Jump to content

Photo

Nordiques Nation to come back to your town!


  • Please log in to reply
102 replies to this topic

#61 Marv4Life

Marv4Life

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 974 posts

Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:39 AM

We have GOT to find a way to fill our building with DEVILS fans and prevent that sh!t from happening again.


The team can't suck again this year. That's one way.
  • 0

#62 Legion15

Legion15

    All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,887 posts

Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:46 AM

I had the same experience with the guys in front of us at that Habs game. Man, are they a bunch of obnoxious a-holes. The talking/booing our national anthem, and outright rude behavior was uncalled for.


Sounds like Ranger fans. Mos t of them are a-holes, they get too drunk at the bars before coming in and start just being completely obnoxious. Many times during the anthem, they're yelling out sh!t - its like if you don't wanna sing the national anthem, fine, but take your hat off stand, and shut the hell up! I remember a while back someone put a video of a similar situation on youtube. Wasn't clear how the incident started but it was before the opening faceoff and already some douchebag ranger fan was looking for a fight.

I remember way back in the day in Continental, I was at a devils/penguins game in the 220s somewhere. Bunch of over-boozed penguins fans wouldn't shut up, you couldn't even tell what they were saying half the time they were slurring their speech so much. Finally got up and told the one dude to shut the hell up, we were up by 3 or 4 at the time and there was no way they were going to win, Got into a war of words for a few minutes, he made some blind threats he wasn't gonna back up, then for whatever reason, 5 mins later he gets up and leaves and never comes back the rest of the game. The classic moment I remember was against the Flyers back in the old arena one guy had a bag of peanuts and started throwing the empty shells at a flyers fan a few rows down. he was eventually found out and booted but so was the lady flyers fan who got a little too upset.

Classic times.
  • 0

WtnoJnL.jpg
One Day at a Time


#63 DevsMan84

DevsMan84

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,055 posts

Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:52 AM

We should really have a thread about the craziest/funniest/or worst times during a Devils game or any hockey game. Would be a fun read.
  • 0

#64 DaneykoIsGod

DaneykoIsGod

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,187 posts

Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:46 AM

We should really have a thread about the craziest/funniest/or worst times during a Devils game or any hockey game. Would be a fun read.


Agreed.
  • 0
Posted Image

"I don't like those Rangers fans from New Jersey." - Jim Dowd

#65 95Crash

95Crash

    General Manager

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,984 posts

Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:48 PM

Why doesn't someone in the Devils organization reach out to Nordique Nation and offer them tickets to a Habs game? THAT would be fun! :)

LOL, good one!
  • 0



#66 funetiklee

funetiklee

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 529 posts

Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:08 PM

I remember seeing the Nordiques Nation at a Mets game in April.
I was very confused.
  • 0

#67 Devil Dan 56

Devil Dan 56

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,847 posts

Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:57 PM

I remember seeing the Nordiques Nation at a Mets game in April.
I was very confused.


So were they.
  • 0
Official NJDevs.com Keeper of Gory Corey Schwab, Mike Peluso, Troy Crowder, Jeff Frazee, and Rich Shulmistra.
"The Devils are that zombie that takes an ax to the skull, a bullet to the temple and is set on fire … and yet keeps lumbering along to the annoyance of all the other zombies." - Puck Daddy

#68 koa02

koa02

    Draft Pick

  • Pond Hockey
  • 6 posts

Posted 01 October 2011 - 09:01 PM

I remember seeing the Nordiques Nation at a Mets game in April.
I was very confused.



It was the same weekend of the Bruins vs Devils game . Since we were going to New York all weekend, after the gathering at Times Square, some people wanted to visit the city and go shopping, and others wanted to go to the Mets game . I agree that it must have been a very confusing sight for you lol The day after, we were having fun at the Fans Appreciation Day and the Devils game :)
  • 0

#69 koa02

koa02

    Draft Pick

  • Pond Hockey
  • 6 posts

Posted 01 October 2011 - 09:49 PM

To answer some questions, don't be surprised, this time, since it's the Winnipeg Jets who are visiting, we will root for BOTH the Devils and the Jets . The Jets are specials for us, we are really happy that they succeeded in bringing the team back in Winnipeg, and we want to show it to them . Kind of our way to congratulate them . So we will root for the Devils like last year, but we will also go crazy on Winnipeg's goals to .

