Dougie Hamilton scores his first as a Devil 17 seconds into the game
By - ScrewOff_
Build this man a new museum
“New Jersey Museum of Ice Hockey, dedicated to Douglas Hamilton”
Newark Museum of Science and Trucking
Ralph’s the only one who can handle the Esplanade?
Devils actually have the Grammy museum built on to the stadium lol
That was the selling point for him signing
With his new contract he could buy one
Thoughts 17 seconds in: We're winning the Cup.
17 seconds used to be a cherished time in Hawks lore, not so much anymore.
… good one
I’m not crying there’s just dust in my eye
I don't remember seeing this before, and this is my new favorite hockey thing.
Lmao that’s amazing
Our fans gave Dougie so much shit (when Slavin was out it was kinda deserved)- but man was I sad to see him go. Take care of our boy; he’s a beast. <3
You're boy? Our boy! Also good riddance.
You are boy?
You are boy? lol
Stupid uh voice to text?
I’ll allow it.
We stand here amidst my achievement, not yours!
Make us proud you big red headed D man….
I know we couldn’t afford him but I’m gonna miss him so much
Hot take: if he doesn't get injured in 2019, we re-sign him. Maybe (hopefully) not at that cap hit, but he stays a Hurricane.
not by signign 3rd line centre rfa to 6.1 millions offer sheet you couldn't
damn move on
There is a fine strat behind it. You overpay for one year and extend him for less on a medium size term.
I miss him so much but I hope he does well. Enjoy the shirtless interviews, New Jersey
> big red headed D man
Is there a joke here or are you just that strictly observational
Not a fanbase joke at least
On track for a 1,000 goal season
THE MATH CHECKS OUT
I got him at around 5000 goals for the season.
Round (17) = 1 goal every 20 seconds x 3 = 3 goals per minute x 20 minutes per game x 82 games = 4920
Course they'll want to play him more, but with shooting fatigue and other teams head hunting him I expect the games missed vs extra play time it will average out.
I heard his stats fell drastically already in the first game. He peaked young.
Good thing he signed that $100 million contract in 0:18
Not a bad way to win over the entire fanbase, not that he really had to convince anyone given his skill
Contract police in shambles
So weird to see people worry so much about someone else’s money
Tbf it's about the cap space but Dougie is an amazing player and getting him for the rest of his prime is worth it even if there's a couple down years at the end
I’m definitely a fan of the laugh now cry later approach
If you don’t care about money then I’m sure you’d be ecstatic to have Sergei Bobrovsky and Matt Duchene on your team
You got me there
I want to kiss this man
I mean, have you seen the man? I didn't need the goal for that, but it doesn't hurt
Just wait till he does his first shirtless interview for y'all, you'll want to do more than that
He already did one in preseason and 😍😍
[I don't blame you](https://64.media.tumblr.com/50e174a041897155301a48b1b5948486/31f3d3cada30a5f4-53/s500x750/8bf8482897a32e064f051ccf262066bb5ecde54d.gifv).
So uh is he single? Asking for a friend ofc
Dougie Hamilton is the perfect Renaissance Man. The living embodiment of the ethos that "man can do all things if he will." Every inch of his body has been sculpted a masterwork. His proud chest glistens like an oiled gladiator in days of old. Do not be fooled, for he is no simple brute. His mind sharpened as a razor through the same zeal that gifted us his uncountable abs. Where lesser men boorishly flock to the font of decadence; Dougie opts to imbibe the world's cultures from our most venerated institutions. His spirit is indomitable. What motivates a man to eagerly step into the garden and vault of his betrayers? To withstand the jeers of fools who rejected him as their savior. No, not revenge - for he does not need to beg for their respect. Dougie seeks only to illuminate what awaits those who follow the path to a perfect body, mind, and soul. He does not seek our worship or devotion, though he certainly would be deserving of it. He simply recognizes that the better man is one who betters his fellow man.
No seriously who wrote this
Dude come to any canes post game thread and you will see some tasty copy pasta every time.
That sounds like an invitation if I’ve ever heard one
Cant ask for a better start! Let’s go baby
False. 16 seconds would have been better.
