McDonagh Named 27th Captain in Rangers History

There was no fan fare. No big press conference. No bells and whistles. And I’m sure that’s exactly how Ryan McDonagh wanted it as he was quietly named the 27th captain in New York Rangers history during a private team dinner last night. If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you know that I […]

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Rangers Roster Takes Shape As Mueller Waived, Stepan to LTIR

Lots of transactions this morning as the Rangers whittled their roster down to 23 players. First to the obvious… …no surprises here as none of these players did enough to earn a spot on the opening night roster. Having said that, don’t be surprised if we see one or two of these guys in a […]


Projecting The Rangers’ Opening Night Roster: Final Attempt

Last night was the final game of the preseason, and oh boy was it ever forgettable. I’m currently writing this about an hour after the game occurred and I can remember almost nothing of significance. I just really don’t care to talk about all the nothing that happened so let’s just get straight to my roster […]

New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils

Devils 3, Rangers 0

The New York Rangers lost to the New Jersey Devils by the score of 3-0, tonight. For a box score, click here. …in a game in which there were so many guys fighting for roster spots, it would have been nice to see some, you know, fight from this team tonight. Listen, I get this […]


Preseason Game 6: Rangers @ Devils (Hayes Out With Injured Shoulder)

The New York Rangers visit the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center at 7pm for their sixth and final preseason game. TV: MSG Radio: None Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus): Rangers probable line-up: Forwards: Anthony Duclair, Jesper Fast, Carl Hagelin, Ryan Haggerty, Marek Hrivik, Chris Kreider, Oscar Lindberg, Matthew Lombardi, Ryan […]


Clarifying Duclair’s Roster Situation

Last week, I attempted to explain Anthony Duclair’s convoluted contract situation and how it affects the Rangers roster. Almost all of what I stated was correct, however, I made one glaring error (there’s a first time for everything ;)) that has led to some confusion and misinformation which I need to clarify regarding the Rangers 50 […]

NYR vs Chicago Blackhawks - Pre-Season

Rangers 3, Blackhawks 2, SO

The New York Rangers defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in a shootout, tonight. For a box score, click here. …last night was all about bubble guys clinching a spot on the Rangers opening night roster and I think a few of them achieved that. Oh yeah, it was also a pretty entertaining preseason game. …exclusive video of […]


Preseason Game 5: Rangers vs. Blackhawks

The New York Rangers host the Chicago Blackhawks at Madison Square Garden at 7pm for their fifth preseason game. TV: MSG Radio: None Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus): Probable line-ups: Goalies: Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot Defensemen: Dan Boyle, Dan Girardi, Matt Hunwick, Mike Kostka, Ryan McDonagh, Marc Staal Forwards: Derick Brassard, Anthony Duclair, […]


Bourques & Tarnasky Clear Waivers Meaning Roster Move Still Needed To Keep Duclair

Some bitter sweet news off the ice yesterday as Ryan & Chris Bourque as well as Nick Tarnasky all cleared waivers paving the way for their return to Hartford. While it’s nice that all three will remain within the organization, especially R. Bourque, who I’m not officially ready to give up on yet, unfortunately, it also […]


Projecting The Rangers’ Opening Night Roster: Attempt Two

The Rangers have played two preseason games against the Philadelphia Flyers, and another round of cuts happened yesterday. With more information to go off of and the depth chart a bit more clear, let’s do Take Two of my projection for what the Rangers’ roster will look like on opening night. As with last time, […]

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Cap, Stepan Injury May Force St. Louis Move To Center

Last week, when it was announced that Derek Stepan would miss the next 4-6 weeks with a fractured fibula, Martin St. Louis texted Alain Vigneault that he’d be available to fill-in at center. While it was an admirable offer by the 39-year old winger, no one really expected the Rangers head coach to take him up […]