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“And This One Will Last A Lifetime!”

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“Zubov swings it around…Larmer clears the zone! That’s it…54-years of curses are over! No more 1940! The New York Rangers are going to win…1.1…hold the celebration one more time.”- Sam Rosen, Rangers Play-By-Play announcer.

Before the celebration, before the most emotional call a television personality has uttered in the last 25-years, there was one final face-off.

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“00hhh BABY!”: Why The Rangers Should Retire John Davidson’s Double-Zero

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From 1917 to 1995, there was only one NHL player to wear 00 on the back of his jersey during games: John Davidson. In fact the only other NHL’er to ever wear the double-zeroes was Martin Biron in the 1995-96 season, before the league banned wearing 0 or 00 in 1998. Thus, the duo will be the only duo to foreseeably don the digits, with Davidson being the only Ranger to do so. Read more

FullTilt Legends: John Davidson

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American culture is quick with the catch phrase and American sports are no different. Phil Rizzuto had his signature “Holy Cow!”, Mel Allen had “How about that?!”, Michael Kay has “See ya!” and John Sterling has “TTTTHHHHEEEE YANKEEEESSSSSS WINNNNNN!”. Even the Rangers had their own with Bill Chadwick screaming, “Shoot the puck Barry! Shoot the Puck!” Read more