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2012-05-16 09:43:13 AM  
It's sort of inevitable. The Rangers fan base expands west to overlap with Devils territory and east to overlap with Islanders territory, and it's not unusual for Rangers fans to pass other NHL arenas on the way to MSG. I guess you could limit it by using the tactics in the article but I'm sure there will be some blue in The Rock no matter what.

Also, I went to my first game in Newark this year and that arena is farking gorgeous.
 
2012-05-16 10:43:08 AM  
Two things:

1) A "No Blue" rule is only going to make hardcore Ranger fans want to go more

2) When selling a ticket, a sale is a sale. I don't see people doing a lot of extra work just so they can sell to other Devils fans.


Note: I am not always right.
 
2012-05-16 11:43:29 AM  
1. Do not listing your tickets on the secondary market
2. Do not use proper grammar in an ESPN article
 
2012-05-16 01:20:39 PM  
Well, doesn't hurt to try.
 
2012-05-16 01:22:22 PM  
That's not exactly the most potentially "inflammatory" thing to come out the last day or so Link
 
2012-05-16 01:27:19 PM  

Killer Cars: That's not exactly the most potentially "inflammatory" thing to come out the last day or so Link


Luckily nobody cares what Marty says about anything. Except where to find the best donuts and how to steal your brother-in-law's wife.
 
2012-05-16 01:32:08 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Hey guys, what's going on?
 
2012-05-16 01:32:21 PM  

Killer Cars: That's not exactly the most potentially "inflammatory" thing to come out the last day or so Link


He's right though. If the rags defensemen just want to keep lying down to block shots and cover the puck, then I say keep shooting one timers at them. Maybe a few get hurt, but that will make them think twice before falling to the ice every time the puck comes towards them. It's not about intentionally hurting them, but they do continuously drop to the ice. If they get hurt, it's their own stupid fault.
 
2012-05-16 01:32:23 PM  
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2012-05-16 01:37:49 PM  
They've been trying this in Ottawa for over a decade to keep Leafs fans out. It doesn't work.
 
2012-05-16 01:42:54 PM  

Flappyhead: They've been trying this in Ottawa for over a decade to keep Leafs fans out. It doesn't work.


Well, they'll just have to stick to the tried and true method of keeping Leafs fans out: making the playoffs.
 
2012-05-16 01:43:04 PM  
They should call the Nationals' ticket office for tips. They pretty well short-circuited the Phillies fans during their last visit.
 
2012-05-16 01:48:18 PM  

FreakinB: It's sort of inevitable. The Rangers fan base expands west to overlap with Devils territory and east to overlap with Islanders territory, and it's not unusual for Rangers fans to pass other NHL arenas on the way to MSG. I guess you could limit it by using the tactics in the article but I'm sure there will be some blue in The Rock no matter what.

Also, I went to my first game in Newark this year and that arena is farking gorgeous.


Also: Devils management shouldn't really biatch when they can't sell out The Rock unless the Rangers (or Flyers) are in town; and The Rock is smaller than the Meadowlands arena.
 
2012-05-16 01:49:10 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: Except where to find the best donuts and how to steal your brother-in-law's wife.


As if those aren't things us normal folk are regularly seeking advice on...

TonnageVT: He's right though.


I'm pretty sure it was tongue-in-cheek anyway, but it was a terribly stupid thing to say regardless. Now, if heaven forbid an Adam Larsson slapshot doink's right off Callahan's dome, guess what talking point overcomes the whole series. No one would think anything of it had Marty just joked about something else.
 
2012-05-16 01:49:17 PM  

TonnageVT: Killer Cars: That's not exactly the most potentially "inflammatory" thing to come out the last day or so Link

He's right though. If the rags defensemen just want to keep lying down to block shots and cover the puck, then I say keep shooting one timers at them. Maybe a few get hurt, but that will make them think twice before falling to the ice every time the puck comes towards them. It's not about intentionally hurting them, but they do continuously drop to the ice. If they get hurt, it's their own stupid fault.


