I couldn’t agree more. Slaying the Penguins would not only be his most impressive playoff accomplish to date, but perhaps elevate his confidence to that next level needed in the postseason. We’ll soon find out.
January 4, 2014 was an interesting day. The Rangers sent a seventh-round pick to the Kings for sparsely used forward Dan Carcillo because the team recognized at the time a need for more of ‘grit’ and ‘toughness’ — two overly valued hockey player traits. It certainly was an interesting move at the time around the […]
It’s always a fiery debate amongst New York Rangers fans and even bloggers/beat writers/social media presences etc.: standing up for teammates when they’re the target of a questionable play. The Alex Burrows/Ryan McDonagh incident has seen its fair share of debate since Tuesday night. Now you add ex-NHL referee Paul Stewart into the mix. He […]
If the title of this article is a bit jarring to you, then read the following tweet provided by Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun who recently spoke to Alex Burrows about the incident from Rangers/Canucks game Tuesday night: Listen, I’m not a fan of Burrows or his hit on McDonagh from that game. I […]
UPDATED 7:04 pm: The Rangers confirm Kreider is out for tomorrow’s game vs. Flyers, do not release any more info: – Not looking good for Chris Kreider… UPDATE 7:00 pm: Curiously, the original tweet by Bob McKenzie was deleted, however, the story TSN ran is still up on the site. Rick Carpinello of Rangers Report […]
How many different times this year have we heard Rangers GM Glen Sather was retiring after the season? After his prostate cancer surgery back in March of 2013, many speculated that Sather’s time as President and GM was drawing to an end. In June, an ESPN Boston report had Sather considering stepping down over the […]
I know it’s not Rangers related, but this may be goal of the year worthy and deserves everyone’s time.
If we want to spin it NYR-centric, Glen Sather did have conversations with Edmonton at the trade deadline about acquiring Hemsky. Don’t forget: it’s not a hockey year if a Hemsky for Del Zotto trade isn’t rumored.
Here’s a thought: Ottawa paid a 2015 3rd-round draft pick and a 2014 5th-rounder to get Hemsky. Would you have given Edmonton that to bring Alex Hemsky to NYR? Comment below!
Quick! Think of one of the more polarizing Rangers’ players of the past few seasons? It’s a safe bet the name Michael Del Zotto comes up. Billed with promise, MDZ never quite panned out after his impressive ’09-10 rookie season and 41-point campaign back in ’11-12. The Rangers finally cut bait with the young defenseman in […]
Earlier this week, HOFer and former Ranger Phil Esposito was a guest on a sports talk show in the greater Toronto area and proceeded to go an epically uncensored rant about the trade rumors surrounding Martin St. Louis and Ryan Callahan. http://youtube.com/watch?v=h0M72w22YHs After the jump, the main highlights… On the rumor floating around: "It's the […]
After yesterday's 5-2 win over the Czech Republic to advance to the Semifinal in Sochi, Team USA forward and St. Louis Blues captain David Backes had a solid, solid quote. He and his line of Ryan Callahan and Dustin Brown have arguably become USA's best line through the tournament. Why? Backes believes it has to […]
Early this morning, Henrik Lundqvist and the Swedes defeated the Swiss 1-0 to improve to 2-0 as the Sochi Games continue to march on. Our Rangers netminder made 26 saves, but perhaps none as exciting—or as typical—as this one below (h/t Next Impulse Sports): The Lundqvist Header denies all. If you'd like to see some […]
NHL Commish Gary Bettman must feel on top of the world right now. His sport has looked grander than grand the last week with the huge success of the Stadium Series (which I’ll have some thoughts on later). All three games thus far have been a spectacle to behold, and the 150K+ patrons who witnessed […]
Everyone in NYR Nation must be feeling pretty good this morning. The Blueshirts took down the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks last night, 3-2, in their building. Was it the team's most complete win of the season? Not by a long shot, considering the dreadful middle period played. But it was arguably the team's […]