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HellOnICE

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In Topic: I hope the Devils never do what the Red Sox did

29 September 2014 - 10:10 AM

And sometimes you have to remember the players are bigger than the teams too. It's an appreciation for the entertainment and effort these guys put on the ball field/ice they are showing appreciation. Jeter lost to the Sox as well - many times, and never pouted, smashed Boston fans, etc. He lost with class and won with class.

 

Lundqvist will retire one day and probably with the NYR, and if he plays another 8 years and somehow wins a Cup or two (god hope not) and did a farewell tour (again hockey doesn't do it) - but if he did and the Devils recognized him in some fashion during the last tv timeout thanking him for years of contribution to the rivalry and service to hockey while making a donation to a charity - by all means - I'd stand and cheer. Things are bigger than the game. These are people. Henrik by all measures is pretty much all class, hard working and passionate. He leaves it out all on the ice. I can appreciate that. It's stupid hockey logos on jerseys we root for, but the players who do it are bigger.


This guy is waving Hi to that:

 

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You mised my point. I meant when players come back with another team and play against the Devils for the first time.


even Holik's first game back against the Devils with the Rangers - there should've been some acknowledgment of the service he gave to Devils hockey. Same for Gomez, Parise, Gionta, Madden, Niedermayer, Arnott, and so on....these guys won Cups here and when they returned to NJ as players on other teams for the first time, the Devils couldn't be bothered to say "thanks".

In Topic: I hope the Devils never do what the Red Sox did

29 September 2014 - 10:04 AM

Couldn't disagree more.

 

There are moments BIGGER than a stupid rivalry. If a truly great was honored by the Devils in a farewell tour, I'd give them a great send off.

 

Hockey players rarely do farewell tours though. Teemu did it, but didn't get the fanfare Jeter did. Baseball is different though.

 

The Devils barely do that with players who have come back after signing elsewhere and I've always hated that. I'd be happy with honoring players when they come back who were important to the team, i.e. Parise, Niedermayer, Gionta, etc. It's sad, and it shows Lou doesn't concern himself with the history of the game and how it important it is to the game and fans. It is contradictory to everything else Lou talks about in terms of respect and doing things the right way. They've been on the wrong side of this for years.

In Topic: 2014-2015 Around the league thread

24 September 2014 - 01:14 PM

Stepana dn Staal out with broken legs. Our division....

In Topic: 2014 Training Camp Thread

21 September 2014 - 03:17 PM

Praticing is one thing Tri. You really can't see the Devils keep seeing Clowe on ice until the roster issues solved?


Also it depends on if he plays preaseason games.

In Topic: 2014 Training Camp Thread

21 September 2014 - 02:41 PM

I think we'll see something like this opening night:

 

Cammy-Zajac-Jagr

Zubrus-Elias-Havlat

Henrique-Gomez-Ryder

Bernier-Gionta-Ruutu

Josefson

 

Guys hanging around team unsigned: Carter, Tootoo

 

IR Clowe

 

Sal-Zid

Larsson-Gelinas

Greene-Merrill

Harrold-Komisarek

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