Messier, Richter Win Lester Patrick Award

Ranger greats Mark Messier and Mike Richter are the 2009 recipients of the Lester Patrick Award, which is awarded for outstanding service to hockey in the US. The third recipient this year is Red Wings Senior Vice President Jim Devellano.

The Best Class Ever?

Hey all, Been a while since I last wrote here.  Things like Hall of Fame Inductions always interest me, and I usually feel the need to ask the question posed in the title when it includes names like Yzerman, Hull, Robitaille, Leetch, Richter, Dino, etc etc etc.  While it seems that the general consensus is that the first four mentioned…

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My Hall Picks

Tomorrow at 3pm, a max of four players will get the nod to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The noteables eligible for the first time: Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille, and of course, my favorite Ranger of all time, Brian Leetch. Other players that are eligible, but seems to be looked over, Alex Mogilny, Dave Andreychuk, Dino Ciccarelli, Pavel…

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Sierra Club’s Five Questions with Mike Richter

The Sierra Club sent me an email about an interview they did with Mike Richter. It’s worth checking out, Richter gives some well thought out answers on some of the current global issues. Richter is very well spoken and, considering his interest in politics, would be a successful politician. Successful politician? I think I just insulted him. Oops. Sorry. Anyway,…

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Remember When….

Remember that night on June 7, 1994? Who doesn’t? It is still a mind-boggling save, one that changed the entire momentum of that game. What I find to be really interesting is how much pressure the Rangers put on the Canucks before Leetch coughed up the puck. Regardless, it’s still the best and most important save of recent Ranger history.

Richter for Congress!

It turns out Mike Richter, probably the most intelligent person to ever put on a Rangers sweater, is re-considering his run at Congress. Richter has been approached by Democrats about running for the upstate seat being vacated by Senator-designate Kirsten Gillibrand. We all know how intelligent Richter is. He was a great speaker during his days as a Ranger, and…

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