Man combines Mark Messier, Sept. 11 tribute in strange back tattoo

What do Mark Messier and the Sept. 11 tragedy have to do with each other? Not much, aside from the fact that both have a place in New York history. But one man honored both Messier and Sept. 11 in a giant back tattoo, and it's all a little much to take in.From the picture, it seems possible that the man had the Messier tattoo done first, which would make sense considering Messier...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers fan honors Mark Messier, remembers 9/11 in one tattoo (pic)

In a kind of tattoo that just begs the question, “What exactly was your motivation?”, a New York Rangers fan simultaneously — and strangely — paid tribute to the iconic Mark Messier and the tragic events of 9/11 in one bizarre piece of body art. There's a lot to unpack here. — mike toole (@miketoole) February 3, 2016   Um, okay. Somehow...
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QUIZ: Most NHL All-Star Game appearances

Twenty-two players have appeared in the NHL All-Star Game at least nine times. How many can you name?
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This Week in Flyers History: Week ending January 3

December 31, 1997 As the schedule has normally placed the Flyers on a West coast swing over the holidays for many years, the 1997-98 season was no different. After an uninspiring loss in Calgary, 5-2, and a tough 3-1 win in Edmonton, the Flyers looked to close out the trip in Vancouver on a winning note. I think an 8-0 drubbing would do the trick. In a game that gave you plenty...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Rangers fans fight after Lundqvist tosses stick into stands

Henrik Lundqvist is probably the most popular Rangers player since Mark Messier was making good on guarantees and skating the Stanley Cup around the Madison Square Garden ice.But after what went down on Tuesday night in New York, it may be safe to say Ranger Nation has never been as passionate about a Blueshirter as it is with Lundqvist right now.After making 33 saves and collecting...
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November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Girardi leads Rangers to win, passes Messier in process

The start of this season has not been seamless for Dan Girardi and the New York Rangers.After 10 games, both the player and team hope their games are rounding into shape."He's coming along," New York coach Alain Vigneault said after Girardi broke a tie late in the second period in New York's 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames.Girardi passed Mark Messier for 10th on the Rangers' career...
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October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Girardi's second-period goal lifts Rangers over Flames 4-1

NEW YORK (AP) Dan Girardi broke a tie late in the second period on a night when he passed Mark Messier for 10th on the Rangers' all-time games played list and New York beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Sunday. Oscar Lindberg, Kevin Klein and Derick Brassard also scored. The Rangers (6-2-2) have won three of their last five and earned points in all five games. Antti Raanta made 22 saves...
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October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers' 1994 Stanley Cup rink is on the auction block

New York Rangers fans didn't have to suffer quite as long as Chicago Cubs fans between championships.Their wait was 54 years between Stanley Cup victories. From 1940 to 1994.And now, someone willing to dip into their wallets is in position to own the very rink — or pieces of it — that the team defeated the Vancouver Canucks on in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden to capture the...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

(De)Constructing Contenders: Stanley Cup Arms Race – Part 1 (1991-1995)

  (Click Here for Full Size Image) As we saw yesterday, teams during the dynasty era primarily built their clubs through the draft and other young players.  Each of the three main organizations went about this task in a slightly different way – Montreal through acquiring picks in trades, the Islanders by using their own, and Edmonton through a series of claims and good first...
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

(De)Constructing Contenders: Stanley Cup Dynasty Years (1976-1990)

  (Click Here for Full Size Image) Have you ever wondered how the great dynasties of the 1970s and 80s were created?  There’s no doubt they had great players, with nine future Hall of Famers on Montreal’s rosters (ten if you count Roy in ’86), five from the Islanders, and another six from the Oilers.  Even the Calgary Flames, the only team to crash the party during this...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Mike Modano get dropped from a stretcher

When the New York Rangers played the Dallas Stars on Feb. 26, 1994, Mike Modano skated into the Rangers defensive zone. As he crossed the blue line, he received the puck, looked down, and was nstantly met by Rangers captain Mark Messier. Modano went down in a heap, and appeared to be knocked out from the blow to the head.Modano had to be carried off the ice on a stretcher. But as...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Sather Steps Aside; Gorton Era Begins

On Wednesday, the Rangers announced that Jeff Gorton was named as the 11th General Manager in the history of the NY Rangers, replacing Glen Sather who has been in the position since 2000. Sather turns 72 in September and rumors of him stepping down have been rampant in recent years, especially after Mark Messier was named as Sather’s “special assistant.” Sather leaves the...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago's Jonathan Toews wins Messier Leadership Award

