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In Topic: Quebec Nordiques Fan Group invading Prudential Center

30 March 2011 - 01:05 PM

I hope you guys have a good experience here, i really do. The beer prices depend on what you get. If it is like coors or bud its $8 or $8.50, the imported beer is more i believe. Its a shame your crowd is so massive, otherwise we can show you some Devils hospitality and bring you guys on a tour of the Newark pubs...

I have seen a report on TV one day talking about Prudential. Martin was showing what's special about that arean. I heard about fire and ice bar? Is it still the case?

The majority of people getting there will make their way back right after the game onboard 30+ buses. But my friends and I will stay overnight to enjoy ourselves in NYC!

I have no problem going out after with Americans, as long as they can follow us :cheers:

Cheers mate

In Topic: Quebec Nordiques Fan Group invading Prudential Center

30 March 2011 - 12:21 PM

I agree with the great majority of your posts, but this is silly. Phoenix and Atlanta are the prizes, and possibly one Canadain city may get one of those teams. It seems like for the last 2 years that projected city has been Winnipeg. Quebec finally has some money and a potential owner and the green light for a new stadium. If I were one of them, I'd be jonesing so bad for live hockey at the NHL level I'd be able to taste it - seeing stories in the news every day about where the stadium would go, etc, just making the enthusiasm bigger every day. Remember the daily nonsense we had all summer with Kovy, the 600+ page thread with Ninja girls and the rest? Times that by 1000x, because it's not one good guy it's a whole freaking team in a place that lost their team for every reason other than fan loyalty and fervor.

Think about it like this - They can't get 2000 tickets to a rangers game, which is closest to the NHL offices in Manhattan, so they got tickets to the 2 next closest teams. They likely can't get 2000 tickets to Boston either, but I don't know. I think they got 1100 to the Islanders game.

If you want to discount the fact that its 600 miles to The Rock from Quebec, and without any bus stops at all it's at least 7 1/2 hours (according to Mapquest) WITHOUT the hassle of going through passports and paperwork for what seems to be 40+ buses, then OF COURSE they are going to go see the closest teams they can that actually have the tickets. They could definitely get tickets to a Coyotes game, but the trip....jeez, if they pulled off that trip I'd think they deserve to take the team home with them on the buses, frankly.

Anyway, this fear mongering strikes me as paranoid. The "you guys better watch out or there will be problems" attitude strikes me as more sensible Devils fans acting like rags and flyers fans: you're not, you're better than that. Remember you are the Have's here and not the Have Not's and show a little empathy toward these folks and the children they are bringing with them. If you have tickets to this game, the house will be packed and the place will be ROCKING. Go, Rock your Red, and know you'll be greated in your jersey 5 or 10 years from now when you pop up to Quebec City with your lady in tow for a romantic weekend and a Devils away game.

Great post dude!
As you said, we only focused on the closest arena from NHL offices that was possible to get as many tickets as possible. We come in peace and we will be cheering for your Devils.
It looks like many of you mix Habs fans and Nordiques fans. There is no way I am booing on a player or singing oléolé...hate that chant. It's a soccer chant...

Well, I think there's an element of truth to that to be honest. I just don't think they are also saying they want the Devils - though that would be an absolute nightmare for Montreal. It's amazing how many Canadiens fans really, really hate the Devils. Winning 3 Cups, and Jacques and Larry and Martin have really made us universally hated up there it seems.

Yeah, I apologize if my post really seemed aimed at you specifically, that wasn't my intention. Really, it was aimed at the room in general after the first sentence or so. :) You've been one of the most level headed on the subject since it first started coming up a while back.
And I agree, we have our share of blockhead fans. I like to think the majority of the neanderthal types gravitate to the rags, but every team has them including ours. Why you would even think of starting an issue with 2000+ people you know actually came together is beyond me, but a little liquid bravery before the game and you never know.

Still, I think it will be a good time for all, I really do. I had to give my tickets to one of my brothers because my son is playing in a hocley tournament that day, but I was really looking forward to going and saying Bonne chance et meilleurs voeux to as many folks in bleu as possible. I've been looking forward to this game because of the Nordiques fans, it seemed like something cool to be part of to me.

Salut Quebec! :) I can't wait to get back up to Quebec, it's beautiful country. And the pretty girls with those French accents, and Unibroue..:) It's all good! I'd love to go to a Devils game and have the beer on tap be 'La fin du Monde' instead of Bud Light LOL

Quebec city is beautiful and welcoming all you english speaking happy folks.
Poutine belongs here, there is a no way you can get a good poutine outside of Quebec city area. There is a French expression that sounds like this: often reproduced, never equalled. ;-)

How much for the beer at Prudential? In Bell Centre, it's 10.10$ jeeeeez!

Looking forward to shake hands with real Devils hans!

In Topic: Quebec Nordiques Fan Group invading Prudential Center

29 March 2011 - 03:29 PM

Hi guys,

We will see each other at the game, I am among the ±2000 fans who will make the trip down to Newark for the game on April 10th.

First of all, let me ensure you that our main goal is simply to let Bettman know once more that we are crazy about hockey, and that if close to 2000 fans can drive 600 miles to watch one impact-less game, imagine how quick we could fill our brand new arena and purchase lots of NHL goods. Our mayor officially announced the construction of a 400M arena that will open in 2015 and a well know Canadian businessman Pierre-Karl Peladeau, owner of a multibillion multinational telecom company, did not hide his excitement to become a NHL team owner. His intentions are crystal clear.

You also need to know that as we did in Long Island, we will cheer for the home team and we will take every opportunity to make noise. It is a party after all right? You certainly know already but a few Quebecers play for your team. We will be cheering for them and for every other Devils. It is sad that your team will not do the playoffs this year, but in another way, that is better for us because as one of you mentioned, we will not take away tickets that would be sold to Devils fans...

On the other hand, you would not see that here... Imagine how simple it was for "Le Reve Sportif" to purchase 2000 tickets for a single game only 2 months prior to the game. That is abnormal. In Montreal or Toronto, or in every other hockey markets in Canada, you cannot get ticket that easily because there is an actual demand for them. It seems more and more obvious for us that a team must come back to us after a little break. We have more citizens, our economy is better, the USD and Canadian dollar are even, and there is a real government/city/citizen belief in this project.

Finally, I need to say that when you see people wearing the Nordiques shirt, it does not mean it is the Nordiques Nation although we encourage everyone to wear that beautiful fleurdelisé shirt. We only had 3 official trips since the foundation a few months ago: Long Island, Montreal, and now Newark.

We are peaceful but loud people. We just want to have a good time and again, show everybody at the NHL offices that we can be the best crowd.

Vincent, former and future Nordiques fan