Just when I thought I couldn't love Chris Kreider any more after his Game 4 overtime winner, he dropped this bomb when asked about the Rangers chances in this series after the game (via NHL.com)...
"Goonies never say die."
...amazing! Seriously, has any professional athlete ever used that line before? In my opinion, it needs to be used more. Should easily be the Rangers motto for the remainder of the playoffs.
While not as inspiring, I also loved Henrik Lundqvist's post game quote as well...
"I told the guys before the game there was no way we were losing this game. We want to keep playing. We owe it to ourselves, to our fans. All our focus today was just on this game. Now we move our focus to the next game and the first period of that game. We will see how far that takes us."
...if I was a Rangers player and heard Lundqvist give that speech, I'd run through the wall for that guy. Unfortunately, the real players somehow weren't motivated by it as they came out flat in Game 4. How is that possible?
And from my boys at We Bleed Blue...
Hey Kevin when you get a chance chekout Capt. Alfredsson's quote before the last game the Sens had with the Pens and note the ensuing results. Now compare that with The King's quote.
I happen to know Tommy Cross who Captained BC 2012 NCAA Championship & is ironically a 2nd rd pick of the Bruins currently playing for the minors for Providence. B4 Kreider joined us I asked Tommy if Kreider could handle NY & he told me "Chris is made for NY, nothing rattles him. He is super confident & doesn't take himself too seriously. The bigger the moment the more relaxed he gets. He also said" Chris is a great guy who is is big goofball, he will be a star in the NHL cause he has all the tools & wants it bad." Looks like Tommy was dead on...I freakin love this kid!!!
@TheNYRBlog omg favorite movie when I was a kid besides Princess Bride!
Our Rangers are showing they have no intention of laying down to die. Chris Kreider scored the winner 7:03 into overtime as the Rangers came back from a two-goal deficit to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Thursday night, staving off elimination in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and his outlook is a treasure to see on the team. When asked about the Rangers chances in this series after the game Goonies never say die, Kreider told NHL.com. I have never heard a professional athlete use that term and coupled with Hank I think these two dudes are our teams sparkplugs right now I mean don't forget Hank said:"I told the guys before the game there was no way we were losing this game. We want to keep playing. We owe it to ourselves, to our fans. All our focus today was just on this game. Now we move our focus to the next game and the first period of that game. We will see how far that takes us." I seriously see the team jelling not many of them yet but this has a snowball affect and between Hank and Kreider my optimism for tonight has increase a ton
@TheNYRBlog that quote got me so pumped up Im ready to fight multiple people.
pretty good. I also liked one of the yankees dropping the "totally redeem yourself " line from dumb and dumber.
@ElizabethCoop @TheNYRBlog When I was a kid my favorite movie was Dumbo.....what does that say about me????
"Have fun storming the castles boys".
I HELLO! MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA! YOU KILLED MY FATHER! PREPARE TO DIE!
@ElizabethCoop Two of my favorites as well!