The Kings and Rangers played in an outdoor game in 1991

The Caesar’s Palace parking lot game

In the 1991-92 pre season the NHL experimented with an exhibition game between the Rangers and the LA Kings in 85 degree heat…

Jaromir Jagr left in the 2nd with an injury (Tom Turk/The Hockey Writers)

2012 Winter Classic: Flyers Lose Heartbreaker to Rangers 3-2

In what will go down as a Dickensian weekend for the Philadelphia Flyers and their fans, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” In what […]

by · January 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
Veteran Mike Rupp came up big for the Rangers in the Winter Classic (Tom Turk/THW)

Winter Classic: Mike Rupp the Hero as Rangers Down Flyers 3-2

Rupp, who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins in last year’s rainy Winter Classic at Heinz Field, gave a pre-game speech to his teammates about the importance of a quick start. Speaking from experience, he said the unique environment surrounding the event sometimes takes a while to adjust to.

by · January 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
Fantasy Hockey Chutes And Ladders: A Happy New Year?

Fantasy Hockey Chutes And Ladders: A Happy New Year?

We have survived many calamities this early fantasy hockey season but now comes the next January edition of “Chutes And Ladders”. Riding the fortunes of a fantasy hockey team can […]

Winter Classic Brings Us Back to What Sports Are All About

Winter Classic Brings Us Back to What Sports Are All About

It’s no secret that professional sports involve many features that are separate from the actual performance of the athletes. Whether it is having a sponsor for a certain portion of […]

by · January 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
(Tom Turk/THW)

Winter Classic Preview: Rangers Want to Shut Down Giroux Line

PHILADELPHIA — A softspoken 23-year old-nicknamed “G”.  A charistmatic veteran with 1630 career points.  A gritty in-your-face winger with over a thousand penalty minutes.  They aren’t your everyday top line, […]

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Winter Classic 2013: Octopi Detroit

We are just a few hours away from the 2012 NHL Winter Classic brought to us by Bridgestone yet before the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers even take […]

Success of the Winter Classic Highlights Failures of the NHL

Success of the Winter Classic Highlights Failures of the NHL

“You don’t sell the steak, you sell the sizzle…” It’s a weathered cliché, all too familiar for anyone with even the most basic business training. And yet, somewhere around 2004, […]

(Tom Turk/THW)

Winter Classic: By the Numbers

[The Hockey Writers will be providing full coverage of the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. Senior correspondents Justin Johnson (@JustinTHW) and Mike Colligan (@MikeColligan) will be covering all the action […]

by · December 31, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, The Business of Hockey, Winter Classic
Winter Classic 2012 Preparations: Photos

Winter Classic 2012 Preparations: Photos

Here are some images from the 2012 Winter Classic. All images were taken by The Hockey Writers, specifically Tom Turk. While The Hockey Writers maintains ownership of these images – […]

by · December 31, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, News/Commentary, Philadelphia Flyers
Stringing Things Together: Caps Beat Sabres, Gain Momentum to End the Year in Columbus

Stringing Things Together: Caps Beat Sabres, Gain Momentum to End the Year in Columbus

Playing it simple and taking advantage of teams’ mistakes earned the Capitals consecutive wins, thanks to a 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres Friday night. This is the first time […]

by · December 30, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers, Washington Capitals
New York Rangers bolstered by Blue Line Benefits

New York Rangers bolstered by Blue Line Benefits

With a crunching 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals, New York Rangers coach John Tortorella commented on his defense, “I wouldn’t say it was defensive. I’d say it’s some brain-dead […]

by · December 30, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, New York Rangers, Winter Classic