Riding Off Into the Sunset

I created The New York Rangers Blog on November 2, 2007 and unfortunately, it’s also the same day I’ve decided to walk away. I always said to myself once it starts feeling like work I was going to stop and for a while now it’s felt like work. When I’m in no mood to blog about […]

New York Rangers v Winnipeg Jets

Game 10: Rangers vs. Jets

The New York Rangers (5-4-0) host the Winnipeg Jest (4-5-1) at Madison Square Garden 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): Probable line-up: Zuccarello-Brassard-Nash Kreider-St. Louis-Duclair Hagelin-D. Moore-Stempniak Glass-Mueller-Hayes McDonagh-Klein Staal-Girardi Kostka-Hunwick Goalie match-up: Henrik Lundqvist – 5-3-0, 3.25 […]


Stepan Back at Practice, No Time Frame on Return; Boyle Skating

There was a sight for sore eyes at practice today as Derek Stepan skated in a non-contact jersey with his teammates for the first time since fracturing his fibula in training camp… After practice, Alain Vigneault added that Stepan is considered day-to-day and has the potential to return for any game next week starting Monday […]


Happy Halloween TheNYRBlog Style

Happy Halloween Rangers fans. Thought I’d get everyone in the “spirit” (Get it?) with some Blueshirts in costumes to start your day… Lucky for you guys, I was able to track down the real Jack Sparrow to get his thoughts on Hagelin’s costume… Sounds like someone is a long time suffering Rangers fan. But in all […]


Nash’s Willingness To Drive To The Net Paying Off

It’s no secret that Rick Nash is on fire this season. He’s stronger, faster and more willing to engage. However, the biggest improvement to me has been his ability to drive to the net, with and without the puck, to make a play. Stunningly, Alain Vigneault disagrees with my assessment stating the only difference between Rick Nash […]


John Moore Suspended Five Games

The NHL has announced that John Moore has been suspended five games for his head shot on the Minnesota Wild’s Erik Haula Monday night… …stupid hit. Unfortunately, with the Rangers lack of depth on defense the entire team will ultimately pay the price. …can you say Kostka time!!!!!


Kostka to Replace Moore; Stepan’s Return; New Lines

With the expected lengthy suspension of John Moore, Rangers fans have been speculating that a defensive call-up might be in the team’s future. However, Alain Vigneault put that thought process to rest stating today that there Vigneault noted that Derek Stepan (fractured fibula) is expected to return to practice in 4-7 seven days. Stepan is eligible […]


McDonagh May Wear The “C” But Lundqvist Is Rangers Leader

After the Rangers thrilling third period comeback victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night, Alain Vigneault pointed to a second intermission speech as being the stimulus… “I know Hank spoke up there and said a couple of things.” Lundqvist gave some insight into his motivational tactic… “It was more frustration and anger in here. We […]

John Moore

Moore Offered In Person Hearing; No Supplementary Discipline for Kreider

Update, 6:43 p.m.: Lots of confusion surrounding the Moore hearing. Here’s the latest… …what do you expect when you have a former Flyer helping run things over there? …not sure it matters if he’s there or not. The fact that he’s been offered an in-person hearing means it’s likely going to be 6+ games. Original […]


Rangers 5, Wild 4

The New York Rangers (5-4-0) defeated the Minnesota Wild (4-3-0) by the score of 5-4, tonight. For a box score, click here. …so how do I describe this game? …ho-hum, just another example of the Rangers thriving in the face of adversity with Vigneault behind the bench. After witnessing his team’s embarrassing display of defensive zone […]


Game 9: Rangers vs. Wild

The New York Rangers (4-4-0) host the Minnesota Wild (4-2-0) at Madison Square Garden at 7pm, tonight. For a preview, click here. RangersGameNotes TV: MSG Radio: ESPN Radio (98.7 FM) Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus): Probable line-up: Kreider-St. Louis-Nash Zuccarello-Brassard-Stempniak Duclair-D. Moore-Hagelin Glass-Mueller-Malone McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Klein Moore-Hunwick Goalie match-up: Henrik Lundqvist – 4-3-0, 3.14 gaa, .895 […]


Is Impending Free Agency Negatively Impacting Staal, Zuccarello?

One of the big quandaries through the first month of last season was the mystery behind Henrik Lundqvist’s struggles. Many theories were discussed including new equipment regulations and injury. But the ultimate culprit was the All World goaltender’s contract negotiations as he immediately rediscovered his netminding magic upon signing a seven-year, $59.5 million extension in December. Unfortunately, it looks […]


Canadiens 3, Rangers 1

The New York Rangers (4-4-0) lost to the Montreal Canadiens (7-1-0) by the score of 3-1, last night. For a box score, click here. …this game was lost for the Rangers in front of the net. In their own end they couldn’t clear out the Montreal forwards leading to the final two goals and in […]


Game 8: Rangers @ Canadiens

The New York Rangers (4-3-0) visit the Montreal Canadiens (6-1-0) at the Bell Centre 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): Probable line-up: Kreider-Hayes-Nash Zuccarello-Brassard-St. Louis Duclair-D. Moore-Hagelin Glass-Mueller-Stempniak McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Klein Moore-Hunwick Goalie match-up: Henrik Lundqvist – 4-2-0, […]


Status Quo on Staal Contract; Nash’s Workout; Hagelin Is Fast; Miller Scores Again

While the Rangers defense has seemingly gotten back on track, one thing that hasn’t are contract negotiations with Marc Staal (via New York Post)… “Talks are open-ended,” Staal’s agent Paul Krepelka said. “No deadline has been given as yet, though that’s obviously subject to change as we move further into the season.” Staal is believed […]