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Retro Rangers: Rangers Sign a Living Legend!

Reading recently that the Rangers were on the verge of signing Swedish ace Jesper Fast, their sixth round pick in the 2010 amateur draft, reminded me of a similar episode twenty years ago. I was writing and edi...
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Retro Rangers: The End of an Era

It was clear that changes were on the horizon as the Rangers entered their 50th anniversary season in 1975-76. The previous season ended in bitter disappointment when they were unexpectedly eliminated in the fi...
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Retro Rangers: The Sawchuk Tragedy

Terry Sawchuk was one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history. During hockey’s “Golden Era” of the six-team league, Terry’s records stood above those of his netminding brethren that included Glenn Hall, ...
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Retro Rangers: The Big Guy

My father used to call me whenever the Rangers made a big trade, so on the night of November 2nd, 1979 the phone rang and I heard him say two words: Bar-ry Beck, stressing each syllable for emphasis. Pop wa...
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Retro Rangers: Reminiscing with Teddy Irvine

Teddy Irvine was the kind of gritty, character player that every team needs, no matter what era you’re talking about. He was a relentless checker, had good speed for a man of his size (6’2’’ 195 pounds) and...
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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 they jus...