Hockey History

Retro Rangers; Reminiscing with Gilles Villemure

Gilles Villemure was born on May 30, 1940 and grew up in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec where the local hockey rink was right next to the fairgrounds race track, and so his two passions became hockey and horse racing. ...
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Film Review: The Nagano Tapes

It’s been 20 years when the Winter Olympics opened its gates and welcomed the NHL’s elite players to compete for Olympic gold in Nagano, Japan in 1998 however, today, in Pyeonchang, South Korea no NHL players a...

Book Review: New York Rangers By the Numbers

Uniform numbers have long been an important part of sports lore and serve multiple purposes. First and foremost, they identify the players, but they also allow fans to identify with those players by wearing tho...

Missing the Forest for the Trees

Next month, the world's greatest athletes will gather in Pyeongchang for the Winter Olympics, but with one notable and very disappointing exception: ice hockey. Rather than trying to shoehorn NHL players back into the Olympics in Beijing in 2022, the hockey world should consider a different approach.

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...