The Rangers Rise to the Stanley Cup Finals

Thursday, June 05, 2014

New York Rangers celebrate a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden (Getty Images)

The New York Rangers are competing for hockey's Stanley Cup for the first time since 1994! Budd Mishkin, correspondent for "One on 1 with Budd Mishkin" at NY1 News, discusses the team's unlikely journey to the playoffs and the series against the Los Angeles Kings and its fanbase, which remains devoted despite mismanagement.



Budd Mishkin

Comments [7]


It perturbs me how only now that NY is in the final round all of a sudden we have hockey "mania". I have been trying to watch the playoffs from the start and have been left to watch live glitchy streams from Russia to catch NY games. Now of course that NY is in the final round, NBC is broadcasting the games. (I don't have cable.) Why is only the final round broadcast on regular TV? Because there is not enough of an interest in hockey... unless the big trophy is at stake.
In Canada, all hockey games are broadcast, year round, on basic TV. No cable required.
I AM CANADIAN. I AM A HABS FAN. (Don't mean to offend... it's just in our DNA to proclaim this at all times.)

Jun. 05 2014 01:58 PM
Hockeyfan from NYC

Not nice to talk so long about baseball during what is supposed to be a segment on the New York Rangers and the awesome sport of ICE HOCKEY. Booooooooo!

Jun. 05 2014 12:07 PM


Brian is to be commended for his ecumenical approach to news that includes such inconsequential matters as professional sports.
Jun. 05 2014 11:47 AM]]


Jun. 05 2014 11:59 AM
Blackhawks fan

Hockey is the best of the four major sports because the action is nearly non-stop. Baseball has its batters readjusting their gear between every pitch, football has a million tv timeouts and of course in basketball the final two minutes of a game takes a half hour to play out.

Also, the strength and skill of a hockey player, to skate full speed, control the puck and fight off a defender...AND THEN to even attempt a very exciting.

Jun. 05 2014 11:52 AM
john from office

Hockey will become more popular with high definition TV. It was too hard to follow the puck in the old days. Also, they need to reflect NYC more. Maybe some Dominicans, YES THAT'S THE ANSWER "DOMINICANS ON ICE!!!!!"

The Zambonis will be double parked!!

Jun. 05 2014 11:52 AM


With all of the important news out there, it's outrageous and disgraceful that you would choose to squander precious and valuable airtime to discuss the NY Rangers.

Have you no shame? Have you no sense of decency?

Jun. 05 2014 11:49 AM

Brian is to be commended for his ecumenical approach to news that includes such inconsequential matters as professional sports.

Jun. 05 2014 11:47 AM

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