|Anthony Duclair, on his way to first NHL goal, scored this past Monday Night
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|How I Have Felt These Last Three Years at Madison Square Garden!
As talked about in previous articles and as some may know personally, for 10 years, I was involved in independent professional wrestling, wearing all types of hats. Due to my work, I really didn’t get a chance to enjoy life the way I should have. I did have great experiences, but you shut out a lot of the world when you’re working constantly. Since selling all my wrestling assets & “retiring” 2 1/2 years ago, I have all the time in the world to attend all the Ranger games I want. However, I can’t help but feel like a jinx as of late!
The sports world is a very superstitious world. Athletes are known for their weird superstitions and habits. From the extreme Wade Boggs to Lebron James, athletes have always had their quirks. As someone who has attend 85% of Ranger games at MSG these last three years and a few games on the road as well, I always feel I’m the bad luck charm. However, I also feel like I’m bringing them luck whenever I’m squeezing my stress puck too.
The NY Rangers are beat-up this season. They are coming off a long playoff run. Dan Boyle, their #3 defenseman and the anointed messiah of the power-play, went down in the first game. Starting center, Derek Stepan got hurt in practice before the season, and is expected to miss at least six weeks. Due to advancing to the Stanley Cup, other teams took notice and plucked away at the Rangers. The salary cap didn’t help matters either, as veteran players like Brad Richards were forced to seek work elsewhere. The Rangers, while having many similar faces as last years team, are also breaking in several rookies and guys looking for a chance at the Cup.
The Rangers have always been a slow-starting team and I’m not worried. It sucks spending your money and seeing them putting out a piss-poor effort. However, you ride the team through the highs and lows. I did just that, this past Monday night, when the Rangers took on the Wild.
Forget the 5 goal third period. Before that even took place, the “Fuck The Rangers” button was on in full effect. Two major penalties and game ejections were called by the referees, sending Chris Kreider & John Moore to the showers early. Calls against the Rangers were blatantly missed. Despite giving up 16 minutes of power-play to the Wild, the Rangers killed off each power-play, only to give up three quick even-strength goals. The icing on the cake was at the 30 minute mark in the game, the Rangers had 6 shots.
I was fucking livid as you can imagine, as I’m a die-hard fan of this team. Making matters all that more pressing was that I told my girlfriend I would meet her at her friend’s graduation party, 10 blocks away. With a 3-0 deficit, feeling like shit after seeing the team get spanked in Montreal, and seeing these refs, I felt like I’ve seen this movie before. I did something I’ve never done before, and left before the third period. I gotta admit, if it wasn’t for the party, I would’ve stayed, but I figured I could watch the team play miserable for another 20 minutes on TV.
Of course, the Rangers, for the second time in their 88 year history, put up 5 goals in the third period and go on to win the game. It’s one of the most historic games in Rangers history. Everything went right. And everything went right the second I left the building.
I have now come to conclusion that I will just attend games, and leave after the puck is dropped. When the Rangers win the Cup in June, you can thank me then!