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Brick Pig

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In Topic: I really am beginning to hate our fans.

12 January 2015 - 01:19 PM

this is another reason why putting the C on him was a mistake from the start... he was already declining, fans were not thrilled about him at all, he's not "on par" lets say with other captains in the league, he couldnt "lead" on the ice or really have an impact.

 

I mean i get that a big block shot or a hit or the way he handles himself are all good things etc etc

 

But putting the C on a guy like that is only gonna expose him even more and the backlash from the fans is inevitable. 

Well, your last sentence is probably true -- fans are naturally going to scrutinize the Captain of their team, no matter what. But the truth is, we don't really have any way to know how effective a leader Sal or anyone else is. Only the people in that locker room know. I'm sure there is some level of consideration given to the public relations impact of which player is wearing the C, but in the end the Captaincy is about leadership in the room, not whether you or I like the guy or not.

 

I don't really read much (or trust much of what I do read) about the behind-the-scenes, inner workings of the team, and I will concede that many of you know more about it than I do. And I will further concede that, like most of you, I don't have any desire to see Sal back in the lineup. He's just not that good any more. But all that said, I have never read about or heard any player speaking of Sal with anything other than the utmost respect, and only they can know whether or not he deserves the C or not. Our feelings about him are irrelevant.

 

And of course, it goes without saying, booing any player during a fan meet & greet event is entirely inappropriate and despicable. Totally off the map.

In Topic: GDT: 12/27/14 - Devils @ Rangers

27 December 2014 - 07:24 PM

Devils feed fixed on FiOS (at least in my area).

In Topic: GDT: 12/9/14 MC Hammer v. MechaGodzilla

10 December 2014 - 10:21 AM

As others have said the shootout sucks, I know it sound like sour grapes after we lose one but honestly they're not.even exciting anymore... It was a nice change for a while but I might just start turning off the games after overtime.

Last night was the first time this season that my wife and I even stayed for the shootout. I'm so tired of it I don't even care if we win it or not. I mean, obviously I want the team win it and get the second point. I'm just saying that I don't care to watch it, even if we happen to win. It's just the same old thing, over and over and over. There's absolutely nothing compelling about it to me any more, win or lose.

In Topic: STH "Fan Council"

08 December 2014 - 11:59 AM

I'll chime in to add to the chorus who appreciate the change in the food this season. My wife and I usually have dinner before we get to the arena, but the few things we have tried this year have been better than last year. And the selection is vastly improved. I've heard a lot of people complaining about the increased prices, and of course I totally understand if people are unhappy about paying more. But as others have said, I don't get how anyone could think the food itself is worse than before.

 

And just as a general comment, I'm really pretty impressed with the new management's efforts to give added value to the STHs via the meet & greets, on-ice photos, etc. I don't personally buy my ticket package because of the extras, and we don't always take advantage of them. But I've always appreciated the effort, and I think it's obvious that the new management has tried to expand those opportunities. (I have several friends who hold Season Tickets for other teams and other sports, and they are consistently amazed at all the extras we get. They get NOTHING other than their tickets.)

 

Thanks to Sundstrom for keeping us informed about this.

In Topic: GDT: Stars. Devils. Thank you, Chico.

24 October 2014 - 02:01 PM

It seems to me like I may have written this on these boards before, but anyway:

 

My wife and I are originally from NC, and every Christmas we go down there to visit for the holidays. A couple years ago when we were waiting for our return flight in Raleigh, Chico and one of the TV production guys were trying to get standby seats on the same plane. We chatted with them for maybe 15 or 20 minutes. Chico was, as everyone always says, just as warm and friendly as he could be. It was like talking with an old friend. (The production guy seemed like a totally regular Joe, too.) We all crossed paths again when we were deboarding in Newark, shook hands, and said goodbye.

 

Flash forward to last season, and I was milling around in the Season Ticket area in Championship Plaza before one of our games when I turned around and found myself face-to-face with him. I shook his hand and said, "I don't know if you remember, but we met in airport..." and he chimed right in and said, "...in Raleigh, yeah, you and your wife! Good to see you again!"

 

I realize our encounter in Raleigh probably lasted longer than most of his interaction with fans, but he obviously must meet an awful lot of people. I was pretty amazed that he remembered me.