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New York Rangers Squander Golden Opportunity, Now Likely Find Themselves in Yet Another Long Series
April 21st, 2014 at 3:32 PM
Unless the New York Rangers find a way to take two in Philly this week, odds are they're in for a long, hard fought series with the Philadelphia Flyers -- which really isn't a surprise. Ask any panel of NHL experts, and nearly all of them would've said this series...

Finally! Martin St. Louis Gets One as the New York Rangers Cut Down the Canucks 3-1
April 2nd, 2014 at 4:04 AM
When Martin St. Louis was acquired in the March 5th blockbuster that sent Ryan Callahan to Tampa, no one in their wildest dreams -- especially the winger himself -- could've possibly foretold it would that the Rangers' newest offensive weapon 15 games to find the back of the net for...

New York Rangers’ Player Grades, Part 4
February 21st, 2014 at 2:49 PM
***PHOTO1***Feeling down? In need of a distraction after Team USA's loss? Let's turn our attention back to the NHL, and take a look at how three of the New York Rangers' top-six defenseman--Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, and Anton Stralman--have performed so far. Ryan McDonagh Already one of the best defenders in the...

New York Rangers Player Grades, Part 1
February 11th, 2014 at 4:55 PM
***PHOTO1***With the 20-day Olympic break upon us, and very little in terms of NHL news as a result, it's the perfect time to take a look at how the Rangers have faired individually roughly three-quarters of the way through the season. This will be part one of we'll see how...

Mats Zuccarello, His NHL Career Risen from the Ashes, Continues to Prove That Size Doesn’t Matter
February 3rd, 2014 at 10:14 PM
***PHOTO1***It was the great philosopher Yoda who once said: "Size matters not." It's a saying the New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello appears determined to prove true each and very time he steps on the ice. Zuccarello may not have the powers of The Force like our fuzzy green make-believe friend, but what...

Latest Ryan Callahan/Dan Girardi Rumors: Could Both Be Wearing Different Sweaters This Time Next Year?
January 28th, 2014 at 10:03 PM
***PHOTO1***Of the New York Rangers' 12 pending free agents, the two biggest--and longest tenured--names are Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi. But tonight, courtesy of TSN's Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger, comes the not so startling revelation that one or both Rangers' stalwarts could be on the move. Glen Sather has reportedly...

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...

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...

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...

For Floundering New York Rangers, Henrik Lundqvist Remains Key
December 22nd, 2013 at 9:21 AM
***PHOTO1*** If you asked most players, scouts, coaches, fans, or really anyone who follows hockey, who the New York Rangers’ most important player—the one guy they couldn’t survive without—was heading into this season, they’d likely reply, without hesitation “Henrik Lundqvist.” So what happens when one of the best goaltenders in the...

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...

John Tortorella No Longer New York Rangers’ Head Coach
May 29th, 2013 at 1:07 PM
John Tortorella, head coach of the New York Rangers, was fired today. In the early afternoon, Brian Monzo of WFan 66 AM Sports Radio of New York tweeted, "We are reporting that John Tortorella is out as head coach." Later, the New York Rangers' official Twitter account confirmed by tweeting, "BREAKING...

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 Vs Winnipeg Jets Preview: Sean Avery in the News Again
April 1st, 2013 at 3:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers haven't scored in two games, so that'll be the first step if they look to having any success tonight against the Winnipeg Jets. This is another team the Rangers haven't beaten this season, but at least tonight's contest is back at Madison Square Garden. The Jets currently...

New York Rangers Begin Road Trip with 5-2 Win Over the Philadelphia Flyers
March 27th, 2013 at 7:26 AM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers had some new-look lines against the Philadelphia Flyers last night, and we really liked what they produced. They scored five goals in the game, something we haven't been able to say much about the Rangers this season. The line of Rick Nash, Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin lit...

New York Rangers’ Stu Bickel Clears Waivers; Teammates React to Halpern Being Claimed by Montreal Canadiens
March 24th, 2013 at 12:36 PM
***VIDEO1*** It really should come as no surprise, but New York Rangers defenseman/fourth-line forward Stu Bickel has cleared waivers and will report to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL. Him going unclaimed just shows that 29 other NHL general managers agree that Bickel just isn't cut out of the world's top hockey...

New York Rangers Vs Carolina Hurricanes Preview: Return of the Money Line
March 18th, 2013 at 4:28 PM
***VIDEO1*** With the New York Rangers struggling to score goals, and gain points in the standings, head coach John Tortorella has decided to shift his lines around and put his three highest paid players back together on a line. Marian Gaborik, Brad Richards and Rick Nash played together earlier in the year...

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...