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Retro Rangers: Reminiscing with Jack Egers

by George Grimm Armed with a slapshot that earned him the nickname "Smokey" because it was said he could "knock the sap out of the wood of his stick”, Jack Egers was destined for stardom. Unfortunately a ser...
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Retro Rangers: A Penalty Killing Clinic

by George Grimm During the Emile Francis era, the New York Rangers always took great pride in their penalty killing. They practiced it repeatedly throughout the season and it paid off very well for them in the...
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Retro Rangers: Reminiscing with Sal Messina

In 1973, Sal Messina became the color analyst on Rangers radio broadcasts working with play-by-play man Marv Albert. It was the natural progression for the Queens native who had been involved in hockey and the ...
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Retro Rangers: The Long Journey with Dad

Their journey began more than 50 years ago when a young father took his very small son by the hand and led him to New York City and to a dark, smoky place with a lot of steps and a bright white sheet of ice at ...
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The Stress and Strain of a Stanley Cup Run

The playoffs are not for the faint of heart. They are an emotional roller coaster ride for both the players and the fans. But at least the players have some control over their destiny. The fans can only sit, st...
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Retro Rangers: The 1973-74 Semifinals

Forty years ago, in the spring of 1974 the Ranges and Flyers met for the first time in the Stanley Cup playoffs. There have been many “Amtrak Series” since then, but the first one was quite memorable. Th...
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Retro Rangers: Jiggs and Da Boom

Jiggs McDonald is probably best known for his many years behind the mic calling New York Islander games. But before that he was the play-by-play voice of the L.A. Kings and Atlanta Flames. And it was while he w...