NY Rangers Tickets At The Madison Square Garden
New York (NY) Rangers, one of the two professional ice hockey teams from New York, is based at the Madison Square Garden (MSG). In fact, the history of the NY Rangers started during the 1926-27 season when the National Hockey league (NHL) granted Madison Square Garden a franchise. Initially, the team came to be popularly called ‘Tex’s Rangers’ by the sportswriters of the day, after G.L. ‘Tex’ Rickard, then president of MSG, who arranged to assemble and build a team of talented players. This team was later officially named the New York Rangers. The Initial Years And After
Rickard brought in Conn Smythe of University of Toronto to help build the team. The top line consisted of Frank Boucher and Bill Cook, the future Hall of Famers, and Cook’s brother Bun. Ivan “Ching” Johnson, another Hall of Famer, along with Taffy Abel formed the defence, and the second line consisted of winger Murray Murdoch.
Smythe, however, exited before the start of the first season due to disagreements with the MSG management, and Lester Patrick, one of professional hockey’s pioneers, took over the team. Thanks to Boucher, the NY Rangers won their first Stanley Cup in the 1927-28 season – the last time any team in the NHL performed such a feat in their sophomore year.
With their innovative tactics and clean play, the NY Rangers reached four finals in six years. With the Rangers missing their playoffs only once and falling lower than third place only twice in their first 16 seasons, Madison Square Garden was the place to be when the Rangers were playing. The New Yorkers loved where their favourite team was heading.
Boucher followed Patrick as the coach of the Rangers, and the same season, 1939-40, they won the Stanley Cup again. The NY Rangers won their third Stanley cup, 54 years later, during the 1993-94 season. The Rangers also have three Prince of Wales Trophies – which is an NHL trophy awarded to the Eastern Conference (formerly the Wales Conference) playoff champions – under its belt, which they won during the 1931-32, 1941-42, and the 1993-94 seasons.
In addition, twice, for the 1991-92 and the 1993-94 seasons, the Rangers have also won the President’s Trophy – presented by the NHL to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. The Venue
There have been four Madison Square Gardens in history, and the third MSG became the home of the NY Rangers in 1926. In 1968, the Rangers moved to the fourth MSG and still call it their home. This MSG, the most beautiful arena in the world unquestionably, has a seating capacity of 18,200 for hockey.
Like all great teams, NY Rangers have also honoured their great players, the legends of the game, by retiring their jersey numbers and hanging these numbers from the rafters of the MSG – until eternity.
NY Rangers tickets are always at a premium, and need to be booked well in advance of the games. You can arrange your NY Rangers tickets from licensed agents, such as Reedstickets.com.
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