Jump to content

Photo

congrats to the 2013-14 Champs, the Kings


  • Please log in to reply
833 replies to this topic

#561 Colorado Rockies 1976

Colorado Rockies 1976

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,499 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 02:16 PM

That's Adam Graves. Even he probably realizes how ridiculous it is lol.

 

Yeah, he kind of looks a little embarrassed. 

 

 

They retired his number for his 507 career points as a Rag.

 

In fairness, it was more than that, and besides, if you're going to get into a whole points thing, one could wonder how a guy like Ken Daneyko gets his number retired (I'm not saying he shouldn't have, just saying that not every jersey retirement can be measured strictly on numbers).

 

Graves was a class act and a very good player for them overall.  He got the absolute most out of his ability...did anyone think he could ever score 52 goals, or crack 30+ three other times?  He spent 10 seasons there, played in 772 games and averaged 29.7 goals per 82 GP, and rarely missed games (only 16 total in those 10 seasons).  He also was well-known and respected for all of the good he did OFF the ice during his Rangers' tenure...he's the kind of guy you want representing your brand.

 

Look, the Rangers definitely go too far sometimes with finding excuses to dust off all things 1994 for sure, but I don't lump Graves into that category.  I think he deserved to have his number retired, even if he wasn't a spectacular player, and he meant a lot to that franchise and its fanbase.  I can't kill the Rangers on that one. 


Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 13 June 2014 - 02:17 PM.

  • 0
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.

#30 FOREVER!

20 out of 1,946 njdevs.com members agree: CR1976 is the Most Knowledgable Poster of 2008! Victory is mine...oh yes, victory is mine!

#562 DevsMan84

DevsMan84

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,029 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:09 PM

I actually don't mind 3 of the 4 of the "Big Four" of the 1994 Rags.  The only one I hate is that dopey-looking bald bastard with the constant stream of tears in his eyes.


  • 0

#563 MadDog2020

MadDog2020

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,283 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:21 PM

They retired his number for his 507 career points as a Rag.

Yeah and they retired #9 twice. I don't think I've ever seen a number retired twice for two different players by the same franchise before.
  • 0
iq0p.pngUploaded with ImageShack.com

#564 Colorado Rockies 1976

Colorado Rockies 1976

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,499 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:25 PM

Yeah and they retired #9 twice. I don't think I've ever seen a number retired twice for two different players by the same franchise before.

 

Yankees...Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra (#8).


  • 0
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.

#30 FOREVER!

20 out of 1,946 njdevs.com members agree: CR1976 is the Most Knowledgable Poster of 2008! Victory is mine...oh yes, victory is mine!

#565 The 29th Pick

The 29th Pick

    All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,904 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:30 PM

I actually don't mind 3 of the 4 of the "Big Four" of the 1994 Rags.  The only one I hate is that dopey-looking bald bastard with the constant stream of tears in his eyes.

I'm OK with 2 of the 4 

eff Mess and Richter (Richter insulted NJ on a few occaisions)

Leetch...meh

Graves...OK, I'm sure we all know the story of the kids he helped out and the one he brought to the Garden to meet any ranger he wanted and the kid wanted to meet Marty, so Graves said OK, lets go meet him, and they did, the kid was so happy about it. Good little story


  • 0

#566 MadDog2020

MadDog2020

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,283 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:37 PM

Yankees...Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra (#8).

I figured there HAD to have been another team that did it somewhere...
  • 0
iq0p.pngUploaded with ImageShack.com

#567 DevsMan84

DevsMan84

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,029 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:39 PM

I'm OK with 2 of the 4 

eff Mess and Richter (Richter insulted NJ on a few occaisions)

Leetch...meh

Graves...OK, I'm sure we all know the story of the kids he helped out and the one he brought to the Garden to meet any ranger he wanted and the kid wanted to meet Marty, so Graves said OK, lets go meet him, and they did, the kid was so happy about it. Good little story

 

What did Richter say about NJ?  I honestly do not remember.


