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Strength of Schedule, or Lack Thereof, Favors the New York Rangers Down the Stretch
March 18th, 2014 at 5:21 PM
Of the 13 games left on the New York Rangers' schedule, just five are against teams that are currently in or near playoff position. They'll see Columbus and Philadelphia once, in a pair of games that will essentially count double, Phoenix, Colorado, and Montreal in the season finale. The remaining eight...

New York Rangers Victorious in “Let’s Take This Outside” Part 1; Need to Raise Their Level of Play Within the Division
January 27th, 2014 at 3:07 PM
***PHOTO1***The Rangers scored an impressive 7-3 victory over the Devils yesterday in the first of two games they'll play in the big ballpark in the Bronx, but the win serves to illuminate an ongoing issue for the Blueshirts: Winning--or more specifically their failure to win--within their own division.   The Stadium...

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...

Who are the New York Rangers?
January 6th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
***PHOTO1***Will the real New York Rangers please stand up? In their last two games, its been two radically different results for the Blueshirts. They embarrassed Toronto 7-1 on Saturday, but laid an egg the night before against Pittsburgh 5-2. For a team that is 21-20-2, inconsistency has been a serious problem all...

Conor Allen Sent Back to Hartford; Notes About Last Night’s Throttling of Toronto
January 5th, 2014 at 4:47 PM
***PHOTO1***After being made a healthy scratch last night, Conor Allen is headed back to Hartford. The Chicago native played 3 games with the big club, and didn't look bad, but for the time being is the victim of a numbers game. The move really doesn't come as a surprise, given that...

New York Rangers Acquire Dan Carcillo from LA for 7th Rounder
January 4th, 2014 at 5:20 PM
***PHOTO1***With Derek Dorsett on the mend, the New York Rangers wasted little time in acquiring a player with a similar skill set, sending a conditional 7th round pick to the Los Angeles Kings for the pugnacious Dan Carcillo. The 6-foot, 203-pound Carcillo has played in 26 games for the Kings this year, scoring...

New York Rangers’ Marc Staal Back in, Anton Stralman Close
December 30th, 2013 at 9:11 PM
***PHOTO1***Marc Staal, who has missed the last ten games with a concussion, will be back in the lineup for the New York Rangers tomorrow night in Florida. Staal last played 12/7 against the New Jersey Devils, when he was injured after taking a Reid Boucher shoulder to the jaw. With Staal back...

Michael Del Zotto with Unknown Team in Europe
October 29th, 2012 at 5:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto will be the fourth member of the team to sign a contract to play overseas. It isn't known which team Del Zotto has signed with, however. ***PHOTO2*** Del Zotto has plenty of options as he has teammates playing in the KHL (Ryan McDonagh), the Swiss League...

NHL Cancels Remainder of Preseason Schedule
September 27th, 2012 at 3:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** The NHL went ahead and canceled the remainder of the 2012 preseason schedule Thursday. The league had previously canceled games through Sept. 30, but with that date approaching fast, they were forced to cancel more. The NHL and NHL Players' Association are scheduled to meet tomorrow in New York, but the two...

James Dolan: ‘I Want Us to Play Hockey’
September 10th, 2012 at 10:57 AM
***PHOTO1*** There is less than a week for the NHL and NHLPA to reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement. If the two sides don't strike a deal, the NHL will see it's second lockout in 10 years. There has been little optimism about a deal being struck, especially after...

BREAKING: New York Rangers Acquire Rick Nash
July 23rd, 2012 at 2:51 PM
According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the New York Rangers have acquired right wing Rick Nash from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Dreger has reported center Brandon Dubinsky, defenseman Tim Erixson, and a first are three pieces headed back to Columbus with more going the other way. Details to follow.

Will Brandon Prust Return to the New York Rangers?
June 20th, 2012 at 8:30 PM
One offseason topic that is making headlines is Brandon Prust's future (or lack there of) in New York. Prust becomes an unrestricted free-agent on July 1st, and whether or not he and the Rangers will be able to agree on contract terms is up in the air at this point.  Prust...

Zach Parise Says “No” to New York Rangers
June 14th, 2012 at 4:48 PM
Today the Stanley Cup runner-up New Jersey Devils had their locker clean-out day. The top offseason story so far has surrounded the speculation around where captain Zach Parise will end up, as he is a free agent. The New York Rangers, who are in desperate need of a top-line scorer,...

How Would Zach Parise Be Welcomed If He Came to New York
June 7th, 2012 at 8:19 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** It is well known around the NHL that New Jersey Devil's longtime captain Zach Parise may be wearing a different uniform next season. Many team names have been thrown around as possible destinations for the veteran, none more intriguing than the New York Rangers. Let us take a second to...

Mats Zuccarello to Play in Russia
June 5th, 2012 at 7:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** Reports have confirmed that New York Rangers' forward Mats Zuccarello has signed a one-year contract to play hockey in Russia. The 24-year-old has committed to the Kontinental Hockey League, becoming a member of the Metallurg Magnitogorsk (say that five times fast). According to the same source, Zuccarello's lack of playing time...

Gaborik to Undergo Shoulder Surgery; Out Six Months
June 4th, 2012 at 6:10 PM
***PHOTO1***  The New York Rangers' regular-season scoring leader will have surgery to repair a tear in his shoulder muscle. Marian Gaborik, who has been heavily criticized for a lackluster performance in the Rangers' recent playoff run that ended in the Eastern Conference Finals, is not using the injury as an excuse...

Rangers GM Still Recovering from Playoff Oust
May 31st, 2012 at 11:36 AM
***PHOTO1*** The General Manager of the New York Rangers is having as tough a time as any letting go of his teams' exit from the playoffs. Glen Sather said recently of his current state, "We just got knocked out a couple of days ago... It's tough enough to go to bed at...

New York Rangers Sign Swede Jesper Fast
May 29th, 2012 at 4:23 PM
In one of their first big offseason moves, the New York Rangers have agreed to terms with 20-year-old Jesper Fast. The Swedish forward has been playing in Sweden's Elite League this season and has recorded five goals and 11 assists in 21 games according to ESPN.com. The details of the...

With Game 7 Win, New York Rangers Meet Washington Capitals Again
April 26th, 2012 at 12:10 AM
  Tonight the Washington Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 in an epic Game 7. The game was sent into a series-deciding overtime period and the Caps' Joel Ward was able to push one past Tim Thomas almost three minutes into the extra session.    ***PHOTO1***     The Capitals win means that should the Rangers...

New York Rangers Vs. Ottawa Senators Game 6 Preview
April 23rd, 2012 at 6:18 PM
  Here is a quick look inside what the Rangers and Senators look like heading into tonight’s crucial Game 6…   -       Brian Boyle is inactive after suffering a concussion in Game 5 from a hit by Chris Neil, who received no suspension from the league. -       Carl Hagelin, after serving a 3-game suspension,...