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  1. 2 minutes ago, Daniel said:

    Did not watch the Shield.  And forgot about the Sopranos, which was also unfairly maligned.  Breaking Bad was perfect, to the point that I watch the last episode every so often.

    I highly recommend The Shield. Especially since you like crime shows. Along with The Sopranos, it really was one of the OG dramas that paved the way for future shows to have that kind of antihero character as a lead. 

  2. 6 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

    They could have ended it in the same way but just done it better. No clue why they had to do a shortened season when everything was so rushed. If they did it over two seasons at a regular pace, it may not have been so bad. 

    I don’t know what anyone was talking about, the dark battle was fine, I was able to see what I needed to see. 

    I’m in the minority that didn’t hate it. But it could’ve been done better. 


    Go back and watch the battle at the Wall in S4. Which was also shot at night, but they used additional lighting, and you could you know...actually see what was going on.

    And then later the other big episode they somehow managed to make a dragon destroying a city boring as hell. Quite a feat. 

  3. 2 minutes ago, Daniel said:

    Battle nobody could see: real battles are chaotic, you're not supposed to see them very well.

    Rushed character development:  what characters?  They've been there forever.

    I grant you that everything after the destruction of King's Landing was kind of lame, but if the show had to end, there's not much you could do to make it much better.

    So far as series endings go, it was far superior to Seinfeld (I'm not a Dexter fan, so can't opine on that one), probably on par with The Wire, but doesn't hold a candle to Breaking Bad.  It's constrained by what the show is about more than anything though.

    Ofc battles are chaotic, but there’s a huge difference between chaos, and total darkness. The choice to shoot the battle with only natural light was a terrible one. It was hands down the worst large battle the show ever did.  

    Completely disagree with the finale being on par with The Wire’s. (And I won’t even compare it to a comedy like Seinfeld) But then again I don’t think GoT was ever on the level of The Sopranos or The Wire. The best finale of all time is The Shield though. And it’s not even close.  

  4. 1 minute ago, Satans Hockey said:

    Oh boo hoo. They get paid plenty well to deal with that, it's part of the gig. 

    He did deal well with it though. He won an MVP, took the team to their first playoffs in years, tried to be a leader (asked for Jack’s locker to be put next to his, etc). The only thing I didn’t like was the hand to the ear thing, but whatever, it really wasn’t that big of a deal, and I quickly forgot about it. The only good memories I really have of this team in recent memory is pretty much thanks to Taylor Hall. I’d welcome him back. And he’d instantly be our best player again. 

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  5. 3 minutes ago, Daniel said:

    JFC, the ending of GOT was perfectly fine.  Arguably, the last ten minutes was lame, but it was either that or (i) the White Walkers win; or (ii) we gazillion years of self righteous nonsense from Khaleesi. 

    It was absolutely not “perfectly fine.” It was horrendous. There’s a reason it’s the most panned series finale since Dexter. And that’s just the last episode. The entire season was a mess. Between rushed character development, anticlimactic storylines, to a battle nobody could see...The only decent episode was the slow burn lead up to the battle where Brienne was knighted. The rest was sh!t. 

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  6. 45 minutes ago, Jerzey said:

    I empathize with Hall and I think he handled himself like a pro until the very end. His run in NJ is like the entire run of Game of Thrones. Enjoyed the whole thing until the very end and now I’m left with a bad taste in my mouth.

    The ending of GoT was 100% the fault of the 2 guys that rushed it and failed to stick the landing though. 

    The sh!t show that was the 2019-2020 Devils was not completely on Taylor Hall. Not even close. Plenty of blame to go around there. 

  7. 1 hour ago, Toasterleavins said:

    Watching the 2000 winning game on MSG. That POS Hatcher just took out Sykora with an elbow. 

    5 minutes later pepe sneakily headbuts Hatcher in the chin during a scrum and Hatcher starts running around crying to all the refs. 


    God I miss old time hockey, and I forgot just how much I loved Lemieux when he was here.



    That twitchy eyed bastard was my best friend’s favorite player at the time. We had both just got really into hockey during our senior year of high school, and he liked the Stars, and I liked the Devils (because of Stevens). We watched game 6 together at my mom’s house and when Arnott scored he threw his Stars hat at my tv. Good times. Lol

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  8. 2 hours ago, titans04 said:

    There's zero proof Panarin is disgruntled in NY. Rumor which he denied and his own accounts continue to put out how he misses NYR. That's nonsense and wishful thinking.  The best we can hope for is they eat sh!t on the back half of that monster deal.  The kid was way way better than I ever imagined he would be.  

    Disgruntled was probably the wrong word. It wasn’t just the traffic though, he was also crying about getting all his money and saying it’s the only reason he plays. I didn’t say he was unhappy with the team personally, but would I be surprised if he pulled a Kovy at some point in his career? Not really. 

    Also, he’s not really a “kid.” He’s already 28. 

  9. 11 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

    Well that I can agree with. 

    I don’t know enough about the Sharks situation, but in terms of places to live, I might not mind California. 

    I was going purely of talent/prospects. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in Calgary. Lol

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  10. 26 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

    I’m pretty sure we were supposed to sign Shattenkirk, Panarin, Hall, and some other guys too since we had the most to offer them. 

