Wednesday, October 24, 2007
OK- I know the New York Post are mostly Rangers fans-
But are they actually suggesting that if you go to a Devils game in the new arena, you run the risk of being murdered?
From the article:
"[I believe] this will be a safe arena," Vanderbeek said. "I think over time [concerns] will go away. I can't change it overnight. People will have to come here and see for themselves."
...Vanderbeek suggested that much of the fans' security will be provided by themselves, walking in numbers from Penn Station, from the light rail, and from nearby lots. He said there will be a significant police presence in the area.
The Devils and Newark simply cannot afford even a single arena-patron tragedy in a city that annually suffers 100 homicides...
When fans are inside, they'll be enthralled. It will make the Garden pedestrian, as long as the pedestrians are secure.
I'm not sure about this, but my guess is that the enhanced police presence is going to fill the neutral area just around the arena's entrance, handily trapping any of the murderers who attempt to enter the arenas defensive zone.
Just a hunch.
Still, if it was up to me, I'd have Cam Janssen walk the fans to their cars.