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RowdyFan42

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In Topic: Players for whom you have outsized memories?

02 December 2014 - 04:34 PM

I thought Sullivan was really good in his short stay in New Jersey. I'm sure the Devils would have liked to keep him, but got to give something up to get Doug Gilmour.

 

True.  That was back in the day when the Devils had depth galore and Lou liberally used that depth as trade bait trying to land that one missing piece every year.  Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't.

In Topic: Players for whom you have outsized memories?

02 December 2014 - 12:20 AM

For me it would be Steve Sullivan.  To be fair, he was awesome in Albany; he was the leading scorer on the Calder Cup-winning River Rats in 1995, and he ended up with 72 goals and 99 assists in 143 games over 2+ seasons.  He just never panned out with the Devils; my thought was he wasn't given enough of a chance, but I'm sure many will disagree with me.

 

I remember when he got called up for the first time and was set to make his NHL debut.  I was 14, and I was really excited to watch his first game on TV, and for some weird reason my mom got it in her head that THAT was the night we were going to have a family game night for the first time ever.  I, uh, kinda threw a fit and ended up watching the game in another room while the rest of the family went on with whatever board game they had picked out.  Not surprisingly, the idea of Family Game Night dissipated after that.  I could tell Mom was hurt by my insistence on watching the Devils game, and I felt bad about that, but it's like, I would've been happy to play along literally any other night.  You just HAD to choose the night my favorite player at the time (and he's still my favorite River Rat of all time) was making his NHL debut?  Come on, mom!

 

(BTW, he scored his first NHL goal in his debut, so that was awesome.)

 

Uh, yeah.  Now I'm much older and allegedly wiser.  Allegedly.

 

Oh, and I used to have a clipping from one of the local papers of their coverage of the game where the Rats won the Calder Cup.  The picture they ran with the article was of Sully hoisting the Cup while Bryan Helmer (I think) celebrated in the background.  Not sure what happened to that.

In Topic: What I've been up to....

01 December 2014 - 11:29 PM

Holy crap, Don!  You look like a completely different person than the guy I met... geez, almost ten years ago now!  Your transformation is absolutely amazing.  I... I can't even figure out what to say...    :hail:    :cheers:

 

(Unfortunately, I may have found a few of the pounds you lost...   :blush:  -_- )

In Topic: What is wrong with our fanbase

31 October 2014 - 08:09 PM

What's wrong with our fanbase? A lot of our fans come from New Jersy! hay-oooo

 

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In Topic: New Mobile Background?

31 October 2014 - 12:51 PM

What are you using?  I've got an iPhone 5c and everything looks the same as it always does.