Metropolitan Division

Retro Rangers: The Big Guy

My father used to call me whenever the Rangers made a big trade, so on the night of November 2nd, 1979 the phone rang and I heard him say two words: Bar-ry Beck, stressing each syllable for emphasis. Pop wa...

Prelude to the Winter Classic

The Rangers have been riding high since December 17th. With three wins in a row, what better way to start off the Christmas break than to win before HBO’s 24/7 cameras just one week before the Winter Classic? A...

Retro Rangers: Emile Francis and the Goal Judge

Goal judges are a part of hockey’s proud and sometimes innocent past. They have been replaced in the NHL by cameras and video reviews in the War Room in Toronto and perhaps it’s safer that way. Arthur Reiche...

Devils Come Back to Win in Shootout

The Devils have started off their season sub-par. In the back of the minds of many, it could be worse. Last season was one of the worst seasons that anyone has ever witnessed coming from the Devils. From the pr...

Retro Rangers: Reminiscing with Teddy Irvine

Teddy Irvine was the kind of gritty, character player that every team needs, no matter what era you’re talking about. He was a relentless checker, had good speed for a man of his size (6’2’’ 195 pounds) and...

Malkin’s Ascension to Greatness

With his most recent Hart Trophy win as league MVP, Evgeni Malkin has quickly established himself as one of the best Russian players to ever play in the NHL. Over the years we have seen a number of great player...

Rangers Rout Devils, Clinch Playoff Berth

May 20, 2012 With a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils Monday night at Madison Square Garden the New York Rangers accomplished three feats: They became the first team in the Eastern Conference to clinch a play...

Rangers Tie Game Late, Stun Caps in Overtime

With less than a minute left in regulation and leading the New York Rangers by one goal, the Washington Capitals looked as if they would edge out the Blueshirts and grab a 3-2 series lead last night at Madison ...

Retro Rangers: Howie Meeker Interview (Part 2)

Retro Rangers: What do you think about the Players Union? Howie Meeker: "Well as far as I’m concerned they’re doing a hell of a job. I played eight years in the NHL. For five of those years I put 1/3 of my s...

Retro Rangers: The Howie Meeker Interview Part 1

With the Stanley Cup playoffs underway, the spotlight is on the NHL and its many problems, both on and off the ice, even more than usual. So I thought it would be a good idea to step outside of the Retro Ra...