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For those of you who don’t know, I’m married to a Rangers fan…phew that felt good to get off my chest! Don’t hate me…he proposed on our practice rink, NJ Devil showed up at our wedding, and he’s used to seeing the Red & Black EVERYWHERE! We had just started dating in 2008, so this upcoming series is a path down familiar territory (albeit hoping for a different outcome), but our first since being married and living under the same roof!
Many of you have gone through this torture before. Yankees and Red Sox. Canadiens and Bruins. Giants and Cowboys. Bet you never thought of this when you started dating, or even married, that cute girl in the enemy’s colors, or that handsome dude wearing the jersey of the “bad guys”. But yes, the time eventually comes when you and the love of your life (die hard sports fans for your beloved teams) must draw lines in the sand, and deal with the horrible reality of a playoff series against each other.
This type of thing should not be taken lightly. Rival playoff series lead to trash talking, fights in the stands and most importantly, arguments amongst loved ones, which could lead to one of you sleeping on the couch. This could also lead to a very long 2 weeks over the course of a grueling 7 game series.
Are you wondering how you can avoid all of this and just enjoy the series? Well, fear not! We are here with the top 10 ways for both of you to enjoy a potential 7 game war, root for your team, and still get your fill of mindless trash talking that you shouldn’t be spewing after a bad loss, or better yet…rubbing a victory in someone’s face!
10 Tips to Surviving a Playoff Series When Your Significant Other Roots for Your Most Bitter Rival
Tip #1: Say “I love you” as many times as you can throughout the day. This cannot be stated enough. There are going to be times during the 60 minutes (or more) of the game that you might not WANT to say it as your team may be losing, but remember, this is just a sporting event, your relationship is more important. Remember to also say it after the game is over.
Tip #2: Do not, I repeat, DO NOT touch ANY paraphernalia that may have the opposing teams colors on it, for two reasons. Number 1, you don’t want to jinx yourself and number 2, you don’t want to upset your significant other who believes that superstitions work (they do, I swear to you, they do).
Tip #3: Brown nosing can come in handy! Yes, if you notice that something needs to be done around the house, just do it. It can only lead to good things, despite the outcome of the game.
Tip #4: Don’t be over zealous when cheering on your team if you happen to be watching the game together. Cheer when your team scores, clap if your team wins, but keep the hooting and hollering to a minimum. Save that for when you speak to your friends, they’ll appreciate it more.
Tip #5: Place a small little bet on the series, but nothing ridiculous, just a little fun. For example, Tony and I have decided that the loser has to don the winner’s colors (jersey/hat), a picture must be taken and it must be used as a profile picture on Twitter, Facebook and the hockey forum that we post on for 24 hours, no more!
Tip #6: Try to avoid your own commentating during the game. If there is something that ticks you off, rant on social media (or via text) to your fellow fans, not to your significant other. That will only lead to anger on their end and who wants to deal with that?
Tip #7: Did I mention saying “I LOVE YOU”?!? I’m telling you…It’s extremely important. Before, during and AFTER the game.
Tip #8: If you notice your spouse ranting about your team on any form of social media (Facebook, Twitter or forums), do your best to avoid commenting at ALL costs. This will help ensure that both of you sleep in the same bed and not one of you on the couch.
Tip #9: If your spouse is really ticked after a bad loss….GIVE. THEM. THEIR. SPACE.
Tip #10: Be compassionate to THEM if your team emerges victorious in the series. Celebrate with your friends, trash talk to your co-workers, but try and be nice to them. If you’re the guy…flowers go a LONG way…if you’re the girl, his favorite meal and a beer when he gets home from work the day after will take some of the sting away from this crushing defeat.
Bonus Tip: Gloating in front of your significant other is STRONGLY discouraged. While you may want to and feel that you’ve earned that right, it’s not a good idea. Whoever loses may need a few days to get over the loss, but the winner doing their part to let them know that you still love them will help ease the pain. Give it a few days, then gloat just a little…I’m sure at that point, they’ll at least crack a smile…we hope!
