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Retro Rangers: Another Kind of Winter Classic

On Sunday February 9th, 1969 the Northeast was hit with a snowstorm that started in the Carolina’s and moved up the coast. Weather forecasters confidently predicted that the precipitation would change to ra...

Retro Rangers: Emile’s Big Decision

One of the first things that Emile Francis did when he took over the Rangers was to shore up their goaltending situation. He knew that Jacques Plante wasn’t the answer, so he acquired Eddie Giacomin from Pr...

Retro Rangers: Win Elliot

Very often our first memories of a sport are accompanied by the faces and voices that brought that sport into our homes. For me Win Elliot was definitely one of those faces and voices. Before the days of...

Retro Rangers: Emile’s Glove Story

  The equipment that goaltenders use has undergone quite a few style and design changes through the years. The pads and gloves are lighter and certainly more colorful than they were just a few decad...

Retro Rangers: Hail to “The Chief”

Jim “The Chief” Neilson was one of the most dependable yet underrated defensemen the Rangers ever had. Neilson wasn’t flashy but he got the job done and his teammates certainly appreciated his skill and ...

Retro Rangers: More Trade Talk with Emile Francis

“What if” scenarios have always intrigued me, especially in sports. It’s always interesting to imagine how the history of the Ranger franchise as well as some of its players would have been changed had diff...

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...