10 Targets: Off-Season Moves – 5 Defensemen

It was surprising to most, that the 2015-16 New York Rangers struggled so badly in their own end. For years the defense and goaltending were the only bright spots on the team, grinding their way to Game 7 in nearly every series, willing their way to an Eastern Conference Final on nothing but JAM™ and […]

Feb 27, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) during the first period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Four Thoughts: 5/12

1. So, is there anyone left that can stop the Penguins? It probably won’t be Tampa in the conference finals even though it sounds like they’re getting Anton Stralman soon, possibly for Game 1 tomorrow night. Even if Stamkos were to come back as well, I still don’t think the Lightning would have enough to get by […]


It’s Time To Talk Hockey Analytics On This Blog

There isn’t too many subjects that we don’t cover on the New York Rangers Blog; the draft, free agency, trades and the like. But in the last year and a half I’ve spent as circus-master, there’s been one touchy subject that I have avoided intentionally. Until now. I won’t pretend to know every detail, every […]


AV Receives Vote Of Confidence

Yesterday in a transcribed interview with lapresse.ca, Alain Vigneault said that he wasn’t afraid over losing his job given the Rangers performance and quick out in the playoffs. Especially with the amount of high profile firings, that have included the last two Jack Adams award winners over the last two seasons, there were some that stated that AV, […]


Is Stamkos An Option For The Rangers?

You guys remember the Ryan Callahan dilemma right? The one where the former Ranger captain during the ’14 season was looking for a new contract upwards of 7 million annually, forced the Rangers hand via trade after NTC/NMC clauses became too much of an issue in negotiations and wound up in Tampa Bay on a […]


Four Thoughts: 5/2

1. We’ll lead off here with some thoughts about the playoffs thus far, starting out in the Western Conference where for the first time this decade, we’re not going back and forth and between Chicago and LA trading off deep postseason runs wrapped around years with the Cup. It’s been fun watching the first couple […]


NHL/NHLPA Agree On Expansion Draft

If you’re somebody who’s hoping for salary cap relief in the form of an expansion draft after next season, you got good news this morning… NHL, NHLPA have agreed to expansion draft rules, concpet. Doesn’t mean expansion happens but major hurdle cleared, including no move clause — gary lawless (@garylawless)


Another Year, Another Eulogy

We are gathered here today to say farewell to the 2015-16 New York Rangers, a flawed group with high expectations following two somewhat successful seasons that fell just short in the end. This group couldn’t hold a candle to the two teams that came before them as the 2014 and 2015 teams went out with […]


Video: Dan Boyle/Larry Brooks Full Exchange

Your browser does not support iframes. This makes me long for Torts pressers and those exchanges with the media. The good ol’ days…. I’m not even going to begin to speculate exactly what set Boyle off, but there were apparently


Raising The Bar

By Mike Lazzaro “I need to be better, simple as that. I don’t need to say more than that. It’s disappointing, there’s no question.” – Henrik Lundqvist The words of a man utterly defeated by the ineffectiveness of his teammates to do the job they are paid millions to do. Many of them overpaid (Nash), […]


Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 6

The New York Rangers season ended today with another blowout 6-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. For a box score, click here. What started off back in September, another season rife with expectations of June hockey, crashed miserably to earth this afternoon in Pittsburgh.  The Rangers this season, to me, resembled a car with 250K […]


Game 5 ECQF: Rangers @ Pittsburgh

The New York Rangers look to stave off elimination when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, today at the Consol Energy Center starting at 3 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: NBC Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Kreider-Stepan-Zuccarello Miller-Brassard-Nash Lindberg-E.Staal-Fast Glass-Moore-Stalberg McDonagh-Skjei Staal-Klein Yandle-Boyle Goalie match-up:  […]


Rangers 0, Pittsburgh 5

The New York Rangers were sent to the brink of elimination tonight behind a 5-0 shutout at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. For a box score, click here. I asked my twitter followers to send me their “recaps” in a tweet tonight. Because this is what that game deserved…

Game 4 ECQF: Rangers vs. Pittsburgh

The New York Rangers take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, tonight at MSG starting at 7 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG, CNBC Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Kreider-Stepan-Zuccarello Miller-Brassard-Nash Hayes-E.Staal-Fast Glass-Moore-Stalberg McDonagh-Skjei Staal-Klein Yandle-Boyle Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist – 1-1, 2.16 GAA, .931 SV%, 0 SO Matt […]


Four Thoughts: 4/21

1. With the amount of offside and goalie interference challenges, it really makes you wonder how many of these calls in the past have gone missed. I can’t say I blame the NHL and other pro sports leagues for expanding instant replay in order to maintain integrity, but in the NHL’s case, there needs to […]


Rangers 1, Pittsburgh 3

The New York Rangers fell tonight to the Pittsburgh Penguins by the score of 3-1. The Penguins lead the series 2-1. For a box score, click here. Disappointing result tonight. The amount of really good things they did tonight was completely offset by just a couple mistakes. The Penguins made them pay. That’s how these […]