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#1593901 IS RATTLER FOR REAL?

Posted by Guest on 08 March 2012 - 01:09 AM

I guess there must be a good reason why Rattler is still here but damned if I'm gonna talk to a bot.


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#1731284 Boston Marathon explosions reported at finish line

Posted by erniebear on 15 April 2013 - 04:30 PM

All I know is my family and friends that live or work in Boston, even if they aren't near the area, are safe.


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#1667551 Jagr a Star

Posted by Mishey22 on 03 July 2012 - 06:59 PM

The first thing I thought: I wonder if Jagr said he wants to go somewhere that he'll be a star and his agent misunderstood...

:lol:
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#1634191 Traditional powers sent home while upstart markets thrive

Posted by thecoffeecake on 01 May 2012 - 10:28 AM

:look: I know someone out there must have an answer to this question.

America has the means to be good at everything. If there is exposure (i.e games on television), there will be interest, and where there is interest, there is participation. Hockey has peaked in Canada. It cannot get any more popular than it is now. You have strong fan bases up there for junior hockey teams, die hard fans of teams comprised of 16 year olds. The sport can't get bigger there. It's still growing here and will continue to do so. It's not just New England/Northern Midwest anymore. It will continue to grow. America is just good at everything. We just played in the Rugby World Cup in September, and the sport has no foothold in the fabric of the country like a half dozen other sports do. 99.5% of Americans could not name one position on the rugby field, but we still compete against placces like Ireland and New Zealand that play it religiously on frozen ponds.

Anyone who knows me (not anyone on here well enough) knows that I am 100% for tradition in everything. I love that the Devils have made one change to their identity in their 30 year history, and it was a secondary color. I love that we don't have 3rd jerseys or alternate logos and never will. The team I was lucky enough to grow up with embodies who I am. But, OSH's argument is borderline offensive and completely invalid. I do love the traditions of hockey. I love the pond hockey and all that. I have most of my American based family in New Hampshire, and I grew up around that. However, to question the integrity of the game everywhere there is no ice outside is absurd. You're going to question the love of the game of millions of people because their markets don't fit the mold you created? Sounds like you wouldn't be bad at carrying out genocide, but you're a detriment to the hockey community.

I'm going to ask you again. What about me? What about us in New Jersey? We had a warm winter this year, very warm. Nothing froze over except maybe a puddle or 2. Do I have the right to be a hockey fan? Do the Devils have a right to play in the NHL? And if not, surely the Rangers, who play mere miles away, aren't traditional enough either. But, in my area, hockey was a common game played on the bay during the early 1900's, until an inlet opened up and the salinity greatly lowered the freezing temperature. Do tradition points from 70, 80, 90 years ago count? I bet you didn't forsee a variable like that. Am I traditional enough for you? If not, I'll take down all of my championship plaques from the walls, all of my retired Devils hats, my old CCM Scott Gomez jersey that will never fit me with the tape over the name plate too, I'll get rid of all of my shirts and tickets I've spent a lifetime collecting because I'm not traditional enough to love the game. I might as well not even watch the Devils in the 2nd round of the playoffs, something I've waited through half a decade of heartbreak to see. I'm just not traditional enough to love my team like you do. I'll just conform to the masses, find out why Americans like football, and don my walls with Giants memorabilia. GO BIG BLUE!
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#1618314 To Fans of Teams in the Playoffs

Posted by damned on 11 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

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This is why you SHOULDN'T cheer for the Vancouver Canucks.

Man junk is never any good.
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#1435112 Osama Bin Laden is DEAD?!

Posted by Craig Simpson on 04 May 2011 - 05:50 PM

I'm just able to read.
You can find it all by yourself, a lot of it has been explained by this US government speaker yesterday, by the way.

I'm going to pick up an Uzi, walk up and down Time Square and decide for myself who shall live and who shall die, what's the difference to the assassination of Bin Laden ?


If you don't see a clear difference between walking through Times Square with an Uzi shooting random people and a very precise attack on a man responsible for the deaths of thousands with promises of more, then we clearly can't have a rational discussion on the subject.
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#1747794 LSHA League News & Rumours

Posted by Twiggy on 15 August 2013 - 03:53 AM

I doan know what you're talking about
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