Canadiens / Rangers rivalry....
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03-31-2012, 07:22 AM
Join Date: May 2007
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Um...yeah, pick up a book and read...
The Americans and Rangers were BITTER rivals. The hatred ran deeper and more profound and had a dynamic probably more deep than probably any rivalry in the sport...ever. No matter how short lived.
The Americans were promised something that was stolen from them, literally, forced to relocate to another burro, and then denied the right to exist after sacrificing their players for the war effort.
That rivalry would be the Islanders v Rangers rivalry ten fold.
Sorry, but you need to read up in this. Just because YOU weren't alive for it, doesn't make it less important.
And the Maroons were THE team in hockey. They were the team to beat. The Rangers specifically targeted the Maroons to launch their early success. If they could piggy back on the Maroons prominent name, and their star players, and beat them, then the Rangers could be a success. It worked.
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