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17 minutes ago, '7' said:

I wonder if they kicked around ideas like "Emirates Field at Yankee Stadium"

It's a nice stadium really. I think it's a solid continuation of the Yankees legacy. What would you have personally done to make it more interesting? I know for Citi I would've scrapped the old Ebbets Ballpark stuff. That's never what the Mets have been about. The Yankees I think did the best they could in trying to tow the line between new and throwback. At least sitting their the layout of the stands looks Yankee Stadium-ish

Not a Stadium designer, so I don't know, but the whole thing seems very bland.  I mean they have an overpriced steakhouse in the place.  I like overpriced steakhouses too.  Maybe the old Stadium was overrated, but at least you had all of places to hang out across the street.

I much prefer Citi field, if only for Shake Shack.  

From the amount of money that they were talking about (enough to fund a substantial chunk of what it cost to build the stadium) I think they would have wanted the whole shebang.

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14 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

That actually hurts to look at...a bit like those throwback Steeler jerseys, only the Canadiens' version manages to be even WORSE.

Just bought one white authentic and one red authentic Reebok...will probably get them both personalized to Hischier once his number is announced (the red one for sure), and then I'm out of the jersey business for a while...I may never have bought the Reeboks if not for the Adidas redesign.  As far as Devils jerseys go, I've got a rookie #29 white Brodeur, red Y2K Daneyko, red preseason game-worn #28 Kevin Dean (I've had it for several years now courtesy of DM84, but have never worn it), white Gilmour (this one isn't in the best shape unfortunately), white #16 Verbeek (this one's from the mid-80s), and a white #33 game-issued Auvitu (for the McMullen game...just got this one along with the Verbeek...always wanted one of those McMullen night jerseys, and Auvitu was simply the most affordable).  Along with the Rockies and Scouts jerseys that I have, I can get by without ever having to buy any of the Adidas jerseys.     

I care too much about my jerseys replicating what the player actually wore to get a player put on a jersey design that he didn't actually wear, otherwise I might be doing the same thing too.  That combined with my distaste for the Reebok Edge atrocities and this Adidas redesign has left me with no Devils jersey choices for a decade now.  However, thanks to the move to the Edge jerseys, I was at least able to snag some authentic pre-Edge Reebok (same as the old CCM) jerseys that were actually intended to be used by the team.  If you look closely enough, you can see where the Meigray tag was sewn on and eventually removed since it was never actually used and never even got to the point of being customized until I sent them to Exclusive Pro myself.  Since the old replicas were of such high quality and weren't expensive, these are the only authentics I own (excluding my two favorites--a game-worn 2006 Ireland jersey and a game-issued 1997 Italy jersey).  I got them for $100 each, which I think is a huge bargain compared to the Edge quality and pricing.

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5 hours ago, '7' said:

I wonder if they kicked around ideas like "Emirates Field at Yankee Stadium"

It's a nice stadium really. I think it's a solid continuation of the Yankees legacy. What would you have personally done to make it more interesting? I know for Citi I would've scrapped the old Ebbets Ballpark stuff. That's never what the Mets have been about. The Yankees I think did the best they could in trying to tow the line between new and throwback. At least sitting their the layout of the stands looks Yankee Stadium-ish

I'm glad Citizens Bank Park was built when it was, or else it might've ended up as plastic and forced as the New York parks are. But New York is in a league of their own when it comes to producing the ultimate gimmick and sucking the character out of everything it can. Honestly, I'm surprised the Wilpon's didn't cut the ribbon at Citi in Dodgers jerseys. How tone deaf could they be? I'm the first ones to sh!t on the Mets for being a pathetic nostalgia project for Dodgers and Giants fans, but that's something you can't own. Don't remind your fans their team is the one no one wanted to have to exist by designing and theming the damn stadium after the team they replaced. It's like hanging pictures of your ex in the new place you get with your current girlfriend.

