Thursday, November 12, 2009
Game Day: NY Rangers
In honor of Veterans' Day yesterday, we will forgo our usual comedic imagery in favor of this tribute to the U.S. Army Rangers who scaled the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy on D-Day.
An interesting fact: the New York Rangers are not named for the U.S. Army Rangers, but rather for the Texas Rangers. In the early part of the 20th century, the team was owned by a New Yorker whose nickname was "Tex." A local newspaperman began calling the team "Tex's Rangers" and the name stuck.
Will the Czar be on the ice or not? Will King Henrik be on the ice or not? And how is Gaborik's groin feeling? All these questions will be addressed tonight at Madison Square Garden.
Stay tuned to the Chronicle for a liveblog with myself and a guest Ranger fan tonight during the game.