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.
I don't have anything against Ranger fill in announcer John Giannone personally , but as a collector of vintage Hockey videos and a ardent follower of the TV Hockey announcers from the 60's to present, John Giannone comes across as a monotone company guy with no real passion for the game or the team he has been affiliated with for forever.
He does have a couple advantages over regular Rangers play by play announcer Sam Rosen.
Unlike Toucan Sam, Giannone knows the names of players on the visiting teams and can keep up with the action instead of editorializing like Sam does while scoring chances are happening live on the ice.
He also isn't as follicley challenged like Sam, who for some reason won't remove that horrible rug from his dome.
But enough about Sam. John Giannone has decided that "From the side" is an actual area on NHL rinks. So a fellow Ranger fan from HF boards AOWRanger decided to make a video commemorating Johnny G's work.
The video is quote memorable and has become somewhat of a You Tube sensation.
I think you will like it and enjoy it, especially from the side !
Ranger Crisis is a video blog hosted by The Mouth. Established in February 2009 Ranger Crisis was created to discuss New York Ranger Hockey from the fans point view as well as explore the lighter side of being a Ranger fan through a satirical lens. However, in this case the lens is being wielded by a 48 yr old boccalone who has been following the Rangers since he was 10 like it was a religion.
The Mouth also has more Complete Ranger games and Ranger archival footage 1952-1985 than any other person on the planet. The big guy from time to time will crank up the time machine and share these video gems with his fellow Ranger fans with the intent to hearken them back to the simpler days before salary cap and Gary Bettman.
So sit back and enjoy Blue Shirt fans as it's all beamed right onto your computer desk for your enjoyment. We wholeheartedly thank you for stopping by and most importantly as always say...