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Nash’s Willingness To Drive To The Net Paying Off

It’s no secret that Rick Nash is on fire this season. He’s stronger, faster and more willing to engage. However, the biggest improvement to me has been his ability to drive to the net, with and without the puck, to make a play. Stunningly, Alain Vigneault disagrees with my assessment stating the only difference between Rick Nash […]

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John Moore Suspended Five Games

The NHL has announced that John Moore has been suspended five games for his head shot on the Minnesota Wild’s Erik Haula Monday night… …stupid hit. Unfortunately, with the Rangers lack of depth on defense the entire team will ultimately pay the price. …can you say Kostka time!!!!!

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Kostka to Replace Moore; Stepan’s Return; New Lines

With the expected lengthy suspension of John Moore, Rangers fans have been speculating that a defensive call-up might be in the team’s future. However, Alain Vigneault put that thought process to rest stating today that there Vigneault noted that Derek Stepan (fractured fibula) is expected to return to practice in 4-7 seven days. Stepan is eligible […]

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McDonagh May Wear The “C” But Lundqvist Is Rangers Leader

After the Rangers thrilling third period comeback victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night, Alain Vigneault pointed to a second intermission speech as being the stimulus… “I know Hank spoke up there and said a couple of things.” Lundqvist gave some insight into his motivational tactic… “It was more frustration and anger in here. We […]

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Moore Offered In Person Hearing; No Supplementary Discipline for Kreider

Update, 6:43 p.m.: Lots of confusion surrounding the Moore hearing. Here’s the latest… …what do you expect when you have a former Flyer helping run things over there? …not sure it matters if he’s there or not. The fact that he’s been offered an in-person hearing means it’s likely going to be 6+ games. Original […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Anthony Duclair Only Owns One Shirt

Let’s get this out of the way. I’m not one for conspiracy theories. However, something strange is going on in terms of Anthony Duclair’s wardrobe. Above is a picture of him from last night with The Broadway Hat and the puck from his first NHL goal. Good for him. That’s all besides the point, though, because […]

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Rangers 5, Wild 4

The New York Rangers (5-4-0) defeated the Minnesota Wild (4-3-0) by the score of 5-4, tonight. For a box score, click here. …so how do I describe this game? …ho-hum, just another example of the Rangers thriving in the face of adversity with Vigneault behind the bench. After witnessing his team’s embarrassing display of defensive zone […]

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Game 9: Rangers vs. Wild

The New York Rangers (4-4-0) host the Minnesota Wild (4-2-0) at Madison Square Garden at 7pm, tonight. For a preview, click here. RangersGameNotes TV: MSG Radio: ESPN Radio (98.7 FM) Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus): http://firstrowus1.eu/watch/293573/1/watch-new-york-rangers-vs-minnesota-wild.html Probable line-up: Kreider-St. Louis-Nash Zuccarello-Brassard-Stempniak Duclair-D. Moore-Hagelin Glass-Mueller-Malone McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Klein Moore-Hunwick Goalie match-up: Henrik Lundqvist – 4-3-0, 3.14 gaa, .895 […]

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The Rise Of Mats Zuccarello Is Inevitable

It hasn’t been the best start to the season for Mats Zuccarello, production-wise. Last season’s Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award winner has one assist (no goals) through the first seven games on the 2014-2015 season. I think if any other forward depended on for offense had that kind of start, then the pitchforks would be […]

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Is Impending Free Agency Negatively Impacting Staal, Zuccarello?

One of the big quandaries through the first month of last season was the mystery behind Henrik Lundqvist’s struggles. Many theories were discussed including new equipment regulations and injury. But the ultimate culprit was the All World goaltender’s contract negotiations as he immediately rediscovered his netminding magic upon signing a seven-year, $59.5 million extension in December. Unfortunately, it looks […]

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PROSPECT UPDATE: Steve Fogarty Is The Best NYR Prospect You Know Nothing About

In 2011 the Rangers used a third-round pick acquired from the St. Louis Blues and selected Steve Fogarty, a higher schooler from Minnesota. Fogarty was an incredibly raw prospect that Gordie Clark acknowledged from the beginning was a project and faced a long development path. Fogarty has spent the last two seasons at Notre Dame […]

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Canadiens 3, Rangers 1

The New York Rangers (4-4-0) lost to the Montreal Canadiens (7-1-0) by the score of 3-1, last night. For a box score, click here. …this game was lost for the Rangers in front of the net. In their own end they couldn’t clear out the Montreal forwards leading to the final two goals and in […]

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Game 8: Rangers @ Canadiens

The New York Rangers (4-3-0) visit the Montreal Canadiens (6-1-0) at the Bell Centre at 7pm, tonight. For a preview, click here. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG Radio: ESPN Radio (98.7 FM) Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus): http://firstrowus1.eu/watch/292972/1/watch-montreal-canadiens-vs-new-york-rangers.html Probable line-up: Kreider-Hayes-Nash Zuccarello-Brassard-St. Louis Duclair-D. Moore-Hagelin Glass-Mueller-Stempniak McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Klein Moore-Hunwick Goalie match-up: Henrik Lundqvist – 4-2-0, […]

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Status Quo on Staal Contract; Nash’s Workout; Hagelin Is Fast; Miller Scores Again

While the Rangers defense has seemingly gotten back on track, one thing that hasn’t are contract negotiations with Marc Staal (via New York Post)… “Talks are open-ended,” Staal’s agent Paul Krepelka said. “No deadline has been given as yet, though that’s obviously subject to change as we move further into the season.” Staal is believed […]

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Duclair In, Malone Out In Eastern Conference Finals Rematch

After being a healthy scratch the last two games, Anthony Duclair found himself back on the third line in practice today as the Rangers prepared for their first meeting against the Montreal Canadiens since last year’s heated Eastern Conference Finals. With Duclair’s inclusion into the line-up, Ryan Malone found himself skating as an extra with […]

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