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03-30-2012, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MorrisWanchuk View Post
the Rangers were formed to be the rival to the Americans.


Anyway - i don't think we really have a rivalry with Montreal. Good games though usually.
They weren't formed to be the American's rival.

The Americans were promised to be the sole hockey tenant in Madison Square Garden.

I'll too lazy to look up his name right now, but the President of MSG saw how successful hockey was with the Americans (money, gate sales) that he stabbed them in the back and allowed Tex Rickard a team.

The Rangers became so successful that everyone showed up to watch THEM not the Americans.

The American tried to appeal to Brooklyn in an attempt to gain a fan base there (why I said forced to another burro) even though they still played in MSG.

They lost most of their players to the war.

When they attempted to revive the franchise they were denied.

And the curse of 1940 was born. Dutton's proclamation.

Rangers were born to exploit the sports success in the arena.

They targeted the Maroons to jumpstart and give the franchise credibility. Beat the Maroons and the team is legit.

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