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NYR Need To Commit To Youth

We’ve all heard the term that professional sports are “copy-cat” leagues. The successes of LA and Chicago in the last 7 seasons have given rise to the current meta-game of the NHL which is puck possession, defense-thru-offense hockey. But what the Penguins are doing right now, one win away from a Stanley Cup, is with […]

Sam Rosen Heading To Hall Of Fame

Congrats to Sam Rosen who will receive the Foster Hewitt Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster pic.twitter.com/k0dV3pzwZO — New York Rangers (@NYRangers)

Mar 19, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks right wing Melker Karlsson (68) and New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) collide in the 2nd period  at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports.

Four Thoughts: 6/1

1A. Some thoughts on the Cup Final… After the Penguins surprisingly needed 7 games to get past Tampa, I wouldn’t have been surprised if they had a bit of a letdown in Game 1 on Monday night. Instead, after a small feeling out process to start, they dropped two goals on San Jose in very short […]

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World Cup Of Hockey Rosters Released

Call it John Tortorella’s ‘Dream Team’. Although no current Rangers were added to any of the teams participating in the World Cup of Hockey tournament later on this summer, a couple former Rangers were unexpectedly added to Team USA when the teams were announced Friday evening. Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky were among 7 final […]

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Rangers Cloudy Future Even More Uncertain

By now, you may have read Larry Brooks’ column from late Tuesday night, which offered a wealth of potential new information on the Rangers’ plans going into this offseason. There’s a ton to go over so we’ll break this down bit-by-bit. According to Brooks, the Rangers have no intention of buying out Dan Girardi, citing […]

10 Targets: Off-Season Moves – 5 Forwards

The Rangers’ scoring depth was woefully lacking in the regular season and playoffs. They received hot streaks from young players that helped them sustain offensive success throughout the season, but there were far too many games where they put less than 20 shots on goal. They somehow still won a lot of those games due […]

May 22, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov (89) in the second period in game four of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Four Thoughts: 5/24

1. Back from week long vacation. Let’s catch up. Derick Brassard led Team Canada in scoring with 11 points in 10 game at Worlds as the Canadians won their second gold medal in as many years. I know players’ performances at Worlds don’t mean a great deal, but it got me thinking about something else […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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)

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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 […]

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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

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