i like the center ice salute, all teams should do it.
i believe the Sabres were the first to do it, albeit only for a few games here and there that the fans went berzerk for.
but the rangers were the first team in the US to do it for every home win.
i think you are right about the sabres, whichever team it was we weren't the first team.. and that makes certain ranger fans in this thread look silly (no surprise) by calling the isles copy cats for it.
Don't see what the big deal is. Seamed like a nice guesture to the fans, and in no way did it trash the Rangers. As soemone said earlier, there is an entire list of things to make fun of the Isles about, dont see hwo this is one of them.
I think all teams should salute the fans after making us suffer through a lockout. It was a nice idea when they put the thank you written on the ice. Next we need them to lower ticket prices so I can afford to go to a game.
Of for God's sake, there's plenty of stuff to hate the Isles for but give them a break for this. If we had some really original thing every time we won and then they copied it, it'd be one thing, but for this? Come on now...who cares?
This again? People, this had been done in both Europe and College hockey for years and years and years. Claiming 'origionality' because the rangers where the first NHL team to do it is just about the lamest thing i've ever heard. Get over it, it's public domain at this point.