Radio: Vigneault Says Team Won’t Change How They Play in Postseason

Yesterday, Alain Vigneault was a guest on the Michael Kay Radio Show (ESPN Radio) and discussed his team’s game plan for the playoffs… …not that I thought the Rangers would, but it’s great to hear Vigneault confirm that his team will continue with the same game plan that was so successful this season. As I […]


Rangers Haven’t Spoken With Richards About Buyout

The only certainties in life are death, taxes and that Brad Richards will be bought out this summer. Despite a renaissance this season, which saw the 33-year old hit the 20 goal mark for the ninth time in his career, his contract, which still has six years, $6.67M per left, remains an albatross around the […]


Special Teams Will Be Key To Rangers/Flyers Series

Last season, the power play was the Rangers undoing in the playoffs. They went an unconscionable 4-for-44 combined in their two series against the Capitals and Bruins. If the Rangers plan on sticking around in the postseason a little longer this year, they’re obviously going to need to improve on those numbers, especially when you […]

Thursday (4/17/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Keys to the Rangers-Flyers playoff series Bergen Record - Rangers notes: Derick Brassard ’100 percent’ New York Post –  Rangers’ Nash not sorry Flyers goalie Mason is out for Game 1 New York Post –  Derick Brassard insists he’s 100 percent for Rangers opener New York Post –  Blueshirts can’t roll over for Flyers in ‘brand’ […]

Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers

Brassard Leaves Practice Early, But 100%; Mason Out for Game 1

A bit of a scare at practice this afternoon, as for the second straight day Derrick Brassard (back) headed to the locker room before the end of practice. Fortunately, after his departure, center iceman added that it was Alain Vigneault’s decision to be cautious and finish practice early. JT Miller took his place in between Beniot […]


Radio: St. Louis & McDonagh Talk Flyers & Playoffs

Yesterday, Martin St. Louis was a guest on the Mike Francesa Radio Show (WFAN) to discuss the upcoming playoffs… …now that the playoffs are here, it’s officially time for St. Louis to regain his scoring touch. No more excuses about still getting comfortable. It’s put-up or shut-up time. …while it was nice to see St. […]


Vigneault Explains Miller “Commitment” Comment

After yesterday’s practice, Alain Vigneault mentioned that one of the reasons the Rangers recalled JT Miller is that he has the potential and skill set to be able to fill-in if someone in the lineup goes down. In response to that comment, Vigneault was pressed on his past remarks questioning Miller’s commitment… “I would say […]


If Rangers Attempt to Match Flyers Physically, They Will Lose Series

There’s no secret to the Flyers game plan going into the series. Hit the Rangers every opportunity they get. And when they’re done, hit them some more (via Bergen Record)… “We will go over the game plan the next two days. But it’s a playoff game. You go hit and skate and play physical on […]

Wednesday (4/16/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Rangers’ Derick Brassard exits practice early New York Post –  Richards focused on title for Rangers, not his future New York Post –  Injury scare for Derick Brassard at Rangers practice New York Post –  Blood on the ice: Sharks in best spot to gobble up the Cup Daily News - Rangers’ Derick Brassard on thin ice […]


Brassard Leaves Rangers Practice Early, While Mason Does Same For Flyers

First Rangers postseason practice and we’re already getting some bad news as Derrick Brassard had to leave practice early with a back injury. After practice, took his place on the second power play. …while this doesn’t sound alarming initially, it would be a huge blow if Brassard has to miss significant time in this series. […]


TheNYRBlog Playoff Bracket Challenge

I was contacted by reader ”Not Callyqvist” yesterday about possibly setting up a TheNYRBlog Playoff Bracket Challenge. And since we’re a full service blog here, I obliged. For those of you not aware of a what a playoff bracket challenge is, basically, it’s the Stanley Cup Playoff version of your office’s March Madness bracket. I setup […]


Radio: Lundqvist Talks Not Having to Prove Anything In Playoffs, AV & Flyers

Yesterday, Henrik Lundqvist was a guest on the Michael Kay Radio Show (ESPN Radio) to discuss the playoffs and the Flyers… Here’s Lundqvist’s most memorable line: “I don’t feel I have to prove I can play in the playoffs, absolutely not. My last seven years in Sweden, I won four championships, two professional, two in […]