My longtime friend, John Halligan — who worked for the Rangers for 24 years, including many of those seasons while I was covering the team — along with Adam Raider and Russ Cohen, have a new book coming out, and it looks like one of those must-haves for Rangers fans.
It is called, simply, “100 Ranger Greats” and published by Wiley, to be released in October.
“In 1926, hockey fans welcomed the New York Rangers to the NHL. Since then, more than 900 players have worn the colors of the Rangers and won the devotion of fans in New York and beyond. 100 Ranger Greats (Wiley; October 5, 2009; Hardcover; 978-0-470-73619-7) is about the best of the best of these players—the legends of yesteryear and the heroes of today, the men whose accomplishments on the ice have thrilled fans for over eight decades. Through research and personal interviews, and with the addition of over 200 color and black and white photos, 100 Ranger Greats presents personal profiles that combine statistics with personal and funny stories that give fans a real sense of the man behind the player.
“A richly illustrated history and a fascinating and entertaining look at a cast of colorful characters, 100 Ranger Greats is a must for every Ranger fan who wants to know their team and its history better, this is the book.”
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In my “other” job — you know, the one I get paid to do — I wrote a column for The Journal News and LoHud.com today about an inspirational 21-year-old hero who went into a raging fire three times to try to find a missing friend. You can read it here.