"The New York Rangers. Maybe it's a Original Six thing. Maybe it's having had family in New York for a long time. But there's something about the Rangers. Could just be the goal-song. But when I was diving fully into hockey as a kid, it was hard to not be mesmerized by Messier in his Ranger days. MSG is, or was, the last truly great building to see a game in.
And I have this appreciation for Rangers fans, who I still believe are kept underneath Penn Station until it's game night because I've never seen any Rangers gear on the streets of Manhattan. But Rangers fans are the type where if you're sitting in your brother's office, hungover, talking about Rangers, they hear the hockey talk and have to stop in and join you even if they've never met you before."
...thought the part he says about Rangers fans being kept under Penn Station until a game b/c you never see Rangers gear on the street is hysterical. And sadly true.
...and let's hope Sam is joining us for a glass of champagne after a special season this year.
...h/t to reader IcyCup.