The New York Rangers, although nearly 90 years old, are famous for their tumultuous history. They've only won the Stanley Cup four times, and the organization's 54-year dry spell between their two victories in 1940 and 1994 is still one of professional sports’ longest championship droughts.
The Rangers’ limited success has diluted an otherwise rich history. But looking back through time, one of the things about the Rangers that sticks out is that there weren't many great leaders. And seeing as strong leadership is a must if a team is to succeed in this league, it’s not surprising the organization has struggled.
The teams in Rangers history that have actually impressed are the ones commanded by a true leader. It’s no surprise that the three best captains the Rangers ever had played during the team’s inaugural seasons, the early '70s or in 1994.
Today we’ll highlight them and their contributions to the Rangers organization. Read on to explore a bit of the Blueshirts’ history.