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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

Jerry Milani is a 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 as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and 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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