Originally Posted by Boston Garden
New Jersey didn't even sell out through the early 2000's when they were at the peak of their success. In fact they were a couple hundred better than Boston when the Bruins were at rock bottom. Case and point the New Jersey couldn't average a sell out this year when the Devils made it to the Cup Finals. Speaking of the Cup Finals you're aware that the Vancouver-Boston series blew the NJ-LA Finals out of the water? In fact NJ-LA was historically awful rating wise?
Nevermind when the Old Boston Garden used to be around which was one of the best home ice advantages in sports.....while the Devils were the Kansas City Scouts and the Colorado Rockies
(not to be confused with the baseball team).
Bottom line is that Boston is an Original 6 franchise that isn't going anywhere, New Jersey is in flux and could be relocating for the 3rd time in franchise history.
I never said Boston was moving. Clearly they're not.
But making negative comments about the Devils fanbase is pretty ridiculous coming from a guy who roots for an original 6 team that averaged 15000 fans year after year playing in a big city with absolutely no competition to sell fix anywhere near them. The Devils came to NJ and had to compete with the Rags who are 15 mins away, the Isles who are and hour away and the Flyers who are 2 hours away.
Fact is, the Devils fanbase is bigger than its ever been and the team plays in a new arena that's one of the nicest in the NHL. They're not going anywhere.
Originally Posted by pesadillamal
Much like the franchise residing there, I expect the 2013 draft to be a black eye for the league as multiple future stars take a wrong turn in Newark and wind up in the hospital with no wallet.
Poor Homo Larry. Still upset weeks after Henrique sent the Queen and that loser franchise across the river home. Don't worry, as Rags fans have been saying for the last 15 year's "the future looks bright." What a joke.