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The 7 - Hockey - Raising #35 to the Rafters
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#1 Posted on 4.2.04 1555.33
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Tonight the NY Rangers finally get something right when they retire Mike Richter's #35. I was in the crowd when Richter made his professional debut right after the 1988 Olympics for the Colorado Rangers of the International Hockey League - he reeled off a 10 game winning streak and I remember calling my brother back in NYC and telling him that I had just seen the goalie that would someday win the CUP for the Rangers - I was there in June of 1994 when he did just that - I wish I had been there in 1996 when he single-handedly won the World Cup for the USA - and I will be there tonight to say Thank You. He's a classy individual who couldn't be beaten on a breakaway - just ask Pavel Bure

I just hope that Mike Dunham doesn't "honor" him by giving up a Gatorade Goal.....
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#2 Posted on 4.2.04 1630.08
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I'm pretty sure I said this once before in a thread about Richter's retirement, but it bears repeating:

As an Isles fan, I absolutely hated Richter and how he was able to shut down almost anything that came at him. But as a hockey fan, I had to respect the guy's ability and his hard work. I still remember how he came out of Beezer's shadow to become the #1 goalie for the Rangers. I'll admit, he was pretty exciting to watch at times.

All in all, congratulations to Mike Richter, and have a good time tonight, dunkndollaz!

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#3 Posted on 4.2.04 2141.37
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As much as I hated the Rangers (as a huge Bruins fan) back then, I have always been a big Richter fan as long as he wasn't playing the Bruins. I loved his style of goaltending.

Congratulations to him, he deserved it.

And as a side note, I loved his commercials with ESPN (or the NHL, I can't remember) with the shotgun, and the Plexiglas protecting the net.
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#4 Posted on 7.2.04 1523.38
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His Wendy's commercials are what convinced me to give Wendy's food a try. Their connection with the NHL sure has died since those days.
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#5 Posted on 7.2.04 1922.34
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    Originally posted by Omar Padilla
    His Wendy's commercials are what convinced me to give Wendy's food a try. Their connection with the NHL sure has died since those days.

Dude, Wendy's food is AWESOME.
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