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16 minutes ago, NJDevils1214 said:

Those watches are ugly and expensive.

I'm not a "watch guy" (though I do have a nice watch), but I looked through their web page and disliked most of them. I find a Rolex more appealing. 

Boqvist also got a Hublot from Tatar last year. Maybe its a thing. 

If what I saw on the website is correct, $7,600.00 price on Boqvist's watch. 

 

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9 minutes ago, Satans Hockey said:

I would rather have the money vs the watch. I've never owned and would never wear a watch

Me too, honestly, but if we made what hockey players made, its like "oh great, more money, thanks man". The watch takes a little more thought (by someone, do I think Palat went watch shopping for Mercer? No.), and maybe its a little token to hang onto. 

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Well now that Tom said that, some fans will take it as an unshakable promise completely ignoring any possible context and players health through the season lol IF everything goes well we should push for a playoffs spot and have a shot. But if we get injuries like we did last year, it's still not going to happen.

Our entire top 9  and top 4 d could die in a bus crash and we'd have to play junior players the entire season and some fans would still be like "Fitz PROMISED we'd make the playoffs this season but then sat on his hand all year and the season was over by december 🤬 and now we're getting another lottery pick!"

 

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12 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

Well now that Tom said that, some fans will take it as an unshakable promise completely ignoring any possible context and players health through the season lol IF everything goes well we should push for a playoffs spot and have a shot. But if we get injuries like we did last year, it's still not going to happen.

Our entire top 9  and top 4 d could die in a bus crash and we'd have to play junior players the entire season and some fans would still be like "Fitz PROMISED we'd make the playoffs this season but then sat on his hand all year and the season was over by december 🤬 and now we're getting another lottery pick!"

 

Yup. I just don’t know what fans want to hear. Should he say we are going to blow an entire field of goats again? 

For me, what he says is just about irrelevant. Show us. 

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30 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

Well now that Tom said that, some fans will take it as an unshakable promise completely ignoring any possible context and players health through the season lol IF everything goes well we should push for a playoffs spot and have a shot. But if we get injuries like we did last year, it's still not going to happen.

Our entire top 9  and top 4 d could die in a bus crash and we'd have to play junior players the entire season and some fans would still be like "Fitz PROMISED we'd make the playoffs this season but then sat on his hand all year and the season was over by december 🤬 and now we're getting another lottery pick!"

 

You’re starting a little early with the straw man argument this year. No one even said anything. 

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1 hour ago, MadDog2020 said:

Hublot’s are really nice too. Big bucks. 

I don’t know about compensating a guy for giving you his number with something that is basically pronounced “you blow”. 

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8 hours ago, SterioDesign said:

Well now that Tom said that, some fans will take it as an unshakable promise completely ignoring any possible context and players health through the season lol IF everything goes well we should push for a playoffs spot and have a shot. But if we get injuries like we did last year, it's still not going to happen.

Our entire top 9  and top 4 d could die in a bus crash and we'd have to play junior players the entire season and some fans would still be like "Fitz PROMISED we'd make the playoffs this season but then sat on his hand all year and the season was over by december 🤬 and now we're getting another lottery pick!"

 

mid-season form already from SD with the nonsensical gibberish. 

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9 hours ago, SterioDesign said:

Well now that Tom said that, some fans will take it as an unshakable promise completely ignoring any possible context and players health through the season lol IF everything goes well we should push for a playoffs spot and have a shot. But if we get injuries like we did last year, it's still not going to happen.

Our entire top 9  and top 4 d could die in a bus crash and we'd have to play junior players the entire season and some fans would still be like "Fitz PROMISED we'd make the playoffs this season but then sat on his hand all year and the season was over by december 🤬 and now we're getting another lottery pick!"

 

How many voices do you usually hear in your head at any given time?

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6 hours ago, MB3 said:

mid-season form already from SD with the nonsensical gibberish. 

Given that people are still repeating the “in the room” quote like a year later, he definitely isn’t wrong. 

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57 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

Just another reason to go for the Rolex 🤣

I could look at the Rolex product line and pick out 15 I like with zero effort, not so much with Hublot. 

Anyone who wants my number needs to provide a Rolex. 

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15 hours ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

Hopefully not this year’s “the answer is in the room”. 

I do think he had a pretty decent off season. A lot was out of his control

And when they win 50% of their games through December we'll look back at this and chuckle. 

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16 hours ago, SterioDesign said:

Well now that Tom said that, some fans will take it as an unshakable promise completely ignoring any possible context and players health through the season lol IF everything goes well we should push for a playoffs spot and have a shot. But if we get injuries like we did last year, it's still not going to happen.

Our entire top 9  and top 4 d could die in a bus crash and we'd have to play junior players the entire season and some fans would still be like "Fitz PROMISED we'd make the playoffs this season but then sat on his hand all year and the season was over by december 🤬 and now we're getting another lottery pick!"

 

 

15 hours ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

You’re starting a little early with the straw man argument this year. No one even said anything. 

 

27 minutes ago, Devilsfan118 said:

And when they win 50% of their games through December we'll look back at this and chuckle. 

I mean, need anything be added here? 

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16 hours ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

You’re starting a little early with the straw man argument this year. No one even said anything. 

Yeah, SD definitely will attempt to make a point with waaaaaay over-the-top hypothetical scenarios that right from the get-go largely invalidate what he's going for.

That being said, in SD's defense, he's more talking about, say, if Hughes were to miss a few months, Hischier was banged up, injuries to other key players, etc, and then people expect Fitz to perform miracles in finding fill-ins to approximate what's been lost...yeah, only so much you can do when you get slammed with injuries.  Devils have accumulated some nice young players with considerable upside, but aren't yet so deep that they could ever afford to lose certain guys and expect to win consistently.

That being said, if the team is healthy and simply not performing, Fitz has gotta show Ruff the door...and being that Fitz brought in Burnette, I think he knows that too.   

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45 minutes ago, Devilsfan118 said:

And when they win 50% of their games through December we'll look back at this and chuckle. 

If they're accumulating SO and OT loss points along the way, winning half your games isn't so terrible, really.  Say the Devils go 13-8-5 through their first 26 games, and looking like they're headed in the right direction.  I can live with that. 

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how I’m thinking this went:

Palatt: “wait, you want me to be here…? Why…?”

Ruff: “well I drew this up during nap time after my afternoon jello and it seemed to work.”

Palatt: “yeah, but I won two cups being here and doing this…”

Brylin, to himself: “this old guy won’t make it to Thanksgiving…” as he skates away.

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2 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

I could look at the Rolex product line and pick out 15 I like with zero effort, not so much with Hublot. 

Anyone who wants my number needs to provide a Rolex. 

100%. Hublot’s are quality timepieces, but many of them are too gaudy for me. I’m a Tag Heuer guy; I have three of them and they are the best watches I’ve ever owned. Rolex is the standard though. It’s Rolex or bust if you want my number. 

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4 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

Given that people are still repeating the “in the room” quote like a year later, he definitely isn’t wrong. 

there’s at least one degree of insanity between people memeing about a bizarre mid-season press conference last year and saying “our entire team could die in a bus crash and then we wouldn’t make the playoffs”

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