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The Forgotten Hockey Players of Broadway Podcast
43 minutes | 5 days ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast - NY Rangers Broadcasters - Episode # 44
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey hero's who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the 1960's,70's and 80's. *In episode number 44 Tom and Rob discuss some of our favorite Rangers broadcasters since the 1960s as well as some of the top current broadcasters in the league. * Win Elliot and Jim Gordon were Tom's first Rangers broadcasters he watched and listened to during the early 1960s. * Marv Albert was Tom's favorite Rangers announcer on Radio and Jim Gordon on television * Tom's favorite color commentator during Rangers games were Bill Chadwick on radio with Albert as well as on Television with Jim Gordon. " Shoot the Puck Barry" He couldn't shoot the puck in the ocean if he was standing on the end of a pier" * Rob and Tom enjoyed listening to Gary Thorne and Dan Kelly back in the day as well as John Forslund, Brendan Burke and Mike Emrick most recently. * Tom and Rob agree that Gary Thorne has probably the greatest voice in all of Hockey.
62 minutes | 2 months ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast - NY Rangers 2021 Season Preview - Episode # 43
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey hero's who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the 1960's,70's and 80's. *In episode number 43 Tom, Rob and Mike preview the upcoming 2021 NY Rangers season. * The Rangers start the season with back to back games against archrival NY Islanders. *Some keys to the season: *Will Shesterkin and Georgiev be able to assert themselves as a top goaltending tandem in their division and the league ? * How will K'Andre Miller fit with Jacob Trouba on the first pair D ? * Will Adam Fox and Ryan Lindgren pick up where they left off last season after an impressive rookie campaign for both players ? * Will Tony DeAngelo continue his improved play and offensive production from last season ? * Can Mika Zibanejad continue his ascension as one of the best centers in the league while raising the level of play of wingers Buchnevich and Kreider. * Number one draft pick Alexis Lafrenière starts his NHL career with the Rangers on the third line with Filip Chytil and Julien Gauthier. Can the youngsters develop into a dominant offensive force for the club ? * Will Kappo Kakko rebound from a mediocre rookie season and develop into an NHL Superstar ? * Does Coach Quinn have to guide the club to the playoffs in this his third season ? * What effect will another season played under strict Covid 19 protocols and without fans have on the club and the League ? * The Rangers will be competing in the most physical and rugged division in the NHL. Do they have the size and grit to compete for an entire season ?
32 minutes | 4 months ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast-Reijo Ruotsalainen- Episode # 41
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey hero's who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the 1960's,70's and 80's. *In episode number 41 Tom, Rob and Mike discuss the results of the Stanley Cup Finals and former Rangers Ryan McDonagh and Kevin Shattenkirk celebrating their first Cup win. Then the guys reflect back on the career of one of the most dynamic and electric players in Rangers history, number 29 defenseman Reijo "Rexi' Ruotsalainen. * Ruotsalainen was drafted by the Rangers in the 6th round of the 1980 Draft. *Reijo was one of the fan favorites at MSG while he played for the Rangers and also for the Edmonton Oilers and Devils during his 7 year career in the NHL. * Ruotsalainen was an electric, skilled and incredibly fast skater with tremendous lateral movement and athleticism. known for his dominant slap and wrist shot, hockey IQ , passing ability and breath taking end to end rushes. * Scored 18,16,20,28 and 17 goals respectively during his 5 years with the Rangers. Led the club in scoring with 73 points during the 1984-85 season where Herb Brooks installed him at left wing on the Mark Pavelich line for 32 games. * Ruotsalainen earned NHL All-Star honors in 1986. * One of Tom's fondest memories as a Rangers season ticket holder during the early 80's was watching Ruotsalainen beat the Islanders in March of 1983 (in a playoff like atmosphere at MSG) 2-1 with the game winning goal with only minutes to play. Rexi utilized his explosive speed and superior agility to skate around defenseman Tomas Jonsson and with his incredible wrist shot beat Goalie Kelly Hrudey over his left shoulder that ignited an ovation that almost blew the roof off at MSG. * Traded by the Rangers in a lopsided deal in favor of Glen Sather and the Edmonton Oilers prior to the start of the 1986-87 season. * He went on to win Two Stanley Cups with the Oilers despite only playing in a limited number of regular season games while playing in all of the Oilers playoff games during those two Stanley Cup wins. * He is a member of the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall Of Fame after a distinguished International Hockey Career as a player and coach.
