David Letterman's Top Ten list is one of the Late Show's most popular features. Monday night, Letterman welcomed 10 athletes who were a big part of the history of Madison Square Garden. Among those included New York Rangers legends Rod Gilbert and Adam Graves and current goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.
Athletes included, among others, current Knick Carmelo Anthony, former Knicks Walt "Clyde" Frazier and Bill Bradley, and tennis legend John McEnroe giving the "Top Ten career highlights at Madison Square Garden."
10. Clyde Frazier: “Dishing and swishing, swooping and hooping and a bunch of other rhyming crap.”
9. Rod Gilbert: “One time after a game there was an extra puck, so the coach let me keep it.”
8. Larry Johnson: “The day I finally learned Knicks was short for Knickerbockers.”
7. Adam Graves: “It's a tie: winning the Stanley Cup in 1994, and Disney On Ice.”
6. John Starks: “Being featured on the Kiss Cam with Jeff Van Gundy.”
5. Gerry Cooney: “I once knocked a guy out using nothing but sarcasm.”
4. Bill Bradley: “The night I made 10 free throws and won a stuffed Kangaroo.”
3. Henrik Lundqvist: “Teaching the fans to curse in Swedish.”
2. Carmelo Anthony: “Last season, I led the NBA in scoring and tattoos.”
1. John McEnroe: “The Jonas Brothers are splitting up?! I never would have done this lousy show had I known about the Jonas Brothers.”
Madison Square Garden recently underwent another round of rennovations and is due to reopen Oct. 25. That's why the Rangers have to spend their first nine games of the season on the road.
The homecoming probably can't come soon enough for the Blueshirts, who are 1-4-0 and have given up 25 goals, second most in the league.
If you're wondering why Lundqvist was even available to take part in something of this nature in the middle of a long road swing, the Rangers had four days between games following Saturday's tilt at St. Louis. New York is back in action against the Capitals on Wednesday in D.C.
Lundqvist probably hasn't been in the most jovial of moods lately. He is 1-3-0, with an ugly .887 save percentage and 4.21 goals-against average.