While these tips are not fool proof, they can only help when dealing with the stress of a rival playoff series. We have decided to try and live by these rules to keep the anger and anxiety levels to a minimum. We know that seems impossible, but it’s worth a shot. Just remember, it’s a sporting event, your relationship should not be decided by the outcome of the game!
Are you in an Inter-Rival relationship right now? Do you have any advice for others going through this? Feel free to share them with us as we begin our Eastern Conference Finals match-up against the Rangers.
LET’S GO DEVILS!!
Stanley Cup Playoffs
New Jersey Devils vs. Florida Panthers
7:00 PM E.T.
TV: MSG Plus (HD), NHLN-US, TSN, RDS, SUN (HD)
Radio: Bloomberg 1130 AM or SiriusXM 92
With the best of 7 series tied 1-1, the Devils will host their first playoff game in over two years tonight as they take on the Florida Panthers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals. To say fans are ecstatic about this game is an understatement. Forums have been blowing up, Facebook and Twitter are going crazy, and at 7pm tonight, chaos will consume the Prudential Center in Newark in the form of 17,625 red, swinging towels! If you don’t already have tickets, you should move quickly because once the puck drops, this game will be sold out and you don’t want to be on the outside looking in.
For those of you attending the game tonight, there’s a Fan Fest outside Championship Plaza that begins at 5pm. Once inside, the Devils will be handing out Red Rally Towels and noisemakers, but feel free to bring your own!
Stanley Cup Playoffs
New Jersey Devils vs. Florida Panthers
7:00 PM E.T.
TV: MSG Plus or NHL Network
Radio: 970 AM or SiriusXM 92
It’s finally here Devils fans, the day we’ve all been waiting for since the end of the game on Saturday against Ottawa. Our first playoff game of 2012 and boy does it feel good to be back in the playoffs! As a reminder, the Devils are hosting two Viewing Parties tonight (21+ to attend) – Texas Arizona in Hoboken and Bar-A in Belmar.
The Devils and Panthers faced off four times this year and ended the season series tied 2-2. It’s a series no one is really talking about as the Devils are back in the playoffs after failing to make the postseason last year and the Panthers are also making a return to the second season, but for the first time in 12 years. The Devils closed out the regular season riding a 6-game winning streak, while the Panthers had won only 1 of their last 6. It took Florida until the last game of the season to clinch the Southeast division, while the Devils actually finished with more points.
Posted by Chrissy Baptista
Haven’t heard of Pinterest? That’s okay, Pinterest has been dominated by a female user base but it’s a hot topic in social media and is really picking up speed. Sports teams have caught on to this quickly growing photo-sharing website and the New Jersey Devils are on top of it. Not only are the Devils on Pinterest, the Devils have the most original pins in all of sports with a current total of 596.
So what is a pin? To start, Pinterest is like a virtual bulletin board where you can save and organize anything you find on the web. You create boards and fill them with images by pinning anything you find and want to save for later. You can follow and be followed so people are updated on your most recent pins. You can also search Pinterest for what other users have pinned and repin things you find to put them on your own boards. Similar to Facebook, you can also Like and Comment on other users’ pins.
The Devils have created boards with team highlights, current and alumni players, and are even giving the fans a look at their beloved players before they were Devils. Anyone recognize this little guy on the right?
Where does the interaction come in? The Devils are showcasing their fan base by using their photos on Devils Army focused boards. The Devils use their Facebook and Twitter accounts to ask fans to submit their photos and they end up on the official Pinterest page. There are boards focusing on fans’ Devils Den, Lil’ Devils, Four-Legged Devils, Devils Art and photos of Devils with you, the fans! They even have a collection of devil-ish recipes under Devils Delights – everyone likes to eat, right?
The best part is knowing that Pinterest is a sponsor-free space. The Devils get no benefit from pinning things on their multiple boards. There are no sponsored spots, mentions or ticket packages advertised. They’re just there to connect with their fans and pin interesting things along the way.
Follow the New Jersey Devils on Pinterest!
