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#1 thelastonealive

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 03:38 PM

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"No, I was too young," Leblond said. "I've seen the team pictures here. I always thought it was good."

So does Andrew Peters.

"Awesome. I think they're really cool. It will be neat to see," Peters said after practice. "I love when teams do retro. They should bring back the Winnipeg Jets jerseys in Phoenix and the Minnesota North Stars. Carolina should wear the Hartford Whalers jerseys and the Cooperalls.

"It reminds me of when you were a kid. If they went full retro, I'd go with no helmet and a mustache. Take all the labels off the boards. No music, just organ. Have a total throwback night."


That was the first time I laughed because of Andrew Peters in ages, rather than shaking my head. Well played, Andrew.

Mark Fraser is among those who feel using the original colors just once "keeps it special." General manager Lou Lamoriello told me he would consider using retro jerseys once a season, but no more.


Lou's going soft. :lol:
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 03:41 PM

Yeah but Lou's a superstitious freak...if we ever lost this game in the throwbacks after going five for five against the Pens this year, those babies are going back in the closet for good, or at least as long as he's around.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 03:52 PM

Yeah but Lou's a superstitious freak...if we ever lost this game in the throwbacks after going five for five against the Pens this year, those babies are going back in the closet for good, or at least as long as he's around.


i'd be surprised if lou even shows up to the game. he'll probably be at the bottom of a bottle somewhere, lamenting the use of the jerseys. :(
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 03:59 PM

Yeah but Lou's a superstitious freak...if we ever lost this game in the throwbacks after going five for five against the Pens this year, those babies are going back in the closet for good, or at least as long as he's around.



yeah one of the reasons i've always been 50-50 about lou. the lack of 3rd jerseys and the fact we actually have a numbering system? i guess tradition is important, but that's limiting things a little much. and how do we get people like Richer, Mogilny and Gilmour and they're allowed to break the numbering system?
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:31 PM

I love Peters comments, he plays it old school.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:41 PM

I really cannot hate on Andrew Peters at all.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:41 PM

love the fact that we're the only team besides detroit that doesn't have a 3rd jersey (if you don't count the winter classic). i like honoring the green too even though i don't like them, retro is cool...even if it honors the dark days of losing a lot.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:58 PM

Honors all our foundation players who set this franchise up and had to take the losses. Go Duke Blue Devils. Go NJ Green Devils!!
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 06:32 PM

Speaking of Lou and his numbering system etc, I was wondering if there's some kind of a rule that you can't have a beard in Devils? I mean, now that Gionta is no longer a Devil he has that beard and Oduya's been rocking that thick facial hair in Atlanta as well. I know this is weird, but I was just wondering :D
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 06:35 PM

Speaking of Lou and his numbering system etc, I was wondering if there's some kind of a rule that you can't have a beard in Devils? I mean, now that Gionta is no longer a Devil he has that beard and Oduya's been rocking that thick facial hair in Atlanta as well. I know this is weird, but I was just wondering :D


NO facial hair policy, just like the Yanks....
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 06:38 PM

I wish they brought back the red and green for good but I guess I'd settle for them as a 3rd jersey.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 06:41 PM

The red and green permanently would be a terrible move. I would like to see it 2-3 times a year....maybe Sunday games and St. Patty's day
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 07:53 PM

Well it didn't really generate the hype they expected when it was advertised as a "one time only" thing.. Not to mention that we won't always have 3/17 home game
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 08:38 PM

No 3rd jersey for the devils.
I love that we are fans of an organization building a real fundamental tradition. No gimmicks, no BS, just winning & hard work.
This is a great limited event.
If (when) the Devs have another St. Patty's game, do it again. Until then, nah.................
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:28 PM

bah.... the only throwback i want out there is stevens...
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:30 PM

Well it didn't really generate the hype they expected when it was advertised as a "one time only" thing.. Not to mention that we won't always have 3/17 home game


I'mm not so sure that's true. The Devils can arrange that if Lou pressures the league.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:18 PM

I'mm not so sure that's true. The Devils can arrange that if Lou pressures the league.


I think next year's a definite no, though. The Rock is hosting opening round NCAA tournament games next year, I don't see how a Devils game can squeeze in too.

That said, if not for that, it's definitely possible. The Stars always play at home on New Year's Eve...I'm reasonably certain the Isles always play a matinee on Martin Luther King day...so it's possible to do, but next year seems unlikely because the the Prudential Center's schedule.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:19 PM

yeah one of the reasons i've always been 50-50 about lou. the lack of 3rd jerseys and the fact we actually have a numbering system? i guess tradition is important, but that's limiting things a little much. and how do we get people like Richer, Mogilny and Gilmour and they're allowed to break the numbering system?


They had long been established wearing their numbers before they came here, so Lou made exceptions. He actually wanted Gilmour to take #9 I believe.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:29 PM

i'd be surprised if lou even shows up to the game. he'll probably be at the bottom of a bottle somewhere, lamenting the use of the jerseys. :(



Nah, Lou's not one to imbibe... he'll probably be catching the action at Panera while enjoying a flat-bread turkey wrap and an iced tea. :P

I love Peters comments, he plays it old school.



Totally down with the Peters comments. The league should look into one big throwback night. That would be insanely awesome.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:50 PM

I think next year's a definite no, though. The Rock is hosting opening round NCAA tournament games next year, I don't see how a Devils game can squeeze in too.


Unless they move St. Patty's day back a week, it won't be a problem. The Rock is hosting the East Regional games (sweet 16/elite 8), not the opening round, on March 25 and 27
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