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NFT: 25th Anniversary of the NY Rangers Stanley Cup Team

Anakim : 2/8/2019 4:32 pm
Uncle Larry had a great article about how the Rangers captured the City's heart in 1994.


Anyway, lots of the guys are back tonight to celebrate the 25th anniversary of that team. Should be fun! Alex Kovalev asked Mike Keenan in a presser about his seven-minute shift. Haha
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That was my first year as a fan  
Lambuth_Special : 2/8/2019 4:38 pm : link
So I didn't feel the historical weight, but it must have felt extremely good to see them wreck the Islanders so hard in that first playoff series. I imagine it would the equivalent of the Giants sweeping the Eagles next year and outscoring them by 40 points.
Yes, special moment  
MetsAreBack : 2/8/2019 4:46 pm : link
but I'm sure as fuck sick of "celebrating 1994" .... God forbid Dolan give us something else to celebrate this century.
I'm over it  
rsjem1979 : 2/8/2019 4:50 pm : link
If anything, this is a reminder of how few notable accomplishments the Rangers franchise has had in the last quarter century.

I missed the parade because of the goddamn freshman year Earth Science regents exam. I'm turning 40 in June, enough with 1994 already.
I agree it was  
Gman11 : 2/8/2019 4:54 pm : link
a great time and stopped the 54 years of frustration and chants of 1940. But now we're probably going to start hearing chants of 1994. 25 years is a long time without a championship and there doesn't appear to be one in the near future.
As a Devils fan, that Rangers team was a fun team to follow  
NYG27 : 2/8/2019 4:55 pm : link
I always thought the two best teams in hockey that year was the Devils and Rangers. Then they had an epic Eastern Conference Finals that year, where you just knew the winner of that series would win the Stanley Cup.

Devils go up 3-2 in the series and than Mark Messier racked up a hat-trick in game 6. Game 7 was a thriller on both sides. Devils tie it with seconds in regulation and it goes to double overtime Matteau seals the deal.

Even though we lost, that was an amazing series from both teams and man how time flies with how it's now the 25th Anniversary of that Cup win for the Rangers.
When that banner said...  
BamaBlue : 2/8/2019 4:59 pm : link
"Now I can Die in Peace" truer words were never spoken. As a Rangers fans since 1970, this was even bigger than the Giants winning the '86 super bowl.

That win culminated a 54 year drought. The way things are going, I don't expect to seen another Stanley Cup before I die.
So..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 2/8/2019 5:03 pm : link
unexciting.

All imports from the Oilers......:)
RE: When that banner said...  
SJGiant : 2/8/2019 5:07 pm : link
In comment 14291201 BamaBlue said:
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"Now I can Die in Peace" truer words were never spoken. As a Rangers fans since 1970, this was even bigger than the Giants winning the '86 super bowl.

That win culminated a 54 year drought. The way things are going, I don't expect to seen another Stanley Cup before I die.


This is the way I feel. At least I got to see one Rangers team win the cup. I have been following them since the Goyette / Nevin / Marshall line days. I believe that is late 60ís / early 70ís.
1994  
jurban : 2/8/2019 5:34 pm : link
it was great...being I have been following since the original 6....started watching in 1959...rangers always at the bottom...rangers will win cup again in 2024
I was 12 years old in 1994  
NYerInMA : 2/8/2019 6:43 pm : link
I knew at the time how special that Cup was, ending the 54-year drought. My dad let me stay up past my bedtime on school nights to watch those games. But yeah, this ceremony just reminds me what a disaster the last 25 years have been for Rangers hockey. I really wonder if I'll see another one in my lifetime.
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arcarsenal : 2/8/2019 7:08 pm : link
We should be celebrating a 5 year anniversary this year instead. :(
Brian Leetch was my sports idol growing up  
nyjuggernaut2 : 2/8/2019 7:41 pm : link
Wore #2 on my HS hockey team because of him. Killed me when he got traded to Toronto. Got to meet his brother when he played for Army. Still can't believe it's been 25 years, nor can I believe the franchise hasn't won another one since.
One of only two times I saw my dad cry  
Steve L : 2/8/2019 8:20 pm : link
1994 and when his mom died 15 years later.
RE: So..  
Nomad Crow on the Madison : 2/8/2019 8:21 pm : link
In comment 14291203 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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unexciting.

All imports from the Oilers......:)


Boy, are you clueless. That was as exciting as it gets. The only greater excitement in my lifetime was the 1980 Gold-medal-winning Olympic Hockey team.
RE: RE: So..  
Anakim : 2/8/2019 8:30 pm : link
In comment 14291310 Nomad Crow on the Madison said:
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In comment 14291203 FatMan in Charlotte said:


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unexciting.

All imports from the Oilers......:)



Boy, are you clueless. That was as exciting as it gets. The only greater excitement in my lifetime was the 1980 Gold-medal-winning Olympic Hockey team.



He's being facetious...
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arcarsenal : 2/8/2019 10:27 pm : link
Shut out by the Hurricanes after that big ceremony... what a treat for the '94 guys and fans who all came out for this.

Typical.
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bluesince56 : 2/8/2019 10:31 pm : link
In comment 14291407 arcarsenal said:
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Shut out by the Hurricanes after that big ceremony... what a treat for the '94 guys and fans who all came out for this.

Typical.


Rangers have one scoring line. The other three lines are invisible. I thought I heard booing during the Rangers power play.
Not for nothing  
Anakim : 2/8/2019 10:38 pm : link
Is Zubov nailing Potsie's wife? He had his arm around her when they were watching the game up in the box.
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MetsAreBack : 2/8/2019 10:44 pm : link
In comment 14291407 arcarsenal said:
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Shut out by the Hurricanes after that big ceremony... what a treat for the '94 guys and fans who all came out for this.

Typical.


I jinxed it talking about 17 straight. I think it was wearing white at home - even though it was a nice tribute to 1994

Regardless we needed the 0 points in this and closer to trading productive players away. I want a top 5 pick damnit. Only way we are going to stop celebratinf 1994 already (can't wait for the 30th reunion! Woohoo!)
A few thoughts:  
Anakim : 2/8/2019 10:45 pm : link
Wonderful ceremony. Great all-around.


Shattenkirk looked like a kid in the candy store during the ceremony

Never realized how short Glenn Healy was

Some guys look great (Kovalev and Beukeboom look like they can still go out there and play). Others guy got really O-L-D.


God bless Eddie O. He looks and sounds great.
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arcarsenal : 2/8/2019 10:47 pm : link
Yeah, end of the day, it's better to just lose.

Just sad that we got shut out by a team we've absolutely been curbstomping for the longest time now after all of that with all of those guys in the building.

Fans paid a lot of money for this game, but that's the risk you take with a team that sucks this much, I suppose.

Tikkanen looked so old. He was one of my favorite players on that team even though he was only here that year.
Really enjoyed the pre game festivities  
Jints in Carolina : 2/9/2019 11:42 am : link
I cannot believe it has been 25 years already....having said that I told myself I wouldn't get excited about the Canes, but at this point it is hard not to.
1 Cup in 79 years.....  
rnargi : 2/9/2019 11:54 am : link
...ugggh.....
It's hard not to get excited about the 9th place team  
MetsAreBack : 2/9/2019 2:21 pm : link
in the Eastern conference?? And CBJ and PITT both have games on them too. You did luck into the #2 pick though - even though finished ahead of the Rangers last year.

Rangers are now 11th worst in the league in points... with the fewest ROW in the entire NHL.
Sorry for feeling good about my team  
Jints in Carolina : 2/9/2019 3:14 pm : link
Enjoy the rest of your day.
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