The Rangers have always tried to land a big player whenever the opportunity has surfaced, via trade, or free agency. Brad Richards, Martin St. Louis, Kevin Shattenkirk, Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Phil Esposito, the list goes on. In 2012, the Rangers traded Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon, and their 2013 first round pick, in exchange for Blue Jacket captain Rick Nash and Steven Delisle.
Mixed within the names of a Gilbert, Giacomin, Greschner, Leetch, Messier and so forth, there are names like Daigle, Deveaux, Frolov etc. Lesser Known Rangers dives into this topic, making you say “Oh yeah, I had no idea he was a Ranger” or “Was he really on the team? So strap yourselves in and prepare to take a trip down obscure hockey player avenue! Let’s begin!
“Zubov swings it around…Larmer clears the zone! That’s it…54-years of curses are over! No more 1940! The New York Rangers are going to win…1.1…hold the celebration one more time.”-
Sam Rosen, Rangers Play-By-Play announcer.
Before the celebration, before the most emotional call a television personality has uttered in the last 25-years, there was one final face-off.
Mike Richter was the MVP of the 1996 World Cup of Hockey (GETTY)
As we prepare for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, let’s go back 20 years to the U.S. win in the first tournament. Read more
Rangers and Flyers stopped playing to watch President Bush’s speech.
September 11th is a day that I will never forget. I was on my way to work, heading east bound on the Long Island Expressway around 8:30 AM. It was a gorgeous day. One so beautiful that I had the windows open and my favorite music blasting. All the while, the world was changing behind me.
Sean McIndoe, better known as Down Goes Brown to most, wrote an eyebrow raising piece for The Hockey News yesterday. In Five Blockbuster Trades That Almost Happened, he mentioned the Rangers twice. Read more
JT Miller on draft day (NYR)
Way back in June of 2014, I wrote about the Rangers not having any 1st round picks. Well, two years later and we still haven’t made any. This article was written more so to show Rangers fans the organization’s efficiency in later rounds. Enjoy. Read more
Team raising Stanley Cup along ticker-tape parade route. (Nancy Siesel/The New York Times)
June 14th, 1994 is literally one of the top moments in my life. That night, the Rangers ended a curse that last 54 years and lifted Lord Stanley’s Cup high above their heads. Here are some of our very best posts on that great night. Read more
Fontinato and Howe separated
The great Gordie Howe has passed on at the age of 88. Everyone in the hockey world is mourning his loss and celebrating his life as well. When Howe was 15 years old, he attended a New York Rangers training camp and unfortunately failed to impress. Sadly, the rest is history as he went to Detroit and led them to 4 Stanley Cups. Read more