New Jersey Devils (35-20-4, 74 points) vs. Vancouver Canucks (39-16-6, 84 points)
7:00 PM EST
Radio: WFAN 660 AM
Tonight is the only match-up between the Devils and the Canucks this season. The last time these two teams met, Roberto Luongo stole the show and outdueled Martin Brodeur, 3-0. However, Corey Schneider is in goal tonight for Vancouver, so there will be no goalie rematch this time.
Somebody call 9-1-1:
With a win against the Maple Leafs on Tuesday night, the Devils are now 9-1-1 since the All-Star Break, and continue to gain ground in the Eastern Conference. They are tied in points with the Bruins with 74, and are just 7 points behind the 1st place Rangers.
The top line of Ilya Kovalchuk, Adam Henrique and Zach Parise continue to provide pivotal scoring during games. David Clarkson also continues to find the back of the net for New Jersey and is currently second on the team in goals scored, with 23.
New Jersey has scored the first goal of the game in a club record nine straight and have compiled a 7-2-0 record in the process.
The Devils will honor Mike Emrick tonight, with a ceremony before the game. The Hall of Fame broadcaster, will receive a number of awards and give a speech during the ceremony. MSG+ will provide exclusive coverage of the event starting at 6:30 pm, with Devils Game Night.
Projected Devils Lineup:
Parise (C) – Henrique – Kovalchuk (A)
Sykora – Elias (A) – Clarkson
Ponikarovsky – Zubrus – Bernier
Boulton – Josefson – Palmieri
Greene – Fayne
Salvador – Volchenkov
Taormina – Foster
The Latest on the Vancouver Canucks:
The Canucks are coming off a 4-3 shootout win against the Detroit Red Wings, snapping their 23 game win streak at home. It was also the Canucks league leading 21st road win of the season.
Projected Canucks Lineup:
D. Sedin – H. Sedin – Burrows
Booth – Kesler – Raymond
Hansen – Hodgson – Higgins
Weise – Malhotra – Lapierre
Hamhuis – Bieksa
Edler – Salo
Rome – Tanev
This weekend coming up is “Hockey Weekend Across America”. Starting tonight, the National Hockey League will be using multiple media platforms to support this initiative that started five years ago by USA Hockey.
To kick off the weekend, today is “Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey” day. There will also be nine hours of hockey coverage on both NBC and NBC Sports Network this Sunday. Starting at 12pm EST, NBC will provide regional coverage of three NHL games, followed by the Boston Bruins facing the Minnesota Wild at 3pm. Then at 6pm, the New Jersey Devils will take on the Montreal Canadiens to conclude the weekend.
As part of the Social Media platform, the NHL is encouraging fans to follow @NHL and @USAHockey on Twitter for giveaways. Be sure to use the hashtag #HWAA and #HockeyMeans to join in on the conversation. We’d also love to hear from the Devils Army on what USA Hockey means to you, or just hockey in general! Post your messages on the Devils Generals Facebook Page or tweet @DevilsGenerals and we’ll include them in an upcoming blog post.
For more information please check out NHL.com for details about this weekend!
Posted by meowllyson
Adam Poch may seem intimidating to those who don’t know much about him, but don’t let the metalhead persona and piercings fool you. The self-proclaimed “Heavy Metal Teddy Bear” was selected last summer to be a contestant on the 13th season of the hit reality show Big Brother. And the New Jersey native almost won!
Adam’s claim to fame on the show was his penchant for heavy metal music while embracing his softer side as an unashamed fan of the TV show Beverly Hills, 90210. But heavy metal devil horns aren’t the only horns this Hoboken resident is sporting.
Adam is a lifelong Devils fan. Despite his busy schedule, Adam has come to a few games at the Rock this season, and a few of the Generals had the opportunity to meet him recently during the January 17 game vs Winnipeg and the February 2 game vs Montreal. I was fortunate enough to be able to ask him a few questions about his experience as a Devils fan and his experience on the show.
