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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Hot Stove Name That Ranger Quiz Answers

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Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz.

1. Mike Gartner was second on the team in goals, with 28, in 1993-94, even though he was traded to Toronto during the season.

2. Nick Fotiu was born on Staten Island.

3. Nick Beverly was traded to the Rangers for Vic Hadfield after the 1973-74 season.

4. Adam Graves briefly wore #11 before the Rangers acquired Mark Messier.

5. Troy Mallette racked up 305 penalty minutes in 1989-90, which is the Rangers’ single-season record.

6. Jean Ratelle led the NHL in even-strength goals in 1971-71, with 40.

7. Chris Drury was chosen by the Quebec Nordiques in the third round of the 1994 draft.

8. Frank Boucher led the Rangers in points in their first Stanley Cup-winning season of 1927-28, with 35 (in a 44-game season).

9. Blair Betts led the team in playoff scoring in 2005-06, with two points in their first-round loss to the Devils.

10. Glen Sather was traded to the Rangers from Pittsburgh for Syl Apps Jr.

So the Super Bowl has come and gone and despite the annual beerfest at my apartment, it managed to leave a few lasting albeit fuzzy impressions upon me.
First and foremost, the game rocked. After what I thought was the beginning of a blowout, Kurt Warner and his crew showed up to prove that the Cardinals weren’t just a Cinderella team that had played above it’s level. As hard as it is to believe, the Arizona Cardinals belonged in the Big Game.
The officiating was horrendous. I must admit it was fun at first, watching the Cardinals get screwed. Fun because I’ve been watching the Jets get hosed at the hands of the officials for years and it was nice to see someone else get “no respect” for once. Kind of a sour grapes type fun.

Maybe it was the beer, maybe it was the tequila, or …

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