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#1 Bringbackbrylin

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 05:55 PM

I'm interested to see if the hate is strong enough to pass up a free hockey game?

I have never passed on a free ticket and have been able to see some memorable games such as Shanny vs Brashear, Devils capping off the sweep a few years ago (also had the unfortunate pleasure of seeing the rangers clinching at the rock last year), amongst plenty others
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 05:59 PM

Devils/Rangers sure, Rangers/Anyone else No. (unless it had some significant impact on the standings at the end of the year.. ie: Rags vs Isles, If Isles win Devils clinch division and playoff spot etc.)
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:04 PM

Devils/Rangers sure, Rangers/Anyone else No. (unless it had some significant impact on the standings at the end of the year.. ie: Rags vs Isles, If Isles win Devils clinch division and playoff spot etc.)


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Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:05 PM

I did a whole bunch of years ago... 98 I think :P.... I was in a bar and they were doing a hockey show and had a bar full of Ranger fans and none of those dumbasses knew Craig MacTavish was the center of infamy in 1994 so I waited 10 minutes for the loyal blueshirt morons to guess every OTHER NAME ON THE ROSTER beofre I put up my hand and answered....

the bar owner who knew my loyalties asked how I know... I told him that awful moment was burned in my skull in not just pain but enjoyment i'd not have to see it for 54 more years!!!

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:09 PM

Absolutely. I'd go to any hockey game given a free ticket. Just root against the team you want to root against, or root for the team you want to root for.

On top of being a Devil's fan, I'm also a hockey fan, and the NHL is a great place to see talent.

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:11 PM

Yeah I would take the ticket. A night in the city and I've never been to The Garden before. I would be rooting hard against the Rangers tho. :P
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:16 PM

of course. i'm only ~30 minutes from MSG so that might bias me, but i still haven't been to madison square garden. i'd just be quiet the entire game.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:23 PM

Depending on how I got the free ticket, I would sell it.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:53 PM

Of course.Pro Hockey is Pro Hockey.It's about the love of the game for me.Rags,or no Rags.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 07:00 PM

I go to school at The College of New Jersey by Trenton and the closest NHL team to me down there are the Flyers. My girlfriend and I are huge Devils fans, but I love watching hockey in general. So for our anniversary I got us 2 tickets to a Flyers vs Thrashers game, and yes I paid for them. I regret not wearing my jersey, but we did root against the Flyers during the entire game. I also am fascinated by stadium/arena architecture so I wanted to see what the Wachovia Center looked like. It felt a lot like the Prudential Center except it didn't have as many high ceiling concourses and the seating sections were not as interesting as at the Rock. Back on topic.. Is it wrong to watch other teams, rivals or not, play some hockey?
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 07:02 PM

I go to school at The College of New Jersey by Trenton and the closest NHL team to me down there are the Flyers. My girlfriend and I are huge Devils fans, but I love watching hockey in general. So for our anniversary I got us 2 tickets to a Flyers vs Thrashers game, and yes I paid for them. I regret not wearing my jersey, but we did root against the Flyers during the entire game. I also am fascinated by stadium/arena architecture so I wanted to see what the Wachovia Center looked like. It felt a lot like the Prudential Center except it didn't have as many high ceiling concourses and the seating sections were not as interesting as at the Rock. Back on topic.. Is it wrong to watch other teams, rivals or not, play some hockey?



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Posted 24 January 2009 - 07:12 PM

I'm interested to see if the hate is strong enough to pass up a free hockey game?

I have never passed on a free ticket and have been able to see some memorable games such as Shanny vs Brashear, Devils capping off the sweep a few years ago (also had the unfortunate pleasure of seeing the rangers clinching at the rock last year), amongst plenty others


If there was no Devil game the same night sure...but that'd be one game I'd have no qualms leaving early to make a train :P
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 07:57 PM

Well, me being a Devils fan and my brother being a Rangers and having a mother who likes family outings. My brother and I have seen each others team play multiple times. When I go to the Rangers games I wear my Devil's jersey and vice versa for the Devil's games. It's always fun because you do get some flak from the fans like.... um your teams not playing here wtf are you doing here wearing that? I always reply to remind you who's better :P
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:23 PM

Well, me being a Devils fan and my brother being a Rangers and having a mother who likes family outings. My brother and I have seen each others team play multiple times. When I go to the Rangers games I wear my Devil's jersey and vice versa for the Devil's games. It's always fun because you do get some flak from the fans like.... um your teams not playing here wtf are you doing here wearing that? I always reply to remind you who's better :P


I know, that's why I was regretting that I left my jersey back in my dorm room. Next time though......
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:27 PM

I watch every NHL game I can, so yeah, I'd go to any game for free.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:31 PM

My wife and I are Rangers fans, but have been to several Devils games (not vs. Rangers), and have visited other NHL cities. It's fun to see other cities. arenas and teams. If you're a hockey fan (rather than just a Devils fan), I also recommend NCAA Div 1 hockey. Past "Frozen Four" events provided an opportunity to see players like Zach Parise, Tomas Vanek and Brian Gionta, among others.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:47 PM

Not unless they were playing the Devils. I wouldn't voluntarily subject myself to the company of 18,000 Ranger fans unless I had a good reason to, free ticket or not.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:50 PM

Just because youre there doesnt mean you need to root for the rags. Ive been to a few for free tickets and enjoyed them getting smoked out.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 10:44 PM

I go to school at The College of New Jersey by Trenton and the closest NHL team to me down there are the Flyers. My girlfriend and I are huge Devils fans, but I love watching hockey in general. So for our anniversary I got us 2 tickets to a Flyers vs Thrashers game, and yes I paid for them. I regret not wearing my jersey, but we did root against the Flyers during the entire game. I also am fascinated by stadium/arena architecture so I wanted to see what the Wachovia Center looked like. It felt a lot like the Prudential Center except it didn't have as many high ceiling concourses and the seating sections were not as interesting as at the Rock. Back on topic.. Is it wrong to watch other teams, rivals or not, play some hockey?

Are you possibly an architecture student?
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 10:46 PM

psh msg bsg i've went in with a devils rangers suck jersey all they do is run their mouths. Surprisingly they're still high from 1994
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