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#1 TheMazz

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:16 PM

http://www.sbnation....-retirement-nhl

 

I knew his second run with the team was as well recived as his first stint.. however I think this rightfully deserved it's own thread.

 

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And also a wink.

 

Happy retirement Brian. One of my favorite Devils. 100% class act.


Edited by TheMazz, 30 April 2013 - 07:18 PM.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:19 PM

Despite his horrible return he was a great Devil during his first stint with the team and helped us win our first Stanley Cup and for that I thank you Brian.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:31 PM

Good career. Enjoy retirement Rollie.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:41 PM

Honestly thought he retired already.

 

GG, enjoy your retirement.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:43 PM

Thanks for the memories, Brian. Very classy guy.  Was there for his 1000th game.


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:21 AM


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:52 PM

Great career. One of the best American forwards.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:18 PM

Despite his contract and dip in stats, he was a class act, thanks for the memories, Brian!


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:24 AM

Happy retirement bub
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:54 PM

One of my favorite players as a kid. Thanks for the memories Brian
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:11 PM

 

Despite the first half of that year being just awful, I really enjoyed the second half of the season once Lemaire returned.  Was almost a hell of a story.


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:41 PM

Liked him till he told Zach he made a great choice signing with Minny as the crowds there are great every night and it was Brians favorite place to play during his career.


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:47 PM

I'm sorry but are you all celebrating winky who was abysmal in his return and was the same player who told Parise he'd be stunned at the difference in fan intensity in Minnesota compared to sh!tty jersey?

He should've retired years ago before polluting our team for a second time

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:39 PM

Liked him till he told Zach he made a great choice signing with Minny as the crowds there are great every night and it was Brians favorite place to play during his career.

I'm sorry but are you all celebrating winky who was abysmal in his return and was the same player who told Parise he'd be stunned at the difference in fan intensity in Minnesota compared to sh!tty jersey?

He should've retired years ago before polluting our team for a second time


Ah, I see the butthurt is still strong here...
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

Ah, I see the butthurt is still strong here...


Same could easily be said for Rolston making those comments.. Took the big money to come to NJ and did not live up to the money he felt he deserved.. Then he goes and publicly bashes the fans here? Very weak and unprofessional imo.. Besides, it was easy for the Minny fans to get excited about him because he produced well for them.. All we got was some old overpaid dude with "a good attitude in the locker room".. Lovely
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:29 PM


Ah, I see the butthurt is still strong here...

Most of your comments have to do with someone being butthurt (no matter how legitimate the gripe). You like that word huh? Anytime anyone has a memory that's more than two years old or remember something they didnt like, they are considered 'butthurt' lol. Welcome back to the sixth grade I guess lol

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:30 PM

What did Brian say that was so bad and when did he bash the fans? Some of you take this sh!t way too seriously. No one..no one hated Rolston's second tenure here more than me, and I didn't agree with his thoughts about how he should be used, but he was a classy guy and had a few good years on this team before. Not playing well or living up a stupid contract is never going to make me hate a former athlete.

 

Rowdy is right in my opinion and Brian telling Zach that Minnesota was his favourite place to play is not sh!tting on the Devils or their fans. He was on a team where he had the most responsibility and the most personal success of his career in front of at the time...the best fans in the league. Nothing wrong with that at all.


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:13 PM

What did Brian say that was so bad and when did he bash the fans? Some of you take this sh!t way too seriously. No one..no one hated Rolston's second tenure here more than me, and I didn't agree with his thoughts about how he should be used, but he was a classy guy and had a few good years on this team before. Not playing well or loving up a stupid contract is never going to make me hate a former athlete.

 

Rowdy is right in my opinion and Brian telling Zach that Minnesota was his favourite place to play is not sh!tting on the Devils or their fans. He was on a team where he had the most responsibility and the most personal success of his career in front of at the time...the best fans in the league. Nothing wrong with that at all.

 

Agreed. I don't know if all fanbases are like this, but ours seems to take a lot of things far too personally. 


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 01:53 AM

Agreed. I don't know if all fanbases are like this, but ours seems to take a lot of things far too personally. 

 

No one is taking anything personally just because Rolston's comment was brought up in a Rolston thread. I dont remember the quote exactly but it came off as, not just praising Minnesota's fanbase, but taking a shot at ours. Relevant to the thread and people's opinion of him.  


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:10 AM

Ah, I see the butthurt is still strong here...

 

You're just as touchy about what other fans say as you claim everyone else is about perceived (and real) slights.


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