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1 hour ago, NJDfan1711 said:

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sh!t, I'm not normally cool enough to dig deep into analytical tools and the new-age data in sports, and I thought I was here though.

Didn't realize it was akin to asking for dungeons and dragons cheat codes lol. 

Sweet, thanks.  Suck it mfitz 😁

I’m a bigger nerd than you’ll ever be, just not in that way lol. 

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4 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

I’m a bigger nerd than you’ll ever be, just not in that way lol. 

My saving grace is that I've never seen a single episode of GoT, outside of 10 minutes of the very first one.

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13 minutes ago, NJDfan1711 said:

My saving grace is that I've never seen a single episode of GoT, outside of 10 minutes of the very first one.

Show sucks. Books are better. Anyone can fight me over it if they want. 

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23 minutes ago, NJDevils1214 said:

Show sucks. Books are better. Anyone can fight me over it if they want. 

I love both. The last season has felt really rushed, but GRRM is never going to finish the books so this ending is the only one we’re going to get, unfortunately. 

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35 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

 

What does the Devils get in a transaction like that ? 

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20 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

I love both. The last season has felt really rushed, but GRRM is never going to finish the books so this ending is the only one we’re going to get, unfortunately. 

I've been okay with this season so far. It definitely seems rushed, and I wish Jamie had more of a redemption, but as Ramsay said "if you think this has a happy ending then you haven't been paying attention."

I have the books but I've only read A Game of Thrones so I can't speak to that, but I am very excited to read through the series.

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54 minutes ago, NJDevils1214 said:

Show sucks. Books are better. Anyone can fight me over it if they want. 

Anyone who says the show "sucks" but likes the books is just trying to be edgy and different. 

The show isn't perfect, and the books are definitely better. But the show is a real treat to watch. 

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3 minutes ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

I've been okay with this season so far. It definitely seems rushed, and I wish Jamie had more of a redemption, but as Ramsay said "if you think this has a happy ending then you haven't been paying attention."

I have the books but I've only read A Game of Thrones so I can't speak to that, but I am very excited to read through the series.

Jaime's arc is the only thing that's bugged me this season. And Bran's general complete lack of usefulness; but at least there's one more episode to hopefully redeem that. 

My issue is that HBO budgeted 10 episodes, and the producers said "nah we got this in 6." It feels rushed, in a way that 4 more episodes could've helped out. 

I hated that we spent nearly 7 full seasons building up the Army of the Dead for them to be wiped out in one 40 minute battle scene, though. 

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8 minutes ago, MB3 said:

Jaime's arc is the only thing that's bugged me this season. And Bran's general complete lack of usefulness; but at least there's one more episode to hopefully redeem that. 

My issue is that HBO budgeted 10 episodes, and the producers said "nah we got this in 6." It feels rushed, in a way that 4 more episodes could've helped out. 

I hated that we spent nearly 7 full seasons building up the Army of the Dead for them to be wiped out in one 40 minute battle scene, though. 

Watching the "Making Of"'s on YouTube, the producers D&D seem so out of touch with how the story arcs should go (I.e. "Dany kind of forgot about the Iron Fleet"). Love seeing the technical aspects of everything though, there's a lot more practical effects than you'd think. 

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5 minutes ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

Watching the "Making Of"'s on YouTube, the producers D&D seem so out of touch with how the story arcs should go (I.e. "Dany kind of forgot about the Iron Fleet"). Love seeing the technical aspects of everything though, there's a lot more practical effects than you'd think. 

The Making Of videos is arguably just as fun as the actual episodes. The amount of work it takes to produce this show is mind boggling.

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24 minutes ago, MB3 said:

Anyone who says the show "sucks" but likes the books is just trying to be edgy and different. 

The show isn't perfect, and the books are definitely better. But the show is a real treat to watch. 

Anyone who says that someone else is just being edgy because they don't agree with the general consensus is a sheep. See? I can sound just as stupid.

I just don't like the show-- there isn't some deeper rooted explanation. I read the books and I gave the show a more than fair chance. From what I am hearing a lot of people are pretty disappointed with their "treat" right now. 

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2 minutes ago, NJDevils1214 said:

Anyone who says that someone else is just being edgy because they don't agree with the general consensus is a sheep. See? I can sound just as stupid.