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6 hours ago, thecoffeecake said:

I'm glad Citizens Bank Park was built when it was, or else it might've ended up as plastic and forced as the New York parks are. But New York is in a league of their own when it comes to producing the ultimate gimmick and sucking the character out of everything it can. Honestly, I'm surprised the Wilpon's didn't cut the ribbon at Citi in Dodgers jerseys. How tone deaf could they be? I'm the first ones to sh!t on the Mets for being a pathetic nostalgia project for Dodgers and Giants fans, but that's something you can't own. Don't remind your fans their team is the one no one wanted to have to exist by designing and theming the damn stadium after the team they replaced. It's like hanging pictures of your ex in the new place you get with your current girlfriend.

So basically, this post was one big excuse to take a bunch of lame cheap shots at the Mets and New York, while once again pumping up the awesomeness that is apparently all things Philly (even if it was subtle).  Not like you haven't done that many times in the Met thread, so it's not much of a surprise...but you should really stop trying to sell people on Philadelphia (especially from a baseball angle).  And it's fine if you hate the Mets, but the whole "pathetic nostalgia" crap is a joke...there was clearly room and demand for a new NL team in NY after the Dodgers and Giants left, so it made sense to not only grant NY an expansion team, but to try to do it in a way that would instantly appeal to Brooklyn Dodgers and NY Baseball Giants fans who might have still been stinging about having seen their teams leave.  Though Brooklyn fans were especially upset at having lost their team, in some ways you can argue that ultimately, for the long term, it might have been the best thing for MLB at the time in general...West Coast baseball got underway (and obviously led to more WC teams being formed, including a second one in the LA area in the Angels), and now local NY NL fans could unite and support one team.  And to say that no one wanted the Mets to exist is just you trying to be a d*ck...NY is way too big of a market to have just an AL team, and there were plenty of displaced Dodgers and Giants fans who were ready to embrace a new NY NL team, should one be founded.  It was only a matter of time before such a team would be playing in New York (it took only five years, though obviously the ball on a new NY team was rolling well before the Mets' first game).    

Citi has its flaws (some have been corrected or at least improved upon) and yeah, it's a reflection of the dopey Wilpons, Fred's obsession with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and ownership's complete disconnect from the fanbase (an Ebbets Field-influenced ballpark would have made far more sense in the late 80s-early 90s, if at all), but don't make CBP to be anything more than it is:  the modern equivalent of the cookie cutter, retro-influenced ballpark...there's nothing wrong with it from what I've seen (been there 4 or 5 times), other than it's yet another bandbox launching pad, but it's nothing terribly special either...it doesn't stand out from the glut of old-style-yet-modern stadiums in any way.  It just kind of is. 

7 hours ago, devilsfan26 said:

I care too much about my jerseys replicating what the player actually wore to get a player put on a jersey design that he didn't actually wear, otherwise I might be doing the same thing too.  That combined with my distaste for the Reebok Edge atrocities and this Adidas redesign has left me with no Devils jersey choices for a decade now.  However, thanks to the move to the Edge jerseys, I was at least able to snag some authentic pre-Edge Reebok (same as the old CCM) jerseys that were actually intended to be used by the team.  If you look closely enough, you can see where the Meigray tag was sewn on and eventually removed since it was never actually used and never even got to the point of being customized until I sent them to Exclusive Pro myself.  Since the old replicas were of such high quality and weren't expensive, these are the only authentics I own (excluding my two favorites--a game-worn 2006 Ireland jersey and a game-issued 1997 Italy jersey).  I got them for $100 each, which I think is a huge bargain compared to the Edge quality and pricing.

Yeah I hear you on the bolded...usually I'd agree completely (I remember seeing a blue Rockies jersey with Brodeur's name and number on it at Ken Daneyko night...not Dano's retirement ceremony, the trainwreck before that...also saw a KC Scouts jersey with Rasmussen's name and number...both just seemed odd), but I just can't bring myself to buy something I dislike that much, for the sake of accuracy.  Nice score on the pre-Edge jerseys...though I was never a huge Edge guy (I never had so much as one until I bought the Auvitu GI...now suddenly I'll have three), at least the features many of us loved remained relatively intact (never liked that rounded "flap" bottom myself).  Everytime I see those balloon white stripes on the sleeves of the new red jersey, I cringe...just fixing those would be a huge step forward.   

