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SupersonicMonkey* 02-13-2013 08:15 PM

New York Rangers vs New York Americans circa 1938
 
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65...atch-the-match

I was searching for photos of Rangers vs Americans and stumbled upon this really cool short footage of Rangers vs Americans in 1938. Great quality.

From everything I've heard, this rivalry made everything else look tame.

Imagine the outrage on HFBoards at some of the physical play if HF existed.

Clowes Line 02-13-2013 08:19 PM

It... It's like a bunch of Lucic's all on the ice together. It's incredible.

Bob Richards 02-13-2013 08:20 PM

That's pretty cool. I like how everyone wears a suit and hat to the game. Everyone.

zelrio* 02-13-2013 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob Richards (Post 59670381)
That's pretty cool. I like how everyone wears a suit and hat to the game. Everyone.

As it should be done.

Ail 02-13-2013 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Richards (Post 59670381)
That's pretty cool. I like how everyone wears a suit and hat to the game. Everyone.

Yeah, the 30s were stylin'. :nod:

Bob Richards 02-13-2013 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by GhostOfSeanAvery (Post 59671081)
As it should be done.

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Originally Posted by Ailurophile (Post 59671231)
Yeah, the 30s were stylin'. :nod:

Now I must attend a Rangers/Devils game at Prudential stylin' just as hard as those guys. Going to try the exaggerated 30's gangster accent too.

Ail 02-13-2013 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob Richards (Post 59671487)
Now I must attend a Rangers/Devils game at Prudential stylin' just as hard as those guys. Going to try the exaggerated 30's gangster accent too.

I wore my brown sports coat and NYR homemade pocket square to the game last Thursday. :)

Tawnos 02-13-2013 09:12 PM

I really, REALLY think that the Islanders third jersey needs to be an Americans jersey when they move to Brooklyn.

SnowblindNYR 02-13-2013 10:20 PM

Now is the reason you don't see nearly as many open ice hits in today's game because players are faster and better at avoiding them, because players worry about getting out of position? All of the above?

nyrmetros 02-13-2013 10:53 PM

The IND 8th Avenue line was recently completed.....

Tawnos 02-13-2013 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR (Post 59682707)
Now is the reason you don't see nearly as many open ice hits in today's game because players are faster and better at avoiding them, because players worry about getting out of position? All of the above?

It's mostly about positioning. Good defensive players don't put themselves in those situations and, unless you have overwhelming offensive talent, you need to be a good defensive player in today's NHL.

bobbop 02-14-2013 12:13 AM

I think I was at that game.

Callagraves 02-14-2013 12:24 AM

That's actually really cool.

BlessThisMess513 02-14-2013 01:00 AM

This is so cool. Wish I had a means to go back in time to see the type of culture NY hockey had back then. What was the rivalry like with these two teams? Can the stars of old compete with the stars of today? So many questions.

Pizza 02-14-2013 01:08 AM

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Originally Posted by bobbop (Post 59689117)
I think I was at that game.

Ha, ha. Brings back memories.

Hunter Gathers 02-14-2013 01:39 AM

Where is chosen when you need him?

A truly great resource on historical Rangers things. Hope he is doing well.

Ola 02-14-2013 02:59 AM

Yeah, its pretty incredible. Not many of those guys had any natrual tooth's left lol.

Its of course dangerous as hell, but I doubt many of those hits actually are made with 100% of intent to do as much damage as you can (as all hits are today (while within the rules of course)).

Greg NYR 02-14-2013 06:24 AM

think i spotted stan fischler in the crowd, he looks about 38

Staals Eye 02-14-2013 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Greg NYR (Post 59694337)
think i spotted stan fischler in the crowd, he looks about 38

I definitely laughed at this! :handclap::laugh:

SupersonicMonkey* 02-14-2013 06:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Tawnos (Post 59676453)
I really, REALLY think that the Islanders third jersey needs to be an Americans jersey when they move to Brooklyn.

It would be interesting. But the Amerks played in MSG even while they went under the name Brooklyn Americans.

Still would make sense and would be cool to see.

MrAlfie 02-14-2013 06:41 AM

Is it bad I have a NY Americans vintage t-shirt and wear it quite fondly?

Kreider Typical 02-14-2013 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by SupersonicMonkey (Post 59694483)
It would be interesting. But the Amerks played in MSG even while they went under the name Brooklyn Americans.

Still would make sense and would be cool to see.

they should just go all the way and change the name. islanders playing in brooklyn is going to be pretty dumb

SupersonicMonkey* 02-14-2013 07:25 AM

I wonder what it would be like if the NHL hadn't screwed the Americans after World War II. The Americans were going to move to Brooklyn, they had an investor willing to build a new arena, but the NHL forced them to fold, seized control of the team and "retired" the franchise.

The Islanders are not exactly the Americans. But, I wonder what Dutton felt about the Islanders. And wonder what he'd feel about the Islanders now moving to Brooklyn, something he didn't get to do with his club what will be 69 years earlier (46-2015).

Rangers lost a great rival then. But gained two new rivals in the Islanders and Devils.

Its kind of a sad story actually.

http://nymag.com/daily/sports/2012/1...americans.html

Not our Rangers brightest moment. Well...MSG to be more accurate. As it was MSG that forced the Amerks out, not the Rangers.

But, the Rangers did atone and allowed two new franchises in the area later (Isles and Devils) and also allowed one of them to move into the city (Isles to Brooklyn in 2015).

The Barclay's is right near where Dutton planned to build his new arena.

SupersonicMonkey* 02-14-2013 07:28 AM

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Originally Posted by mooskating (Post 59694881)
they should just go all the way and change the name. islanders playing in brooklyn is going to be pretty dumb

That would be pretty neat.

But the entire city is built on several islands. It does make sense.

Wonder how the NHL would react. Since they forced the franchise into submission.

pavelich 02-14-2013 07:39 AM

Great find!
Under related clips there's a Rangers/Black Hawks game from 1949 that is a bit longer, has multiple camera angles and two nice Rangers' goals. It also looks like demolition derby on ice.


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