Retro Rangers: Reminiscing with Gilles Gratton

Gilles Gratton was one of the most colorful characters to ever tend goal for the New York Rangers. Unfortunately “Gratoony the Loony” was known more for his eccentric behavior, claims of past lives and Lion’s g...

Book Review – Gratoony the Loony

Gilles Gratton is a character, that fact has been well established in stories that have been passed down over the 40 years since his retirement in 1977. But now Gratton has produced an autobiography called Grat...

Retro Rangers: Remembering the Gumper

Lorne “Gump” Worsley was one of the most beloved characters to ever don a Rangers sweater. The Hall of Fame goaltender began his hockey journey in 1946 with the Ranger-sponsored Verdun Cyclones of the QJHL, pla...

Retro Rangers: The Trade that Never Happened

The perception of the New York Rangers around the NHL during the late 1950’s to early 60’s was that the franchise wasn’t serious about improving. For many years it seemed that there was no real commitment to wi...

Retro Rangers: Reminiscing with Bob Froese

  Bob Froese began his hockey journey on the frozen ponds and rinks of St. Catharines Ontario where he followed in his father’s footsteps and became a goaltender. Bob Froese; ‘It’s funny when I was a kid ...

Retro Rangers: Road Apple Season

Many of us have played hockey in one form or another, be it on the ice, the street or on the floor of a recreation center. And very often we didn’t have access to or could afford regulation equipment. So since ...

Retro Rangers: Reminiscing with Steve Baker

Retro Rangers: Reminiscing with Steve Baker Steve Baker seemed destined to be the Rangers goaltender of the future after going undefeated in nine of his first ten starts in his NHL debut. Destiny had other p...