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KasparKrunch 04-29-2006 07:17 PM

went to the game- here are some thoughts
 
place was totally electric. i'd say 92 percent ranger fans there. fans were really into it after orty goal...after jagr was injured we chanted MVP. not sure if they showed on NBC but at end of the game fans got a salute from rangers and lundqvist gave his stick away. i got a water bottle. players looked really upset.

Greg in MA 04-29-2006 09:25 PM

Yea, NBC showed the salute.

RothmanHockey 04-29-2006 09:40 PM

When QU lost in the playoffs this year, I went down by the locker rooms to clap em home, the guys looked just devastated.

It's amazing how much hockey players always seem to care, you can always tell that the guys REALLY want it, and when they don't, their expressions tell the story.

Anthony Mauro 04-29-2006 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by KasparKrunch
place was totally electric. i'd say 92 percent ranger fans there. fans were really into it after orty goal...after jagr was injured we chanted MVP. not sure if they showed on NBC but at end of the game fans got a salute from rangers and lundqvist gave his stick away. i got a water bottle. players looked really upset.

Same here. The Garden was amazing after that Orts goal but was devastated after the second Devil's goal(I'd even say they were after the first). I was in the section that threw the balloons over after the anthem, it was a fun atmosphere up there in 427. During warmups Orts had something extra, a different pep that made me think he was gonna get one. This had to be a great learning experience for Prucha, because he certainly wasn't ready for these PO's. He was a totally different player than in the regular season; tentative, nervous with the puck, just shaken overall. Toots got the best workout I think and should be a beast next year. Something tells me Ward would've been someone great to have in the PO's, too bad. I look forward to keeping him around. Is there some way Malik and Rozsival can disappear entirely? I'm getting fed up with them. Its easy to see Kaspar's worth to this team, the entire D was calmer b/c of him( and OZO's lack of presence). Where was the Hossa in this game the entire year? He wasn't half bad. No hands, but could atleast hang onto the puck and circle around a bit. Betts needs to bulk up please. He's a decent player, but he bounces off of every check he tries to throw. If Nylander actually tried to physically hurt someone with his anger rather than the glass with his stick we'd be less soft haha. Rucchin didn't give us much at all. Rucinsky was even less visible, adios. And damn, there's nothing that gets me more happy than watching Straka go 110 percent and laying the wood. I love that man. Its only been one year, but he's earned his right to be True Blue.

It was sad to see us go out on Rozsival's stupidity, Lundqvist's minor faltering, and just no luck. Posts...

DontStaal 04-29-2006 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Balej's Dance
Same here. The Garden was amazing after that Orts goal but was devastated after the second Devil's goal(I'd even say they were after the first). I was in the section that threw the balloons over after the anthem, it was a fun atmosphere up there in 427. During warmups Orts had something extra, a different pep that made me think he was gonna get one. This had to be a great learning experience for Prucha, because he certainly wasn't ready for these PO's. He was a totally different player than in the regular season; tentative, nervous with the puck, just shaken overall. Toots got the best workout I think and should be a beast next year. Something tells me Ward would've been someone great to have in the PO's, too bad. I look forward to keeping him around. Is there some way Malik and Rozsival can disappear entirely? I'm getting fed up with them. Its easy to see Kaspar's worth to this team, the entire D was calmer b/c of him( and OZO's lack of presence). Where was the Hossa in this game the entire year? He wasn't half bad. No hands, but could atleast hang onto the puck and circle around a bit. Betts needs to bulk up please. He's a decent player, but he bounces off of every check he tries to throw. If Nylander actually tried to physically hurt someone with his anger rather than the glass with his stick we'd be less soft haha. Rucchin didn't give us much at all. Rucinsky was even less visible, adios. And damn, there's nothing that gets me more happy than watching Straka go 110 percent and laying the wood. I love that man. Its only been one year, but he's earned his right to be True Blue.

It was sad to see us go out on Rozsival's stupidity, Lundqvist's minor faltering, and just no luck. Posts...

couldnt have said it better myself.. luck was on our side most of the year, dont get me wrong but we usually got a lucky bounce here and there. the end of the season, much like this series just didnt go our way. As for straka, i love the guy. Plays strong, skates faster than anyone on the ice and just gives it his all. He is def true blue.

Diehardfan419 04-30-2006 01:47 AM

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Originally Posted by KasparKrunch
place was totally electric. i'd say 92 percent ranger fans there. fans were really into it after orty goal...after jagr was injured we chanted MVP. not sure if they showed on NBC but at end of the game fans got a salute from rangers and lundqvist gave his stick away. i got a water bottle. players looked really upset.

I agree. It was great to see that MOSt Rangers fans didnt bail even though we were down 3-0. I expected a few more debbie fans there for the clincher (with some Rangers fans selling off their seats) and there were some, but the Rangers fans were great. Maybe 1500 debbie fans total.

Just goes to show how we are a great fanbase. And u know what, next season will be even better!!!!

mhurley 04-30-2006 07:40 AM

Very nice synopsis. :clap:

At the end of the game, after the traditional handshake, Ranger fans honored their team for their season and the team acnowledged their fans. Of course, the geniuses at NBC didn't make mention of that. I was shocked they even took the camera out of Brodeur's face for a split second to do it.

I had a chance after the game to thank Ortmeyer, Hollweg and Strudwick personally. The Rangers have the best fans in the league and the boys know it and appreciate it!

Renney on the team's appreciation for the fans:

http://www.statmasters.net/bird/renneyonfans.mp3

(The above audio clip was on HockeyRodent.com)


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