Grumpy old men alert: Glen Sather and Ed Snider exchanged joking but really I want to kick your ass barbs at Winter Classic announcement.
After taking the mic in what proved to be a lengthy and uneventful press conference, Sather, the Rangers' GM, decided to declare his team the winner of the upcoming Winter Classic and Stanley Cup Finals, and crown the New York Yankess World Series Champs.
Not cool, grandpa.
The transcription via Puck Daddy:
"We're gonna come to Philadelphia, and we are going to win. [Crowd boos, somebody says "no way!"] Now that's more like it! I knew I could get a rise out of you sooner or later. It's a great event. I've respected the fans in Philadelphia all the years I've been here. I'm sorry we kicked the hell out of you twice in the Stanley Cup [shock, awe from crowd] and we're going to do the same thing on [Jan. 2] and at the end of the year we will be carrying the Cup, just like the Yankees are going to have the world championship as well."
Snider stepped in:
"When he said 'we kicked the hell out of you in two Stanley Cups' he wasn't talking about the Rangers … I remember kicking the hell out of the Rangers on the way to our Cups! [Crowd cheers]"
Well, this certainly beats the Bill Giles-Jackie Autrey barbs at the MLB All-Star game this summer… well, barely.
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