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#41 Marv4Life

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:22 PM

If your on this board, you know who Ilya Kovalchuk is.

The casual fan doesn't.
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:53 PM

The casual fan doesn't.


When I was a casual fan I didn't know much about the players, but I knew who the big names were.. If you don't know who Kovalchuk is then you're not a casual fan, you're a "If I had to pick my favorite hockey team I'd pick the Devils" fan
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:27 PM

If you don't know who Kovalchuk is then you're not a casual fan, you're a "If I had to pick my favorite hockey team I'd pick the Devils" fan


I live in New York...I've never met someone like that :(
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:57 PM

For a sports franchise, its all about making a profit. If the Devils can make more money but out price a certain group of fans, that might be what they have to do. Especially in times like this, with the trouble the franchise is in.
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 05:15 PM

For a sports franchise, its all about making a profit. If the Devils can make more money but out price a certain group of fans, that might be what they have to do. Especially in times like this, with the trouble the franchise is in.


Exactly, your never going to be able to please everyone. Companies try their hardest to keep customers happy while at the same time protecting their bottom line.
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:18 PM

The casual fan doesn't.


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Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:47 PM

When I was a casual fan I didn't know much about the players, but I knew who the big names were.. If you don't know who Kovalchuk is then you're not a casual fan, you're a "If I had to pick my favorite hockey team I'd pick the Devils" fan

Cuz I like their uniform ahahahaha
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:53 PM

Hey guys im a season ticket holder and so far twice this year already i felt like a vistors fan. does anyone else feel this way? the game agianst the habs and rangers are the games im talking about. as a devils fan i feel disgusted. i wish one day against a rival team we can sell out with devils fans maybe thats whats this team needs to wake up. spread the word around lets pack our hosue for a rival game. please voice your thoughts. im contacting my devils rep to see how we can do this maybe reuced price to teh game if you are a devils fan. etc please post if you have ideas on how we can do this

I feel disgusted watching I could only imagine how it feels being at the game. I refuse to ever go to another Rangers Devils game at Prudential Center again. It's a complete joke. It's a shame because I just remember how loud the Medowlands was. Huge mistake moving to Newark. You watch old games on YouTube or when they play them on MSG and there's a 100% different feel when the games took place in the old arena. The only game I've been to this year is Flyers Devils in Philly, they won and believe it or not a decent amount of rowdy Devils fans showed up.
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:38 PM

I feel disgusted watching I could only imagine how it feels being at the game. I refuse to ever go to another Rangers Devils game at Prudential Center again. It's a complete joke. It's a shame because I just remember how loud the Medowlands was. Huge mistake moving to Newark. You watch old games on YouTube or when they play them on MSG and there's a 100% different feel when the games took place in the old arena. The only game I've been to this year is Flyers Devils in Philly, they won and believe it or not a decent amount of rowdy Devils fans showed up.


Haha you must have been sitting by me because my section and the one over had a ton of Devils fans.. To be honest, their fans were extremely tame that night compared to other times I've seen games there and just like the Ranger game, winning helps.

But yeah that night was a decent invasion of Philly

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:43 PM

I don't like to go to philly anymore. We used to get a lot of people there, now we get less than one hundred. It's a hostile environment (they won't do anything to you though). I hate their fans but I wish we had a hostile environment like that. Visitors in their arena do not feel welcomed. We lay out the damn welcome mat for visitors in our arena. sh!t, come take it over Montreal, Philly, and Rangers.
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:44 PM

I feel disgusted watching I could only imagine how it feels being at the game. I refuse to ever go to another Rangers Devils game at Prudential Center again. It's a complete joke. It's a shame because I just remember how loud the Medowlands was. Huge mistake moving to Newark. You watch old games on YouTube or when they play them on MSG and there's a 100% different feel when the games took place in the old arena. The only game I've been to this year is Flyers Devils in Philly, they won and believe it or not a decent amount of rowdy Devils fans showed up.


The mistake wasn't moving to Newark. It was that or watch the team in Winnipeg, KC or wherever else.

The mistake was the Devils misjudging the overall fanbase and support once they moved to Newark.

They build a beautiful state of the art facility in a city where's there's an atmosphere before and after games they never had at the dump. Combine that with trying to build an identity of "team/NJ" in the state's largest city and an attempt in urban revitaliztion in a city in dire need of it.

What they got instead was a bunch of suburban fans afraid of their own shadow, the same fairweather fans as CAA, a down economy, a team that hasn't made a peep in the playoffs since 2007 and many questions involving player personnel and ownership/financial issues going forward.

The only bright spot is that the team marketing has much improved, which in all actuality really isn't saying alot, but they are trying and they are doing different things and you can't jump on them for that.
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:48 PM

Also, you not coming games is the dumbest protest I've ever seen. People like you cause this, FYI.
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:51 PM

Haha you must have been sitting by me because my section and the one over had a ton of Devils fans.. To be honest, their fans were extremely tame that night compared to other times I've seen games there and just like the Ranger game, winning helps.

But yeah that night was a decent invasion of Philly



Yea I was with my girlfriend (huge Flyers fan) and she was starting to feel bad for me because the Devils had like a 4 game losing streak going into the game and they were losing 2-0. Little did she know the Devils would end up winning! That game was sick! Saw a penalty shot, 2-0 comeback, awesome win in the SO. But Flyers fans are retarded..there was literally a Flyers on Flyers fan fight in front of me. They were winning 2-1 at the time too. I was like wtf? My seats were terrible..last row up top 208 or something, my back was against the wall, but there were sweet hooks you could put your jacket on haha.
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:54 PM

I don't like to go to philly anymore. We used to get a lot of people there, now we get less than one hundred. It's a hostile environment (they won't do anything to you though). I hate their fans but I wish we had a hostile environment like that. Visitors in their arena do not feel welcomed. We lay out the damn welcome mat for visitors in our arena. sh!t, come take it over Montreal, Philly, and Rangers.



