It was and that's why I may buy the shirt/hat. Most "experts" had us finishing around the 10 spot in the east. MISSING the playoffs. Last year was an anomaly. From the coach to the injuries to cap hell. No one gave us a shot this season. We were treading water at the start. Losing Zajac was big. One of the best two-way centers in the league. But we battled through it.
The first round was a huge hump. Florida was a pain in our ass and the PK was mediocre. But everything changed once TZ scored the winner in game 6. You just got the feeling that they needed to get out of the first and then they'd steamroll ****.
Philly ***** everyone's love child in the Pens. Crosby was back, the stage was set for a run. But MAF was mediocre and their D was trash. From then on every on everyone had the flyers pegged as THE team to beat. Funny, once NJ raked them in 5 it turned into philly's D was trash and they had no goaltending.
We move on to the rangers and we hear about how Lundqvist owns us. How we can't beat that team across the Hudson. Not only did Devils fans fill the rock but the team as a whole took it to them. And now here we sit, 4 wins from the friggin cup. The team nobody gave a chance. The team everyone loved to bet against.
I will never forget this run. And, with Parise's lingering UFA status, it couldn't have come at a better time.
Last edited by BrodeursCups: 05-28-2012 at 12:36 AM.
I want the hat that the players have been wearing all playoffs. In the worst way.
The one wear it says New Jersey across the brim. I love that... but I don't think those will ever be for sale.
I saw them for sale at the Rock's team store when I was at game 4 during the Florida series. Though the one I really want are the black ones with the team name across the front. The ones they wore during the regular season.
One ranger fan in there.. why is still there? Maybe his ride isn't leaving.
He looks puzzled
To the top right of that picture you can somewhat see a sign that reads "King Marty"
These guys were a few rows behind the Rangers bench and during each stoppage in play and after each Devils goal they went behind the bench and held up the King Marty sign and the second guy held up a "Queen Henrik" sign next to him