Last year, the first stunt we did was at Long Island . This was no accident that we went to a game between the Thrashers and the Islanders . These 2 teams ranked 28 and 29 in attendance . Last year, we had a message to sent to the commissioner . When we saw the succes of the stunt, we decided to push it further : New Jersey, tickets available, Bettman's office just the other side of the street, fan appreciation day, and the very last game of the season in the league, all together . We couldn't resist lol

This year is different . We don't need to send any message . We don't need to tell the commissioner how much we want a team, he already knows it . After the 2 stops last season, you asked us to come back, and we received many invitation from teams managements . The Panthers were the first to do it . We had so much fun during those 2 trips, so we decided to continue the adventure this season, and we choose 5 destinations without looking the attendance, or if it's near the commissioner's office . This year, we're doing this simply because we're having a great deal of fun . And if everything goes as well as it did last season, I can announce to you that we will do it again next year :)

Why we lost the Nordiques back in 1995 ? Not because of poor attendance, we were sold out every game . The canadian dollar was really week in the 90's, there was no salary cap, we didn't have an owner that was wealthy enough to support any money losses, and we needed a new building . You probably don't know it, but the Colisee is 62 years old . Our government in place at that time, and the mayor, refused to give any help in building a new amphitheatre . That cost us our team .
  • 0

#70 95Crash

95Crash

    General Manager

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,984 posts

Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:07 PM

To answer some questions, don't be surprised, this time, since it's the Winnipeg Jets who are visiting, we will root for BOTH the Devils and the Jets . The Jets are specials for us, we are really happy that they succeeded in bringing the team back in Winnipeg, and we want to show it to them . Kind of our way to congratulate them . So we will root for the Devils like last year, but we will also go crazy on Winnipeg's goals to .

Last year, the first stunt we did was at Long Island . This was no accident that we went to a game between the Thrashers and the Islanders . These 2 teams ranked 28 and 29 in attendance . Last year, we had a message to sent to the commissioner . When we saw the succes of the stunt, we decided to push it further : New Jersey, tickets available, Bettman's office just the other side of the street, fan appreciation day, and the very last game of the season in the league, all together . We couldn't resist lol

This year is different . We don't need to send any message . We don't need to tell the commissioner how much we want a team, he already knows it . After the 2 stops last season, you asked us to come back, and we received many invitation from teams managements . The Panthers were the first to do it . We had so much fun during those 2 trips, so we decided to continue the adventure this season, and we choose 5 destinations without looking the attendance, or if it's near the commissioner's office . This year, we're doing this simply because we're having a great deal of fun . And if everything goes as well as it did last season, I can announce to you that we will do it again next year :)

Why we lost the Nordiques back in 1995 ? Not because of poor attendance, we were sold out every game . The canadian dollar was really week in the 90's, there was no salary cap, we didn't have an owner that was wealthy enough to support any money losses, and we needed a new building . You probably don't know it, but the Colisee is 62 years old . Our government in place at that time, and the mayor, refused to give any help in building a new amphitheatre . That cost us our team .

Hmm, maybe I'm wrong, but I don't imagine that's going to sit well with some people.
  • 0



#71 devlman

devlman

    Head Coach

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,962 posts

Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:14 PM

Hmm, maybe I'm wrong, but I don't imagine that's going to sit well with some people.


Exactly. And why be happy for Winnipeg? Their fans didnt do anything to deserve it. They havent been going to other arenas like Nordiques fans have been. That would make me bitter...but then again thats how I am hehe
  • 0

#72 newarkdev01

newarkdev01

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 897 posts

Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:51 PM

Koa, just a suggestion in regards to rooting for a visiting team, take a not eof the Montreal post in this thread. I used to love whne Montreal visited, great fans lots of engery but this pat year they turned up as obnoxious as their NY Rag and Phalure counterparts and usually that leads to fights and pissed off people. Be loud, have fun but keep in mind what is is that makes your group special...oh and use Newark hotels, restaurants and bars =-).
  • 0

#73 koa02

koa02

    Draft Pick

  • Pond Hockey
  • 6 posts

Posted 05 October 2011 - 12:50 AM

Don't worry, we don't intend to be obnoxious . We will cheer for the Devils just like last time . But like I said, Winnipeg is special for us . You won't hear Let's go Jets chants all game long . You will hear the Nordiques Nation and Let's go Devils like we did in April . But we will not boo the Jets goals . If they score, we will make as much noise as if it was a Devils goal . We just want to tell them Congratulations in bringing a team back in Winnipeg and welcome back in the big league .

