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#1 trailblazer

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:17 PM

I really like the direction Vanderbeek is taking this franchise.

Two comments that stick out to me:

One fan query involved the Devils' chances of hosting an All-Star Game or participating in a Winter Classic. Said Vanderbeek: “We will absolutely get both.”

The completion of the Marriott would help pave the way for an All-Star Weekend at Prudential Center, which Vanderbeek said the Devils have been promised. As for the Winter Classic: “It’s just a matter of time. The Winter Classic will be in the Tri-State area, and it will not be in the Tri-State area without the Devils participating.”

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:12 AM

The all star game? great! the winter classic? we'll only get it if we play the ranjerks or (maybe) philly, especially if Bettman gets his way. He'll be pissed when he loses the Kovy war and will be looking for payback
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:18 AM

I really like the direction Vanderbeek is taking this franchise.

Two comments that stick out to me:

One fan query involved the Devils' chances of hosting an All-Star Game or participating in a Winter Classic. Said Vanderbeek: “We will absolutely get both.”

The completion of the Marriott would help pave the way for an All-Star Weekend at Prudential Center, which Vanderbeek said the Devils have been promised. As for the Winter Classic: “It’s just a matter of time. The Winter Classic will be in the Tri-State area, and it will not be in the Tri-State area without the Devils participating.”


an all-star game would be great to have in nj. nj should be seriously considered especially since we will be hosting a super bowl
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 08:01 AM

The all star game? great! the winter classic? we'll only get it if we play the ranjerks or (maybe) philly, especially if Bettman gets his way. He'll be pissed when he loses the Kovy war and will be looking for payback



It's not like NBC and the sponsors have any say in who plays in the outdoor classic right? It's always about the black helicopters, while ignoring that the Devils just don't have the national draw of the Rags or Flyers.
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 08:50 AM

We should have a poll "Who would you want to play in the winter classic"
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:16 AM

Devils vs. Rangers at Yankee Stadium. It's only a matter of time.

And I'm kinda hoping the All-Star Game is held off on until Triangle Park gets done.
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:24 AM

I admire his ambition, but:

There is no way NBC agrees to have a non-media market team like the Devils in the Winter Classic, nor would they schedule a game that appeals only to the NY market.

More likely it will be Rangers vs Boston, Philly, Chicago, Detroit, Minny, or even LA.
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:44 AM

Manta,

I think what you would see is two games on the day one East Coast and one west coast. I could defintely see a Devils vs. Rangers or Philly. Personally I think they could go lots of different ways with it, just a matter of what draw they think they could get for both TV and in the stands.
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:50 AM

Devils vs. Rangers at Yankee Stadium. It's only a matter of time.

And I'm kinda hoping the All-Star Game is held off on until Triangle Park gets done.


They have to wait for that hotel to be done, too. I can see the Devils getting an All-Star game, but I'm thinking it won't be for another 4-5 years. I mean hell, we haven't had one in 26 years. We are due.
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:51 AM

2008 WC - 2.6/5
2009 WC - 2.9/6 (4.4M avg viewers)
2010 WC - 2.6/?

The Devils and Rangers have a legitimate rivalry (see 2009 WC).

No reason, especially if Avery and Brodeur are still playing, that we can't be in it.

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Brodeur v Lundqvist
Brodeur v Avery
Kovalchuk v Avery
Kovalchuk v Gaborik
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:55 AM

If Kovy's contract is upheld, NBC almost has to have the Devils in the WC before Brodeur retires. Especially if Kovy kicks his game up a notch and seriously challenges for the league's scoring title. If NBC can't market a Devils team with Brodeur, Elias, Parise, and Kovalchuk for the freakin' Winter Classic, they need to get out of the sports business forever.
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:01 AM

ok -- not to be all Mogilny on you all -- but this thread reeks of self-gratification - not that there's anything wrong with that.

Vanderbeek is talking out of his ass. His money isn't that well spoken in chorus with all the other owners :evil:
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:09 AM

They have to wait for that hotel to be done, too. I can see the Devils getting an All-Star game, but I'm thinking it won't be for another 4-5 years. I mean hell, we haven't had one in 26 years. We are due.