For those unfamiliar, Big Brother is a reality competition game show that forces a group of contestants to live together in a house under constant surveillance, 24 hours a day, cut off from the outside world. There are weekly contests, prizes, and evictions, and the last person standing wins the grand prize of $500,000. Adam placed third out of fourteen contestants. Here’s what he had to say:
What’s your “Devils” story? How did you come to be a fan? How long have you been a fan?
My Temple’s youth group went to a Devils game back in 1984. They were playing the Islanders and lost 5-4 in OT. But it was so much fun watching a hockey game live–I was hooked. Been a fan ever since.
Did you go to a lot of games growing up?
I grew up in East Brunswick, and when my friends and I started getting our drivers’ licenses, we would head up the Turnpike to go to games. Even though I was underage, tailgating was so much fun! I remember going to a Devils/North Stars game in February–it was FREEZING. My buddy and I sat in the car and took turns flipping the frozen burgers on the grill. We did not get into the game until the second period because it was so cold.
How often do you get to come to games now?
I go to about 10 games a year. I love the new arena. I was at the first game there. It was such an improvement over Brendon Byrne or whatever that place is called now! I loved seeing the murals all over the place. This is truly the Devils home!
Where’s your favorite place to watch when you can’t attend?
I love watching the games at home. The Devils have had some great play-by-play guys over the years. My favorite was Gary Thorne. But, c’mon, we all watch to see what Chico is gonna say, do, or eat! I am sure my neighbors do not like when I watch games at home, because I usually end up screaming at the TV. In fact, growing up, my father would not let me watch West Coast road games, because I would wake him up with my tantrums.
Who is your all-time favorite Devils player?
My all-time favorite player is Captain Kirk! No matter how bad the team was doing, you always knew he was going to give 100%. My favorite team of all time was the 1987-88 team that squeaked into the playoffs on the last day of the season. I get the chills when I think about the call, “Cirella shoots, Pang save! MacLean HE SCORES! HE SCORES! THE DEVILS ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME!” Yeah, that is from memory! The playoff run that year was great even though they did not win the cup. My other favorite player from that era was Dougie Brown. For all the younger fans, think John Madden! I remember going crazy (but trying not to yell) when Brown scored the OT game winner in Game 2 of the Conference Championship against the Bruins.
Who is your current favorite Devils player?
Right now, besides Marty, I like watching Zach Parise. He’s a homegrown player. I am glad he has come back after being injured last season. I cannot wait to see him raise the Cup!
Do you have a favorite piece of Devils memorabilia?
My Marty Brodeur jersey that I have had since 1999, has autographs from a lot of the players. I used to hang outside of the arena after games to meet the players. Sadly I do not have Marty’s autograph on it. But I remember chasing down Scott Gomez in his SUV to get him to sign it. Now if he sees me running after his car, he better not stop!
What’s your favorite Devils memory?
Wow–there were so many, but without a doubt, the 2000 Stanley Cup. I was at Game 1, and that was a rout. I never heard the arena that loud in all my years going. Even Kenny D got into the scoring. The bus back to the city that night was rocking. Then of course the final two games both went to OT, with Arnott scoring the series winner. The 1995 Cup was pretty awesome too. The fact that I was at Game 1 of the 2000 Cup makes it more personal to me.
You have a pretty strong social media presence with over 10,000 followers on Twitter and almost 3,000 fans on Facebook. What’s the question or comment that you get most often?
People always post bacon pictures or something about bacon on my wall. Bacon is to food as the Devils are to sports for me. I have great childhood memories of bacon and the Devils! Nothing that combines the two, but two of my favorite things in life!
What’s your favorite heavy metal band?
The band that made me into the metalhead I am today is Iron Maiden. In 1986, my friend played Powerslave for me, and my life was changed forever. From 1987 until now, I have seen them on every tour, sometimes two or three times per tour. “Fear of the Dark” is my favorite song by them!
You came so close to making it all the way to the end of Big Brother and you probably would have won if you did. What was your favorite part of your experience on Big Brother? Biggest challenge?
