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  1. The Marty Night thread

    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.  
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    I agree pal.  How can you release a limited item before tuesday's game. words can't describe how pissed I am and how pissed most of us are (including you).  that's cool they have a book, but they should also have a standard Center Ice program in the same design as the older ones.  They better have a banner and photo on Tuesday! What were the 2 pins you saw?  Were they at the main store?
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    also to follow up on what you were saying, I'd be curious to hear your extensive pin collection:  I have playoff head to head pins for every series going back to 2000 vs. the leafs.  (never saw 2000 Panthers, 97, 95, 94 or 88 pins and still wish they had those).  but I have all from 2000 to 2012 for any series they won and any cup appearance (cut the 2001 avs and 2012 Kings anyway) I have the 3 different cup pins that were an SGA from ESPN about 10 plus years ago for that 3 pin set, the 25th and prudential first year sga pins from XM radio, a 30th pin (just says 30th no sponsor), a stevens #4 jersey pin, the brodeur 4 pin set (552 victory, 100th shut out, one holding the cup, and one other from that set), I have a few reg vs. season pins (07 opening night vs. senators, 08 opening vs. islanders, a devils/islanders brooklyn first game pin, fist match up pins vs. the wild, predators, blue jackets, ducks, panthers) and some random pins (devils mascot driving the zamboni, a devils logo on an ice skate, 2013 nj draft logo pin, a state shaped pin with devil horns, all of the reg season match ups in 06/07 from peter david pins, chico sga pin.  (i'm sure I have a few others, but that's all I can remember off hand) don't think they exist yet, but I always wanted playoff match up pins for the 88 through 2000 Panthers series that they won, a 10th anniversary pin, 25th and prudential first year (with no sponsor listed), last year's 20th anniversary pin, this years brodeur's retirement logo
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    It's a disgrace.  no pin, no center ice program.  (the book is nice).  but how can you not have a standard $5 to $10 Center ice issue (in the same style as the other 3 retirements) they didn't have a standard center ice for chico either last year.  it was a small issue (about half the size of the old style center ice programs)  and they didn't have the photo for Chico either. I'm sure the new owner will screw us over on the mini banner and photo too for Brodeur!
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    Do you guys know if we will definitely get a print and mini banner?  according to some posts here on page 6, it sounds like that may not happen. (that they were only emailed about a special ticket) for chico resch night they didn't have the same style program or the print for his night (which they had for for doc night and all the other nights) from people that reported from the store, it sounds like it's more of a book and not the same type of program that they had for the other 3 nights. this is why I was concerned about the new owners, they don't seem to care about keeping these events consistent (sga's, programs, etc) and for them to have things for sale and be sold out before Tuesday is a disgrace.  and how could there not be any kind of retirement pin for sale with the retirement logo?  you see devils fans all throughout the arena with pins all over their jersey (clearly many devils fans care about pins) and yet I haven't seen any pins yet. as many of you guys have said,, this is suppose to be one of the best nights in our team's regular season history and it just really pisses me off they might have screwed this up (if we don't get the same mini banner and print, having the same type of program for the other 3, etc)  
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    I'll have to take a closer look (and hopefully will be able to get one tuesday and can compare them with the others).  But I definitely appreciate your attention to detail. the one thing that did bother me about the last one (#27) is that it was a different shade of red and much darker than the first 2 pucks (so while I was glad the style remained for all 3, I was disappointed how much darker #27 was).  not sure if that was every puck for Scott N or just mine.
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    Hope you are right about the new ownership.  Yes I was, and as you said I'm glad the overall appearance is exactly the same.  Keeping it standard and having it look great with the others.  I was able to get #4 and #3 in person on those nights (although it was chaos getting them that night).  #27 I didn't see anywhere that night and was pissed, but found it on e-bay a few months later (not sure if they had that puck that night, I looked everywhere and couldn't find it).  so I do have that, but had to pay more. your welcome, your basement does look amazing, even nicer than mine.  I love sports too, but I decided to go with a movie theater open space type of theme where I have a lot of open space and a big tv, etc (movie framed posters and different collectibles related to movies).  but I was glad there is a small side room in the basement which I've used for my devils pucks, banners, bobbleheads and things like that. I also agree with what you said about how it feels weird this day has come.  I remember going to games where 87-88 was the only banner and the devils were lucky to be a 4 seed in the patrick division and lose in the first round.  to then see them become a contender in 93-94 and continue that trend for almost 20 years is surreal.  the last 4 years have been tough, but for them to go on a run like that for so long is so hard to believe that it happened and equally hard to believe that it's now over.  Only the wings had a better run in that 20 year period (and as you know our team beat them).  going back to 93-94 the beginning of #30, as weird as this sounds I didn't even like him that much his first year.  I was a big fan of Chris Terrari and was mad that Marty was playing so much over him at that time.  Thankfully I was wrong and he went on to surpass everything Patrick Roy was doing at that time (which he was the class of goalies in the early 90's until Brodeur and Hasak started to take over).  to think back on that time that the devils were going to have a goalie that became better than Roy is just insane to think back on.  that's like having a guy starting out on the devils becoming the next Gretzky or Lemieux within the next decade plus.