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03-30-2004, 09:54 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Brooklyn, of course
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I'm awfully torn on which way to look at Messier right now. So, as Ranger fans if he plays his last home game at MSG this year and your before warned, do you see him getting booed at all? He pulled a lot of crap towards the end of the season that I for one wouldn't give him an ounce of respect for, but I suppose the good outweighed the bad over the course of the years.
So.. Respect, or not?
I've been to quite a few Ranger games since Leetch was traded and I haven't heard anyone boo Messier. Not when he touches the puck, not when his name is announced, not when his picture is shown on the gardenvision. In fact, when his name is announced (for example for an assist), there are cheers.
Anyone who even considers booing Messier tomorrow--whether he plays or not, announces his retirement or not or whatever-- is, as far as I'm concerned, a cretin who knows very little about hockey.
(just had to use one of these new smilies)
PS: Messier can play for my team for as long as he feels he can.
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