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  1. Rob_Ottawa

    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    So exasperated with Ray. No a single darn move in the summer and nothing now. We need defense if we ever want to think about playoffs again. Drafting dmen takes too long unless we want to wait 4 more years or something. FFS, do something Ray!
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    Blackwood called up, Schneider to IR

    He has though. Have you watched him? He can't move laterally and he gets beat up high easily. It's not in his head, it's just time kicking him in the ass. We are used to a legend like Brodeur, but the truth is most goalies don't stay at a high level for long periods. See Quick, Jonathon for reference.
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    Blackwood called up, Schneider to IR

    This is some of the best news I've had all season with this team. Cory shouldn't play again for us. We need to see what Blackwood can do. If he's AHL only, then look to the draft. There is a league wide shortage of top end goalies right now. I mean, how much confidence do you have in guys like Renne, F. Anderson or Halebuyk to win cups? IMHO they all suck. I would draft mobile defensemen high, goalies low. It seems to be the trend now.
  4. Rob_Ottawa

    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    I listen to Pierre McGuire on Ottawa and Montreal radio all the time. He mentioned yesterday that Ray was frustrated because he had a major deal in place that the other GM suddenly backed out of. He didn't mention Ray by name, but it was obvious what was who he was talking about since he is so close to Ray. I can only hope the deal had something to do with a goaltender. Trying to pry Ben Bishop out of Dallas?
  5. Rob_Ottawa

    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    Do you really think Nieds would ever sign with another team in the metro? I seriously doubt that. Same with Marty, Stevens, etc. Those guys had class and believed in the crest on their chest. And yes Gomez was completely a shell by the time he went to NYR. They even had a Gomez goal watch page since it was a crazy amount of games between his goals.
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    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    Since when are Ottawa and Buffalo considered rivals of NJ? I mean, if I was coaching the Devils I would try to develop a built in hatred towards Pitt, NYR, NYI etc. as our natural rivals. These guys are supposed to hate those teams, but obviously not so much with Martin. It felt like a Bendict Arnold moment to me. At least when Gomez and Holik went to the Rags they were washed up. Martin was in his prime. Look at Nieds as a great counter example, he didn't stoop to moving to a rival; the ducks are about as from the metro division as you could get.
  7. Rob_Ottawa

    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    Well, it just really rubbed me the wrong way. We drafted him, developed him and then when he gets his first shot at free agency he heads to one of our arch rivals. It's been a while, but I remember us having a competitive team at the time and it was a major blow to lose him.
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    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    He was dead to me the moment he signed offseason with sh!ttsburg.
  9. Rob_Ottawa

    2018 Offseason Thread

    A typical butt-hurt ranger fan typed up that list; he couldn't help referring to the Devils as boring even when mentioning our best players of all time. I guess winning three cups and appearing in 5 sure is boring...
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    Who do you want in the playoffs?

    Beware Tampa! I see them as the best team and they are playing possum right now. Just look at that roster! They are also aware of their 'window' and the time is now for them. I personally would like to face Boston, just cause they seem to choke in the playoffs (see last year vs Ottawa) Let Columbus and Pitt destroy each other, same with Toronto and Tbay, and Was to crush Philly. Just my 2 cents.
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    GDT: Devils @ Senators 2/6/18 7:30PM

    Burrows is a horrible hockey player at this point in his career. Ottawa would love it if he got a really long suspension. I say don't suspend and force them to play him. Or, maybe we want him out of the lineup so Ottawa wins a few more games and has a worse chance at winning the lotto.
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    GDT: Red Wings @ Devils 7:00PM

    I was at the game, my first ever live in New Jersey. I was blown away by the prudential center. What an amazing arena. I have seen games in Toronto and Ottawa and both arenas are crap compared to the rock. The scoreboard! I couldn't stop starting at it, even when play was live Crappy game outcome, but at least I saw one live Jesper Bratt needs to shoot the damn puck more. He tried several cutesy pass plays We need a mule in front of the opposing net. Hardly any traffic made it way to easy for Detroit goalie Devils Den... big disappointment. I have a really hard time finding decent NJ merchandise in Canada so I was really hoping for something here. Sadly, the store was filled with nothing but cheap Chinese garbage knock offs. Newark was fine, I had no issues. I stayed at the Hilton Penn station and it was an easy walk to the Rock. I would do that again for sure.
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    All purpose general trade speculation thread

    Hi All: I live in Ottawa and listen to the hockey talk shows regularly. Bobby Ryan's hands are so injured (multiple fractures) that he literally cant shoot a slap shot any more. Definitely stay far, far away from him. Also, I see a lot of Sens games and Karlsson is a shell of himself after a crazy ankle surgery and repair. I would be very cautious about giving too much for him. He is a also a defensive liability this year, so if his ankle never fully recovers then you are screwed.
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    2017 UFA Thread

    Shattenkirk cost Washington at least one game against Pitt. He let a 40 year old Cullen steal the puck off him for a breakaway, then couldn't catch up to him... A 40 year old centre... Couldn't catch him.. does that sound like a number one defenseman to you? Good riddance.
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    2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    Look ok, I hate the pens more than any team, and I'm sick to death of Crosby, but come on, that hit was dirty as fuq on him. Cross check to the back of the head that Crosby had no way of bracing himself for after he was trying to score. Saying stuff like it shouldn't be a major and he only got the penalty because it was on Crosby is ridiculous. This reminds me a lot of Carter on Anssi Salmela that pretty much ended his career. Salmela scored a sweet goal, Carter crushed him right after from behind, and the worst part was no response from the rest of the team. We shipped him to ATL shortly after.

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