For some reason, I was under the impression the hotel was already under construction. :doh1: Yeah, the hotel is the most important thing.
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:16 AM

2008 WC - 2.6/5
2009 WC - 2.9/6 (4.4M avg viewers)
2010 WC - 2.6/?

The Devils and Rangers have a legitimate rivalry (see 2009 WC).

No reason, especially if Avery and Brodeur are still playing, that we can't be in it.

Devils-Rangers
New Jersey v New York
Brodeur v Lundqvist
Brodeur v Avery
Kovalchuk v Avery
Kovalchuk v Gaborik
Zach Parise

5 playoff series worth of history the last 20 years


Why did you have to remind us?
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:16 AM

2008 WC - 2.6/5
2009 WC - 2.9/6 (4.4M avg viewers)
2010 WC - 2.6/?

The Devils and Rangers have a legitimate rivalry (see 2009 WC).

No reason, especially if Avery and Brodeur are still playing, that we can't be in it.

Devils-Rangers
New Jersey v New York
Brodeur v Lundqvist
Brodeur v Avery
Kovalchuk v Avery
Kovalchuk v Gaborik
Zach Parise

5 playoff series worth of history the last 20 years


I can't wait for the NBC Promos full of Matteau goals.
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:24 AM

If Kovy's contract is upheld, NBC almost has to have the Devils in the WC before Brodeur retires. Especially if Kovy kicks his game up a notch and seriously challenges for the league's scoring title. If NBC can't market a Devils team with Brodeur, Elias, Parise, and Kovalchuk for the freakin' Winter Classic, they need to get out of the sports business forever.



Kovy is insignificant and makes no difference. Brodeur is a bigger draw, but the fact remains New Jersey is NOT a media market, you will see Buffalo in another WC before you see the Devils or the Sharks for that matter. Its a media market/ratings decision.
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:27 AM

Buffalo v X

is a greater TV draw than

Devils v Rangers?

You have a KNOWN quantity here.

Pittsburgh v Buffalo was a crapshoot and people put it up there as one of the most memorable post-lockout moments BECAUSE IT WAS SNOWING.

the game was boring...hell 2 out of the 3 were awful hockey games.

if Devils v Rangers WC couldnt surpass a 2.6, neither should be on NBC ever.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:38 AM

I think I would drop a FORTUNE to be at a devils WC game. That'd just be an amazing experience.

And yeah, I mean, it'd have to happen before brodeur retires.

Edited by Devsfan118, 29 July 2010 - 10:40 AM.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:00 AM

Buffalo v X

is a greater TV draw than

Devils v Rangers?

You have a KNOWN quantity here.

Pittsburgh v Buffalo was a crapshoot and people put it up there as one of the most memorable post-lockout moments BECAUSE IT WAS SNOWING.

the game was boring...hell 2 out of the 3 were awful hockey games.

if Devils v Rangers WC couldnt surpass a 2.6, neither should be on NBC ever.


Even in the NY Metro area Devils/Rangers is not even a top sports story. Its a know quantity to a small audience.

NBC is not going to risk damaging the WC franchise to a non-media market team like NJ-Anaheim-San Jose.

They will try to draw from the greatest potential pool of sports viewers
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#20 MantaRay

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:00 AM

Buffalo v X

is a greater TV draw than

Devils v Rangers?

You have a KNOWN quantity here.

Pittsburgh v Buffalo was a crapshoot and people put it up there as one of the most memorable post-lockout moments BECAUSE IT WAS SNOWING.

the game was boring...hell 2 out of the 3 were awful hockey games.

if Devils v Rangers WC couldnt surpass a 2.6, neither should be on NBC ever.


Even in the NY Metro area Devils/Rangers is not even a top sports story. Its a know quantity to a small audience.

NBC is not going to risk damaging the WC franchise to a non-media market team like NJ-Anaheim-San Jose.

They will try to draw from the greatest potential pool of sports viewers
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