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After seeing this guy's submission and him NOT getting picked as one of the top 10; this thing now has the feeling of that goal song contest they had a couple years back.  I now think they already have someone in mind and this was just a way to collect fans contact info to sell tickets.  I mean this guy is far better than at least 8 of the guys in the running.

 

 

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You can’t let people vote on things. A few years back the Staten Island Yankees (now defunct) ran a fan contest to rebrand the team, and the people voted to name the team the “Staten Island Pizza Rats” after a viral video of a rat (not in Staten Island) running around the subway tracks or something with a slice of pizza in its mouth. It was basically a landslide. 

The team response was basically “you know what, we’re not going to re-brand right now” and instead they did a novelty night where they wore Pizza Rats jerseys and hats for a game. 

I never really understood why they were re-branding anyway, I mean they had an affiliation with the fvcking Yankees, how much more solid of a brand could you want?

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12 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

You can’t let people vote on things. A few years back the Staten Island Yankees (now defunct) ran a fan contest to rebrand the team, and the people voted to name the team the “Staten Island Pizza Rats” after a viral video of a rat (not in Staten Island) running around the subway tracks or something with a slice of pizza in its mouth. It was basically a landslide. 

The team response was basically “you know what, we’re not going to re-brand right now” and instead they did a novelty night where they wore Pizza Rats jerseys and hats for a game. 

I never really understood why they were re-branding anyway, I mean they had an affiliation with the fvcking Yankees, how much more solid of a brand could you want?

It's not the fan voting that is the main issue here, but the nominees that the Devils picked.  This morning I saw 2-3 different entries posted on twitter that were not picked that were better than several of the people who were picked.  Either the Devils already have someone in mind or they really want to go full poverty-franchise mode and choose some underqualified superfan to be the PA announcer.

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24 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

lol Devils signed Jimmy Vesey to a PTO

Remember when he scored 6 goals and 3 assists through his first 10 NHL games?  Neither does he.  Was funny watching some Ranger fans thinking they landed some big-time future star though.   

 

1 hour ago, DevsMan84 said:

It's not the fan voting that is the main issue here, but the nominees that the Devils picked.  This morning I saw 2-3 different entries posted on twitter that were not picked that were better than several of the people who were picked.  Either the Devils already have someone in mind or they really want to go full poverty-franchise mode and choose some underqualified superfan to be the PA announcer.

Considering what they just spent this offseason to land Hamilton (and I get the feeling they were right there for Saad), even if they're still well under the cap for now, I don't think of them as being cheap.  I do think both Shero and now Fitz like having space to work with, and the flexibility that having it affords.  It will be interesting to see, should the team look like it's ready to make some playoff noise, if Fitz is willing to spend up to the cap in one final push (I suspect he would).  But I don't get the impression that ownership won't write big checks if their GM asks them too.   

But yeah, if the Devils already pretty much have someone in mind for the PA position and it's obvious that the best talent isn't being picked, don't make it sound like the fans really have a say in the hiring process.

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4 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Remember when he scored 6 goals and 3 assists through his first 10 NHL games?  Neither does he.  Was funny watching some Ranger fans thinking they landed some big-time future star though.   

 

Considering what they just spent this offseason to land Hamilton (and I get the feeling they were right there for Saad), even if they're still well under the cap for now, I don't think of them as being cheap.  I do think both Shero and now Fitz like having space to work with, and the flexibility that having it affords.  It will be interesting to see, should the team look like it's ready to make some playoff noise, if Fitz is willing to spend up to the cap in one final push (I suspect he would).  But I don't get the impression that ownership won't write big checks if their GM asks them too.   

But yeah, if the Devils already pretty much have someone in mind for the PA position and it's obvious that the best talent isn't being picked, don't make it sound like the fans really have a say in the hiring process.

I wasn't implying about them being cheap.  I was meaning more along the lines of this contest and the finalists they picked are more along the lines of what an ECHL team would do.

Could you imagine the Mets or Yankees doing this sort of thing and the options are largely unqualified superfans while passing over professionals?  That's the kind of thing you see from maybe one of their A or AA affiliates.

