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from Thomas Zambito of the Star-Ledger,
Though the final chapter in team owner Jeff Vanderbeek’s nine-year stewardship of the Stanley Cup-winning franchise was written last week, the storyline was being drafted for several years, court records show.
Angry contractors, upset to find themselves on the hook for millions laid out for services essential to the Prudential Center’s day-to-day operations, turned to the courts to get the Devils to pay up.
The company that cleans the Prudential Center got dragged into litigation, as did the team’s primary food and beverage provider. Things got so bad that the team accused the concession company of refusing to feed Devils players during the fall of 2011. And the team accused the cleanup crews of finishing off beers patrons left behind.
And others, like Jeff Braverman, the co-owner of the family-run Newark Nut Co., a 75-year-old city landmark, walked away feeling betrayed.
“It was just a terrible situation,” Braverman said.
“What Jeff Vanderbeek has proven after five years of trying of trying to work with him [is] that he is a highfalutin, high-class huckster and hustler. He came into the city with a mouthful of promises, but a pocket full of lies.”
-Newark Mayor Cory Booker on New Jersey Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek. Why? Read more at CBS New York.
Now that school has started for me, the ease of getting to a computer becomes limited to early in the morning, and very late at night. For my absense on the website for the past couple of days I apologize. Now that things are slowly calming down, I figured I would get back into things here on KK. I have news on the Devils bankruptcy rumor, some player who will be joining the Devils on a tryout, and some other interesting bits of information.
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from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,
After lunch at my favorite pizza and sub sandwich restaurant, Carnival Spot in Pompton Plains, I met Vanderbeek for coffee today at Greenberry’s in Morristown.
“A couple of things bother me,” Vanderbeek said of the Devils’ first-round loss to the Flyers. “Losing in the first round. Losing at home. Losing the final game without scoring a goal. And on top of that, losing in the first round for the third year in a row. I felt our fan base had embraced this team.
“I don’t believe in coincidences. You have to ask yourself the hard questions.”
He is not happy. Because of the early exit, the Devils will lose money this season.