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...

The Day the Habs Came to Paramus

Early one morning in the spring of 1974, I noticed a little blurb in the Rangers Notes section of the paper that the Montreal Canadiens would be practicing that morning at the Bergen Mall Ice Arena in Param...

A Day and Night to Remember

Like many that have come before and after, the Ranger’s 1969-70 season was a roller coaster ride from start to finish. The Blueshirts had spent the first 3 ½ months of the season in first place, posting an i...

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...

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...

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, ...

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...