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9 hours ago, thecoffeecake said:

I'm glad Citizens Bank Park was built when it was, or else it might've ended up as plastic and forced as the New York parks are. But New York is in a league of their own when it comes to producing the ultimate gimmick and sucking the character out of everything it can. Honestly, I'm surprised the Wilpon's didn't cut the ribbon at Citi in Dodgers jerseys. How tone deaf could they be? I'm the first ones to sh!t on the Mets for being a pathetic nostalgia project for Dodgers and Giants fans, but that's something you can't own. Don't remind your fans their team is the one no one wanted to have to exist by designing and theming the damn stadium after the team they replaced. It's like hanging pictures of your ex in the new place you get with your current girlfriend.

They've since fixed a lot of the Freds Dodgers fetish (there really wasnt much, if any Giants stuff) Fred has admitted to not listening enough to Mets fans when designing the place. And fwiw the playing field itself looks nothing like Ebbets and never did.

When the Dodgers and Giants moved it created a huge NL void in the tri state area that wasn't going to be filled by the Yankees. The Mets HAD to be created. It was too big a market not to service.

I too am glad Citi Field South was built when it was as well. Couldn't have asked for a better second home stadium.

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15 hours ago, Daniel said:

Not a Stadium designer, so I don't know, but the whole thing seems very bland.  I mean they have an overpriced steakhouse in the place.  I like overpriced steakhouses too.  Maybe the old Stadium was overrated, but at least you had all of places to hang out across the street.

I much prefer Citi field, if only for Shake Shack.  

From the amount of money that they were talking about (enough to fund a substantial chunk of what it cost to build the stadium) I think they would have wanted the whole shebang.

You haven't lived until you've had a Lobel's Steak Sandwich from the lower concourse at YS. I'm an architecture nerd (and architect!) and I absolutely adore the new YS. Sure, there isn't the same character like the old stadium had, but there also isn't urine covering 80% of the floor. 

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2 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

So basically, this post was one big excuse to take a bunch of lame cheap shots at the Mets and New York, while once again pumping up the awesomeness that is apparently all things Philly (even if it was subtle).  Not like you haven't done that many times in the Met thread, so it's not much of a surprise...but you should really stop trying to sell people on Philadelphia (especially from a baseball angle).  And it's fine if you hate the Mets, but the whole "pathetic nostalgia" crap is a joke...there was clearly room and demand for a new NL team in NY after the Dodgers and Giants left, so it made sense to not only grant NY an expansion team, but to try to do it in a way that would instantly appeal to Brooklyn Dodgers and NY Baseball Giants fans who might have still been stinging about having seen their teams leave.  Though Brooklyn fans were especially upset at having lost their team, in some ways you can argue that ultimately, for the long term, it might have been the best thing for MLB at the time in general...West Coast baseball got underway (and obviously led to more WC teams being formed, including a second one in the LA area in the Angels), and now local NY NL fans could unite and support one team.  And to say that no one wanted the Mets to exist is just you trying to be a d*ck...NY is way too big of a market to have just an AL team, and there were plenty of displaced Dodgers and Giants fans who were ready to embrace a new NY NL team, should one be founded.  It was only a matter of time before such a team would be playing in New York (it took only five years, though obviously the ball on a new NY team was rolling well before the Mets' first game).    

Citi has its flaws (some have been corrected or at least improved upon) and yeah, it's a reflection of the dopey Wilpons, Fred's obsession with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and ownership's complete disconnect from the fanbase (an Ebbets Field-influenced ballpark would have made far more sense in the late 80s-early 90s, if at all), but don't make CBP to be anything more than it is:  the modern equivalent of the cookie cutter, retro-influenced ballpark...there's nothing wrong with it from what I've seen (been there 4 or 5 times), other than it's yet another bandbox launching pad, but it's nothing terribly special either...it doesn't stand out from the glut of old-style-yet-modern stadiums in any way.  It just kind of is. 

