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2014-15 New York Rangers Schedule Released

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For the full schedule, click here.

The Rangers longest road trip will be five games (March 4-14). They will also have two four game road trips.

The Blueshirts will face the Islanders and Hurricanes fives times, while playing the remaining Metro Division teams just four.

They have 13 back-to-back games.

Training camp opens September 18th.

Schedule highlights:

10/12 – Rangers @ Blue Jackets – Can’t wait to see who Rick Nash fights this time. Hell, I’m just looking forward to him finally playing with emotion again.

10/25 – Rangers @ Canadiens – Might want to call this one “Retribution Game.” I wouldn’t be surprised if this one got ugly. Assuming Carey Price will be looking to slash out Chris Kreider’s legs, while Brandon Prust might want to keep his head up, just in case someone wants to “accidentally on purpose” take him out. How great would it be if the entire Rangers team sat in the stands to watch the Canadiens morning skate.

11/11 – Rangers vs. Penguins – Henrik Lundqvist would be smart to bring a squeegee with him into the crease as I’m assuming Sidney Crosby will be looking for some water bottle revenge.

11/26 – Rangers @ Lightning – St. Louis returns to Tampa. I know St. Louis left on bad terms, but I’d lose all respect for the Lightning fan base if he wasn’t greeted with a heroes welcome.

12/13 – Rangers @ Canucks – Rangers face their old coach Tortore…oh wait, never mind.

1/8/15 – Rangers @ Kings – First meeting since facing each other in the Stanley Cup Final. Thankfully, regular season games can’t go into double overtime.

3/2/15 – Rangers vs. Predators – Michael Del Zotto returns to New York. Pre-game highlight video of his greatest turnovers?

3/10/15 – Rangers @ Islanders – With the Islanders moving to Brooklyn in 2015, this will be the Rangers final regular season game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Listen, the place was a dump, but I’m sorry to say the atmosphere at the Coliseum for Rangers/Islanders games is so much more intense than at MSG. The arena is always 50/50 split between fan bases and no suits. Just real fans. I have to admit, I’m going to miss the electricity of the rivalry at the Coliseum.

Obviously there’s going to be a few more games to circle on the schedule depending on where Ryan Callahan signs and if some of the Rangers UFAs end up going elsewhere.

Thoughts…

…after such compact schedules the last two seasons because of the lockout and Olympics, I’m sure it’ll be nice for the players to get back to some normalcy.

…i know the schedule has a lot to do with arena availability, but after the insanity the Rangers had to deal with to start last season, you’ve got to question the Rangers starting with three games in four days to begin the year.

…i do think the Rangers lucked out with having to play the Islanders and Hurricanes five times in their division instead of say the Penguins and Flyers.

…four of the Rangers final five games are within the division, so the last few weeks of the season should be fun.

The Rangers preseason schedule has also been released…

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