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Fish Sticks, Anyone?

Most New York Rangers fans have taken in a game or two at Madison Square Garden, have seen highlights of a young Mike Richter, and know how the Broadway Blueshirts got their nickname. But only real fans know ab...

Retro Rangers: Reminiscing with Jack Egers

by George Grimm Armed with a slapshot that earned him the nickname "Smokey" because it was said he could "knock the sap out of the wood of his stick”, Jack Egers was destined for stardom. Unfortunately a serie...

Behind the Iron Curtain: The Abuse Behind Druzhba 78

Druzhba 78 was one of the best youth hockey teams in the world.  They had one of the most impressive win records.  They rarely lost.  The young team was reminiscent of the cold war Soviet teams that struck fear...

We Know Why Hockey Players Fight… Why Should They?

This article originally appeared on AllPuck.com. Another pro-fighting gauntlet was laid today by an active NHL enforcer. I figured his argument was worth examining. Maybe he would cover some new ground in th...

Retro Rangers: A Penalty Killing Clinic

by George Grimm During the Emile Francis era, the New York Rangers always took great pride in their penalty killing. They practiced it repeatedly throughout the season and it paid off very well for them in the...

Toronto: The Emptiness After the Fireworks

When the history of Brendan Shanahan’s reign as President of the Toronto Maple Leafs is written the early chapters of that history must been seen as an exercise in vacillation, uncertainty, and lousy timing in ...

Retro Rangers: Reminiscing with Donnie Marshall

Donnie Marshall came to the Rangers along with Phil Goyette and Jacques Plante in a blockbuster June 1963 trade that sent Lorne “Gump” Worslay, Dave Balon, Len Ronson and Leon Rochefort to the Montreal Cana...