Every week, we’ll rank the best players in local sports history by uniform/jersey number, in sets of 10. So with that said, let’s start from the top. Here are 99-90.
Most look like they haven’t aged, some look even younger than they did when they were active players, and some are still involved for the love of the game. Here’s a look at nine athletes over 50 who are still better and more athletic than you and who could beat you in anything.
The list of candidates to become next Rangers coach has grown to Alain Vigneault, Mark Messier, Lindy Ruff, Wayne Gretzky and Dallas Eakins.
Terrorist activities don’t work against us. Blast us and we blast back. Punch us and we punch back. We are brothers and sisters and we band together. That will never change.
Rick Nash’s ability to provide highlight-reel moments could soon make him the toast of New York.
A large part of Bettman’s role as commissioner is to successfully market the game, avoid labor unrest and protect the health of the league. He’s failed spectacularly in each of these areas throughout his tenure.
The 1988 trade of Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings changed hockey forever, by taking a regional sport to new markets in America.
Zach Parise’s decision to join his home state Minnesota Wild came as a blow to Devils fans, but it’s truly where he belongs.
The Rangers missed out on free agent defenseman Justin Schultz who is set to join the Edmonton Oilers.
Had Joe Sakic and Pavel Bure became Rangers in the their prime, it would have significantly changed the Blueshirts’ fortunes during a dark period.
The season was one of redemption and guts for the Devils after missing the playoffs a season ago. They have the stomach to win a game and extend the series, but any more than that seems way out of their reach.
In July, Brad Richards was the most coveted of free agents. His decision to join the Rangers has paid off for the player, team and Blueshirts fans.
Before Game 5, Jagr called over to the legendary Devils goalie, “Hey, Marty, how does it feel to be 40?” It must feel pretty good — Brodeur is moving on.
Gone are the days when NHL players could adequately police themselves. The game I love has now given way to ugly, vigilante justice.
Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra was sentenced Monday to three years in state prison in a grand theft auto case. Los Angeles County superior court judge Cynthia Ulfig sentenced Dykstra after refusing to allow him to withdraw a no-contest plea.