47 minutes | 5 months ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast -Tom Laidlaw Followed By Bob Nevin Podcast Replay-Episode #40
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey hero's who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the 1960's,70's and 80's. *In episode 40 Tom, Rob and Mike review the progress of the Stanley Cup Finals , remember former Rangers captain Bob Nevin( we have included a replay of Episode #1 featuring Bob Nevin as a bonus ) who passed away last week as well as discuss the career of former Rangers Defenseman Tom Laidlaw. * Laidlaw was drafted by the Rangers in the 6th round of the 1978 Draft. Tom Laidlaw was one of the fan favorites at MSG while he played for the Rangers and also for the Kings during his 11 year career in the NHL. * Laidlaw played only one game for the Rangers minor league affiliate before promoted to the big club for the 1980-81 season. * Currently Ranks 87 - Top 100 NY Rangers * Laidlaw was a physical, steady and tough "stay at home '' defenseman who protected his teammates , blocked shots and cleared the crease for his teammates in goal. * Traded by the Rangers along with Bobby Carpenter in a Mega deal to the Kings for HOFer Marcel Dionne , Jeff Crossman and a third round pick the latter part of the 1987 season. * Laidlaw twice earned the Rangers prestigious "Players Player award" . * After his NHL career Laidlaw has been a Players Agent, Corporate Motivational speaker and currently has written a book called "True Grit Life". He currently operates a website by the same name focussing on personal development in all areas of life. * He also was the first Canadian to appear on the television program "Survivor "
80 minutes | 6 months ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast- The Rangers vs Flyers 1973-1974 Playoffs- Episode # 39
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey hero's who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the 1960's,70's and 80's. In episode number 39 we discuss the Rangers quick "play in " exit losing to the Hurricanes as well as the excitement surrounding "winning" the draft lottery and the impact that presumptive first overall pick Alexis La freniere will make on the club. We then segway to our main topic and revisit the epic 1973-74 Stanley Cup semi-finals between the Rangers and the Flyers. * What do Rangers fans and management take away from the rangers disappointing "play in" exit vs Carolina ? Is this team built physically and mentally for the rigors of the NHL Playoffs ? * Why did Quinn deviate from his regular season rotation and play Lundqvist over Georgiev after Shesterkin was deemed unfit to play ? *Will Lafreniere leap ahead of Brad Park and turn out to be the greatest Rangers player drafted when his career is all said and done? Will Lafreniere provide the grit, muscle, leadership and elite offensive talent so lacking amongst Rangers forwards. * The 1973-74 Flyers nicknamed the " Broad Street Bullies" were a young , hungry, intimidating and skilled team committed to initiating withering and relentless physical punishment on the opposition. *The Rangers were an established and veteran club anxious to rebound from a subpar regular season yet confident after beating the defending Stanley Cup Champion Canadiens in the previous round. * Dave Schultz mentioned before the clubs met that he preferred to play the Rangers because of their history of choking in the playoffs. * The Flyers physically dominated the first two games in Philadelphia with Rick MacLeish, Ross Lonsberry and Bernie Parent the stars. * The Rangers rebounded in games 3 and 4 despite the Flyers taking an early 2-0 lead in Game 3. Brad Park and Rod Gilbert were the stars for the Rangers with Gilbert scoring one of the greatest OT goals in Rangers history in Game 4 evening up the series at 2. * MacLeish dominated for the Flyers in their game 5 win at home while Park, Vickers and Gilbert did the same for the Rangers in their game 6 win at home forcing a deciding game 7 in Philadelphia. *In the most humiliating game 7 loss in franchise history and possibly in all of NY Sports history the Rangers lost 4-3 and earned the distinction of being the first original six franchise to lose to an expansion team during the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Rangers were physically punished ( with Dale Rolfe pummeled by Dave Shultz and the Rangers defenseman unable to protect Eddie Giacomin and keep the physical Flyers forwards from crashing the net down low leading to two goals by Dornhoefer, Kindrachuck and MacLeish) played sloppy defense in front of Giacomin and most egregiously of all captain Vic Hadfield caught laughing in the penalty box to end the game and the season for the Rangers due to a too many men on the ice penalty. * The Flyers went on to beat the Boston Bruins in the finals to capture the franchises first of two consecutive Stanley Cups.