Hey, as long as the Rangers get in the Finals, works for me.
 
2012-05-16 01:50:08 PM  

The Bestest: Flappyhead: They've been trying this in Ottawa for over a decade to keep Leafs fans out. It doesn't work.

Well, they'll just have to stick to the tried and true method of keeping Leafs fans out: making the playoffs.


Bdumpch.

Same things happens when the Bruins play the Canadiens in the playoffs. Lots of Habs fans venture out of their mud huts and go to a real city to see how high class folks attend professional hockey games.
 
2012-05-16 01:53:29 PM  

soopey: The Bestest: Flappyhead: They've been trying this in Ottawa for over a decade to keep Leafs fans out. It doesn't work.

Well, they'll just have to stick to the tried and true method of keeping Leafs fans out: making the playoffs.

Bdumpch.

Same things happens when the Bruins play the Canadiens in the playoffs. Lots of Habs fans venture out of their mud huts and go to a real city to see how high class folks attend professional hockey games.


The Habs fans tend to make their presence felt in the Coliseum whenever the team comes to play the Islanders. Not that I enjoy it, but I have to give them credit. That's not as easy of a trip as it is for a Rangers fan.
 
2012-05-16 01:58:25 PM  

FreakinB: The Habs fans tend to make their presence felt in the Coliseum whenever the team comes to play the Islanders. Not that I enjoy it, but I have to give them credit. That's not as easy of a trip as it is for a Rangers fan.



I have a feeling it's not as much Habs fans coming from Montreal as it is those "fans" that don't actually live in Montreal or never have. Kinda like Yankee and Steelers fans when you go to a baseball or football game.
 
2012-05-16 01:59:32 PM  
Okay, NOW I'm rooting for the Rangers... :P
 
2012-05-16 02:00:06 PM  

fatalvenom: FreakinB: The Habs fans tend to make their presence felt in the Coliseum whenever the team comes to play the Islanders. Not that I enjoy it, but I have to give them credit. That's not as easy of a trip as it is for a Rangers fan.

I have a feeling it's not as much Habs fans coming from Montreal as it is those "fans" that don't actually live in Montreal or never have. Kinda like Yankee and Steelers fans when you go to a baseball or football game.


Does Montreal still have those fans?
 
2012-05-16 02:01:10 PM  

hogans: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 300x375]

Hey guys, what's going on?


Hey, do you have the original for that?

/oh wait
 
2012-05-16 02:03:19 PM  

robsul82: Does Montreal still have those fans?


I'm sure. There is always that group of fans who like a team just because "wharrrgarbl most rings wharrrgarbl", not because of geographic location etc.
 
2012-05-16 02:04:49 PM  

fatalvenom: robsul82: Does Montreal still have those fans?

I'm sure. There is always that group of fans who like a team just because "wharrrgarbl most rings wharrrgarbl", not because of geographic location etc.


More commonly known as Cowboys fans.
 
2012-05-16 02:06:03 PM  
The hue-and-cry over shot-blocking lately is getting absurd.

I was listening to a couple of sports radio hosts complaining that not only are the Rags blocking shots, they are also (horror of horrors) getting in passing lanes.

I call that good solid defense. What the hell else is the defense supposed to do, if not try to prevent shots and break up passes? If defensemen have the discipline and the balls to consistently get down on the ice and sacrifice their body to block shots, I think that's what hockey is all about. More power to them.
 
2012-05-16 02:06:52 PM  

Flappyhead: fatalvenom: robsul82: Does Montreal still have those fans?

I'm sure. There is always that group of fans who like a team just because "wharrrgarbl most rings wharrrgarbl", not because of geographic location etc.

More commonly known as Cowboys fans.


Some of us grew up being secret San Jose fans because they had a "HOLY CRAP BATMAN! They have a shark on their jersey! It's eating a stick! That's wicked cool!"

