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The Quiet ‘Garden’

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

I am obligated to share my opinion and chronicle what I see and hear, and don’t see and don’t hear. And what I see and hear is a crowd at the Garden that is in a perpetual thumbs-down mode and creates an atmosphere that sucks the air right out of the game.

Listen to the crowd in Minnesota. Can’t you hear the folks in Montreal? The fans in those cities, they’re the seventh men for their respective teams.

Where is the seventh man here? Off in the spanking new concourse purchasing the world’s most expensive hamburger?

What are you going to do? Boo Rick Nash in Sunday’s potential-elimination Game 6 whenever he touches the puck the way he was booed in the third period of Game 4?

It isn’t everyone, I get that. Maybe the honest-to-goodness fans who bleed blue for their team simply are swallowed up by the gentrified arena that offers the plushy comforts of home without a home-ice advantage. Maybe the bluebloods who used to sit up in the nosebleeds simply have been priced out.


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