Yeah, third place. I was so close, I could taste the money. But I blew it at the end and did not earn my spot in the final two. If I made it to the final two chairs, I may have won. I knew going into the house I would have to earn the win, and I did not–so I am ok with it! Other than the obvious, meeting Tori Spelling, the best part for me was just getting on there. I have been a fan of the show for years, and have tried to get on a few times. To know there are only about 150 people to accomplish getting on there and I am one of them is the biggest thrill. My favorite challenge on the show was Big Brother Odyssey where we had to roll a ball back and forth on a slanted platform 300 times without dropping it. Even though I did not win, I lost by two to Jeff–it showed me I could compete in a tough physical challenge. Kinda like the 1987-88 Devils.
You tend to idolize the bad guys in Big Brother like “Evel” Dick (Donato), are you the same with your favorite hockey players?
Hahaha – yeah. Evel Dick was my all time favorite, and he had an enforcer type approach to playing the game. I would say he was like Scott Stevens. You could not go past him with your head down or he would level you. Last season I rooted for this season’s winner Rachel. She was more like a Claude Lemieux. Aggressive at times, but had the skills to back it up.
What Devils players would do well in the Big Brother house?
Well, he is not a current Devil, but Brian Gionta would probably do pretty well. It’s not always the biggest strong people that win. Sometimes the smaller scrappy people get further because they do better in endurance challenges. Funny story about him: I saw his second game down in Tampa. He was standing next to Mike Commodore during warm-ups, and I thought he was a player’s kid or something. How can anyone that small be an NHL player? But he turned out to be pretty good!
How did you get on the show?
I went to open auditions in NYC. The first year, I bombed. I was nervous and talked about everything except what makes me so unique. So the next time I went in, I had my script planned. I said, “My name is Adam; I am 38 years old; my three passions in life are Heavy Metal, Bacon, and Beverly Hills, 90210.” I saw a couple jaws drop. I made it all the way to finals and got a call as I was walking into the Cinderella / Scorpions concert saying, “Thanks, but no thanks. Try again next year.” Since I got so close, I knew I could do it. So over the next ten months I got myself in better physical condition by losing 100 pounds. The weight loss made me so much more confident, and when I went back the following year, they remembered me and were amazed by what I had done. I was not going to be denied this time. If they liked me last year, they were gonna love me this year. I tell everyone who wants to try out: Be yourself and be confident. The casting people see so many people, they can see through fake people who are trying to be what they think they want to see.
Do you get recognized a lot?
Yes, although as time goes by, it is less and less. It’s pretty amazing, though, how many different people watch the show. I have been stopped on the street by men and women of all ages who recognize me. At my first Devils game of the year, I was walking out between periods and this little girl was staring at me holding her dad’s hand. I leaned down and said, “You know who I am, don’t you?” She just looked at me and started to giggle and said, “Yeah!” Her father told me she recognized me earlier in the game and he said, “No that’s not him.” She kept saying yes it was, and then he heard me talking to my friend, and he recognized my voice. He told me his wife was supposed to come to the game with them, but she was home sick. She was the one who got them into the show, so I took a picture with his daughter, and he texted it to her. During the third period he came over and showed me her reply. It was something along the lines of , “OMG I am so jealous! Why didn’t I go?”
What else are you up to now?
I am back to my job. I was lucky my boss was a huge fan and did what she could to hold my job for me. She knew what was going on every step of the way, so it came as no shock when I told her I need up to 3 months off to pursue my dream. I am back going to concerts, hanging with my friends, living with my girlfriend Fara, and going to Devils games. Just living my life like I did before. I have no desire to be a movie star or anything like that. I just wanted to be on my favorite reality show. I did that, so now it’s back to reality!
Any last words for the fans?
1) Never let anyone tell you that you cannot do something. If you have a dream, you can make it happen!
2) “Hey Devils, CATCH FIRE, turn that ice to steam. Hey Devils, CATCH FIRE, we got twice the team. Red hot getting hotter–make em make em sweat, CATCH FIRE!”
Thanks to Adam for taking the time to answer these questions. You can follow him on Twitter, @HeavyMetalTeddy, and Facebook (www.facebook.com/kingadpoch). Look for him at our Viewing Party this Tuesday in Hoboken!
