Numbers, Signings, & Ugly Thirds.

Over the last few weeks or so there have been a few tidbits worth updating about but I haven’t gotten around to it until now. For those of you who haven’t already discovered that knowledge is power through some other news source, it’s time to play a little catch-up, 2manadvantage style!


With the return of veterans Brian Rolston & Bobby Holik coupled with the departure of Sergei Brylin, There has been some rare number-swapping rippling through the Devils current roster. Holik will indeed regain his old # 16 that he wore during his first go-round with New Jersey. Dainius Zubrus gave up the number for Bobby and will don #8 for the rest of his tenure with the Devils. It should be noted that this change will in no way, shape or form, have any effect whatsoever on the (dare I say) world famous “Zubbie Counter“.

Sheldon Brookbank will sport the #28 previously worn by Brian Rafalski after giving his old #8 to Zubrus. Brian Rolston will carry over his #12 from Minnesota, as Sergei Brylin’s #18 will be taken over by rookie Niklas Bergfors.


In under-the-radar news, Rod Pelley has in fact been re-signed by the Devils. The deal is 2 years with a cap hit of $550,000 per season. In addition to signing Pelley, Lou Lamoriello made a small ripple on the trade market, sending Sean Zimmerman to Phoenix in exchange for Patrice Cormier’s older and bad-assier brother Kevin Cormier. If my memory serves me right, the Devils brother-total now stands at 4. (the Giontas, Pandolfos, Parises, & Cormiers.)

In my opinion, Lou can sign as many brothers as he wants as long he doesn’t shift his attention west… Vancouver in particular.

Wait, nevermind. I said brothers, not sisters

– THIRDS HAVE (unfortunately) RETURNED –

It seems that even RBK couldn’t keep the third jersey away from the game. Unfortunately there will be a return of the cash-grabs this season. Some teams have already released their designs, while other mock-ups are being rendered by fans based on provided descriptions. You can check out some of the MOCK-UP JERSEYS here.


The Rangers/Devils pre-season game scheduled for next Saturday, Sept. 27th @ MSG has been moved up from a 2pm start to a 1pm start.

That is all.


Pre-season starts in just 6 days, folks! Who’s ready for a live-cap?!


  1. Hot Jesus on a hammock that Habs third (fourth?) jersey is hideous. I’m all for history and everything but they must, in their 100 years of history, have some other kind of throwback they can use to keep that 1920s barber swimsuit off the ice.

  2. funny thing is that is was Lou’s idea to give Bobby his #16 back and now Zubrus wants some kind of compensation for it from Bobby, who didn’t approach Lou about it to begin with. I’d understand if that were like Zubrus’s number but its not, he wore 9 in Buffalo, which is why 8 will do, not because 7 ate 9 but because he knows Parise is higher on the list of people to please.

  3. Ahhhh old-timey hockey jerseys – how you take the term “hockey sweater” to it’s most literal intent, like a forklift lifting a crate of forks.

    I love anyone who gets the reference, by the way.

  4. Is Zubs serious about compensation? I was under the impression he was joking.

    and no Josh I don’t know the reference, but I do know that if carrots got you drunk, rabbits would be fucked up.

  5. I can’t tell you what hotel I’m staying at, but there are two trees involved.

  6. Yea, I thought Zubbie was joking at first but I’ve read him mention it 3 different days to reporters so its sounding like hes serious

  7. I’ve joked over at a message board that he should make Holik pay through the nose for the number. It’s not like Bobby can’t afford it. LOL

  8. Zubbie Counter Fan says:

    Zubbie owns Holik’s soul.

    I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.

  9. Josh,

    Was that a Mitch Hedberg quote I saw?

  10. Matt – actually, about three or four Mitch quotes now.

    I tried to walk into a Target once, but I missed…

  11. A Mitch-a-thon and I wasn’t invited?!

    I’m tired of following my dreams… I’m gonna ask ’em where they’re headed and meet up with them later!

    RIP Mitch 🙁

  12. My friend asked me if I wanted a frozen banana. I said “no, but I want a regular banana later, so yeah.”

  13. Zubbie Counter Fan says:

    Does the brotherly love deal that Lou has going some sort of compensation for the loss of Neid? All I gotta say about that is “No thanks, Brookbanks. No thanks.

  14. The other night I told the audience to fuck off. But then I felt bad, so I said “okay, fuck back on.”

  15. I had this parrot. The parrot talked, but it did not say “I’m hungry.” So it died.

  16. This might be my favorite comment thread of all time.

  17. I like the FedEx guy, because he is a drug dealer, and he does not even know it. And he is always on time.

  18. I once smoked fake pot with Peter Framton, but I’ve smoked real pot with a guy that looks like Peter Framton waaaay more. 🙂

  19. On a traffic light, green means go, yellow means slow down, and red means stop. But on a banana, it’s different – yellow means go, green means slow down, and red means where the fuck did you get that banana at?

    I should also note here that Comedy Central put out a new Mitch Hedberg CD last week – Do You Believe In Gosh. I didn’t even know it existed until nearly a week after it was in stores. Stuff he was trying out for his next CD, about a month before his death. It’s a little hit and miss in places, but classic Mitch most of the time. Definitely awesome, and a nice unexpected twist, ’cause I assumed we’d heard everything we were ever gonna hear from Mitch 🙁

  20. You guys are going to love Kevin Cormier (probably in Lowell)… Make sure you have your cameras and video recorders ready when he decides to drop the gloves for the first time.