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JWomp

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#1237401 Devils/Prudential Center Making 'Huge' Announcement Tomorrow a

Posted by JWomp on 09 January 2014 - 09:43 PM

I cant comprehend how people are mad/upset about this

 

Probably because the Devils touted this as a "huge" announcement, so fans were expecting something big and exciting, and to be honest this isn't very big or very exciting from a fan perspective.

 

It's great to see the team get sponsorship money, but to build up so much hype for an announcement that has little to no actual benefit for the fans is annoying. I know that Harris and O'Neill need to build a lot of buzz for PartyPoker in order to warrant whatever ridiculous sum of money they're being paid, but toying with the fans and dangling a "huge announcement" in front of them only to let them down with a boring corporate sponsorship announcement is pretty lame.

 

Where was the press conference when Ford bought their board and ice ads? Or when PNC Bank signed on? There wasn't one, because the fans don't give a sh!t and there's no need for a press conference for a sponsorship. But because PartyPoker is a gigantic company that is going to be pumping a boatload of cash into the organization, Harris and O'Neill have to kiss their ass and generate attention for the PartyPoker brand.

 

I'm thrilled the Devils have new, financially-stable, business-savvy owners who are trying their best to make sure the team has the money it needs...but I'm not a fan of the way this whole thing was handled.

 

Would it have killed them to say, "The Devils are proud to unveil a HUGE new sponsorship deal this Thursday! Stay tuned for details...we're not bluffing when we say we're going all-in!" instead of "We aren’t bluffing when we say there’s a huge announcement coming from the #NJDevils and Prudential Center tomorrow at 4 p.m.! What do you think the big news is?"

 

That's just misleading and playing with the fans' emotions all for nothing. Asking them to guess what the big news is? Come on, this is not big news for the average fan. 


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#1193782 Brodeur on the cover of NHL14 !!!

Posted by JWomp on 31 May 2013 - 10:58 AM

I still find it a little hard to believe that Marty beat a Maple Leaf and Datsyuk (during his teams stint in the playoffs).. I think the voting is a bit fixed, and that they wanted Marty on the cover for what could be his final season

Also can't see them letting a bunch of fans choose a 1 year starting goalie over the goaltending legend of our generation for their cover. It's the face of their brand. I think voting is just for marketing and to be honest it's working very well

But I ain't complaining.. This will be awesome.. I hope they have posters at GameStop so I can buy one from the store manager

 

People love Marty. He didn't get the respect he deserved during his prime, but he is definitely getting it now. I don't think the voting is rigged at all...I just think Devils fans and Marty supporters pulled together really well to force some upsets. Wings fans were too busy with the playoffs to waste their time running "Vote Datsyuk" campaigns.


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#1178075 3/13 Flyers Tickets

Posted by JWomp on 13 March 2013 - 01:00 PM

Wow it just speaks volumes when a nationally televised game against a bitter rival needs to have these promotions.

 

To be fair, the club seats are priced insanely high...it's not surprising they don't sell at a face value of over $250. Is it a great experience? Do I love sitting there? Yes to both, but no way it's worth $250+ per ticket. Personally, I'm just glad the team has decided to make sure those sections are full (which should create a nice environment in the stadium and will look good on TV) rather than letting those tickets go to waste.


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#1171737 How success kills good teams (and why S. Gionta needs benching)

Posted by JWomp on 17 February 2013 - 01:44 PM

Well I'm glad you're not our GM, because Gionta is one of the hardest working players on the team and he definitely deserves to be here.


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#1161366 Rumor from Russian hockey writer: Kovy considering staying in KHL

Posted by JWomp on 09 January 2013 - 11:10 AM

You guys are totally over-reacting, in my opinion. In all likelihood, Kovalchuk isn't trying to make a statement about money or the Olympics, he isn't pissed about the terms of the new CBA, and he is not mad about his NHL salary being smaller because of the lockout....he just wants to play some more hockey.

Chances are that he simply wants to do all he can for his KHL team (he's the captain, after all) and put on a show for the fans at the All-Star Game before he leaves. The CBA isn't ratified, so why bother coming back to the US until he needs to? Kovy is a hero in Russia and it's because he cares about his country, his teammates, and his fans. He's not the type of guy to bail on a team, which is why he hasn't bailed on SKA yet, and which is also why he will be back in New Jersey after the KHL All-Star Game to play for the Devils.
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#1114150 We can beat the Flyers

Posted by JWomp on 29 April 2012 - 06:13 PM

Ive never understood people who pick against their own team.


