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#1 Devil Dan 56

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 09:34 AM

15 years ago tonight, the arena in the swamp erupted, the little team that couldn't finally did, and the Mickey Mouse Organization was officially gone...

Go ahead, take some time to enjoy every second of it.



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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:14 AM

What a party it was in that arena. No stress, no worries, just joy as we watched the time tick away in the third.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:22 AM

Ah I remembering getting all choked up that day...I never thought the Devs would win one in my lifetime & they gave us 3.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:31 AM

Man it's amazing what was allowed in those days. That hook by Detroit at 2:35 would have been the easiest call of the year for officials these days.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:40 AM

Man it's amazing what was allowed in those days. That hook by Detroit at 2:35 would have been the easiest call of the year for officials these days.


That's how I always feel when I watch pre-lockout hockey. So much hooking and holding...mission accomplished by the league I guess
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:47 AM

That's how I always feel when I watch pre-lockout hockey. So much hooking and holding...mission accomplished by the league I guess

I'm probably one of the few that preferred it the old way. Seemed to be a lot more emotion back then as well.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:49 AM

15 years ago tonight, I was at Continental Arena, maybe it was called Brendon Byrne Arena, can't remember anyway I was with my youngest son then 31 years old. We hadn't missed a game during the regular season and the playoffs that year and here we were to see the sweep by the Devils over the Octopus Red Wings. Who would have thought. How exciting being at a Stanley Cup final game and your team wins. We have repeated the same in next two Devils cup wins. Very thrilling to be at. Even the parade in the parking lot. Fond memories.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:55 AM

15 years ago tonight, I was at Continental Arena, maybe it was called Brendon Byrne Arena, can't remember anyway I was with my youngest son then 31 years old


How f'ing old are you? I know i'm one of the "older" regulars here (which at 36, makes me feel REALLY old), but maybe we should start calling you "Gramps" :P
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:55 AM

I was 16, and paid a pretty penny to have someone drop me off at the Sheridan to pick up my ticket (no stubhub back then). I remember thinking that I wasted my money when the Wings went up 2-1. Absolutely amazing. I'm surprised they don't play the clip of Peluso crying on the SC Playoff commercials.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:00 AM

I'll never admit to how much i paid for my ticket in section 110, but as a college student i know i ate Ramen noodles and PB & J for a bit.....
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:14 AM

I was 7...and the Devils were the first team I rooted for to win any sort of championship.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:20 AM

I was 5, and my friend's dad had just introduced me to hockey..good times..good times
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:55 AM

15 years ago tonight, I was 21 and performing in a drum and bugle corps competition in Waterbury, CT. Of the 5 groups competing, 4 were from New Jersey. After the competition ended, there were pockets of people all over the parking lot, huddled around cars listening to the game. I remember when the Devils scored the 5th goal, the lot erupted as if we were inside the arena. Then as the clock counted down to zero, I was on a borrowed cell phone to my brother at home. He described every bit of the ceremony to me while a massive party reveled deep into the night. It was about 2am, when the Waterbury cops finally showed up, wondering why this sliver of Connecticut was annexed by hockey fans from the Garden State.

An amazing experience that I'll never ever forget.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 12:04 PM

and the Mickey Mouse Organization was officially gone...


Unless you're a beat writer for the Devils :lol:

Oh ya, I also got offered my first beer at the game by the guy sitting next to us. I was 15 at the time, a little too young to figure out my Dad probably wouldn't have cared if I had said yes to just 1.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 12:08 PM

cuteness -- even if hockey should never be played in June - lockout/strike or not!

You knwo if this was there only Cup it would always be "*"d :puke:

man - THEIR... I suck...

Edited by Pepperkorn, 24 June 2010 - 12:08 PM.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 12:08 PM

Oh yeah...15 years ago. I remember the day quite fondly. So much anticipation...so much happiness...such a feeling of "wow, never thought I'd see this". So much celebration. My 25th birthday!

Thankfully, I spent it and Game 3 at the Meadowlands. What I wouldn't give to get another crack at a moment like that...one of my best memories.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 12:18 PM

i was 10 at the time. i remember after we won, my mom had the radio on and wplj dedicated queen's "we are the champions" to the new jersey devils. even at 10, the song made me cry. i'm such a baby - i've teared up for each cup we've won since lulz.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 12:28 PM

Oh yeah...15 years ago. I remember the day quite fondly. So much anticipation...so much happiness...such a feeling of "wow, never thought I'd see this". So much celebration. My 25th birthday!

Thankfully, I spent it and Game 3 at the Meadowlands. What I wouldn't give to get another crack at a moment like that...one of my best memories.


That means ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 12:31 PM

I was crying like Mike Peluso in the stands. And not ashamed to admit it.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 12:33 PM

yes I remember it fondly - I just left my weird Keanu-alike Israeli pilot at the airport and saw the Post and thought...

"New Jersey has a hockey team?" :unsure:


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