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Prudential Center Hosts First-Ever Liberty Hockey Invitational

2013 Liberty Invitational, BrownEven though the Devils were on the road this weekend in Boston, some fans were at the Prudential Center watching hockey. College hockey, that is. Defending NCAA champion Yale University, Princeton University, Brown University, and Dartmouth University started their seasons by playing in the inaugural Liberty Hockey Invitational at the Prudential Center.

Brown went 2-0 and were crowed the champions of the Liberty Hockey Invitational. Brown defeated Yale on Friday afternoon 4-1. Yale scored the first goal, but Brown went on to score four unanswered goals for the victory. On Saturday afternoon, Brown beat Dartmouth 5-3.  Brown sophomore Mark Naclerio scored the game winner and was named the Invitational’s MVP. Defenseman Brandon Pfeil was also named to the all-tournament team.

Princeton, who played host for the tournament, went 1-1 for the weekend. Friday night, the Tigers won a 3-2 OT thriller. Darmouth tied the game with less than a minute to go, but Tucker Brockett won the game for Princeton with his first career NCAA goal. However, Princeton with fall to Yale on Saturday night 3-2. Brockett and goaltender Sean Bonar made  the all-tournament team.

With the loss to Brown and the win against Princeton, Yale started its championship defense by going 1-1 in the tournament. Forward Stu Wilson was named to the all-tournament team. Dartmouth was winless on the weekend, with the losses to Princeton and Brown. Defenseman Brett Patterson made the all-tournament team.

Photo by Matthew Lowell Thompson

Making The Case For A New Goal Song (Vol. 3)

Welcome to the final installment of our series where I suggest songs for you guys to choose for our new goal song.  You can check out the previous volumes here and here .  Now the Devils stole my thunder on Saturday as I was planning to use Seven Nation Army in this edition of the series.  But that was the first choice we fans have.  Choice number 2 will be this Thursday.  I liked Seven Nation Army a lot.  It sounded good, the fans got into it as the game went on, and it’s an easy song to chat along with.  Also, the version they used was going to be SO much better than mine.  So on the ego side of things, that worked out well.

So today I’ve got 3 final songs for you to check out.  Na Na Na by My Chemical Romance, Party Hard by Andrew WK, and Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore. Read the rest of this entry

Making The Case For A New Goal Song (Vol. 2)

I’m sure you’ve all heard the Devils are letting you pick the new goal song.  There are so many choices available.  So your friendly neighborhood General Tim here would like to help you in making that decision.  Be sure to check out Volume 1 for tips on helping you make your choice.

So today’s choices are going to be Bro Hymn by Pennywise, Hell Yeahh by Rev Theory, and Uprising by Muse.

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Making The Case For A New Goal Song (Vol. 1)

So the Devils organization has decided to let the fans choose the next goal song.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to let your voice heard (AGAIN!) and choose what YOU fans want to yell, cheer, sing along to, etc.  Now there are a lot of good choices out there.  So how do you pick and choose what is the right one?

Well your good friend Tim has the answer for you.  I have cut the Devils goal horn with numerous songs that I have seen mentioned on social media and message boards and also taken a few suggestions from my own brain.  Some you may find good. Some you may find terrible.  It’s all subjective.  But over the next few days I will be singling out a few of these songs and stating my case for why a certain song works.

Now when I’m not blogging for all of you fine folks out here on the intertubes, I have a career in music licensing.  You know those songs that you hear in TV shows, movies, commercials, and trailers?  Yeah I pick those.  So this is right up my alley.  If there’s one rule/thought that I want you all to have it’s this…Pick the RIGHT song, not necessarily the one you want.  We all have our ideas of what we want as the goal song.  I’ve seen the tweets.  But when it’s laid out for you, sometimes it’s not what you had hoped.  I had my idea of what I wanted until I started this project and it changed 3 times.  I finally have my Number 1 choice.  So that’s why I did this.  So let’s start with three songs today.  Howl by The Gaslight Anthem, Light ‘Em Up by Fall Out Boy, and Burn It To The Ground by Nickelback.

 

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It’s That Time Of The Year Again

The first Devils pre-season game is next Monday. Can you believe it? Hockey season is quickly approaching and while most people are getting ready for Fall, it’s time for us to get ready to spend our time living and breathing hockey. Here are few things to keep in mind in preparation for the best months of the year.

Prudential Center, Devils Banners1. Sorry, I’m Busy
Have your non-hockey fan friends refer to the NHL schedule for your availability since your social life will revolve around it. If they want to hang out with you, they’ll have to have the game on.

2. It’s Not The TV’s Fault
You should have a nice talk with your TV,  it’s going to start hearing some pretty harsh things from you. Try to not throw that remote too hard either.

3. What’s For Dinner
Forget about dinners home with mom, you’ll be munching on arena food a few times a month.

4. Get Out The New Wardrobe
Everyone will be getting their sweaters out, ours just happen to have numbers on the back. (Does anyone else hang them up according to their current favorites?)

5. The Shirt Under The Shirt
Your superstitious personality is about to come out in full force. The perk? Less laundry to do.

6. Fall Clean Up
There will be no time to rake the leaves, you’ll be focused on sweeping the competition.

7. Get In Character
Red and black face paint is easier to come by now that Halloween stores are starting to open, so stock up!

8. Pumpkin!
We do get to enjoy pumpkin coffee with everyone else, those west coast games can run pretty late.

Something Old, Something New: The 2013-14 Metropolitan Division

With the new NHL realignment comes a new Division and new regular opponents for your New Jersey Devils. It also changes the way the Devils will interact with teams they’ve played against for decades now. New rivalries will form and some fire will be added to the old ones, so let’s take a look at how the 2013-14 season will look for the Devils within the new Metropolitan Division.

Official 2013 NHL Draft Logo

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