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Looking for upside; which Rangers need to improve in the second half?

The Rangers have had a strong year to date – even as we conveniently forget Tuesday’s defeat – but entering the second half of the season find themselves scrapping for the final seed in the Metropolitan division and stuck behind the Islanders and Penguins as they approach February. The Rangers can improve; something that bodes Read more → The post Looking for upside; which...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Shutdown Pair Podcast: Arthur Staple, Kenny Albert discuss Isles-Rangers rivalry

In the fourth episode of The Shutdown Pair Podcast, hosts Scott Charles (@Scottmcharles) and Christian Arnold (@CA_NYHockey) break down the entire New York Hockey scene. Scott and Christian are joined by Newsday’s Islanders beat writer Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) to discuss life without Kyle Okposo and reaction to the teams big win against the New York Rangers. The […] The...
Via Along the Boards
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lineup notes: Miller appears to be healthy scratch

Per Steve Zipay, the Rangers are shuffling their lineup after last night’s loss to the Isles, and J.T. Miller will be a healthy scratch along with Matt Hunwick. Lee Stempniak and John Moore will be back in the lineup. Tanner Glass will still be playing because he “played physically last 3 games, element that team Read more → The post Lineup notes: Miller appears to be healthy...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Open Thread 1/28: Stempniak Back At Practice, Miller Extra

From today’s #NYR practice, appears–not definite—Lee Stempniak, John Moore will return vs. Montreal. JT Miller and Matt Hunwick out — Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) January 28, 2015 Miller skated as an extra at #Rangers practice today, per the team. Stempniak on 4th line with Hagelin, D. Moore. Hayes centering 4th line. — Seth Rothman (@RothmanHockey) January 28, 2015 ...
Via NY Rangers Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Does Rick Nash need to improve to merit Hart Trophy consideration?

Anyone that has seen Rick Nash at any great length this season knows he’s playing at a Hart Trophy level. Despite his play however, he’s ‘only’ 16th in total points. Everyone knows the major award decision makers usually –heavily– favour the point producers; it’s how Erik Karlsson has a Norris trophy in his cabinet after Read more → The post Does Rick Nash need to...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fans fought at Isles / Rangers and a fat slob sporting Rick Nash jersey threw sucker punches

Unable to beat the Islanders on the ice, again, Rangers fans in section 314 started a fight at the Coliseum last night. Leave it to one fat slob, sporting #61, to throw row up sucker punches.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 1, Islanders 4

The New York Rangers (27-14-4) fell to the New York Islanders (32-14-1) by a score of 4-1. For a box score, click here. AV made this one really easy on me tonight by saying tonight’s game “looked almost the same” as the other two losses at MSG already this season, so we’ll just skip the traditional recap. The Isles have outscored the Rangers 13-4 in three games. 122 minutes...
Via NY Rangers Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Vs. New York Islanders: Pregame Report

New York Rangers At New York Islanders: Pregame Report When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015Where: Nassau Coliseum , Uniondale, New YorkTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker), LI News Radio 103.9 FM Well, despite the dire predictions of a world-ending blizzard, it’s game on. Most areas picked up around a foot of snow, and...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers’ trade deadline possibilities

There are plenty of big names out there, but depth, not star power, is what the Rangers should focus on for the stretch run. The post New York Rangers’ trade deadline possibilities appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Top 3 Surprises Thus Far

The Rangers have surpassed the halfway point of the season totaling 44 games as they headed into this past weekend’s All-Star Break. Currently, they sit 3rd in the Metropolitan Division with 58 points and have a few games in hand on most of their opponents. It has been a bumpy road for the Rangers, especially early continue reading...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers on the 5’s: The wins keep coming

Jesse Hartmann takes a look at where the New York Rangers are after 45 games (give or take), and what we can expect in the next 10. The post Rangers on the 5’s: The wins keep coming appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Rangers: From Blow Outs To Sneaking Wins

Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers shoots the puck against the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden on January 20, 2015 in New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images) At the beginning of the season there was all sorts of confusion and uncertainty surrounding the New York Rangers. Who was going to be the captain? How will they play after lasting...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Klein for Michael Del Zotto Was a Steal for New York Rangers

Kevin Klein #8 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck against the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images) Kevin Klein for Michael Del Zotto was a trade by GM Glen Sather last year that is paying dividends today for the club. Del Zotto’s career began promising in New York and  then his level of play...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Open Thread 1/21: The New “Avery Rule” & Sather Puts Home Up For Sale

It’s been awhile since anything Sean Avery has graced the pages of the NY Rangers Blog. There is a piece penned by Avery over at The Players Tribune where he sheds some light on his own financial history as a player in the NHL. Avery actually has a pretty good plan to keep more money in the players pockets in the light of news regarding Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson declaring...
Via NY Rangers Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened: Rangers beat up on the Pens

It’s non an NHL season until you lay an egg in an Sunday afternoon home game. This **** happens every year; it’s just magnified today in the wake of a rough weekend against two of the top teams in the Pens’ division. A lot of weird bounces in this game. Just the way she goes. When Rick Nash scores 20 seconds into a game, you know it’s not gonna be normal. We aren’t giving...
Via The Pensblog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Marchand suspended two games for slew-footing

Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand has been suspended two games by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for slew-footing New York Rangers center Derick Brassard in Thursday night’s game at TD Garden. The play happened in the second period when the Bruins were on the penalty kill. Marchand and Brassard skated into the corner for a loose puck when the slew foot occurred. ...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers, Marc Staal closing in on six-year deal

Marc Staal and the New York Rangers talking contract extensionThe deal is not yet done, but the Rangers and Marc Staal are making progress toward a contract extension that would keep the alternate captain in New York for the next six years, The Post has learned. A well-placed source said there had been “a productive meeting” here on Wednesday between assistant general manager...
Via Hockey Fan Land
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers and Staal Near Extension

Larry Brooks first reported this morning that the Rangers and Marc Staal were closing in on a 6-year contract extension agreement. Throughout the morning, more and more reports have come out and it seems as if the framework for the long-term deal is in place. It is believed Staal will have an average cap hit continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Shot Generation Problematic for the Rangers

While the Rangers’ recent streak of 13 wins in 14 games has fans and analysts thinking that this year’s version of the Blueshirts is starting to look a bit like last year’s, I’m not totally convinced. The similarities are certainly there: the whole team, especially Lundqvist, struggling in October in November; finally stringing together some continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Dan Boyle receives a huge ovation in his return to San Jose

Dan Boyle returned to San Jose for the first time on Saturday night when the Sharks hosted the New York Rangers. During a stoppage, the Sharks played a video honoring Boyle’s six years in San Jose and the crowd delivered a huge standing ovation. Boyle’s smile couldn’t have been much larger. The post Video: Dan Boyle receives a huge ovation in his return to San Jose appeared...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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