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#21 Jimmy Leeds

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:05 PM

Van Riemsdyk is from Middletown but was a Rag$ fan. That's why I root against the kid. I can't help it.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:21 PM

Van Riemsdyk is from Middletown but was a Rag$ fan. That's why I root against the kid. I can't help it.


So was Bobby Ryan...from central jersey and grew up during the Devils 3 cup run...Flyers fan.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:40 PM

So was Bobby Ryan...from central jersey and grew up during the Devils 3 cup run...Flyers fan.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:44 PM

I think I remember Jeff Halpern saying he was a Devils fan during the 95 run. Since then I always wished him well.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:07 AM

I remember when Shop Rite, Iselin Cake Box and Robinson's was there. ;)

Cake Box and Robinson's must have been before my time, but as a kid I always used to go to the movie theater and comic store behind Shop Rite. There also was a FoodTown right by Shop Rite too. I spent countless hours being dragged miserably through Marshall's, Mandee, and Drug Fair with my mom haha. So many fun birthday parties at the United Skates roller rink behind Marshall's though. I dominated all the other kids at air hockey there haha. That stretch of Oak Tree Road also used to have a Roy Rogers, a Boston Market, a Dairy Queen, a bowling alley which might still be there, and a Pizza Hut that I always got a discount at for getting Honor Roll at School 18.

I grew up in ISELIN. JFK???

Yep, class of 2005!

So was Bobby Ryan...from central jersey and grew up during the Devils 3 cup run...Flyers fan.

Central Jersey? Isn't he from Cherry Hill?
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:20 AM

So was Bobby Ryan...from central jersey and grew up during the Devils 3 cup run...Flyers fan.

Central Jersey? You Northerners have no concept of "Central" Jersey :P

He's Cherry Hill, all Failyer country.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:57 AM

So was Bobby Ryan...from central jersey and grew up during the Devils 3 cup run...Flyers fan.


He's from Cherry Hill which is right near Philthy. Hes still a moron...but man oh man would I love to have him on our team
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:00 AM

Central Jersey doesn't exist.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:09 AM

Why do you say that?
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:19 AM

Central Jersey doesn't exist.

Monmouth County has a HUGE Devils population.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:47 AM

Central Jersey doesn't exist.

Nonsense, I don't consider myself North or South, I am in between.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:59 AM

Monmouth County has a HUGE Devils population.

Amen. Central Jersey does absolutely exist. I am 45 minutes from Newark, an hour from Philly, and 15 minutes from the beach. If that is not Central Jersey than I don't know what is.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:06 PM

Monmouth County has a HUGE Devils population.


Yup, Monmouth and Bergen are the main cores of the fan base
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:36 PM

Yup, Monmouth and Bergen are the main cores of the fan base

Any idea why that is? I'm surprised Monmouth is bigger than places like Morris, Somerset and Essex.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

Any idea why that is? I'm surprised Monmouth is bigger than places like Morris, Somerset and Essex.

I think Monmouth has one of the highest percentage of middle class families in the state, and the largest number of families with kids under 18 if I am correct.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:25 PM

A lot of it just comes with a pride standpoint of being from New Jersey. People who live in Monmouth, Ocean and the Shore area seem to take a lot of pride in the area itself, ie. organizations such as Benny Go Home. It's tough to be so prideful in your area and state and then turn around and be a wannabe guido NYR fan. Brick and Manasquan have really become NJD strong holds. A lot of it has to do with being North Jersey transplants as well. Very, very few Philly fans in Monmouth county. Tough to explain considering we get both Philly and NY stations.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:39 PM

A lot of it just comes with a pride standpoint of being from New Jersey. People who live in Monmouth, Ocean and the Shore area seem to take a lot of pride in the area itself, ie. organizations such as Benny Go Home. It's tough to be so prideful in your area and state and then turn around and be a wannabe guido NYR fan. Brick and Manasquan have really become NJD strong holds. A lot of it has to do with being North Jersey transplants as well. Very, very few Philly fans in Monmouth county. Tough to explain considering we get both Philly and NY stations.

This deserved another +1

Cant describe it better than that, I was surprised how many Devil fans there are when I moved to Ocean, but Monmouth is amazing.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:26 PM

Reality check. I've lived in Monmouth since 1966. I still count 2 to 1 Rag fans over Devs fans all the time. I was at a place called the Fireside Bar taking a friend out who got a major college basketball head coaching job during the playoffs. This is in Freehold by Marlboro. They had Ranger sh!t on the walls and when I asked a server WTF???, he tells me, "This is a Rangers bar". Of course I was pissed and vowed to go there later in the series, never did though.

Moore's Tavern in Freehold had fistfights after Game 6.

Mike Haviland and his family were all Ranger fans.

Then.......during the finals at an event at Manalapan Rec park, I jostled with about 8 little kids who were all rooting for the Kings because they were all transplanted Ranger fan families.

Not as supportive as you'd think.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:26 PM

Any idea why that is? I'm surprised Monmouth is bigger than places like Morris, Somerset and Essex.


Great response above but in terms off Essex and Morris, it's pretty hard to say.. I know in western Essex where I live the Devils definitely are the majority, but there are also a bunch of Rags fans.. I think it seems like there are more because they are a vocal minority

Morris might be a result of people who work in the city.. The area has a lot of money and it ain't from farming, so I'd have to guess its from NYC

Somerset is weird.. I work here and everyone I know are either Devils or don't care for hockey.. But I was at a bar down here (Green Knoll Grill) and apparently the Islanders do viewing parties there every season.. Just south is Princeton which starts Flyers country
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:46 PM

Nonsense, I don't consider myself North or South, I am in between.



I have heard claims from people who live in both Morristown and in Jackson that they live in "Central Jersey." That is just utter nonsense and when there is such a large disparity as to where it starts and ends from person to person then you know people don't know what they hell they are talking about.

The dividing line is from the Driscoll bridge area going SW and then hitting at about Trenton. In Monmouth County, unless you are in the Sayreville area, you are South Jersey.
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