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  1. GDT: Devils @ Tampa 7:00 PM

    LGD! Destroy the Dolts!
  2. GDT: Carolina @ Devils 7:00 PM

    MB = Mike Brown, not Marty is the Best
  3. New York Mets 2017-18 offseason thread

    All about counting pennies. Fitting end to a sh!t offseason.
  4. GDT: Carolina @ Devils 7:00 PM

    I hate almost everything MB says. I thought that was a nice shot by Nico there...he didn't really tip his hand as to what he was going to do (pass or shoot), and sometimes guys just do enough to keep the goalie guessing. Nico isn't going to score in that situation 100% of the time, but the MBs of the world don't seem to realize that NHL goalies aren't necessarily going to stop "stoppable" shots 100% of the time either. EVERY goalie gives up some questionable goals throughout the course of the season. Not every goal comes on some killer tic-tac-toe kind of play or off a rocket. But Nico's goal wasn't some friggin' softie, that's for sure.
  5. GDT: Carolina @ Devils 7:00 PM

    Palms played in his 200th game as a Devil last night (man did that go fast)...despite that fact that he was getting ripped on here pretty good earlier this season (being in and out of the lineup with injuries wasn't helping), the guy is clearly is very consistent overall, as far as his production rates go: Goals per 82 as a Devil: 29 Assists per 82 as a Devil: 27 Shooting% (each season): 13.5, 13.5, 13.1 He had 57 points in 82 GP in his first season here, 53 in 80 GP last year, and is currently on pace for 54 points in 82 GP this year, though he obviously won't hit that number due to missing 19 games. Safe to say that if fans are patient with him through his less productive stretches (the guys who put up 50-60 points per season tend to run a bit hot and cold), they'll realize that he'll do his thing and put up his typical numbers by season's end. Was going to break out the Dean jersey again, but for some reason it just didn't feel right this time...so I went with the red GW Palms. Just because. Glad the Devils won (and the Rangers lost yet again). The Devils looked dominant at times for sure, but it definitely got scary for stretches...like Tri alluded to, Darling just didn't make enough big saves. Devils have had their share of goalies playing them tough lately, so it was about time that a goalie wasn't coming up huge against them time and time again. Regardless of how the Devils got their goals, it's nice to see some secondary (read: almost everyone not named Hall) scoring again. And of course it's great to see the Hall-Nico-Palms line clicking so well. Would love to believe that KK is about to go on some from-out-nowhere hot streak, but he just seems like he's going to be stuck in the .890s...hopefully the Devils can keep giving him generous goal support. The Devils have scored 3 or more goals in 7 out of their last nine games at least...doesn't seem like it due to the recent four-game losing streak. Devils are 7-11-3 in their last 21...looks bad, but considering that they've have winless streaks of 6, 4 and 4 in that timeframe, they've kind of hung in there. Taking the family on a Disney cruise this week, so I'll miss the next five games...I honestly can't decide if that's a good thing or a bad one. I'm so locked into what's happening every single game...probably couldn't hurt to get away from it all for a little while.
  6. New York Mets 2017-18 offseason thread

    Matt den Dekker is back...thank you so much Sandy. Guess Zack Lutz and Eric Campbell can't be too far behind.
  7. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    Man, the bolded is really a reminder of how the Devils have had a hell of a time developing goalies from within since Marty first made his debut. Off the top of my head, who's been the best of the bunch? Dunham (who was drafted in the same year as Marty)? But then there's the list of guys who were drafted pretty high and did almost nothing: JF Damphousse (1st round, 1997), Ari Ahonen (1st round, 1999), and Jeff Frazee (2nd round, 2005)...and it's starting to look like Blackwood might be joining that crowd (still early, hopefully not). Wedge was a late third-rounder (2010)...he's not exactly dominating with the Yotes, but at least he's an NHLer for the moment.
  8. GDT: Carolina @ Devils 7:00 PM

    I get this mentality, but at the same time all of the teams around the Devils haven't been terribly consistent...Carolina's won three in a row, but they're just 9-9-2 in their last 20. But yeah, a little hot streak here and the Devils will again be in very good shape. Would indeed be great to get four points against the Canes...unfortunately if the Devils get three against them, that means the Canes got at least two themselves.
  9. New York Mets 2017-18 offseason thread

    So it looks like if Sandy's going to bring in someone else for starting depth, it will be Vargas. Better hope you don't get another 2015 or 2016 out of him (he made just 12 starts combined for those two seasons). Doesn't thrill me, but at least when he's healthy, he's been decent.
  10. February 24th Elias night

    Enjoy it man. I wish I could. It's impossible to discuss who could be next one day without very heavy speculation (does Hall re-sign here and play 8-10 more years at a high level, etc). We all knew that Stevens, Daneyko, Brodeur and Elias would get their day. Nieds was a mild surprise (mostly because he left), but of course his body of work as a Devil made him plenty worthy. Still wish they'd fix his damned banner already.
  11. February 24th Elias night

