In all of the Rangers 90-year history, there has never been a more bizarre saga involving Blueshirts icon Lester (The Silver Fox) Patrick and his older son Lynn, than the manner in which the young one upstaged his father — big-time — and saved his playing career. To better understand their up and down relationship, one […]
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In hockey, the “characters” come in special, and very different packages. Some are just plain whacky such as forward Jean Pusie who, in the middle of a penalty shot — instead of shooting — got on his knees and bowed before the enemy goalie. Others — especially goalie Gump Worsley — did and said unusual […]
What constitutes an outstanding coach? By The Maven’s standard, it’s a bench boss who gets the most out of his players. Nor does it hurt if he wins a Stanley Cup in the process, or reaches the Final as Alain Vigneault did against Los Angeles in 2014; or Lynn Patrick in 1950 for that matter […]