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Potvin Leans Into Classic N.Y. Chant

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As fan-created chants go, few if any have the staying power of New York Rangers fans’ ignoring actual on-ice success in relation to their neighbors to the East, the Islanders, as the “Potvin Sucks” that follows a familiar set of notes played by sports organists and DJs everywhere. (You know it… DAT, DAT, DAT, DAT-DAT…) Many New York fans of a certain age can’t help but at least subliminally hear the extra phrase tacked on no matter where they hear the tune.

Now, for the legendary Islanders star Denis Potvin and the team, the shoe — er, sock — is on the other foot, as beginning tonight when the team hosts the Rangers at UBS Arena fans can purchase “Potvin Socks,” with a portion of the proceeds going to the Islanders Children’s Foundation, according to the team.

About Jerry Milani

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Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for FAN EXPO, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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