A Mighty Morphin’ Power Ranking

Photo: Entertainment Weekly

Millennials rejoice, Power Rangers is back.

On Wednesday, Netflix dropped a nostalgia bomb with a minute and a half trailer of Power Rangers: Once and Always:

If you’re of a certain age, Power Rangers was your number one show for a significant chunk of your childhood. You always had your favorite ranger when playing with your friends, the prop belt was your favorite accessory, and you hated that bitch Rita Repulsa.

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve ranked; now seems like a great time to rank our favorite Rangers.

5. Henrik Lundqvist

I mean c’mon, 15 years betwixt the pipes in one of the biggest media markets in the NHL.

A gold medal win in the 2006 Winter Olympics with Sweden, a 92% career save percentage, and 64 shutouts.

4. Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez

Thirteen seasons in Texas and one of the greatest nicknames of all time.

During his time in Texas, Pudge won the 1999 MVP, thirteen Gold Gloves, and has his famous number seven retired.

3. Mark Messier

Messier was such a great Ranger, they brought him back for a second stint with the team, making it 10 total seasons in New York.

He brought a Stanley Cup to the franchise in 1994, it’s first in 54 years.

2. Nolan Ryan

One of the greatest pitchers not only in Rangers, but baseball history.

The longevity in itself puts Ryan high on our list. He made his MLB debut in 1966, and threw his last pitch in a major league game in 1993.

The man was at the tail end of his career in Texas and still averaged 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings from ages 42-46.

1. Stockton Graves

This is a gimme. One of the biggest name to ever come out of the esteemed educational institution of higher learning, Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Graves joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) in 1997, culminating with a career-defining win in the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in 2006.

In 2011, Graves decided to let the rest of the PRCA have some, and retired to become the head rodeo coach as his alma mater.

We’re all ready for the Power Rangers reboot, it surely won’t be terrible. I’m just not sure if we can all wait until April 19th; until then we’ll just have to survive on all of the memories from our favorite Rangers.


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