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NHL Rule Changes; HBO Drops NHL 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic

Yesterday, the NHL announced a few rule changes for the upcoming season including… Rule 1.8 – Rink – Goalkeeper’s Restricted Area The trapezoid will be expanded by two feet from the goal post on both sides of the net. …more room for Lundqvist to roam with the puck is never a good thing. Rule 23 […]

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Staal Has Had Productive Discussions With Rangers On Extension

With the band officially back together after the re-signing of John Moore yesterday, it’s time to put our focus squarely on…next year’s free agents. The most intriguing of whom is Marc Staal. The 27-year old defenseman is going into the final year of his five-year, $19.875 million contract. When healthy, Staal is a legit top two defenseman […]

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Arrests In Boogaard Death; Stralman Is Pissed; No Traverse TV Coverage; Stepan Hurts Foot

More than three years after Derek Boogaard died from a drug overdose, Jordan Hart, the son of former New York Islanders player Gary Hart, and Oscar Johnson, a physician’s assistant in Utah, were arrested in connection to the tragedy (via Fox5)… “An indictment claims that Hart was supplying Boogaard, a former Rangers’ enforcer, with the prescription painkillers that killed […]

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Malone Speaks; Nash Arrives At Informals; McD Captaincy Talk; Lundqvist on Letterman

After joining the Rangers at an informal practice yesterday, Ryan Malone discussed a possible future on Broadway (via Bergen Record)… “Obvious I’m looking to prove myself,” Malone said. “Obviously last year was not the way I wanted it to go, especially at the end. So I’m looking for an opportunity to show what type of […]

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Did The Rangers Land Another Goaltending Steal In The Draft?

This time last season one of the biggest question marks within the Rangers organization was their lack of elite goaltending prospects. I know the Rangers just re-signed Henrik Lundqvist to a seven year extension, but eventually they needed to start grooming his heir apparent. Which is why it was no surprise to see Glen Sather and Gordie Clarke draft […]

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Miller Looking “Quicker & Sharper” at Informals

It’s no mystery that the loss of players such as Benoit Pouliot, Brad Richards and Brian Boyle leaves a huge void in the Rangers line-up this season that could very likely be filled by young, unestablished rookies. One such player is JT Miller. The organization is hoping the 21-year old forward is ready to take the next step […]

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TheNYRBlog Rick Nash Challenge

Everyone is aware of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has swept the world by storm raising tens of millions of dollars to combat that terrible disease. Well, I have a different kind of challenge for Blueshirt fans, that, if done correctly, could lead to a Stanley Cup for the Rangers. It’s no secret that […]

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Want to Be As Strong As Kreider?

We’ve all seen the video of Chris Kreider jumping out of a pool… And we know what kind of beast he can be on the ice… So, how does one become that strong? Marissa Stephenson at Men’s Journal (H/T

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