Devils vs. Carolina, 10/17/2009… Thoughts From Section 209!!

OH MY GOD WE WON A HOME GAME!!! THE STANLEY CUP IS OURS!!!
DOGS WILL LOVE CATS!!!
TONY ROMO WILL LOOK LIKE AN NFL QUARTERBACK AND NOT DUMBO ON HIND LEGS!!!
RANGER FANS WILL BE SMARTER… ok I pushed it too far….

Anyway… damn that was a big win on a more personal level then I’m fully getting into here (some of y’all know why :p), but talk about a load off the back here!!! Got a lot to get to here… and well two nights in a row is always a pain in the ass to be witty and fun throughout… let’s get to it!!!

the Good:
— OK… I’ll say it… he’s a douchebag and I’ll still hate him and he cures NOTHING until the playoffs, and I’m not acknowledging any of his regular season stats this year… I DON’T CARE… but holy hell it was nice for ONCE this year to see our goalie not only just show up this year BUT PLAY WELL… I give the boy credit when the boy deserves credit… yay MB30…have a cookie! Oddly enough I had an AWFUL vibe from him he pre-game… he was just kinda floating around… not really caring… no energy… no passion.. nothing… it was annoying me I admit….
— ANDY GREENE EQUALS DEVILS WIN!!! Say it once… say it again… post it on your lockers… in your bedrooms and in the Devils clubhouse and accept it!! (Hell he had a DAMN good move on that first period breakaway!!!)
— It was good to see that $1 hot dog night cures a case of “yankees fever” also!! (a small comment on the attendance last night… personally whatever… I want smaller crowds in the arena… MY TICKETS ARE PRICED TOO HIGH!!! I can get $10 seats at LA Kings games… yes LOS ANGELES!!!! I don’t wanna hear it and small crowds are my only hope!!)
— Kristyn Holleran Doc just used ‘PL3’s nickname hahaha
(ah it’s good to see my nicknames getting passed around… again!!)
— the last minute…. first thing… I LOVED the Devils domination and PUCK CONTROL down 6 on 5… a new aggressive that this team was LONG missing… Carolina NEVER got control… NEVER got set (DID YOU SEE THAT BRENT SUTTER you qutting pile of AIDS that is now ruining a Calgary team I much like… 3 blown leads ALREADY… in 2009, Brent??)… and my God that empty net goal lifted alot of mine and a bunch of other people’s chests!!!!

the Bad:
— the lines… I didn’t like em… I didn’t like the flow they had… I know we are a MAJOR work in progress now and there’s some ingredients missing from the cake, but still…. Parise-Niedermommy-Langs, Bergfors-Zajac-Halischuk, Roslton-Zubrus-Pandolfo , PL^3-Pelley- Clarkson… it just don’t flow and you can’t mess with what IS doing well with you… I know it’s October and this is the time to mess around (and I’ve been saying that for years)….I just didn’t like how it worked…
— 3 games in a row with a too many men on the ice penalty?? Really?? I know we’re not good, but trying to sneak a 6th guy in the play isn’t gonna get us anywhere… the Devils… like me… not so good on subtle ….
— speaking of stab your eyes out bad… ANOTHER 5 on 3 pp down the toilet… welcome to old school Devils POWERKILL… least there was no shortie tonight…..
— When Arlette does not sing the national anthem… we are angry… and when we are angry in the national anthem… we protest!! not loudly… and not like the standard idiot that INSISTS on yelling YEAH DEVILS or something stupid like that…. but when the word Stars comes up…. we steal one from the Texicans and psuedo-shout STAAAARRRRRRSSSS in a small protest… that is all!
— Hey Johnny Oduya… where the hell have you been this year??? You’re in total stealth mode man…..
— David Clarkson kinda got his face beat in during that fight… well he needs some nice ugly making scars anyway…. hell he was kinda quiet all night long….

