One would have to imagine Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy wouldn’t have envisioned his comment about the New York Islanders trying to pass themselves off as the New York Saints would have led to this.
As both fanbases rallied around the Boston coach’s comments, an unlikely party jumped into the fray. The New Orleans Saints.
The NFL club responded to an Islanders fan’s tweet on Tuesday of a video of Saints quarterback Drew Breese firing up his team before a game. The tweet read, “Anders Lee fired the boys up at practice today. #isles.”
That’s when the Saints responded.
Game 6 is going to be INTENSE!!!!
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) June 8, 2021
New Orleans followed that tweet up with another one on Wednesday ahead of Game 6 between New York and Boston.
Which Saint would make the best hockey player? 🤔 #StanleyCup
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) June 9, 2021
NFL teams have surprisingly become a big part of the series between Boston and the Islanders. Members of the New England Patriots have been spotted at TD Garden and the New York Jets have thrown their support behind the New York Islanders during the series.
New Jets offensive lineman Dan Feeney has become a cult hero on Long Island after chugging a beer and then smashing it on his head during Game 4 of the First Round. He did so again during Game 4 during the Isles Second Round series with Boston.
Jets star quarterback and other teammates have also made multiple appearances at the Nassau Coliseum during the Islanders playoff run.
The New York Islanders could advance to the Third Round with a win on Wednesday night on Long Island. The crowd at the Nassau Coliseum is expected to be in a raucous mood and will likely have some fun with Cassidy’s comments.
It’s unclear if Cassidy knew this beforehand, but the New York Saints had been a professional lacrosse team that called the Coliseum home from 1989 to 2003. They had been relegated to the annals of history before Monday night.
Former Saints goalie Sal LoCascio told Newsday that he will be in the building for Game 6 wearing his old New York Saints jersey.