The Big Guy

By George Grimm

My father used to call me whenever the Rangers made a big trade, so on the night of November 2nd, 1979 the phone rang and I heard him say two words: Bar-ry Beck, stressing each syllable for emphasis. Pop was happy. So were a lot of other Ranger fans. The Blueshirts had finally gotten the big physical defenseman they needed and perhaps the player that would lead them to the Promised Land.
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Rangers-Devils in Review

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I’ve visited Prudential Center exactly once. My significant other and I had attended two Rangers games at MSG on the same trip and figured we would check the place out. I grabbed cheap seats on Ticketmaster well in advance thinking the Devils might sell out their inaugural season in Newark, but I was very mistaken. To be fair, it was one of those weekday matchups against West Coast teams that Carp likes to denigrate. I still found the cavernous nature of “The Rock” humorous. We crammed onto a crowded PATH train and survived the trip as well as the game. Later, only she saved me from mistakenly choosing a Trenton-bound track (the red jerseys should have been a dead giveaway) when we wanted to reach our hotel near New York Penn Station.

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