Retire Frank Boucher’s 7

Messier, Leetch, Howell, Gilbert, Graves, Bathgate and others were all great Rangers, but NO ONE comes close to having the legacy that Frank Boucher had with the New York Rangers.

At the beginning of the 2014-2015 season, when I first launched this blog, I was reading a book by Stan Fischler. In the book, he mentioned that ex-Ranger lifer, Frank Boucher, wrote an autobiography. I immediately went to and found “When the Rangers Were Young”, by Frank Boucher, on sale, for pennies on the dollar. A few days later, I devoured the book like a kid seeing ice cream for the first time.

I was hooked from that day forth. While I knew the name of Frank Boucher, I never knew who the guy really was. As you read these words, which I’m writing on 2/1/18, I feel like I know the guy somewhat. I’ve been lucky enough to talk with his family, have Boucher heirlooms sent to me, and most importantly, work with the family to justify an overdue wrong – the omission of Frank Boucher from the M$G rafters.

In these last few seasons, I’ve been in contact with several people within the Rangers and M$G organization and have put the Boucher family in contact with those people. With my grass roots campaign to get Frank Boucher’s #7 retired/honored at M$G, I’ve seen other bloggers and even reporters follow suit. I am not looking for any credit. However, make no bones about it, nothing would make me happier in M$G, short of a Rangers Stanley Cup victory, than looking up and seeing Boucher’s 7 hanging there. And once that happens, the campaign for Bill Cook begins!

My quest to see Boucher get his honor has been a long one. I’m just one fan. I don’t make any decisions for the team. (Obviously.) In the following links below, you can chronicle my journey to see the greatest Ranger ever, get the recognition he so surely deserves.


The Legacy Of The Greatest Ranger of All Time Frank Boucher & My Trek To Kemptville, Ontario: My Time & Meeting With The Family of Frank Boucher, The Baird’s, Exclusive Boucher Memorabilia and HHOF Photos & Another Plea For The Rangers To Retire Frank Boucher’s #7 Jersey

Don’t Let History Be Forgotten! Time for The Rangers to Finally Honor The Greatest Ranger Ever, Frank Boucher

 Help Get Frank Boucher into the Rafters

Top 90 Rangers List Flawed, A History Lesson For Larry Brooks & More

More Love For Frank Boucher (PUT HIM IN THE MSG RAFTERS)

 Frank Boucher’s Family Reaches Out

Frank Boucher Update: The Boucher Family Shares Exclusive Pictures/Heirlooms From Frank Boucher’s Career, The Latest Update on Trying To Get The Rangers To Notice The Greatest Ranger Of Them All, The Frank Boucher Award & More

Frank Boucher “When The Rangers Were Young” Book Review

Visiting Frank Boucher’s Grave & More (11/29/18 NYR vs OTT Game Review Blog)

Bonus Blogs:

The “LOST YEARS” of the New York Rangers: A Year-by-Year Look at the “86” in the 4-86 Rangers Stanley Cup Record. All 90 Years of NY Ranger Hockey & Key Figures Explored, Explaining Why The Rangers Only Have Four Stanley Cups & Much More in PART ONE (1926-1942)

Guest Blog: The Legacy Of the Greatest Ranger of Them All, Frank Boucher by Greg Oliver

Sean McCaffrey

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