Thoughts (finally) from Section 209: Devils/Rangers, March 10, 2010!

Well this was a long time coming wasn’t it?? No not the win on the Rangers… I meant a freaking Devils home game!!! I guess I can kinda go back to normal here (though normal never was my strong point)… and man this was a fun, but stressful one… first to play defense wins… good thing it was us eh?? Lots to talk about and even more to share and I hope to add some more youtube’s in the morning for it.. meanwhile… just enjoy the rantings of a section that felt like it was a second home opener this year!!!

  • Pre-Game Wanderings
  • — lady gaga sucks…lady gaga on the organ? Legit justificction for murder… please keep the organ music to songs MEANT to be played on one… thanks!!
    ** comments on pre-game rantings:
    Cara Brandenburg OMG ON THE FAT GUY…and LAY OF THE RANGERS!!!
    Scott Mackie: Get out of my building then :p
    Not my fault you can’t afford to sit in your own dump!!
    — fat guys should not wear white us Olympic jerseys, very non-flattering!! The dude looked like he was trying to sneak in three babies…. you’re fat…we get it… you don’t need to assault all with the belly of DOOM!!!!

  • First Period
  • — oh boy Pete’s in “I aint been here in a month” form, already!! Have to admit this feels like the season opener again!
    So like I was saying, he yells “HEY LUNDQVST FACE THE FUCKING FLAG FOR ONCE”….I’ll be damned he did!!
    — hell the Ranger fans got into it….if you guys don’t knock it off I’m calling my wife and you’re going home with her!
    — Pelley/PL^3 and McAmmond, that’s an angry line!
    — well its a good start for Langs-Elias-Kovy at least!
    — well holy shit!!

    (1-0, devils!) Niedermayer[8] (Rolston, Mottau) {4:16}
    Rolston the shot from the bad angle, ol’puffy pads stops it,
    but it rolls right in front, through Clarkson and HOLY SHIT
    …..NIIIEEDDDDERRRRMMMAAAYYEERR!! Buries that fucker
    top shelf, leaving me stunned and confused that he had that
    level of skill even for an instant!

    — sigh so much for feeling good eh….

    (1-1) Prospal[15] (Gaborik, Jokinen) {5:15}
    I’m still typing the devils goal and bang, bang no coverage in front
    Jokin and Gaborik make stupid good long passes across the ice…..
    Gaborik from the corner…. sees Prospal in front and he dunks it home,
    like I said didn’t see much of it, hell be lucky NHL Network had this on
    “On the Fly” as I sat down!

    — but right after Gaborik robbed by quick mb30!!
    — and out come the rangers suck thundersticks…en masse!! (And we killed a penalty in there too)
    — thunder…..thunder….thunder-sticks…. hoooooooo!!!!
    — Mottau makes a nice play chopping down a pass in front, I’m still amazed and it was note-worthy that someone did!!
    — Andy Greene, use the sword of omens!!!

    (2-1, Devils!!) Salvador[4] (Greene, Langenbrunner) {18;17}
    Man I screwed this one up live… I saw Niedermayer in front
    and assumed he was the one who tipped it through the PuffyPads!
    MY BAD!!! Devils pass it around the point… Andy blesses the puck
    as he passes to Salvador…. Bryce shoots… Ranger stick… delfection
    … and a GOOOAAALLLLL!!!

    — and PL^3 and Shelley beat the living fuck out of each other for like two minutes!!!! Full Mortal Kombat song!!! (I will comb youtube again in the morning and post it if/when I find this 5 bell slobberknocker!)
    — not a bad first period, but didn’t seem to have that extra level that the asses in the seats are bringing…

  • Second Period:
  • — devils come out strong and holy shit does mb30 made TWO ABSURD FUCKING SAVES AND THE SPIN-A-ROONIE COVER AFTER!! Wow!!!!
    — well that was ugly, but was it a goal??

    (2-2) Christensen[6] (Dubinsky, Girardi) {5:01}
    Christensen comes in….dekes one…dekes two…left to right and right
    past mb30 but did it ever cross the line?? Geeessshhh
    (ok I watched it four times on the DVR replay… yeah it crossed the line.. oh well)

    — we kill a power play….they don’t!!

    (3-2, Devils!!) Parise[31-pp] (Zubrus, Zajac) {8:38}
    Hey look!! Kovy got it done with his shot!!! He takes the big point shot….
    it bounces and rolls all the hell over the place….Zubbie kicks at it… so does Zajac
    … finally rolls wide… Parise scoots in… goes wide… and right past puffy so we all
    can yell AHHHHHHH in POWER PLAY UNISON!!! (shame on us though we never did
    say fuck you Sam Rosen!)

    — wow this is ass….

    (3-3) Prust[2] (Shelley) {9:15}
    Every time they take the lead, they let them come right back and make 3-4 really
    good plays in front and this is what’s gonna happen, holy shit!! And this one’s ugly….
    Fraser wipes out by the net… bad enough…but he kicks the puck out right into the
    slot… where even no-talent Jody Shelley (maybe he’s PIST too cause he got face
    pounded by PL^3 before)… and he takes a shot…. mb the lunging save… but rebound
    to Prust who cut through the crease and stuffed it home… really guys I know the NHL
    hates defense… BUT PLAY SOME!!!