4 minutes | 8 months ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast -Rangers Penalty- Artemi Panarin-6/26/2020
Rangers Penalty on number 10 Artemi Panarin...two minutes for unsportsmanlike like conduct !
39 minutes | 8 months ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast - Brandon Dubinsky- Episode # 38
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey hero's who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the 1960's,70's and 80's. In episode 38 we update the impact of Covid -19 on the Rangers and the rest of the NHL during the upcoming 24 team playoff format. Tom, Rob and Special guest Logan Smith also recap and discuss the career of # 17 Brandon Dubinsky. * Will the NHL be able to salvage the remainder of the 2019-20020 season with an innovative play-in and playoff 24 team format and if so when will it start and in what cities will they be playing in ? * Brandon Dubinsky was one of the fan favorites at MSG while he played for the Rangers and also in Columbus where he is still currently a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets. *Selected in the second round and number 60th overall during the 2004 NHL Draft. *Earned Rookie of the Year Team honors for the 2007-2008 season. * One of sixteen rookies to play in the 2008 "Young Stars Competition" prior to the 56th annual NHL All-Star game and earning the Young Stars MVP with two goals and an assist. * Dubinsky was awarded the prestigious Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award following his Rangers Rookie season in 2008. * Persistent and tenacious grinder and digger for loose pucks he was an annoying presence for the opposing team and in particular Sidney Crosby. * Scored a career high 20 and 24 goals during the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons for the Rangers. * Played for Coach John Tortorella with both the Rangers and Blue Jackets. Both have had a very contentious relationship with each other during their time together with both clubs. * Traded by the Rangers in a Mega deal to the Columbus Blue Jackets during the summer of 2012 for Superstar forward Rick Nash. * Dubinsky was considered a leader and productive player for the young Blue Jackets these past 7 seasons despite enduring numerous serious injuries due to his aggressive style of play.
40 minutes | 9 months ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast- Tomas Sandstrom-Episode #37
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey hero's who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the 1960's,70's and 80's. In episode 37 we update the impact of Covid -19 on the Rangers and the rest of the NHL during the upcoming 24 team playoff format. Tom, Rob and Special guest Mike Browning also recap and discuss the career of one of the most talented and gritty Right Wingers in Rangers history # 28 Tomas Sandstrom. * Will the NHL be able to salvage the remainder of the 2019-20020 season with an innovative 24 team playoff format and if so what will it look like ? * What are the implications on Players contracts, free agent status , next seasons salary cap and the upcoming draft ? * Who accepts the Stanley Cup on behalf of the Rangers if they were to go on and win the Coveted chalice? Would any games be played at MSG or will it be an Olympic style Hockey village with only a few arenas across North America hosting the playoff games ? * Tomas Sandstrom was one of the most successful and impactful draft picks in Rangers history notching 173 goals, 208 assists for 381 points during his five and a half year Rangers career. *Selected in the second round and number 36 overall during the 1982 NHL Draft. *Earned All Rookie Team honors in 1985. * Persistent and tenacious grinder and digger for loose pucks he was an annoying presence for Defenseman and Goaltenders alike with his gritty and physical play down low. * Scored a career high 40 goals for the Rangers during the 1986-87 season. * Enjoyed five 25 plus goal seasons during his career as a Ranger. * Earned ALL-Star Team birth as a Ranger in 1988. * Few players in Rangers and NHL history absorbed more physical punishment and needless injury than Sandstrom. * Traded by the Rangers along with Tony Granato during the 1989-90 season to the kings for Bernie Nicholls. * Sandstrom enjoyed his best goal scoring season with the Kings playing on a line with Gretzky and Granato and scored 45 goals in 1990-91. * Sandstrom was a key cog during the Kings run to the 1993 Stanley Cup finals. * Earned his only Stanley Cup as a member of the Redwings when he assisted on Darren McCarty's winning goal in 1997. * Sandstrom also played for the Penguins and Mighty Ducks . * Could the Rangers have been perennial Stanley Cup contenders if they had kept Sandstrom and other young talent they let get away like Granato, Weight, Amonte and others ? * Currently ,Sandstom is a firefighter in Sweden.
