whether it's the Yankees, or the Rangers, it seems as though every time there's an extensive ceremony before a game, more times than not, they lose. It's like Yankees Old Timers games; they seem to always lose on that day. Gretzky retires, Jagr scores the game winner in OT. Richter, they lose, etc.
The good news, hopefully, is that most of this roster has very little direct emotional tie to Messier and won't be processing real heavily on that level. The positive spin might be that, if they don't lose too much will and edge standing around waiting for the puck drop on a night where the hockey game is undeniably the #2 attraction, they'll be energized and uplifted by the intensity of the crowd reaction and, not unlike what happened when Keenan visualized for the '93-94 team what it can mean to win a championship, perhaps they'll have it brought home in a huge and even more direct way what it can mean to play like a champion in Manhattan.
Need to win this one. I hate it when they have a night for someone and they lose.
Mess brought us the cup--with the help of Leetch, Richter, Graves etal. The least we can do here is win the friggin' game.
I predict this will be a high scoring game though, 5-3 Win for Rangers.
i think the rangers showed against the flames that they can handle speed, as long as they don't have their heads up their arses. the oilers don't scare me a lot as a team unless you start letting them have their way...just play hard and don't be stupid and they can win it
BTW, NHL CENTER ICE is going to start airing MSG at 6 pm ET, and finish at about 10:30, through HNNY. So we will be able to watch the pregame show, and remember, NHL CENTER ICE has a FREE PREVIEW this week.
will anybody be taping the game and putting the cermony onto their computer. i have friends who are big nyr fans but can not watch the game tonight from their colleges out west. can anyone please help me help them