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NHL roared into NY 85 years ago....For all you interested in history.

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12-15-2010, 09:22 AM
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NHL roared into NY 85 years ago....For all you interested in history.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/15/sp...r=2&ref=hockey

Thought this was a cool article. We always forget the Amerks.

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lol so the origins of hockey in NY is tied to organized crime, bootlegging, murder, and smuggling liquor.

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On Dec. 15, 1925, professional hockey made its debut in New York before a capacity crowd of 17,000 at the grand opening of Madison Square Garden. Regimental bands and the Montreal Canadiens were on the ice for the first N.H.L. game in the city, and hundreds of New York’s society elite in tuxedos and gowns filled the most expensive seats.
Rich people in the good seats...some things never change.

And no, I wasn't at the game.

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Great article, thanks for posting.

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How could we forget about the Americans? They're the ones who cursed the Rangers!

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lol so the origins of hockey in NY is tied to organized crime, bootlegging, murder, and smuggling liquor.
I wish the Rangers were like that...

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Thanks for posting.

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That was an excellent, quick read. Thanks.

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Good read, NY hockey goes way back and there are some great stories to read up on if ya know where to look.

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Rich people in the good seats...some things never change.

And no, I wasn't at the game.
I was gonna ask if thats where you got your early front office training

Good call on the rich seats. Wonder what they went for back then - "$3 for a hockey game!!???"

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lol so the origins of hockey in NY is tied to organized crime, bootlegging, murder, and smuggling liquor.
Very much like my families entrance into NYC !

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Good call on the rich seats. Wonder what they went for back then - "$3 for a hockey game!!???"

Todd White, Gilroy, and Washington's 2nd for a seat right infront of the ice in 1925.


Good read. As a younger dude I can admit I sort of ignore the deeper history of the franchise and it's very interesting to read about it.

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Very interesting, thanks for sharing it.

I've always seen the Americans mentioned briefly when reading up on Rangers history, but it's really cool to see how the team came to be.

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My grandfather never watched hockey or was a fan, but once in a while he'd come to my games when I was a kid. He told me that when he was a kid in boy scouts, he won tickets to a New York Americans game in NYC. I thought it was just a totally random story but cool none the less, imagining people at a hockey game in the 1930s.

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