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#141 MadDog2020

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:36 AM

Blitzer: "The NJD are the envy of 99% of the NHL". Damn straight. Love this guy. It's about time the organization starts projecting the attitude I've had for years towards the Rags, Phailures, and everyone else: 'We're better than you, we know it, and we're gonna kick your fvcking ass'.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:42 AM

Blitzer: "The NJD are the envy of 99% of the NHL". Damn straight. Love this guy. It's about time the organization starts projecting the attitude I've had for years towards the Rags, Phailures, and everyone else: 'We're better than you, we know it, and we're gonna kick your fvcking ass'.

 

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:45 AM

Our team is going to be a cash cow now that the debt is settled and taken care of. Our arena lease agreement with Newark is pretty..pretty..pretty good


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:51 AM

These guys seem certainly too good to be true.

 

Like CR1976 I am just waiting for some skeletons to come out of the closet.  However I will just take it at face value right now and enjoy this news.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:52 AM

I would tend to think they would like to have a team there who is going to bring business in to the arena for a set 41 events a year as opposed to leaving all that opportunity open...

 

What I should have said if the Devils are not making it financially they could sell the team to someone else and they could stay at the Rock or sell the team to someone that would relocate them. Of course they would keep the arena and entertainment business. That's not today that's a future option open to them.


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#146 Colin226

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:56 AM

These guys seem certainly too good to be true.

Like CR1976 I am just waiting for some skeletons to come out of the closet. However I will just take it at face value right now and enjoy this news.


It really does seem like a perfect situation.. The entire ownership team plus Scott all seem committed to the team, the arena, city, state, of course the fans!
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:58 AM

The Devils have sold-out 30 of their last 39, and have averaged 17,000 over the last 50 home games.

..remind me again why I should believe this team “won’t cut it” ?? :noclue: 

 

I wasn't saying they wouldn't cut it financially but if they didn't the new owners have the options to sell just the team and it stays at the Rock or sell it and it gets relocated while the new owners retain the arena and entertainment business. If one has a losing business they usually bail out. To your point selling out 30 of their last 39 games with over 17,000 average over the last 50 games doesn't mean the Devils team makes any money it could be a loss.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:07 PM

You sound incredibly similar to NC107 on HFBoards....

 

 

Fact of the matter is that the Devils are at least break-even and the arena pretty much needs an anchor tenant. We draw top 10 in the US for average TV viewers per game and our attendance is increasing as the fan base comes of age. So I'm not sure why this is even really much of a thought right now. Technically the same situation applies to practically every sports team that owns their building as well

 

If they separate the entertainment/arena business from the hockey business they have options. I don't believe the Devils hockey business (stand alone) has ever broken even or made a profit, we don't have the right to get that information. All arena would like an anchor tenant so if they sold the Devils to you and you rented or leased the Rock for your games they don't care if you make money or not as long as you pay the rent. If the Devils lose money year after year they will dump the team to someone else here or somewhere else. The only reason for this discussion is it becomes an option because of new owners. As for your last sentence that is true if they are not co-mingled. I hope it all stays status quo.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:12 PM

These guys seem certainly too good to be true.

 

Like CR1976 I am just waiting for some skeletons to come out of the closet.  However I will just take it at face value right now and enjoy this news.

 

After the offseason we've had, Im sure alot of us have that cautious approach. Thats more reason to enjoy the news now.


If they separate the entertainment/arena business from the hockey business they have options. I don't believe the Devils hockey business (stand alone) has ever broken even or made a profit, we don't have the right to get that information. All arena would like an anchor tenant so if they sold the Devils to you and you rented or leased the Rock for your games they don't care if you make money or not as long as you pay the rent. If the Devils lose money year after year they will dump the team to someone else here or somewhere else. The only reason for this discussion is it becomes an option because of new owners. As for your last sentence that is true if they are not co-mingled. I hope it all stays status quo.

