Before the New York Rangers even played a game in the franchise’s most memorable season, they gathered for a video session that was intended to manifest their forthcoming greatness.

“That 1993-94 season, we started out with a film of the parade of the Canyon of Heroes,” goalie Mike Richter recalled on a recent phone call with, part of Network. “It was kind of spliced in with some of the highlights from the Rangers, but it was the Mets’ parade from ‘86 that we were watching. It sort of helped drive home the enormity of winning in a place like New York City. I thought, as great as that looked, it was hard to imagine how amazing it is in real life.”

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