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FLASHBACK: Kelly Kisio (2008)

Published on: 19th February, 2021

Originally aired November 8th, 2008 on WGBB's New York Hockey Talk.

The somewhat unheralded former Rangers captain Kelly Kisio was one of the hardest working Rangers ever. This guy never quit on the ice. The last Ranger to wear the "C" before Mark Messier arrived, Kisio was always a professional, and wore the Rangers sweater with pride- the same way he played the game. Coaching up in Calgary at the time of this interview, it was great to get a chance to catch up with this under-rated Ranger.

Host Rob Kowal welcomes former New York Rangers captain Kelly Kisio and begins by talking about wearing number 11 as captain for the Rangers, his feelings about the team and the passionate Rangers fans. Kelly discusses breaking into the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings after playing in Switzerland, playing with former Islanders head coach Ted Nolan, and how he found out about the trade that brought him to to the Rangers in 1988. Kelly also talked about some of his old Detroit Red WIngs teammates that were with the Rangers when he joined the team- including John Ogrodnik who Kelly teamed up with on a line along with Brian Mullin. Kisio talked about their special chemistry on and off the ice.

Kelly also discussed playing for Roger Neilson and where he ranks among the head coaches he played for during his career. Kelly also talked about what it meant to him wearing the C for the Rangers, and how he felt when he was traded to San Jose after spending so much time with the Rangers organization. Kelly then spoke about ending his career in Calgary, which led to a role head coach and GM for Calgary Hitman Western Hockey League, and some of his hopes for the future at the time.

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Rob Kowal

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Rob is the Executive Producer of WGBB's Sports Talk New York. While he still gets behind the mic from time to time to host the show, Rob mostly works behind the scenes helping to book guests, maintain the website and promote the show on social media.

Bill Donohue

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Bill's first vivid recollection of sports revolves around the magical seasons of 1969 – when the Mets, Knicks and Jets all won championships – and Bobby Cox was playing 3B for the Yankees. A history buff and ports “purist,” he enjoys the comparison of the eras and discussing those contrasting viewpoints. Bill is a benefactor of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and enjoys visiting the hallowed shrine to our national pastime whenever possible.

Gary Harding

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Gary is the owner and head writer for Isles Talk, an New York Islanders Blog. A season ticket holder for the Islanders since 1988, Gary was previously the president of the New York Islanders Booster Club. Gary is an avid supporter of the New York Mets, Long Island Ducks, New York Jets, Everton in the English Premier League, and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. An accomplished bowler, he achieved the perfection of a 300 game in May 1994. Gary is happily married and lives in Halesite, NY.

John Panarese

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John is a long time New York Islanders, Mets, Giants and Long Island Ducks fan. He has been an Islanders season tickets for about a dozen years, and has been to numerous Mets and Ducks games. While writing for a New York Islanders hockey blog, he generally enjoys talking and debating all things sports.

Andy Suekoff

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Andy is an in-game analyst for Stony Brook University Hockey, as well as an Ingest Coordinator for Encompass Digital Media in Stamford, CT. A graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, Andy was a play-by-play announcer for five NCAA Division I sports during his time as the school, and hosted a half hour weekly talk show, Bottom of the 6th. Andy is an avid fan of all the major sports, college football/basketball and MMA, specifically including the Yankees, Rangers, Jets and St. John’s.

Rob Cramer

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Rob combines his deep knowledge of sports along with a passion for the his pro New York teams. A fan of the Mets, Jets, Rangers and Knicks- Rob has an unbiased approach as host, often delivering harsh criticism of his favorite teams. Rob also hosts the Coffee with Cramer podcast.

Matt Fazelpoor

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Matt is a long-time media personality in New Jersey and the New York area. For the last decade, he has covered New Jersey news in a variety of roles for NJ 101.5 and NJ Biz. He is getting back to his roots and love of sports talk. In the 2000’s, he co-hosted the Pete and Faz Show with his longtime partner, Pete Feldman, on a bunch of early internet radio/podcasting platforms. Matt was also a host of the long-running Kult of Mets Personalities Podcast.

Pete Feldman

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Pete Feldman has studied Radio, TV, and Film at both Rowan University and and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. He has done update work, play by play, and color commentary for the Wilmington Blue Rocks, the William Paterson University Pioneers, and the Lakewood Blue Claws. Along with his partner Matt Fazelpoor, he has been part of the Pete and Faz Show since 2005. It has been a featured sports talk show on the New Jersey Sports Network and Blog Talk Radio.

Rob Zimmerman

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