More then 80 years of the gritty sport of hockey have been played in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. This has been the home of the New York Rangers since 1926, when Tex Richards decided he wanted to start a team, not knowing that the team would turn into one of the most influential hockey franchises in the NHL (National Hockey League). 81 years of tradition, honor, and respect has been left on the ice, such as the raising of the great players numbers who retired and Wayne Gretzky’s last time on the ice for his National Hockey League career. The New York Rangers have had the unbeatable goalies, unstoppable forwards, and the goons, who are willing to duke it out when the team needs an energy boost. The New York Rangers have been the most influential team in the NHL, and still are.
In 1926 Tex Richards, a native of Texas came to New York City. He wanted to buy a hockey team, which in Madison Square Garden (MSG) then was the New York Americans. The management of the NYA wouldn’t sell the team, so Tex decided to start his own. He created the Texas Rangers, which today are the New York Rangers. The Rangers shared MSG with the Americans for one season, and they were arch rivals. The next season, Tex would own MSG, and the only team there would be the Rangers. The New York Americans were lost in history, like many of its players and records (Fleming 1). In the 1927-28 season the New York Rangers were a contender of the Stanley Cup. The Stanley Cup is an award for the team who wins the NHL playoffs. When a team wins the Stanley Cup their name, team and year are inscribed into the, now, 4ft 35 lbs “silver...
Tex Rickard, not Tex Richards. And he didn't create the Texas Rangers. He created a hockey team to play in Madison Square Garden. They were jokingly called Tex's Rangers and the Rangers nickname stuck.
Chalice” (Fleming 1). The Stanley Cup is the award to win and beats out any trophy in any sport. In the 27-28 season The Rangers went to the Stanley cup finals where they versed the Montreal Maroons, now the Montreal Canadians. Halfway through game two of the finals Lorne Chabot, the Rangers goalie got an eye injury and was out for the game. The Rangers coach, Lester Patrick got “between the pipes” and gave the team a boost, which drove them into winning their first Stanley cup ever. They were only the second American team to win the cup. In the years that followed they got to the playoffs, but did not win the cup until the 1932-33 season when Bill Cook, a Rangers right winger and the Captain #5, scored in game four against Toronto to win their second cup. The next year the rangers won the cup was in 1940 when an overtime goal scored by Bryan Hextall in game 6 of the finals went in against Toronto (“A History” 1). The Rangers didn’t make the playoffs for many of the years between 1941 and 1992. The 1993 -1994 season proved to be the greatest challenge for the New York Rangers team ever. This was the first season in 6 seasons they made the playoffs, and the first time in 81 years that they were contenders for the cup. This season led by Mark Messier (their Captain), Brian Leetch, Adam Graves, and Mike Richter in the net this team looked unbeatable (“A History” 1). Some thought this triumphant season would end in “the curse” that had been haunting the Rangers for over 80 years. Every season after 1940 they had made it to the finals, they lost (Montville 1). As the Rangers entered the ice for game 7 against the New Jersey Devils, the words of their loyal and great captain Messier rang in their ears, “We will win game 6.” The Rangers were down a game in the series and if the Devils won, the Rangers would be out. A dream so close, but yet so far. That game went into double overtime, which in the playoffs lasts until someone scores. Stephen Matteau, a Rangers
The Montreal Maroons are not the Montreal Canadiens. They are two completely different franchises.
BTW, I hope you don't get the impression that I am nitpicking here, I'm just trying to help out a bit.
Marxism has done wonders for economies, so obviously we should use it in sports.
The paper does not advocate the implementation of a "Marxist" framework. Although, salary caps ect. do seem to reek of socialism. The paper is more focused on the owners control of material labor (players) via market regulation.
I'd also be hesitant to say a Marxist/Socialist framework is invariably bound to fail. Other non-Western countries have done quite well in more welfare-oriented systems.