Tag Archives: Bill Cook

HARD HITS: A Father’s Day Hockey Celebration

By show of hands, how many fans got into hockey due to their Dad’s? It might not apply to all. But there are certainly plenty of hockey fans who love the sport because our fathers taught us about it. On … Continue reading

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Hurricanes storm past Rangers to capture Metro Division, Kreider wins Steven McDonald Award, Late comeback falls short, Copp and Panarin exit early for precaution, MSG broadcast disappoints

There’s a lot to get to tonight. In losing 4-3 to the Hurricanes despite being down both Artemi Panarin and Andrew Copp the final two periods, the Rangers gave a valiant effort. Your 2021-22 Steven McDonald Award Winner!!!!!#NYR pic.twitter.com/iaMJaWvuiZ — … Continue reading

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History Made: Panarin sets record for most assists by a Ranger forward, Kreider ties Cook on all-time franchise list

It’s been a history making year for the Rangers. In their latest win- a satisfying 6-3 triumph over the Islanders- Artemi Panarin made some history. The 30-year old Russian assisted on all three of Andrew Copp’s goals during the first … Continue reading

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The Good Copp gets a natural hat trick to highlight Rangers’ win over Islanders, Panarin adds four assists to hit career best 96 points, Strome gets number 20, Kreider ties Cook on all-time Rangers goal list

It was a good night in Elmont. A pretty memorable one for Andrew Copp. His natural hat trick in a great first period highlighted a Rangers’ 6-3 win over the Islanders at UBS Arena in Long Island. Since coming over … Continue reading

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NHL COVID restrictive measures leads to more cancellations, Canada closing its border, early Christmas Break, no Olympics, plus a look at hockey history nicknames

In predictable news that was expected, the NHL’s new COVID restrictive measures lead to more cancellations. With spikes in COVID due to the new Omicron variant, Canada also decided to close its border. That means no games between American teams … Continue reading

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Rangers Legend Rod Gilbert passes away at 80

When we are reminded of all-time great Rangers, Rod Gilbert is at the top of the list. A legendary player who spent 18 years in Manhattan, the popular Ranger passed away at 80 on Sunday evening. Mr. Ranger. A true … Continue reading

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Hard Hits Podcast: Cool Rangers stories, Yankees classic photos, sportscards and NHL 94

In the third episode of my new Hard Hits Podcast on YouTube, I get into a few different topics. With all the COVID-19 pandemic news, I give it an appropriate nickname while trying to keep things light with some cool … Continue reading

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Recognize The History: Classic Rangers teams, players and traditions need to come back

In thinking about the atmosphere at last Friday’s special celebration of the 25th Year Anniversary of the 1993-94 Stanley Cup champion New York Rangers, there’s one thing that still stands out. It’s not what you might think. Truth be told, … Continue reading

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Rangers surprise Hadfield on Ratelle Night

The 1994 #NYR Legends present Jean Ratelle with one of his game worn sweaters. pic.twitter.com/Aq0YMZ5fTS — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 25, 2018 Nobody does these ceremonies any better than The Garden. That’s been known for quite some time. When … Continue reading

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