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Jesus. H. Christ.

Some of you guys are hysterical. Like, beyond hysterical. I'm not a huge fan of the new uniforms, I'm really not. But holy crap some of you are acting like they slapped your sister. 

The crest is the same. Reeeeeeeeeeelax. Calling your ticket rep to complain because the twitter guy made a (hysterical) joke? Bombarding them with phone calls requesting the old jerseys back? WHAT? What the hell is that fresh-graduated 24 year old kid making 30k a year going to do?!? "Hey, Mr. Harris, remember me? I'm one of your 472,300 employees. Anyway, this guy who sits in section 211 row 4 seat 9 thinks the new uniforms suck. Oh, we'll change them back now? Because of him? Neat, thanks". 

I'll be livid if we pass on Patrick and Hischier Friday night. I'll be livid if Shattenkirk signs with the Rangers. I'll be livid if the day ever comes that they change the Devils crest. But some of you are letting 2" of extra white striping literally ruin your week/month/year? If you're in this category, speaking as a friend, you should maybe try to distance yourself a little bit from this whole thing. It ain't healthy.

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Jesus. H. Christ. Some of you guys are hysterical. Like, beyond hysterical. I'm not a huge fan of the new uniforms, I'm really not. But holy crap some of you are acting like they slapped your sis

YOU SHUT YOUR GOD DAMN WHORE MOUTH LEAVE MY BANNERS ALONE SO HELP ME GOD *cough* I mean, uh, no I doubt they'll do that, doesn't seem to make much sense right?

Dallas doesn't have red on them though, the red and green together look awful to me. Seeing them a few times a year is fine but I never want them back full time.  

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1 minute ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

I just realized we'll get to see Killjoy turning the puck over at his own blueline wearing one of these "beauties"...oh sweet Jesus...

I'm just glad we finally paid respect to the Newark Bollweevils or whatever they are. A team nobody even knew existed until 24 hrs ago. 

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Just now, Martyisth3b3st said:

Jesus. H. Christ.

Some of you guys are hysterical. Like, beyond hysterical. I'm not a huge fan of the new uniforms, I'm really not. But holy crap some of you are acting like they slapped your sister. 

The crest is the same. Reeeeeeeeeeelax. Calling your ticket rep to complain because the twitter guy made a (hysterical) joke? Bombarding them with phone calls requesting the old jerseys back? WHAT? What the hell is that fresh-graduated 24 year old kid making 30k a year going to do?!? "Hey, Mr. Harris, remember me? I'm one of your 472,300 employees. Anyway, this guy who sits in section 211 row 4 seat 9 thinks the new uniforms suck. Oh, we'll change them back now? Because of him? Neat, thanks". 

I'll be livid if we pass on Patrick and Hischier Friday night. I'll be livid if Shattenkirk signs with the Rangers. I'll be livid if the day ever comes that they change the Devils crest. But some of you are letting 2" of extra white striping literally ruin your week/month/year? If you're in this category, speaking as a friend, you should maybe try to distance yourself a little bit from this whole thing. It ain't healthy.

It's the Devils fault they are having these kids absorb the backlash.

What did they expect when they released these?

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Just now, '7' said:

It's the Devils fault they are having these kids absorb the backlash.

What did they expect when they released these?

No it's not. It's your fault for thinking that screaming at a kid is going to do jack sh!t

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Just now, Martyisth3b3st said:

No it's not. It's your fault for thinking that screaming at a kid is going to do jack sh!t

Well then give me Harris/Blitzers direct line and I will scream at those two turds.

And the Adidas designers. They're all getting an earful

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1 minute ago, '7' said:

Well then give me Harris/Blitzers direct line and I will scream at those two turds.

And the Adidas designers. They're all getting an earful

Since that obviously isn't happening, can we again return to "Please don't scream at an underpaid kid about something he can't change"?

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9 minutes ago, Martyisth3b3st said:

No it's not. It's your fault for thinking that screaming at a kid is going to do jack sh!t

I didn't scream at anyone, I sent an email, without cursing or any nonsense like that to my rep saying to forward it to the appropriate people saying that it's embarrassing to have a representative of the team post such nonsense on the teams twitter. That's my opinion and I voiced it in the only way I can. 

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12 minutes ago, Martyisth3b3st said:

Jesus. H. Christ.

