Category Archives: Fulltilt Flashbacks

Remembering 9-11 and the night two rivals walked off the ice brothers

Rangers and Flyers stopped playing to watch President Bush's speech.

Rangers and Flyers stopped playing to watch President Bush’s speech.

September 11th is a day that I will never forget. I was on my way to work, heading east bound on the Long Island Expressway around 8:30 AM. It was a gorgeous day. One so beautiful that I had the windows open and my favorite music blasting. All the while, the world was changing behind me.
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FullTilt Flashback: Gordie Howe destroys Rangers’ tough guy, Lou Fontinato

Fontinato and Howe separated

Fontinato and Howe separated

The great Gordie Howe has passed on at the age of 88. Everyone in the hockey world is mourning his loss and celebrating his life as well. When Howe was 15 years old, he attended a New York Rangers training camp and unfortunately failed to impress. Sadly, the rest is history as he went to Detroit and led them to 4 Stanley Cups. Read more

Editorial: How the NHL made me stop caring about the All Star Game

Gartner ASG MVP NYR (UpperDeck)

Gartner ASG MVP NYR (UpperDeck)

There was a time that I would genuinely be excited about the All-Star Game. Sadly that time is gone and that’s just how the NHL wants it. When I was a pre-teen, my obsessions were simple, I collected packs of Hockey Cards, do my annual Panini Sticker Book, and prepare my VCR to tape the NHL All Star Weekend. Read more

FullTilt Flashback: The moment J.T. Miller realized his potential

Miller scores his first playoff goal (Photo Scott Audette/Getty Images)

Miller scores his first playoff goal (Photo Scott Audette/Getty Images)

J.T. Miller has not had it easy under head coach Alain Vigneault. The former 15th overall selection in the 2011 entry draft was on the Hartford Express between the Rangers and Wolf Pack (NYR AHL affiliate) for the first few years. In 2013, he came into camp out of shape and that must’ve left a real bad taste in Alain Vigneault’s mouth. Read more

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