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#1 Zamode

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Posted 29 June 2003 - 07:40 PM

We had a belated Cup party last night so it was a late night for me and I was trying to sleep in when the phone kept ringing--over and over and over. By the fourth ring I got up and saw it was my husband and said, "What do you want?" He said "I think you'll want to hear this." He has baseball on Sundays and the wife of one of the guys on his team is friends with Lou's assistant.(She has her name on the Cup for 2000, one of the very few females on it). Turns out they were having the Cup at his house for a few hours today. My husband overhears this guy in the dugout saying, "...have the Cup at my house..." and says "What Cup?" So I was told to get up and be ready whenever he called and I certainly did so. I was pretty jazzed as I was thinking within the last few weeks that a Devils Cup win would be awesome (done), to be there would be the icing on the cake (done!) and to see it would make my year and 110% happy. The Lurker and I tried looking for it the night of the win to no avail, was wondering if I ever would get to see it as I missed out at the Paramus and Woodbridge appearances and Rockaway in the past.

We pulled up to the house and heard everyone out back so we walked towards the deck and lo and behold, there was the Cup in all it's beautiful shining silver glory! Posted Image What a site to see, I thought someone needed to pinch me. :) It was on a table and as gorgeous and shiny as I expected it to be. Posted Image I think my eyes were as big as golf balls, my husband got a laugh just watching me drool over it. I practically sprinted over to touch it. When I met his baseball friend, before getting near it, he was so nice and I thanked him in advance telling him you have just made my year! First thing I did was rub my fingers all over it! :lol: Every little nook and inscription, all the scratches, marks and indents that are on it. I wanted to look in the bowl but being vertically challenged :evil: I wasn't able to see too well. I grabbed it and started to tilt it over to see inside the bowl when I hear, "Hey, can you put the Cup down please!" in a very exasperated voice. The Cup Keeper just had a minor heart attack. It wasn't Phil Pritchard or Mike Bolt, maybe Walt Neubrand? I don't know. It was actually pretty funny. He had a very dry, tongue in cheek sense of humor, amusing chap. So, I have about 10-15 pictures of it, me with it and my husband and I together and tried to get some close ups of the Devils' names. I put my home jersey on for the pictures and once everyone (there were only about 8 or 9 people there at the time, we were lucky enough to get there early so I could hog savor it for myself for a bit) saw my jersey, got a good laugh and said, "Well you're not a fan!" Those of you who have met me know what I mean. There are only two spaces left so the bottom ring will be taken off and moved up after the 2005 team wins it (think someone had mentioned this already).

It's awesome to think that three weeks ago tomorrow, this was the same Cup that Stevens hoisted over his head before letting the rest of the team hold it and skate with it, drink out of it. Really thrilling! A few other friends of this guy came over, some neighbors and some people who just saw it gleaming on the porch as they drove by. We went to a bar later on and it turned out some guys who had Devils' hats on knew my husband's teammate growing up and they then went up to see it. (*Dew one of them had a strong resemblance to our Danish! Aiye! Some afternoon I had!*)They were so happy they bought us a few drinks and had the same thrill we did in seeing the hardware in person. For a hockey fan, there is no greater joy! Being that we got to see it and it was "ours" this year made it all the better! If I could have, I would have picked it up or wrapped myself around it! To have the opportunity to spend so much time with it in such a private setting is definitely a once in a lifetime deal, no doubt about that. I have been quite blessed this year! Posted Image


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Posted 29 June 2003 - 07:47 PM

cograts!!!!!!!!!! that kicks ass
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 07:48 PM

It's pretty wondrous, isn't it? :)

I got to touch it this year too. And I was overwhelmed at seeing it from the distance, let alone going up to it.

My friends thought I was gonna try and run off with it. It wound up being sorta a hug.

I wish everyone the chance to see and touch it. It's art.
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 07:56 PM

wow thats great! The cup really is so amazing to be near. You know what I noticed? The first time got to touch the cup was summer of 99 at the stars season ticket holders cup party and that season the Devils won it in 2000. Well last summer I went up to Toronto and got to touch the cup up there and the devils won this year. I think that every summer I should go search for the cup and touch it so the devils can win it again!
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 08:00 PM

Can we staple ya to Phil Pritchard? ;)
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 08:19 PM

Congrats
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 08:28 PM

That's a great story, Zamode!

I was able to see, touch, and get my picture with it in May and then they won the Cup... definitely made my year too! :D
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 08:43 PM

Lucky you!!
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 08:59 PM

You lucky duck you. I can't believe you didn't try making off with the thing.
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 09:01 PM

WOOHOO congrats Zammie :clap:

Talk about a bonus thrill :D
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 09:17 PM

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Posted 29 June 2003 - 09:36 PM

Wow Zam sounds totally awesome! What a great story!

You go girl!
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 09:37 PM

Congrats... in church today they taught 'envy is bad' but they didn't use this as an example!
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 09:45 PM

Wow...good for you.....I am envious!!!!
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 10:11 PM

I am very, vey jealous.

Zam, you didn't drink any Labatt's from it?
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 11:38 PM

I am jealous! Good for you Zam! :evil:
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 11:49 PM

That rocks Zam! If I had the chance to touch it, I wouldn't. Just too superstitious.
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 11:49 PM

I myself was able to attend a party with "the man". My 2nd favorite picture ever, next to me and my best (and girl) friend ofcourse :D .


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I was a little young back then in 2000 :-D
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Posted 30 June 2003 - 03:45 AM

Hey Zam,

that is sooooooooooo coool! The Hockey Gods are definitely smiling on
you and the Devs this year!

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Posted 30 June 2003 - 06:20 AM

That rocks Zam! If I had the chance to touch it, I wouldn't. Just too superstitious.

Gee Derek, I didn't know you were an NHL player.
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