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02-01-2012, 07:18 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: PEI Canada
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Started following hockey and the Rangers towards the end of the 71-72 season. As it happens the first game I listened to on the radio was a game against the California Golden Seals and it was the night that Jean Ratelle who was neck and neck with Phil Esposito (Bruins) broke his ankle in a collision I believe with the Seals forward Bill Hicke. Rangers completely destroyed the Seals that night. For the first several seasons the bulk of games I followed on the radio--Marv Albert and Sal Messina a better team by quite a distance than the television duo of Jim Gordon and Bill Chadwick.
BTW this is my 40th year as a Rangers fan.
Same for me ...and I also listened to the games on radio up here on PEI and the signal was quite weak and the dang French stations would always be cutting us out . Those were good times !
I always thought it was against the Leafs that JR busted his ankle ? Chances are I was mixed up with the Leetch injury ...as the JR injury was a long time ago .
It was a thrill for me when they drafted Bobby MacMillan a PEI boy as their top pick in 72-73 ? but he went to the WHA and the Rangers traded his rights away after .
Radio broadcasts always were well done by Marv and Sal...who was a good player way back when in the Minor leagues .
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