Top 10 NY Rangers Moments of the Decade
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01-03-2010, 01:15 AM
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I'll take my crack at it without watching the video:
10. Rozsival's Game 3 OT Winner vs. Buffalo at MSG, 2007 Semis
9. First game following lockout, Jagr guarantees a playoff birth and goes out and scores 2 goals and leads the Rangers over the Flyers in Philly, October 2005
8. Rangers winning their 7th game against NJ in the 2007-08 regular season, Spring 2008
7. Marek Malik shootout goal vs. Washington, Fall 2005
6. Messier, Graves, Leetch, Messier, Bathgate, Howell number retirement ceremonies
5. Messier's 1,851st point to become the NHL's second greatest point scorer, November 2003
4. Jaromir Jagr becoming the greatest single-season goals and points scorer in Ranger History, scoring his 53rd goal in Boston in April 2006.
3. Beating Flyers 3-2 in shootout to clinch first playoff spot since 1997, Spring 2006
2. Rangers sweep of Atlanta, first playoff series win since 1997 (and of decade), Spring 2007
1. Finishing off the Devils in 2008 Quarters Game 5, Spring 2008
It was hard to think of any moments prior to the lockout. The 9/11 game vs. Buffalo at MSG would be a strong runner-up.
Maybe a list should be made for the 10 worst Ranger moments in the decade??
I like your top 10 a lot better!
MSG's top 10 was heavy on the individual achievements of Richter, Leetch, and Messier that occurred early in the decade... but that's no surprise considering how MSG is obsessed with the '94 team.
The most egregious omissions were that they failed to include Rozy's OT goal and the series win over the Thrashers in 2007.
And the #1 moment was all the jersey retirements of the decade! How is that a #1 moment, it's not even an on-ice play!!
Though I have to admit that I enjoyed #2 moment: "Henrik Lundqvist, Player of the Decade." At least he got the credit he deserves.
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