Yeah I hear you on the bolded...usually I'd agree completely (I remember seeing a blue Rockies jersey with Brodeur's name and number on it at Ken Daneyko night...not Dano's retirement ceremony, the trainwreck before that...also saw a KC Scouts jersey with Rasmussen's name and number...both just seemed odd), but I just can't bring myself to buy something I dislike that much, for the sake of accuracy.  Nice score on the pre-Edge jerseys...though I was never a huge Edge guy (I never had so much as one until I bought the Auvitu GI...now suddenly I'll have three), at least the features many of us loved remained relatively intact (never liked that rounded "flap" bottom myself).  Everytime I see those balloon white stripes on the sleeves of the new red jersey, I cringe...just fixing those would be a huge step forward.   

 Yea I was just poking the bear.

Of course I'm going to take every opportunity to take shots at New York. This is a Devils board and I'm from Jersey.

You're right, CBP is nothing special, and that's what I like about it. It's just a baseball park. No gimmicks. You go,  get in your seat, the handful of people that showed up are cursing at whatever poor a$$hole had to take the mound, and you watch baseball.

No one wanted the Mets because no one would've wanted the demand to be there by the Giants and Dodgers leaving. Of course demand was there for NL ball after that.

59 minutes ago, '7' said:

They've since fixed a lot of the Freds Dodgers fetish (there really wasnt much, if any Giants stuff) Fred has admitted to not listening enough to Mets fans when designing the place. And fwiw the playing field itself looks nothing like Ebbets and never did.

When the Dodgers and Giants moved it created a huge NL void in the tri state area that wasn't going to be filled by the Yankees. The Mets HAD to be created. It was too big a market not to service.

I too am glad Citi Field South was built when it was as well. Couldn't have asked for a better second home stadium.

Cheers, fellas.

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I'm a hardcore fan and I still rep my no player/no number CCM jerseys.  They look like the real thing to me and I've never been questioned on them.  

I still have no plans on buying one of these new ones.

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Just now, NJDfan1711 said:

I'm a hardcore fan and I still rep my no player/no number CCM jerseys.  They look like the real thing to me and I've never been questioned on them.  

I still have no plans on buying one of these new ones.

This really is the safest way to go these days, unless you fall back on Brodeur/Elias/Stevens/Daneyko types (obviously you can pull off Zajac/Greene/Brylin and several others in the "been here a long time" category as well)...I came close to picking up both Kovy AND Parise jerseys a couple of times...glad I didn't. 

I have considered not even personalizing my new Reeboks, but in the end I almost definitely will.   

 

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A little surprised that there is still a decent amount of dislike for the Reebok Edge jerseys.  I can kind of understand the feelings towards the 1.0's (with the stretchy, pillow-y material and goofy long arms) but the 2.0 basically fixed a lot of those issues.  All the Edge 1.0 bubble mesh and xtrafil panels were replaced by airknit (which is what the Devils wore from 96-06), the arms were shortened slightly (and made wider) and the body was also made a little looser.  I actually prefer the 2.0's a little bit in terms of pure comfort as I feel they fit a little better and the construction are pretty nice (example are the stripes on the Edge 2.0's are separate panels of material while the pre-Edges had the stripes painted/printed on).

When it comes to getting players on jerseys I always advise people to avoid flavor of the weeks.  If you get a Farnham, Tootoo, Wood, Blandisi, etc jersey then you reap what you sow.  I always advise to stick to forever Devils like Marty, Elias, Stevens, etc.

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30 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

This really is the safest way to go these days, unless you fall back on Brodeur/Elias/Stevens/Daneyko types (obviously you can pull off Zajac/Greene/Brylin and several others in the "been here a long time" category as well)...I came close to picking up both Kovy AND Parise jerseys a couple of times...glad I didn't. 

I have considered not even personalizing my new Reeboks, but in the end I almost definitely will.   