42 minutes | 10 months ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast- Mike Gartner- Episode #36
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey hero's who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the 1960's,70's and 80's. In episode 36 we update the impact of Covid -19 on the Rangers and the rest of the NHL for the remainder of this season and next. Tom, Rob and Special guest Mike Browning also recap and discuss the career of one of the most talented goal scorers in the history of the Rangers and the NHL # 22 Right Winger Mike Gartner. * Will the NHL be able to salvage any part of the remainder of the 2019-20020 season and if so what would the format look like ? * What are the implications on Players contracts, free agent status , next seasons salary cap and the upcoming draft ? * Will fans return to the Arenas ? * Hall of Famer ( inducted in 2001) Mike Gartner was one of the most prolific and electric goal scorers in NHL and Rangers history notching 708 goals, 627 assists for 1,335 points during his 19 year career. Fourth most by any Right Winger in NHL history. * Known for his incredibly hard and accurate slap shot as well as his uncanny ability to beat opposing goaltenders through the "5Hole". * Gartner was also a tough competitor notching 1,159 minutes in penalties. *Drafted by the Washington Capitals with the 4th selection in the first round of the 1979 NHL draft. * One of the fastest skaters to ever play in the NHL. *Finished runner up to Wayne Gretzky for the WHA "Rookie Of The Year" honors after the 1978-79 season * The only player in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in a season 17 times including 15 seasons in a row. * Traded to the NY Rangers in March of 1990 where over the next three seasons he would score 49, 40 and 45 goals. * During his time with the Rangers he would record his 500th and 600th goal while also registering his 1,000 career point. * His Stanley Cup aspirations were dealt a blow when the Rangers traded him to the Maple Leafs for Glen Anderson at the trade deadline prior to the start of the playoffs and the Rangers winning the 1994 Stanley Cup championship. *Gartner played in 7 All-Star games earning All-Star game MVP in 1993. *Gartner won the fastest skater competition 3 times. * Played in the 1981,82,83and 1993 World championships for Team Canada while also playing for the Canada Cup squads in 1984 and 1987. * Scored his 700 th career goal as a member of the Phoenix Coyotes. * Besides his career with the Capitals,Rangers, and Maple Leafs Gartner also played for the Minnesota North Stars as well as the Cincinnati Stingers of the WHA.
46 minutes | a year ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players OF Broadway Podcast- Impact of Covid -19 Implications and consequences for the Rangers and the NHL -Episode # 35
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey hero's who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the 1960's,70's and 80's. In episode 35 we discuss the impact of Covid -19 on the Rangers and the rest of the NHL for the remainder of this season and next. Tom, Rob and Special guest Mike Browning also recap the Rangers moves during the recent NHL trade deadline. * Will the NHL be able to salvage any part of the remainder of the 2019-20020 season and if so what would the format look like ? * What are the implications on Players contracts, free agent status , next seasons salary cap and the upcoming draft ? * How well did the Rangers navigate the recent trade deadline * Will Henrik Lundqvist retire, be bought out or possibly traded before the start of next season or will he return as the teams back up goaltender ?
25 minutes | a year ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast- Pierre Larouche- Episode # 34
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey hero's who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the 1960's,70's and 80's. In episode #34 we look back at the great career of "Lucky" Pierre Larouche who wore numbers 10 and 24 while playing center with the Rangers during 1983-1988. * Selected number 8 in the first round of the 1974 draft by the Penguins. *Signed with the Rangers as a "free agent" before the 1983-84 season and went on to set a Rangers record for goals by a center with 48. The only player to have scored over 45 goals with three separate teams. * Scored 24,20 and 28 goals his next there seasons despite missing numerous games due to injury. * Earned All-Star recognition as a Ranger in 1984 * After spending time in the minor leagues at Hershey to start the 1985-86 season LaRouche came back to the Rangers to help catapult the team to an unexpected playoff run by scoring 20 goals in 28 games and leading the club to the third round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. *LaRouche led the team in playoff scoring with 17 points including 8 goals in 16 playoff games. * Scored 31 goals in his rookie season with the Penguins and became the teams first 50 goal scorer netting 53 in his second season 1975-76 *Played four seasons in Montreal winning two Stanley Cup championships and setting a Canadiens record for a center by scoring 50 goals in 1979-80. The only player at the time to register 50 goals for two separate teams. * Larouche has also earned the Community service award and Good guy award while with the Rangers. * Retired after the 1987-88 season at the age of 32 * Since his retirement Larouche has become an excellent golfer and dedicated himself to many charities.
