New York Rangers Daily Dose: Gordie Howe, NHL, Mark Messier


Welcome back to Blue Line Station’s latest edition of New York Rangers Daily Dose.

Here’s a few happenings in the world of the NHL today:

Hockey great Gordie Howe resting comfortably after latest medical treatment-

Nov 14, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; (Editors note: Caption correction) Gordie Howe is congratulated during the second period as the Vancouver Canucks host the San Jose Sharks at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The legendary Gordie Howe was featured in an article by Ken Campbell, regarding his health. On Monday night, the Hall of Famer participated in an experimental treatment to aid in his recovery after falling victim to a serious stroke In October, 2014. His son, Hall of Famer Mark Howe, gave an optimistic statement saying his father “…is comfortable and happy”.

We wish Mr. Hockey the best and hope for a healthy recovery.

Top NHL Cities- Chicago

If you are a undecided hockey fan and looking to settle down in a city that has the best appeal to the sport, then you may want to consider becoming a Penguins fan and living in Pittsburgh, PA.

According to a report by, they ranked 74 U.S. major cities using certain key factors (i.e. team performance, costs, fan engagement). Based on their findings, they determined the best and worst cities to feed a person’s NHL fandom.

Here is the original article posted by 2015’s Best & Worst Cities for Hockey Fans

Just to let you know, New York ranked 26th on their list. The two cities in the Stanley Cup Final, Chicago was ranked ninth and Tampa Bay was ranked fourth.

Don’t take our word for it, read it yourself.

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  • NHL Rule Changes, Again?-

    Didn’t we just go through this at the beginning of the season?

    Well, the NHL feels there is still room for changes to the game and remain unapologetic for thinking so.

    Elliotte Friedman reports that the NHL competition committee is in discussions about changing the goalies equipment, but this time targeting the their jerseys. Based on the article, their reasoning is to help reduce an unfair advantage for goalies that may be wearing oversized “protective” gear, when it could be helping to stop goals.

    He also cites the committee’s concern that this season’s goalie save percentage (.915) and goals against average (2.52) may not be good for the game.

    Other modifications to the game of hockey were mentioned as being discussed, nothing concrete. Click on the above link to read more.

    The Captain impressed by the McDavid-

    Oct 9, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers great

    Wayne Gretzky


    Mark Messier

    watch the action against the Calgary Flames in the first period at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Chris LaFrance-USA TODAY Sports

    When the Captain speaks, you listen. That’s probably how the highly-touted NHL prospect Conor McDavid felt when legendary Hall of Famer Mark Messier took time to grab a bite to eat with the young man.

    From his conversations, Messier imparted some wisdom from his playing days and how much social media (i.e. twitter) has played a big part in today’s NHL.

    The Captain came away impressed by McDavid with his humble, down-to earth attitude and his knowledge of the game, virtues he saw in a young Wayne Gretzky, when they both were teammates.

    And that’s the Daily Dose for today.

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