New York Rangers: Greatest Moments and Players

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An Original Six NHL member, the Broadway Blueshirts boast one of the most renowned histories in the last hundred years of North American professional hockey. With the New York Rangers returning to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in twenty years in the 2013–2014 season, their presence is more prominent than ever.

In this newly updated edition of New York Rangers: Greatest Moments and Players, first published in 2007, hockey’s premier historian recounts all of the Rangers’ luminaries such as Andy Bathgate, Brian Leetch, and current goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, as well as their most telling moments on the ice. Throughout the years, Stan Fischler, a Manhattanite of almost half a century, has covered both the Blueshirts’ highs and lows. Regarded as the dean of American hockey journalists, he has been covering the sport for sixty years, and has been following the Rangers even longer. With over ninety books on hockey published to date, there is nobody better to narrate the history of one of hockey’s most celebrated clubs, the New York Rangers, than Stan Fischler.

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Stan Fischler, known as “the Hockey Maven,” is one of the most outspoken authorities on hockey. He began his career as a publicist for the New York Rangers in 1954 and has been covering hockey since. The winner of five Emmy Awards, Fischler has worked in every medium from print to TV to Twitter. He currently serves as the resident hockey expert for MSG and MSG Plus and can be seen every week on MSG’s Hockey Night Live. Past titles include Detroit Red Wings: Greatest Moments and Players (Sports Publishing, 2012), Boston Bruins: Greatest Moments and Players (Sports Publishing, 2013), and Behind the Net: 101 Incredible Hockey Stories (Sports Publishing, 2013). Fischler resides in New York City.
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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Nov 3, 2015
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Pages
258
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ISBN
9781613218457
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Sports
Sports & Recreation / Coaching / General
Sports & Recreation / Essays
Sports & Recreation / General
Sports & Recreation / History
Sports & Recreation / Hockey
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When was six-man hockey invented and who was its creator?
What is a “Zamboni” and after whom was it named?
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How did the hockey puck develop its present shape?
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Which Hall of Famer trained on champagne?
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What NHL team won and loss the Stanley Cup on the same day?
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Did an NHL club ever play all its “home” games of the Stanley Cup finals on the road?

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