34 minutes | a year ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players OF Broadway Podcast- Pete Stemkowski- Episode #33
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey heroes and legends who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the 1960's, 70's and 80's. In episode number 33 we look back at the career of one of the most popular and clutch NY Rangers during the 1970's and current Radio Analyst for the club ...number 21 Centre Pete Stemkowski. *Stemkowski played 14 years in the NHL with the Maple Leafs, Red Wings , Rangers and kings * " Stemmer" excelled as the third line center for the club both on offense and defense during his seven years with the Rangers * Scored one of the most memorable goals in Rangers and Madison Square Garden History with his Triple overtime goal against the Black Hawks during game six of the 1971 Semifinals( He scored two overtime goals in the series) * Was considered the Rangers best face-off man *Stemkowski had five 20 plus goal seasons with three of those playing with the Rangers including a career high 70 points in 1973-74 and 12 points in the playoffs that same year. * Earned All-Star honors while with the Redwings during the 1968 season. * Was an important contributor to the Maple leafs last Stanley Cup Championship in 1967 tallying 12 points. * Member of the Polish American Sports HOF -2002 * Established a reputation for keeping his teammates loose with his quick wit and sense of Humor * Worked with the San Jose Sharks broadcasting team for a few seasons starting in 2002. * Currently the color analyst for The Rangers radio broadcast team
46 minutes | a year ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast - Ranking The Top Rangers Coaches Since The 1960's- Episode # 32
A nostalgic look back at our favorite heroes and legends who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the 60's,70's and 80's. In Episode # 32 we look back on the top Rangers coaches since the 1960's. *Was Emile " The Cat " Francis the very best in Rangers history since he built the powerful clubs of the late 60's and early 70's after the club struggled mightily during the bleak years of the 50's and early 60's . * How about "Iron Mike " Keenan the former Flyers coach who guided the Rangers to the 1994 Stanley Cup Championship during his one and only season as coach. * Was it Herb Brooks ? The Miracle on Ice coach who took over a floundering Hockey team a few years removed from the 1979 Cup Finals team and guided them to several improbable wins against superior teams in the playoffs with an up tempo and European style of hockey. * Was Freddy " The Fog " Shero the former two time Stanley Cup winning Coach for the Flyers who guided the Rangers to the 1979 Stanley Cup Finals the most underrated coach in Rangers history ? Was Roger Nielson or Tom Renney the most underrated ? * Where does John Tortorella and Alain Vigneault rank ? Over rated ? The Best ? * Who was the Best ? The most impactful ? The most underrated and overrated ? * How would you rate David Quinn ? Is he on his way to being one of the Rangers Great coaches ? * Let us know your thoughts !
43 minutes | a year ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast- 2019-2020 Preview- Episode #30
A nostalgic look back at our favorite heroes and legends who wore the red, white and blue for the rangers during the 60's,70's and 80's. In Episode # 30 we look ahead to the Rangers upcoming 2019-2020 season. * Will young and exciting talent like Igor Shesterkin, Kaapo Kakko and Vitali Kravtsov make the team or be sent to the AHL ? *Will new veteran star players such as Jacob Trouba and Artemi Panarin bring a swagger and much needed skill and leadership to the lineup. * Does talented Alexander Georgiev supplant Henrik Lundqvist as the Rangers starting goaltender ? * How will new President John Davidson affect the rebuild that has been several years in the making by GM Jeff Gorton. * Can David Quinn mold this group of players into the tough, physical, gritty and skilled team that he envisions during this upcoming season?
