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Winning the Second Cup with a Scottish-Born Rookie Goalie

If the Rangers first Stanley Cup triumph in 1928 was accomplished with a strange set of goaltending circumstances, the Blueshirts’ second championship five years later had a curious netminding twist as well. Actually, its roots date back to the 1927-28 season when Lorne Chabot was the Rangers original and dependable puck-stopper throughout the season, as […]

Inside the Intra-Garden Rivalry: Blueshirts vs. Americans

For 16 years, the two most intense New York City sporting rivalries involved a pair of baseball teams and two hockey clubs. On the diamond it was the New York Giants, playing out of the Polo Grounds in Harlem, and the Brooklyn Dodgers whose home was Ebbets Field in Crown Heights. The hockey version was […]

Rangers Win Their First Cup the Oddest of Ways

When it comes to an “Incredible But True” saga nothing tops the manner in which the Rangers won their first Stanley Cup in 1928 over the heavily-favored Montreal Maroons. Check these out: BEATING THE ODDS: The triumph took place in only the second year of the club’s existence. OLD MAN, LESTER PATRICK IN GOAL: When […]

The Top 9 Toughest Rangers of All-Time

There are tough guys and then there are the really tough guys who’ve thundered through the National Hockey League since the Rangers were born nine decades ago. And when I employ the term “tough,” I’m not only referring to the two-fisted types such as Tie Domi and Lou Fontinato, who could belt the biggest of […]

The Last Rangers Game at the Old Garden

Many in the sporting world seem unaware that the current Madison Square Garden actually is — not the first, second or third — but actually the fourth edition of The World’s Most Famous Arena. The first was a converted railroad station at the corner of East 26th Street and Madison Avenue. It opened on May […]

The All-Time Top-9 Rangers Defensemen List

Determining who were the Top-9 Rangers Defenseman in their 90-year history was not an easy task because some awfully good ones had to be omitted. That said, my criteria is the same — Hall of Famers, Stanley Cup-winners and players who delivered in the clutch. In addition to listing the nine best in alphabetical order, I […]

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FILM SUMMARY: In the history of the Olympics, there’s never been a controversy quite like what ensued over the 100 meter race at Seoul in 1988. The match brought together Carl Lewis (USA) and Ben Johnson (Canada) who had been fierce competitors. Lewis was known as a savvy careerist who became an American hero at […]