The NHL lockout has been in effect for more than two months now, and so, with no actual games to report on, we’re going to link to a different hockey video every day until a new CBA is reached. Today: the better of the two 1994 Rangers highlight videos.
There were two video cassettes about the 1994 Rangers released after the team won its first title in 54 years: The official Stanley Cup champions film, like the one that gets made for every title winner, and one produced by MSG Network titled Oh Baby! after announcer John Davidson’s trademark call. Fans who no longer have VHS players — or who have worn out their copies of the tapes — can get the first of those on DVD as part of a box set of games from that playoff run.
But the other has never been released on DVD, so bless YouTube user rocky356744 for uploading it in its entirety so as to preserve the film in the digital age. We’d always preferred MSG’s video, which tells the story of the team’s entire 1993-94 campaign, regular season included. Seriously, eighteen years later, and we still can’t hear the song “Right Now” by Van Halen without picturing Mark Messier climbing over the boards of Brendan Byrne Arena with his team trailing 2-0 in Game 6 of the Devils series.
And so on Day 66 of the NHL lockout, here’s a look back at the greatest season in New York Rangers history. Enjoy.