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#1 Daniel

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

Beningo and Roberts just fielded a call from a Ranger fan that concluded the call with saying the Devils need cheerleaders to sell out the building. Evan (an Isles, not a Devils fan) went on a two minute tirade saying that's the most "obnoxious" pot shot that Ranger fans have to resort to. Paraphrasing, Evan said that it's all the Ranger fan has, since the Devils have been the better team on the ice and that the Devils "beat your team" when you were the number one seed, and that the Rangers haven't won anything since 1994.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

I was listening to this, it was fvcking awesome. Evan smacked that a$$hole down. It was fantastic.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

Beningo and Roberts just fielded a call from a Ranger fan that concluded the call with saying the Devils need cheerleaders to sell out the building. Evan (an Isles, not a Devils fan) went on a two minute tirade saying that's the most "obnoxious" pot shot that Ranger fans have to resort to. Paraphrasing, Evan said that it's all the Ranger fan has, since the Devils have been the better team on the ice and that the Devils "beat your team" when you were the number one seed, and that the Rangers haven't won anything since 1994.

Evan also said "when it comes to winning, the Devils own this town". It was glorious.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

Always and forever the dumbest fanbase in the NHL. There's no shortage of Rangers fans willing to prove that on an almost-daily basis. That call to Evan is as about across-the-board, as far as the Ranger fan mentality goes, as it gets.

Evan should know that in Rangerland, anything that happened in the NHL after '94 never really did. The Devils never won in '95, the Avs never won in '96, etc etc...the '94 Cup just gets celebrated over and over again, and that's the only Cup that matters. No other organization and fanbase has ever been as pathetic as the Rangers in this regard. I don't hear Jet fans constantly bringing up '69 or finding reasons to relive that one. The Mets occasionally bring up '86, but not nearly to the extent that the Ranger franchise and fans mention '94. I've said this before, but there's a large contingent of Ranger fans who still think Matteau still haunts Devils fans. If the Devils hadn't gotten to five SC Finals and won three of them, I could understand that. But like I've said, in Rangerland, time stopped at '94. So sad, so brutally pathetic. A bunch of douchbags with God-awful Noo Yawk accents. Bleech!
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

Always and forever the dumbest fanbase in the NHL. There's no shortage of Rangers fans willing to prove that on an almost-daily basis. That call to Evan is as about across-the-board, as far as the Ranger fan mentality goes, as it gets.

Evan should know that in Rangerland, anything that happened in the NHL after '94 never really did. The Devils never won in '95, the Avs never won in '96, etc etc...the '94 Cup just gets celebrated over and over again, and that's the only Cup that matters. No other organization and fanbase has ever been as pathetic as the Rangers in this regard. I don't hear Jet fans constantly bringing up '69 or finding reasons to relive that one. The Mets occasionally bring up '86, but not nearly to the extent that the Ranger franchise and fans mention '94. I've said this before, but there's a large contingent of Ranger fans who still think Matteau still haunts Devils fans. If the Devils hadn't gotten to five SC Finals and won three of them, I could understand that. But like I've said, in Rangerland, time stopped at '94. So sad, so brutally pathetic. A bunch of douchbags with God-awful Noo Yawk accents. Bleech!


And this is why I hope every day that they don't win a cup anytime soon. They would treat 2 cups in 20 years like a dynasty.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

And this is why I hope every day that they don't win a cup anytime soon. They would treat 2 cups in 20 years like a dynasty.

Hey, if the Rangers win the Cup this year, is it only half a cup? I mean, I'm just using their logic (and I use that term very loosely when it comes to Ranger fans) here lol. I mean, they all went out of their way to discredit the '95 Cup, so I'm wondering if that would be the case if they won this year. My guess is they'd be changing their tune on that real quick.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

Hey, if the Rangers win the Cup this year, is it only half a cup? I mean, I'm just using their logic (and I use that term very loosely when it comes to Ranger fans) here lol. I mean, they all went out of their way to discredit the '95 Cup, so I'm wondering if that would be the case if they won this year. My guess is they'd be changing their tune on that real quick.


They would never flip flop on half a cup, just like they would never flip flop on hating defensive hockey systems.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

They would never flip flop on half a cup, just like they would never flip flop on hating defensive hockey systems.

Haha right? When we do it, its the 'trap'. When they do it, it's 'hardnosed, sound defense'. You gotta just laugh at the hypocrisy.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

I've said this before, but there's a large contingent of Ranger fans who still think Matteau still haunts Devils fans.


I'll be honest, it still pisses me off, to no end!! Although having his son on the devisl has actually helped a bit. And I do like the idea of a " Mattuea Mattuea Mattuea" chant everytine jr scores.

But yes, that still burns me up... even w/ 3 cups!!!
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

I'll be honest, it still pisses me off, to no end!! Although having his son on the devisl has actually helped a bit. And I do like the idea of a " Mattuea Mattuea Mattuea" chant everytine jr scores.

But yes, that still burns me up... even w/ 3 cups!!!

3 words red: Henrique. It's. Over. The ghost of Matteau is dead.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

Matteau haunted me insofar as NJ had never beaten the Rangers in a meaningful playoff series - I mean, sure there was 2006, which was great, but the Devils got rubbed out by Carolina and the Rangers were missing both Lundqvist and Jagr. And 97 really hurt too, that was a good Devils team against a not-that-great Rangers team But that's all over with after 2012.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

3 words red: Henrique. It's. Over. The ghost of Matteau is dead.