Today we want to introduce you to Petter Carnbro. Petter was born in 1985 and grew up in a small town on the west coast of Sweden. In the early/mid 1990s, hockey cards were all the rage amongst the kids there and of course Petter was one of them. He started collecting and as everyone was choosing a team, he, for reasons unknown, chose the Devils. He believes his reason for choosing the Devils was the logo and the fact that they had some success in the seasons leading up to their first Stanley Cup in 1995.
Back in 1995, watching games was next to impossible in Sweden. His primary ways to follow the Devils was by watching occasional highlights on TV, or catch the results via newspaper or teletext. Nevertheless, he has stuck with the team through the years and when he went to college and got access to high speed internet, his interest really took off.
Petter’s current favorite player is Zach Parise. When I asked him why he chose Zach, he said, “He plays the way I want a captain and a franchise player to play. It’s the way he battles for pucks, goes into corners and the intensity he brings”. He then went on to say, “I’m of course somewhat partial to the Swedish contingent of the roster and I’m hoping that Jacob Josefson develops into the great two-way pivot that we all want him to be. Of course I was also very excited when they drafted Adam Larsson and I’m looking forward to him fulfilling his potential in a Devils jersey”.
We all know that there has to be someone in the past that all Devils fans love and Petter didn’t have to go far to pick a fan favorite in Scott Stevens, “A truly intimidating player and he was the perfect captain” said Petter.
Petter does not currently own any memorabilia or jerseys (we may have to change that). One of his future purchases for sure will be a T-shirt or a hat or something along those lines. Petter is hoping that Parise will sign a long-term contract (something all Devils fans are hoping for) so that can be his first purchase.
Petter frequents some of the Devils forums and follows along via Twitter like everyone else. He follows the beat writers to get his daily dose of information and says that’s just a small part of his NHL-related surfing, admitting that he’s a big NHL-junkie.
In order to watch games, Petter ordered Game Center Live and watches as many games as possible, (usually 1 or 2 per week at the least). However, 7PM Eastern Time in the United States is 1 am in Sweden, so sometimes it can prove a bit difficult. “Whenever there’s a matinee I circle it on the calendar and cancel everything, I’m not missing those for the world.” Petter is truly a dedicated fan!
I asked Petter if he had any intentions of coming to the US to see the team play live and he said, “Making a trip in the future to attend a Devils game or two is in the plans – it just has to become reality. I’m also hoping for the team to be a part of one of those Season Openers over here in Europe, that’d be amazing”.
Thank you Petter for allowing us to share your story about not just being a Devils fan, but for your dedication to a team so far away!
Posted by SpeakoftheDevs
Today, I have the honor (which I gave myself) of reporting to you on the State of the Generals.
It’s hard to believe that the Devils Generals program has been around for over a year now. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were all in a room, not quite sure of what we were doing there or what to expect from the awesome opportunity that was being given to us. As the Generals program was something no other sports franchise had done, we were all new to this. However, every person in that room was excited.
It was no surprise (okay, maybe it was a bit surprising) that the team, after a 9-22-5 start to last season, began a 22-5 run on the day our Generals Twitter account was created and finished the season 27-13. They were as excited about this as we were!
From the launch of Mission Control on February 16th of last year, right up to our latest giveaway on Twitter and everything we have done in between, it has all been a tremendous, and sometimes surprising, success.
My fellow Devils fans, I blog before you today to report that the state of our program is strong.
I’d like to briefly review our first year and then talk a little bit about what can be expected from us going forward.
As with any great, original idea, there have been some bumps in the road during our first year. We don’t always see eye to eye on every issue. We have seen some people go, and there have been some new people added.
What we all agree on is that we are all fans, and we want to be the voice of other fans who can’t be in Mission Control with us. We all bring the voice of the fan, as a whole, to the team.
Make no mistake, if you ever bring an idea to us, whether it’s through Twitter, Facebook, this blog, or in person, it will be brought to the team. We are always listening and are always looking for new ways to improve the fan experience.