37 minutes | 2 years ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast- George McPhee-Episode #29
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey heroes and legends who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the 1960s,70's and 80's. In episode number 29 we look back at the career of one of the toughest, and courageous team players in the history of the Rangers. Winger George McPhee. During his 7 year career in the NHL and 5 with the Rangers from 1982-1989 McPhee displayed his toughness, courage, and willingness to do whatever it took to help his team succeed during the regular season and the playoffs. He has also established himself as one of the most successful Presidents and General Managers in the game today. * Despite being only 5'9 and 170 lbs, McPhee earned the distinction as being one of the best fighters to ever compete in the NHL and quite possibly the best pound for pound fighter in Rangers history along with heavyweights Orland Kurtenbach, Nick Fotiu and Colton Orr. * Signed with the Rangers as an undrafted free agent in 1982 after winning the Hobey Baker award as the top NCAA hockey player while playing for Bowling Green. * Made his NHL debut during the Rangers 1983 playoff series against the Flyers. His ferocious and stellar play in that series helped the Rangers stun and defeat the Heavily favored Flyers to advance the Rangers to the next round of the playoffs. He also became only the second player to score three goals in a single Stanley Cup playoff prior to playing a regular-season game. * Scored 12 goals and led the team in penalty minutes despite playing in only 49 games as a Ranger during the 1984-85 season. * Ended his playing career with the Devils in 1989. * After stints as an executive with the Canucks and Islanders McPhee was named GM of the Capitals prior to the 1997-98 season. His career with the Capitals ran from 1997- 2014 which included seven Division championships and one Stanley Cup final. * He is currently the President of the Las Vegas Golden Knights and earned the GM of the Year Award during the 2017-18 season for building a Stanley Cup Final team in their first season in the league.
43 minutes | 2 years ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast- John Tortorella-Episode# 28
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey heroes and legends who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the 1960s,70's and 80's. In episode number 28 we look back at the career of the winningest American born NHL Hockey coach in former Rangers and current Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella. * He is known for his fiery disposition and been known to create controversy amongst visiting teams, the media and within his own organization. * Prior to replacing Tom Renney as a coach in February of 2009 Torts was an assistant coach for the Rangers during the 1999-2000 season. Prior to that an assistant for the Sabres and the Coyotes. * With the Rangers Tortorella helped build a winning culture with a physically and mentally tough hockey team that focused on defense first while also encouraging all his players to sacrifice and block shots at every opportunity. *His first Head coaching job was with the Tampa Bay Lighting starting with the 2000-2001season and lasting till the end of the 2007-2008 campaign. * Tortorella won the Stanley Cup in 2004 while also earning the Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL coach of the year. * John Tortorella earned the Jack Adams award for a second time after the 2016-2017 season with the Blue Jackets. * Tortorella currently leads all American born NHL coaches with over 600 career victories.
39 minutes | 2 years ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players OF Broadway Podcast-Barry Beck-Episode # 27
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey heroes and legends who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the '60s, '70s, and '80s. In episode number 27 we discuss the 2019 NHL Semifinal playoffs, the search for a new Rangers Team President and finally the career of one of the strongest and most intimidating players in Rangers and NHL history, former team captain and All-Star defenseman # 5 Barry Beck. * Selected # 2 in the 1977 NHL Draft by Colorado Rockies. * set an NHL record for most goals scored by a rookie defenseman with 22. * Finished second in the Rookie of the year ( Calder Trophy) voting to Mike Bossy. * Named to the NHL All-Star Team his first 5 years in the league( 3 times with the Rangers). * Traded to the Rangers in a mega-blockbuster deal shortly after the start of the 1979-80 season for Pat Hickey, Lucien Deblois, Mike McEwen, and Dean Turner. * Scored 14 goals during a solid first year with the Rangers. * Accumulated 232 penalty minutes during his second season with the Rangers. * Major shoulder injuries limited his once dominating body checking ability and hard shot from the point on the power play. * His crushing injury during game 4 of the Rangers and Islanders 1984 playoff series catapulted the Isles to a come from behind victory in that elimination game and then on to the series victory in game 5. One of the most devastating injuries in Rangers team history. *Finished his 10 season career with the Kings. * Currently lives in Hong Kong and serves as the Head Coach of their National Team while also running a popular Hockey Academy.
