In case you missed it, Bruce Cassidy has given the New York Islanders some motivation heading into Game 6. He was very critical of the officiating in Game 5 and even went on to call the Islanders “saints” for never getting called for a penalty.
That little outburst cost him $25,000 and the Bruins have been fined a total of $40,000 during the series. Ever since Monday, Isles fans have really run with the idea of the “New York Saints”
For example, we did our own little mock-up of an Islanders/Saints collab:
Devin from YesMen Outfitters came up with his own creative design and of course, slapped it on a t-shirt adding to his fire merch collection that he already sells.
With Game 6 being at the Nassau Coliseum you can expect to hear some pretty entertaining chants from the Islanders faithful going after Bruce Cassidy.
Well, Islanders fans aren’t the only ones who have got in on the Saints joke. Even the New Orleans Saints, are in on it and talking about how intense Game 6 is going to be.
I love that the Saints, well at least their Twitter account, is in on the joke. It’s going to be such a fun night and it’s all thanks to this narrative that Bruce Cassidy drummed up. Never give an opponent, or their fans, bulletin board material in the playoffs, it usually doesn’t end well.
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So if you’re going to the game tonight, I might look up the lyrics to “When the Saints go marching in” as a refresher. I think you may need it.