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Retain or Release: Anton Stralman

Sorry for the short hiatus. I’d give you reasons for it but nobody actually cares, so we’ll just skip that. Instead, let’s move on to the defensemen, now that we’ve covered all of the forwards up for new contracts. We’ll start with by far the most pressing situation for the Rangers, and that’s the status of […]

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This Impersonation of Mats Zuccarello Is The Best Thing You’ll See Today

Rangers’ forwards Mats Zuccarello and Carl Hagelin participated in Norway’s Right To Play” Allstar Game on Friday. According to Zuccarello’s website, Right To Play is “a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through sports and games, Right To Play help children build essential life skills and better […]

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Retain or Release: Dan Carcillo

On January 3rd, the Rangers announced that gritty depth winger Derek Dorsett had broken his leg and would be out at least month. Also on January 3rd, the Rangers acquired gritty depth winger Dan Carcillo from the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional 7th-round pick. Obviously not a coincidence. For better or worse, Carcillo had […]

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Retain Or Release: Benoit Pouliot

On December 14th, 2013, Benoit Pouliot was merely a depth winger who was struggling to make an impact on a team that was struggling to do anything. But then something magical happened. Pouliot went on a six-game point streak. Then, on December 29th, Pouliot extended the streak to seven games with a game-winning goal against […]

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Rangers Buy Out Brad Richards (Updated with Richards & Sather Quotes)

Update, 7:57 p.m.: Brad Richards released this statement after being bought out… “Tough last few days…I loved being a Ranger and living in New York and playing at MSG in front of great fans. I’ve met many new friends, excellent teammates and staff and I have memories that I will cherish for a lifetime. Glen […]

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Retain Or Release: Mats Zuccarello

This article would have looked very different at this time last year. Zuccarello spent the majority of the season playing in the KHL, and after coming back to the NHL for the stretch run and playoffs, where he had moderate success, the general attitude towards Zuccarello was lukewarm. He did enough to earn another season […]

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Report: Joe Thornton “Only Wants To Go” To The Rangers (UPDATED)

UPDATE (6/18 7:30am): A source well connected to Thornton has told The New York Rangers Blog that “from what (Thornton) is saying, he’s staying” in San Jose for now.  Thornton has a full No-Movement Clause, meaning that he can block any and all trades. Thus, if he wants to stay in San Jose, then nobody […]

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Retain Or Release: Chris Kreider

It’s fairly amazing to look at how far Chris Kreider has come within the last year. In a somewhat stunning turn of events, he didn’t even make the opening night roster, instead being beat by the likes of J.T. Miller and Jesper Fast. Kreider was in Hartford for the first seven games of the Rangers’ […]

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Retain Or Release: Dominic Moore

Glen Sather played “Retain or Release” with Dominic Moore after the 2005-2006 season and ended up picking “release.” Moore was traded to Nashville (who then sent him to Pittsburgh). In return, the Rangers received Adam Hall, a young, big, gritty forward who had put him double digit goals consistently and had upside as a true […]

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Retain Or Release: Brian Boyle

Oh Brian Boyle. What a roller coaster your New York Rangers career has been. You were acquired from Los Angeles in 2009 for a 3rd round pick; a trade that, at the time, seemed completely pointless. In your first season with the Rangers you were totally irrelevant and John Tortorella admitted, in retrospect, that he […]

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Retain or Release: Derick Brassard

We move on to our second edition of “Retain or Release.” Yesterday, I covered Brad Richards and his unique, seemingly inevitable compliance buyout situation. Today, we’ll move on to the free agents, of which the Rangers have 11 at the NHL level. Continuing with the centers means that it’s Derick Brassard’s turn. Vitals: Age: Turns […]

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Retain or Release: Brad Richards

This is weird territory for the Rangers, and, as a result, me. Usually, the Rangers get bounced in the first or second round – one time it was the Eastern Conference Finals. Then we spend a good chunk of time reflecting on the season and what just transpired before eventually transitioning into the offseason. But […]

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What The Hell Is Going On With Dan Girardi?

The Stanley Cup Playoffs can do unbelievable things to players’ reputations. The sample sizes are small and the stakes are as high as they’ll ever get. Sprinkle in the fact that games, especially in the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final, are being watched by the entire hockey world and thus under the magnifying glass, […]

Rangers Signed Czech Defenseman Petr Zámorský

The New York Rangers have signed defenseman Petr Zámorský, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger. Hawks sign Dennis Rasmussen 1 yr deal and Nyr sign Petr Zamorsky to 2 yr deal. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger)

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John Amirante Is a Classless Hooligan, According To Idiot

Regardless of one’s feelings respecting the national anthem and its potential place in sports, everyone appreciate John Amirante. He goes out onto the Garden ice and does what he loves; he sings the song for 90 seconds in an efficient manner. But he doesn’t water it down, either. He doesn’t turn it into a huge […]

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