Since we all need a reason to enjoy a Devils game now…

No this ain’t gonna be some rah-rah cheer you up inspire the masses kinda post… that ain’t my way…..

No this isn’t going to be some massive OH MY GOD THE WORLD IS ENDING…. PEOPLE LIE ABOUT THEIR AGES ON THE INTERNET… FIRE BRODEUR AND PLAY CLEMMENSEN TILL HE’S 70 kinda post either :p

So why the hell am I sitting here wasting your time??
(hell be honest the reason you come here IS to waste time)

But I had mentioned it elsewhere and we’re building some momentum and people are actually gonna show for this one and it’s a Saturday Night so you have NO excuse…. We wanted to have a little Devils Fan Gathering at my favorite little bar down the street… and why not make it into a massive cluster fuck right???

Here’s the Deal… show up at 6:30… we pile into some tables… we eat we drink we converse… we watch Devils hockey, and we see the girls go goofy over the bartender who looks like David Clarkson and marvel at the other two ladies as well 🙂

Sounds good right? Shit you’re convinced this team has driven you to drink right? BACK IT UP!!!! 🙂

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2009
Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm (or later once the NHL Network gets put on and it will get put on!)
Location: Sun Tavern
Street: 600 W Westfield Ave
City/Town: Roselle Park, NJ
Phone: 9082410190
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=600+W+Westfield+Ave%2C+Roselle+Park%2C+NJ

(really just take the parkway to 137 and go left, it’s right past the Welcome to Roselle park signs)

Come …. enjoy… heckle!!!!!

As the elbow turns…

UPDATE: Can we just give a little shout out to the Newark Star Ledger for quoting us on its website today? Thanks guys, I’m glad our dramatics could be appreciated!

Okay, so let’s all take a breath here.

Yes, it is me, the one and only — coming out of hiding and making an appearance on my lovechild produced with absolutely no involvement of sexy-time activities.

Haven’t you heard, blogs are totally like that nowadays. It’s the Virgin 2MA!

Anyway, that’s neither here nor there.

We have a mess on our hands ladies and gents. Martin Brodeur, as you may recall — he’s that guy that usually plays in net for the Devils — well, he hurt his ‘bow.

(oh snap!)

He dun’ hurt it good, too. The record chaser is out for up to four months. Yes. Four months.

That sound you just heard? That would be the cries of Devils fans everywhere as they step one inch closer to the edge of the ledge, threatening to drop like delicate little flies into oblivion.

Oh, how poetic.

Hey, this is a fantastic time at 2MA. Not that we’re into capitalizing on Mr. Brodeur’s injury in any shape or form, but this totally gives us a chance to break out our arsenal of Kevin Weekes pictures.

Silver lining, how I love thee.

Let’s get fo’ realz for a minute though. Yes, this is a huge blow to an already decimated Devils lineup, but let’s get off that ledge for a minute and give this team a chance. Marty may be out for pretty much the majority of the season at this point, but Weekesie is a capable netminder, right?

RIGHT?! So maybe I need a teeny bit of reassurance myself.

Whatevs. This boys will make do. Can’t win ’em all. Every dog has its day. Et cetera, et cetera.

It’ll be okay.

…ah, who are we kidding. WE’RE SCREWED.

Excuse me, I need to run off and take my Prozac now. Things might get a little dicey otherwise.

Devils @ Rangers – Battle of the Undefeateds

Second Intermission – A little better. Slow start once again, and another goal for the Rangers made it look bleak, but they came back strong late in the period. Madden’s goal was a thing of beauty for this team right now. Rugged, standing his ground in front of the net, digging the puck out of Lundqvist’s pads and putting them OVER Henrik. Novel idea, right, shooting HIGH on the guy with refrigerator doors for pads? It happened late enough in the period that hopefully it carries over into the third.

Voros’ goal pissed me off a little. Not the fact that he scored, but the way he reacted made me sick. He got jostled a little as he scored, and got up and got in Colin White’s face, then kind of backed off and raised his arms, but in a really aggressive, “F-you” kind of way. I wish Colin would have just decked him right there, but of course not.

Alot more offense later on, actual pressure and sustained offensive chances. To borrow a Doc-ism, the Unseen Hand certainly turned in the Devils’ favor starting around the halfway point in the second.

I may or may not be back with a game recap, as I should be in bed already. Regardless, if they keep playing like they did in the last few minutes of the second for the rest of the game, they’ve still got a chance.

Oh…and SHOOT HIGH!

First Intermission – That was not the start I expected. All the talk of not being a doormat, remembering what happened last year, getting revenge – what did it bring? Five shots on goal, six tops? Whatever the final tally, there was a gigantic stretch of time in the middle when they couldn’t get a single shot on Lundqvist. There’s just no excuse, not in the first game against a team you could only beat twice in thirteen games last year. This is supposed to be a statement, and right now, it isn’t one.

I wish I knew what was up with Marty in Ranger games, but he seems good for one major gaffe against them every other game or so. Yes, the puck was deflected by Oduya, but it’s like football – if you can get your hand on it, you can catch it. Methinks Marty was thinking too far ahead in the play – who he was going to get it to on the breakout, perhaps – and forgot to actually catch the thing.

All that said, it’s still only 1-0. The Devils have been in this situation twice this year, and twice they’ve come back from it, so there’s every reason to believe they will do it again. See you during the second intermission.

Pre-game – My original goal tonight was to do the first LiveCap of ’08-’09, but I just got a phone call telling me to be in work at 5 AM tomorrow. So, since I’ll likely be in bed before the end of this evening’s game, please watch this space for between-period updates, opinions, and so on and so forth. I’ll update at least after the first and hopefully after the second as well. Enjoy the game and LET’S GO DEVILS!