The 16th Anniversary of the New York Rangers’ Stanley Cup Victory

June 14th, 2010 by Greg Caggiano Leave a reply »
Amidst a day where New York Rangers fans around the world will be celebrating the 16th anniversary of the famous drought ending championship of 1994, I offer no joy to you today. I have already seen it on Facebook and around the Rangers blogosphere, but how can anyone really be happy about it?

Sure it was an incredible moment in the franchise’s history, perhaps the single greatest shining moment this team, and possibly even the city, had experienced. I am not trying to downplay the significance of the moment, but rather, the significance of the moment today .

The Rangers are the only team who year after year honor their cup winning team. MSG Network shoves it down viewers throats every chance they get, and there are constantly in-studio guests from the 1994 team, as if they are trying to jam it at us further.

The New York Rangers have not won another Stanley Cup since 1994. They have not really accomplished anything at all in these 16 years, except for an exciting conference finals appearance in 1997. But since then, in those 13 years, the Rangers have made the playoffs only four times.

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