Yea it is WAY too comfortable of an environment for the visiting fans. Ive even seen Islander fans get a little nutty in Newark. Theres just something about the arena that isn't intimidated. Maybe because it's so nice inside? lol I dunno but it fvcking sucks and I hate it. Am I wrong in saying the old Continental Airlines Arena was much better?
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:57 PM

Also, you not coming games is the dumbest protest I've ever seen. People like you cause this, FYI.


I come to games just not Ranger Devil games. I can't. I get too mad. I'm 0-5..never seen a win vs the Rangers. I've been kicked out of MSG twice and have been completely humiliated in Newark. I know I can't control myself and I'm afraid I will eventually end up assaulting someone. I'm not kidding. So I just don't go. Same thing with Yankees Red Sox games. I refuse to ever go to one because I know I would do something stupid. I'm 27 and I can't afford to lose my career because of something stupid like that. I wish I wasn't immature like that but I just can't help it.

Edited by ScoreMoreThan3, 24 December 2011 - 11:00 PM.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 11:26 PM

I come to games just not Ranger Devil games. I can't. I get too mad. I'm 0-5..never seen a win vs the Rangers. I've been kicked out of MSG twice and have been completely humiliated in Newark. I know I can't control myself and I'm afraid I will eventually end up assaulting someone. I'm not kidding. So I just don't go. Same thing with Yankees Red Sox games. I refuse to ever go to one because I know I would do something stupid. I'm 27 and I can't afford to lose my career because of something stupid like that. I wish I wasn't immature like that but I just can't help it.


Just curious what did you do to get kicked out of MSG twice? Lol
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Posted 25 December 2011 - 12:41 AM

Just curious what did you do to get kicked out of MSG twice? Lol


Let me go into detail so I can give you a real feel for what happened...

First game was a few years ago, Devils were down 1-0 and Parise tied it...naturally I got up and cheered..had real good seats.
All the sudden people behind me are telling me to "shut the fvck up and sit down."
I turn around and to say a few tough guy things of my own ya know, Bla bla bla...
Eventually Devils take a 2-1 lead and now these people are extremely angry.
They start throwing food at me.
All of this sucked majorly because I was with my best friend, his dad, and his dads best friend (who were all Ranger fans).
As usual the Devils ended up losing 3-2 on some sketchy goal..I think a Ranger's player actually slid into the goal with the puck lying on his leg or something, it was so lame..but before the end of the game these people were non stop throwing things at me. Security did NOTHING.
I ended up getting up and made my way towards the seats where it was coming from and I just challenged them all to either say the crap they were talking to my face or to take a walk out side with me.
Security saw that happen, grabbed me and escorted me out.


Second game was February 2010.
I had horrible seats but the situation was very similar.
A girl I was seeing at the time had free tickets she got from a season ticket holder at her job. To the minute I sat down, before the game even began, a gentleman with a Rangers jersey comes up to the girl I was with (they knew each other) and says, "I heard you brought a Devils fan, which one is he I'm going to kick his ass."
The guy knew I was the Devils fan because the only other guy we were with had a Rags jersey on.
So, due to the fact I'm not a bitch..I get up and begin to tell the guy that I was the Devils fan and that I was 100% certain he wasn't going to lay hands on me.
Security saw the confrontation and warned us.
This douche ended up sitting RIGHT behind me.
So, as usual the Devils are getting their ass kicked. Three very quick goals are scored. The Devils are down 3-0 before I could even blink and that was just the end of it.
Constant sh!t talking from Ranger fans and when the Devils broke the shut out in the third I thought it was a perfect time to get up and cheer for my team.
I added comments such as "NOOOO SHUT OUT, NOOOO." So..I kinda asked for it, but once again objects started being thrown at me. This time the objects were plastic bottles, some empty some half full with beer.
This was all happening from behind me again so I did the same thing. I got up and started heading towards them, security stopped me and started escorting me out. As I was leaving my hands were placed behind my back and a Rangers fan tripped me.
During the whole thing the security guard let me go and I ended up getting a left jab in on the tool bag that did it.
That made the entire section VERY angry to say the least. More security was called over and I was escorted out of the building. No charges were filed.

So pretty much, fvck MSG and their scumbag coward Ranger fans. I'm not afraid of them. I'll just never go back because I know something bad will happen again.

Edited by ScoreMoreThan3, 25 December 2011 - 12:45 AM.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 08:53 AM

Yea it is WAY too comfortable of an environment for the visiting fans. Ive even seen Islander fans get a little nutty in Newark. Theres just something about the arena that isn't intimidated. Maybe because it's so nice inside? lol I dunno but it fvcking sucks and I hate it. Am I wrong in saying the old Continental Airlines Arena was much better?

Blame the fans not the arena. Wells Fargo(from what I hear) is MUCH nicer than the Spectrum yet it still has a hostile environment.
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Posted 25 December 2011 - 09:23 AM

Blame the fans not the arena. Wells Fargo(from what I hear) is MUCH nicer than the Spectrum yet it still has a hostile environment.


Again we allow this sh!t to happen. Cheap tickets added with an apathetic crowds breeds this type of thing. Devils fans just need to show up and when they do just make it hard for the other teams and their fans (just don't go too far or do anything stupid, especially when kids are around)
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Posted 25 December 2011 - 12:13 PM

What I don't get it why should any arena be unwelcoming to a fan of the opposing team?

Espeically if they are just there to have a good time.

Now if they are being a$$holes that's different, but one should assume 95% of visiting fans aren't there to start trouble.
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