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Just now, MB3 said:

yes I too find it absolutely appalling that people change their opinion on a player after a full calendar year of poor and uninspired play. 

I find it equally appalling when people who say that we should slow our roll and wait after 4 games get attacked on here.

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2 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

The other players who climbed over him were rookies and other players who were simply better.  He will only get time in SJ for similar reasons.

It doesn't really matter who climbed over him...just that it happened, and it didn't look like he was going to find a way to climb back over those who left him behind...those guys are simply better than him.  Maybe that gives him extra incentive in SJ, but the guess here is he is what he is...a guy approaching his mid-20s who's never going to be quite good enough to be more than a fill-in call-up.  

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Christian Jaro actually use to go out with Hamilton's sister and he was best friend with their cousin. He helped Dougie move once too. This obviously means Hamilton is coming here.

 

 

 

 

i totally made this all up

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I must be in the minority but I thought that Merkley always looked tidy when he played. He had his flaws but he wasn't the worst player on the ice. 12 points in 31 games isn't too shabby for a fourth liner. 

But RHD are thin on th ground so it's depth need for depth need I guess. 

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7 minutes ago, Chimaira_Devil_#9 said:

I must be in the minority but I thought that Merkley always looked tidy when he played. He had his flaws but he wasn't the worst player on the ice. 12 points in 31 games isn't too shabby for a fourth liner. 

But RHD are thin on th ground so it's depth need for depth need I guess. 

Yeah i actually liked him quite a bit. He always brought energy and made things happen with his limited ice time or appearances. Not that i believed he was going to be a star for us or anything but i always thought he was pretty good.

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23 minutes ago, MB3 said:

yes I too find it absolutely appalling that people change their opinion on a player after a full calendar year of poor and uninspired play. 

“Blake Coleman is nothing but a role player” ~ that guy

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Great trade for Utica. Jaros will have some chances when someone will hirt. In other time he will be partner for our left defensemen in Utica. 
I really like this depth trade. We have hard need in depth guy for Merkley who has 0.01% chance to be regular NHL player with his tool set and can went in Europe for free\be picked on waivers.

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1 hour ago, DevsMan84 said:

I find it equally appalling when people who say that we should slow our roll and wait after 4 games get attacked on here.

Can I quote you on this when you have your annual off-season meltdown because the Devils haven't done anything fourteen minutes into Free Agency? Or does this logic only work for those who fall on the pessimist side of the glass-half-full debate?

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1 hour ago, Nicomo said:

“Blake Coleman is nothing but a role player” ~ that guy

Let's just let the cat out of the bag, you were the person I was thinking of the most with saying Merkley is a piece of our future after 4 games.

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18 minutes ago, MB3 said:

Can I quote you on this when you have your annual off-season meltdown because the Devils haven't done anything fourteen minutes into Free Agency? Or does this logic only work for those who fall on the pessimist side of the glass-half-full debate?

I guess even though I do not recall any meltdowns.  At least not like the ones you have in almost every GDT loss.

Conversely, can I reference this conversation when the team is not doing well and you have your usual angry petulant child meltdown schitck on almost every GDT loss?

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Just now, DevsMan84 said:

I guess even though I do not recall any meltdowns.  At least not like the ones you have in almost every GDT loss.

Conversely, can I reference this conversation when the team is not doing well and you have your usual angry petulant child meltdown schitck on almost every GDT loss?

DAMN BRO YOU ROASTED HIM! TOP ROPE LMAO!!!!!!!!

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1 hour ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

It doesn't really matter who climbed over him...just that it happened, and it didn't look like he was going to find a way to climb back over those who left him behind...those guys are simply better than him.  Maybe that gives him extra incentive in SJ, but the guess here is he is what he is...a guy approaching his mid-20s who's never going to be quite good enough to be more than a fill-in call-up.  

He was literally penciled in by some of our fans (one in particular) as being a mainstay on our third line for years to come.  He's literally a AAAA player where he only draws into a decent lineup when players are either injured or suspended.

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4 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

Let's just let the cat out of the bag, you were the person I was thinking of the most with saying Merkley is a piece of our future after 4 games.

I’m sure I was. I live rent free in your head for some reason. Anyway, I liked Merkley, but I certainly didn’t view him as some actual core piece. So as usual you’re just being hyperbolic to sh!t on people’s opinions who you don’t like. 

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Just now, DevsMan84 said:

I'm glad you are attempting to troll me in between defending sexual predators like you were the other night.

hhaha holy sh!t whenever I see you post I wonder how difficult it must be that you spend so much time on a forum where *literally* nobody likes you.

I've got my haters but I've also got my fans. And I do it for my fans, love you all ❤️ 

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1 minute ago, Nicomo said:

I’m sure I was. I live rent free in your head for some reason. Anyway, I liked Merkley, but I certainly didn’t view him as some actual core piece. So as usual you’re just being hyperbolic to sh!t on people’s opinions who you don’t like. 

if Nicomo doesn't like you, I mean holy sh!t you've gotta be the biggest fvcking loser on the planet. Nicomo likes EVERYONE! Even me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

right?

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Just now, MB3 said:

hhaha holy sh!t whenever I see you post I wonder how difficult it must be that you spend so much time on a forum where *literally* nobody likes you.

I've got my haters but I've also got my fans. And I do it for my fans, love you all ❤️ 

lol I can name several people who have literally left this forum because of you.  Hell you made it an art to chase away any new member here if they don't post the way you see fit. Yet I am the most hated LMFAO.

You have not changed a single thing about your personality in the 11 years and you still act like the 18-year old drama queen mean girl that you were back then.

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1 minute ago, MB3 said:

if Nicomo doesn't like you, I mean holy sh!t you've gotta be the biggest fvcking loser on the planet. Nicomo likes EVERYONE! Even me!

Obviously I have to take exception to this. 

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6 minutes ago, CarpathianForest said:

Your father was a hamster and your mother smelled of elderberries

I usually look about like this after reading most of your posts…

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but you quoted one of my favorite comedies of all time so maybe I’ve misjudged you lol. 

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Just now, DevsMan84 said:

18-year old drama queen mean girl

I mean, I literally have to take exception to this, because of my avatar. 

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2 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

He was literally penciled in by some of our fans (one in particular) as being a mainstay on our third line for years to come.  He's literally a AAAA player where he only draws into a decent lineup when players are either injured or suspended.

Probably out of pure hope, more than anything else (I don't remember who said what about him, at the time he was acquired).  Not like Merkley was the "big get" in that Hall deal anyway...I'd say Bahl and the first-rounder were.  Merkley was more of a throw-in who had "former first-rounder" on his resume, for whatever that's worth.  Given his age at the time, you see if he can still turn into something at the NHL level, but if he doesn't, you move on...especially once it's clear other players are better.    

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