Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:08 PM
Loved R&R Part 2, but at the same time, it is possible to move on from it.
If the Devils were this hellbent on getting rid of it, why the hell they didn't start test-driving some other songs during the preseason, or at least INFORM the fanbase well ahead of time that R&R Part 2 was going away for good, I have no idea, but the geniuses who actually thought that springing a pile-of-sh!t song like that Bon Jovi trainwreck on the opening night crowd was a good idea don't get a do-over here, unfortunately. That's what I find more aggravating about it than anything else...it was just so fvcking ARROGANT.
Hopefully, they're now going to come up with solid choices (and not waste our time with a "This is our house" equivalent), and this gets sorted out quickly. R&R Part 2 was a great tradition for the most part, but it's done now, and it's not worth dwelling on. But I believe 100% that there IS a good goal song that a good majority will be able to get behind. It's just going to take a little work to find it.
And in case these boneheads can't figure it out for themselves:
Not everyone in NJ loves Bon Jovi.
Not everyone in NJ loves Bruce Springsteen.
In fact, a lot of people from NJ despise BOTH of them, and couldn't care less that they come from NJ.
Pick goal songs based on how well they'll work as goal songs, not by where the performers hail from.
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[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.
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