Remember last year when we announced that we were coming to the Rock ? Everybody was upset and preparing for a war . We received a lot of heinous messages . At the end, we prove everybody wrong . It was a big party where everyone was enjoying themselves regardless of the color of the jersey they were wearing .

We are aware that it will be confusing for some people at the beginning . We are also aware that when we do our trips, the cameras are watching on us, and if we want to be able to continue to enjoy these big parties, they are lines that we need to be carefull not to cross . You can be reassured, we're gonna have fun altogether like last time we visited :)

Edited by koa02, 05 October 2011 - 02:07 AM.

  • 0

#74 koa02

koa02

    Draft Pick

  • Pond Hockey
  • 6 posts

Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:40 AM

The Winnipeg fans did not go to other arenas like we do . But in fact, is there somebody here that remembers someone else doing this before the Nordiques Nation . But they were really active . They made many activities and many huge rally . You just didn't heard of it outside Manitoba . Be frank with me, is there 1 person here that heard about the marche bleu (blue march) and the match bleu before we did our 2 trips to Long Island and Newark ? You heard about us simply because we did a big stunt that nobody did before, and we did right .

It can be hard to understand why we are so happy for them, since that from your point of view, it must looks like we lost a battle against them . They were in the exact same situation than we are : they lost their team 1 year after we lost ours, for the exact same reasons, they are as passionate as we are, they love and respect the game as much as we do . We were cheering for them to get a team for years, and when we finally entered the race, they cheered for us as well . Even their mayor stated that if we had already built our arena, it is us who would have ended up with a team instead of them

We were doing the same fight, but we weren't battling each others : we were battling alongside . Our message is not just bring the Nordiques back . If you listen carefully, part of our message is take hockey out of places where it does not seem to belong, and bring it to places it does belong, and we believe that Winnipeg deserves it's hockey team as much as we do . The Jets are back, that is a victory in our point of view, that shows us that the NHL is getting back to markets like Quebec city, and if we were seconds behing Winnipeg, now we probably are the next in line if the NHL makes another move .

Our motto is : For the love of hockey . We will be reaqlly sad and disappointed if we do not get our team back, but we will still be happy if the NHL listens to that part of our message .
  • 0

#75 DaneykoIsGod

DaneykoIsGod

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,187 posts

Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:26 AM

If you guys are gonna cheer Jets goals, then for the sake of keeping the peace, Marty better bring his A-game.
  • 0
Posted Image

"I don't like those Rangers fans from New Jersey." - Jim Dowd

#76 adam85491

adam85491

    Senior Devil

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 720 posts

Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:39 AM

The Winnipeg fans did not go to other arenas like we do . But in fact, is there somebody here that remembers someone else doing this before the Nordiques Nation . But they were really active . They made many activities and many huge rally . You just didn't heard of it outside Manitoba . Be frank with me, is there 1 person here that heard about the marche bleu (blue march) and the match bleu before we did our 2 trips to Long Island and Newark ? You heard about us simply because we did a big stunt that nobody did before, and we did right .

It can be hard to understand why we are so happy for them, since that from your point of view, it must looks like we lost a battle against them . They were in the exact same situation than we are : they lost their team 1 year after we lost ours, for the exact same reasons, they are as passionate as we are, they love and respect the game as much as we do . We were cheering for them to get a team for years, and when we finally entered the race, they cheered for us as well . Even their mayor stated that if we had already built our arena, it is us who would have ended up with a team instead of them

We were doing the same fight, but we weren't battling each others : we were battling alongside . Our message is not just bring the Nordiques back . If you listen carefully, part of our message is take hockey out of places where it does not seem to belong, and bring it to places it does belong, and we believe that Winnipeg deserves it's hockey team as much as we do . The Jets are back, that is a victory in our point of view, that shows us that the NHL is getting back to markets like Quebec city, and if we were seconds behing Winnipeg, now we probably are the next in line if the NHL makes another move .

Our motto is : For the love of hockey . We will be reaqlly sad and disappointed if we do not get our team back, but we will still be happy if the NHL listens to that part of our message .


You know what, this is gonna piss a lot of people off, but I don't care.

I'm tired of your "where hockey belongs" bullsh!t. Seriously. Who are you guys to decide where a sport can and can't (or should and should not) be played. If you were to tell someone "hey, let's put a team in New Jersey, under an hour from two New York teams" they might say "hockey doesn't belong there." But yet, the Devils are entering their 30th season and have three stanley cups and a plethora of history to go with it.