/whistles
 
2012-05-16 02:07:08 PM  
I was at both Devils\Flyers games at the Rock, and I'd say the place was about 1/8th flyers fans (I'm a flyers fan). On the Sunday game, our section was overwhelmingly flyers fans. Hell of a lot of good it did though.

I'll be at the Rock on Saturday, and even stooping to wearing a Devils jersey, just because the rangers suck that much.

/also going tonight
 
2012-05-16 02:07:44 PM  
Whoops. In my excitement, I forgot to add:
"until Joe got traded there"
 
2012-05-16 02:07:50 PM  

Doc Daneeka: The hue-and-cry over shot-blocking lately is getting absurd.

I was listening to a couple of sports radio hosts complaining that not only are the Rags blocking shots, they are also (horror of horrors) getting in passing lanes.

I call that good solid defense. What the hell else is the defense supposed to do, if not try to prevent shots and break up passes? If defensemen have the discipline and the balls to consistently get down on the ice and sacrifice their body to block shots, I think that's what hockey is all about. More power to them.



Who are these asshat "sports radio hosts" ?
 
2012-05-16 02:10:06 PM  

TonnageVT: Maybe a few get hurt, but that will make them think twice before falling to the ice every time the puck comes towards them. It's not about intentionally hurting them, but they do continuously drop to the ice. If they get hurt, it's their own stupid fault.


Yeah, blocking shots is stupid. The Rangers should be more like the Flyers and just let the Devils do whatever they want.

And I have absolutely no problem with what Uncle Daddy Maaaaaaarty said. It's certainly not going to stop the Rangers from doing the same thing they've done all season.
 
2012-05-16 02:11:46 PM  

fatalvenom: Doc Daneeka: The hue-and-cry over shot-blocking lately is getting absurd.

I was listening to a couple of sports radio hosts complaining that not only are the Rags blocking shots, they are also (horror of horrors) getting in passing lanes.

I call that good solid defense. What the hell else is the defense supposed to do, if not try to prevent shots and break up passes? If defensemen have the discipline and the balls to consistently get down on the ice and sacrifice their body to block shots, I think that's what hockey is all about. More power to them.


Who are these asshat "sports radio hosts" ?


WGR afternoon show in Buffalo (where they always talk hockey even when the local team missed the playoffs and hasn't been on the ice in over a month).

Entertaining to listen to most of the time, but now and then they promote and opinion that's just damned stupid.

It's not only them though. Lots of media have been complaining about shot-blocking lately.
 
2012-05-16 02:14:35 PM  

Doc Daneeka: WGR afternoon show in Buffalo (where they always talk hockey even when the local team missed the playoffs and hasn't been on the ice in over a month).

Entertaining to listen to most of the time, but now and then they promote and opinion that's just damned stupid.

It's not only them though. Lots of media have been complaining about shot-blocking lately.



Complaining about shot blocking is asinine. From pee wee hockey all the way through college, everyone of my coaches told the defensemen, "either you block shots, or you don't play".
 
2012-05-16 02:18:15 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: Yeah, blocking shots is stupid. The Rangers should be more like the Flyers and just let the Devils do whatever they want.

And I have absolutely no problem with what Uncle Daddy Maaaaaaarty said. It's certainly not going to stop the Rangers from doing the same thing they've done all season.


I'm not saying it's stupid, but if they keep doing it, take advantage of it. No one should stop shooting just because precious snowflake callahan fell to the ice. "oh noes, they're looking to injure them". Unfortunately what Killer Cars said is right, if a rag gets hurt from a shot, Tortarella, who'll find something to whine about regardless, will start whining that the Devils are trying to injure his cupcakes.
 
2012-05-16 02:20:59 PM  

fatalvenom: FreakinB: The Habs fans tend to make their presence felt in the Coliseum whenever the team comes to play the Islanders. Not that I enjoy it, but I have to give them credit. That's not as easy of a trip as it is for a Rangers fan.


I have a feeling it's not as much Habs fans coming from Montreal as it is those "fans" that don't actually live in Montreal or never have. Kinda like Yankee and Steelers fans when you go to a baseball or football game.


