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#2302293 #6 New Jersey Devils vs. #1 New York Rangers

Posted by Jersey Wing on 20 May 2012 - 10:47 AM

And a video clip.



#2302249 #6 New Jersey Devils vs. #1 New York Rangers

Posted by Jersey Wing on 19 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

Some pics from this afternoon's festivities...

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#2301566 Kronwalled at the Worlds!

Posted by Jersey Wing on 15 May 2012 - 08:24 PM

Kaspars Saulietis leaves a wife and no children. May God have mercy on his soul.

We need to start taking up a collection to get NHL Center Ice into these emerging nations so they can learn to avoid these unfortunate moments


#2301290 Bettman wants to tout the "Original 12" now, haha

Posted by Jersey Wing on 14 May 2012 - 02:02 PM

It's the Original Six, end of discussion.

Nobody can make you include something you don't want to include or call something a name you don't want to. Really. Legally. The Denver Broncos and Invesco took the writers of I believe the now defunct Rocky Mountain News to court for not referring to Mile High Stadium as Invesco Field at Mile High. They actually sued the papers and writers and of course lost.

I'm invoking this same legal precedent here.


#2301253 Patrick Kane at it again

Posted by Jersey Wing on 14 May 2012 - 11:18 AM

Think this'll make it into the next "Peggy" commercial?

Peggy, OK, I need bail money

What's your name?

Kane, Patrick

Zee hockey player?

(Screenplay says sound of cell door clanking in background)

Yeah

Tell me, how you fall off barstool from the left side?
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#2301241 #6 New Jersey Devils vs. #1 New York Rangers

Posted by Jersey Wing on 14 May 2012 - 10:53 AM

Hear me now and believe me later, the Devils win this in SIX games.

I posted my long blathering take on the series on my craptastic infotainment blog ( http://jerseycitydes...-1-tonight.html ) but in a nutshell, if the Rangers can't forecheck the Rangers got nuthin. Once the Devils hit the shutoff valve on the Florida powerplay there hasn't really been an area they've struggled in. They're faster, they have more scoring depth up front and yes, guys who can create shots when the Broadway Blues pack it tight unlike most of the Sens and Caps.

Unlike many the Devils aren't intimidated by MSG. It is an entire franchise and fanbase built on hating the Rangers. It is. There is a guy who whistles at set intervals at the Prudential Center and ends with the old cavalry shrill Da da da duh da da RANGERS SUCK (and they've added Flyers swallow to that ditty after the Rangers part, classy bunch that they are). The Rangers could be playing in Vancouver and yet they'll be chanting Rangers suck in Newark. Remember how we Wings fans used to laugh at the Nordilanche fans in Denver while playing Phoenix would chant "Red Wings suck"? Devils players and fans are not intimidated by the Rangers but they do have one unhealthy obsession with them.

Yes Lundqvist is better (Though Brodeur has a 2.05 GAA which isn't horrid) but he will need to be. He also gets peeved and you at times can get in his head. Nothing phases Brodeur, I'm convinced of this. He looks the exact same getting shelled as posting a 40 save shutout.

Yeah, I said it, Tony Soprano whacks Phil Leotardo once more. Every game is sold out but I'm going to go Saturday afternoon with second row seats in the corner to Brodeur's right (1st and 3rd). I can't wait. When you can't have the Wings this far away nasty rivalries like this must do.


#2300503 Suter most likely out of Nashville

Posted by Jersey Wing on 10 May 2012 - 09:46 AM

Suter Yes! parise? No thanks. Just don't see it. he is a small sniping forward that is weak on D. Most of us agree that the RW need to be bigger, faster, younger, and grittier. parise costs a ton of money and doesn't solve but half of those problems. How does a guy that scores 35 goals, end up with a -5 rating on a defensive focused team like the devils? Hulder is a 3 million per year player that scores 25 goals. parise is a 6+ million player that scores you 35 goals. Are ten more goals worth 3 million more? No. I would take a Hudler and Jones combo over parise every day of the week, and I am not a fan of Hudler at all. Doan and jones would be even better!


Trust me, I watch Parise play here a lot. The Wings WANT Parise


#2299079 #6 New Jersey Devils vs. #5 Philadelphia Flyers

Posted by Jersey Wing on 03 May 2012 - 11:38 PM

What an awesome time at the Prudential Center tonight. Lots of Flyers fans, lots of taunting and rude language and I finally get to cheer FOR the Devils. I hate the Flyers, always have. The fact the Devils have been outplaying them this series is a wonderful thing. Ponikarovsky scored the winning OT goal not 15 feet from me but by then, deep into the first overtime, my phone battery had run down and I didn't get it. But here is some of the rest of tonight's game.

The tying Briere goal in the third period to make it 3-3


Lilja crush Devil. Lilja mash two New Jersey man at same time. Lilja smash.
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Lilja no like Zubrus
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An ancient Jagrsaurus skates by
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Faceoff
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Bryzgalov makes the save
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#2298513 Predators bench Radulov and A. Kostitsyn for Game 3 of WCSF

Posted by Jersey Wing on 01 May 2012 - 01:53 PM

I heard they stopped into Goose Loonies for a few six packs


#2298168 Informative article on Nashville's finances

Posted by Jersey Wing on 30 April 2012 - 12:44 AM

I'm sorry, teams taking money from the revenue sharing fund should be forced to say how much they receive. Other teams fans should know they are subsidizing other franchises and for how much. Reading the article is sure seems like the Preds get a LOT of money from everyone (NHL money, state money, local money) yet refuse to disclose how much they get. I mean why should the Wings have to help subsidize Nashville over a salary like Suter's when we'd ultimately like to sign him here? In essence the Wings are being forced to act against their best interests.