Some of you guys are hysterical. Like, beyond hysterical. I'm not a huge fan of the new uniforms, I'm really not. But holy crap some of you are acting like they slapped your sister. 

The crest is the same. Reeeeeeeeeeelax.

It's downright hysterical.

The funniest part is when the thing starts to actually sell, and populate throughout the crowds. Sit tight and wait for some ass drunk fan(s) to start hurling insults at people wearing them. Guarantee you that happens.

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I thought the twitter thing was actually funny.   I guess emotions were running high and it rubbed people the wrong way, but I didn't think it was being disrespectful to fan in any way. 

I sent my email this morning to my ticket rep, Weber, and O'Neil voicing my displeasure in a calm and reasoned manner. It may do jack sh!t at the end of the day, but at least I said my piece.  Hopefully they are bombarded with similar emails so they understand that they made a mistake with this and attempt to correct it in a year or 2.

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2 minutes ago, Chuck the Duck said:

Hopefully they are bombarded with similar emails so they understand that they made a mistake with this and attempt to correct it in a year or 2.

If by 48 people (guesstimating) is bombarded.. then ::fist-pump:: mission accomplished. I can't see anymore than that. Could be wrong.. but I doubt it.

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1 minute ago, Beezer34 said:

It's downright hysterical.

The funniest part is when the thing starts to actually sell, and populate throughout the crowds. Sit tight and wait for some ass drunk fan(s) to start hurling insults at people wearing them. Guarantee you that happens.

People aren't exactly clamoring for these. I don't know how these can possibly suddenly become popular. I never saw many of those black Islander jerseys, or mooteruses. I just don't see it with this.

Plus we already have better looking jerseys hanging in our closets that were made in 1992 and still look new and era appropriate. 

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6 minutes ago, Beezer34 said:

It's downright hysterical.

The funniest part is when the thing starts to actually sell, and populate throughout the crowds. Sit tight and wait for some ass drunk fan(s) to start hurling insults at people wearing them. Guarantee you that happens.

i think theyd throw me out if i saw something like that

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5 minutes ago, '7' said:

People aren't exactly clamoring for these. I don't know how these can possibly suddenly become popular. I never saw many of those black Islander jerseys, or mooteruses. I just don't see it with this.

Plus we already have better looking jerseys hanging in our closets that were made in 1992 and still look new and era appropriate. 

That's an bad comparison.  Those were third jerseys that were an option outside the primaries.  These are our primaries and with the no third jersey program next year, it is guaranteed to sell well by default.

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3 minutes ago, Beezer34 said:

If by 48 people (guesstimating) is bombarded.. then ::fist-pump:: mission accomplished. I can't see anymore than that. Could be wrong.. but I doubt it.

I contact that I have that works with the Devils has said approx 3,500 phone calls and roughly 5,000 emails, over 80% negative reaction. Some severely negative. They're still tabulating social media metrics and such but the figures are very ugly.

So more than 48 people. 

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Just now, Beezer34 said:

If by 48 people (guesstimating) is bombarded.. then ::fist-pump:: mission accomplished. I can't see anymore than that. Could be wrong.. but I doubt it.

Considering our entire fanbase is probably 150 people total, then 48 would be a significant %. 

In all seriousness, my ticket rep said that her account "blew up" (her words) this morning with complaints about this, but whatever you want to guesstimate is fine with me.   

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2 minutes ago, SMantzas said:

If the away jerseys are sweet af, are we going to like them or still be pissed that they're missing a few stripes?

If it's good I'll say it's good. What's the hold up on those for us? I see a lot of other teams released them.

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This nod to history stuff is laughable.

(1)  CHAMPIONSHIP COLLAR:  I never understood the point of putting stuff on the inside of a jersey where you can only see it when it's not being worn.
(2)  HONORING THE ORIGINAL:  It says the single stripe on the bottom honors the Newark Bulldogs, but then it shows a picture of the Bulldogs jersey which clearly has way more than one stripe.
(3)  RED COLLAR:  Not a single person would have been able to deduce that this is a tribute to the Scouts without this image telling us.  It's like they made the collar red and then threw this description in there as an attempt to keep people from being mad about it or something.
(4)  SLEEVE STRIPES:  Again, nobody would have ever made the connection between the sleeve stripes and the Rockies, and the stripes don't even look like the stripes on the Rockies' jerseys.  Yeah they're all the same width, but they are way bigger.

