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    NEW JERSEY DEVILS WIN STANLEY CUP!!!!!!!!!



    Devils 3, Mighty Ducks 0

    By ALAN ROBINSON, AP Sports Writer
    June 10, 2003

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- No city really claims the New Jersey Devils.

    New York mostly ignores them and the various communities that surround their swampland home barely pay attention, except during the long postseasons.

    Their arena, which is more like an airplane hangar, is straight out of the 1980s and looks it. Past victory parades have be held in a sprawling parking lot. The cast changes regularly, but hardly ever involves a big name or big contract..

    But there's something to brag about -- a roster that doesn't cost a ton of money but one that the Rangers, Penguins, Blackhawks and Maple Leafs wish they could own.

    To the Devils, winning the Stanley Cup isn't something they do once in a lifetime. Every season, they believe they can win the Cup or at least compete for it.

    The Devils raised their third Stanley Cup in nine years in a sold-out-for-a-change Continental Airlines Arena on Monday night, ending the Anaheim Mighty Ducks' improbable playoff run with a 3-0 victory in Game 7.

    Given their overall lack of fan support, the Devils would seem to have a home-ice disadvantage, but never before has an arena meant more in crowning an NHL champion. The Devils lost every game, all three, played in the Southland, as the Los Angeles area calls itself. They won every game, all four, played in New Jersey.

    To put into historical perspective what they've done, consider that only five other teams since the NHL began in 1917 have won as many Cups within a 10-year timeframe: Ottawa (not the current-day Senators); Montreal, Detroit, the New York Islanders and Edmonton.

    ``This is so hard to win, and I never would have thought this would have happened again, but we've built and worked hard as a team and we've got a lot of character and guys who work together,'' said Scott Stevens, who, like goalie Martin Brodeur has been there for all three Cups. ``All year we found a way to win.''

    Almost every year they find a way; this was their third trip to the finals in four years. Dynasty, perhaps, is not the proper word; there were five years between the first and second titles; three years (and one failed Game 7 that prevented a fourth title) between the second and third. Only the much more prosperous Red Wings have won as many Cups since the Oilers won their fifth and last Cup in 1990.

    ``Nobody talks about a dynasty until it's over,'' Brodeur said.

    Brodeur symbolizes what the Devils are all about. He has yet to win a Vezina trophy as the NHL's best goalie, a Hart trophy as the NHL's regular-season MVP, a Conn Smythe trophy as the playoffs MVP. What he has are three Stanley Cups, more than any other current goalie now that Patrick Roy is retired.

    As usual, the Devils changed coaches before winning this title; Pat Burns oversaw this group, following in the skate marks of Jacques Lemaire (1995) and Larry Robinson (2000). Burns drove them hard, from the first day of training camp to the last possible game of the season; drove them without as much as a smile or a friendly wink.

    ``Pat, as everybody knows, doesn't smile a whole lot,'' Ken Daneyko said.

    As usual, they lost key players (Bobby Holik to free agency, Petr Sykora to a trade). A man named Steinbrenner signs their checks, but they contain a lot fewer zeros than those of the Yankees.

    Last summer, their key pickups were Jeff Friesen from, of all teams, the Ducks and Grant Marshall. Friesen had an up-and-down season, yet broke through with five goals against his old team in the finals, two in Game 7. He also had the winning goal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against Ottawa.

    In this era of frequent overhauls and quick fixes, the Devils don't plan to tear down what's not broken, to suddenly chase the high-priced talent that could aid their next Cup run. They are content to let history judge what they do and how they do it.

    ``It's not over for us and we are going to try to build on this,'' Brodeur said. ``Ten years, 20 years down the road, people will look back at what we accomplished and they will say if say if we deserve to be a dynasty or not.''
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  • #2
    good for you Eone, but this really should have been put in the off-topic section of the forum.

    Me, i'm an Orange and Black fan, thats right, a FLYERS FAN!

    Anaheim gave em a fight, and it will be different next year!

    LETS GO FLYERS!
    Firefighter, Volunteering since Oct 2001

    CCFA 05-04, best overall class for 2005
    "GOOD GAME!"

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    • #3
      Congragulations to the Devils
      Engine 101
      The Pride of Old Town


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeU8-8xSvMU

      http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h155/Seagrave7/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mdoddsjffhnfc
        good for you Eone, but this really should have been put in the off-topic section of the forum

        yea i know but i couldnt resist and when ppl come into the firefighting forums i want this to be the first thing they see.

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        • #5
          Two things:

          1. I'm from NJ and I HATE THE DEVILS! GO RANGERS!

          2. With all the talk about alcohol on these forums, you still think it is appropriate to use a Budweiser logo as your avitar?
          PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

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          • #6
            Need I say more!!!

            <-- Avatar (sorry PAVolunteer)

            ***---***INTERCEPTED PHONE CALL***---***

            Operator: "Hello, New York Rangers."
            Caller: "Um, yeah, is Lord Stanley there?:
            Operator: "Excuse me?"
            Caller: "Yes, I'm looking for Lord Stanley? Is he there?"
            Operator: No response.
            Caller: "That's right....he's residing ACROSS THE RIVER!"
            Caller hangs up

            ***---***END INTERCEPTED PHONE CALL***---**
            (idea from ESPN.com Page 2 poll results)

            Sorry.....I couldn't resist!!