Ugh. I hate to defend them, but I can promise you that I've never met a Canadiens fan on Long Island and maybe one in NYC. They're coming from somewhere, even if it's not Montreal.

A couple of years back the Islanders had a game against the Canadiens on the night of a blizzard. They didn't cancel the game but driving was impossible. Of the few fans who actually showed up, most were Habs fans who were staying in the neighboring Long Island Marriott. That wasn't fun to watch. Though the Isles won IIRC.
 
2012-05-16 02:21:02 PM  

Doc Daneeka: It's not only them though. Lots of media have been complaining about shot-blocking lately.


Goodness, really? Are they trying to make it akin it to "the trap" as some sort of unskilled, boring, unfair type of defense? The fact they don't give up many goals is still first and foremost because Lundqvist is good at his job.

I will say though, aside from textbook shot-blocking with your body, Boyle a few times during the last game just laid his stick out to purposely deflect a shot when he could've done a little more than that, and I always thought goalies HATED that sh*t; either block it outright, or get out of the way and let him see the shot.
 
2012-05-16 02:22:47 PM  
I honestly don't care if the Rangers want to drop to the ice to block a shot. That's good hockey as far as I'm concerned, and if it stops the puck from going in the net, then even better for the Rangers. But at the same time, there's an absolute risk to that activity, and if someone goes down to block a shot and ends up getting a puck to the face or neck, then I'll have a hard time garnering any sympathy for him.
 
2012-05-16 02:24:34 PM  

Killer Cars: I will say though, aside from textbook shot-blocking with your body, Boyle a few times during the last game just laid his stick out to purposely deflect a shot when he could've done a little more than that, and I always thought goalies HATED that sh*t; either block it outright, or get out of the way and let him see the shot.


You try to block a shot with your stick, you liable to just deflect the shot and yeah, your goalie is going to hate you.
 
2012-05-16 02:29:24 PM  

GavinTheAlmighty: I honestly don't care if the Rangers want to drop to the ice to block a shot. That's good hockey as far as I'm concerned, and if it stops the puck from going in the net, then even better for the Rangers. But at the same time, there's an absolute risk to that activity, and if someone goes down to block a shot and ends up getting a puck to the face or neck, then I'll have a hard time garnering any sympathy for him.


And nobody is asking you to. Of course, Tonnage up there is making it seem like it's the Rangers who brought this up, when it was his fatass goaltender who did it from behind his mask. It's cute, really, all the preemptive whining about the possible whining by Tortorella in the event someone does get hurt blocking a shot.

Of course, if I was a Devils fan and had to listen to Chico Resch make excuses for every goal the team has ever allowed and every loss they've ever suffered, I guess I'd be a little paranoid too.
 
2012-05-16 02:38:43 PM  
Sure, it's great having an arena full of your own fans, but then you miss out on some quality heckling and shiat talking... especially if the home team wins.

I wish I could have taken pictures of the two Habs fans that were stupid enough to ride the Green Line back to Park Street after the Habs lost to the Bruins at home a few seasons back...
 
2012-05-16 02:41:16 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: And nobody is asking you to. Of course, Tonnage up there is making it seem like it's the Rangers who brought this up, when it was his fatass goaltender who did it from behind his mask. It's cute, really, all the preemptive whining about the possible whining by Tortorella in the event someone does get hurt blocking a shot.


Probably because we all know how Tortarella is. Something doesn't go his way, he stamps his foot and cries. It's the ranger fans who are the ones making a big deal of it, look at the damn article.

Yanks_RSJ: Of course, if I was a Devils fan and had to listen to Chico Resch make excuses for every goal the team has ever allowed and every loss they've ever suffered, I guess I'd be a little paranoid too.


It's better than listening to Joe Michaelleti gargle his way past Lundqvist's cock for every save he makes, even when it comes off the post.
 
2012-05-16 02:47:34 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: all the preemptive whining about the possible probablewhining by Tortorella


I like Tortorella a lot - he's one of my favourite coaches and brought my team a Stanley Cup. But he whines a LOT.
 
