While this might not be the most popular idea after what has transpired over the past year, but there were still a ton of great moments that came from Jamie that are worth celebrating. It was only a short time ago that Jamie was one of the most respected players on this team by the fans, and it seems like no matter what we thought, he still was very respected by his teammates. Once again, we don't know what happened behind the scenes or in his personal life over the past year, so it is hard to judge. Maybe Jamie would have done it all differently if he had the chance. Anyway, let's get back to the good stuff and keep this thread positive. There were some good times...really good times.
My favourite moments:
2003 playoffs. 11 goals and really stepped up in the first 3 rounds when Elias and Gomez were nowhere to be found. Kept this team alive in game 7 against Ottawa with 2 goals.
2008-2009 season. It was a really fun regular season partly due to the ZZ Pop line. It was exciting every time these guys got on the ice. You thought something could happen. Then in the playoffs, missing just 3 games due to arthroscopic knee surgery and scoring in game 7.
Edited by devilsrule33, 07 January 2011 - 12:17 PM.
"The Stanley Cup has fallen from the Stars. The new millennium has its first Stanley Cup Champion, and it's the New Jersey Devils." Mike Miller calling the Devils winning the Stanley Cup.
"It goes to the captain and then there are handoffs during a skate around the ice" Mike Emrick as Scott Stevens is being presented the Stanley Cup.
I remember that 2001-2002 season very well. I was thrilled when we got Jamie. For nearly 10 years, he has been a great player for the Devils.. and an all around nice guy. ....thanks for the memories Langs. You'll be missed.
"..with 5 Stanley Cup Finals appearances, in a span of 17 years.. they've set the gold standard of how an organization should be run" -Brian Duff
I was in favor of trading him because his time had passed and I didn't like him all that much as captain, but he was a true Devil for a long, long time. I'll always remember him coming back from knee surgery to score in Game 7 in 2009, and of course the 2003 playoffs.
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I didn't want to move him at all. I did want him to snap out of it - but I understood always. Totally relate in lots of ways too.
I'm glad Lou did right by him in the end and hope it all turns out for the best. I just wish it hadn't been at such a big cost to the team. I'd have said Fine fvck YOU THEN -- I'll tell your buddy you dicked him over Joey OK? Byng this dyknotch.
Sorry Niewy25 - I gotta vent
I'mhere for the party - (this is Pittsburgh, yeah?)
Besides all those great moments on the ice, I will really miss the "How well do you know Jamie Langenbrunner" contest. I won a lot of great stuff; sweatshirts, t-shirts, wallpapers for my phone and my favorite the ring tone which I used for my daughter, the big Devs fan. (People used to think her name was Jamie because I used to say coming Jamie when it rang.) No more will I hear, "This is Jamie Langenbrunner of the New Jersey Devils pick up your phone." Thanks for the memories Jamie
well, at least he got to go where he wanted. I never bought into the whole "Captain Crankypants" BS. Unless we hear actual transcripts of things Jamie said about Jacques, or know if anything was going on personally, we don't know why he played the way he did. I'm sure the benching just before the playoffs would be enough to piss any player off. While I still think it would have been better to deal Rolston or Arnott, doesn't look like anyone wanted them, I just never like the idea of trading a captain. an alternate, maybe, but if you hold him in high enough regard to be the captain, it should at least show that you wouldn't trade him.
Jamie Langenbrunner was a devils a true one. But is time as gone... Beside that i will always remember beeing a the bell center when the devils came back of 3 -0 against the habs! i saw jamie score the big goal a the end! Thank you very much JAMIE LANGENBRUNNER ill always remember you as a true warrior and as a winner who score big goal a the right time. Hope you will help dallas to pass the first round