    ** Tammie Hamilton: really okay devils we are playing hockey not watching it from the ice
    (goes with my play defense comment eh?)
    — the score is 3-3 and shots are 14-11 Devils, somethin ain’t right there….
    — and the oohhh la la sassoon chants break out in honor of this old commercial
    ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNjntNHHUs0 this is not something to watch with a weak tummy!)
    — hey!! What the fuck!??!?

    (4-3, Devils) Langenbrunner (Mottau, Greene) {13:06}
    Mottau a sweet shot/pass thrown in front ….Langenbrunner looks and waits….
    swats and man it don’t get tipped no better then that and puffy was PIST and
    she launched the puck to center ice!! (since we missed it before)…. Its an even strength goal….
    FUCK YOU SAM ROSEN!!!!!!

    — hey we kept the puck in their end for a minute after!!! And remember that 8-5 game last year??

    (5-3) Rolston[18] (Niedermayer, Clarkson) {15:19}
    DOWN GOES HENRIK!!!! DOWN GOES HENRIK!!!!!!!!
    They totally blow this three on one and STILL make it happen!! Clarkson almost offside,
    olston flubs the puck twice and still dekes redden silly…shot in front I think Clarkson gets
    it (he doesn’t but neither did Puffy!) …and OFF TO THE THRONE GOES THE QUEEN!!!
    Quite possibly the most pathetic effort ever seen on a 4 on 1 …. to actually score a goal!
    The only thing worse was Redden trying to defend it!

    ** Barry Meikle: That was the worst 3 on 1 success I’ve ever seen.
    Doug Mecca: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    (funny how I was saying the same thing eh?)
    — God it was awesome as hell to see him run like a scalded bitch from the crease to pout, sulk, feel shame, hate life and attack towel boys too!!! 5 goals on 17 shots, that’s an Olympic like effort…. if you’re called Kiprosuff!
    — and man the anti-puffy pad chants are flying, not to mention the jersey shore reject rangers fan who’s oddly quiet now!!!
    — its an ALL YOUR FAULT chant at Callahan for the Olympics?? Nice!!!

  • Third Period:
  • — ok, I’m exhausted, feel like hell but the horn from shortsguy making the ranger fan in front of me wince squirm and get a tension headache is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen!! The perils of road-fandom eh asshat!!
    — go figure the game is insanely intense for two periods, they pull puffypads and both teams accept this as over…..its almost no fun to kick on silent ranger nation in the arena!! Hell you’d almost say the rangers are as dead as Corey Haim, guess that boy’s really lost now eh??
    — well that was a pretty nail in the coffin!!!

    (6-3) Zajac[21] (Zubrus, White) {16:21}
    I mention corey haim and we see a death blow, nice!!! Zubrus over
    the line, stops and spins giving to Zajac and holy shit he’s can’t get
    no more alone…Zajac controls, shot….SCAWR! And the rangers
    suck confetti runs amuck!!

    — and man the mock rangers goal song was kinda fun!! (So was the Sweet Caroline followed by RANGERS SUCK!!)
    This dude in front of me is gonna kick his wife kids and dogs I swear!!

    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!!!!

    Thoughts from Section 209…Devils/Caps.. 2/3/2009

    Well it was due to happen one of these nights… 8 in a row is pretty good, and you can’t win them ALL right? So as annoyed as you can be about the effort and the game… and the goaltending was… not so good… but we’ll get to that as we get going here….

    the non-hockey:
    — OK, we know it was dumb and he’s not a hall of fame player, but hey he was a relevant piece of the 1994 debacle…but really.. if you’re a Ranger Fan WHY ARE YOU IN THE ARENA TONIGHT??? WHY WHY WHY?? You should be paying your $1500 a seat, to see Mark Messier speak for 3 hours, Christopher Reeve brought back from the dead (was that offensive?? GOOD!!), the Stanley Cup skated around for the millionth time… and now even the 1994 Cup footage is COLORIZED!! (for you young folk back in the early days of TV, it was broadcast in black and white and this is a way of saying it’s OLD)
    … but fear not Ranger Fans… DOUG LIDSTER NIGHT IS COMING!!!
    — Speaking of disgraceful acts so as I was sitting there watching warm-ups.. a puck in got caught in the nets on a dump-in…so it sits there for like 5-10 minutes (ok evil Scott was waiting for a body check in warm-ups to drop the puck on the guy’s head)… and all of a sudden this dude runs down the section.. jumps on the seats… practically uses the guy’s son as a stepstool grabs the puck and runs the hell back up the steps… for what?? A WARMUP PUCK?? The dam thing don’t even have a LOGO on it…way to go 45-year old virgin.. more rubber you’ll never use elsewhere!!!!
    — I also gotta add the 209 wisecrack of the night too… the guy behind me is the standard “mister makes the bad jokes guy” that you feed off of and re-crack his jokes to save them… and he had a gem last night… the Caps get pp#2 and he decides to yell at the Caps fan in the Redskin jersey… talk about confused…the dude with no shirt and THE GREAT 8 in marker on his back (I mean we like Zubrus and all but CMONNNNNN)… so he yells out
    “HOW DO YOU LIKE OUR STIMULUS PACKAGE”
    she raises her middle finger and points it at him
    I just go back “GUESS YOU’RE NOT GETTING STIMULATED ENOUGH”
    she did not move or gesture all game after :p

