The Eve of the Opener

Well folks, it starts tomorrow. Game one of eighty-two. To me, it really feels like Christmas Eve.

A bigger, stronger, and faster Devils team will take the ice tomorrow night at The Rock. Martin Brodeur will don the newly designed mask for the very first time as he resumes his quest to overtake Patrick Roy’s wins record. Brian Rolston & Bobby Holik will make their returns to the Garden State.

I’m drooling. The long off-season is finally over and for the first time in three years, Red & Black will christen the new season on home ice, and against a cross-town rival nonetheless. Home openers are great, but Home season-openers are even better. The Rock will be even louder and more decorated than last season, I’m sure.

I will be in attendance myself — section 122 / Row 12 on the aisle — stop by between periods or before the drop of the puck and we’ll have a beer and talk Devils! It would be great to hear from YOU – the readers – face to face and give me some feedback on what you would like to see more/less of right here at 2MA! While you’re at it, you could print out and bring a copy of THIS with you… I’d be happy to autograph it for you. 😉

Make sure you hunt down Josh as well and tell him how awesome his 90’s Music Blog is and talk live-cap with him!

In all seriousness, tomorrow night can’t get here soon enough. See you all at Fan-Fest!!


  1. Myself, my gf(Christine) and my three best friends (all named Mike) will be in attendence as well. Sec. 117 row 13 if anyone wants to chit-chat, have a brew, or talk shop as well. Ill be wearing my christmas tree jersey with my last name (Burns) and ’95’ on the back.

  2. Rico Suave says:

    i’ll see everyone there at 5:00

    i’ll have the usual red jersey and 1995 champs banner as my cape!

    let’s go devs!

  3. Let’s get it on!

  4. I hope to see you all!

    Like I said, Section 122, Row 12 on the aisle — look for the white RICHER jersey. (!)

  5. I’ll be in the dead last row of section 229. I’ll try to get around though.

    Thanks for the other blog shout out, Joe. Guess me and Christina gotta work on updating it now, eh?

    Can’t wait to see everyone there. Perhaps a 2MA meet should be in order between periods at some point…?

  6. 2MA meet sounds great…preferably outside on one of the smoking balcony’s since im a slave to Marlboro.

  7. It would be a bad idea on my end to meet at the smoker’s balcony, because I will be with a friend who is in the midst of quitting, hah.

    The gals at Interchangable Parts are meeting at the giant puck on the lower level during the first intermission, I’m thinking we do the same, and hold a giant Devilsblog meet. That, or we can work out another location pre-game.