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I was there on Brian Leetch's first day as a pro

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In the winter of 1988, I was filling in at Rangers practice in Rye one day for Helene Elliott, our beat writer, who was busy at the Calgary Olympics. I ended up with an important story when the U.S. team got bounced from the tournament and one of its promising players, Brian Leetch, showed up for his first pro practice.

I had a bad cold that day. And I was much younger than I am now. So was Leetch.

Here are some programming highlights MSG plans for "Brian Leetch Day/Night":

11 a.m.: Eastern Conference Finals, Game 7, May 27, 1994

1 p.m.: Stanley Cup Finals, Game 3, June 4, 1994

3 p.m. Stanley Cup Finals, Game 7, June 14, 1994

6 p.m.: "MSG Profiles: Ranger #2: Leetch"

6:30 p.m.: Brian Leetch Night Ceremony, hosted by Sam Rosen, plus many interviews

8 p.m.: Rangers vs. Thrashers

10:30 p.m. "MSG, NY"

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