 

My old Green/White home (white) jersey I've had since the late '80's I never got personalized.  

If I had been inclined to do so back in the day, I was going to put #13 and Leeds on it.    But that thought only came when I came up with my NJDevs name........

Blank is fine.

I've since gotten a red Brodeur that a buddy of mine gave me. He had 8 tix in the Fire Section (now has 4) and a couple of years ago the Devs gave him one jersey for each ticket. He's got money and is more a casual fan. So he doesn't call me for who to get and gets like 4 Brodeurs, a couple of others and he also got 1 or 2 #8 Zubrus jerseys..........I'm like "WTF" Zubrus?  You should have got the young guns at that time, Henrique, etc.   So he offered me a Zubrus jersey and I turned it down and he gave me the Brodeur one. It's a nice replica, but I've never worn it

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42 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

A little surprised that there is still a decent amount of dislike for the Reebok Edge jerseys.  I can kind of understand the feelings towards the 1.0's (with the stretchy, pillow-y material and goofy long arms) but the 2.0 basically fixed a lot of those issues.  All the Edge 1.0 bubble mesh and xtrafil panels were replaced by airknit (which is what the Devils wore from 96-06), the arms were shortened slightly (and made wider) and the body was also made a little looser.  I actually prefer the 2.0's a little bit in terms of pure comfort as I feel they fit a little better and the construction are pretty nice (example are the stripes on the Edge 2.0's are separate panels of material while the pre-Edges had the stripes painted/printed on).

When it comes to getting players on jerseys I always advise people to avoid flavor of the weeks.  If you get a Farnham, Tootoo, Wood, Blandisi, etc jersey then you reap what you sow.  I always advise to stick to forever Devils like Marty, Elias, Stevens, etc.

I do agree, especially looking back now with release of the Adidas, that the Edge as a whole aren't bad, and I think the hockey community will look back fondly on them as we do with CCM (obviously, they never will be CCM, but the point stands). However, even though I feel like it was a good era of jerseys, I still hear nails on the chalkboard when I read the word Edge, because of how badly they botched the first generation.

I've said this before, but I've always thought it was cool for people to have flavor of the month jerseys. It's an interesting snapshot of where the team was and who was popular at a particular time for whatever reason. It's cool walking  around the arena and seeing the mix of old and new names, the classics and the one offs. It'd be boring  if the only parts of our history we embrace were the best players on the best teams. I remember when Cammy changed his number, people were upset and gonna get the 23 replaced on their jerseys, which I didn't understand. I know it's different for some people, but for hardcore collectors, isn't cool to get your hands on one of those rare jerseys with a name of a guy who flamed out or was moved and didn't have a lot of jerseys sold?

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16 minutes ago, thecoffeecake said:

I do agree, especially looking back now with release of the Adidas, that the Edge as a whole aren't bad, and I think the hockey community will look back fondly on them as we do with CCM (obviously, they never will be CCM, but the point stands). However, even though I feel like it was a good era of jerseys, I still hear nails on the chalkboard when I read the word Edge, because of how badly they botched the first generation.

I've said this before, but I've always thought it was cool for people to have flavor of the month jerseys. It's an interesting snapshot of where the team was and who was popular at a particular time for whatever reason. It's cool walking  around the arena and seeing the mix of old and new names, the classics and the one offs. It'd be boring  if the only parts of our history we embrace were the best players on the best teams. I remember when Cammy changed his number, people were upset and gonna get the 23 replaced on their jerseys, which I didn't understand. I know it's different for some people, but for hardcore collectors, isn't cool to get your hands on one of those rare jerseys with a name of a guy who flamed out or was moved and didn't have a lot of jerseys sold?

Short answer: Not really.

In terms of gamers, these flavor of the month types are often priced high initially if they are popular with fans.  However, when their popularity wanes the jerseys just sit there and eventually no one wants to touch them with a ten foot pole.  There are plenty of Tootoo, Farnham and Tedenby jerseys sitting around at Meigray years after they left the team.

