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  1. The Marty Night thread

    thanks so much marty. the picture looks amazing. Same exact style as the other 3 (with the cup and banner). also a great touch with the retirement logo in the bottom corner. Also thanks for the advice on how to get this printed. I will try to do so this week. Like I said, I wish you worked for the devils this past year. Awesome job! thanks again. on another note, anyone that still needs patches or just wants extra, they finally have them on e-bay now. I found a couple of auctions which the seller has more than 10 at a very good price, and they also have them on that patchcollection website someone else shared on this board. so plenty of patches available between e-bay and that site (of both versions) http://www.ebay.com/itm/Martin-Brodeur-Retirement-Jersey-Patch-New-Devils-Jersey-30-/222037331733?hash=item33b274cf15:g:qRMAAOSwDuJW01XB
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    I was wondering if you guys noticed or not if they have the Brodeur items at the store again and if so which items. I'm especially trying to get the patch with the retirement logo (I have most other items that they sold)
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    very well said. I feel the same way and I couldn't have said it any better than you did. This is my only favorite team where I feel like I grew up with them team. I'm also a LA Lakers and NY Giants fan and I got to witness great things with both of those teams over the past 25 years, but they also did a lot well before I followed the team or was even born. Where as you said I went to plenty of games where they only had 1 banner up there and I feel the same pride in the Devils by having witnessed all of their best players entire careers. I remember how fun Niedermayer was to watch as a 19 year old rookie (and his whole career) how fast he was and it just looked effortless or when they first brought in Stevens or not liking Brodeur his rookie year (because I was a big Terrari fan and wanted him to continue being the main guy). the 93/94 year was really special. that was the first time I got to see the Devils as a legit contender. All year them and the Rangers were the 2 best teams and that was one of the best series of all time that ended in heart break for us, but that also led to 95 and what was to come later. It's truly amazing looking back on it and everytime I'm there I definitely make sure to soak up the banners. You and myself and people our age have seen this team grow up over the last 25 plus years and that's an amazing experience. Tuesday night made me proud to be a devils fan. that was a first class ceremony in every way (only complaint was the sold out patches and center ice or photo like we had for the other 3), but a perfect night and like all of you there I was very emotional. It was a great way to cap off the amazing run our team had (only the red wings matched them in that time period for reg season and playoff dominance) there are still more nights to enjoy the great run (at least 2 more, but possibly 4 more) Elias and Lou are no brainers, but the other 2 should get a special night too. I still hope to have a Larry Robinson night and a Jacque Lemaire night honoring both of them (no banners, just a special night to celebrate them and their contribution to the devils). and of course a night for Lou (which should have a banner for him) and then of course a night for #26. and as I said before they should consider a doc emrick banner with a microphone and the devils logo on it.
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    I can't wait to see #26 up there too. It's hard to say for the rest. Personally I would love to see a banner for Lou and Doc Emrick (Doc's has the devils logo, a microphone, his name, and years there, the Lakers did this for Chick Hearn and it looks amazing at Staples, Doc has the same type of importance to the Devils that Chick had for the Lakers. Lou would have his name/devils logo/years there and maybe total wins, 5 conference titles and 3 cups listed on the banner (of course have both as sga's too) As far as old devils, I was always such a huge fan of Claude Lemieux. It's too bad he left after 95 (not only did that possibly cost the devils a cup, but I wish he finished his career with the devils from the early 90's until he retired. He would have been a no brainer, but his leaving in that 5 year gap and also leaving again after the 2000 cup hurt his chances. John Mclaine was also a special devil and had one of the most important goals in devils history. Those are 2 that I would have strongly considered. Parise and Kov would have had a chance if they both didn't screw the devils over a few years ago and finished their careers in NJ, now no way on both and no fan would want to see it anyway. Almost all fans hate those 2 now, as do I. as far as guys on the team now, I think Henrique and Schneider have a chance if they play the rest of their careers in NJ and continue to play on the level they have. I would only want to see #14 and #35 there though if they both play at least another 8 to 10 years with NJ, continue to be as productive as they have been and also win a cup. I think the Devils should only retire jerseys from players that win a cup with them. But I think #35 is an amazing goalie and hopefully he'll keep this up another 8 plus years and will actually get goal support one day so the devils can get on a run with him and #14 already has huge big time goals just like Elias, Lemieux and Mclane have had in years past.