    the Good:
    — OK, who else got the feeling when we scored and made it 3-1, that it was “here we go again”….
    — Alex Ovechkin was pretty much quiet all game… that’s a good sign and reminder of Devils teams of old… shut down the big name…and alot of this of all people goes to Mike Mottau
    — Jamie Langenbrunner… only ONE goal.. TRADE HIM NOW!!!!!!
    HE’S COOLING OFF OH NOOOOO!!!!

    the Bad:
    — this team was DEAD and lifeless in the first period… but again you can’t give 110%, 100% of the time no matter what the NHL Network commercial says :p
    — the goaltending… MY GOD… 3 of 4 goals were stoppable and two were BAD… and for God’s sake… can ya play Weekes more then ONCE A MONTH PLEASE??? Shane Falco needed a night off!! I know Feb 26 is coming and the other guy’s gonna come in and as long as he stops 50% of his shots he’ll be in net… but STILL… UNLEASH THE WEEKES!!!!

    — there’s not really a whole lot to say here that wasn’t hit up in the damn live-cap aside from game rantings and stuff, and if you can get really really angry about a team winning 8 of it’s last 9… it’s time for therapy… and decaf… yeah lots of decaf!!!!!!

    Devils/Rangers… 12/12… Thoughts from Section 209!!!

    Oh my God, where to start with THIS one?!??! Talk about all the way up and then way back down and to come all the way up again!!! Not the way ya wanna start your 36th birthday trying to run to the therapist to get some xanax! but anyway… so much to get to …..

    the GOOD:
    — 8 goals on Hernik the PuffyPads (my new name from tonight)… did we get 8 on the Queen ALL LAST YEAR?? I don’t think we did… good to see the Fraud be revealed (though if I was a Ranger fan, well besides having my wrists slit long ago, I’d wonder why the hell he wasn’t pulled at 5-1)

    — IT’S A SHORTHANDED GOAL…. fuck you Sam Rosen…. times TWO!!!!

    — Was good to finally hear the MAJORITY of the fans in the building stuff the idiot minority….

    — 9 for 9 AND a +2 on the penalty kill?? that’s kinda hot in an almost sexual way!

    — ya blow a 5-1 lead…but score 11 seconds after you blow the lead?I haven’t jumped that high out of my seat since Jeff Friesen in 2003 (talk about a goal that saved my week and put my birthday back to tolerable levels!)

    — Good God even Bobby OneBrow got an assist tonight!

    –Brian Gionta… 4 point night “and the Rangers have lost their defense” (and goaltending too Mister Rosen… go call your 4th string football game on FOX!)

    the Bad:

    — Scott Clemmensieve kinda lived up to the name I was kinda giving him … well cause it was working… but if you know goaltending and you watch it enough you saw this implosion pending (least the other guy was WORSE again!)

    — BLOW A 5-1 LEAD.. WHAT THE FUCK GUYS!!! That was bad… this team can NOT sit back and hold on to a lead… EVER…. IT DOES NOT WORK!

    — the 5 forward power play MUST go… Rolston looked pathetic trying to play D…

    — …. come to think of it Rolston didn’t look much good at all….

    — come to think of it the rest aside of goalteniding and Rolston was pretty darned acceptable to even good!!

    the non-hockey:
    — Seriously… I know you’re scum and douches… but Ranger fans SHUT UP DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM be quiet and respect said country that lets you be the scum sucking fuckface douche you are!!!

    — thanks to route 22 for the damn flood in the right lane that killed my whole pre-game walkarounds!! (and that goes double to the Devils resturant staff for hanging up on me trying to reserve a seat for tonight for our mutual birthday thing… all I did was ask… well what happened to my season ticket holder priority…. I expect no less from this franchise :p)

    — but the post-game “skate in the practice rink” the Devils offered… 5 stars!! But things to keep in mind…if you rent skates make sure they are SHARP (mine weren’t)… don’t be that moron in the Drury jersey who can’t take two steps without falling on his ass constantly (though it was funny as hell and facebook pics to follow!!!)
    — and yes it is kick ass to skate on the Devils practice rink :)…made for some good pre-birthday enjoyment!

    Hot damn I’m tired, still kinda numb… and not even sure at what the hell I saw…. the WTF moment of the DECADE to be SURE!!! (and one last side note, happy birthday to Mindy too and thanks for getting my head outta my as during this one when it needed it!!)