Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 9/8/12
When I was about 10 years old I had three blank Rangers jerseys that my parents offered to get customized. I chose Pavel Bure and Dan Blackburn for the first two. Although both had relatively short tenures ended thanks to injuries, both were incredibly talented and made an impact in their time with the Rangers and are respectable human beings.I have no idea what the hell was going though my 10 year old head, or why my dad didn't overule me, but I decided to basically waste a jersey and get Bobby Holik and his number 16 stitched onto the back. If I attempted to donate that jersey to a poor kid in Sri Lanka Andy Bathgate would send a charter plane full of Garden Of Dream volunteers halfway around the world just to take it away and ensure the kid couldn't wear that atrocity.Anyway, the Observer-Dispatch decided to publish a piece on Holik. Holik had a solid though unspectacular hockey career and now sells firearms in the Czech Republic. For some reason this make him a "hockey hero" and...
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