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04-11-2012, 04:27 AM
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Without question, Lester Patrick (Rangers specific) and Herb Brooks (USA hockey).

Fans walk in, see these two legends, read a little, and that's a history lesson to get them excited and nostalgic and ready for some hockey.

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04-11-2012, 08:40 PM
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On NHL Network, they showed the unveiling of statues outside the United Center of Hull and Mikita. How come MSG doesn't have any statues of some Ranger and Knick (**** the Knicks) greats?
Pretty simple answer, we have never had a Hull or Mikita play from this franchise.

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04-11-2012, 08:46 PM
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Pretty simple answer, we have never had a Hull or Mikita play from this franchise.
Frank Boucher. Andy Bathgate (the trade hurt his legendary stature here).

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04-11-2012, 08:49 PM
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Frank Boucher
13 years as a Rangers player and 13 years as a Rangers coach.

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04-11-2012, 08:52 PM
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The Rangers need that one all-time great that transcends generations. That one guy that everyone knows about no matter what year they were born. Bathgate and Howell? Yeah they were great players and HOFers but they aren't household names for generations to come like Stan Mikita or Bobby Hull.

I'd say the closest they have to that are Brian Leetch or Rod Gilbert. And I'm not including Messier here because he didn't play the majority of his career in NY. Same goes for Graves. And Richter... not sure if he is statue-worthy. Just my opinion.
Great post and right on the money. We have never had that type of all time great like a Hull or Mikita. Bathgate played here from 56 thru 64 and was mercifully(for him) traded away to the Leafs where he scored the winning goal for the Stanley Cup victorious Leafs that year. He'd be the likely one if he had stayed a Ranger his entire career.

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04-11-2012, 09:01 PM
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Frank Boucher. Andy Bathgate (the trade hurt his legendary stature here).
Right on the money; Bathgate was and always will be my favorite Ranger. He played on some miserable teams here but he was the epitome of a star player taking a young Rod Gilbert under his wing when he came into the league.
It still galls me to no end that the organization didn't think enough of him and Howell to retire their numbers before all the others were.
Pathetic really!

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04-11-2012, 09:03 PM
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Sounds pretty darn good to me; throw in Bill and/or Bun Cook, Lester Patrick and I'm good with it.

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04-11-2012, 09:48 PM
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Bill Cook - 2 Stanley Cups with NYR
Bun Cook - 2 Stanley Cups with NYR
Frank Boucher - 3 Stanley Cups with NYR

New York Rangers - 4 Stanley Cups


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Don't laugh, they're deserving, though top of the list is George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh, the mother of all good cause supershows.

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I'm very confident that, by the end of his career, Henrik Lundqvist will be the greatest hockey player to ever wear the Rangers sweater.

Maybe he gets one.

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On NHL Network, they showed the unveiling of statues outside the United Center of Hull and Mikita. How come MSG doesn't have any statues of some Ranger and Knick (**** the Knicks) greats?
Dolan would have to raise Cablevision prices $30.00 a month.

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I think it's because there is not enough room. I would love to see a Messier & Richter statue, but than I think back to the hedious mess that is the Mario Lemuiex statue that was recently unvieled in Pittsburgh & I have second thoughts.

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