LAS VEGAS (AP) Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has won the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award for his commitment to charities and service. Toews accepted the award Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas. Toews participates in several off-ice endeavors with the Blackhawks, including Make-A-Wish Foundation activities and other charities back home in Winnipeg...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Toews Wins Messier Leadership Award

Jonathan Toews was named the winner of the 2015 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone, beating out Andrew Ladd and Ryan Getzlaf. The post Jonathan Toews Wins Messier Leadership Award appeared first on Committed Indians.
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Your 2015 Stanley Cup Final Announcing Schedule

2015 Stanley Cup Final Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks TV USA NBC- Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire NBC Studio- Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones Streaming- NBC Live Extra Canada CBC – Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy; Reporters: Scott Oake, Christine Simpson CBC Studio- George Stroumboulopoulos, Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey, Mike Johnson, Nick...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Messier, Gretzky ... Brassard? Center enjoys historic night after challenge from coach

Derick Brassard is not the type of player who frequently draws comparisons to some of the game's greats such as Mark Messier and Wayne Gretzky. In fact, the talk about Brassard ahead of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday was more about his meeting with coach Alain Vigneault early in the day.  According to, Brassard and teammate Derek Stepan both earned an invitation...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5|27|15

The Rangers dominated Game 6 in Tampa, beating the Lightning 7-3 in what became a blowout in the third period. The series is now tied at 3 games apiece, and a decisive Game 7 will be played on Friday in New York. The Rangers yet again silenced their critics by scoring an abundance of goals in a lopsided game, just as they did in Game 4. The seven goals scored by New York are the...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers 7, Tampa Bay 3

The New York Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 7-3 to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals. For a box score, click here. the city is going to be nuts on friday. can’t wait. — Neill Fowler (@NYRblogneill) May 27, 2015 OK, this has already been a strange series. This one… I don’t know how I’m not writing a season eulogy. Even in a 7-3 game...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

#Elimin8ted: Rangers fans let Ovie have it after guarantee goes up in smoke

In looking back, Alexander Ovechkin's Game 7 guarantee was doomed to backfire. After all, he plays in Washington, where a politician's promise is about as air tight as the Edmonton Oilers defense. And he was guaranteeing a win in New York, where Mark Messier became "The Messiah" after delivering on his own guarantee (then going on to deliver a Stanley Cup in 1994) and Joe Namath...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin Guarantees Game 7 Win Vs. Rangers (Video)

Alexander Ovechkin has never played in an Eastern Conference final, but he’s very confident it will happen this season. The Washington Capitals captain channeled his inner Mark Messier after losing Game 6 on Sunday night and guaranteed a win in Tuesday’s Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. Alex Ovechkin still confident: "The character of this group, it shows a lot. We gonna come...
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

He's a tough Ladd: Jets captain to undergo surgery in light of Messier nomination

Jets’ captain Andrew Ladd must have quite the pain threshold. While speaking on a media conference call about his recent nomination for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, Ladd revealed that the sports hernia he suffered during winter of the regular season will require surgery, which he will undergo Friday in St. Louis. Despite having to regularly miss team skates in order to...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 5/5/15

MONTREAL, QC – MAY 03: Brandon Prust #8 of the Montreal Canadiens skates in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 3, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6-2 and take a 2-0 lead in the series. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Toews Named Messier Award Finalist

On Monday afternoon, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was named one of three finalists for the 2014-15 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. The other two finalists are former Blackhawk and current Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd and Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf. The selection of the three finalists and winner are made by Mark Messier. The post Jonathan Toews Named...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Served As Rangers Captain Between Mark Messier And Chris Drury?

Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh hasn’t donned the “C” for long, but he joins an elite group of leaders in the New York organization. The first-year captain was handed the reins after forward Ryan Callahan was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for veteran Martin St. Louis last season at the trade deadline. Callahan earned the “C” after Chris Drury — who served...
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Defenseman is the Odd Man Out for the Playoffs? by @DXTraeger

Mark Messier at the NYSE Imitating Ray Shero at the Deadline by Buying & Selling Shares of Mark Messier-Brand EgoBefore we launch into the debate of which Penguin defenseman rides the pine for the post-season, a "How We Got Here" summary is important to understand the background and gravity of the situation facing both Mike Johnston and Jim Rutherford.The legacy of the Ray Shero...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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