One of the rarest gamers to get is John MacLean.  I know of maybe 3-5 gamers that exist of him and they are all in collections.  That's not a whole lot considering how long he played.

In terms of authentics/replicas, same thing applies.  Since authentics and replicas are already massed produced and anyone could literally approach any customizer and have whatever they want put on the jersey, to use the term "rare" is not accurate.  What usually makes these (and gamers to extent) rare are the jersey itself and not the customization.  ProPlayer authentics tend to be rare no matter the customization as they were only worn one year.

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I have an authentic Edge 1.0 Marty in red and I like it just fine. I've had it for 10 years and it still looks brand new. Granted I only wear it a handful of times a year, but it's held up great for me. I'm perfectly happy with the quality of it. I don't care about sweat beading into gloves or whatever as I only watch games in it not play. ;)

The only other Devils jersey I have is a red and green retro CCM from the first year they started wearing them again (I'm blanking on the year?). I recently had it customized Daneyko in the old font from Exclusive Pro. Learned about them here and they did great work!

I had a CCM replica white Brodeur and a blank red Koho replica that I gave away because they didn't fit anymore. The other Devils jersey I had was a black ice Kovy that went to Goodwill after his exodus. 

I want a Stevens and Elias at some point. Definitely not Adidas though.

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11 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

I have an authentic Edge 1.0 Marty in red and I like it just fine. I've had it for 10 years and it still looks brand new. Granted I only wear it a handful of times a year, but it's held up great for me. I'm perfectly happy with the quality of it. I don't care about sweat beading into gloves or whatever as I only watch games in it not play. ;)

The only other Devils jersey I have is a red and green retro CCM replica from the first year they started wearing them again (I'm blanking on the year?). I recently had it customized Daneyko in the old font from Exclusive Pro. Learned about them here and they did great work!

I had a CCM replica white Brodeur and a blank red Koho replica that I gave away because they didn't fit anymore. The other Devils jersey I had was a black ice Kovy that went to Goodwill after his exodus. 

I want a Stevens and Elias at some point. 

Throw up a pic of the Dano jersey when you get a chance.  Did you go with the original Xmas font (thinner and narrower) or the second one (bolder and wider)?  The change was made for the start of the 1987-88 season.  I prefer the second one myself. 

The original:  http://www.nhluniforms.com/1985-86/Devils.html

And the refresh:  http://www.nhluniforms.com/1991-92/Devils.html

That's the one thing that bothered me about the 3rd Xmas jerseys of recent years...that they didn't go with one of the original fonts.  That always made those jerseys feel a little off to me. 

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I'll throw mine out there, if I can recall off the top of my head.

I have the following authentic jerseys:

White Vintage Red & Green CCM Daneyko

White CCM Ultrafil MacLean

White CCM Airknit Niedermayer

White Edge 2.0 Tootoo (daughter's favorite player because of his funny name)

White Edge 2.0 Palmieri (in production currently)

Red CCM Ultrafil Brodeur

Red ProPlayer Niedermayer

Red Koho Elias

Red Koho Stevens

Red Edge 2.0 Tootoo

Red Edge 2.0 Hall

Red & Green Edge 2.0 Stadium Series Jagr (because everyone should have a Jagr)

This list does not include the red ProPlayer Rafalski I am presently selling on eBay. Well I guess now it does. 

I THINK that's all of them. The Devils ones, anyhow. 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Throw up a pic of the Dano jersey when you get a chance.  Did you go with the original Xmas font (thinner and narrower) or the second one (bolder and wider)?  The change was made for the start of the 1987-88 season.  I prefer the second one myself. 

The original:  http://www.nhluniforms.com/1985-86/Devils.html

And the refresh:  http://www.nhluniforms.com/1991-92/Devils.html

That's the one thing that bothered me about the 3rd Xmas jerseys of recent years...that they didn't go with one of the original fonts.  That always made those jerseys feel a little off to me. 

Not sure. They asked me if I wanted the older font or the current, and I chose the former. 

