Moronic fans wear all colors. I remember wearing my Devils t-shirt around town before game 1 of last year's SCF and a "Devils" fan stopped me on the street and started talking to me about how the team didn't do very well this season and how Broduer should retire. When I told them we were in the finals and that Marty was playing great, all he could come up with was: "really?".
Unfortunately, the loudest Rangers fans are the dumbest least knowledgable (kinda goes for most sports, right?)... Older Rangers fans (40-50+) know their role and know how much time can pass between Championship-winning seasons. Younger Rangers fans only know the Sean Avery "fatso" era and, CONVENIENTLY, anything after the Devils' dominance of this area. That's mostly why last year's ECF win was so sweet, it put the reality check on a whole lot of young Rangers fans that have somehow developed the theory over the past 10 years that somehow they're the superior organization. If you watch MSG summer programming over and over again, you might get as brainwashed of that as they are.
The way they mouth off, you'd think the Rangers were the Yankees and the Devils were the Mets...
I find that I kringe anytime you mention "John MacLean" around younger Devils fans. 3 disasterous months suddenly whipeout a more than solid NHL career full of giant moments for the Devils franchise. You wonder what Bucky Dent's and Lou Pinella's reputations would be like in NY if social media exhisted when they both managed some of the most god-awful Yankees teams to ever play in the 80's and early 90's.