“Tricks of the Trade – A Century-Long Journey Through Every Trade Made In New York Rangers’ History,” a four-volume set of books that meticulously covers every trade made in franchise history, is now on sale.
All four volumes of the title can be purchased on Amazon.com and are presented in three different formats – eBook, paperback and hardcover.
To purchase Volume I: Conn Smythe (1926) – Craig Patrick (1986), visit Amazon.com
To purchase Volume II: Phil Esposito (1986) – Neil Smith (2000), visit Amazon.com
To purchase Volume III: Glen Sather (2000-2015), visit Amazon.com
To purchase Volume IV: Jeff Gorton (2015) – Chris Drury (2022), visit Amazon.com
For the purpose of this site, I’m only accepting orders for signed copies of the complete four-volume set.
Should you wish to purchase the volumes separately, Amazon has you covered.
Shipping prices have gone up over the last year. To reflect these changes, I’m only charging less than a nickel to ship these books out to you!
The price for all four volumes of the paperback version (all signed) is $100.
The price for all four volumes of the hardcover version (all signed) is $120.
I accept PAYPAL, VENMO and personal check. (International customers, please contact me at BULLSMC@aol.com for a shipping quote.)
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Furthermore, as an exclusive deal for readers of this website, if you haven’t purchased my first book, “The New York Rangers Rink of Honor and the Rafters of Madison Square Garden,” now a companion piece to this four-volume set, I am now running a 50% off sale on the one-year anniversary of that title.
For an extra $10, I will include a signed paperback version of “The New York Rangers Rink of Honor and the Rafters of Madison Square Garden” to your order.
For those who would like to pay by check, want a direct payment link (Paypal or Venmo) or have any other questions, please contact me at BULLSMC@aol.com.
You will receive a confirmation email once shipped.
Here is the Amazon.com description of all four volumes:
“Tricks of the Trade – A Century-Long Journey Through Every Trade Made In New York Rangers’ History,” is a four-volume set of books that cover EVERY SINGLE TRADE ever made in all of New York Rangers history.
All twelve Ranger general managers are extensively and chronologically covered throughout the course of this four-volume title, where during that time, nearly 700 trades and 3,000 players are discussed.
“Tricks of the Trade – A Century-Long Journey Through Every Trade Made In New York Rangers’ History,” simply put, is the only book of its kind – as it is the only title on the market today that covers the entire history of the New York Rangers.
From the author of “The New York Rangers Rink of Honor and the Rafters of Madison Square Garden” and “One Game at a Time – a Season to Remember;” “Tricks of the Trade – A Century-Long Journey Through Every Trade Made In New York Rangers’ History,” recaps every trade ever made in all of Rangers’ history and with no detail left unearthed.
This title is not just a list of trades. Instead, every trade made by every general manager in Rangers’ history is explored and then graded. Quotes, explanations on why these trades were made and what happened afterwards are featured during the four volumes.
From 1926-2022, “Tricks of the Trade” not only provides a deep look into Rangers’ history, but dives into the histories of nearly forty other NHL franchises too, including teams from both the past and the present.
“Tricks of the Trade” is a General Manager-by-General Manager journey, that not only discusses all of the Rangers’ general managers from franchise history, but also covers the eras of each men – and both the advantages and disadvantages that each general manager had – such as expansion, salary caps, second leagues, draft rights, home ice and more.
“Tricks of the Trade” also recounts the careers and lives of many men to have worn the familiar blue Rangers’ sweater. In addition to the stuff on the ice, “Tricks of the Trade” also takes a look at off-ice human interest stories, triumphs, tragedies and sensitive topics, including substance abuse, arrests, plane crashes, wars, concussions, diseases, mental health, pandemics, defections and more.
During the near one hundred years worth of Rangers’ history covered in “Tricks of the Trade,” you will relive the greatest hits and biggest misses from the inception of the Rangers throughout today, while also examining every other trade ever made.
Every player from every trade ever made receives full attention, including, but not limited to, players such as Mark Messier, Andy Bathgate, Harry Howell, Dave Kerr, Ryan Callahan, Martin St. Louis, Brian Leetch, Mike Richter, Doug Harvey, Igor Shestyorkin, Rick Nash, Adam Graves, Jean Ratelle, Brad Park, Phil Esposito, Ryan McDonagh, Emile Francis, Glen Sather, Eddie Giacomin, Scott Gomez, Bun Cook, Mika Zibanejad, Camille Henry, Jaromir Jagr, Gump Worsley, Rick Middleton, Bobby Carpenter and hundreds more.
Every era is also discussed in-detail, including “The Original Rangers,” “The Original Six Era,” “The Post World War II Era,” “The Emile Francis Era,” “The Core Four of 1994 Era,” “The Dark Ages,” “The Henrik Lundqvist Era,” “The Letter Era,” and the current era of today.
“Tricks of the Trade – A Century Long Journey Through Every Trade Made In New York Rangers History” is a book for anyone who not only wants to learn about Rangers’ history, but to completely understand the history of the franchise too.
Here are all four covers of the title:
Here’s a video preview of the title:
“Tricks of the Trade – A Century-Long Journey Through Every Trade Made In New York Rangers’ History” coming October 2022. #NYR pic.twitter.com/UOIMBbfrht
— BlueCollarBlueShirts (@NYCTheMiC) September 23, 2022
DATE OF TRADE: March 19th, 2002
RANGERS ACQUIRE: Rem Murray and Tom Poti
EDMONTON OILERS ACQUIRE: Mike York and a Fourth Round Pick of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft (#106 – Ivan Koltsov).
Glen Sather named as general manager of the New York Rangers
DATE OF TRADE: July 1st, 2019
RANGERS ACQUIRE: Third Round Pick of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft (#65 – Jayden Grubbe)
BUFFALO SABRES ACQUIRE: Jimmy Vesey
DATE OF TRADE: November 16th, 2018
RANGERS ACQUIRE: Ryan Strome
EDMONTON OILERS ACQUIRE: Ryan Spooner
DATE OF TRADE: July 17th, 2007
RANGERS ACQUIRE: Andrew Hutchinson, Joe Barnes and a Third Round Pick of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (#75 – Evgeny Grachev)
CAROLINA HURRICANES ACQUIRE: Matt Cullen
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