 

Where do you get such ridiculous information from? Where have you read that the Devils hockey operations has never broken even? Did you honestly just make that up or do you have a source?


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:15 PM

After the offseason we've had, Im sure alot of us have that cautious approach. Thats more reason to enjoy the news now.


 

Where do you get such ridiculous information from? Where have you read that the Devils hockey operations has never broken even? Did you honestly just make that up or do you have a source?

 

I don't have a source nor do you. We don't know. Vanderbeek has said they lost money as a team that's all.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:19 PM

I am happy this happened. It's a big break for a financially struggling hockey team. I don't know do I care if they paid off the debt completely or picked up the payments on some of it. I don't care if the NHL wrote off any of the debt owed to them. I don't care is the lawyer that loaned $30M got $35M in return. I just want a competitive hockey team and we have the chance to be one now because financial restrictions have been lifted.

 

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:23 PM

man that Eskin guy was right...always thought he was full of it.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

No more Krezwick? Woo hoo! new boss time! :)


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:32 PM

I don't have a source nor do you. We don't know. Vanderbeek has said they lost money as a team that's all.


So how can you make a statement that they've never broke even, if you have no clue?
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:33 PM

now with these new owners, do you think the marketing habits of this team will change? How will this affect Lou, will he have more or less say? what are the positive and negative aspects?


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:39 PM

So how can you make a statement that they've never broke even, if you have no clue?


Because as I said Vanderbeek said so
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:43 PM

No more Krezwick? Woo hoo! new boss time! :)

 

I think Rich did alright I mean, he was great at pushing social media within the organization when the head of marketing saw it as a waste. We have such a young fanbase, why the **** wouldn't you?! But that marketing guy was a huge MORON and was counterproductive to the cause. Fought Rich on that stuff all the time

 

Scott O'Neil seems like the ultimate sales and marketing dude. He was very direct that he wants the Devils to be a catalyst for sponsorship and outreach to the community. All you had to do was hear him speak to feel the energy he will bring.. People are worried about him splitting time between the Devils and 6ers but really, they wouldn't have hired him if he couldn't handle both, and more importantly he now gets to market an arena not just a tenant in one. No doubt he'll also want to sort of stick it to MSG his old employer by showing how great he can sell the Devils brand in NJ (and who knows, maybe even NYC on a corporate level. We do shop there too!)


Because as I said Vanderbeek said so

 

So did Wirtz in Chicago.. Hey man glad you are happy, it's a great day for the franchise! :gd:


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:59 PM

I think Rich did alright I mean, he was great at pushing social media within the organization when the head of marketing saw it as a waste. We have such a young fanbase, why the **** wouldn't you?! But that marketing guy was a huge MORON and was counterproductive to the cause. Fought Rich on that stuff all the time

Scott O'Neil seems like the ultimate sales and marketing dude. He was very direct that he wants the Devils to be a catalyst for sponsorship and outreach to the community. All you had to do was hear him speak to feel the energy he will bring.. People are worried about him splitting time between the Devils and 6ers but really, they wouldn't have hired him if he couldn't handle both, and more importantly he now gets to market an arena not just a tenant in one. No doubt he'll also want to sort of stick it to MSG his old employer by showing how great he can sell the Devils brand in NJ (and who knows, maybe even NYC on a corporate level. We do shop there too!)


So did Wirtz in Chicago.. Hey man glad you are happy, it's a great day for the franchise! :gd:

I believe so great day

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:09 PM

These guys seem certainly too good to be true.

 

Like CR1976 I am just waiting for some skeletons to come out of the closet.  However I will just take it at face value right now and enjoy this news.

 

 

Totally - real nice to have stability for the first time in years.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:13 PM

hopefully they'll push a little so that camp is open to public and sh!t like that... it's 2013 and Lou is way too old school and obnoxious about his vision of what is "distraction" to the players. It's bullsh!t really, Toews and Kane just won the cup and they've been doing a sh!t ton of off ice stuff and all those things that Lou forbid.


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