NEW YORK – It’s always a treat to be in Madison Square Garden. It’s the “World’s Most Famous Arena” after all. With apologies to the Roman Colosseum, I think that’s true. It’s a great place to watch a hockey game, too. The fans are very close to the action, the sightlines all really good. And don’t kid yourself about hockey fans in New York; they are really passionate fans. They live and breathe New York Rangers hockey, and I love that.
There’s always a celebrity or two in the crowd. Probably the biggest tonight was Trey Anastasio of Phish, a band I’ve really started to listen a lot more to since getting Sirius XM – they have their own channel, No. 29. He had some choice seats befitting a rock star, about four rows up, lower bowl, center ice.
I saw Chris Drury up in the press box tonight. Got to catch up for a few minutes. He’s the assistant GM of the Rangers. He didn’t look a day older, to me, from his playing days. Man, Chris Drury, right? How great was he with the Avs? And how much do we all just go “ughhhhh” when thinking of that trade to Calgary in 2002.
Anyway, Drury seems to be doing well.
The Avalanche? They weren’t doing so well right after the game tonight, a 5-3 loss. As I wrote elsewhere, I thought it was the team’s worst loss of the season.
I have three pieces of uncut audio for you.
First up, the captain, Gabe Landeskog, who didn’t play well tonight. He’s got no points in his last three games.