Metropolitan Division

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...

Another Staal Brother on the Way

Like the Sutter’s a short time ago, hockey is now witnessing a new generation of brother acts who are making their way to the NHL. Currently in the National Hockey League, there are the duos of Daniel and He...

Parise Eyes Richard Trophy

He won’t say it in front of the rest of the press, but he is eyeing that scoring leader title currently held by Alexander Ovechkin. I could tell…he was waiting for me to ask the question about his two goals and...

Clemmensen’s On Fire

Since signing with the Devils over the summer, Scott Clemmensen’s main wish was that he would be the backup goaltender to Martin Brodeur. In a wild, crazy way, he became one of two backup goaltenders to Brodeur...

Rangers Take Prague By Storm

For the Tampa Bay Lightning, it was a miserable game. “We’re looking to make a perfect play,” Tampa Bay’s coach Barry Melrose told the press after the game. “And the New York Rangers don’t look to make a perfec...