The King Retires

It was always going to happen one day, and unfortunately that day is today.  Perhaps I held out a little hope that the Rangers would find a way to bring Lundqvist back as a back up for one last season, and help send him off with a real farewell tour, but it was not to […]

Was Time To Go

Former Rangers captain Chris Drury announced his retirement yesterday after twelve seasons in the NHL, quietly bringing a disappointing close to an injury plagued season that ended in the buy-out of the final year of the five-year contract he signed with the Rangers back in 2007. As a player in the league and for his country, there […]

Former Ranger Sergei Zubov Retires

Former Ranger Sergei Zubov officially hung up his skates after a professional career that spanned twenty two seasons and a hip injury that kept him out all of this season. Drafted by the Rangers in the fifth round of the 1990 NHL Entry draft, Zubov went on to play 165 games and win a Cup for New […]

Rangers Add Gaborik, Brashear

Dany Heatley may have wanted to come to New York, but Glen Sather looked elsewhere yesterday for scoring help. The Rangers officially announced they had signed Marian Gaborik to a long term contract yesterday (5 years – $37.5M) in a move that immediately brings some scoring ability into the mix. The Rangers finished tied for the fifth fewest goals […]

The Captain Retires

Mark Messier today ended months of speculation, announcing via conference call that he will not return for a 26th NHL season.  The Rangers almost immediately announced that they will retire his #11, in the January 12th, 2006 match-up against the Edmonton Oilers.  Messier leaves the game as one of the greatest players to ever play […]

Gernander Hangs Em Up

After a fourteen year professional career, Ken Gernander has decided to call it quits.  The only captain the Hartford Wolf Pack has ever known, Gernander is expected to join the Wolf Pack coaching staff as an assistant going forward.  Drafted in the fifth round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets, Gernander […]

Mark Messier: Through Myth and Legend

by Arien Hughes A warrior entered the the National Hockey League in 1979 and would eventually mature into a conquering general. His combination of skill and grit, rarely seen before, certainly has not been witnessed since. He was selfless and steadfastly focused on the ultimate goal of team success. Routinely sacrificing his own statistics for […]