38 minutes | 2 years ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players of Broadway Podcast- Glen Sather and Recap of the 2019 Rangers season and NHL Draft Lottery- Episode # 26
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey heroes and legends who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the 1960s,70's and 80's. In episode # 26 we review the exciting 2019 NHL Draft Lottery and its impact on the Rangers as well as a review of the Rangers season and finally a discussion on the departure and career of President Glen Sather. * Rangers and Devils were the final two franchises standing for the shot at Jack Hughes and the number 1 selection during the upcoming 2019 NHL Draft. * The Devils won the lottery with the Rangers securing the number 2 selection and the likelihood of drafting a power forward Kaapo Kakko of Finland. *Kaapo would bring to the Rangers much needed size, elite goal-scoring skill, and toughness. *The Rangers finished the 2019 season with positive growth and performances from Right-wingers Pavel Buchnevich and Ryan Strome as well as young goaltender Alexander Georgiev *Glen Sather has stepped down after 19 seasons as the GM( 10th) and later President (12th) of the NY Rangers. * Sather will remain with the Rangers in an advisory role to owner James Dolan * How will Sather be remembered as the architect of the Rangers club over the past 19 seasons? * As a hard-nosed player with the Rangers Sather played in parts of 4 seasons appearing in 188 regular season games * He scored 18 goals and 24 assists for 42 points along with 193 penalty minutes * Sather started his playing career with the Bruins while also playing for the Penguins, Canadians, Blues and Noth Stars *Glen Sather was inducted into the HOF in 1997 for his work building and leading the Edmonton Oilers to 5 Stanley Cups as a coach and GM
39 minutes | 2 years ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast- NY Rangers NHL Trade Deadline Recap- Episode #25
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey heroes and legends who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the '60s, '70s, and '80s. In episode number 25 we recap the Rangers moves at the 2019 NHL trade deadline. * Traded soon to be UFA Right Wing Matt Zuccarello to the Dallas Stars for : Conditional 2019 second-round pick, conditional 2020 third-round pick. * Unfortunately Zuc went on to sustain a broken arm after registering a goal and an assist in his very first game with the Stars. *Traded soon to be UFA Center Kevin Hayes to Winnipeg for : 2019 first-round pick, F Brendan Lemieux and a conditional 2022 fourth-round pick * Traded Defenseman Adam McQuaid to Columbus for : 2019 fourth-round pick, 2019 seventh-round pick, D Julius Bergman * Did the Rangers Grade well with their return? * Can Jeff Gorton and Gordie Clarke parlay the additional draft picks into bonafide future stars that turn the club into legitimate Stanley Cup contenders in a few years? * Around the league did San Jose fortify their club with the Nyquist acquisition? * How about the aggressive moves by the Blue Jackets? They are going for it! Can they finally get over the hump and become Stanley Cup contenders while retaining Panarin and Bobrovsky?
34 minutes | 2 years ago
The Forgotten Hockey Players Of Broadway Podcast- Rick Nash- Episode # 24
A nostalgic look back at our favorite hockey heroes and legends who wore the red, white and blue for the Rangers during the '60s, '70s, and '80s. In episode number 24 we look back on the career and recent retirement of number 61 former Blue Jacket, Ranger, and Bruin winger Rick Nash. * First-round draft pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets and the first overall selection pick of the 2002 NHL Draft. * Nominated for the Calder Trophy as NHL Rookie Of The Year * scored 41 goals in his 2nd NHL season * * 5 time All-Star with the Blue Jackets and Rangers * NHL Foundation Player Award in 2008-2009 for his work in the community *Internationally, Has represented Team Canada at the Winter Olympics( two Gold Medals) and World Championships( one Gold) *Played 15 seasons in the NHL, played in 1,060 games and scored 437 goals 368 assists for 805 points. * Was considered a Human Highlight reel during his time with the Blue Jackets. A power forward with great size, speed, reach, strength and determination * His highlight goal scored in the last 25 seconds to defeat the Arizona Coyotes in 2008 is considered one of the greatest goals ever scored. * Was able to "Dangle the puck" along with an incredible inside-outside power move that confused defenseman and goaltenders alike to create scoring chances. * Traded to the NY Rangers for Artem Anisimov, Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon and a 2013 First round pick * Played 6 seasons with the Rangers, appeared in 375 games and scored 145 goals and 107 assists for 252 points. * scored 42 goals for the Rangers during the 2014-2015 season. * his career with the Rangers was marred by injury and he was never able to play a complete season with the club. * Unfortunately he was unable to replicate his level of play/performance seen with the Blue Jackets with the NY Rangers especially during the Stanley Cup playoffs. * In 73 playoff games with the Rangers Nash was only able to notch 14 goals and 24 assists for 38 points. * Will he make the HOF and have his number 61 retired by the Blue Jackets?
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