Features

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...

Retro Rangers: Top Four Picks of ’71

If you recall, a few weeks ago in my Steve Vickers' article  I noted that all of the top four picks of the 1971 amateur draft — Guy Lafleur (Montreal), Marcel Dionne (Detroit), Jocelyn Guevremont (Vancouver...

Can These All-Time Records Be Broken?

The old saying “Records are made to be broken” has been proven to be true many times over. Numerous records that were once considered unreachable have been surpassed in recent years. Who would have thought ...

Retro Rangers: Remembering Steve Vickers

Of all the players of the Emile Francis era, I identified most with Steve Vickers. We were the same age and weight and although I was a little taller, he had that moustache and much better hair. But it was ...

Retro Rangers: Kocur’s “Impossible” Goal

Never let it be said that Joey Kocur couldn’t shoot the puck. The burly winger accomplished the seemingly impossible on November 11, 1991 when he drilled the 3” x 1” puck through one of the 2½ “ diamonds in...

Retro Rangers: The Rangers’ Worst Season

With the Rangers off to another bumpy start to their season, it’s important that fans remember that it could be worse. Much worse. The 1943-44 Rangers lost their first 11 games of the season. Thankfully ...

Retro Rangers: October 31, 1975

This month marks a sad anniversary in Ranger history because 35 years ago on October 31, 1975, Ed Giacomin suddenly became a member of the Detroit Red Wings. Ask any long-time Ranger fan about that night an...

Retro Rangers: Blue Shirts First U.S. Goalie

Pop Quiz time: Quick, who was the Rangers first American born goaltender? Fans of a certain age might guess 1960 Olympian Jack McCartan. That would be a good guess but it would also be wrong. McCartan pl...

Retro Rangers: The Old Smoothies

They weren’t really that old, but they were experienced and they played like they had been line mates for decades. Together they formed one of the Rangers most famous and effective lines of the 1960’s. Act...

Keeping Tradition Alive in Toronto

The recent decision to have hockey games being played at Maple Leaf Gardens means that one of the last great hockey shrines will once again be reborn. While the Leafs will continue to play in the confines of...