Don';t get me wrong, the Henrique goal was great... But 2 things 1) we did not win the cup last year. 2) the rags were dead at that point. Once the Devs won game 5 I was very confident they would win game 6.

'94 we lost 2 double OT games, and we still have to hear about friggin '94!! and the friggin call AARRRGGHHH!! MSG plays it all the friggin time!!
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Don';t get me wrong, the Henrique goal was great... But 2 things 1) we did not win the cup last year. 2) the rags were dead at that point. Once the Devs won game 5 I was very confident they would win game 6.

'94 we lost 2 double OT games, and we still have to hear about friggin '94!! and the friggin call AARRRGGHHH!! MSG plays it all the friggin time!!

I have no idea why you would let anything diminish beating them last year. The facts are we've been to 5 Finals and won 3 Cups since the Rangers last won. We've now beaten them in an ECF. The Matteau ghost is dead, and now we get to watch his son stick it to the Rangers for the forseeable future. It's been avenged for me.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

The midday show is definitely my favorite and Evan Roberts is probably the reason why. He's very knowledgeable and tells it like it is. Good on him for shutting up a stupid Rags fan.

On a side note, anyone else notice how much more attention hockey is getting? Last night, there must have been a dozen Devils fans who called Summers talking about the game. I think last years playoffs really did bring a lot of attention to NY area hockey.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

Matteau haunted me insofar as NJ had never beaten the Rangers in a meaningful playoff series - I mean, sure there was 2006, which was great, but the Devils got rubbed out by Carolina and the Rangers were missing both Lundqvist and Jagr. And 97 really hurt too, that was a good Devils team against a not-that-great Rangers team But that's all over with after 2012.


If the Devils had never recovered from Matteau's goal, yeah, it would bug me. But the Devils winning the Cup the next season erased that for me. '97 hurt plenty, but a lot less so after the Rangers lost in five to the Flyers the next round. And 2000 and 2003 just made Matteau that much more of a distant memory, a painful stepping stone on the way to better things.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

When Rag fans use the attendance argument, you know things are becoming unglued. That's basically the only thing they had to use against us in the late 90's early 2000's. And even that argument can be poked full of holes. Remember when the Isles got a little better in the early 90's...you saw tons of Islander fans at the Garden. Remember 1993 when Turgeon eliminated the Rags. VERY AUDIBLE Islander fan reaction this idea that they have some sort of "tradition" (thinnest of the original 6 btw) and amazing fan base is simply untrue. They're not on the Leafs or Habs level. I'm betting Chicago and Detroit probably have a more knowledgeable core of die hards in the midwest. NYR is still too many elitist fair weather suits

The Devils fan base right now is about as loud, large, and passionate as it's ever been. And we did sell out opening night. So maybe they're starting to feel a bit threatened with the amount of noise our fan base is beginning to make. Maybe they feel encroached upon. But they still draw upon the same old tired arguments "Devils-Rainjizz in Jersey? bah haff da crowd is Rainja fanz!"

It hasn't been 1/2 Ranger fans since 1993.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

I wonder if there is a way to get that clip somehow. I love hearing Ranger fans knocked down a peg. Francessa did it last week to a caller who tried to say the Devils were consistently overrated.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

Hey, if the Rangers win the Cup this year, is it only half a cup? I mean, I'm just using their logic (and I use that term very loosely when it comes to Ranger fans) here lol. I mean, they all went out of their way to discredit the '95 Cup, so I'm wondering if that would be the case if they won this year. My guess is they'd be changing their tune on that real quick.


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Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 23 January 2013 - 02:19 PM.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

In addition, the Rangers kind of blew it. They made a great trade for Mark Messier. They had Brian Leetch, Doug Weight, Tony Amonte, Sergei Zubov, and Alexei Kovalev come through the system - an amazing young core. Leetch is an HOFer, Zubov should be, and Kovalev and Weight are All-Star level players. Then they even got Petr Nedved awarded to them as a result of Keenan leaving. But they traded Doug Weight for Esa Tikkanen (horrible trade), traded Tony Amonte for Stephane Matteau and Brian Noonan (bad trade), traded Zubov-Nedved for Robitaille-Samuelsson (terrible trade), and ended up being dogsh!t by 1998. Unfortunately the league is constructed such that you can't fvck it up like that again but oh I wish it were.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

In addition, the Rangers kind of blew it. They made a great trade for Mark Messier. They had Brian Leetch, Doug Weight, Tony Amonte, Sergei Zubov, and Alexei Kovalev come through the system - an amazing young core. Leetch is an HOFer, Zubov should be, and Kovalev and Weight are All-Star level players. Then they even got Petr Nedved awarded to them as a result of Keenan leaving. But they traded Doug Weight for Esa Tikkanen (horrible trade), traded Tony Amonte for Stephane Matteau and Brian Noonan (bad trade), traded Zubov-Nedved for Robitaille-Samuelsson (terrible trade), and ended up being dogsh!t by 1998. Unfortunately the league is constructed such that you can't fvck it up like that again but oh I wish it were.


They blew their wad on '94...practically sold their soul to make that Cup happen, and even then, they almost didn't get it done. They paid for it for years.
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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
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It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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