MSG Rangers commentator Sam Rosen called the entire first round series of blue shirts to beat the penguins. MSG will not play live games in this round, but will provide full pre-game coverage. Rosen will take a shot in the NHL Playoffs Q & A with post-columnist Steve Serby.

Q: What is the key to the Rangers-Hurricane series?

A: Please lead. I want Carolina to chase the game a bit. They are very tough when they lead. They are talented, very active in forechecking, very good at skating, and have enough physical play to make you tough. But if you lead them, I think they will be another team. can If you make a mistake, Rangers have players who can take advantage of it.

Q: What makes Igor Sheschokin so special?

A: I will not lose his focus. There are no real highs or lows, it stays equal and saves a lot. And as the team grew together, he carried the team for a long part of the season.

Q: Please explain about Artemipanalin.

A: A player you love to watch because you don’t know what he’s trying to do. His passes are great and he sometimes thinks he has too many passes instead of shooting. The ego is not involved, is really friendly and always has a smile on his face. We’re in Nashville, walking down the street, overlooking the street bench, and a man in a baseball cap reading a book on the bench. Looking around, it’s Panarin.

Q: Chris Crider.

A: The Crider has become the player we always thought of. He has this wonderful athletic ability. Extremely fast skater. powerful. Not afraid to enter the corner, not afraid to go in front of the net, and finally he is scoring big points this year.

Q: Mika Shibanejad.

A: He is the No. 1 center. He does it all. What he has done in the last few years is that he has become a perfect player.

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Q: Adam Fox.

A: Adam Fox is a new star. This guy is a very intelligent hockey player and has a great vision in the ice. You can see it in the pass he created and the scoring chance he created.

Q: Alexis La Frenière.

A: I hope he will be a star. He has all the tools, and I think the key to me is that he wants to be great. He is far from what he would be. Within a few years he could become a league star.

Q: Jacob Torva.

A: Physical force. I don’t think the incident with Tom Wilson last year would happen if Torva was on the ice. He was injured then, but he sticks for everyone, he hits harder than anyone in the league. He is a major contributor to K’Andre Miller’s rapid growth.

Q: Director Gerald Gallant.

A: He respects the players. We keep everyone equal, but every night we demand that everyone do their best. He downplays his role, but he is a very good coach.

Q: How would you describe New York Rangers fans for visitors from Mars?

A: New York Rangers fans are the most passionate fans I’ve ever met. When you meet Ranger fans, they wear jerseys, have something to show their love for the team, and welcome their favorite players they love. … It is passion, strength, love that they are not afraid to express and show.

Q: How would you describe a garden with electricity?

A: Goose bumps, excitement and exhilaration. … I want to get up. If you are sitting, you have to get up. The sound of the building echoes throughout. You feel it. You feel the sound. You feel cheers. You feel it. I felt that when I won the Knicks Championship in 1970. I felt it at a New Year’s Eve concert by Billy Joel in the garden. “This would be the case when the Rangers won the Stanley Cup.” And that was exactly what it was.

Q: When Knicks won the 1970 NBA Championship, you worked as a statistician on Knicks’ wireless network. How was the decibel level in the garden compared to the night the Rangers won the Cup in 1994?

A: I think they are equivalent and equivalent. Knicks won for the first time for them, Rangers won for the first time in 54 years, and I think the feelings were exactly the same.

Q: What was your boyhood dream of growing up in Brooklyn?

A: Playing for the New York Yankees.

Q: You were a catcher. Who was your favorite Yankees?

A: Mickey Mantle was number one … it was definitely number one. Yogi Berra was another thing I loved. Over time, I fell in love with Derek Jeter. Derek Jeter has become the next great Yankee for me.

Q: Why was Mell Allen your favorite broadcaster?

A: Whether on the radio side or on the television side, he brought energy, enthusiasm and excitement to the live, wherever he was.

Q: Marty Glickman.

A: He was an idol in that he was a Jewish announcer. That meant something to me. I grew up listening to him on the Giants radio. … For me, no one in the world was better than anything else in the world, calling it Giants Football. For me, Marv Albert has become the greatest basketball announcer of all time, but Marv learned from Marty. Marty was the man who set the standard.

Q: How was it going to the Rangers game with your friends?

A: We had a 50 Cent GO card to get into the yard, on Sunday you get there at 4:30 and get to the last balcony seat so you can see the whole ice You’ll run up the stairs for, or the first two rows of side balconies overlooking the entire ice.

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Q: You liked Andy Busgate.

A: He was a big, statue-like player. You can score great shots.

Q: Vic Hadfield.

A: He was that strong force [GAG] Of the line and its team.

Q: Jean Laterre.

A: Elegant players, great passers-by … people who can also get scores.

Q: Brian Reach.

A: I remember interviewing him at Boston Garden when he was a freshman at Boston University and saying, “I can’t wait until he’s a ranger.” And he did it after the 1988 Olympics. … A great skater. Bobby Orr was, to me, the man who changed the game in the way he played. Brian Reach was in that class.

Q: Mike Richter.

A: Great competitors … hard workers … enthusiastic about managing physical condition … and always big players.

