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13 minutes ago, MB3 said:

That’s because people have to like you enough to spend money on you, even for a gag gift. 

 

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Anyone who would buy a Rangers jersey definitely wouldn’t like me that much. 

Oh, and you are getting coal in your stocking. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas. Put your socks on with caution. 

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3 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

Nobody would ever think of giving me a Rangers jersey as a gift. Just sayin'. 

The people that know me best know that if they ever even considered giving me anything remotely resembling a Rag jersey as a gift, I would use it to blindfold them and roll them down the nearest hill.

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41 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Crap in the Jacks is pretty bad. Almost as bad as owning a Rangers jersey. 

Many MANY years ago, I went to a Devils - Rangers game at MSG with my younger brother (a Rags fan, though not super-hardcore).  After the game we went into Cosby’s (we both had very heavy buzzes), and on display among other jerseys was an authentic ultrafil white #93 Gilmour...even though I didn’t have a whole lot of disposable income, I had to have that jersey (and I still do).

Being a good older bro, I decided to buy my bro (who had snagged the tix to the game) a Rags jersey (non-personalized replica...I’m not THAT good of an older bro).  Pretty sure that I broke out in hives and boils as I did that.  I HATED buying that damned jersey.

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I don't hate the RR. Hell of a lot better than our regular jerseys at this point. I'll never get used to them and I still think they're horrible. 

Someone mentioned using the template of the original jerseys in red and black. I saw a mock up of that once and they looked incredible. I'd be very into that. 

Also I'll never get behind teams wearing jerseys from the cities they relocated from. Seems like a slap in the face to Quebec and Hartford to have their teams yanked away, and have their teams' identity used as a gimmicky money grab to be worn by people who have never stepped foot in Connecticut or Quebec. What do the Whalers and Nordiques have to do with Raleigh and Denver? Seems weird to me. 

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4 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

I’ve bought Devils jerseys for people who were kinda hockey fans leaning towards the Rangers. 

My brother (outside of a 7-year-stint living in London) has always identified with NY.  He’s spent several years living there.  He was always a Ranger fan (since childhood...also roots for the Yankees, Knicks, and Jets) and has gone to his fair share of games with work buddies.  I would’ve been very happy to convert him if it was a possibility.

I did buy my nephew a couple of Devils jerseys, who was more of a blank slate as a young kid.  He wound up becoming a Penguins fan, of all things.  

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4 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

I did buy my nephew a couple of Devils jerseys, who was more of a blank slate as a young kid.  He wound up becoming a Penguins fan, of all things.  

There may have been a point that I bought every baby born to a friend of ours a Devils jersey. And my nephew who lives near Pittsburgh had several different sizes as he grew. 

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25 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

There may have been a point that I bought every baby born to a friend of ours a Devils jersey. And my nephew who lives near Pittsburgh had several different sizes as he grew. 

This is called ‘being a good friend’. 

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On 11/18/2020 at 12:11 AM, thecoffeecake said:

I don't hate the RR. Hell of a lot better than our regular jerseys at this point. I'll never get used to them and I still think they're horrible. 

Someone mentioned using the template of the original jerseys in red and black. I saw a mock up of that once and they looked incredible. I'd be very into that. 

Also I'll never get behind teams wearing jerseys from the cities they relocated from. Seems like a slap in the face to Quebec and Hartford to have their teams yanked away, and have their teams' identity used as a gimmicky money grab to be worn by people who have never stepped foot in Connecticut or Quebec. What do the Whalers and Nordiques have to do with Raleigh and Denver? Seems weird to me. 

Colo. & Carolina went full bore with retro celebrating with where they came from.  I'm kinda surprised/disappointed  Devils did nothing to honor Rockies or Scouts. But each team had a heavy hand in design so higher ups didn't want it? 

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1 minute ago, vadvlfan said:

Colo. & Carolina went full bore with retro celebrating with where they came from.  I'm kinda surprised/disappointed  Devils did nothing to honor Rockies or Scouts. But each team had a heavy hand in design so higher ups didn't want it? 

That's because those two relocations happened in the last 25 years and people still largely remember them.  Rockies were 38/39 years ago and Scouts last played 44/45 years ago and were never big draws.  There is still a large portion of Devils fans who don't even know anything about the Scouts and Rockies and even fewer people who remember them.

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19 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

That's because those two relocations happened in the last 25 years and people still largely remember them.  Rockies were 38/39 years ago and Scouts last played 44/45 years ago and were never big draws.  There is still a large portion of Devils fans who don't even know anything about the Scouts and Rockies and even fewer people who remember them.

Agreed. Both the Nordiques and the Whalers had significant history. The Scouts and Rockies were a blip, combined time in existence was 8 years, relevance of both teams was zero. Part of the franchise history, yes. Important enough to base a jersey design on instead of the 38 years of history in NJ? Nope. 

Next year we can do Founders Retros instead where every team wears something based on their franchise’s first season, and then we can have an ugly blue and gold jersey. 

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4 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

I get they're mad at renegotiating something they thought was signed and over, but there's that whole issue of unprecedented times and stuff going on.

Meh, whatever. They can stand on principle, make 0$, and I'll find something else to do. It's safer to just assume it isn't happening until a skate hits the ice at this point. 

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Kind of makes me wonder how much owners actually make from having a hockey team. It doesn’t really seem like it’s a lot. Sometimes the things they do make me feel like they don’t mind if the whole league shuts down. 

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I think they need the gate and without it or with a limited one some or maybe even most would probably prefer they punt the season.  Can't say I blame them. I have a hard time sympathizing with the players if they can't understand the conditions now are drastically different than when the agreement was signed. If they want to hold the line and say nah we're not going to negotiate that's fine, kick rocks and enjoy risk not getting paid at all like millions and millions of others in these dire times. I miss hockey but it's pretty far down on the list of priorities in the big picture as in off the map. My two cents. 

I can't imagine US minor league hockey who has even less money and needs the gate even more pulling off a season under these conditions unless something unforeseen changes. 

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Personally I just don't care what happens either way next season at this point. I don't have the patience to listen to millionaire players and billionaire owners bitch and moan about one another.

I don't plan on attending a game until 2022 at this point so if they play I'll be watching on tv and if they don't I'll be watching something else on tv like I've been doing since March anyway. 

 

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6 hours ago, Satans Hockey said:

Personally I just don't care what happens either way next season at this point. I don't have the patience to listen to millionaire players and billionaire owners bitch and moan about one another.

I don't plan on attending a game until 2022 at this point so if they play I'll be watching on tv and if they don't I'll be watching something else on tv like I've been doing since March anyway. 

 

I agree with the second part but not the first. The arguing I can do without, but I really miss watching so I can’t say I don’t care what happens. 

Life goes on either way, obviously, but I still need my fix. 

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39 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

I agree with the second part but not the first. The arguing I can do without, but I really miss watching so I can’t say I don’t care what happens. 

Life goes on either way, obviously, but I still need my fix. 

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