Maybe Atlanta isn't the easiest market to tackle. Maybe there's no ice in Phoenix. And maybe you might be surprised to see California with multiple teams. At the end of the day, Canada is no more deserving of a team than any other area in the United States. You can be as nice as you want, and you have every right to have a desire to bring a team back to Quebec City, but you have no reason to suggest that QC is more deserving/more appropriate a location than other cities.

Again, I don't care if you come back to NJ. I don't care if you want to bring the Nordiques back. But there's zero chance I will agree about the "hockey deserves to be here" argument.
  • 1

#77 DevsMan84

DevsMan84

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,055 posts

Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:45 AM

You know what, this is gonna piss a lot of people off, but I don't care.

I'm tired of your "where hockey belongs" bullsh!t. Seriously. Who are you guys to decide where a sport can and can't (or should and should not) be played. If you were to tell someone "hey, let's put a team in New Jersey, under an hour from two New York teams" they might say "hockey doesn't belong there." But yet, the Devils are entering their 30th season and have three stanley cups and a plethora of history to go with it.

Maybe Atlanta isn't the easiest market to tackle. Maybe there's no ice in Phoenix. And maybe you might be surprised to see California with multiple teams. At the end of the day, Canada is no more deserving of a team than any other area in the United States. You can be as nice as you want, and you have every right to have a desire to bring a team back to Quebec City, but you have no reason to suggest that QC is more deserving/more appropriate a location than other cities.

Again, I don't care if you come back to NJ. I don't care if you want to bring the Nordiques back. But there's zero chance I will agree about the "hockey deserves to be here" argument.



MTS Centre in Winnipeg is sold out for years. They are having a lottery for single game tickets. I do not remember anything like that happening with the Thrashers, even when they were new. Same goes for Lightning, Coyotes, and the Panthers.
  • 0

#78 adam85491

adam85491

    Senior Devil

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 720 posts

Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:48 AM

Well, that arena is by far the smallest in the league, and attendance isn't the sole factor in revenue.

But are you saying teams that don't sell out should move to places where they will sell out?

Ultimately, if the message was, expand the league and bring a Quebec team back, I wouldn't really mind. But the fact that they are set on ripping a team from a city (a place where hockey apparently does not belong) is what is disturbing.
  • 0

#79 DevsMan84

DevsMan84

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,055 posts

Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:10 AM

Well, that arena is by far the smallest in the league, and attendance isn't the sole factor in revenue.

But are you saying teams that don't sell out should move to places where they will sell out?

Ultimately, if the message was, expand the league and bring a Quebec team back, I wouldn't really mind. But the fact that they are set on ripping a team from a city (a place where hockey apparently does not belong) is what is disturbing.



The arena could be the largest in the NHL and would most likely still be sold out for years. That is how nuts they are about hockey there, especially since the wait they had in it returning.

I do kinda agree with you that the fact they are back to us a second time with the same message. I feel it may be a very passive-aggressive way of saying "the Devils should not be here"
  • 0

#80 koa02

koa02

    Draft Pick

  • Pond Hockey
  • 6 posts

Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:33 PM

Nobody said that the Devils should not be there, you got us wrong on that . On the contrary, the Devils are to stay in New Jersey for at least another 30 years .

Reasons why we came to Newark last year : Tickets were available, Bettman's office just around the corner, Fan Appreciation Day, and the verry last game of the season for the league . Last year we were sending a message to the league . We don't need to send messages anymore . Reasons why we are coming to Newark again this year : because it was so f**king fun last time :)

Look at our agenda this year : New Jersey, Florida, Ottawa, Boston and Detroit . You think that we are going to Ottawa, Boston and Detroit to tell them that hockey does not belong there and their team should move ? And Why are we going in Florida ? Beacuse their management invited us and we get a chance to have a vacation in Florida : the beach, the sun, the Everglades, Disney not to far away .

We don't want anybody to lose it's team . We are happy for Winnipeg, but we are sad for Atlanta . We know damn to well how it hurts, and we don't wish this to anybody . Of course if a team becomes available, we will take it, but we would prefer an expension over a relocation .

Like I said, this year, we are doing this simply because we are having a great deal of fun doing it . There is no sending messages anymore . It's simply having fun with hockey fans from around the league
  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users