Features

Retro Rangers: Reminiscing with Bob Wolff

Bob Wolff is a legend among sportscasters. To list all of his accomplishments and awards, as well as the many historic moments in sports that he has covered, would more than fill this column. It has also be...

Retro Rangers: Talking Trades with Emile Francis

I’ve always loved hearing Emile Francis tell hockey stories. First, of course, there are the stories, and Emile’s got a million of them, but then there’s the voice, the cadence, the feistiness and the feeli...

Retro Rangers: Stemmer’s Goal

After beating Toronto four games to two in the opening round of the 1971 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Rangers next opponent was the Chicago Black Hawks who had finished first in the Western Division with 107 p...

Retro Rangers: Keep the Mask!

Win or lose, the Rangers have given their fans countless Stanley Cup playoff memories that will last a lifetime and the 1970/71 postseason was no exception. In fact two of the most memorable episodes in Ran...

Retro Rangers: Plante Didn’t Bloom on Broadway

Jacques Plante was one of the greatest goaltenders to ever strap on a pair of pads. But when he came to the Rangers in a blockbuster 1963 trade it became all too apparent that on most nights, he like any ot...

Retro Rangers: Remembering Vic Hadfield

March 21, 2011 “Metamorphosis” is a word that is often used to characterize Vic Hadfield’s hockey career. How else would you describe a guy who started out as an awkward skating tough guy and through a l...

Retro Rangers: Remembering Chuck Rayner

The Rangers have had their share of great goaltenders in their 85-year history and Chuck Rayner was one of the best. Claude Earl Rayner, was born on August 11, 1920, in Sutherland, Saskatchewan. “Chuck” ...

Retro Rangers Camille “The Eel” Henry

Camille Henry was born in Quebec City, Quebec, on January 31, 1933. He originally had hopes of becoming a professional baseball player but that dream soon gave way to another when his outstanding hockey ski...

Retro Rangers: The Autograph Collection

I can’t really call myself an avid autograph collector. Frankly I couldn’t tell you where most of them are anymore. For me it’s always been more about the memory of meeting the players. And most of those me...