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Poll: Lockout 2012-2013 (Hockey's back!) (130 member(s) have cast votes)

When will we see hockey?

  1. Oct 12 (10 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  2. Nov 12 (19 votes [14.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.62%

  3. Dec 12 (26 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  4. Jan 13 (33 votes [25.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.38%

  5. Feb 13 (1 votes [0.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.77%

  6. Mar 13 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Apr 13 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Oct 13 (14 votes [10.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.77%

  9. Never (27 votes [20.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.77%

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#1641 Chuck the Duck

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

I watched an embarrassing amount of the NBA during this; no one mentioned the NBA lockout that I can remember, and that happened last year. Fans will quickly forget.


Absolutely. Glad the lockout is over, but I'm very worried about this team's ability to compete in this shortened season. Holes on the wings of our first and third lines, and not having Henrique for the first 2 weeks (at least) is not good. Can't fall behind in points early because there won't be much time to catch up.

BTW...can they start negotiating the next CBA tomorrow so we don't have to repeat this disaster 8-10 years from now?
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

Pretty much where I am. If I go up to Newark, it will be for that reason. Better food and drink too!

It will take me a while to get back into it, but I'm not scarred for life, as far as the NHL brand goes. Slowly but surely I'll be back on board.


I feel exactly this way. Of course, when my tickets come in the mail in the next week or so, I'll probably start getting more excited. But for the moment, I do plan on selling off more games than usual. I mean, I'm guessing a shortened season means more games per week, and I just don't have the energy haha.

Absolutely. Glad the lockout is over, but I'm very worried about this team's ability to compete in this shortened season. Holes on the wings of our first and third lines, and not having Henrique for the first 2 weeks (at least) is not good. Can't fall behind in points early because there won't be much time to catch up.

BTW...can they start negotiating the next CBA tomorrow so we don't have to repeat this disaster 8-10 years from now?


I also worry because the Devils are notorious for starting off slowly. They can't do that this year.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

For me, my personal decision to boycott some games, it's just the principle of the thing.

It's a business. I get that. All I am saying is, OK, if they want my business, maybe they should work harder not to screw around with the season everytime the CBA expires.

I guess in a way maybe my aim is to "punish" the league, although that's not exactly how I think about it.

I understand all the boycotts very well might not make much of a dent in future league decisions. But who knows, maybe it will have some effect. All I can do is what feels right to me.

I am perfectly OK with not going or watching for the first 10 or so games, and not buying some more Devils gear -- and that is their fault that I feel that way. They conditioned me to feel that way. Normally, I would be all over the start to the season.

I do promise to you guys not to muddy up the GDTs with boycott talk. That's not why I'm doing it.

I respect most everyone's views on the matter, whether they feel as I do or not.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

It wouldn't have been such a big deal if the NHL hadn't cancelled the season because of labor issues less than ten years ago, and seems to go through the same song and dance all the time. To a lot of people that made the NHL a complete joke, irrespective of whose side you took in the labor dispute. Perhaps not to the diehard fans, but to at least the fans that have a little bit more than a casual interest in the sport.

The shortened season can't be written off as "no big deal."

Sure it can.

Do I feel taken for granted? Maybe a little bit. However, the league doesn't owe me anything. I thoroughly enjoy every cent and minute I spend on the Devils and the league. In the end, it's only entertainment. There are countless avenues I can travel to entertain myself, but none are as enjoyable as the NHL.

That being said, the league does come off as a joke
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

Sure it can.

Do I feel taken for granted? Maybe a little bit. However, the league doesn't owe me anything. I thoroughly enjoy every cent and minute I spend on the Devils and the league. In the end, it's only entertainment. There are countless avenues I can travel to entertain myself, but none are as enjoyable as the NHL.

That being said, the league does come off as a joke


It matters to some people and matters less or not at all to others. For a sport that's looking for a lot of growth, it's a big deal.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:04 PM


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HOCKEY IS BACK!!


This could have been avoided with a cancelled season.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

And you're still saying and ho and humming you won't come back all along..dude give it up. You said from the start if 1 game was cancelled you'd be out and that changed.





Like I said before it wasn't me who said that. I only ever said if we missed the entire season and playoffs that I wouldn't ever be back. Feel free to go back and check my past posts if you really still think it was me.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

For all of those with tickets boycotting, I'd be more than glad to help your cause and prove a point. The DP26 broke college student ticket drive begins... now
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

Looking at it yes a bit harsh, and I've been around long enough that I respect SH also. I could just be extremely turned off by reading HF boards and their "fans". No offense SH but there's been multiple occasions where you've said you can't wait to cancel. I'd love if I could afford the luxury of having season tickets let alone going to every home game..or even 80% of them...NOTHING against you. I've lived through both the other lockouts and I'm not at all affected like some are with this lockout.