the Funny:
— Lord Krang: my boss (a Devils fan) said last night that he wasn’t an Andy Greene fan. I wasn’t really surprised because this is the same guy that can’t stand Chico AND thinks the AIDS guy is cool, but still, my respect for him plummeted even further.
Josh Burnett He will learn. THEY ALL WILL LEARN!
Scott Mackie You should get him fired for hating the Greene Machine alone!
(and hell I taught you ALL the goodness of Oduya AND the Lean mean GREENE MACHINE!!!)
— Zach Parise tosses a lil girl a puck… yes her “ginie” tingles (it’s a South Park reference I am not being a pervert you asshole!)
and we all scream….AAAAAHHHHH in honor!!!
— Boy it was a rough night for lil Nicky…he hurts his back sliding under the banister (which he should know better then anyway)… there was a big mess of red gatorade (damn almost said Kool Aid… good Devils fan!) in the seats behind him… he had no one sitting by us to call crazy… then he gets yellow flagged by his dad for the CAM WARD SUCKS comment….. aww it’s a sporting event… I condone cursing then we all know that!!
— Second intermission… right outside 209…. Drunk lady took a header in concourse!! No you tube video sorry!! Them drunk high heels flew HIGH!!!
— Though speaking of the youtube… since I like the Stars and love their announcers… check out THIS gaffe by Huet tonight… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viz46U8G7_8
whoops!!!!
— Scott Mackie… aw crap… 5 on 3 time:
If we won’t score here:
1. We riot
2. Two man gets renamed

Uh-ohhhhh…
Oops??
Hasan Allahverdi Two-man advantage should now be called Two-man disadvantage. Or Two-man Advantage…NOT!
Josh adds in a few comments about renaming it… IT’S A TRAP… ah Admiral Ackbar! (but he texted me and I am not retyping them all….
Scott Mackie: Hey its been a one man show all season anyway right??
— and then of course… the end of the game pain…..
(Josh and Cousin Rob (though he’s fast climbing out of blondie-shadow) text me instead of following FACEBOOK protocol to annoy me on the end of the game)
Scott Mackie: No really, everyone remind me of 82 seconds
Next thing we know the us is gonna be invaded by an army of Argentina’s lamest women!!!
Scott Mackie…LANGS…. REALLY??? Damn that post…. and then Parise FINALLY
Oh my god that was the most relevant empty netter off all time!!!
And damn a WORLD was lifted off my shoulders!!!!

LIVE COVERAGE! :: DEADLINE DAY 2009

Here we go!! It’s a day that is always as hectic as it is fun, and we’ll be bringing all the coverage we can, right here — LIVE!

Late breaking reports this morning are that perhaps one of the biggest names being tossed around — Chris Pronger — has been taken off the market. That may put a damper on today’s festivities but hey, stranger things have happened.

Refresh this page often as we will be posting trade updates as they break as well as commentary, comment responses, and other tidbits throughout the day.

Enjoy!

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3:04PM EST


New York Rangers acquire D Derek Morris.

Phoenix acquires Dmitri Kalinin, Nigel Dawes, Petr Prucha.


JOSH SAYS: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!


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2:49PM EST


Toronto acquires 2009 2nd Round Pick & Condition Pick.

New York Rangers acquires Nik Antropov.


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2:46PM EST


Phoenix acquires Scottie Upshall, 2009 2nd Round Draft Pick.

Philadelphia acquires Daniel Carcillo.


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2:10PM EST


Pittsburgh acquires F Bill Guerin

New York Islanders acquire 2009 5th Round Draft Pick. [The Pick will become a 4th Round Pick should PIT qualify for the Playoffs, and will improve to a 3rd Round Pick should PIT win a Playoff Round.]


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1:27PM EST


Boston acquires F Mark Recchi, 2010 2nd Round Draft Pick.

Tampa Bay acquires Matt Lashoff, Martins Karsums.


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12:43PM EST


Phoenix acquires Matt Lombardi, Brandon Prust, 2009 1st Round Draft Pick.

Calgary acquires Olli Jokinen, 2009 3rd Round Draft Pick.


Steve Says: I don’t like Jokinen, he looks like an angry baby. Nonetheless, I’m glad we won’t have to worry about Calgary til the Stanley Cup, ‘cos any team that gets the Flames in a playoff series ain’t getting out without a pile of bruises with the likes of Phaneuf, Bertuzzi and now Olli on their squad.

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12:41PM EST


Boston acquires D Steve Montador

Anaheim acquires F Petteri Nokelainen


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12:26PM EST

    ::: WAIVER ROUND-UP :::

Toronto claims G Martin Gerber, Eric Reitz off Waivers.

Dallas Claims C Brendan Morrison off Waivers.

Pittsburgh claims Craig Adams off Waivers. Miroslav Satan clears Waivers.

Aaron Voros has cleared Waivers.


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12:14PM EST


Buffalo acquires G Mikael Tellqvist

Phoenix acquires 2010 4th Round Draft Pick

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11:51AM EST


Pittsburgh acquires D Andy Wozniewski

St. Louis acquires D Danny Richmond

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11:44AM EST:


Colorado acquire Lawrence Nycholat, D Ryan Wilson, 2009 2nd Round Draft Pick

Calgary acquires Jordan Leopold

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10:48AM EST:

Buffalo has re-signed C Tim Connolly to a two-year extension worth $4.5 million per season.

