Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by DudMan28, Nov 11, 2013.
Does anyone actually enjoy this chant? In my opinion, it's old news.
Blah blah been over this, blah blah tradition, blah blah probably not going anywhere.
Yeah, not our first go around with this. It's a stupid, outdated chant, but it's not gonna go anywhere at least until Potvin dies and we retire it out of respect for him and his family.
Pretty much sums this up.
blah damn right.
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Good to know. Thanks veteran.
Old chant, dead horse beaten indeed but Potvin still sucks.
It's more of rallying cry for NYR fans than it is an indictment against Potvin anymore.
If anyone's listened to an Ottawa Senators broadcast recently you'd know it's still a relevant chat.
This came relatively early this season, odd.
Sorry, sir. Won't step out of line again, sir. No Potvin threads until after Christmas, sir.
To answer your question: Yes.
However, I appreciate you trying to spark some conversation, man. You're a little newer than most of us, so it's important to remember that even though most of us are incorrigible pretentious ********, we still love you man.
Can I come sit with the cool kids now?
I don't mind it. What does bother me, is that it's usually the loudest chant you'll hear at the game, which is ****ing pathetic. People would rather chant about a ****ing Islanders player that retired 25 years ago than cheer on the Rangers...
It's becoming somewhat popular to replace Potvin with other names, notably Crosby and OV. I like that a lot. Keeps the tradition alive, while taking the stupidity out of it.
I like the idea of during the first shift of every game having a "Potvin Sucks" and then retiring it for the night. My issue isn't with the chant itself as much as it is with the fact that after 3 or 4 times it gets so played out and only the REAL drunk dudes actually go along with it.
I never participate in the chant anymore at the now-fully-renovated MSG. It's definitely old news, I agree. It's been dying down though, no? Sometimes it's nearly inaudible, the whistle is louder than the chant.
I didn't hear it at tonight's game at all. Someone tried to get one going after the anthem but it never went through.
So idiotic. It's really getting on my nerves.
It would have been a fun tradition to maintain if it happened once a game...but it seems like everyone and their mother wants to do the let's go band whistle, so we hear it 5 times every night.
No such thing as outdated because that 1978-1984 rivalry with the Islanders was so incredible. The thing that cracked me up was when the crowd at a Knicks game started chanting it around 14 years ago in one game.
The chant started in 1979, I was born in 1982 -- even though it was before my time, I still respect the rivalry because my Dad always reminds me how intense it was. Theres nothing like it now.
Its disappointing that this thread comes up every year, likely from johnny-come-lately Ranger fans who weren't part of what started it. Its selfish.
Potvin still sucks, so why not remind him?
As long as everyone chanting it understands why it happens, then I don't mind it. It does lose it's meaning though when it's done 20 times a night. I'm sure there are people at the game who DVR the telecast so they can go back and watch/listen to every time they decided to do the let's go band whistle.
I'd rather personalize it though. When we're playing the Isles, Potvin Sucks your heart out. When we're playing the Sens, Potvin Sucks your heart out.
Wouldn't mind then personalizing it though to the team we're playing. Pens? Crosby sucks. Devils? Marty sucks. etc... Would take way too much effort to do something like that though
It's gonna stick around, get used to it
I don't mind it lately, it's one of the few things left that gives the Garden an old school feel. I'd rather hear "Potvin Sucks" chants than Pitbull songs.
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