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2 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

This really is the safest way to go these days, unless you fall back on Brodeur/Elias/Stevens/Daneyko types (obviously you can pull off Zajac/Greene/Brylin and several others in the "been here a long time" category as well)...I came close to picking up both Kovy AND Parise jerseys a couple of times...glad I didn't. 

I have considered not even personalizing my new Reeboks, but in the end I almost definitely will.   

 

Yep, I made this decision years and years ago for a few reasons.  For one, it's more expensive to get a name and number on them, and two, it's as you said it's a lot safer so that you jersey isn't obsolete when the player gets traded, retires or whatever the case may be, even if it's as short as 2 years or as long as 20 years.  Sure there's iconic guys like Brodeur, Stevens, and the others you mentioned that will never go out of style, but it'd definitely be weird rocking a Friesen jersey nowadays, just like it still might make sense to rock a Clarkson jersey because he hasn't been gone too long, but in another 5 years or so it'll feel odd.  I also keep my Devils jerseys plain because I feel it's more of a representation of the team too, rather than one particular player.  Don't get my wrong, I've had my favorites over the years, and for whatever reason I really liked Sykora when he was with us and considered him my favorite, but I've always loved the team in general more than any one guy.

Oddly enough, I like the Giants almost as much as the Devils, and I have several jerseys that are all personalized.  I think it's because I care less about them, and I tend to get them on the cheap as well.  I used to have a home and away jersey and preferred to have an offensive player and defensive player (i.e. Tiki Barber, Michael Strahan, Jeremy Shockey, Osi Umenyiora, etc), but that became too hard to keep up with as guys moved around.  I still rock my Manning away jersey and Strahan home, but was recently given a Beckham home one that I wear now too.

 

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You got the 87-92 Xmas font Nico.  Nice! 

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On ‎7‎/‎7‎/‎2017 at 1:47 PM, NJDfan1711 said:

Yep, I made this decision years and years ago for a few reasons.  For one, it's more expensive to get a name and number on them, and two, it's as you said it's a lot safer so that you jersey isn't obsolete when the player gets traded, retires or whatever the case may be, even if it's as short as 2 years or as long as 20 years.  Sure there's iconic guys like Brodeur, Stevens, and the others you mentioned that will never go out of style, but it'd definitely be weird rocking a Friesen jersey nowadays, just like it still might make sense to rock a Clarkson jersey because he hasn't been gone too long, but in another 5 years or so it'll feel odd.  I also keep my Devils jerseys plain because I feel it's more of a representation of the team too, rather than one particular player.  Don't get my wrong, I've had my favorites over the years, and for whatever reason I really liked Sykora when he was with us and considered him my favorite, but I've always loved the team in general more than any one guy.

Oddly enough, I like the Giants almost as much as the Devils, and I have several jerseys that are all personalized.  I think it's because I care less about them, and I tend to get them on the cheap as well.  I used to have a home and away jersey and preferred to have an offensive player and defensive player (i.e. Tiki Barber, Michael Strahan, Jeremy Shockey, Osi Umenyiora, etc), but that became too hard to keep up with as guys moved around.  I still rock my Manning away jersey and Strahan home, but was recently given a Beckham home one that I wear now too.

I think quite a few jerseys remain "acceptable", if one just looks at them as a snapshot of a certain period of time.  Guys like Arnott, Friesen and Clarkson fit that bill to me...along with several others.  And obviously a guy like Langenbrunner works too, even though it ended a bit ugly for him here.

As kooky as it sounds, I did consider a Brookbank for a while.  I enjoy guys who clearly don't have loads of ability and talent finding a way to play in a league where they're clearly fringers, but somehow make themselves passable.  I wanted that guy to score a goal so badly as a Devil...I always enjoyed it when he picked up a point.  He's managed to play over four seasons' worth of regular season games (351)...I think there's something kind of cool about that. 

