Brad Richards could be seen as one of those free agent signings that didn’t live up to the massive contract he signed or someone that didn’t boast the talent level of a Stamkos or a Tavares. What he did offer was stability, leadership and talent down the middle, in a place where the Rangers needed it the most becoming one of the more impactful players the Rangers have boasted over the last ten years. Read more
90 years of existence, the Rangers have had a plethora of players come and go through the gates of Madison Square Garden. Some names known and some not so popular and some you probably had no idea played for the Rangers, or didn’t even remember their time here. Lesser Known Rangers dives into this topic by looking into players to whom you had no idea donned a Blueshirt. So strap yourselves in and prepare to take a trip down obscure hockey player avenue! Let’s begin!
If you haven’t noticed yet, The Tilted Ice Podcast is gaining steam since it’s launch just this summer. On Episode 13 of Tilted Ice: North of Penn, Russ’ Rants brought him to the conclusion that Mike Richter must be considered for the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame. You can listen to the complete episode here on iTunes. Read more
We’re back for round two of, “Wait, he played for the Rangers?” “Seriously?” Check out part one, where it will really make your head spin! Read more
“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.
On the latest episode of the FullTilt Rangers Radio podcast, the guys talk with NWHL star Rebecca Russo about life in the NWHL, her time as a hockey player at BU and Shattuck and a whole lot more. The guys also talk about the World Junior Summer Showcase, as well as sending out prayers to former Rangers forward Eddie Olczyk who is battling cancer.
Messier. Leetch. Graves. Howell. Bathgate. Richter. Gilbert. Giacomin. These names will forever hang in the rafters at Madison Square Garden and next season there will be another name joining them: Ratelle. Jean Ratelle is one of the all-time greats in New York Rangers and National Hockey League history. He put up some eye-popping numbers during his time on both Blueshirts and the Boston Bruins. He was a part of one of the most famous lines in NHL history. Ratelle is not often spoken about in the same way as Messier, Leetch, and others are but he truly deserves his day in the sun.
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There was a time that I would genuinely be excited about the All-Star Game. Sadly that time is gone and that’s just how the NHL wants it. When I was a pre-teen, my obsessions were simple, I collected packs of Hockey Cards, do my annual Panini Sticker Book, and prepare my VCR to tape the NHL All Star Weekend. Read more
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From 1917 to 1995, there was only one NHL player to wear 00 on the back of his jersey during games: John Davidson. In fact the only other NHL’er to ever wear the double-zeroes was Martin Biron in the 1995-96 season, before the league banned wearing 0 or 00 in 1998. Thus, the duo will be the only duo to foreseeably don the digits, with Davidson being the only Ranger to do so. Read more
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Martin St. Louis is calling it a career today. His accomplishments alone are enough to get him into the Hall of Fame, but when you factor in his diminutive size they become all that more impressive. Read more