I apologize in advance for this post, everyone. Scan right past it if you like. If DM and msweet want to delete it, that's fine, but good luck with that.
Might want to fix that to Canada there
You are the one who said that Martin Brodeur and Jason Kidd were from the same country. That's what I was pointing out. But you didn't even realize that you said that.
Shall we go over your recollection of how you became a fan in 1996? When I brought it up you said that you were a fan earlier but then other posters even chimned in saying that you did indeed post that on here. You then tried to pass it off and ask us do we trust what you wrote here in plain english or what you remember doing.
Since even you said we cannot trust what you write here, then I guess all your posts are nonsense.
Yes, we shall. I became a fan of the Devils in 1994. But, I knew nothing about hockey really, I'd been to a few games with group organizations but was not really a hockey fan. My brother was a bigger hockey fan. The Devils-Rangers series caught my attention. I remember my brother and I watching the beginning of Game 6 through the fuzz - we didn't get SportsChannel and that's the channel Game 6 was on. I can recall being in my bed listening to Mike Miller describing Messier scoring into the empty net in Game 6.
I couldn't watch the final 16 seconds of Game 7 - I closed my eyes and ears. I couldn't believe it when Zelepukin scored, I raced upstairs to celebrate with my dad and brother. My hopes were dashed when Matteau scored a period and a half later.
In 1995, I attended the home opener. The Devils and the Sabres played, I believe the result was a tie; unfortunately the Internet can confirm this, so I might be lying. I believe David Emma and Ben Hankinson played for the Devils that night; unfortunately, the Internet could probably confirm that too. I put part of my allowance towards getting SportsChannel. We were all set to get it and I was excited to see the Devils on TV, but my brother neglected to call the cable company that day, and so I missed a Monday night game against Montreal - I was furious. Furious enough to remember these details nearly 17 years later.
We can go on and on like this. I remember reading that Stephane Richer was among the goal leaders at points in the season. I can describe watching Randy McKay score the OT winner against Boston. I missed Game 1 against Pittsburgh to go to a friend's house - I can remember missing that, but having to keep myself apprised of the game on the radio. Shawn Chambers being flattened by Eric Lindros on the first shift against the Flyers. I had to miss most of Game 2 for my oldest brother's high school graduation (since the lockout had moved the Cup Finals so late into the season), but we were at a restaurant afterwards and I got to see the famous Niedermayer goal. And I can remember the Devils winning the Stanley Cup, and I thought it was funny to sip Mountain Dew out of a champagne flute. I attended the celebration that year - my mom took my brother and I. McMullen got booed, and the camera quickly cut away from him as he slumped down in the seat of his convertible. I remember Terreri holding the Nashvile: No Way sign, but I couldn't see much. Some woman in a Niedermayer jersey danced on top of a grandstand and people told her to take her top off.
Now I've just wasted 10 minutes of my time, and hopefully 10 minutes of your time, since you're probably a slow reader (or more likely, you're a bad reader and that's why you have such poor reading comprehension). I did break one promise - I told myself I wouldn't respond to you
Edited by DevilMinder, 14 March 2012 - 06:32 PM.