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  2. GDT: Devils @ Tampa 7:00 PM

    So, I went to the game on Saturday. My wife got me tickets 5 rows from the ice for Valentine's Day. I know, I win. Here's some stuff I'm typing out because I'm bored at work. If you haven't been to a game @ Tampa, go. It's easily my favorite away arena. We stayed at the Westin, where the Devils usually stay. This year they stayed at the Marriott; which is where we stayed last year. Whoops. I saw Nico walking before the game. He looked 13 years old. Tampa had a high-school hockey tournament the night before and I was almost 100% positive he was on one of those teams. The TV absolutely adds 20 pounds here.. the kid is miniature. Which makes this season so unbelievably impressive. Hynes was out and about in the stands before warmups and spent time talking to fans. He says he thinks MoJo will be back before the playoffs. Really nice guy, really well spoken and surprisingly candid with his answers to the questions fans were peppering him with. Some enormous dude walked up to him and started talking really quietly in his ear for a long time, obviously giving him coaching "tips". It was super awkward for everyone there and he quickly went back into the tunnel after that... that's why we can't have nice things. Daneyko also came out for a few minutes to say hi. He's always amazing with the fans. Some dude next to me gave him a sharpie in a plastic bag as a "present". It was super awkward, again, and he left quickly, again. Why are people so weird?! The gameday presentation of the Lightning is second to none. Their stadium is sick, their fans are knowledgeable and SUPER nice, their food options blow away anything I've ever had... just amazing. My wife sweet and sour shrimp that would have been delicious at a regular restaurant, and I had a burger from Outback Steakhouse that was so good I'm still thinking about it today. The game itself was incredible. Two major complains were the Tampa replay staff at the stadium. After Wood's check, the ONLY replay they showed on the stadium jumbotron was a closeup of a bloody face. The fans -- naturally -- were going bananas that it wasn't a 5 + misconduct, since it seemed like his face got that fvcked up from the boards and not the fight. The Taylor Hall post-to-post shot was never shown or spoken about again. From where I sat, that puck was in the back of the net. The Devils fans in the arena (a lot of us, I'll add) all stood up and went crazy. The goal light came on. And then play continued like nothing happened and we never saw a replay. I was still positive it was a goal until someone on here replied to me that it rang off of the pipes. You all know this already, but Taylor Hall is just the best player on the ice almost every time he's out there. It's insane to watch. He high fived my wife after warmups and I'm pretty sure that was the reason I got laid that night. She asked me to wear my Hall jersey? Hmm.
  3. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    I was concerned pre-draft
  4. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    I can finally read your posts at work!
  5. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    I love Taylor, but Nico absolutely and unquestionably had a more productive week. Nico Hischier's (4G 3A--7P) last week: Scored on a 2-on-1 immediately after the Flyers had scored to make it 4-2 late in the 2nd period, bringing the score to 4-3. Primary assist on Hall's tying goal with 1:21 left in the 3rd period. Devils win 5-4 in a shootout. Primary assist on Severson's goal to tie things up at 1-1 against Carolina in the 1st period. Primary assist on Palmieri's game-winning goal in the 2nd period, and scores to put the game away at 4-2 in the 3rd period. Devils win 5-2. Scores on a 2-on-1 to tie the game at 2-2 vs. Tampa. Devils win 4-3. Scores on a breakaway on the powerplay to open the scoring last night against Carolina, Devils win 3-2 in OT.
  6. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    I figured Kovalchuk, Parise, or Patty HAD to have won one just by accident since January of 2010. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    They're "somewhat relevant" in the way the Devils have been "somewhat relevant" in the past 4 seasons. If they string together 6 or 7 wins in a row, they might find themselves a few points out of a playoff spot. But they stink, so they won't. They'll also likely trade Mrazek and Mike Green before next Monday, which will make their poopy team even more poopy.
  8. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    Really no reason to be concerned. He's still a teenager in his first year.
  9. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    This past week has been massive for us. Keep it rolling.
  10. Today
  11. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    Hall can still be quick in the long run. I feel Parise was way more gritty than Hall, and went to the dirty areas more. He was also less skilled. Most of Zach's goals were gritty and hard fought goals, Hall has that aspect but is more of a finesse player. Hall will last longer than Zach at a good level imo
  12. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    They only have 3 games in hand on us, but you're right, that's still enough for them to get close to us if they were to win them and then suddenly we pile up some losses. Still, a team that has sort of got themselves back in consideration is the Wings. Granted they're pretty terrible, but they've managed to stay somewhat relevant this late in the season. They have 2 games in hand on Carolina and are only 7 points back, so theoretically possibly just 3.
  13. Wood suspended two games

    At the game Saturday, while standing in line waiting to go through the security checkpoint to enter the building, a guy next to me had a red hat with white letters on it, a la Trump style, that said: "Make hockey violent again". It was awesome.
  14. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    I love Nico, but he wasn't even the best player on his line last week.
  15. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    Pretty shocked that Kovalchuk didn't win it a single time during his tenure here. Didn't he have an 8-point week in 2012?
  16. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    Islanders lose at home in regulation. That gives us a 6 point lead with 2 games in hand over the Isles. A team not to sleep on down the stretch is the Panthers. They'll play a significantly easier schedule than anyone in the Metro. And -- while we currently have a 12-point spot on them -- they also are one of the few teams who has multiple games in hand on us (4, as of posting this).
  17. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    Conspiracy, obviously.
  18. Wood suspended two games

    Agree with the 5 minute major. Agree with the suspension only in the current pussified version of hockey.
  19. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    How the fvck is this possible? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. February 24th Elias night

    That''s been my biggest pet peeve this year. Overall I think they have done a pretty good job with the fan experience. But 9,000 is a joke when they have had huge turnouts this season. That's barely 1/2. If they did 12k or 15k fine but 9k is not enough. And I know there are always extras so if you do get shut out contact your rep and they can usually hook you up. I don't mind getting there early but it's tough on weeknight games or when I have my kids with me. If I remember from other jersey ceremonies they pass the mini banners out when you leave.
  21. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    Important (for the Devils) game going on right now. Wild have a 4-3 lead with 7 minutes to go against the Islanders.
  22. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    I mean holy sh!t if that's the kind of package Karlsson is going to command, I make a hard hard pass. No way we're in a position to do that move.
  23. February 24th Elias night

    It would be so ridiculously unfair to only make it the first 9,000... I mean, come on. Just spend the extra money and get 17,000 banners printed. I'm really tired of the tone deaf nature of this organization when it comes to stuff like this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. February 24th Elias night

    Matt said the same thing on Twitter...don’t think they changed it on the website though. I’m hoping it’s really the case cause I don’t want to rush in and have an extra 45 minutes before the ceremony of doing nothing when there’s gonna be an extra hour after the ceremony and before the game as is.
  25. February 24th Elias night

    Thanks for sharing, definitely hope that's the case. All fans at the game definitely deserve one. Do you know if they will have a commemorative ticket again like they did with Brodeur, that was a nice surprise last time with that.
  26. Wood suspended two games

    Tbh, I thought he should've been assessed a 5 minute major. He lept into a guy's numbers and forced him head-first into the boards. I'll take the 2 games, and the fact that he scored the GWG (I believe?), and smile.
  27. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    Larsson is an OK nhl defenseman, but not much more... it's going to take awhile to fix our top pairing via the draft..
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