2016 NHL Entry Draft Open Thread

With rumors flying, the Rangers mostly stayed on the sidelines during Day 1 of the draft as the trade market quickly ramped up right from the start. That wraps up round one of the

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Four Thoughts: 6/23

1. In case you missed it late last night, Keith Yandle signed a 7 year contract with the Panthers worth $6.35 million per and a full NMC over the first six years of the contract. You can always have the argument that the lack of a Florida state tax probably keeps the top number down […]

Finding Value

The blueprint to winning in any salary cap sport is finding value in players compared to what it costs to employ them. Look at the Blackhawks, the masters of cap management while still locking up irreplaceable assets. They’ve let a lot of very good players go to keep their core and championship window open as […]

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Yandle Departs

Well, it’s happening. Late yesterday afternoon, the Rangers traded the rights of Keith Yandle to Florida, for a 2016 6th round pick and a 2017 4th round pick if Yandle signs with the Panthers. That’s not a horrible return for Yandle’s rights, especially since it was somewhat questionable whether the Rangers could even do it at […]

NYR Home Opener Released

While we sit around waiting for next episode of ‘Deconstructing The Rangers’, the NHL today released the home openers for all 30 teams and the Rangers won’t be wasting any time re-acquainting themselves with the other New York team. 115 Days…Our 90th Season Home OpenerOctober 13th

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Girardi Protected In Expansion Draft

You’re going to hear a lot about the upcoming expansion draft next year as GM’s across the league begin jockeying for position as the free agent market opens for business exactly two weeks from today. The Rangers are in their own unique position with a number of RFA’s that have to be dealt with and […]

Gordie Howe Passes Away

A sad day for the entire hockey community. Rest in peace, Gordie. Skate in peace, Mr. Hockey. pic.twitter.com/ck9YvRNVgq — Hartford Wolf Pack (@WolfPackAHL)

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NYR Need To Commit To Youth

We’ve all heard the term that professional sports are “copy-cat” leagues. The successes of LA and Chicago in the last 7 seasons have given rise to the current meta-game of the NHL which is puck possession, defense-thru-offense hockey. But what the Penguins are doing right now, one win away from a Stanley Cup, is with […]

Sam Rosen Heading To Hall Of Fame

Congrats to Sam Rosen who will receive the Foster Hewitt Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster pic.twitter.com/k0dV3pzwZO — New York Rangers (@NYRangers)

Mar 19, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks right wing Melker Karlsson (68) and New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) collide in the 2nd period  at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports.

Four Thoughts: 6/1

1A. Some thoughts on the Cup Final… After the Penguins surprisingly needed 7 games to get past Tampa, I wouldn’t have been surprised if they had a bit of a letdown in Game 1 on Monday night. Instead, after a small feeling out process to start, they dropped two goals on San Jose in very short […]

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World Cup Of Hockey Rosters Released

Call it John Tortorella’s ‘Dream Team’. Although no current Rangers were added to any of the teams participating in the World Cup of Hockey tournament later on this summer, a couple former Rangers were unexpectedly added to Team USA when the teams were announced Friday evening. Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky were among 7 final […]

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Rangers Cloudy Future Even More Uncertain

By now, you may have read Larry Brooks’ column from late Tuesday night, which offered a wealth of potential new information on the Rangers’ plans going into this offseason. There’s a ton to go over so we’ll break this down bit-by-bit. According to Brooks, the Rangers have no intention of buying out Dan Girardi, citing […]

10 Targets: Off-Season Moves – 5 Forwards

The Rangers’ scoring depth was woefully lacking in the regular season and playoffs. They received hot streaks from young players that helped them sustain offensive success throughout the season, but there were far too many games where they put less than 20 shots on goal. They somehow still won a lot of those games due […]

May 22, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov (89) in the second period in game four of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Four Thoughts: 5/24

1. Back from week long vacation. Let’s catch up. Derick Brassard led Team Canada in scoring with 11 points in 10 game at Worlds as the Canadians won their second gold medal in as many years. I know players’ performances at Worlds don’t mean a great deal, but it got me thinking about something else […]

10 Targets: Off-Season Moves – 5 Defensemen

It was surprising to most, that the 2015-16 New York Rangers struggled so badly in their own end. For years the defense and goaltending were the only bright spots on the team, grinding their way to Game 7 in nearly every series, willing their way to an Eastern Conference Final on nothing but JAM™ and […]

Feb 27, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) during the first period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Four Thoughts: 5/12

1. So, is there anyone left that can stop the Penguins? It probably won’t be Tampa in the conference finals even though it sounds like they’re getting Anton Stralman soon, possibly for Game 1 tomorrow night. Even if Stamkos were to come back as well, I still don’t think the Lightning would have enough to get by […]

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