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  1. Couldnt agree with this more. As a side note, most people who didn't grow up in the Trenton area don't realize how fine the fault lines can be between NY and Philly fandom here. I suspect this is a result of our unique position in a pre-cable television transmission world. In Trenton you could get both NY and Philly stations before cable, but usually one better than the other depending on where in the county you were or how big of an antennae. So there is interesting split where people just minutes apart show divergent team inclinations that I suspect go back to their parents ability to get one TV transmission slightly better than the other. Since more of the people slightly to the north and east of Trenton got NY TV better, there are more NY fans closer to Princeton IME. OTOH, Philly TV got better reception in Trenton itself and along the south of Mercer Cty. So you end up with more Philly fans. It isn't a hard line, but it is there.
  2. To clarify, I think we would need to differentiate between having a full-time sweater or a throwback/third option. If it is the third "jersey" then they should more or less be the sweater from the past, right? There's no point in having a "new" throwback jersey imho. However, if we are talking about a full return to the Christmas tree color scheme for full time use then I absolutely agree. That scheme would need updating so that the old uniforms would fit better in the modern NHL. After all, there were some garish unis back then. The Nordiques with that intense bleu and fleur de lis all over it or some of the other really nasty color schemes of the '80s. Now we have a whole different type of garish uniform style to consider!
  3. Welcome to the boards 82-83. Like CR1976, I'm an old time Devils fan. I actually became a Rockies fan in anticipation of their move to NJ, so I have "enjoyed" their failures a tad longer than most. However, you'll be hard pressed to find someone more knowledgeable about the Devils than CR1976. As to the uniforms, I'm on the fence. I really lied the Christmas tree unis but the basic concept of the red and black I see nice. However, what I'd like to see are some minor updates, with maybe some slight changes to improve the uniform rather than a full facelift or redesign. And as others have mentioned, please no buffaslug type disaster! If I had my way, I would make the old uniforms be our third/throwback uniforms. We have lready done that a few times, but I don't think it is anything official--so let's make it an official part of the uniform rotation! For the main uniform keep the red'n'black and the logo. That logo is one of the best ever in sports history, like the Milwaukee brewers logo and Hartford whalers. The shoulders need work, so the uniform could have a slightly different color layout, edging, etc. in the end we would could have a NW look without anything drastic.
  4. That's interesting as I have never heard anyone say that before. Are you sure you aren't thinking of the post Devils Titans? That was a mess and, yes, the attendance wasn't good (although I think it may have been slightly better than under the Devils). Admittedly there was a drop off from the very first couple years, but attendance held above 5k per game for years (even during the championship run). In a stadium that could only fit 6.5k that is fine average. If memory serves, the Titans were always among the ECHL leaders for attendance in those years. It was the last couple years as the first incarnation of the Titans where things started to drop off, but then the Devils really mucked things up and they never recovered (see link below). But there was clearly a market here. After all, this was an ECHL team. In Trenton you can drive an hour and see the Devils, Flyers, Rags, etc. So pulling in peeps for no name players is difficult (even with cheap tix and the tickets were not always all that cheap either). An AHL team, OTOH, would have some NHL nearly caliber players and even occasionally get players from the NHL itself. It would be an easy sell in Trenton. Of course that means it won't happen. Maybe in 5 years when this contract is up they will come to Trenton. Owell, it is a wasted opportunity IMHO. http://www.hockeydb.com/stte/trenton-titans-8540.html EDIT: I did a quick check to see where the Titans were in attendance (damn, now I forget the year) in either '04-05 or '05-06. Unless I missed someone, they were 8th out of 28. I am thinking you are remembering the situation the later Titans faced. Properly run the Titans were one of the most successful franchises in the ECHL.
  5. I really wish they would bring a team back here. I have felt that the Devils (well, really Lou) really screwed up the situation here in Trenton and putting an AHL team here would be a big draw. I doubt it will happen, but this is a perfect location. Not to mention this is an area the Devils really need to stake a permanent claim to.
  6. Holy sh!t man! You could feed a small, third-world country for what all those sweaters must have cost. Damn! Of course I am just jealous. I have been a fan for about 35 years and I have Devils related sweaters: 1. Devils red like the one Peluso is wearing above. 2. KC Scouts old style away (when teams wore white at home) 3. Trenton Devils I also have a Trenton Titans sweater, but that's not Devs related. I don't think the Titans ever had any link to the Devs, but my memory ain't what it used to be. Anyway, sweet collection man. So do you have any good places to find deals? I am a cheap mofo. EDIT: ah, I see some good info in the posts after the one above. Nice. Sounds like an expensive hobby. I really want a Rockies sweater, a green'n'red Devs jersey, and I may buy one game worn Jersey at some point. If I did I would want Resch though and I can't imagine those are easy to find or anywhere near my price range.