This mofo is a Norris-caliber offensive D, but he’s an introverted, museum-visiting analytics darling so people hate him lol
Does anyone actually hate him for that?
Yeah I hate his fuckin guts. Fuckin nerd, like Tom Poti
That’s one way to convince people you’re worth the price tag
I think this would be a good time to say that Dougie is making less than Seth Jones
And didn't cost ya 2 firsts and a decent defensive prospect either. Jarmo bends Bowman over, at will.
You could report Jarmo to the police, but Stan hates reporting crimes.
Boqvist is much better than a decent defensive prospect
For a second, I thought you were talking about Jesper. It was a real head scratches until I realized you meant his brother.
Jarmo is truly the James Bond villain of the NHL.
In Jarmo we trust
Ernst Jarmo Blofeld
Jones had a corsi of like 19 in his first game lmao
And Dougie with the casual 75% CF tonight
I like hockey again.
He's a dark horse to win the Norris since he'll get an insane amount of 5v5/pp time
I just can’t imagine him ever being a dark horse for the Norris since he’s always on the radar for it
> he'll get an insane amount of 5v5/pp time
Doug Hamilton!! Home of the Doug Dimmadome!! What a nice start for the season :)
I see you also refuse to say "Dougie" lol.
This is the way.
So happy for Dougie and love to see him light up and see success right off the get go.
Been really embarassing to see the shade thrown his way or some of the snark from team media on the way out. Dougie rules, he was great for the Canes, and I hope he can continue to show how great he is
Douglas fucking rules
Edit: Fastest goal to ever start a Devils season. Dougie making history right off the bat
Anyone who makes a comparison joke about Hamilton’s shot and the Broadway musical is a nerd
There's a million puns we haven't made. But just you wait...
You just had to bring up Broadway didn't you? :(
Decent start I guess.
I hate that guy but I would love him if he played for us. 🤣
I don't get how anyone can hate Dougie.
The guy has feasted on us.
He's had a few borderline dirty plays.
Two years ago Caps fans wanted his head.
Weren't they pretty mild in the grand scheme of things? I never hear anyone talk about how he's dirty. If anything, it's about how he doesn't lay the body enough.
I mean, Caps, Wilson..
I'm pretty sure it was just [this](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSRu0-2W4MQ)
Oh yeah now I remember
I love their commentator, so jealous.
assisted by Graves too 😮💨
Zacha and Bratt. They credited Graves for some reason
damn, would’ve been cool if it was lol
He got his on the OT goal
I think that'll be fixed. Zacha got the primary
I have a lot of money on Zacha over 0.5 points
So yeah I’ve had my fingers crossed for about a half hour
How much did you put down on that obscure bet lol
2k idk the odds seemed good
2k on Zacha to get a point, gets it in 17 seconds.
sometimes these things work out ok
What were the odds like +300?
Wow I know nothing about hockey prop bets apparently haha
That seemed like good odds to you?
Yeah I had done some numbers and decided to get as much money as I could on it. Lucky it worked out
Wow, I would never have thought that was a smart play, which is probably why I don't do those types of bets and you do :).
And hell yeah that it worked out for you!
That pass by Zacha was really good. Bratt with a great play too to start the sequence
Money well spent... atleast someone wants to put the puck in net for us
He is the chosen one
Bratt getting no love and this goal is 100% his effort
I thought he’d get the secondary assist, but did he not touch the puck?
Return of the Dought
Lifetime free tix to museums in the NYC/Jersey area then for Dougie?
He's definitely treating himself to a visit to see the Met's [baseball card](https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2021/burdick-collection-baseball-cards) exhibition tomorrow 😎
Runaway Norris winner hopefully.
Is this what doing the Dougie means?
Guy calling the plays sounds like the crazy taxi
Guys, I think Zacha is actually good
17 was Brind’Amour’s jersey number. Clearly this is a shot at Dundon
Imagine being a grown man named Dougie
Look at that man. If he wants to be called Dougie, we will call him Dougie. If he wants to be called Daddy, a third of this state will call him Daddy.