Played and reffed until a few years ago.
My dad took me to the previous Garden in the 50s.
How did those guys play when the place was filled with cigar smoke? You had a hard time seeing the ice from the blue seats of the day. Every guy wore a hat, too. It had the atmosphere of a boxing match.
I remember balloons floating through the air with "Muzz doit aller/Muzz must go" - Muzz Patrick, that was. Kinda like "Sather GTF outta here" would be today's theme.
Win Elliott and the Schaefer Circle of Sports on WOR Channel 9. I had my own TV and never missed a game.
The disappointment of '71 and '79. The tease of '92. The glory of '94.
Stupid personnel moves - Park, Ratelle, Eddie....Eddie!
I hope we are really leaving behind the retirement home signings [I won't mention the names].
We had a great year considering the injuries and youth.
We get to enjoy our boys, Stepan, McDonagh, Kreider and Gabs, in the Worlds for another couple of weeks.
Can't wait for next year! LGR!