    I don’t know who the best available coach is, but odds are he’ll have his choice of whatever jobs are available (I have no idea what jobs are/will be open). And it has seemed in the past few (and I’m being generous by saying “few”), all other things being equal or close to it, Jersey isn’t where they choose. 

    Even in the above examples, sure, having room helped facilitate the deals, but neither PK or Gusev chose New Jersey, they were traded for. That’s what I was talking about. 

    Well, other than Panarin (who’s already somewhat disgruntled in NY) there hasn’t been many FA’s I’m terribly upset over missing out on. Maybe Tavares, but he was only going to one team. But I get what you’re saying. Still, I’d rather have money, than be up against the cap and still not be a contender. 

    As far as the coaches, and potential openings, the teams with interim coaches are (I think)







    If I’m a coach I’d take the NJ over Minnesota or SJ, but that still puts us 4th, so we’ll see...


  11. 7 minutes ago, titans04 said:

    Weaponizing at its finest I guess.  Between Simmonds and PK  I would say the money they did spend was certainly not spent wisely by any measure. 

    Simmonds was a gamble that he could find his game again, but NOBODY expected Subban’s play to drop off so much. Hindsight is always 20/20 though...

  12. 13 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

    If that’s what you consider “helping us”, ok. Dead last in the division. 

    And without Gusev they’re probably battling Detroit for last in the league. 

  13. 1 hour ago, mfitz804 said:

    “Plenty of money to spend” has never helped us and it’s been true for years. Just saying. 

    It helped us land Subban. And despite his decline you still do that trade 10/10. Especially with our defense.

    We were able to pay Gusev, as well. 


  14. I don’t really think the Devils are that unattractive of a landing spot for a coach either. You have what looks to be a young stud goaltender, plus Nico & Jack. There’s more help on the way with a decent prospect pool, particularly Ty and Foote. And 3 more 1st round picks this year. Certainly not a win now situation, but some nice pieces. Plenty of money to spend, too. 

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  15. 14 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

    And the players currently on our team have either zero or one trip to the playoffs as Devils, except Zajac. 

    I’m not saying either of those guys is the best guy available, but to be frank, I’m not sure the best guy available is going to want to coach a dumpster fire. We may need to adjust our expectations a bit.

    Our current coach is a disaster that learned under another disaster, I’m not sure the “best guy available” is the only upgrade I would consider. 

    Gallant wouldn’t have taken the interview if he wasn’t interested.

  16. 2 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

    Doesn't seem like BB has any interest at all in the vets who are currently available (Dalton, Newton, etc).  

    Could be that he will give Stidham a year to see what's he got, and if BB isn't convinced that Stidham is a guy that he can win with, then he'll take a QB with next year's first-rounder.  I know no one up in NE would ever say this, but I think BB and Co realize that with damned near no cap space and not nearly enough talent on offense, they are simply going to have to take a step back this year...I don't think that they can smoke-and-mirror their way to another 12+ win season in 2020.  That means instead of trying to eke out a 10-win season with a guy like Dalton as the QB (and that's if everything breaks completely right), maybe you're better off seeing what Stidham has, en route to 5 - 8 wins.  The Pats haven't had a losing season in forever...it is going to happen eventually.  It really is not the end of the world if this is the year where they're finally not a legit SB contender heading into the season.  

    Guys like Gilmore and Thuney should be on the table...not saying that you give them away, but you gotta listen. 

    A lot of Bengals fans really wanted Thuney, and were disappointed when you guys tagged him. 

  17. 23 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

    Of course despite being exhausted, I stayed up to see what the Pats were going to do...only to see BB trade down for a 2nd and a 3rd (he now has four third-rounders).  

    Curious if BB had any interest in Jordan Love, and thought that he'd still be available at 37.  

    I still think Dalton makes sense for you guys as a bridge QB. And the Pats definitely have the draft capital to send us a mid round pick for him. His contract is pretty affordable, too. 17m for a veteran QB with a winning record isn’t bad. There’s also still the possibility of Cam. I can’t see Belichick being interested in the turnover machine that is Jameis Winston. 

    Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm are still on the board, too. 

  18. 4 hours ago, MadDog2020 said:

    For once! We finally have our QB. Only took 20 years..... just hope he can stay healthy. I’m legit over the moon though. I’ve wanted Tua for the last two years.

    Phins fans every time Tua gets hit his first season...


    No, but seriously, good for you guys. I’m pretty ecstatic about the Bengals new QB as well. 


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  19. 11 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

    “He always makes the playoffs” seems like it might be a good coach for us right about now. Better than “they’re the laughing stock of the Metro Division”. 

    Again, I’d agree if he was the only good candidate out there. He’s not. Gallant and Lav have 4 trips to the finals between them. 

  20. 46 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

    To be fair, that tag is on every coach until they win it. Trotz could never get his teams over the hump either until he did. 

    True, but Boudreau also had some really talented teams to work with. I’ll cut Trotz a lot more slack for not winning in Nashville than Boudreau always coming up short with teams that had Ovi, Backstrom, Getzlaf, Perry, etc. Trotz had Kariya for a couple seasons, but other than that did he ever really have the players before he got to Washington? 

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