Winter ’14 Eyes on the Enemy: Columbus Blue Jackets

"Eyes on the Enemy" is a continuing bi-annual series on the NY Rangers Blog giving fans updates on the Rangers closest rivals. Part 1 of the Olympic version of 'EotE' will focus on the Columbus Blue Jackets. Any contract figures listed below are courtesy of  Standings: 29-24-5 (25 ROW) 1 point behind Detroit for […]

Rangers 2, Islanders 1

Box Score It was another ugly one tonight in Yankee Stadium, but the Rangers found a way through the bouncy ice and a sub zero wind chill for a 2-1 win against the Islanders, sweeping the Stadium Series and further cementing themselves in second place in the Metro Division heading into the Olympic break. The […]

Increase in Salary Cap May Not Be As High As Previously Projected

Back in December, TSN reported that during the Board of Governors meetings, teams were advised that the upper limit of the salary cap would swell to $71.1 million next season from the current $64.3 million based on projected increases in hockey-related revenue. Gary Bettman told reporters at the time: "These are preliminary estimates, it's in that […]

Rangers 7, Devils 3

Box Score First period aside, what an excellent display the Rangers put on in front of a near capacity crowd in the Bronx. A first 20 minutes marred by phantom penalties, horrible defense, bad ice and a "musical act" that my kids could probably replicate. Still, despite the Rangers defensive inadequacies in the opening frame, […]

Rangers 4, Capitals 1

Box Score Three games in four nights? No problem for the Rangers. 3-0 against teams directly behind them all within 4 points. With all the hockey the Rangers have played recently, I sensed a little fatigue that caused the Rangers to not bring their 'A' game back to New York tonight after last night's red-eye from Ottawa. […]

Biron “Retirement” Mystery Solved

If you, the reader, like myself has been wondering what in the heck Martin Biron has been doing on the Rangers reserve list on since announcing his "retirement" back in October, worry no more. Mystery solved. Yesterday we learned the following: NY Rangers place M.Biron on Unconditional Waivers for purposes to terminate the contract. […]

Rangers 4, Lightning 3

Box Score  It took only 40 measly games, but the Rangers FINALLY have a 10+ goal scorer in Chris Kreider. So congrats if you had Kreider leading the team in goals halfway through the season in your office pool. Zucc (1g, 2a) was easily the best forward on the ice once again. His 3 points […]

Penguins 4, Rangers 3 (SO)

Box Score Fortunate to come away with a point. The bigger issue here is that the Rangers were basically up against the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Baby Penguins and failed to take advantage of the glaring deficiencies at the bottom of the Pittsburgh lineup. Give credit to the Rangers though for not giving up and clawing back to tie […]

Devils 4, Rangers 3 (OT)

Box Score Talk about a roller coaster of emotions there. Rangers grab 2-0 lead, blow said lead. Devils score go-ahead goal late in the third, Kreider ties it with 22 seconds left on the power play that was basically listless for most of the night, only to lose in OT after a careless Callahan high […]

Lundqvist Contract Breakdown

As reported yesterday, Henrik Lundqvist signed a 7 year, $59.5 million dollar contract extension. Here is the year to year salary structure.   In addition to the no-move clause that was reported here yesterday via Katie Strang at ESPN, Lundqvist received another nugget in the form of a $8 million dollar signing bonus due to […]

Rangers 5, Canucks 2

Box Score This is the full Tortorella quote on that: "I'm going to coach this game, hopefully kick their ass and get outta here!" Audio coming … — Seth Rothman (@RothmanHockey) @NYRblogneill Email me:  

Rumor: NYR Interest in Martin Havlat?

According to Don Brennan at the Ottawa Sun, the Rangers recently reached out to San Jose GM Doug Wilson about the availability of Sharks RW Martin Havlat. The 32 year old forward has been a healthy scratch over the last two games and has played only 8 games so far this season, registering just a goal and […]

Kings 1, Rangers 0

  Box Score Tough to watch when Lundqvist puts together a game like that and the team takes the night off in front of him. As good as the Rangers have been in their quest to get back to .500, they've put together some good 60 minute efforts. Tonight was the complete opposite. I know the Rangers […]

Five Thoughts and Musings

1. Last time the Rangers finished a season with a greater than 20% power play??? 1998-99… with Wayne Gretzky and Brian Leetch running the show. For the sake of argument, the frame of reference I'll use will be where the Rangers stopped allowing teams to score 2+ goals starting with the 10/24, 2-1 loss to […]