Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:17 PM
And this is the exact reason why I hate ranger fans who live in NJ. Have they no pride?
They likely have parents or relatives who were Ranger fans...dem blowshirts have been in town a long long time. And let's face it, a lot of North Jersey NHL fans are Ranger fans, and a lot of South Jersey is Flyer country.
The Rockies moved into about as crowded a hockey territory as they could have. And look at the teams involved: multi-generational (Rangers), highly successful (Islanders), recently successful (Flyers). And here comes a team in the former Scouts/Rockies that had sucked for all 10 years of its existence, and continued to suck once they got here.
Sadly, you couldn't have had a worse formula for trying to make inroads into existing, local fanbases. Oh, and as we all know, the Devils have been pretty lousy at marketing themselves too.
Sure, would be great if people rooted for the Devils out of state pride, but it would be nice if the northern half of the state wasn't a massive suburb of New York City, and the southern half a suburb of Philadelphia. If only Newark and Trenton were much higher-profile cities...
THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!
Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime? - Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.
Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.
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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