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#1246314 Has anybody been to the Izod Center lately?

Posted by MadDog2020 on 18 February 2014 - 08:59 PM

Devils lost their first game at the Rock to the Senators 4-1 (after a nine-game road trip to start the season). I remember the 6-1 beatdown...that was their second game there.

The Wilpons of course screwed up their building, thinking that somehow Mets fans would be more interested in going to a building that seemed to pay more homage to the Brooklyn Dodgers than to the team that actually played there. They've since taken some positive steps to correct, but that misstep left a bad taste in Met fans' mouths that still lingers even now. You are right, I think it's going to take some serious winning to wash that out.

I thought I would feel much more nostalgia than I did. I think some of it was stripped away by the mess that sprouted up around it...I remember tailgating in the parking lot back in the day during playoff games.

BBA was heavily criticized for having just the one concourse (terrible idea), and yeah, that had a way of crowding up in a hurry between periods and after games for sure. I never really minded CAA overall when I was watching games there...it served its purpose well, even if it lacked personality.

Great point CR- Xanadu and the parking garage kind of took away that unique feel the CAA had, outside anyway. Tailgating before playoff games, that big parking lot... It kind of went away a little at the end there. And I think by the time the Devils moved, everyone had had it with the CAA (I know I did). The single concourse, sh!tty food, rude ushers- I couldn't wait for the Rock to open. (Speaking of the single concourse- I remember going to Devils games as a kid in the 80's when they allowed smoking in the building. The concourse was like a giant ash tray). But looking back now, I kind of miss it. I'd never want the Devils to move back or anything, but I look back and smile now at some of the little things that annoyed me about the old barn. I guess time does that. Overall- I've had some of the best memories of my life in that arena (and not just Devils games, but Nets games as a kid and some great concerts as well). So while it may be a dump, it was OUR dump. And it will always hold a very special place in my heart.

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#1246133 Historic Devils Auction Listing

Posted by MadDog2020 on 17 February 2014 - 11:37 PM

I let Stan slide on his Ranger love. He saw the 1940 Cup after all. :P

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#1244265 All purpose Olympics thread

Posted by MadDog2020 on 05 February 2014 - 05:31 PM

St. Louis should be going now. Yzerman has a chance to right the wrong.

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#1243346 Fire DeBoer Thread

Posted by MadDog2020 on 01 February 2014 - 02:23 PM

Here's my thing about DeBoer- I know I bitch about him a lot. But I actually do think he's a good hockey coach. The players have not quit on him. They play for him. I'm not completely convinced he should be fired YET, although my frustration gets the best of me after games like last night. Its his lineup decisions that are giving me grey hairs. I just don't know what he sees with some of his decisions on who to play and how much ice time they should get (Gionta and Sal come immediately to mind). And I like Gionta too, I don't mean to rip on him as much as I do- but he's nothing more than a fourth line plug, and Pete thinks he's his brother sometimes. Drives me insane. That's my conflict on Pete- good coach and I like him personally, but sh!tty with young players, and makes bone-headed line-up decisions.

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#1242527 Stadium Series 1/29/14: New York Rangers at New York Islanders

Posted by MadDog2020 on 30 January 2014 - 12:55 AM

Don't hold back man. Tell us how you really feel! ;)

That's how I really feel. I'm also wondering when the Rags will be raising their banner commemorating their self-proclaimed status as NHL Outdoor Champions. Probably after the Olympic break, they need time to line-up the entire '94 team to come back and help hoist it. Those banners are heavy after all. I wonder if Messier will cry... Probably.

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#1242248 GDT: NJ Devils @ St. Louis Blues - 8:00 pm

Posted by MadDog2020 on 28 January 2014 - 11:01 PM

Found these on HF. Sums up this year's rotser nicely I'd say lmfao. A_zps60040684.jpgB_zpsc503866b.jpg

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#1242153 My girlfriend fighting the good fight on NY1 (video)

Posted by MadDog2020 on 28 January 2014 - 06:05 PM

New Yawk brah. Bright lights and broadway brah.

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#1241046 GDT 01/24/14: Capitals at Devils

Posted by MadDog2020 on 24 January 2014 - 09:33 PM

Thanks for the 2 points Corey!

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#1240404 GDT: 1/21/14 Blues @ Devils

Posted by MadDog2020 on 21 January 2014 - 08:54 PM

Look, I am happy as anyone else that the Devs are winning and even more so, actually burying the puck, but the Blues look like they went out and partied hard last night, they have been dreadful.

Who gives a sh!t, like that's a bad thing? I'll take 'em any way I can get 'em lol.

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#1240118 Has PDB said for sure

Posted by MadDog2020 on 20 January 2014 - 04:44 PM

I would bet every last thing I own Marty starts. Talbot has a better shot at starting for them than Schneider does for us.

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#1238936 The Green Jacket

Posted by MadDog2020 on 15 January 2014 - 10:46 AM

Never understood the hating on the NYR hat.

Its the Rangers. That's reason enough to hate on it.

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#1232973 Interview with Hedberg

Posted by MadDog2020 on 16 December 2013 - 08:07 PM

I think you are using the wrong definition of "cleaning". Moose cleans up after he takes certain individuals to task. Moose is the "cleaner"

'Go in there, chill them ******s out, and wait for The Moose, who should be arriving directly.'

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#1232354 2013-14 OOT Thread

Posted by MadDog2020 on 12 December 2013 - 09:51 PM

I'm happy they lost by why the rofl when we lost to the same team when they were coming off a back to back?

Because they're the Rangers, and they lost.

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#1230637 Would This Ever Fly In The NHL?

Posted by MadDog2020 on 05 December 2013 - 02:11 PM

fvck that. I paid for my ticket, I'll heckle any player or coach I want. This society, it just gets more PC and pussified by the day, I can't take it.

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#1225558 2013 Jets Thread

Posted by MadDog2020 on 14 November 2013 - 03:50 PM

Good signing for the Jets. Reed may be just about done, but he knows Rex's system and provides leadership. Not happy about this one lol.

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