In my opinion, Jeter is an anomaly to the rule, because of how exemplary an individual he is, and this is coming from a bitter Mets fan...But of course the Yankees had to take it far too many steps further to the point where he was playing wearing his own patch on his jersey and cap. That made me vomit in mouth.
And no, nothing of this sort would or should happen to Hank and the Rangers for us, but had Marty played the last game of his career at MSG as a Devil, you'd be wrong to expect anything other than the Rangers fans applauding him and the media celebrating them for it. Again, Marty is a player on the same level as Jeter--throughout the Jeter fiasco my biggest complaint was how, while Rivera had his farewell tour, it was microscopic in regards to the over abundance of support Jeter received. Apply this back to the Devils/Rangers situation--I don't expect Elias to get the same treatment I would Brodeur in that situation, he's simply not the magnitude a player in the eyes of the fans, just as Jeter was lightyears ahead of the Core Four, in the eyes of the fan, while in actuality, Rivera, the best closer of all time should be the most celebrated.