Q: Eddie Jacomin.

A: The best of the time … I was able to do everything … I was able to handle the pack better than anyone else.

Q: Henrik Lundukvist.

A: Class … smart … student and leader in that position. I respected that he was always available to the media.

Q: Please explain the first time you saw Wayne Gretzky play.

A: No matter what, I was able to find Openman on the ice … a great vision of the game … full control of the game.

Q: Gretzky as a ranger.

A: In my mind, I saw the best players to play games in Rangers uniforms. And we were able to welcome him with the best All-Round Rangers I’ve ever played in the Rangers jersey Mark Messier, and both together. The year they played together was special. Very special.

Q: Messier’s guarantee before Game 6 of the 1994 Conference Finals will play against Devil’s.

A: I was there when he announced his guarantee. There’s this huge swarm of media, they basically asked him what he thinks he’s going into Game 6, and he’ll answer any athlete: “We’re going to win. is”. Unfortunately for me, we were in New Jersey for Game 6. MSG was unable to play the game. It was a jersey television broadcast. Our building.

Q: Aside from Round 7 of the ’94 Final, was Round 7 of the Devil’s Series the most disturbing game for you?

A: Definitely. … when [Valery] Zerepkin scores with 7.7 seconds left, sends the game overtime and goes to the studio, John [Davidson is] When I was walking in the booth and sitting with my head in my head, I was asked “What happened?” And I said, “What else could happen to this team?” Thankfully, there was Stephen Matthew.

Q: Howie Rose.

A: One of the greatest and most iconic calls ever. Matthew Call, [“Matteau, Matteau, Matteau”] Everyone remembers it forever.

Q: Messier as a player.

A: The perfect hockey player. A tough and great leader, with all the skills of a highly skilled player … skating, shooting, passing, he had it all.

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Q: Adam Graves.

A: A player of mind and soul. Loved by everyone, including teammates, fans and the media, it’s a teddy bear outside the ice. The most wonderful person you have ever met. A tough competitor on the ice.

Q: Phil Esposito.

A: A slow, sluggish player with great hands and the ability to score online. Even today, you can see the Boston Garden sign — Jesus saves and Espo scores on the rebound.

Q: And as a broadcasting partner?

A: It’s fun to be together. I didn’t know the player, but I knew the game inside out.

Q: John Davidson.

A: One of my best friends in the world and excellent in everything he worked for. He was a great player whose career was shortened due to an injury. He learned how to become a broadcaster and became a Hall of Fame broadcaster. And as general manager, he did a good job in doing things in St. Louis, he did a really good job in doing things in Columbus, and I said he was on the right track in New York. I think, and now he’s back in Columbus.

Q: Blood Park.

A: He was a great player on that great Rangers team in the early ’70s and a great player in Boston. It was always played in the shadow of Bobby Orr.

Q: Mike Keenan.

A: I found a way to win … a tough guy, it can be very difficult to deal with. He liked to control things.

Q: Emile Francis.

A: One of the greatest people I have ever known. It’s fun to be around. At any time, he could give you a story about every player of every age. He’s just a perfect hockey guy.

Q: Joe Micheletti.

A: Perfect professional. Always ready, knowing the players, knowing the coach, knowing the general manager, great insights … excellent at every level of his hockey career.

Q: Kenny Albert.

A: You can do everything. Whatever sport he has, he can do it. Great knowledge of the game and the most prepared announcer ever.

Q: “Potvin Sucks” chanting.

A: I don’t like it.Denny’s [Denis Potvin], I think my friend, I like him very much. I hated him as a rival player, I don’t like chants, I’m sorry.

Q: How was the Rangers game broadcast during the Islanders dynasty?

A: I’m always hoping that Rangers can find a way to beat them. Game 5, [1984 Patrick Division semifinals] It was a huge loss for Kenny Morrow to score overtime.

Q: Are there 3 guests for dinner?

A: John F. Kennedy, Bruce Springsteen, Charlize Theron.

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: “A few good people”

Q: What is your favorite actor?

A: Tom Hanks.

Q: What is your favorite actress?

A: Charlize Theron.

Q: What is your favorite meal?

A: Most pasta dishes.

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Q: Please explain your broadcasting style.

A: It’s the same as I said about Mell Allen. It is the energy, enthusiasm and love for sports. I want them to know that the next great play is coming. I want to get ready and tell you how great it was to play.

Q: How long do you want to do this?

A: As long as I’m healthy and love to do it. And as long as I’m on top of my game. Tell my son and grandson that if I hear my game fall, I need to tell me. I just don’t want to hang out and do anything. … Nothing better than this!

Q: You are inducted into the Hall of Fame.

A: Thank you.

Q: How proud are you that the night the Rangers won the cup, “this will last a lifetime”?

A: I’m very proud that it came out naturally. It was neither planned nor scripted. It always stays with you. It was a special team that broke through the long drought, a once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Q: What’s your message to Rangers fans as the second round approaches?

A: The team has a chance. And if that doesn’t happen, it will soon become a reality. This team is on the move and is growing.


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