January 11, 2012

Potvin Sucks Forever: For 33 years -- and nearly a quarter-century since he retired -- Madison Square Garden faithful have chanted "[Denis] Potvin Sucks." Though Potvin's Islanders have won just two postseason series (both in 1993) since his retirement, the sentiment remains for Rangers fans. While this sort of historical memory is a feature of European (and perhaps collegiate) sports, what are some other examples in North American professional sports?

posted by Mookieproof to hockey at 10:33 PM - 7 comments

Great link because...
"Felix did play 33 games for the Isles in 1999 -- in goal -- but if anything, you'd think his 3.35 GAA and .893 save percentage would be something Ranger fans would cheer not jeer."
...I said pretty much the same thing. A fellow spofite informed me it was Denis, not Felix.

Also, I wish my fellow Devils fans would come up with something more original than, "Rangers suck"

posted by MrFrisby at 10:55 PM on January 11

Boston still chants "Beat LA", even though 1982 was a long time ago.

posted by yerfatma at 10:59 PM on January 11

Red Sox Nation --- Bucky "Fuckin'" Dent

posted by NEPABob at 11:24 PM on January 11

Fifth time's the charm.* -- Minnesota Vikings fans

*We don't really say this.

posted by hootch at 01:39 AM on January 12

"Potvin sucks"/lol. Even if he did, which he didn't, Bossy, Trottier, Gilles, Nystrom, Goring, the Sutter brothers, Smith, etc knew how to win a few cups. I like when Denis said, " I thought they were saying Potvin Cups, and I held up four fingers"--Classic!! Now if Tavares and the boys could just get us back into the playoffs sometime this century...

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:10 AM on January 12

Daniel Alfredsson (Ottawa Senators) still gets lustily booed by Toronto Maple Leafs fans every time he touches the puck, for mocking Mats Sundin many years ago.

posted by grum@work at 08:19 AM on January 12

Every time someone ends a FB post with 'FML' I have to remind myself that it doesn't stand for 'Fucking Maple Leafs'...

posted by MeatSaber at 03:21 PM on January 12

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