  7. I know exactly where I would like this all to go. Our third jersey should be the good old red'n'green throwbacks. I'd love seeing those babies from time to time. Out logo is perfect, so anything except minor adjustments would be a travesty. Unlike some franchises (eg-the Hurricanes) we got a world beating logo on the first try. Don't screw with perfection. As for the community, I would love to see more involvement back in the middle part of the state (and even the south). We have got to drive the damn Flyers fans out of OUR home turf. Put a team back in Trenton and really invest in it please! Get the boys down to the shore. I know our team isn't a major competitor right now, but we will be. So who would you rather root for: a team that delivers on greatness like the Devils or one that has merely teased it since the mid-70s? Thanks very much. You may go back to you normal programming.
  8. I lived in Salem County for 2 years and I totally agree; it is just like Alabama. People forget that Salem is below the Mason-Dixon Line (just a wee bit)c so it is theoretically "southern". I never saw so much nothing in NJ as when I lived in Salem and I literally sang out of sheer joy when my car crossed the county line leaving Salem for the last time. You could say I didn't much care for the place.
  9. I cannot agree with this more. The Trenton I grew up with and loved is all but a memory. The era of the great Chambersburg restaurants is over. Almost all have moved out of Trenton save for a handful. The remaining few are struggling and those that have fled are mostly pale imitations of their former selves. Trenton once had some of the best pizza in the nation but now there is hardly a single pizza place inside the city limits and all the best have left. Soon my wife and I will have to move because both of our kids have special needs for when they begin school and the Trenton school district cannot even begin to meet those needs. I hate leaving, but I cannot afford to stay. If things continue this way we will be reduced to being a glorified ghetto in short order. The sad part is that Trenton's position between NY and Philadelphia makes it a great location to live, do business, etc, but the city govt has done a poor job exploiting what resources we have and has lost many of the assets we once possessed. I dare say, however, that this is typical of NJ. As much as I love this state, we have mismanaged our cities for decades and it is biting us in the arse. But that's just my $.02. oh, we call it "pork roll" here. Never heard anyone say anything else.
  10. Trenton Makes and the World Takes baby!!!! Whooooo..... so I'm guessing there's not a lot of kosher food at this festival?
  11. Yes, I think that line was over-the-top, but I doubt it was meant literally either. People say things like that all of the time, like: "I'd rather have my eyes poked out with dull needles than read another annoying internet advert." However, I can assure you that, in fact, all of us would, in fact, much prefer reading millions of those annoying, g-dforsaken adverts instead of having our eyes ruthlessly impaled, right? Okay, maybe not the pop ups, those are worth gouging ones own eyes out to avoid, but you get my meaning.....
  12. Hmmm, a little touchy on this topic ehh? Is it perhaps because we all want to take your horn away? I'm sure you can think of something else to play with..... hopefully not at the same venue.
  13. I get this line of thinking but it misses the point. In military training it used to be (and may still be, I'm not sure) that recruits had to make their beds perfectly every morning. The drill srg would supposedly want to be able to bounce a coin off the tensioned covered and have that sucker bounce right back up every time. Now what the hell does making a bed have to do with being a soldier, righ!? It is about attention to detail and excellence. When you start cutting corners you will naturally continue to cut until you lose your edge. So with these soldiers you want these guys to be anal. You want clean, well maintained weapons, ammo, and bodies. Otherwise you go into combat with a weapon prone to failure or as a person prone to sickness. For me the same exact thing applies to these sports BECAUSE they are so well paid. If they were making 15k I would hardly begrudge them a more lackadaisical attitude. But they make millions playing a game. They need to stay in top athletic form, they represent their franchise and league, and most importantly if you as a fan (and the owners of the league) are going to pay them all this money then you want to see top athletes perform. So it comes down to maintains that edge and no letting laziness from one area creep into other even more important areas of your profession. After all, if I want to see schlubs play hockey then I'll strap on some pads...
  14. Such a shame to ruin another career....
  15. Keep in mind the key difference between Daneyko and Greene: On the one hand you have Daneyko, who was one of the first pieces of the puzzle that eventually became what was damn near a dynasty and one of the most successful franchises in the NHL in the '90s and '00s. He helped to raise the Devils from the obscurity of the being perennial losers and stop the franchise from the wandering from place to place looking for fans desperate enough to tolerate the on ice product. Being part of that transformation is quite literally a revolution for this franchise and Daneyko, more than any single player, most signifies the early struggles the franchise went through and the ultimate success the Devils have had. Then you have Greene. He is a very good defenseman. He doesn't miss a lot of games (like Daneyko), he is reliable (like Daneyko), and is a great team player (again like Daneyko). So while I'm not looking to slight Greene, what I see in him is the potential to be the 21st century version of Daneyko but without any of the significance that Daneyko had for the franchise. This isn't Greene's fault it is just the luck of history.