Tuesday, October 02, 2007
More of the Etcetera
In far more interesting reads, Steve held a chat among himself, myself, and two-fifths of 2 Man Advantage: Josh and Patricia recently. We talked plenty about the Devils, their offseason, Scott Gomez, the NHL, Colin White and other hockey related matters. Steve has posted a transcript at Battle of NY. I enjoyed doing it and I wouldn't be opposed to do something like that in future. Though I'll try to not to respond so quickly and verbosely next time.
While you're over at Battle of NY, you need to read Steve's post from a NJDevs member by the name of Skeeter. Skeeter talked to the myth, the legend, the man, Lou Lamoriello. Skeeter had plenty to ask him; Lou, naturally, had the answers. I won't quote any of it because you should read it in its entirety, it is well worth your time if you're a Devils fan (which you probably are if you're reading a Devils fanblog like this one).
At Interchangeable Parts, Pookie and Schnookie has taken the John Buccigross approach to season previews. Yes, it's lyrics associated with teams in an ascending predicted-place-of-finish column! Ookies split it up into the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference. They'll have a more detailed Devils preview tomorrow, but I must say this one thing. Picking the Rangers to finish ahead of the Devils while claiming you're not impressed by the Blueshirts smacks of, well, I'll be nice and call it confusion. Perhaps, a mistake. Or not. Whatever, you get the Buccigross style without having to go to the Four Letter's site.
Like he needs the tens - and tens - of my readers, but I'm going to tell you that Eric McErlain is always loaded with interesting hockey related posts at Off Wing Opinion. OK, so they aren't related to the Devils related, but they are quite good. Right now, he's got information about Keith Jones' story of making it in the NHL and Alexander Ovechkin's answer to the question, "Who is the most dangerous player in the NHL." Just keep scrolling.
I can see how it didn't make a lot of sense in our post, but I want to clarify what we meant with that. The Rangers seem to be ripe for the classic "Frankenteam" melt-down, but we're getting a vibe from them that suggests it won't happen until the playoffs. So they'll finish first in the conference, but flame out spectacularly against one of the teams beneath them that happened to take a little bit longer during the season to get their stuff together. Like, say... The Devils?