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New Jersey’s “No Blue” campaign aims to keep Rangers fans out of Prudential Center

May 15, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT

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The Devils have aggressively fired the latest salvo in the Hudson River Rivalry.

The initiative is called “No Blue”. The idea is to keep Rangers fans out of the Prudential Center. The Devils website describes it like this:

Through exclusive presales, the majority of the seats at The Rock for all Devils home games this series, are in the hands of Devils fans. However, seats remain on the secondary market for purchase and to ensure the we “Protect Home Ice” below are some ways in which you as Devils fans can ensure the Rock is PACKED in RED.

Here — once again, straight from the Devils website — are the “3 WAYS TO PROTECT HOME ICE”:

1) If you own seats and have to sell for any of the home games because of conflicts, do NOT list your seats on the secondary market.  Blogs such as Fire and Ice, In Lou We Trust, and HFBoards provide you with outlets to speak directly with other Devils fans who are looking for seats.  This will ensure you are selling ONLY to other Devils fans.  You can ask for pictures or meet them to deliver tickets, to ensure where their loyalty lies.

2) If you are unsure about conversing on Devils blogs to sell your tickets, you can call the Devils Fan Experience Team line at 855-DEV-ARMY, and as a service they will help you sell your seats you can’t use, to other Devils fans.

3) If you do not own seats already, visit secondary market ticket sales websites including Ticket Exchange to purchase your tickets immediately.  Thousands of seats still remain for both Rangers home games at The Garden.  Therefore, there is a window right NOW, for Devils fans to swallow up all the remaining tickets for the upcoming Devils home games at the Rock.  Seize that opportunity now while it is still available.

I imagine plenty of Rangers fans will be upset with this latest development.

Also upset? Tobias Funke.

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  1. spizzjr - May 15, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Dude too much

  2. gmen4life33 - May 15, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    aHha still wil be atleast 30% Rangers fan at the Rock. Sorry, NY fans are crazy like that. Nice little attempt by Devils, but will still be hard telling which is home team

  3. 1337ryan - May 15, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    There will still be tons of Rangers fans there. It’s that way for every regular season game at the rock.

  4. govtminion - May 15, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    We need Islanders fans to make a big showing then, just to make Rangers and Devils fans say ‘huh?’

  5. tackleberries - May 15, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    Ask for pictures? Do NJ fans have horns coming out of their heads or something?

  6. biasedhomer - May 15, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Pretty lame. The Devils really are afraid that NY Ranger fans will outnumber their own fans and be louder?

    • barkar942 - May 15, 2012 at 5:10 PM

      Does Christie get in since he is the governor of NJ, or does he not get in because he is a Ranger fan?
      (No weight jokes here).

  7. brian32556 - May 15, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Doesn’t matter – they’ll only have two home games and the series will be over! LET’S GO RANGERS!

  8. nycprbro - May 15, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    Pathetic JOKE

  9. bbk1000 - May 15, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    It’s sad the team has to do this, it’s a bad reflection on the franchise more than anything else….perhaps if their ticket prices were not so overpriced this would not happen.

  10. bensawesomeness - May 15, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Devil’s strategy is fair game

    mostly commented so i could applaud the Arrested Development refrence

  11. dabutcha114 - May 15, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    How sad is this article.

  12. 808pensfan - May 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    I’m afraid I just blue myself.

  13. snoop0323 - May 15, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    I went to Game 5 at the Rock when the Rangers knocked out the Devils in 08. There were so many Rangers’ fans at the rink, I thought the Rangers would do their traditional home ice salute to the crowd after the win. The crowd that night was at least 40% Rangers’ fans, probably closer to 50%. Bu the time the teams lined up for the handshake, almost every Devils’ fan had cleared out of the joint. It was quite sad and pathetic. The Devils’ fan base is the worst in hockey.

  14. mycreativebacon - May 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    what makes this story even sadder…. the Devils took down the page from their site.

  15. vindicatus - May 15, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Well, can you blame them for trying to clean the riff raff out? I’m not sure why it’s noteworthy that NJ has a smaller fan base than NY; the Devils are a newer team, and the NY market is huge. That’s not something in anyone’s control.

  16. grillmarks - May 15, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Halford a David Cross fan? Good man.

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