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Anton Stralman, the New York Rangers Forgotten Man on D, Paying Dividends
January 25th, 2014 at 1:53 PM
***PHOTO1***If you polled 50 hockey fans, asking them to name the New York Rangers top-6 defenseman, you can take it to the bank that the name that would be omitted most frequently is that of Anton Stralman. The 27-year old Swede is neither big--just 5'11--nor offensively inclined--only 4 points this year--allowing...

Notes, Musings, and Quotes from the New York Rangers 2-1 Loss to St. Louis
January 24th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1***In what really wasn't a bad effort, the Rangers fell to the Blues last night 2-1, despite outshooting the boys from St. Louie 35-25 and getting another goal from Rick Nash (make it 10 in 10 games). With the loss, the Blueshirts (27-23-3) have dropped back to back games for...

Game Preview: New York Rangers Vs. Struggling Washington Capitals
January 19th, 2014 at 3:21 PM
***PHOTO1***Since the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals last met on December 27th, the two Metropolitan Division foes have gone in very different directions.  The Blueshirts, who at the time of the 3-2 loss were just beginning to pull themselves out of one of the darkest stretches of a season that's...

One’s Enough: New York Rangers Get a Bounce Late, Beat Wings 1-0 as Henrik Lundqvist Shuts the Door
January 17th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***Who says there's no such thing as an entertaining 1-0 game? The New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings did their best to put that misnomer to rest Thursday night at the Garden, firing a combined 86 shots on net. Mats Zuccarello scored the games lone goal with just under 6...

New York Rangers Finally Rewarding Glen Sather for His Open Ears
January 16th, 2014 at 4:49 PM
***PHOTO1***In Glen Sather's now 14 years as Czar for life of the New York Rangers, he certainly hasn't been immune to criticism from pundits and fans alike. 5 times in his tenure as GM the Blueshirts have failed to qualify for the playoffs, and only once have they advanced passed...

Game Preview: New York Rangers Vs. Philadelphia Flyers
January 12th, 2014 at 2:59 PM
***PHOTO1***Any matchup between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers promises to be, if nothing else, entertaining. With the two separated by just one point in the standings, tonight at the Garden doesn't figure to be any different, especially with both teams playing some of their best hockey of the year.  The...

New York Rangers Stick with Same Lineup as They Try to Keep Momentum Going Vs. Dallas
January 10th, 2014 at 3:46 PM
***PHOTO1***If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The New York Rangers and head coach Alain Vigneault will stick with the same lineup they deployed in Wednesday's triumphant victory in Chicago tonight against Dallas. Henrik Lundqvist will start in goal, and Dan Carcillo stays in the lineup, with JT Miller remaining a scratch as the Rangers...

New York Rangers Need Rick Nash to Find His All-Star Form
January 2nd, 2014 at 9:20 PM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers--they of the 4th worst in the league 2.27 goals per game--have one offensive ace in the hole--Rick Nash. Problems is, so far the ace has played more like a 9 of clubs--not bad, but nothing to get excited over. Nash has 7 goals and 9 assists in...

Some New York Rangers’ Musings at the Season’s Midpoint
January 1st, 2014 at 7:39 PM
***PHOTO1***Seasons end, years go by, and quite frankly, the New York Rangers aren't shedding any tears as they wave bye-bye to 2013.  At the official midpoint of their season, the Rangers find themselves at 20-19-2, good for 42 points, and on the outside of the playoff picture. Using the old rule of thumb...

The New York Rangers’ Don’t Bring “A” Game, Hold on to Beat Tampa 4-3
December 30th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
***PHOTO1***It's about time the New York Rangers won a game like this. On a night when they didn't play their best, when they were outshot by a sizeable margin, and when they were at less than full strength, the Rangers survived and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3. For once, the Rangers...

New York Rangers Head Coach: Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier Want the Job
June 3rd, 2013 at 12:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers fired head coach John Tortorella last week, and all of a sudden the job is the hottest commodity in the National Hockey League. Rumors have swirled over Lindy Ruff and Alain Vigneault being the early front runners for the job, but two hockey legends have expressed interest...

New York Rangers General Manager Glen Sather Conference Call Following John Tortorella Firing
May 30th, 2013 at 10:13 AM
***VIDEO1*** New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather addressed the media yesterday afternoon after releasing John Tortorella of his coaching duties. He didn't go into detail on why Tortorella was fired, but Sather said it was his decision and the team would start to evaluate new potential coaching candidates. Also touched...

John Tortorella: Former New York Rangers’ Coach Top 10 Soundbytes
May 29th, 2013 at 2:07 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers relived head coach John Tortorella of his coaching duties even though he had a year remaining on his contract. Perhaps they feel he isn't a fit with the guys on the roster, maybe they were tired of his antics. Anyway, enjoy the blasts he's been known for throughout...

New York Rangers Return to Madison Square Garden Tonight Down 2-0
May 6th, 2013 at 12:32 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers are the New York Rangers, frustrating their fans and keeping everyone on egg shells with each passing minute of every playoff game. The Washington Capitals have a 2-0 series lead after taking both games at home. The Rangers have scored just one goal in 6-plus periods of...

New York Rangers Vs Washington Capitals: Series Preview
May 2nd, 2013 at 2:21 PM
***VIDEO1*** Anyone else struggling to get through work/school today? This is what the NHL playoffs does. It's the most exciting time of the year for hockey fans, and even those who don't really watch the game are impressed what this time of year means to the NHL. The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs being...

New York Rangers: Execution and System are the Problem; not Coaching
March 18th, 2013 at 2:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** For all the New York Rangers fans out there crying for the team to fire head coach John Tortorella, please stop. Tortorella is not what's wrong with the Rangers. The team isn't scoring goals in large part because of execution (which falls on the players) and the current system run (which...

New York Rangers Shut Out by Pittsburgh Penguins for 2nd Time This Season
March 16th, 2013 at 5:44 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers went into battle with the Pittsburgh Penguins for a matinee against their division rivals and walked it with their second 3-0 loss to the Penguins in three games this season. The Penguins (21-7-0, 42 points) extend their lead in the Atlantic Division as well as their dominance...

New York Rangers Look to Rebound Vs Winnipeg Jets
March 14th, 2013 at 6:49 PM
***VIDEO1*** Tonight's matchup between the New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets will determine the current No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference as both teams enter the game with 28 points. Head coach John Tortorella was "disgusted" with the team's play in its 3-1 loss Tuesday to the Buffalo Sabres, and sounded...

New York Rangers Head Coach John Tortorella Blasts Team After 3-1 Loss to Buffalo Sabres
March 13th, 2013 at 1:07 PM
***VIDEO1*** New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella wasn't shy in his opinion of last night's game. The Rangers lost 3-1 to the Buffalo Sabres, in a game that many figured the Blueshits would take easily, over a team that was near the bottom of the Eastern Conference and without it's top...

New York Rangers Look for Consistency After Big Win Vs Tampa Bay Lightning
March 3rd, 2013 at 12:44 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers had Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh and Michael Del Zotto return to the ice Thursday. The result: a 4-1 beating of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The score doesn't reflect how how lopsided the game really was as Mathieu Garon made 38 saves to keep his team "in...