Apparently the Canada-coifed Barry Melrose is not a fan of Newark, commenting during an ESPN broadcast - with a national (or at least regional) television audience (although neither "national" nor "audience" accurately describe anything pertaining to hockey these days) - he cautioned viewers who were planning on coming out to the Devil's new arena "Don't go outside if you have a wallet or anything else, because the area around the arena is just horrible."
Someone should tell ol' Barry that it's been a while since the six days of rioting in '67. Newark is nicer. For one, it's not on fire. It's just another stop on the PATH train. Needless to say, the Newark Tourism Board might not necessarily be feeling pleased about all the money the city put into that new arena.
Knicks Morning News (2017.04.23)
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