I just don't like the show-- there isn't some deeper rooted explanation. I read the books and I gave the show a more than fair chance. From what I am hearing a lot of people are pretty disappointed with their "treat" right now. 

Cool. 

I think it's fair to be disappointed with this season. I think it's beyond comprehension that you can blanket state "Game Of Thrones sucks." But you do you, boo. 

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1 hour ago, MadDog2020 said:

 

Can't say I'm really surprised.  Guy was underutilized in his time here.  

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6 minutes ago, MB3 said:

Cool. 

I think it's fair to be disappointed with this season. I think it's beyond comprehension that you can blanket state "Game Of Thrones sucks." But you do you, boo. 

I'd love it if I liked the show. I've been sitting with my D in my hand waiting for the next book, which will probably never come, for years. 

For the record, I also like plenty of other book to screen adaptations. The first season of GoT was fairly good and close to the book, then it went off the wall and it became work for me to sit down and watch it. 

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Posted (edited)

Boy oh boy, if we're going to start talking GOT..

I've been incredibly disappointed with this final season.  They've completed scrapped a number of storylines/plotlines and completely blown off a number of the prophecies just for shock and awe value.

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS

The latest episode didn't irk me too much - I have no problem with Dany going Mad Queen on King's Landing and (probably) Jon or Arya killing her off.  But it's just how we got there that makes so little sense to me.. it feels incredibly rushed.  They could have spent a whole lot of time showing her descent into madness and/or her decision to rule with fear... instead we got a bunch of completely ridiculous situations and scenarios (the Euron scene in E4 is a joke man, give me a break) to "push her to the brink".

But my biggest gripe (and what's completely ruined the show for me) is E3 and the show's handling of the NK.  I don't want to nor need to go into why I think the episode was a complete failure (I'm sure anyone who's a fan of the show has already heard most of the gripes by this point) but.. awful.  Just awful.  Ruined so many characters, storylines, plot arcs, etc.

Can't say GOT is something I'll ever re-watch knowing this is how it ends - I really, really hope GRRM finishes the damn books.

37 minutes ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

Watching the "Making Of"'s on YouTube, the producers D&D seem so out of touch with how the story arcs should go (I.e. "Dany kind of forgot about the Iron Fleet"). Love seeing the technical aspects of everything though, there's a lot more practical effects than you'd think. 

The "behind the scenes" after the episodes are probably the worst part of the whole thing.  D&D just come across as completely clueless.

I think they are very talented individuals who successfully adapted the source material for several phenomenal seasons - but when it came time to go beyond the books their complete lack of ability to write their own material really became apparent.

I don't harbor this 'hatred' that people seem to have towards D&D - but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disgusted with how this final season has played out.

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1 minute ago, Devilsfan118 said:

Boy oh boy, if we're going to start talking GOT..

 

Yeah why not... But why here ? 

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3 hours ago, NJDevils1214 said:

Show sucks. Books are better. Anyone can fight me over it if they want. 

I accept. I choose Kurtis Gabriel as my champion.

You're welcome. 

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Tampa can make room to sign B. Point if they trade JT Miller to us.  They'll want to trade Callahan of course. 

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show is ok and fine, books are meh. cmon. its a literature. another level of expectations and demands. martin made to much story arches and do nothing with them.

but this is imho. i cant mark it in lenguage side.

 

last season ruin all dramaturgy that was build before. but who didnt talk about it.

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4 hours ago, vadvlfan said:

Tampa can make room to sign B. Point if they trade JT Miller to us.  They'll want to trade Callahan of course. 

Cost controlled JT Miller for a year of Callahan to be a healthy scratch if he blows? Done

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24 minutes ago, jagknife said:

Cost controlled JT Miller for a year of Callahan to be a healthy scratch if he blows? Done

Yup. 

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Boqvist’s 28 Even Strength points were tied for 2nd in the SHL, just one point shy of the league lead. That kind of dominance for a u-20 player is more than just rare: it is unprecedented.

The SHL has tracked Even Strength points for the last 19 seasons; before Boqvist, no u-20 forward had ever ranked in the top 4 over a full season. The only only other u-20 players who have reached the top 5 are Elias Pettersson (at 18 years old) and Henrik Zetterberg (at 19 years old).

 

 

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10 hours ago, NJDfan1711 said:

Can't say I'm really surprised.  Guy was underutilized in his time here.  

Hynes wasted him

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