            -Devil

            (George...good catch about the Bud avatar. Tiller, for the sake of avoiding problems you might want to change it....maybe to a picture of Lord Stanley's Cup.)
            Once again....the above views are my own and not that of my department. (And probably should not be construed as having any real meaning, whatsoever!)

            IACOJ

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            • #7
              [QUOTE***---***INTERCEPTED PHONE CALL***---***

              Operator: "Hello, New York Rangers."
              Caller: "Um, yeah, is Lord Stanley there?:
              Operator: "Excuse me?"
              Caller: "Yes, I'm looking for Lord Stanley? Is he there?"
              Operator: No response.
              Caller: "That's right....he's residing ACROSS THE RIVER!"
              Caller hangs up

              ***---***END INTERCEPTED PHONE CALL***---**
              (idea from ESPN.com Page 2 poll results)

              Sorry.....I couldn't resist!!

              -Devil
              [/QUOTE]

              That's excellent. Very funny.
              PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

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              • #8
                Next year is the year of the FLYERS BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                AJ, MICP, FireMedic
                Member, IACOJ.
                FTM-PTB-EGH-DTRT-RFB-KTF
                This message has been made longer, in part from a grant from the You Are a Freaking Moron Foundation.

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                • #9
                  Good for NJ.

                  Bad for hockey!

                  Ban the trap, let the skilled players decide the game. Call the rules. The NHL got what they wanted an LA-NY match up, even if the teams weren't what Bettman hoped for.

                  Now hopefully they can cut the crap, eliminate the centre ice obstruction and then we can watch good fast hockey again. It's pretty bad when your team wins the championship but your so boring that you can't fill your arena.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by manofire2
                    Good for NJ.

                    Bad for hockey!

                    Ban the trap, let the skilled players decide the game. Call the rules. The NHL got what they wanted an LA-NY match up, even if the teams weren't what Bettman hoped for.

                    Now hopefully they can cut the crap, eliminate the centre ice obstruction and then we can watch good fast hockey again. It's pretty bad when your team wins the championship but your so boring that you can't fill your arena.
                    How do you do this?

                    Eliminate the red line like in every other hockey league in the world.

                    The Devils never fill the building because the acess to the arena sucks, the parking is too expensive, the tickets are too expensive, and, as you said, the hockey is boring.

                    Why are so many people in NJ Rangers fans? The tickets are less expensive, you can take a train to the Garden..right to the Garden. Walk up two flights of stairs and your in. The tickets are less expensive than the Devils. They may not always win, but it's real hockey.
                    PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GeorgeWendtCFI


                      How do you do this?

                      Eliminate the red line like in every other hockey league in the world.

                      The Devils never fill the building because the acess to the arena sucks, the parking is too expensive, the tickets are too expensive, and, as you said, the hockey is boring.

                      Why are so many people in NJ Rangers fans? The tickets are less expensive, you can take a train to the Garden..right to the Garden. Walk up two flights of stairs and your in. The tickets are less expensive than the Devils. They may not always win, but it's real hockey.
                      Eliminating the red line might help but the first thing the league needs to do is enforce the rules.

                      The NHL is of the mindset that they don't want to see their marquis players sitting in the penalty box. As a result Scott Stevens is allowed to get away with murder, Peter Forsberg dives his was to MVP trophies and NJ and Anaheim can clutch and grab their way to the finals. Meanwhile the refs swallow their whistles and the fans sleep.

                      The first thing the league needs to do is enforce the existing rules then tamper with creating new rules like eliminating the red line.

                      One thing you overlook though George, is that most leagues that play without the red line also enjoy larger ice surfaces. This would help here but you will never see it due to the cost factor.

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                      • #12
                        2. With all the talk about alcohol on these forums, you still think it is appropriate to use a Budweiser logo as your avitar?

                        (George...good catch about the Bud avatar. Tiller, for the sake of avoiding problems you might want to change it....maybe to a picture of Lord Stanley's Cup.)

                        i understand what yall are saying but no one has had a problem with it, except for the recently parted kvfcjr.until it arises as a big problem then ill change it.

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                        • #13
                          The first thing the league needs to do is enforce the existing rules then tamper with creating new rules like eliminating the red line.
                          Very true.

                          One thing you overlook though George, is that most leagues that play without the red line also enjoy larger ice surfaces. This would help here but you will never see it due to the cost factor.
                          This is true of international hockey, but in HS, College and most US amatuer leagues are still plating on 200 x 85.

                          I saw Scott Stevens throw out the first pitch at the Yankee game Fri. night. He throws like a girl.
                          PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

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                          • #14
                            I saw Scott Stevens throw out the first pitch at the Yankee game Fri. night. He throws like a girl.
                            Yeah but he hits like a truck.

                            GO DEVILS
                            This space for rent

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                            • #15
                              [QUOTE]Originally posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
                              [B]

                              Very true.


                              This is true of international hockey, but in HS, College and most US amatuer leagues are still plating on 200 x 85.


                              True but HS, college and US amateur leagues do not compare with the speed and size of the NHL or for that matters Canadian Jr. hockey.

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