As the Devils embark on this five game road trip, I thought it would be apropos to write about some of the experiences I have enjoyed (or not) on the road and as a visiting fan.
Our road trips are appreciated by the team and memorable for us. A multitude of players over the years have commented on how it has motivated them to hear and see us in the stands when on the road. For the fan, road trips can be an adventure, exciting, daunting (depending on which arena you are visiting), a vacation or a quick jaunt across the river or on the highway. The focal point is of course the game but depending on the locale, road trips can also provide an opportunity to explore a city you might not necessarily choose otherwise and with that, an appreciation for local attractions, culture, nightlife, etc. Regardless of where you go, each game can provide a story, experience, memory or at the very least, a lasting impression.
To this point, I have visited the arenas of the Flyers, Rangers, Islanders, Bruins, Panthers, Canadians and Golden Knights. It's not a long list at this point, however, I have a clear plan going forward to ratchet this up each season.
A few of the memories, experiences and stories from these road trips are to follow: