Archives for February 2007

We like the word 'awesome.'  A lot.Boy, yesterday was fun hectic weird insane wasn’t it? If the action went on any longer, I’m sure I would’ve been arrested and charged with aggravated assault on my browser’s ‘Refresh’ button. Don’t worry, Refresh was ok. However, several bags of Doritos are in critical condition after yesterday’s long haul.

Ok, in all seriousness: the likes of the past trade deadline pretty much coincide with the past few weeks here at 2manadvantage, and I’m feeling a lot of love right now. The response we’ve gotten over the last few weeks/months has been nothing short of incredible. The peak of it all, (for me at least) was noticing our site linked on MSGNETWORK.com a few days ago. That means a lot to both of us.

I want to take some time out to say Thank You to all the readers who have been checking us out, and those of you who stopped by yesterday during the craziest day of the NHL season. We’re glad to know you guys appreciated what we did. Many of you sung praises through your comments, and I want you all to know that they mean so much to us.

The march to the playoffs is on, and hopefully we’ll be celebrating Devils wins all the way into June, if ya know what I mean! (One thing I’m not celebrating right now is my playoff invoice… argh!) Anyway, Thank you all once again for giving myself and Patricia a valid excuse to waste away our days at our respective computers :).

Let’s Go Devils!

PS » Kick some ass in Calgary, David!

Average Rating: 4.8 out of 5 based on 279 user reviews.

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CAL GETS DAVID HALE and 2007 5TH PICK
NJD GETS 2007 3RD PICK
PATRICIA SAYS: I’ve been calling this one for weeks now, maybe even months. Hale fell out of favor with New Jersey after Baby Devil d-man Andy Greene found himself playing rather well with the big boys. Purely a cap move, this deal likely sets up for Greene to make a permanent return with the Big Devils. Do we dare see Richard Matvichuk finally return?
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LAK GETS JAMIE HEWARD
WAS GETS CONDITIONAL DRAFT PICK
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TB GETS JASON WARD
LAK GETS 2007 5th PICK
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TB GETS KARL STEWART 2007 6TH PICK
CHI GETS NIKITA ALEXEEV
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PIT GETS JOEL KWIATKOWSKI
FLA GETS 2007 4TH PICK
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BUF GETS MIKKO LEHTONEN
NAS GETS 2007 4TH PICK
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PIT GETS NOLAN SHAEFER
SJ GETS 2007 7TH PICK
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STL GETS BRAD BOYES
BOS GETS DENNIS WIDEMAN
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NYI GETS RYAN SMYTH
EDM GETS ROBERT NILSSON, RYAN O’MARRA and 2007 1ST PICK
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DAL GETS MATTIAS NORSTROM, KONSTANTIN PUSHKAREV and 2007 3RD and 4TH PICK
LAK GETS JAROSLAV MODRY, JOHANN FRONSSEN and 2008 1ST and 2007 2ND and 3RD PICK
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BUF GETS DAINIUS ZUBRUS and TIMO HELBLING
WAS GETS JIRI NOVOTNY and 2007 1ST PICK
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COL GETS SCOTT PARKER
SJ GETS 2008 6TH PICK
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STL HAVE RE-SIGNED JAMAL MAYERS
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TOR GETS YANIC PERRAULT and 2007 5th PICK
PHO GETS BRENDAN BELL and 2008 2ND PICK
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ATL GETS PASCAL DUPUIS
NYR GETS ALEX BOURRET and 2007 3RD PICK
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DET GETS TODD BERTUZZI
FLA GETS CONDITIONAL DRAFT PICK and SHAWN MATTHIAS
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ANA GETS BRAD MAY
COL GETS MICHAEL WALL
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OTT GETS OLEG SAPRYKIN and 2007 7TH PICK
PHO GETS 2007 2ND PICK
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BOS GETS AARON WARD
NYR GETS PAUL MARA
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MIN GETS DOMINIC MOORE
PIT GETS 2007 3RD PICK
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THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED OFF OF WAIVERS:
M. LEIGHTON D. HAMEL
J. KROG N. KAPANEN
B. BOUCHER
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SJ GETS BILL GUERIN
STL GETS VILLE NIEMINEN, JAY BARRIBALL and (NEW JERSEY’S) 2007 1ST PICK
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PHO HAVE RE-SIGNED KEVYN ADAMS
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PEN GETS GEORGES LARAQUE
PHO GETS DANIEL CARCILLO and 2007 8TH PICK
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BUF GETS TY CONKLIN
CBJ GETS 2007 3RD PICK
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PHI GETS MARTIN BIRON
BUF GETS 2007 2ND PICK
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PIT GETS GARY ROBERTS
FLA GETS NOAH WELCH
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FOR TRADES COMPLETED PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 27TH, CLICK MORE… [Read more…]

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 220 user reviews.

http://www.2manadvantage.com/2007/02/27/deadline-day-trade-list/

YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!

