For the past 15 years, the Devils have been a huge part of my life. At 5 years old, my dad brought me to Game 4 against the Detroit Red Wings when we won the cup. During my time as a Devils fan, I have come to understand what this organization is really all about. We are classy. We hold ourselves to a higher standard. The players know that the front of the jersey is more important than the back of the jersey. Teams respect us and fear us.
I don't know when it happened (It could have been when we moved to the Prudential Center or earlier) or why it happened but over the last couple years, our fans have stooped to a new low. One of our most notable chants after some rhythmic whistling is "Rangers Suck!" even when we're not playing the Rangers. I thought we were better than that??? If that's not a blow to the respectability to our organization, then check out our goal celebration chant.
"Hey! You Suck!" What??? That's our goal chant? Instead of telling the other team that they suck after we score a goal, why don't we take pride in our team and create something positive and original which will fire up both the fans and the players. I'm writing a FanPost about this because I'm extremely disappointed that this has been allowed persist. Let the washed up star-recruiting Rangers organization or the goony Flyers organization make chants like that. The Devils exist on a whole different level of respect in this league and we should never allow ourselves to stoop down to their level.
I have to believe that I'm not alone on this one. The bloggers on this site sparked the creativity for the name "ZIP line" so I'm hoping we can pool our ideas to come up with a new goal chant. DEVILS FANS.. Lets hear your thoughts and suggestions???