Monday, January 31, 2011

"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" as Rangers Go with Youth

The Mouth is a real avid movie buff, besides being a insanely rabid fan of the Blueshirts.

Recently he found himself musing that the current Ranger situation is somewhat like the 1945 film  "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn."

A Tree grows in Brooklyn is about a idealistic young girl named Francie who has a luckless father who also is an alcoholic.

Despite all the dysfunction around her she still remains extremely optimistic and even finds comedy despite all the hardships that befall her and her family.

The worst of which is when their favorite tree is taken down located right outside their window.

Francie plants seeds in hopes of growing a new tree, and with all the odds   against another tree growing in Brooklyn, one does !

The Ranger fan has remained steadfast and loyal through a decade of Glen Sather's buffoonery and finally in 2011 it looks like the Rangers might be turning the corner to success with their massive infusion of youth.

I think "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" is a perfect parable on how we Ranger fans have felt for years and finally now with the arrival of all the young players featured in the video below the seeds have been planted.

Perhaps we will get a chance to see our tree grow on 33rd street in Manhattan.


  1. Hi Mouth,

    Hello, first thanks for compiling this wonderful content. I was wondering if you could help me. I am trying to find the intro that the Rangers used when they were on WOR-TV in the 1970s that using the Rangers Victory Song. It wasn't in the traditional band format, but more of rocked-out, synthesizer version.

    Any assistance would be sincerely appreciated (audio or video format).


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    "The Green Bay Packers Board of Directors is the organization that serves as the owner of record for the Green Bay Packers football club. The Packers have been a publicly owned, non-profit corporation since August 18, 1923."

    That's right, a board of directors type of ownership where anybody, anywhere who wants the Coyotes to stay in Glendale can purchase a stake into the team. Best of all, the taxpayers of Glendale (especially the ones who don't support the team) don't have to fork over a single penny if they don't want to. Remember, if the taxpayers are not paying for it, then Goldwater backs off.

    I know that the NHL board of governors are not crazy about a Green Bay Packers type of ownership, but if they (and the Glendale city council) really want the Coyotes to stay, then they have no choice but to make an exception to the Coyotes and allow them to have a board of directors type of ownership.

    So for those of you who want the Coyotes to stay, spread the word. Get this message posted to as many places as possible while there's still time and if you can get this message to Gary Bettman and the B.O.G., that's even better. With everybody's help, the Coyotes will be saved! So spread the word right now or watch the Coyotes relocate to Winnipeg or Kansas City instead.