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Happy Jack Hughes day ladies and gentleman 

Me before the draft : "It'd be bad if Shero ends up making 10 picks" Shero: "here's Subban and I'm gonna make 11 picks, dummy."

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23 hours ago, LittleBallofHate said:

For anyone's who's interested, here's the "Welcome to the NHL" video from the Draft. It follows Jack, Cole, Dylan & Kakko - it's only 23 minutes but funny (I thought) & worth the time.

 

Kakko's brother got what he wanted. Good. Enjoy the traffic and the piss smell. It's nothing like a European city.

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Man, the hate some of you have for NYC is so strange to me. I despise the Rags as much as anyone, but the city itself? I’ve immensely enjoyed it every time I’ve gone there. Maybe it’s because I’m an outsider to the area, but it being some 70’s era Taxi Driver like sh!thole has not been my experience at all.

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17 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Man, the hate some of you have for NYC is so strange to me. I despise the Rags as much as anyone, but the city itself? I’ve immensely enjoyed it every time I’ve gone there. Maybe it’s because I’m an outsider to the area, but it being some 70’s era Taxi Driver like sh!thole has not been my experience at all.

I definitely don't get what's so great about it. I've been to a decent amount of cities and the only one I found to be dirtier was Paris. It happens to be the one I live closest to but I'd rather go to Smelladelphia than NYC.

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16 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Man, the hate some of you have for NYC is so strange to me. I despise the Rags as much as anyone, but the city itself? I’ve immensely enjoyed it every time I’ve gone there. Maybe it’s because I’m an outsider to the area, but it being some 70’s era Taxi Driver like sh!thole has not been my experience at all.

is it really that strange though? I mean deep down.... you know why right? haha

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25 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Man, the hate some of you have for NYC is so strange to me. I despise the Rags as much as anyone, but the city itself? I’ve immensely enjoyed it every time I’ve gone there. Maybe it’s because I’m an outsider to the area, but it being some 70’s era Taxi Driver like sh!thole has not been my experience at all.

I did like NYC quite a bit when I was in my 20s, when I was living in Clifton for a while...really not my bag now.  I just find the general experience to be vastly overrated in general...though I’m definitely not a “city guy” (grew up in Hillsborough, now living in Clinton), I’ve been to some cities that I’ve enjoyed.  Part of the turnoff for me is that New Yorkers in general have that awful and abrasive Noo Yawk blowhard accent (think Mike Francesa) and are just so damned unfriendly.  Go to London and it’s scary how nice those people are.  But I’ll admit, I tend not to be a huge fan of East Coast cities in general, with the exception of specific areas within those cities.  I can’t rightly say I have any great love for Philly, Baltimore, DC, or Boston (though I’d have to say I’d prefer them to NYC).  

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15 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

is it really that strange though? I mean deep down.... you know why right? haha

If you’re implying it’s a Ranger thing...it’s not.  Ask a lot of Jersey folk how they feel about NYC, and you’ll get a wide range of answers...even within families.  Some love it.  Some don’t.  Some like me were into it at one point in their lives, but found it less enjoyable as they aged or simply became interested in different experiences (of course, for some it goes the other way...they discover what it has to offer later, and get into it then).  

I’m to the point where I really hate going...the crowds, the traffic, the general rudeness...not my thing anymore.  I only go when I absolutely have to.  

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I love New York City. 

Part of it is probably because the Yankees are my 1B to the Devils’ 1A. Part of it is probably because I worked and lived there, and absolutely adored every minute of it - even the smelly ones. 

Im not going to speculate why people do and don’t love the city, because that’s kinda silly. So I’ll just chime in that my hatred of the Rangers doesn’t coincide with my hatred of the city. I cannot say the same about the Flyers or the Bruins. 

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36 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

is it really that strange though? I mean deep down.... you know why right? haha

It has nothing to do with whatever Ranger bias thing you think it does. Much like CR76, I loved the city when I was younger but these days I just find going there a huge and expensive hassle. I know a lot of people in the Jersey area still like it but it's just not my thing. Once you sit across from some guy smacking his fun parts around on the subway, the city loses some charm. 

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13 minutes ago, MB3 said:

I love New York City. 

Part of it is probably because the Yankees are my 1B to the Devils’ 1A. Part of it is probably because I worked and lived there, and absolutely adored every minute of it - even the smelly ones. 

