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12-24-2008, 09:35 AM
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Origin of the name Rangers?

I've always been curious to know, where does the Rangers name come from exactly? is there any historical link to the name?

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I believe they got the name from the team president. His name was tex and they called them tex rangers and it just stuck....not 100% sure though

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12-24-2008, 09:43 AM
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Yeap, that's essentially it. It's a play on words in reference to the Texas Ranger Division

more from Wikipedia:
In 1925, the New York Americans joined the National Hockey League, playing in Madison Square Garden. The Amerks proved to be an even greater success than expected, leading Garden president Tex Rickard to go after a team for the Garden despite promising the Amerks that they would be the only hockey team to play there.

Rickard was granted a franchise to begin play in the 1926-27 season, and he originally planned to name it the New York Giants. However, the New York press soon nicknamed his team "Tex's Rangers", and the new name stuck.
A little bit more on the founding of the team here:

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