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04-06-2006, 01:41 PM
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"The rivalry has lost some of its intensity from its peak in the early 1980's. But while the rivalry may have lost some luster in the eyes of the sports media, fans continue to fuel the fire. With both teams' fans visiting "enemy territory" for games, shouting matches and fights often break out in the stands. The fans continue to berate the other team even when the teams aren't meeting on the ice; "Potvin Sucks!" chants are heard at every Rangers game -- referring to Islander Hall of Famer Denis Potvin, in fact retired for eighteen seasons now -- and Islander fans still chant "The Rangers Suck!" to the tune of the Chicken Dance. One well-known incident at an Islanders/Flyers game in 2003 turned an innocent holiday promotion at Nassau Coliseum into an on-ice brawl between Ranger and Islander fans in Santa suits. When the Isles and the Rangers play at the colisium Ranger fans call it there second home, as they sometimes take up 50% of the attendance. The Rangers fans call it the Garden East."

As of 2005, the Rangers hold a slight lead in the all-time series with 89 wins, 85 losses (including overtime and shootout losses), and 19 ties. In the playoffs, however, the Islanders hold the lead with a 20-19 record, and have won five of the eight playoff series between the two teams.

Doesnt get much better than Rangers-Islanders...a game that it my opinion always transcends the standings. Hopefully Hank will get the start tonight and we kick their *****. Thats all im going to say right now...too pumped for words. LETS GO RANGERS!!!!

If youre not pumped right now you have to listen to this:

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