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#1 DevilMinder

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:31 PM

5 years, f-i-v-e years. Wow. Thinking back to that fateful day when I asked Redrum if it would be ok to move the old network 54 crowd to a new forum, that I would be committing myself and others to being stewards of this website for such a length of time I might have balked.

We have seen a Stanley cup since then, witnessed several amazing moments and experienced failures together as a group of fans. People have come and gone as in all walks of life but they have been filled in by other newcomers who continue to come to this vibrant and intelligent community.

When I first started this place I used to refer to it as just a forum to my friends and family when they asked what the hell I was doing on my PC for such periods of time. They would just shake their heads and act as if I had voices in my head. As the years went on though, meeting many of you at games and even themselves reading the site they know why I dedicate so much time to this place. It simply is the best forum on the internet to discuss our Devils!

I want to thank all those of you who sign on everyday and contribute to this place and may we see many more years here at NJDevs.com


And thanks to Underdog, who provided the banner above. The wood symbolizes a fifth year anniversary gift. Fitting as we all are married to this site :)
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#2 E-Devil

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:40 PM

Is the old network 54 board still laying around someplace so we can read all of the old posts? That would be lots of fun.
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#3 DevilMinder

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:41 PM

yup, http://www.network54.com/Forum/56793/
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#4 sammyk

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:47 PM

Ha, woodgrain banner for your Fifth! Nice touch.

Congrats on having this great board around for so long!
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This is how big your signature should be. Any larger and you are compensating.

#5 langs15

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:59 PM

Nice banner and congrats on the great accomplishment here!
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#6 RowdyFan42

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 07:10 PM

Five... what's that, like, 40 in Internet years?

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 07:14 PM

Five... what's that, like, 40 in Internet years?

:hail:


No, it's just five.
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#8 insanity_gallops

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 07:35 PM

w00t!
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#9 Elias26

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 07:37 PM

Five years!?! I have only been here a year but it seems like five. It is one of the best forums on the web and by far the best Devils forum. Great work DM & everyone else that contributes! Long live NJDevs!
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 07:38 PM

Congrats on the 5 years!!

This is a great hockey message board, thanks to all who make that possible
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 07:52 PM

5 years!! Wow, how time flies when you're having obsessive fun.

Thanks for everything!
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 08:22 PM

No, it's just five.

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 08:28 PM

:glare:


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Posted 06 July 2006 - 08:58 PM

I actually have been here five years - it was a trip down memory lane to check out the old network54 board. Shame we lost some good posters along the way (olp and Stratobeck come to mind), but we've picked up quite a few as well.

You continue to run the best hockey board I've seen, DM - keep up the good work.
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 08:58 PM

Congrats to DM - Red, all the posters who religiously log on to see whats up and to the ones who have fallen off .. :koolaid:
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 09:08 PM

Congratulations!
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 09:14 PM

Many congratulations, and thank you for this public service....you provide such a great place for so many to come and........vent.

Keep up the good work.
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 09:16 PM

Kind of scary I followed Red from the NJ online site and finally found this one. Who was the guy the guy who during the 2000 run that kept saying the Devils would never win a cup with Alex Mogilny? He was the good luck charm that year. I moved to the ESPN board after that and after the lock out I check that site out of couple of times and moved here full time.

So anyway thanks for making my work days go by and giving me the best hockey talk! :clap: :dance: :dance: :koolaid:

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 09:19 PM

And here I thought this was about Gionta or Gomez being locked up for 5 years. :(

I've only been here a little while, mostly lurking, but congrats.
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 09:26 PM

Well done Brad
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