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Leetch Gets Credit Tonight

from the New York Times,

Leetch will get the credit he deserved Thursday night when the Rangers raise his No. 2 sweater to the rafters at Madison Square Garden.

“It’s important for people to recognize how great he was,” said Leetch’s longtime teammate, goaltender Mike Richter. “But it’s also important for him to recognize how much he meant to his teammates, to this city, to his sport. He’s one of the best that’s ever played his position, for sure.”

Leetch, perhaps the best American-born player, came to the Rangers fresh from the United States Olympic team in February 1988. He was 19.

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The Rangers have set up a tribute page on Leetch, check it out for videos, stories, stats, etc…..

added 12:53pm, from Stan Fischler at Game On,

After scanning the morning papers today, the first thought that came to The Maven’s mind was that everything that could be said about Brian Leetch HAD been said.

The second thought—without coffee, mind you—was that NOT everything has been said.

So, here are a few of my personal reactions to Brian’s fabulous—and I rarely use that term—night at The Garden.

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