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Alain Vigneault: Master Motivator

After the Rangers mutiny against Führer Tortorella back in the Spring of 2013, conventional wisdom was that the Rangers would replace him with a players coach. And that thought process was confirmed with the hiring of Alain Vigneault, who had the reputation of using a hands-off approach which allowed his players to police themselves While that coaching strategy […]

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Since the Rangers Are Resting So Am I

Inspired by this quote from Alain Vigneault yesterday regarding the Rangers three day break in between games… “It’s good for us, in a sense. Rest and recovery-wise, it’s excellent. And next week, obviously, we’ll have a lot of practice time…which you don’t get a chance for often in the regular season.” …I decided to take a […]

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Rangers 4, Devils 3, OT

The New York Rangers (4-3-0) defeated the New Jersey Devils (3-2-1) by the score of 4-3 in overtime, tonight. For a box score, click here. …is it me, or did that seem more like a spring overtime celebration than a fall one? For an early season game, that’s a big two points. Especially when the Rangers […]

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Devils hold two of the top three most expensive games for New York Rangers tickets

The New York Rangers enter the 2014-15 season on the heels of an Eastern Conference Championship and secondary market ticket prices continue to rise at Madison Square Garden. The season average for NY Rangers tickets is currently $212.24. The team will welcome the Devils to MSG twice this season and both games will serve as […]

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Game 7: Rangers @ Devils

The New York Rangers (3-3-0) visit the New Jersey Devils (3-2-0) at the Prudential Center at 7pm, tonight. For a preview, click here. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG Radio: ESPN Radio (98.7 FM) Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus): http://firstrowus1.eu/watch/291890/1/watch-new-jersey-devils-vs-new-york-rangers.html Probable line-up: Kreider-Hayes-Nash Zuccarello-Brassard-St. Louis Hagelin-D. Moore-Stempniak Malone-Mueller-Glass McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Klein Moore-Hunwick Goalie match-up: Henrik Lundqvist – […]

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The Demise of Michael Kostka Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

After Michael Kostka’s disaster of a Rangers debut in which he gave up two ill advised turnovers against the Islanders, you’d assume his next game would be more likely with the Charlestown Chiefs than the New York Rangers. However, when Alain Vigneault is your head coach, the chance for redemption is always an arms length away. With […]

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Rangers 4, Sharks 0

The New York Rangers (3-3-0) defeated the San Jose Sharks (4-1-1) by the score of 4-0, last night. For a box score, click here. …it’s amazing what happens when your team plays defense. Everything else just seems to fall into place. Last night was the first time since the first period in St. Louis that […]

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Game 6: Rangers vs. Sharks

The New York Rangers (2-3-0) host San Jose Sharks (4-0-1) at Madison Square Garden at 5pm, tonight. For a preview, click here. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG Radio: ESPN Radio (98.7 FM) Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus): http://www.sportingvideo.tv/20141019/vv5442d98b3fc563.03769285-920971.html Probable line-up: Kreider-Hayes-Nash Zuccarello-Brassard-St. Louis Hagelin-D. Moore-Stempniak Malone-Mueller-Glass McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Hunwick Moore-Klein Goalie match-up: Henrik Lundqvist – […]

We Bleed Blue Coliseum Invasion

In case you weren’t aware, the Islanders are moving to Barclays Center next season, so this marks the final year they’ll occupy the Coliseum. To help celebrate the retirement of the asbestos laden barn, my friends at We Bleed Blue have organized a Coliseum invasion on January 27th allowing Rangers fans one last chance to serenade the “Mausoleum” with a “We Want Fishsticks” chant before the Icelanders take up residence in the hockey hotbed of Brooklyn…

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Miller Scores Winner In First Game With Wolfpack (Updated with Video)

Well that didn’t take long as JT Miller scored the game winning goal in his first game after being reassigned to the Hartford Wolfpack to help the Rangers AHL affiliate win their home opener 2-1 over the Portland Pirates last night. …Miller now has 66 points in 84 AHL games, but has yet to come even close […]

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Duclair A Healthy Scratch; Miller Needs Seasoning; New Power Play Units

As I predicted this morning, Anthony Duclair will be a healthy scratch against the San Jose Sharks tomorrow as he was an extra skater during this morning’s practice… Kreider-Hayes-Nash Zuccarello-Brassard-St. Louis Hagelin-D. Moore-Stempniak Malone-Mueller-Glass Extra: Duclair As I also mentioned, Alain Vigneault said the reason for Duclair’s spot in the press box is because he […]

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Is Duclair Headed to Press Box, Back to Juniors?

It’s amazing how things can change in the course of a few days. Early last week, we were giddy about the chemistry Anthony Duclair was forming with Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash. Now just two days after the 19-year wonderkid was stapled to the bench for all but one shift in the third period […]

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Video Analysis: What Makes a Hit In Hockey Effective?

I was prepared to draft an article today digging into the questionable decisions of Alain Vigneault the last few days; the line decisions yesterday as well as the roster moves today. However, I soon realized it would probably end up becoming the same cyclical, rehashed arguments regarding analytics, intangibles, and so on. Instead, let’s do […]

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Rangers Recall Mueller, Reassign Miller & Fast

The Rangers announced today that they’ve recalled Chris Mueller from the Hartford Wolfpack and reassigned JT Miller and Jesper Fast to their AHL affiliate. Mueller tallied a goal, posted a plus-one rating, and recorded two shots on goal in Hartford’s regular season opener on Oct. 12 at Syracuse. He also registered three points (one goal, […]

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Rangers 2, Hurricanes 1, SO

The New York Rangers (2-3-0) defeated the Carolina Hurricanes (0-2-2) by the score of 2-1 in a shootout, last night. For a box score, click here. …it’s no mystery that what turned things around for the Rangers last season was Lundqvist finding his game and the defense finally getting comfortable in AV’s system. And I’m hopeful […]

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