I wasn’t on hand, but here is a story from our Gannett paper the Courier-Post with some video. There is also a photo gallery.
They were chanting “Fire Bettman” among other things as the guys filled the arena with more than 10,000 fans, all proceeds going to Hurricane Sandy victims.
Good stuff, boys.
The only ones who can fire bettman wont do so until this debacle is over. Clowns.
Good morning, Sally!
Why does the majority of the blame fall on Bettman? He has a part to do with it, but he just acts on behalf of the owners. Freakin’ idiot owners.
It makes one wonder how much damage they are doing to the game, or to their own bank accounts for that matter. There are a lot of turned off fans out there. I think this is a huge gamble for Bettman and crew.
Was at the game. Truly a terrific time. Some memorable moments:
1. While waiting to get inside (massive lines), a “Let’s Go Flyers” chant broke out. When that died down, a smaller “Let’s Go Rangers” chant started. When that dies down, you hear one guy shout, “Let’s Go Devils”, and then a chorus of boos. It was awesome.
2. “Fire Bettman”, “Bettman sucks”, “We Want Hockey”, “MAAAARTY”, “You Can’t Beat Us”, and “Crosby Sucks” were among the memorable chants.
3. Rangers, Flyers, and Devils fans all getting along in the crowd. Never seen a happier group. People were cheering and clapping and laughing no matter what team scored.
4. Crowd erupted in cheers after the game. They did the handshake and got together for a group photo at the end.
I miss our sport so much, guys.
Hector Marini was in the house, fresh form his bouncer gig at the Borgata?
“3. Rangers, Flyers, and Devils fans all getting along in the crowd.”
Lol! Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!
If Hank can run a restaurant then he can certainly run a hockey league! SEAN AVERY for commissioner.
SAD SAD DAYS …ya know its bad when we all get along.
BETTMAN NOT EVEN A HOCKEY MIND…wasnt he a bb guy?
RANGERSSSSSSSSSS!!! COME BACK!!!!!!
He is a Basketball guy. And when David Stern hangs ‘em up, which is on the horizon, hopefully Buttman will go back to the NBA and ruin that instead of destroying the greatest sport on earth.
I’m ruining futbol?
Lol, no. You’re ruining the future of the NHL. The NFL would never be stupid enough to have you.
Hank had to make 57 saves? How many minutes did Girardi play? Fire Torts! I mean, fire Vinny!
Manny, if only that could come true. There’s got to be a person out there, who knows hockey, is a better administrator, who could serve as Commissoner, rather than Buttman!!!
new post, Manny.