Im not going to speculate why people do and don’t love the city, because that’s kinda silly. So I’ll just chime in that my hatred of the Rangers doesn’t coincide with my hatred of the city. I cannot say the same about the Flyers or the Bruins. 

I like everything about Philly and Boston except the people who are from Philly and Boston

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36 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

I did like NYC quite a bit when I was in my 20s, when I was living in Clifton for a while...really not my bag now.  I just find the general experience to be vastly overrated in general...though I’m definitely not a “city guy” (grew up in Hillsborough, now living in Clinton), I’ve been to some cities that I’ve enjoyed.  Part of the turnoff for me is that New Yorkers in general have that awful and abrasive Noo Yawk blowhard accent (think Mike Francesa) and are just so damned unfriendly.  Go to London and it’s scary how nice those people are.  But I’ll admit, I tend not to be a huge fan of East Coast cities in general, with the exception of specific areas within those cities.  I can’t rightly say I have any great love for Philly, Baltimore, DC, or Boston (though I’d have to say I’d prefer them to NYC).  

My experiences have been quite the opposite actually. My first couple times there people couldn’t have been nicer when it came to directions, navigating the subway etc...

Actually, the only time anyone was really an absolute a$$hole to us up there was in NJ. We were riding the train back from NYC and apparently we were in the “quiet car” (seriously?) and we were talking, and a guy stood up and was a total nose about it. It really took a lot for me to not start anything. In my younger years it would have probably escalated into something really quickly. 

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19 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

It has nothing to do with whatever Ranger bias thing you think it does. Much like CR76, I loved the city when I was younger but these days I just find going there a huge and expensive hassle. I know a lot of people in the Jersey area still like it but it's just not my thing. Once you sit across from some guy smacking his fun parts around on the subway, the city loses some charm.

That’s literally every big city though. Vancouver is hands down the most beautiful city I’ve ever been to, but even there we found one neighborhood that had a really bad homeless problem. It was not a pretty sight. 

Although, their Sky Train is much nicer than the NY subway. That’s for sure. 

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39 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

That’s literally every big city though. Vancouver is hands down the most beautiful city I’ve ever been to, but even there we found one neighborhood that had a really bad homeless problem. It was not a pretty sight. 

Although, their Sky Train is much nicer than the NY subway. That’s for sure. 

I should clarify, I'm not a fan of cities in general. That was just a specific moment. I'm much more of a suburb or woods person. My point was more that people can dislike the city for reasons other than the Rangers 

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2 hours ago, Nicomo said:

Man, the hate some of you have for NYC is so strange to me. I despise the Rags as much as anyone, but the city itself? I’ve immensely enjoyed it every time I’ve gone there. Maybe it’s because I’m an outsider to the area, but it being some 70’s era Taxi Driver like sh!thole has not been my experience at all.

The whole thing is incredibly stupid, and when people on this board complain about it or talk about it smelling like pee, I assume it’s based on some movie portrayal and they haven’t actually been to NYC, or at least not in a couple decades. 

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4 hours ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

It has nothing to do with whatever Ranger bias thing you think it does. Much like CR76, I loved the city when I was younger but these days I just find going there a huge and expensive hassle. I know a lot of people in the Jersey area still like it but it's just not my thing. Once you sit across from some guy smacking his fun parts around on the subway, the city loses some charm. 

i didnt think it had anything Rangers bias about it. I can just see how people living around "the best city in America / One of the best city in the world". And constantly getting shoved down their throat how great it is and getting all the attention can grow old and rub some people the wrong way.

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6 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

i didnt think it had anything Rangers bias about it. I can just see how people living around "the best city in America / One of the best city in the world". And constantly getting shoved down their throat how great it is and getting all the attention can grow old and rub some people the wrong way.

You realize, of course, that’s the exact same thing that happens with the Rangers, don’t you?

The constant blathering of the fans and media about how great they are, and all of the free agents and players wanting to play there because of how great it is, etc...

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1 minute ago, mfitz804 said:

You realize, of course, that’s the exact same thing that happens with the Rangers, don’t you?

The constant blathering of the fans and media about how great they are, and all of the free agents and players wanting to play there because of how great it is, etc...

and you realize, of course it's the same thing that happens with the habs, don't you?

The rangers are not 100+ years old and they don't have 24 cups. You can thank the lord for that cause i'm the one having to deal with that entitlement up here lol

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6 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

and you realize, of course it's the same thing that happens with the habs, don't you?

