Category: ‘Quick Hits’

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...