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Grammy Preview: A Musical Look at the Rangers

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


You know how many goals, assists, penalty minutes and shots on goal they have registered since making their NHL debuts, but do you know the best concert some of the Rangers have ever been to? Or which Blueshirt plays a better air guitar than the late, great Jimi Hendrix? With the 45th Annual Grammy Awards set for this Sunday at Madison Square Garden, we begin a week-long musical look at some of your favorite Blueshirt players.

Thursday, February 20, 2003

GORDIE DWYER

If you could meet one music star (current or past), who would it be?
Elvis Presley

CD currently in your CD player or last listened to?
Barenaked Ladies

Best concert you’ve ever been to?
Elton John

Favorite music group or artist?
Barenaked Ladies

Rock, pop, hip hop or country?
Rock

One player on the team who would be a music star if he wasn’t playing hockey?
Dale Purinton


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Wednesday, February 19, 2003

TOM POTI

If you could meet one music star (current or past), who would it be?
Frank Sinatra

CD currently in your CD player or last listened to?
Rolling Stones – Forty Licks

Best concert you’ve ever been to?
Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden

Favorite music group or artist?
Don’t really have a favorite – I listen to a lot of different types of music.

Rock, pop, hip hop or country?
Rock

One player on the team who would be a music star if he wasn’t playing hockey?
Gordie Dwyer


DAN LaCOUTURE

If you could meet one music star (current or past), who would it be?
Bono

CD currently in your CD player or last listened to?
U2

Best concert you’ve ever been to?
Dave Matthews Band or U2

Favorite music group or artist?
U2

Rock, pop, hip hop or country?
Rock

One player on the team who would be a music star if he wasn’t playing hockey?
I’d probably say Dale Purinton. He just seems like he’d fit the part.


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Tuesday, February 18, 2003

DAN BLACKBURN

If you could meet one music star (current or past), who would it be?
Kurt Cobain

CD currently in your CD player or last listened to?
Tim McGraw – Greatest Hits

Best concert you’ve ever been to?
Offspring

Favorite music group or artist?
I like country music, but don’t really have a favorite group or artist.

Rock, pop, hip hop or country?
Country

One player on the team who would be a music star if he wasn’t playing hockey?
Gordie Dwyer


TED DONATO

If you could meet one music star (current or past), who would it be?
Frank Sinatra

CD currently in your CD player or last listened to?
Kenny Rogers

Best concert you’ve ever been to?
Aerosmith

Favorite music group or artist?
U2

Rock, pop, hip hop or country?
Rock

One player on the team who would be a music star if he wasn’t playing hockey?
Gordie Dwyer


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Monday, February 17, 2003

JAMIE LUNDMARK
If you could meet one music star (current or past), who would it be?
Eminem or Snoop Dogg

CD currently in your CD player or last listened to?
50 Cent

Best concert you’ve ever been to?
Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden

Favorite music group or artist?
I like a lot of different artists, but none enough to call my favorite.

Rock, Pop, Hip Hop or Country?
Rock and Hip Hop

One player on the team who would be a music star if he wasn’t playing hockey?
Gordie Dwyer – hands down!


DALE PURINTON
If you could meet one music star (current or past), who would it be?
Willie Nelson

CD currently in your CD player or last listened to?
Metallica

Best concert you’ve ever been to?
KISS

Favorite music group or artist?
Pantera

Rock, pop, hip hop or country?
Heavy Metal

One player on the team who would be a music star if he wasn’t playing hockey?
Gordie Dwyer – you’ve got to see this guy play the air guitar!


Be sure to check back tomorrow to find out who the Rangers predict will take home the top Grammys on Sunday!
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