The rangers are not 100+ years old and they don't have 24 cups. You can thank the lord for that cause i'm the one having to deal with that entitlement up here lol

Who gives a fvck about the Habs on a Devils message board?

;) 

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4 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Who gives a fvck about the Habs on a Devils message board?

;) 

Hey common sense doesn't always apply in life. 

Like when our crowd is chanting Rangers Sucks when we're playing another team... *facepalm* 

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4 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

Hey common sense doesn't always apply in life. 

Like when our crowd is chanting Rangers Sucks when we're playing another team... *facepalm* 

The fact that we aren’t playing them doesn’t mean they don’t suck.

Does terrorism only suck during an attack? No, no it does not. 

We’re just chanting a fact. 

:) 

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3 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

The fact that we aren’t playing them doesn’t mean they don’t suck.

Does terrorism only suck during an attack? No, no it does not. 

We’re just chanting a fact. 

:) 

Yeah go and constantly talk about the sh!tty things your ex girfriend did to your wife/gf like.... constantly even when it's not on subject at all and tell me how that goes lol 

even if it's a fact....... there's a time and place

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15 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

Yeah go and constantly talk about the sh!tty things your ex girfriend did to your wife/gf like.... constantly even when it's not on subject at all and tell me how that goes lol 

even if it's a fact....... there's a time and place

Your analogies are absolutely terrible, dude. How are our opponents considered our wives/gfs in this situation? 

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14 hours ago, MB3 said:

Your analogies are absolutely terrible, dude. How are our opponents considered our wives/gfs in this situation? 

Yeah that makes no sense. I’m pretty sure the Islanders don’t give a sh!t if we say the Rangers suck.

In actuality, it’s more like hanging out with your boys and talking about your ex, which is always acceptable even if she isn’t there. Which supports my position, the Rangers and your ex both suck whether they are there or not. 

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I like NYC.  I think it is a fun city and there are always a ton of things to do there.

I do also think NYC is slightly overrated.  I did like NYC more when I was in my 20's as well but these days it is just a hassle as well as relatively expensive to even get there.  My wife absolutely loves NYC but these days I am kind of meh towards it.  It definitely is better than Philly which I find to be boring after about an hour or so and I find people there to be more unfriendly than NYC.

The one thing I will say is that while I find most NY'ers to be friendly in general, let's not kid ourselves and think that they don't sh!t on NJ any chance they get.

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13 hours ago, SterioDesign said:

and you realize, of course it's the same thing that happens with the habs, don't you?

The rangers are not 100+ years old and they don't have 24 cups. You can thank the lord for that cause i'm the one having to deal with that entitlement up here lol

The bolded:  but they act they like do.  The organization and their fanbase truly believe that they are the NHL equivalent of the Yankees, simply by virtue of playing in NYC (and more on that below, as to how players help to feed into that).  There's nothing quite like it...the Rangers are literally the ONLY franchise and fanbase in this area that carries themselves in such a way.  I'm a Met fan, and if you look at it on paper, the Rangers are FAR closer to being the Mets than they could ever possibly dream of being to the Yankees.  But one thing you won't see is Mets fans acting like their franchise isn't a complete joke.  Those of us who are insane enough to follow them KNOW it is. 

As far as being completely oblivious to reality goes, the only other NY franchise that I think comes close at the moment is the Knicks...and it's only the franchise, really.  Their fans know the deal and don't act like they have this incredibly rich history chock full of successful traditions.  The Knick franchise is FINALLY realizing that simply playing in NYC isn't necessarily enough on its own to entice big names...so maybe they start to wake up, though I can't imagine James Dolan ever finding a clue about anything.  The Mets have been in this same boat for years (rotten owners are always a killer), but they keep doing enough to sabotage themselves that they may NEVER find a way to cash in on the whole NY sex appeal thing, without doing a whole lot of winning first.  The Mets' image as a collection of meddling dysfunctional buffoons is more firmly ingrained now more than it's ever been...maybe even more than it was in the late 70s-early 80s. 

The truly baffling thing about the Rangers is that they are kind of like the Yankees in one way and one way only...the Yanks could be terrible for 10 straight years, but there will ALWAYS be bigger-name players who will sign there in a heartbeat...but I GET that.  The Yankees earned their legacy through many years of real tradition and success.  They've built their brand through generation after generation of a hell of a lot of winning.

Why the fvcking RANGERS of all teams seem to get this same respect from players who can't wait to sign there no matter how pedestrian the track record...that I admit fvcking baffles me to no end. 

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