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#41 Section21

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 02:12 PM

They certainly didn't make much on concessions. When we got up after the first period all the concessions where already shut down.
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 03:21 PM

Oh, of course. Because when I bought the tickets back in September and shelled out 500 bucks or so for the whole thing, I fully expected one of the worst blizzards to hit our area in recorded history and that the Devils would basically take a laissez-faire approach to running the arena/game and giving a you know what about the fans. The whole atmosphere was lackadaisacal. Security and help was really in short supply at the arena. And they didnt even advise of fan-related concern or promotional stuff until after the game. Poor job yet again by the Devils. But they did play the Devils Army commercial about fifty times by the end of the 1st period.

When it's your money on the line, you would feel different and I don't like you preaching from your pulpit out there in LA. Lou blew this one and he's lucky no one got killed. He's not alone. Bloomberg is lucky he can't run for Mayor again and Christie and his Lt. Governor have a lot of questions to answer.

I feel for you if you felt that you were going to lose your ticket investment $$$.
But understand the situation.
Lou has no say in calling the game - its Bettman and the NHL's call.
Secondly, I am sure that if you speak to Chris Mo. or someone else in marketing I am sure they would have worked something out for you (especially in these troublesome times for the org.).

Thirdly, regarding the "preaching". I'm going to be frank regarding much that I've read here in the last few months. I believe now that some in this fanbase need a good sermon. There are others here (namely HOI and maxpower) reaming the fanbase up and down, post upon post, for being spoiled brats and pussies. But, because my avatar says "LA" I'm not allowed to voice an opinion. Step off. I was in NYC for the blizzard, I grew up in the area, I remember when it WAS a badge of honor (334) to be part of the few who toiled out to a game. I spend an ample amount of $$$ on this team and would easily be a STH if I lived there. So fvck off, your fanbase is my fanbase regardless of geographic area.

So get off your NJ high horse, buy some season tickets, and stop looking for Lou Lams to solve all of your problems.

Folks don't have to blindly agree that players like MB have earned a blank check - he is sucking - but the lack of RESPECT for the players, builders, and management who PUT NJ on the map for the last 15 years is well apparent on this board. You are owed nothing - you've been paid - tenfold.

You want to blame someone - blame Bettman and Co. for not making an executive decision on canceling your game.
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 03:39 PM

While I won't second guess the call to postpone, that was an insane storm! We left after the second period. We knew the buses where shut down so we walked through Gateway to get the light rail to Broad st. The light rail trains to broad street all got stuck in the snow. They had us (big crowd on the platform) all get on a train that went underground to Military Park and told us to walk down Broad Street to the station. Easily a 40+mph head wind, zero visibility, and deep snow that was hard to walk in.

Not an experience I would want to repeat. There where families with kids, older people etc. It was really crazy.

Couldn't just transfer at Secaucus for one night instead?

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Edited by Marv4Life, 29 December 2010 - 03:40 PM.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 04:16 PM

Guess there will be no more "334" clubs. :whistling:

I shudder to think of the kind of storm (assuming no cancellation) that it would take for this to happen again.
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 04:36 PM

I shudder to think of the kind of storm (assuming no cancellation) that it would take for this to happen again.


If were still at the Meadowlands on Sunday it probably would have been close to 334 again.
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 04:44 PM

It took my friend 10 hours to get home from the game and he lives in Colonia and takes the train. He coulda got home faster with a dog sled. ;)
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 05:06 PM

I got home relatively easily, but I live in New Mexico so, you know. :boogie:
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 03:18 AM

It took my friend 10 hours to get home from the game and he lives in Colonia and takes the train. He coulda got home faster with a dog sled. ;)


A buddy of mine told me it took him the same amount of time to make it home. I'm so glad I decided not to go, I would have never made it home.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 03:58 PM

A buddy of mine told me it took him the same amount of time to make it home. I'm so glad I decided not to go, I would have never made it home.


Another friend who lives here in west NJ took 10 hours and his wife took 7 hours to get home. They had 2 cars since they started out from different places.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 05:29 PM

Never gotten off of work for the weather, and they've had to pull a few bodies from ditches in Cleveland in the meantime.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 07:40 PM

adverse situations and events are what make life great!
Watching an NHL game in a near empty arena where you can here the players chatter and cursing,
while a crazy Blizzard is raging... this is fantastic!

who wants to drone through life coddled and desensitized to the world and nature?
if i lived in North Jersey would have definitley made it to that one!

congrats to you peeps who did! AWESOME!
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