*The Predators acknowledged that they benefit from revenue sharing but would not disclose how much.
*The Predators would not disclose what percentage of the remaining $45 million was from operating losses.
*Cogen would not disclose the number of sponsors or how much revenue they generate.

But yet they take and take and take and a lot of people in and around Nashville don't see this as sustainable for much longer and next time they want money they WILL make them open their books it sure sounds like. Bad for the NHL.

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#2297680 Johan Franzen wants to 'have more fun'

Posted by Jersey Wing on 27 April 2012 - 06:27 PM

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I come to the rink in the evening light,
Mike Babcock says "When you gonna skate your shifts right?"
Oh Mikey Dear
I'm not the hard working one,

And Mules,
They wanna have fu-un.
Oh, Mules,
Just wanna have fun.

The phone rings in the middle of the night,
Nick Lidstrom yells "When you gonna learn to fight for your ice?"
Oh Nicklas dear
You know you're still number one,

But Mules,
They wanna have fu-un,
Oh, Mules, just wanna have
That's all they really want.....
Some fun....

When the hockey game is done,
Oh, Mules,
They wanna have fu-un,
Oh, Mules,
Just wanna have fun....

Mules,
They want,
Wanna have fun.
Mules,
Wanna have

Some teams take a beautiful Mule,
And pay him more than rest of the world.
I wanna be the one to walk in the (Toronto) Sun.

Oh, Mules,
They wanna have fu-un.
Oh, Mules,
Just wanna have
That's all they really want.....
Some fun....

When the hockey game is done,
Oh, Mules,
They wanna have fu-un.
Oh, Mules,
Just wanna have fun...

Mules,
They want,
Wanna have fun.
Mules,
Wanna have.

They just wanna,
They just wanna.....
They just wanna,
(Oh....)
They just wanna.....
(Girls just wanna have fun...)
Oh...

Mules just wanna have fu-un...
They just wanna,
They just wanna....
They just wanna,
They just wanna....
(Oh...)
They just wanna...
(They just wanna have fun...)
Mules just wanna have fu-un...

When the hockey',
When the hockey game is done.
Oh, when the hockey game is done,
Oh, Mules...
Mules,
Just wanna have fu-un...

They just wanna,
They just wanna....
They just wanna,
They just wanna have fun...

Mules just wanna have fu-un..
They just wanna,
They just wanna....
They just wanna,
They just wanna....
(Have fun..)

They just wanna,
(Mules wanna have fun)
They just wanna....
Oh, Mules...
(Wanna have fun....)
Mules just wanna have fu-un.


They just wanna,
They just wanna....


#2295922 #6 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by Jersey Wing on 22 April 2012 - 06:06 PM

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Patrick Kane, zee hockey player? Tell me, how you go whole series without scoring from left side?


#2292083 How do we fix this?

Posted by Jersey Wing on 18 April 2012 - 09:14 AM

Yes, there IS still hockey to be played and YES we're all still on board but there has been a backslide in playoff performance, by which this entire franchise is graded, and some changes will need to be made.

I'm not going to talk as much in specifics as far to much can happen on salary projections ie bidding wars, guys sign elsewhere for more/less etc.

Homer, we love you, this was your last year.

I'd be open to trading Franzen. We seem to spend a lot of time these last couple three playoff runs skating the perimeter while teams go north/south at the Wings. There is no bigger poster child to perimeter play an The Mule.

Jimmeh thus far has also taken a step back this playoff run but only those in the dressing room know if it has been compounded by bad defense and bad backchecking.

I'd sooner say the Wings would land Parise than Suter/Weber. The Devils did NOTHING once again to show Parise he's a valued guy they want to win NOW with whereas Nashville did add parts to show Suter/Weber they are serious about winning. Plus the Devils are going to undergo a little identity crisis this upcoming offseason. Rumors here in Devilland have them damned worried Parise will bolt.

The Wings STILL need some top flight defense. I'm not saying you have to go find the next Weber, hell sign a couple guys like Volchenkov who block every shot and play nasty minutes. Sign a couple real attention to detail defensemen, something sadly Brad Stuart is no longer. He's been a serviceable pro and I hope he finds peace living in SoCal with his family.

Extras we could consider losing: Eaves (sorry Patrick, it's unfortunate), Cleary who again gave his all but we need to get better up front, Abdelkader vexes me night in and night out. Some may have a home for him, I'd be open to trading him.

On defense keep everyone but Stuart until you know what St. Nick wants to do. Then you can streamline your pairing by addition and subtraction. Is Kindl really the future? Is Smith ready for an 82+ game season?


It's time like this I miss Scotty whispering in Kenny's ear.


#2288661 If anyone took a nice large /hi-def image

Posted by Jersey Wing on 16 April 2012 - 12:42 AM

Thanks so much. As a jaded old timer that light show REALLY wowed me.


#2286780 #7 San Jose Sharks vs. #2 St. Louis Blues

Posted by Jersey Wing on 15 April 2012 - 10:05 AM

I HATE the Sharks homer announcers. HATE. I'd rather listen to the Blackhawks chuckleheads than these two.