Thursday, December 13, 2007

Yotes Excited to Play at MSG

Heath Price-Khan over at the Phoenix Coyotes website, has a feature (which includes video) on the young Coyote players being excited about playing their first game at MSG, as well as the veterans, who also had some memories to share. Most notable on the video is Head Coach Wayne Gretzky, who finished his remarkable career with the Rangers, and spent his final night as a player on the Garden ice....

"Madison Square Garden is known throughout the world as simply "The Garden", or "The World's Most Famous Arena". It has earned that moniker because it has hosted so many memorable events ranging from heavyweight championship fights to once in a lifetime concerts. It currently hosts about 320 events per year and is anchored by the New York Rangers and New York Knicks.

Hockey has been a major part of the Garden's great history with many of the game's greatest players wearing the red, white, and blue. Mark Messier and Brian Leetch gave the Garden faithful its greatest night ever when they erased the memories of "1940" in ending the 54 year Stanley Cup drought in 1994.

For the young members of the Phoenix Coyotes making their first trip to the Garden it will be a memorable day in Midtown Manhattan. It is truly the world's greatest stage, so having a big game at the Garden in that hostile environment can set the tone for a career...

...the video is actually pretty cool. Being a Ranger fan and going to the Garden all the time you sometimes forget what an historic sports venue it is. Just seeing the excitement on the Coyote rookies faces knowing they are going to be playing at MSG really makes you feel lucky that we're able to see our favorite team play every home game at "The Garden."

...hopefully the team will be so awestruck they'll play a terrible game.

No comments: