Dan Steinberg at the Washington Post reports that Bruce Boudreau dissed Madison Square Garden and Rangers fans following Washington’s 3-2 loss to the Rangers in Game 3…
“Well, the one thing, its reputation is far better than the actual building,” the coach said. “I mean, it’s nothing. The locker rooms are horrible. The benches are horrible. There’s no room for anything. But the reputation of being in Madison Square Garden is what makes it famous. Also, our building’s a lot louder, too. So I mean, they can say what they want, but it’s not that loud in there.”
…the sad thing is Boudreau is probably right. Which is why MSG is currently under-going renovations. Boudreau didn’t even mention the rat droppings that have been reported in the concession areas.
…as far as the loudness of MSG versus the Verizon Center again Boudreau is probably correct. Because ticket prices are so high the real fans are priced out meaning corporations are filling those seat with non-hockey fans. Having said that with the Rangers winning last night I expect MSG to be absolutely rockin’ on Wednesday night.
…would love to see Rangers use this quote during Game 4 to get the fans in a frenzy.
…h/t to Steve Zipay.