Each season I like to attend a few Devils away games with a couple of buddies. I've been to Boston and Long Island so far this season, and I'll be in Montreal with 6 others next weekend and for the fourth consecutive year in a row to see Marty put on a show in front of his “hometown” crowd. (Be sure to look/listen for us on TV, and also look to see if Gulitti makes mention in his blog/twitter of how loud/vocal [obnoxious] a group of Devils fans at the Bell Centre are.(We're 2 for 3 so far!))
Away games are always a great experience, and I'm sure a lot of you have already been to many of these games yourselves, and thus can probably attest to how much fun they are. But one thing I've found is that as great as the experience of attending these games can be, it's made even better when you're accompanied by more than a few other Devils fans. Basically, I think the saying of “the more the merrier” really applies for these types of games.
With that being said and without knowing if this has legitimately been tried/accomplished before, I wanted to create this FanShot to gauge ILWT reader interest in a group trip to see a Devils away game. So, if you've thought about this before or are interested in it at all, please post about your willingness and make some suggestions as to potential games you'd like to see us attend. The Devils schedule is linked to below for your convenience. I know I would really enjoy this trip and would consider it a success if we could get at least ~10 people to commit to attending. I have 2 friends who will come regardless of where we decide, so we're already starting at 3.
Before you post your suggestions, and to clear some things up personally, I just wanted to clarify that I don't see this trip being a major one. What I mean by this is that I'd like to keep our options open to an away game that would also allow us to complete the round-trip in the same day. I'm not against having it be longer or needing a hotel, I just think that this is my first attempt at this and it might be easier/more attractive to people if we attended a game in areas such as Washington, Philly, NYC, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Boston, Long Island, etc. But by all means, if you think the interest would be there and would like to suggest a trip of a larger scale, then feel free to post it.
So I'll shut up for now, and if you're interested please post your availability/suggestions below. Or, if you're an out of market Devils fan who would like to recommend your city and would enjoy being accompanied to an away game by a decent sized group, then feel free to post as well!
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