Davidson knows close isn't enough

Like their former goalie, Rangers might not get another shot at the Stanley Cup

Updated: June 4, 2014, 11:44 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

New Yorkers had embraced the underdog Rangers, and the underdog Rangers had embraced them right back. Thirty five years ago, the city and its hockey team shared a love affair so passionate that the goalie, John Davidson, would rise in the morning to a touching show of fan appreciation: flowers, notes, glassware and clothing on his doorstep.

Born in Ottawa and raised in Calgary as the son of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, Davidson had become no less a New Yorker than Ed Koch. He ...

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