    Gio comparison is a bad one...Gio played in 473 regular season games (7 season) as a Devil, and outside of one fluke season had some moments for sure, but just wasn't anything that special (though pretty popular with fans). Graves played in 772 games (10 seasons) and like I said, was a much better-than-expected player on the ice, and a great presence off it. There was a lot to celebrate there...he meant something to that fanbase and community that can't be measured by raw numbers and talent alone. There's outsiders who probably don't understand how a guy like Dano gets his number retired, but sometimes you have to be a fan of the team in question to understand. As much as I hate the Rags, I've always respected Graves in general...I have a soft spot for overachiever/give-it-their-all types, though I do remember Graves being a bit dirty at times. Agree 100% on Ratelle...I know these guys will always see getting their numbers retired as an honor no matter what the timing, but in a way it's almost a little insulting...almost "Guys, I've been in the HHOF for over 30 years, I haven't been on the ice with you in over 40 years, my career numbers and legacy haven't changed one bit in all that time, so what made you decide that I'm worthy NOW?!" I'm sure he doesn't see it that way and I'm not saying that he should, and sure it's a nice gift for someone well into his golden years (he's 77 years old), but it's still just weird. I'm guessing maybe 30% of that audience (tops) will any real genuine memories of having seen him play...a ten-year-old who saw his final days as a Ranger is now 53 years old.
  12. February 24th Elias night

    Daniel pretty much answered it, but yeah, true Devil lifer, played in 1458 games as a Devil (regular season and playoffs combined), just your perfect lunchpail guy who while not a flashy star by any stretch, was a solid Everyman kind of player for a long time who brought it just about every night. Devils (especially McMullen) were quite loyal to him too...it was very much a two-way street (without going too deeply into it, Dano was having some issues at one point, and the franchise stuck by him). Agree on Sarge...to me he'll never be a legit number retirement candidate, but he's worthy of the Ring of Honor, along with others. I hate the Rangers and I definitely think they've gone to the 1994 well way too many times, but of the four numbers that they've retired recently (Messier, Leetch, Graves, and Richter), is there really a strong argument to be made against any of them? Messier's second Rangers tenure was about as detrimental as it gets, but he was obviously a huge reason why that team won their Cup, especially since he pretty much held the team together while Keenan basically went loonytunes. Leetch was a no-brainer. Richter was a Ranger lifer who won over 300 games (and whose numbers in the second half of his career were clearly affected by playing on some bad Ranger teams) and of course had a great season in helping his team win the Cup. Graves was probably one of the best overachievers ever to play in the NHL...did anyone think that he was capable of scoring 33+ goals four times? The guy got the absolute most out of his ability...and of course, the guy is about as positive of a community presence as one could be...the guy's heart is all gold, it really is. I think he was worthy, for the all-around package...one of those guys you'd never be upset about representing your franchise. All this being said, I think Jean Ratelle's number going up NOW is a bit ridiculous. Yeah, he clearly had an excellent career, but the guy went into the HHOF in 1985...he wasn't worthy then or in the immediate years that followed, but NOW he is, just like that? It's almost as though the Rangers saw that he was named to the Top 100 NHL Players of All Time list, and then decided that they'd better do this. I guess it wouldn't be the first time that a franchise made up for a mistake of sorts, but what percentage of Ranger fans in attendance for his retirement will even know anything about Ratelle? He last played for the Rangers in 1975. As fine as his career was, it was odd, in that it took him a while to get going...despite making his NHL debut at 20, he really didn't blossom until he was 27, but once he did, he was about consistent as a player could be, right up until the very end (his age 40 season). From his age 27 to age 40 season, guy averaged 34 goals and 54 assists per 80 games (was a +299), and was a point-per-game player or better most of the time. Also took just 128 penalty minutes over that timeframe (1022 regular season games). It's just kind of funny the Rangers didn't deem him worthy until 2017.
  13. Adam Larsson traded to EDM for Taylor Hall

    Did I say something about Edmonton not getting fleeced? Yeah, I did, multiple times. It's sure looking like the Oilers got fleeced in Year 2. But it also looks like Hall is now playing the very best hockey of his career.
  14. GDT: Devils @ Philthadelphia Phailures 7:00 PM

    The bolded I can't really argue against...that's a bit bizarre, no matter what the circumstances. Almost reminds me of the time Bobby Bonilla of the Mets actually put a call into the official scorers DURING A GAME because he was upset about an error that had been charged to him.
  15. GDT: Devils @ Philthadelphia Phailures 7:00 PM

    The guy's a human being going through a tough time (where despite other factors he's the one taking a lot of the blame for the Devils' struggles...not saying that he hasn't been a key figure in that) and I'm sure he's not oblivious to the fact that he's largely been pretty bad...sometimes people can snap a little when things are going badly for them, and in KK's case, that about sums up this whole season for him. And it's not like what he said was THAT bad. This is really the first time he's going through something like this...in the previous three seasons, he was a decent, kind of nondescript backup on teams that weren't really going anywhere. Now he's being asked to do more that he ever should have on a team that's actually very much in the playoff hunt, and he's as aware as anyone that he hasn't risen to the challenge. His head is probably spinning a little bit. I'm not some huge KK supporter (especially KK, #1 goalie by default), but I feel for KK the person, because it's getting to the point that fans are looking for any reason to find keep piling on, for every last little thing, even when he actually had some rare not-bad moments.
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