There's certain guys I don't think I could bring myself to wear (doesn't make others wrong for wearing what they've got of course).  I could never wear a Gomez...I know he's not the brightest bulb, but when he did that ridiculous press conference and was practically nodding along with Sather about the Devils not using him properly, he was pretty much dead to me (didn't really mind him coming back though for those 50-something games).  Ditto Kovy in the "dead to me" group...if I had one of his jerseys, I would've sold it for pennies on e-bay, or just gotten rid of it altogether...guess I could've re-nameplated it to a Sykora.  Ditto Parise, to a Hall.  Fortunately never bought a Kovy or Parise, as previously mentioned.  But there really aren't too many former Devils that are in my "dead to me" class.   

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3 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

I think quite a few jerseys remain "acceptable", if one just looks at them as a snapshot of a certain period of time.  Guys like Arnott, Friesen and Clarkson fit that bill to me...along with several others.  And obviously a guy like Langenbrunner works too, even though it ended a bit ugly for him here.

As kooky as it sounds, I did consider a Brookbank for a while.  I enjoy guys who clearly don't have loads of ability and talent finding a way to play in a league where they're clearly fringers, but somehow make themselves passable.  I wanted that guy to score a goal so badly as a Devil...I always enjoyed it when he picked up a point.  He's managed to play over four seasons' worth of regular season games (351)...I think there's something kind of cool about that. 

There's certain guys I don't think I could bring myself to wear (doesn't make others wrong for wearing what they've got of course).  I could never wear a Gomez...I know he's not the brightest bulb, but when he did that ridiculous press conference and was practically nodding along with Sather about the Devils not using him properly, he was pretty much dead to me (didn't really mind him coming back though for those 50-something games).  Ditto Kovy in the "dead to me" group...if I had one of his jerseys, I would've sold it for pennies on e-bay, or just gotten rid of it altogether...guess I could've re-nameplated it to a Sykora.  Ditto Parise, to a Hall.  Fortunately never bought a Kovy or Parise, as previously mentioned.  But there really aren't too many former Devils that are in my "dead to me" class.   

I have a list of players I could never wear because I just outright hate them for one reason for another.  The ones that comes to my mind are:

Clarkson

Tootoo

Farnham

Stephen Gionta

Kovalchuk

Parise

Gelinas

Blandisi

Danton/Jefferson

Janssen

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8 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

I have a list of players I could never wear because I just outright hate them for one reason for another.  The ones that comes to my mind are:

Clarkson - wouldn't go out of my way for one, but I could deal

Tootoo - bleech.  Ditto Ruutu

Farnham - indifferent, bordering on pointless

Stephen Gionta - indifferent, I'd wear Brian way before him though.  The longer he was here the more painful it was to watch him.

Kovalchuk - fvck 'im

Parise - Couldn't wear his because even though his contract was insane, it still stung to see him leave...it's a reminder of how things have gone since he left.  At least his most productive years came as a Devil.

Gelinas - Nope

Blandisi - indifferent at this point

Danton/Jefferson - Guy is too fvcked up, would anyone wear his jersey?!

Janssen - Might as well wear a clown suit, since Janssen was just this goofy clown who on some very rare occasions managed to surprise with a goal.

I don't know if I outright hate any of the above, but I'm sure as hell not going all out for any of their jerseys. 

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1 minute ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

I don't know if I outright hate any of the above, but I'm sure as hell not going all out for any of their jerseys. 

Out of my list, Clarson, Tootoo and Farnham were the worst to me.

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On 7/6/2017 at 7:04 PM, Daniel said:

Not a Stadium designer, so I don't know, but the whole thing seems very bland.  I mean they have an overpriced steakhouse in the place.  I like overpriced steakhouses too.  Maybe the old Stadium was overrated, but at least you had all of places to hang out across the street.

I much prefer Citi field, if only for Shake Shack.  

From the amount of money that they were talking about (enough to fund a substantial chunk of what it cost to build the stadium) I think they would have wanted the whole shebang.

screw shakeshack.  Overrated and not waiting on line for 3 innings nor am I heading in when the gates open just to eat their garbage.  If you want to really feast at Citi, get yourself Hyundai Club tickets.  You're welcome.  

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