The 2000–01 New Jersey Devils season was the team's 19th season in the National Hockey League since the franchise relocated to New Jersey. Although the Devils won the Atlantic Division and were Eastern Conference champions for the third time, the team fell short of winning back-to-back Stanley Cup championships, losing to the Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Finals series, four games to three.
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“Ladies and gentlemen, I have a grave announcement to make. Incredible as it may seem, strange beings who landed in New Jersey tonight are the vanguard of an invading army from Mars.”
—Orson Welles (19151984)
“I am sometimes told that Women aint fit to vote. Why, dont you know that a woman had seven devils in her: and do you suppose a woman is fit to rule the nation? Seven devils aint no account; a man had a legion in him.”
—Sojourner Truth (c. 17971883)
“The instincts of merry England lingered on here with exceptional vitality, and the symbolic customs which tradition has attached to each season of the year were yet a reality on Egdon. Indeed, the impulses of all such outlandish hamlets are pagan still: in these spots homage to nature, self-adoration, frantic gaieties, fragments of Teutonic rites to divinities whose names are forgotten, seem in some way or other to have survived mediaeval doctrine.”
—Thomas Hardy (18401928)