Very, very true. Hell, my aunt works at NJIT, and she told me that the president of the entire college whom she knows personally actually lives in Newark. Also, Newark is home to a very important financial institution in Prudential, and there has already been visible change downtown thanks to the Devils moving in.
I'll tell you what... Within a span of ninety seconds, the Rock went from one of the best arena-wide LGD chants of the year, to pin-drop silence.
The atmosphere after Florida won it was almost like losing a Game 7 in OT. No one got up and began to walk out immediately after the goal, everyone just continued to sit and stare at the ice - me included.