I for one, will admit, I'm a sheeple ;)


Again, I don't ever recall saying I wanted them to cancel, especially not saying it numerous times. I have said I wanted my refund back instead of the Devils keeping my money.

I think you got my posts mixed up with someone else.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

Just got an email from the Panthers and they're saying opening night is the 19th vs. the Caps. Looks like 48 games and a road trip to open the season, just like 95.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

OK there are two different ideologies conflicting here so I am proposing a new thread. Can we keep the lockout/boycott talk on thread and start a thread to new season?
I am going nutz searching for news our roster our schedule and I respect that some wish to boycott so I figure we can have our own threads to keep everyone happy =-)

I just created the thread to make it easier, I figure those that want to talk lockout have their space here and those that want to talk the upcoming season can jump onto the new thread. LETS GO DEVILS!

Edited by newarkdev01, 07 January 2013 - 01:20 PM.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

The roster is in this thread... http://www.njdevs.co...howtopic=129555

Schedule aint official until the CBA gets ratified Wednesday.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

The roster is in this thread... http://www.njdevs.co...howtopic=129555

Schedule aint official until the CBA gets ratified Wednesday.


Well at least we have a decent enough roster...for exhibition games.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

personally i don't care about punishing them, actually i couldn't really to be honest.

I live 12 hours away from Newark if i'm lucky and can put some good money aside i could make a trip to NJ but plane + game tickets + Hotels + food and all... it's a damn expensive trip.

as for merch im buying a huge amounts of shirts and stuff on the NHL store and other sites but for jersey i still rather get 3 knockups jersey at $40 who look a hundred times better than the reebok premiere jersey at $130

i'm also paying for Gamecenter since i can't watch the game on tv since im not in the area

with all that considered... even if i'd stop completely anything Devils related... i wouldnt do a big dent in their business lol its not like cancelling a season ticket or wtv
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

I'm really, really hoping gamecenter will be free this year as an apology of sorts.

If it isn't, and since microwavepizza is retired from broadcasting (you're still my hero), how much money am I looking at dropping for half of a season worth of NHL gamecenter to stream the games?
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

Well at least we have a decent enough roster...for exhibition games.


Please. This is the same roster that went to the Stanley Cup Finals last year, minus Parise (who didn't exactly have an explosive playoffs) and Ponikorovski. We'll also have a full year of Zajac, development in our young guns (including Larsson and, when healthy, Henrique). I can't see Lou not making any more additions, regardless of how small. If we add a top-6 forward or a Ponikarovski-type, I can see us making the playoffs without much worry. Probably around the 5-6 seed again.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

I'm really, really hoping gamecenter will be free this year as an apology of sorts.

If it isn't, and since microwavepizza is retired from broadcasting (you're still my hero), how much money am I looking at dropping for half of a season worth of NHL gamecenter to stream the games?

EDIT: Just realized you posted about game center and not center ice, my bad. I'll leave the below post in just for reference if anyone has questions on center ice.

It would be nice but unfortunately the NHL has it's hands tied because of contractual obligations.

http://www.sbnation....ply-cant-happen

The NHL doesn't have full ownership of the package. A company called inDEMAND -- which runs similar packages for the NBA, MLB and MLS -- does. They would need the approval of literally every cable and satellite company that runs the package -- everyone from DIRECTV to Comcast -- to make it happen, as inDEMAND and the cable companies all want a piece of those pricey subscriber fees. A discount? Perhaps. A free season ofCenter Ice? Logistically impossible.


Hopefully the league/teams do something to give back to the fans. I hope they don't paint "Thank You Fans" on the ice again...a "fvck You Fans" would be better since at least it would be sincere.

Edited by thefiestygoat, 07 January 2013 - 02:58 PM.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

somebody mentioned a larger thank you fans font this time around. sounds about right.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

Looks like TG is a little upset w/ Lou and the Devils Organization...

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I just pleaded with Lou Lamoriello to change that policy because of circumstances coming out of the lockout and he heard me out and said no.

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I for the life of me wouldn't know why a fan would be satisfied with that, but if you are, that's your choice, I guess.

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IF Devs are happy with their relationship with their fans, number of tickets they sell & not worried about lockout fallout, why should I be?
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:28 PM

Looks like TG is a little upset w/ Lou and the Devils Organization...

Tom Gulitti@TGfireandice
I just pleaded with Lou Lamoriello to change that policy because of circumstances coming out of the lockout and he heard me out and said no.

Tom Gulitti@TGfireandice
Lockouts come and lockouts go (and come and go, and come and go), but some things never change.

Tom Gulitti@TGfireandice
I for the life of me wouldn't know why a fan would be satisfied with that, but if you are, that's your choice, I guess.

Tom Gulitti@TGfireandice
IF Devs are happy with their relationship with their fans, number of tickets they sell & not worried about lockout fallout, why should I be?


What is he talking about?
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