Hockey History

Jere Lehtinen Retirement Ceremony

Watch any modern hockey game, and it is easy to be dazzled by all of the offensive sparkles on display. It is easy to forget the many contributions of the unsung humble defensive forward. Much like Steve Ruc...

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...

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...

The Greatest of Them All

You want to know the measure of a person? It’s not about what he or she does. It’s about how that person treats other people. Bob Miller is, in the special way that broadcasters of local sports teams can be,...

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...