Archives for August 2009

THROWBACK NIGHT!

Boys and girls, a day I never expected to come with Louie Lams in charge is, in fact, coming. I’m a little surprised that I get to type these words, but here goes:

On one day only – March 17th, 2010 – the New Jersey Devils will don their old red, white, and green jerseys for the game that night against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Yeah, you read that right. Christmas Tree jerseys on St. Patrick’s Day!

I already had this date circled on my calendar because of the glorious time had last season for the St. Patty’s home game, but now, this game is a definite must. It’s the closest the Devils have ever or possibly will ever come to donning a third jersey.

The next question, of course: Will there be red, white, and green jerseys sold in the upcoming season? That day only? Not at all?

Regardless, I think it’s safe to say St. Patrick’s Day will be a memorable day for Devils fans again this season.

Better Late Than Never.

2ManAdvantage.com’s Tip of the Day #412: Don’t kick your cab driver’s ass over $0.27 cents when your annual salary is $875,000.

I’m sure this priceless piece of information was buried somewhere within the paperwork of Kane’s contract, he just hasn’t learned to read the fine print so early in his NHL career.

Not a gallant way to make a name for yourself in your sport. Unless of course you were going for the whole Carl Everett thing.

Grow up, Mr. Kane.

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AUTHOR’S NOTE: Thank you, Kristyn, for the inspiration.

Shanny Re-Ups

I have been a terribly lazy blogger this summer. And for that, I’m…well, not that sorry. But sorry nonetheless.

But something has dragged me out of the blogger doldrums. Mr. Gulitti on his Fire & Ice blog reports (at 5:30 AM, no less – hardcore, TG, hardcore!) that the Devils and Brendan Shanahan have agreed to a one0year deal and that Shanny will be in training camp when it opens in September.

Why is this awesome? Well, because I bought a $30 Brendan Shanahan St. Patrick’s Day tee-shirt last year and I want it to be relevant for more than two months.

But more importantly, it gives the Devils a little veteran leadership on the bottom lines, a guy who can play left or right wing (probably right), and a PP/PK specialist. I don’t know what the Devils are planning, but I could totally live with Shanny on special teams and the 4th line. Absolutely could live with that.

The drawbacks? Well, he IS kind of old. Will he break down? I guess that depends on how Mr. Lemaire chooses to use Shanny. Again, my vote here is 4th line and PP/PK specialist. But I guess we shall see. I like the signing though. I like it quite a bit.

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Also, I suppose I owe everyone the ZubbieCounterContest voting, eh? Well, the Zubbies (as named by 2MA reader Kevin B. has dubbed them) will be coming before the season starts. Probably late August (I know, I know I said May/June. I lied. Sorry.)