by Nic Olson
So, it turns out that Scott Niedermayer and the lead singer of Good Riddance, Russ Rankin, are good friends. In the edition of The Hockey News featuring Scott Niedermayer goes into some more depth of their relationship. Here is an older article with a little bit about their relationship, and the main quote from the article here,
“The Stanley Cup flew into Cranbrook Saturday morning at 11:45, and was met by
Scott Niedermayer and his friend Russ Rankin, a member of the California
punk/hardcore band, Good Riddance. Russ is straight-edge: no alcohol, no drugs,
no smoking and no meat. Yet, his body is a canvas of tattoos. The paradox is
startling in a most refreshing way, especially in light of the friendship with
Niedermayer, one of the best athletes on the Devils. “
Good Riddance has been one of my favourite bands since like grade six and it is pretty neat how the lead singer is good friends with the league’s top defenseman. You can check out Good Riddance if you’d really like. If not, I understand.
i love how they call it a paradox that he has tattoos but doesn’t smoke and drink.people with tattoos are binge-drinking chain-smoking, pot-heads… and above all, meat-eaters. everyone knows that.this is kinda like how matt goud, guitarist of “The Means” is really good friends with up-and-coming hockey star Eric Wiebe. Check for his stocks to rise in next month’s Beckett.
that is cool. i think russ needs to get back to regina.