Due to the 2010 Winter Olympics being held in Vancouver and the necessary renovations at
But the Canucks have it easy compared to the old New York Rangers, who for years and years were forced out of Madison Square Gardens every spring because the circus came to town. The Rangers would actually play Stanley Cup playoffs home games in the opposition team's rink, or if possible at a neutral site, usually Boston!
As you can imagine that amounted to absolutely nothing in the home ice advantage category, although that didn't stop them from winning the Stanley Cup in 1928 with all games in Montreal, or in 1933 or 1940 when all but one game were played in Toronto. The Rangers also had to play home games on the road while in the Cup finals in 1932 and 1937, losing both times.
And you can't forget 1950 where the Blueshirts also played their "home" games in Toronto and still came within a crossbar of winning the Cup over Detroit ...
Post a Comment