arena into a casino.
  19. Overall, I like the idea and sponsorship deal. I personally don't bet on sports outside of the odd super bowl bet, and will have no use for this lounge. However, having a mini-sports book style lounge inside the arena makes sense as the sport betting market in NJ is exploding and is going to be the largest in the country very soon. It will bring value to the arena and more money into the organization, which is a good thing. If it attracts more fans to the games (something I have a hard time believing will happen) even better. The 1 thing I don't like is the idea of putting betting lines on the scoreboard and having them there continuously throughout the game. It's not necessary, especially since the bets are all going to be placed through an app, which will have all of the lines already. Also, where is this lounge going to be located? Is this going to be where the goal bar used to be, or are they converting 1 of the lower level clubs and opening it up to all ticketholders?
  20. Right now, they are calling for thunderstorms on Thursday. Nothing major, but it looks like rain throughout the day. It shouldn't be anything to worry about and you should be fine to travel down from MTL. It might be a rainy stay for you which sucks. They usually do the red carpet and then have a band and food/beer trucks in championship plaza for opening night, which is a fun atmosphere. But with the predicted weather, that likely won't happen.
  21. I have to agree with DM and MD2020 on this. It's a poor reflection on this fanbase that we can't sell out the home opener, especially after the exciting season we had last year, the entertaining nature of the hockey this team has been playing, and the optimism for this year. Although, technically, we did sellout our 1st game because our "home" opener was in Sweden on Saturday.
  22. That's what I would assume. They were basically off of WFAN for most of the games last year. It sucks because I would listen to the games on the FAN on my drive home from work.
  23. Wilson deserves every bit of the punishment he got. The guy is a headhunter, and the league can do without players like him. Glad to see the NHL FINALLY practice what they preach regarding headshot and concussions and give this guy a serious suspension that will hurt not only his team on the ice (well, maybe not), but his wallet off of it. What amazes me is that, he's actually a descent hockey player and doesn't need to pull this BS to stay relevant in the league. He's just an a$$hole of epic proportions.
  24. So did the Steelers when asked about Le'veon Bell, until about a week or 2 ago. Apparently, the 2 sides aren't in the same ballpark as they can't agree on comparables. Toronto views him like Forsberg/Pasternak, with a value in the $6 million/year range, while his camp is looking for Draisaitl money.
  25. That's hilarious! I can't stop laughing.
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