EDIT: Joe and I just wanted to thank everyone for all of their support over the past few days. Never did we think we’d actually see our little ole blog listed as one of the “BLOGS WE’RE READING” on MSGNETWORK.com! Keep it with 2MA for any breaking trades, signings, or waiver moves throughout this glorious Trade Deadline!

Just wanted to let you folks know that Joe and I will be doing live updates from here on out until the Trade Deadline on Tuesday at 3 PM ET. Ahh, the deadline…it’s really like a holiday for me.

No, seriously, it is. I even take off from work and classes!

Keep it at 2 Man Advantage for any breaking trades. Be sure to stick with us through Tuesday, we’re going to be putting on one helluva show and, yes, we will be analyzing any Devils trades…even if it’s just for a nine-millionth round pick. It’ll be good times.

Here’s how things are going to work out: Joe will be with you in the morning, posting any and all updates as they come along from 8am – 12pm on February 27th. I will take the reigns at 12 Noon and stay with you until 4pm… because you never know!

Thanks guys and gals and enjoy these next few days, they’re going to be GREAT!

Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 228 user reviews.

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Clemmensen for Vezina!
Scott Clemmensen got his first win of the season, the Zajac line continues to dominate, and the Rangers still suck. I’d say today was a rather successful day.
Check out those Photoship skillz!
They’re so awesome!!!11

Average Rating: 4.7 out of 5 based on 252 user reviews.

http://www.2manadvantage.com/2007/02/25/good-news-all-around/

Today was just a horrid display of hockey. Anyone think Marty will demand to play tomorrow?

If he does, I gotta say it — he’s selfish. I’m sorry, but Sunday is Clemmensen’s time to shine, and after what happened today, Marty really needs a break. He didn’t play bad by any stretch, but he just needs a break. One game won’t kill him.

Congrats,  Cammie!The Devils were simply outplayed today. Outplayed BAD. Of course, after the emotional highs of the Rangers series, this was somewhat to be expected, but regardless, I think not having Brian Gionta in the lineup is really starting to kill them. They have no punch out there, playing a helluva lackluster game right now. I can’t wait for Rochester’s finest to lace ’em up again, without a damn doubt.

So, at least a positive from this game is that Cammie J scored a pretty nice goal, first of his career no less. Congrats Cam, too bad the boys couldn’t get you a W along with that G! And hey, Jammin’ Jan also had a fight to boot. He was a mere assist away from a Gordie Howe Hat! How great that would have been…

We move on to tomorrow. It’s not a must-win for the Devils, but it’s a better-win. Give Marty the day off and maybe throw Dowd back in the lineup. And hey, let’s PRAY that Gionta will be healthy enough to don the red and black on Sunday for New Jersey.

Average Rating: 4.7 out of 5 based on 177 user reviews.

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Be on the lookout for the Apocalypse folks, Cam Janssen has scored…a goal…in an NHL game.

I am for serious.

BatCam...SuperCam? WonderCam!

Too bad the rest of the team can’t do crap today…

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 229 user reviews.

http://www.2manadvantage.com/2007/02/24/breaking-news-can-janssen-scores/

Alexander Korolyuk is still a New Jersey Devil…well, in name at least.

He's a man without a team...sort of.Because the disgruntled Russian failed to report to his Sharks physical, San Jose cancelled the deal with the Devils, leaving New Jersey with a talented winger who just doesn’t want to play in North America. The Sharks get their third round pick back.

For those who are scratching their heads wondering who the heck Korolyuk even is, he was originally acquired from the Sharks back in October for fellow disgruntled Russian Vlad Malakhov and a conditional first round pick. No word on whether the first round pick was disgruntled or not, though.

In zero games this year, Korolyuk has registered zero goals and zero assists for zero points. Oh, he also has zero penalty minutes and skates at a plus zero….err…rather, even. Now THAT’S consistency.

Average Rating: 4.4 out of 5 based on 221 user reviews.

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Oh it's true,  it's true.

Sorry, Henrik. It’s just been that kind of year.

Average Rating: 4.9 out of 5 based on 216 user reviews.

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This is where you belong during the shooutout,  okay?That’s how it’s done.

Jamie Langenbrunner, you are amazing.

Patrik Elias, what did I tell you about being anywhere near the arena during shootouts?

Alas, so ends another Devils-Rangers saga…with the good guys coming out on top again. Hooray.

Average Rating: 4.7 out of 5 based on 168 user reviews.

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Oh hell...no.Poor Scott Clemmensen. Guy can’t catch any playing time with the Big Devils, so the Baby Devils are giving him a shot.

That’s right, our backup goalie is currently in net against the Worcester Sharks, pitching a shutout through two and a half periods of play while the Baby Devils have two goals to their name. He’s got nearly 30 saves by the way. You go Clemmy!

Probably a conditioning stint for the Clemmer, so don’t be surprised to actually see him…*gasp*…PLAY in one of the Devils-Capitals games this weekend. Oh joy!

UPDATE: Baby Devils win 3-0, Clemmensen with the shutout and 35 saves. Attaboy!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 288 user reviews.

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