As far as I'm concerned, if you're a fan of a team, you should pick them because you believe they'll find a way to win, even if you think they might be over-matched.


Are you kidding me? Give me a break. When I predict the Devils are going to lose a series, I'm not rooting against them - I'm just being realistic, and there's nothing wrong with that. The Flyers are a strong team, and even though I would love nothing more than for the Devils to win, I don't see it happening. Does that make me a bad fan? Not at all. I'll still be watching every second of every game rooting the Devils on. Blindly picking your team to win even when they are outmatched doesn't make you any better than those of us who predict the Flyers will win the series.
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#1102526 Hedberg Game Used Stick

Posted by JWomp on 27 March 2012 - 11:35 PM

I'm looking to sell my extra Johan Hedberg stick (purchased directly from the Devils at their 2011 equipment sale).

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I am asking $100. Shipping should be around $15, or I can meet before or after the April 7 game.

Feel free to message me with questions or if you would like to buy the stick.

Thanks,

Jordan
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#1061956 KR-AV Jersey Auction anyone get one?

Posted by JWomp on 05 November 2011 - 10:42 AM

I picked up one up was wondering if anyone else got one? Good to know the $$$ goes to the families that lost loved ones.


None for me! I kept an eye on a few but they went a bit out of my budget.

Who did you get?
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#983451 Devils rule on facial hair

Posted by JWomp on 23 January 2011 - 04:39 PM

I've been noticing a few of our players with considerable stubble and facial hair lately. What happened to Lou's rule? Is he more relaxed about it now or are the players sticking it to him?
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#983008 PL3 Has Broken Hand

Posted by JWomp on 22 January 2011 - 01:22 PM

we miss havign an enforcer. Rangers and Flyers both have one and they are ahead of the standings.


Yes, having an enforcer is obviously why they are ahead of us :rolleyes:
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#982120 Remember the Retro Night Jerseys from 3/17/2010?

Posted by JWomp on 19 January 2011 - 11:25 PM

Whos jersey will soon be in your possession?


I was able to get the Colin White, thanks to a friend who was higher on the list and bought it for me. I am very happy, because I try to focus my collection around guys on our '03 Cup team and White was a player I had been wanting to get anyway, so picking up his retro killed two birds with one stone for my collection!

ok - when i called, they said they had no information on it at the time and that i could "start" a waiting list and would be contacted.

i also recall reading that they wore 3 jerseys in that game - on each period for the purpose of auction/sale.


I believe the original plan was to wear a different jersey each period (like Opening Night at the Rock), but something went wrong and the Devils only got enough jerseys for one set.

I have a feeling that this year, the jerseys will be auctioned. Whether it is one set that is auctioned, or three sets where one is auctioned, one is sold, etc, like the Winter Classic, will be interesting to see. But auction is my gut feeling. I could be wrong, of course, because MeiGray surprised me by selling the '10 retros instead of sending them to auction, where they would have probably made more money. It was a great gesture on their part to sell to the request list.
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#981423 Devils Alumni Charity Games

Posted by JWomp on 18 January 2011 - 12:07 AM

Yup, that's him...an Emergency Backup Goalie for the ECHL Trenton Devils....signing New Jersey Devils jerseys....

:puke:


Hey, he was in training camp this year, in a Devils jersey.
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#960783 NJ Devils GIANT Puck signed by 14 member of 93-94 team

Posted by JWomp on 26 November 2010 - 02:22 PM

$350 for a puck??

What do you mean by giant? Do you have photos or a measurement?
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#956210 Free Tickets 11/12 Vs. Edmonton

Posted by JWomp on 14 November 2010 - 07:48 PM

:pray:

I would love to see Phoenix. I think they are a solid team and they are going to be a force to be recoded with in the next few seasons.


A force to be recoded with?
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#912647 NHL 10 PS3 Online League

Posted by JWomp on 25 July 2010 - 06:08 PM

I'm "jwomp" on Xbox.
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