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10:17AM EST:

Ottawa has re-signed D Filip Kuba to a 3-year contract worth $3.7 million per season.

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9:59AM EST:


Ottawa Senators acquire G Pascal Leclaire.

Columbus acquires Antoine Vermette, 2009 2nd Round Draft Pick.


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9:22AM EST:

LA Kings have signed D Sean O’Donnell to a contract extension. Terms were not disclosed.

Thoughts from Section 209… Devils/Kings 2/7/2009

(Good God I gotta do one of these things every other day for the next week… eeeppp!!) So where to start last night??? OK so it was a DUD effort all around in a lot of places… but be honest… going into this weekend if you were told they’d win 2 out of 3 and NOT lose to the Rangers you’d be pole-dancing or something silly like that… so CALM DOWN, they can’t win them all or play 110% all 100% of the time (yes I love those damn commercials!)

the Good:
— Close-enough-to-a-Sellout-game-to-annoy-me-walking-the-concourse against the “who cares” LA Kings… no matter what goofy promotion was going on (and yes as cool and fitting a promotion as the heart awareness thing is… it got downright creepy to read the survivior stories as I was eating the restaurant, also a side note for people not seeing me walk laps… when you do an hour of step aerobics on your Wii Fit that afternoon you kinda skip the arena laps :p)
— Despite not scoring, the Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner still had a heck of a game and was the best line all day (OMG YOU SAID SOMEONE PLAYED WELL AND DIDN’T SCORE A GOAL…. talk about my biggest peeve in hockey… when people in the media pick the 3 stars of the game by going down the stat sheet.. CMON LAZY JOURNALISM!!!)
— Jay Leach did not look like a guy who’s not played in a month and they need to find ways to spot him into the lineup… he’s a solid contributor (Sutter even praised him in the post-game which I listen to on my epic 15 minute drive home)
— I could go either way on this one… but I’m gonna call it a “Good” that Sutter upped and benched Holik/Shanny and Rupp after Holik’s standard bad penalty… kinda sends a message if the hitting line is not hitting, they ain’t playing… they were pretty soft tonight

the Bad:
— Puck night idea:
So I walk in at like 5:40, I get up the steps and I see a BIG line hidden in the corner… I see one of my 209-people there…”what’s this for?” … oh it’s the puck thing??? Look at the line… FUCK THAT… it’s not worth it… boy was I right?? Letting people hoard the pucks and only bringing 500… even when the Devils get it right they get it wrong still!!!
— this game felt like it was two weeks long… hell it was about as painfully long as waiting for the government to give you something you’ve been waiting for since like… October? :p
— The team kinda threw their hands up and said OK WE LOSE… once the Zubrus goal was disallowed (how the hell do you distinctly kick a puck when you’re getting knocked on your ass??)
— I’ve noticed a DISTINCT drop in Scott Clemmensen’s play since they announced Brodeur’s return date… is this coincidence… probably not, the guy sees midnight coming and the Cinderella ball is ending….. not to mention how simply OWNED he got on the penalty shot (in a tiny bit of defense… no one knew this was coming… we went from the sopey stick shuffle thing… to WAIT… PENALTY SHOT… we all knew a goal was coming… well except that few that thought Clemmensen was a shootout goalie specialist back in 2006… no really there were people that thought this!! So … Kevin Weekes on Monday??
— the officiating… I HATE bitching about calls live, because if you think you can see the game better from the second to last row in the building better then the guys on the ice whose job it is… well then you are the greatest deluded egomaniac on the planet… enjoy!! But still it was …. well… kinda spotty (this too is a tread across sports, the NFL officiating was as BAD as I can ever remember it also… even them pro rassling refs… how come they never see the guy’s foot on the ropes!!! :p)

the Funny:
— My Favorite 209 chant of the night….
“HEY WHAT TIME IS IT????
“IT’S TEN TO TWO!!!!!!!!!” (it’s funnier when people around you don’t get it!)
— we’re already loading up on Rangers Suck confetti for Monday!
— the EAT A SALAD chant at the obligatory redhead Ranger fan who sat near 209, be honest what else can a Ranger fan cheer for on this weekend?? But we gotta be nice to the guy…. after all mommy only lets him out of the basement once a week before his 10pm curfew and he chose to come here (and nothing is more nasty then a fat guy in a shirt showing a bit too much belly!)
— sadly there was not too much in the funny department… all the side activities and the long feel of the game killed most of the fun