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2 minutes ago, '7' said:

I contact that I have that works with the Devils has said approx 3,500 phone calls and roughly 5,000 emails, over 80% negative reaction. Some severely negative. They're still tabulating social media metrics and such but the figures are very ugly.

So more than 48 people. 

While nearly impossible to get a good measure about the size of our fanbase, the best way to see is that the Devils FB page has over 478,000 likes/follows.  Out of the 8500 contacts you stated, if 80% are negative that is 6,800.  That means out of 478,000 fans they have received hate from 6,800 or roughly 1.5%.

I don't think it will do much.

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1 minute ago, Satans Hockey said:

What's the hold up on those for us? I see a lot of other teams released them.

I said it in another thread somewhere (forgot where) but: what if the shoulders are red?

6 minutes ago, SS#4-Life said:

i think theyd throw me out if i saw something like that

Thrown out??? They would have to come and fvcking arrest me. If I ever see a fellow fan being verbally assaulted by another joker for sporting our new jersey, that guy's going down.

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2 minutes ago, devilsfan26 said:

 

 

 

This nod to history stuff is laughable.

(1)  CHAMPIONSHIP COLLAR:  I never understood the point of putting stuff on the inside of a jersey where you can only see it when it's not being worn.
(2)  HONORING THE ORIGINAL:  It says the single stripe on the bottom honors the Newark Bulldogs, but then it shows a picture of the Bulldogs jersey which clearly has way more than one stripe.
(3)  RED COLLAR:  Not a single person would have been able to deduce that this is a tribute to the Scouts without this image telling us.  It's like they made the collar red and then threw this description in there as an attempt to keep people from being mad about it or something.
(4)  SLEEVE STRIPES:  Again, nobody would have ever made the connection between the sleeve stripes and the Rockies, and the stripes don't even look like the stripes on the Rockies' jerseys.  Yeah they're all the same width, but they are way bigger.

Yeah items 2-4 are a stretch, especially 2.  I have heard of the Bulldogs in passing only so I had to look them up today and see they played in the 1920's as a minor league team.  Hard to connect the Heritage to something extremely few if any fans remember or know about in addition to the visual aspect that you cannot even see the connection as the stripes are different.

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7 minutes ago, Satans Hockey said:

If it's good I'll say it's good. What's the hold up on those for us? I see a lot of other teams released them.

Can't blame them really. I think they're prepping their employees on what to say if there is a second wave backlash. Wouldn't you be hesitant too?

 

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3 minutes ago, devilsfan26 said:

This nod to history stuff is laughable.

(1)  CHAMPIONSHIP COLLAR:  I never understood the point of putting stuff on the inside of a jersey where you can only see it when it's not being worn.
(2)  HONORING THE ORIGINAL:  It says the single stripe on the bottom honors the Newark Bulldogs, but then it shows a picture of the Bulldogs jersey which clearly has way more than one stripe.
(3)  RED COLLAR:  Not a single person would have been able to deduce that this is a tribute to the Scouts without this image telling us.  It's like they made the collar red and then threw this description in there as an attempt to keep people from being mad about it or something.
(4)  SLEEVE STRIPES:  Again, nobody would have ever made the connection between the sleeve stripes and the Rockies, and the stripes don't even look like the stripes on the Rockies' jerseys.  Yeah they're all the same width, but they are way bigger.

The bolded seems like the main reason for defending and justifying ALL of these changes:  see, they make sense, there's a method to all of this, they should be there, don't hate the look, embrace it!  And #2 doesn't have anything to do with the final design. 

4 minutes ago, Beezer34 said:

Thrown out??? They would have to come and fvcking arrest me. If I ever see a fellow fan being verbally assaulted by another joker for sporting our new jersey, that guy's going down.

That would really suck if that ever happened.  Some people like these, and they're 100% entitled to buy them and wear them if that makes them happy.  No one has any right to chastise them over it.  But I don't ever see a confrontation over that happening. 

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6 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

The Devils FB page has over 478,000 likes/follows. Out of the 8500 contacts you stated, if 80% are negative that is 6,800.  That means out of 478,000 fans they have received hate from 6,800 or roughly 1.5%.

I don't think it will do much.

There's half-a-million followers on their official twitter. Say they got 500 calls\e-mails, (and I honestly don't think it's anywhere close to that) --Highfive! :lol:

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