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Chico makes his retirement official

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Chico Eats!! I'm now Fn teary...

Gonna miss oke Cheek!!

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Glad I'm rolling the DVR at home, this postgame sounds awesome lol.

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@TGfireandice: Brodeur essentially said Schneider will be Devils clear cut No. 1 next season. IF Brodeur comes back, it will be as backup.

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Loved that postgame show! It was like 80 percent Chico, 10 percent Marty, and 10 percent the rest of the team.

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I want to congratulate Chico on a great career. He is one of the classiest hockey people I ever met. A true gentleman. I was fortunate to work on Devils games in '00-01 and those were a gem. It definitely changed my perspective. At the end of the day, these are just people who get to play and cover the best sport. It was a great experience.

 

My fondest memory of Chico will always be when before a Thrashers game during the morning skate, I was studying the stats and noticed that the 2 teams had the most hat tricks in the league. To sum it up, I told him and later on the telecast in the third, he used it. I'll never forget Mr. Resch mentioning me on air when the production truck put the graphic up. That was an ultra cool moment. Between that and getting the opportunity to see the best broadcaster in the business Doc prepare and Stan starting every meeting with a cheesy joke, it was a blast. My last game, I remember saying my goodbyes. It was emotional. Little did I know that a few years later I'd see Chico at MSG for the Rangers first round series in '06. I can still recall him saying, "Pretty big night."

 

That was Chico. He is one of the nicest people. I am glad the broadcast paid tribute to him. He was the Devils. That part will be missed. Devil broadcasts won't be the same. I loved seeing all the old clips. Great production from a bunch of quality people. I'm glad you all treated him so nicely and chanted his name till the conclusion of the MSG broadcast. He deserved it. At least they'll have Ken Daneyko in the booth. He'll do great.

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I am watching it right now on DVR as well; lotsa Chico to enjoy for sure....

 

Won't be the same without him

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ah wish i had dvr to be able to watch it... sucks Game Center wont let you go back and watch games that are in your area

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ah wish i had dvr to be able to watch it... sucks Game Center wont let you go back and watch games that are in your area

 

I think it's after 48 hours.  So..Tuesday night you can probably watch it.

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I think it's after 48 hours.  So..Tuesday night you can probably watch it.

oh sweet man, i didnt realize that thanks!

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You won't be able to see the postgame on gamecenter, the feed cut off right after Marty's on ice interview...I'm hoping it will be youtubed because i really want I see it.

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I took a whiz next to Chico in the old Continental Airlines Arena. That's right, he used the regular people's bathroom. And he obeyed standard urinal rules. No talking, eyes front. No junk peeking. 

 

His color commentary was always enjoyable, I especially enjoyed the last game, where he completely through away any thoughts of him not being a homer and was outright cheering for Marty throughout the game. 

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I said this in the game day thread. I love his passion for this team. Just another reason we need that Devils ring of fire because Chico deserves to be there.

 

Chico helped to build this team.  He gave this franchise character when it had none and leadership and the few leaders were incessantly traded away.  As CR76 has noted, he was there thru the tough times and helped some of our younger players to grow.  Most of them moved on as well, but many brought us back other assets that became parts of our championship teams, so I don't think it is an overstatement to say that, in his own way, Chico contributed to changing the character of one of the worst sports franchises of its day. 

 

I, for one, will miss you Chico.  You were my favorite Devil growing up and I hated seeing you in a Flyers sweater (although he deserved a little success before he retired) and I'm going to miss you now.  All the best my friend!

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I took a whiz next to Chico in the old Continental Airlines Arena. That's right, he used the regular people's bathroom. And he obeyed standard urinal rules. No talking, eyes front. No junk peeking. 

 

His color commentary was always enjoyable, I especially enjoyed the last game, where he completely through away any thoughts of him not being a homer and was outright cheering for Marty throughout the game. 

 

This would make a interesting blog:

 

People I have taken a whiz next to.....

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Have to be honest, hated him as an analyst, not upset he is leaving...

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This would make a interesting blog:

 

People I have taken a whiz next to.....

I'd need contributors, because I can't think of any other people I have taken a whiz next to.

 

I think Whizzin' With the Stars would have to be the title. 

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I'd need contributors, because I can't think of any other people I have taken a whiz next to.

 

I think Whizzin' With the Stars would have to be the title. 

 

Oh, I'll start......

 

-Doc Emerik

-Ed Too Tall Jones

 

that's all I got

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I love Chico and I hated to read some of his quotes.  It will really be hard to match him I think.

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Oh man, Chico is a legend.  I loved watching him call games.  He was a homer and goalie apologist but that was part of his charm. 

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Oh man, Chico is a legend.  I loved watching him call games.  He was a homer and goalie apologist but that was part of his charm. 

 

One of my favorite shticks between Doc and Chico is when Chico would make some sort of pro-goalie comment like "Nothing he could have done there, he had no chance on that shot," and Doc would reply with a mocking friendly jab like, "Of course it's not his fault, he's a goalie, most important player on the ice."

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going to be weird when the next color guy doesn't ask to see the same replay 4 times and still not be sure of the call.  The story of how he met his wife that he told on hockey night live was hilarious.

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