Mark Rosenman con Before 94: The Story of the 1978-79 New York Rangers
Before 94: The Story of the 1978–79 New York Rangers is an entertaining look back at one of the most beloved teams in the franchise's storied history. It recounts their exciting and unpredictable run to the Stanley Cup Finals with firsthand accounts from many of the players who will forever remain in the hearts of the Blueshirt faithful.Mark Rosenman and Howie Karpin chronicle each game of the magical season when Fred “The Fog” Shero, in his first season behind the bench, took the team all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. Key players such as captain Dave Maloney, his brother Don, Ron Duguay, Hall of Famer Phil Esposito, WHA imports Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson, and John Davidson, the goalie who stood on his head while the Madison Square Garden faithful chanted “JD” share their memories of all the great moments including the playoff battles with Shero's former Broad Street Bullies team from Philadelphia and the epic showdown with their rival New York Islanders en route to the Finals against the Montreal Canadiens.Before 94 is a loving tribute to the team that formed the foundation for a generation of Rangers fans. Eddie "EJ" Johnstone, Walt Tkaczuk, Pat "Hitch" Hickey, Wayne Thomas, Steve "Sarge" Vickers, Bobby "SheCat" Sheehan, Ron Greschner, and others also recall that magical season. It’s the story of a team with an abundance of young talent with just the right mix of veteran leadership that allowed them to overachieve and capture the attention of the Big Apple. It’s all here—the highs and the lows, the inspiring victories, the devastating losses, and the funny moments along the way.