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  1. How much luck can one team get.
  2. What's funny is that no matter how this season goes, there is no way Schneider is staying here, because this team can't be bothered to get up and give him one solid full-game effort all season. Why should he give a sh!t about this team when they obviously don't give a sh!t about him.
  3. Remember when we used to be nigh unbeatable in the shootout? Those were the days...
  4. What a Jeckyll and Hyde game. For 40 minutes that was some of the worst hockey I've ever seen in the NHL. I was legitimately embarrassed to be a Devils fan for that stretch. But then we suddenly woke up and I have to say our 3rd and OT were at least respectable. I don't know why, but this team simply cannot get up and play for Schneider. Regardless, we always watch as other teams steal games that we should have won. Finally, we have a win that by all rights was the other team's. It was laughable. It was ugly. But it's a win, and I'll take it.
  5. I don't know why everyone here is on his case. He's on pace for at least 7 points by April. He also helped them roll out the gate by getting suspended for the first 10 games. Toronto, your hopes have been answered.
  6. This year reminds me a lot of two years ago. That year's team was also mediocre but at the same time was also extremely unlucky. Are we a good team? No, but we certainly don't deserve to be 1-5-4.
  7. Before the season started I told a friend of mine that this team is a complete mystery, and it'll either be a crazy success or a disaster of epic proportions. It's only been 6 games, but I'm pretty sure I know the answer. Apparently you really can't build a team off of old, supporting players and hope that you'll have four 60 goal lines by the end of the year. There needs to be a catalyst for the supporting players, and we simply don't have any. Every single player on this team (including Elias at this point in his career) is painfully mediocre at best, and that just doesn't cut it when there's no player on the team that can create offense without any help.
  8. As bad as our situation is, we're really getting helped out by Washington, Philly and the Rags who are sucking even worse than us. In a normal year, we'd be in a lot of trouble with this record. Aside from perhaps the Penguins, we're in really good shape division-wise despite the horrendous start.
  9. 6-0 Anaheim right now. May be another 9 goal night against the Rags. When was the last time a team was blown out two games in a row?
  10. The sting from the last two games definitely gets lessened a bit after watching the Rangers get pummeled hilariously to a score of 9-2 and 47 shots against.
  11. Yea, sure. Toll the contract, force Kovalchuk to stay here and then have 11 years with a player who can't wait to leave. What a GREAT option that is...
  12. Absolutely no words for how I feel right now. In 2010, it was extremely obvious that the Devils were putting the franchise in his lap, and that he would be the face moving forward. We didn't sign Parise to an extension because we were too busy with Kovalchuk. Especially now, that Parise is gone, Kovalchuk HAD to know that he IS the Devils going forward. For him to do this move is not only selfish, it's absolutely reckless and shows he has no regard for anyone but himself. Screw him, screw his "thank you to the organization and the great fans", and screw the KHL. I don't know what options are, but I would like the NHL to cut off all ties with the KHL going forward.
  13. You're right, the owners suck too, but at least the owners tried to make an effort with the 50/50 offer in order to try to get out of this lockout. Again, it wasn't a great offer but it was more than good enough for the owners and players to start negotiating. I think the NHL even said that they had factored in 10 days of negotiations in order to salvage an 82 game season. Tell me whatever you want about the previous lockout and about who made money and who didn't. What happened back then doesn't matter for the same reasons you told me - it was back then. What I see right now in front of me is a good base point of negotiations offered by the owners, and an unrealistic counter-proposal by the players which only serves to keep the lockout in place. Simply put, the owners put forth SOME effort and offered some concessions, while the players are singing the same tired song.
  14. I don't think anyone expected there to be absolutely no days lost, so saying September would have been early is a little unrealistic. When we can still salvage an 82 game season, I call that early. In the last lockout, these sorts of offers weren't made for another 6 months. And your second statement about asking players who rarely hear no to take paycuts when the NHL is at record revenues just shows how out of touch the players are with reality. The owners aren't lying when they say that most teams can't make money and that the current system is unsustainable. By offering the 50/50 deal, the owners put a lot of their cards out on the table, and I think they expected the same from the players. The 50/50 offer was in no way great for the players, but it was a legitimate starting point for serious negotiations. For the players to essentially spit on that shows a lack of willingness from the players to settle on a reasonable deal that can work for both sides. That's not how you do negotiations when something really matters to you (ie, your fans and the sport you play).
  15. I was angry at the owners before. Now, I'm furious at the players. It was pretty much acknowledged by everyone that the owners' 50/50 offer was close to their end-game, and that offering it so early in the process was meant to be a launching point that both sides could use towards ending the lockout without too much damage being done. In my opinion, the players committed a major faux pas today by essentially biting off the hand which was holding a nice juicy steak for them. It's ridiculous and it shows blatant disregard by the PA towards the fans of the sport, and of the sport itself. If the players care so much about their money that they are unwilling to see sense and try to work with the owners after they made a goodwill gesture, then I'm not too sure I want to keep supporting them.
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