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    that's awesome. good job by them. I'm going to the Flyers game, so that would be great to see the two patches then. thanks for the info with how well this merchandise did, that would be great if they got banner pins for the other 3 (which they never had before)
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    thanks for the link. Definitely want to get the patch they wore as well as the retirement logo with the goal patch they've used all year.
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    that was the best part of the bunch when Parent made that statement. Patty will probably be in that suit next year when it's his time to get #26 up there.
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    almost. as another person posted. I missed out on the patches. I was not there Saturday or Monday, so my first time there was Tuesday just before 4 pm. and the main store down stairs was already packed. I found everyone at the store to be very helpful with my questions on items and there were even a few runners that would check on items for me while I was waiting in line. Truly great service. I was able to get one of each pin (the banner pin and the retirement logo), a retirement logo: button, cup, koozie. I got one of the Brodeur sticks listing his achievements (also showing the retirement logo), all 3 puck styles (although the one that was suppose to be in a case wasn't, and I was still charged $20 for it, but I really wanted it and knew it was more on e-bay, so I sucked it up for that one), and I also bought the program. but even with getting there at 4 pm they didn't have a patch, which definitely annoyed me to be sold out of both patches before the doors even open. It seems like the pucks and programs did last awhile, but that stinks about the patches. anyone that got the 2 patches, I'm curious how much you paid for them in the store?
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    First of all I'm glad you were right about the banner and I was just being paranoid about it. I was very relieved and happy to see it when they were handing it out. I do wish they had the photo so I can have all 4. with that said, I did love the ticket they gave away. agree about your comments for the retirement. I was also annoyed at some random drunk screaming things out while the rest of us 20k plus is trying to listen (like when he was speaking in French, etc) Bettman handles himself real well. He's very funny and I think his speech was terrific. It was also really neat hearing from other all time great goalies speaking during stoppages in play from Roy, Fuhr and a few others. The whole night definitely exceeded my expectations (from just the set up of the stage to the guests, to how everything was handled. It was such a great night and like all of you probably feel made me real proud to have been a life long Devils fan.
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    that's awesome! thanks for sharing the pictures. That food is making me hungry too!
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    for the Marty Statue, I was hoping to get more details: Will they are this on MSG in the pre game? If I have to work late, do you know if they'll air it on the Devils website live? I know there is a coin given out to those who are going, Is the ticket nice (have an image of Marty or the statue on it or is it just a ticket master type of ticket) thanks
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    that patch is awesome! I saw some people listing it already, hope I see it for sale tomorrow night. I think they should wear for the game too (they said a patch only for warm ups). (unless the main retirement logo is for the game) I'm glad they have the other patch too (although I wish they didn't deviate from the logo, it doesn't say retirement and doesn't show the net as the logo does)
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    thanks for the info. Definitely hope that's the case.
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    thanks for the post. Hope you are right. the Dano night was in 04, I remember that well, there was a lot of buzz about them retiring his jersey that night and the crowd was cheering for the jersey retirement. they had a bobblehead that night (which was nicely made, other than not having much of a likeness to #3), but the quality was solid other than that. Looking back, I'm glad they waited and had #4 go up first. I know Dano was their first, but I think it was proper to have the captain go first. After all of the great times they had for those 10 plus years with Stevens and him being such a great captain, he had to be the first jersey.
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    that's a fair point and I understand what you are saying. I'll be the first to post here in a few days if we get those 2 items to give them credit for keeping things the same, and who knows maybe they will have a center ice program similar to the other center ice retirement issues (and the book is just something separate). Brodeur is certainly worthy of having a standard center ice program and his own book But I know they changed the SGA for Chico from the ones we got from Doc Emrick, which I was a big fan of those photo prints they handed out (for Doc, the 3 retirements and the goalie coach). so if they changed that, they could also change it for Brodeur's (granted his is a much bigger night than Chico). and then there were comments from people saying they got emails about a special ticket but nothing for the banner.