2012-05-16 02:54:20 PM  
Hmm, as much as I love NJ as my home state, it's hard to fault any effort that keeps people away from Newark.

/Go Rangers!
 
2012-05-16 03:10:47 PM  

Doc Daneeka: The hue-and-cry over shot-blocking lately is getting absurd.

I was listening to a couple of sports radio hosts complaining that not only are the Rags blocking shots, they are also (horror of horrors) getting in passing lanes..


whoever says that throwing ones body in front of a frozen, vulcanized rubber disc going 90mph is anything less than noble is a farking retard and cant be taken seriously.

the kings dont have the blocks that the rags do, but theyve been amazing at blocking passing lanes since the canucks series. theyre making teams embarrass themselves, and the thought of a rags/kings final sounds awesome at this point.
 
2012-05-16 03:10:56 PM  

TonnageVT: It's better than listening to Joe Michaelleti gargle his way past Lundqvist's cock for every save he makes, even when it comes off the post.


At least Micheletti can do it without inventing imaginary interference on the goaltender like Chico did the other night when talking about the first Rangers goal. Three times he falsely said Stepan bumped into Brodeur, then after Brodeur didn't agree, he polished his balls by saying Marty "took the high road." Give me a break.

Semi-related, there's no reason MSG should be doing a dual postgame for both teams. I don't need to hear from Steve Cangialosi and that Rangers-hating dipshiat Chico, and I'm sure Devils fans don't need to hear from Brian Leetch or Ron Duguay. The Devils have their own channel, let them produce a postgame show for the 12 people who will watch it.
 
2012-05-16 03:13:40 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: Semi-related, there's no reason MSG should be doing a dual postgame for both teams. I don't need to hear from Steve Cangialosi and that Rangers-hating dipshiat Chico, and I'm sure Devils fans don't need to hear from Brian Leetch or Ron Duguay. The Devils have their own channel, let them produce a postgame show for the 12 people who will watch it.


You're right, we don't need to hear about Brian Leetch pretending he gives a fark about the rangers anymore and Ron "I'm still trying to pick up 30 somethings in bars with my look" Duguay.
 
2012-05-16 03:18:16 PM  

TonnageVT: You're right, we don't need to hear about Brian Leetch pretending he gives a fark about the rangers anymore and Ron "I'm still trying to pick up 30 somethings in bars with my look" Duguay.


You'd do it if you could.
 
2012-05-16 03:18:48 PM  
New Jersey has a devilish plan to keep Rangers' fans from the Rock

Know your damn role?
 
2012-05-16 03:24:55 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: TonnageVT: You're right, we don't need to hear about Brian Leetch pretending he gives a fark about the rangers anymore and Ron "I'm still trying to pick up 30 somethings in bars with my look" Duguay.

You'd do it if you could.


What? This look? He looks like Bon Jovi and Tom Jones love child...

workbench.cadenhead.org

/What is it with hockey players and their hair?
 
2012-05-16 03:31:50 PM  
My cousin is going to Game 4, she's a Rangers fan.

/she's loud, you Devils fans will like her
//all 4 of you
 
2012-05-16 03:43:56 PM  

FreakinB: it's not unusual for Rangers fans to pass other NHL arenas on the way to MSG


Anybody taking the train from Central NJ through Newark Penn Station into NYC passes within a block of the Devils arena. Never been there (aside from parking in the parking lot on what is now center ice back when I worked in Newark) but heard it's very nice,
 
2012-05-16 03:55:19 PM  

damageddude: FreakinB: it's not unusual for Rangers fans to pass other NHL arenas on the way to MSG

Anybody taking the train from Central NJ through Newark Penn Station into NYC passes within a block of the Devils arena. Never been there (aside from parking in the parking lot on what is now center ice back when I worked in Newark) but heard it's very nice,


I've been to The Rock for hockey, the circus, and to take my daughter to see The Wiggles. It is beautiful.
 
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