Springtime In New Jersey: The 2003 New Jersey Devils & Nets

TheSportsNotebook’s Historical Museum has already paid tribute to the 1994 springtime enjoyed in New York City, when the Rangers won the Stanley Cup and the Knicks made the NBA Finals. But what about NYC’s overlooked neighbors across the George Washington Bridge in the Meadowlands? In a world where the Sopranos have displaced the Corleones as the pre-eminent mob family in American popular culture, we can’t overlook New Jersey. Let’s celebrate 2003, when the Devils won the Stanley Cup and it was the Nets reaching the NBA Finals.