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18 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

I wasn't implying about them being cheap.  I was meaning more along the lines of this contest and the finalists they picked are more along the lines of what an ECHL team would do.

Could you imagine the Mets or Yankees doing this sort of thing and the options are largely unqualified superfans while passing over professionals?  That's the kind of thing you see from maybe one of their A or AA affiliates.

Yeah that's fair.

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32 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Remember when he scored 6 goals and 3 assists through his first 10 NHL games?  Neither does he.  

Remember when he refused to sign with the Sabres and instead signed with the Rangers, wound up blowing goats, and they traded him after three seasons to the very team he had refused to sign with?

He definitely does.

I can't even imagine how awkward that must have been, being like "fvck that noise, I'm not signing with that sh!tty team" and then having to show up with your bag and be like "hey guys" to said sh!tty team. 

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12 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Remember when he refused to sign with the Sabres and instead signed with the Rangers, wound up blowing goats, and they traded him after three seasons to the very team he had refused to sign with?

He definitely does.

I can't even imagine how awkward that must have been, being like "fvck that noise, I'm not signing with that sh!tty team" and then having to show up with your bag and be like "hey guys" to said sh!tty team. 

Yeah I remember that quite well, heh heh.  And I'm quite sure HE does!

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24 minutes ago, vadvlfan said:

f>ck J. Vesey!   I hope he gets cut after preseason,  & signs with Virtanen in Spartak! You don't diss my team & come crawling back. I guess you weren't as good as you thought you were. 

Thanks, I'm done.

Im ok with signing him…

…but only to include in a trade to Buffalo. For the lolz.

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43 minutes ago, vadvlfan said:

f>ck J. Vesey!   I hope he gets cut after preseason,  & signs with Virtanen in Spartak! You don't diss my team & come crawling back. I guess you weren't as good as you thought you were. 

Thanks, I'm done.

Not that responding to an emotional post with a rational response ever lead to anything positive. But i will still try.

I'm really not sure it's fair to conclude that he "dissed" the Devils for signing with another team.... When 8 teams offered a contract (one being his hometown), and that he went to a team in the playoffs (then), while we were not a playoffs team and trending down... i mean... from the outside looking in, say you're not a Devils fan. How thrilled would you be willing to sign a contract with a new team and best case scenario is to play on Henrique or Zajac's wing? He turned down teams like Pittsburgh, Chicago and Boston. Kind of hard to be upset IMO.

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3 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

Not that responding to an emotional post with a rational response ever lead to anything positive. But i will still try.

I'm really not sure it's fair to conclude that he "dissed" the Devils for signing with another team.... When 8 teams offered a contract (one being his hometown), and that he went to a team in the playoffs (then), while we were not a playoffs team and trending down... i mean... from the outside looking in, say you're not a Devils fan. How thrilled would you be willing to sign a contract with a new team and best case scenario is to play on Henrique or Zajac's wing? He turned down teams like Pittsburgh, Chicago and Boston. Kind of hard to be upset IMO.

Add to that the fact that he sucks. We didn’t miss out on much. Three moderate seasons, two abysmal ones, and now he doesn’t have NHL job and he had to sign a PTO with us. 

10 points in 50 games last season. 30 points in his last 114 games. 

THAT makes it hard to be upset IMO. 

Truthfully, it makes me wonder why the fvck we would even give him a shot. 

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11 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Add to that the fact that he sucks. We didn’t miss out on much. Three moderate seasons, two abysmal ones, and now he doesn’t have NHL job and he had to sign a PTO with us. 

10 points in 50 games last season. 30 points in his last 114 games. 

THAT makes it hard to be upset IMO. 

Truthfully, it makes me wonder why the fvck we would even give him a shot. 

it's hard to gauge. I mean he basically averaged 17 goals for 3 seasons playing on a "decent" team coming into the NHL.

Then sucked playing on teams who sucked. (i mean... my will to live and motivation would also take a huge hit if i was traded to the Sabres lol) So maybe there's still some good in him with the right group/coaching.

I don't really care how it's turning out but like you said, hard to be upset

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