Gauging Brendan Smith’s next contract

As Jeff Gorton, Glen Sather, and Alain Vigneault meet to discuss the offseason plans, one of their major talking points will surely be the blue line. The futures of Dan Girardi and Marc Staal will certainly be the focal point, but there is still a need retool the defense to something that resembles a Stanley […] The post Gauging Brendan Smith’s next contract appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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3 hours ago

How could the Rangers replace Derek Stepan IF they trade him?

With the Rangers hamstrung by a tricky cap situation, several cumbersome no-movement clauses and few tradable assets that make sense to part with, there’s been quite a bit of chatter that Derek Stepan might be the most logical piece to dangle in exchange for a right-handed defenseman. But while there’s some plausibility to the idea, dealing […] The post How could the Rangers...
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1 day ago

What it’ll take to get Brendan Smith to stay with Rangers

Brendan Smith’s sights are not necessarily set on hitting the open market on July 1, but the impending free-agent defenseman’s agent made it clear Monday that while the 28-year-old could eschew free agency to remain with the Rangers, it would have to be for a fair market value deal. “Brendan has told me that he...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Bad narrative debunking: Staal/Girardi buyouts cost Rangers more money

One of the major topics this year is the futures of Marc Staal and Dan Girardi. It’s a necessary evil to discuss, as it’s become abundantly clear that neither can compete in the top-four, which is what they are paid to do. They both have flashes and both have good games here and there, but […] The post Bad narrative debunking: Staal/Girardi buyouts cost Rangers more money appeared...
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3 days ago

Lindberg and another early exit make Rangers staple expendable

Regarding the Rangers, as the hockey department convenes at Glen Sather’s La Quinta Western White House this week for its offseason congress: Only one team in NHL history other than the 2012-15 Blueshirts won as many as eight playoff rounds over four years and failed to win the Stanley Cup. The Bruins of 1988-91 won...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Missing Ryan Callahan

When Ryan Callahan departed from the New York Rangers in 2014, he took certain skills with him that the Rangers desperately need back. Don’t get me wrong, trading him at the time and not signing him to a massive contract that overpaid him was the right move but looking back on this past season, he really could have made a difference. There are just certain parts of Callahan’s...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Post Season Proves New York Rangers Due For a Management Change

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5 days ago

4 Rangers Vegas Fans Should Know

Since the first of the year, we’ve been advising Vegas Golden Knights fans of players they should know ahead of next month’s NHL Expansion Draft. We’ve reached the New York Rangers. It’s not a simple answer. There are a few other names that we could have added to this listed. Chiefly, Antti Raanta. At one time he would not have been on the radar of Golden Knights general...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

What went wrong with the New York Rangers

The New York Rangers’ 2017 season has officially come to an end. The Rangers were eliminated by the Ottawa Senators in Game 6 in the second round of the playoffs. What went wrong with the New York Rangers? In short, they didn’t want it enough. Over the last few seasons, the Rangers have struggled defensively. In this year’s playoffs, the Rangers allowed a ridiculous number...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers shake up minors as Chris Drury keeps climbing

The Rangers didn’t wait for their annual Palm Springs Summit to start making moves this offseason. With the organizational meeting, usually set at president Glen Sather’s western hub of operations, coming up soon, the franchise fired Ken Gernander as the coach of AHL Hartford after the Wolf Pack’s last-place finish this past season. It was...
Via New York Post
7 days ago

Where it went wrong: Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 exits

Another round is down, and another bunch of teams is packing up the stalls. None of these teams left quietly, but they all still find themselves headed for summer vacation. Here's a final look at the squads that made their playoff exits after Round 2.St. Louis Blues Despite being beat up and lacking in the special teams department headed into the playoffs, the Blues found a way to...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Rangers say goodbye to the season on break up day

Henrik Lundqvist, Derek Stepan, Brendan Smith and Rick Nash talk to reporters on clean out day at the New York Rangers practice facility, as the Blueshirts look back on the season.
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WATCH: Should the New York Rangers trade Henrik Lundqvist?

On SNY's Loud Mouths, Jon Hein and Dan Graca debate whether or not the New York Rangers should try to trade goaltender Henrik Lundqvist this offseason.
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Eastern Conference Final: Defending champs have a tough foe in the underdog

In a wild and whacky first round, the Eastern Conference competitors spent long shifts and more overtimes than we could count trying to tear each other to pieces. In Round 2, however, nuanced ways to settle old rivalries took shape. Now, just two squads remain. One team, the underdog from the previous round. The second, the defending champs. Here is a look at the rosters gearing...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Rangers fall to Senators in Game 6, season over at MSG

The New York Rangers were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a Game 6 loss to the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night. Henrik Lundqvist, Alain Vigneault, Ryan McDonagh, and Rick Nash met the media to discuss the end of the season for the Blueshirts.
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres, Rangers to play in 2018 Winter Classic at Citi Field

It’s hard to believe that, on New Year’s Day 2018, it will have been 10 years since the Sabres hosted the Penguins in the first-ever Winter Classic at then Ralph Wilson Stadium outside of Buffalo.In the 2018 edition, the Sabres will once again participate, this time playing the Rangers at Citi Field in Queens.It’s not the first time New York City has hosted outdoor NHL games...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: On the brink of elimination

Round 2 between the New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators has been full of momentum swings since Game 1.  The Senators won the first two games of the series at home, while the Rangers won Games 3 and 4 at Madison Square Garden.  Game 5 between the two teams went back and forth, but was ultimately won by the Senators in overtime, who now have a 3-2 lead in the series.Game 5 was...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL explains why Kyle Turris was not offsides on winning goal

Kyle Turris gave the Ottawa Senators a huge victory with a game-winning goal in overtime to lift his team over the New York Rangers 5-4 in Game 5 of their second-round playoff series on Saturday.Many Rangers fans were understandably frustrated about the goal being scored. Moreover, some complained that Turris was offsides for the play.Here’s a look at the goal, which shows Turris...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Mats Zuccarello is going to lead the New York Rangers to the Finals

In Game 6 against the Montreal Canadiens, Mats Zuccarello scored the game winning goal to advance New York to the Eastern Conference semifinals. With the Blueshirts down two games in their series against the Ottawa Senators, Zuccarello came out with yet another clutch performance.Game 3 against the Senators was a must win for New York. Earlier in the week, the Rangers lost in a heartbreaking...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators’ Bobby Ryan ejected, taunts Rangers fans on the way out

The series between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators is starting to heat up. Things got chippy in Game 4 as the Rangers held a commanding lead late in the third period. Facing an ugly defeat, Bobby Ryan tried to pick a fight with Dan Girardi and was ejected for his efforts.On his way out, Ryan made sure to stir things up with the fans too. Game 4 was a lopsided affair as...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rick Nash on the Rangers playoff series against the Senators

Rick Nash on the Rangers playoff series against the Senators.
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens have nobody to blame but themselves for early playoff exit

In this day and age, grit doesn’t win championships in sports. Unfortunately, the Montreal Canadiens didn’t get that memo and their season is now over sooner than expected because of it.Let’s rewind a little bit. In the previous offseason, general manager Marc Bergevin tried to swing for the fences in order to reshape a team that failed to qualify for the playoffs.Bergevin dealt...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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