  • 0

#568 MadDog2020

MadDog2020

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,283 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:40 PM

I'm OK with 2 of the 4
eff Mess and Richter (Richter insulted NJ on a few occaisions)
Leetch...meh
Graves...OK, I'm sure we all know the story of the kids he helped out and the one he brought to the Garden to meet any ranger he wanted and the kid wanted to meet Marty, so Graves said OK, lets go meet him, and they did, the kid was so happy about it. Good little story

I actually didn't know that story, but it gives me even more respect for Graves. He was a classy player on and off the ice and a better person. As much as I hate the Rags, you have to love a guy like Adam Graves. He's good friends with DeBoer too from what I've heard. I think they may have come up together in juniors around the same time.
  • 0
iq0p.pngUploaded with ImageShack.com

#569 The 29th Pick

The 29th Pick

    All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,904 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:09 PM

What did Richter say about NJ?  I honestly do not remember.

little stuff like "where the hell is East Rutherford anyway"

he's from PA, and as a NY player he really looked down on NJ


  • 0

#570 The 29th Pick

The 29th Pick

    All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,904 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:11 PM

I actually didn't know that story, but it gives me even more respect for Graves. He was a classy player on and off the ice and a better person. As much as I hate the Rags, you have to love a guy like Adam Graves. He's good friends with DeBoer too from what I've heard. I think they may have come up together in juniors around the same time.

heres a little article on it

http://www.nytimes.c...ood-people.html


  • 0

#571 bobilly45

bobilly45

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 574 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:52 PM

https://twitter.com/...3512576/photo/1

 

good move kings


Edited by bobilly45, 13 June 2014 - 05:11 PM.

  • 0

#572 RizzMB30

RizzMB30

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 898 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:07 PM

That is awesome, and I don't believe in luck, but that means something I feel.  I wonder what Queenie thought as he walked past that background. 


  • 0

This fan will never forget Scott Stevens.

 believe-ll.jpgbelieve-devs.jpg

 


#573 Devlin

Devlin

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 572 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:27 PM

 

"Start Spreading the News!" ;) I uploaded a revised version of the original to my site...feel free to distribute!

 

NYRQueen_StaplesCenter_2014.jpg


  • 0

#574 jagknife

jagknife

    Assistant Coach

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,470 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:35 PM

Always respected Graves. Messier was/is a freaking tool. Leetch played the game hard, and was one of the few Americans who didn't trash their rooms in Nagano, same with Richter. I can over look the trash talking in regards to East Rutherford.

 

oh and Go Kings Go! End this crap tonight.


  • 0

NewKeeperSig.png of each of Toronto's 6 shots on goal in Game 6


#575 lazer

lazer

    All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,764 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:37 PM

that pouliot goal...if its going under the crossbar at a downward angle, thats a high stick to me.


  • 0
Posted Image

#576 Legion15

Legion15

    All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,886 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:05 PM

"Start Spreading the News!" ;) I uploaded a revised version of the original to my site...feel free to distribute!

 

NYRQueen_StaplesCenter_2014.jpg

perfect troll background image.


  • 0

WtnoJnL.jpg
One Day at a Time


#577 MadDog2020

MadDog2020

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,283 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:32 PM

Williams, 1-0 LA!
  • 0
iq0p.pngUploaded with ImageShack.com

#578 CarpathianForest

CarpathianForest

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,198 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:36 PM

It's pretty impressive that the Kings, who have typically underperformed in the regular season, might win the Cup twice in 3 years.


  • 0

at_midnight_1148.jpg
 


#579 Mike Brown

Mike Brown

    Head Coach

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,627 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:59 PM

Ranger fans don't realize that even if the goalie leaves the crease, it doesn't mean the goalie is fair game.


  • 0

temp_zps55e0012a.png

NEW JERSEY DEVILS: 3 TIME STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!

NEW YORK YANKEES: 27 TIME WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: 5 TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS!


#580 thecoffeecake

thecoffeecake

    Rookie Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 441 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:20 PM

Have the games in LA seemed almost eerily quiet to you guys this series?


  • 0

Just call me RingDings: Mike Brown's dirty bottom bitch.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users