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10-02-2012, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by NYRangers88 View Post
An usher actually told me they are "trying to do away with up-close warmups". One game last year, I was told by two ushers I couldn't go down, but the third one let me through. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if the Rangers stopped letting the fans go down close before the game
In the years just after the 04 lockout I always went down and sat first row behind the goal of the away team warmups before the game. Usher's didnt care at all. I was going to 30+ games then and I saw lots of memorable things. Like Ollie Jokinen, then on Florida, kept trying to flip a little kid a puck. He kept trying to get it between the glass and the net and just couldnt get it to him. He was laughing his ass off the whole time. And Scott Hartnell then on Nash got his nose exploded by a puck to the face.

By 09 the ushers were starting to crack down and made it so annoying that I just stopped going down. I can see both sides of letting people go down/not letting people.

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