Through the first goal guess contest on Twitter, we have gone from a handful of guesses a game to over 200 guesses for each game. The correct guessers have gone from receiving shoutouts, to getting some cool prizes, including game tickets!
We’ve sent prizes out to all corners of the US. It’s only a matter of time before we send out prizes to some members of the Devils Army overseas, fans that interact with us on a daily basis.
We have put together and hosted quite a few viewing parties throughout New Jersey during our first year, the latest one being at Simko’s Grill in Brielle last weekend. They have all been quite successful, with each one growing as we’ve gone along. Special guests have included Ken Daneyko, Jim Dowd, Grant Marshall and others.
We’ve had some great giveaways at these events and as they grow, so to will the giveaways, prizes, and guests.
Our next viewing party will take place on February 7th at Texas-Arizona in Hoboken. We then return to Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Edison on February 27th for our second viewing party at that location this season.
These viewing parties are only successful if fans attend and enjoy them. Everyone is welcome to attend any of the viewing parties and, as always, is free to suggest a location and bring ideas and suggestions to us.
This blog has grown tremendously since our first post. You can find game previews, recaps, player profiles, and stories on breaking news. We have conducted interviews with WFAN statistician JohnCarl Ziegler, the Zam Crew, the Diablos 122, Ken Daneyko and others. Oh, I almost forgot… there was also the time General Chrissy Baptista got to interview Zach Parise.
Our Devils Generals Facebook page has also grown quickly, with 618 likes as of today.
We have set up Satellite Mission Control at the Digital Zone behind section 17 at The Rock. At every home game, you can find a few of the Generals manning the Twitter and Facebook accounts from there. Anyone is welcome to come and see what we do at any time.
During our first year, we have been written about in ESPN, Huffington Post, ClickZ, Simply Zesty, NY Times, USA Today and many others. A recent article in the Sports Business Journal highlighted how Mission Control has brought in a new kind of revenue for the team.
Mission Control was also selected as a finalist for the PRWeek “Arts, Entertainment & Media Campaign of the Year” award.
Now, what we have planned going forward.
Besides our planned and yet-to-be-planned viewing parties (we’ll be setting up playoff ones, of course), our next big event is our road trip to Long Island. This will be the first time the Generals get a group of the Devils Army together for a road game. If it’s as successful as we think it will be (there are only a few tickets left!), then others will definitely be planned.
We have some other exclusive interviews lined up. As our JohnCarl Ziegler and Zam Crew interviews have shown, we’ll be bringing you some things you’re not likely to find anywhere else. We enjoy giving you a look at some of the people who may be overlooked, but make game day a great experience.
We will also be at the AHL All-Star weekend for some updates!
Being at the AHL All-Star game, along with bringing some of our viewing parties to south Jersey, are some of the ways the Generals are bringing an awareness to everything our state, along with our hockey team, has to offer.
The Generals come from all over the state (and some from out-of-state). While we are all New Jersey Devils fans and this program concentrates on the team and what we can do to bring all of the fans closer together, we’re also committed to highlighting the great things the organization does throughout New Jersey.
You’ll find us talking about other events at Prudential Center. You’ll probably also find us posting about events that we feel are important to the city of Newark and the State of New Jersey.
We look forward to many more years of interacting with the best fans in the world and, more importantly, we look forward to hearing from you as to what we can do to make things even better!
LET’S GO DEVILS!
Elias continued his point streak for the month of November assisting on goals by Danius Zubrus and Petr Sykora during last Tuesday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. On Friday, in the first of a home and home against the Washington Capitals, he assisted on Adam Larsson’s first career goal and the Devils only goal that night. Then the next night in the Nation’s capital, with the Devils down by 2, Elias won a key offensive zone faceoff and fed it to Sykora again, who ripped it home to make it 2-1, bringing life to NJ as they rallied for the come from behind win!
As of November 13th, Elias had 6 goals and 9 assists and continues to lead the team in Points, with 15. Once again, congrats to Patty!
Join us again on Monday, November 21st when we reveal who the “Player of the Week” is for November 14th-20th.