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Retro Rangers: Not an April Fool’s Joke

  It was a Saturday afternoon, the first day of April 1989. I was unpacking my groceries when the phone rang. It was my father. “Bergeron’s out” he said. “I was watching the Bruins game and ...
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Retro Rangers: Boomer Becomes a Ranger

Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion had a legendary 14-year career with the Montreal Canadiens, during which he scored 371 goals and added 388 assists. He broke into the league with style, earning the Calder T...
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Retro Rangers: Three Boys in the City

The first time I was allowed to go to New York City with my friends was for a Rangers Open practice on Washington’s birthday February 22, 1965. The event was sponsored by H.O. Oats and if you sent i...
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Retro Rangers: Another Kind of Winter Classic

On Sunday February 9th, 1969 the Northeast was hit with a snowstorm that started in the Carolina’s and moved up the coast. Weather forecasters confidently predicted that the precipitation would change to ...
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Retro Rangers: Emile’s Big Decision

One of the first things that Emile Francis did when he took over the Rangers was to shore up their goaltending situation. He knew that Jacques Plante wasn’t the answer, so he acquired Eddie Giacomin from ...
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Retro Rangers: Win Elliot

Very often our first memories of a sport are accompanied by the faces and voices that brought that sport into our homes. For me Win Elliot was definitely one of those faces and voices. Before the days of...
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Retro Rangers: Emile’s Glove Story

  The equipment that goaltenders use has undergone quite a few style and design changes through the years. The pads and gloves are lighter and certainly more colorful than they were just a few decad...