How do players perceive New York Rangers’ fans? Keith Yandle spoke with The Players Tribune about this as well as his trade to New York.
When transactions take place in the New York Rangers organization, or any team for that matter, I always thought that players approached it as a job.
How players show up to the rink is the same as how you or I show up to the office.
It’s a job.
Unless you’re Keith Yandle that is.
Yandle wrote an article for The Players’ Tribune entitled “New York, Let’s Go to Work”, about his trade to the big apple as well as his take on the Rangers faithful.
You can read the article here.
The now Rangers defenseman and power play quarter quickly caught on to the level of passion that is brought by New York fans on a nightly basis.
Yandle hit the nail right on the head when he said this:
“I’ve never seen anything like the generational Rangers fandom…”
Well, you certainly have that right Keith. Hockey was a huge deal for my family growing up. We were never allowed to talk during Coaches Corner, or the After 40 Minutes hotstove that would air during Hockey Night In Canada.
It’s a great read, and if you had apprehension or doubt about the Rangers’ chances in the post-season, this article will certainly pump you up.