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Liberty Science Center Presents: Sports Science Behind Leverage
February 23rd, 2014 at 7:10 AM
As part of the new "Gridiron Glory" exhibit appearing at the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey -- an exhibit featuring a number of items from the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- Sports Media 101 will feature a series of articles pertaining to the science behind several sports. Enjoy! Leverage...

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 3
February 16th, 2014 at 8:10 PM
***PHOTO1***Two forward lines down, two to go. Let's take a look at the New York Rangers third trio of Brad Richards, Ryan Callahan, and Carl Hagelin. Brad Richards Coming off a dismal 2012-13 campaign in which he was even worse than the numbers indicated, Brad Richards desperately needed a bounce back year....

New York Rangers Player Grades, Part 2
February 14th, 2014 at 4:38 PM
***PHOTO1***After a two-day hiatus for some Olympic material, it's back to report card time for the Blueshirts. Today, it'll be the New York Rangers' second line of Mats Zuccarello, Derick Brassard, and Benoit Pouliot on trial. Mats Zuccarello What Ranger has been better than the little big man so far? No forward, that's...

Olympic Hockey Preview: What to Expect from the New York Rangers’ Sochi 7
February 12th, 2014 at 3:40 PM
***PHOTO1***In case anyone forgot, The New York Rangers sent seven players to the Olympics this year: Americans Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, and Ryan Callahan, Swedes Henrik Lundqvist and Carl Hagelin, Canadian Rick Nash, and the Norwegian hobbit-wizard Mats Zuccarello. Some will play in unfamiliar roles, while others might not play at all. For 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...

New York Rangers Enter Break on a High Note, Slip Past Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3
February 8th, 2014 at 12:46 PM
***PHOTO1***The Rangers followed up one of their most disappointing losses of the season with one of their most impressive wins, beating the Penguins on the road 4-3 in a shootout. Benoit Pouliot had two, Dan Girardi one plus a litany of blocks, and Brad Richards notched the shootout winner.  If they played...

Rangers Host Oilers Tonight in Last Game Before the Ryan Callahan “Deadline”
February 6th, 2014 at 4:05 PM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers enter tonight's matchup with the Oilers playing perhaps their best hockey of the year. The Blueshirts are on a season-best 4-game winning streak that's seen them massacre opponents by a cumulative score of 18-6. With 65 points, and a 15-5-1 mark their last 21, the Rangers are officially...

Whether He Stays or Goes, If Ryan Callahan Heats up, the Rangers are the Beneficiaries
February 5th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1***In last nights 5-1 drubbing of the thoroughly overmatched Colorado Avalanche, Ryan Callahan scored two goals, giving him 11 in what's been an injury plagued, frustrating season for the Rangers' captain. Before last night, Callahan had tallied just two goals in his last 19 games. Unless you've been living under a rock for...

New York Rangers Begin Stretch of 3 Games in 4 Nights; Latest on Ryan Callahan’s Contract Demands
February 4th, 2014 at 4:22 PM
***PHOTO1***When the Colorado Avalanche come to the Garden tonight, it'll be the first of 3 games in 4 nights for The New York Rangers. The final game of this stretch--in Pittsburgh on Friday--is the Blueshirts last contest before a different set of games--those of the Olympic variety--begin. In between those two,...

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...

Gone Baby Gone or Oh Captain My Captain? Latest on Ryan Callahan Rumors
February 2nd, 2014 at 1:56 PM
***PHOTO1***Depending on who you believe, New York Rangers' captain Ryan Callahan could've already played his last game in Broadway blue, or could see his contract stalemate drag all the way to the March 5th trade deadline. Larry Brooks of The Post says Glen Sather has installed this upcoming Friday's pre-Sochi roster...

New York Rangers Blitz Islanders Late, Put Their Rivals Playoff Hopes on Life Support with 4-1 Victory
February 1st, 2014 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1***It was a lot closer than the typical 4-1 game, but it counts all the same.  After being outplayed for the majority of the first two periods, the New York Rangers took control in the third and struck for three unanswered goals--the last one an empty netter--to secure a 4-1 win...

If the New York Rangers Do Deal Ryan Callahan or Dan Girardi, Don’t Expect a King’s Ransom in Return
January 31st, 2014 at 4:28 PM
***PHOTO1***With the revelation that the New York Rangers would be willing to deal Ryan Callahan and/or Dan Girardi if they don't sign before the March 5th trade deadline, the next, most obvious, question becomes: What could they get? Probably not as much as John Q. Fan would like. A look at recent...

New York Rangers Squeeze by Islanders 2-1, Sweep Frigid Stadium Series
January 30th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1***Dean Martin once crooned "Baby, it's cold outside," and none of the 50,000+ that were on hand at Yankee Stadium would be inclined to disagree. The New York Rangers dispatched the New York Islanders 2-1 with temperatures hovering in the teens, and a wind chill factor making it feel like single digits at...

New York Rangers and New York Islanders All Set to Take the “Battle of New York” Outdoors
January 29th, 2014 at 3:16 PM
***PHOTO1***The "New York" part of the title phrase is perhaps a bit liberal, but when the Rangers and Islanders get together, it is always a battle. When they take it outside tonight under the lights in Yankee Stadium, it doesn't figure to be any different. While part one of the Stadium...

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...

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...

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...

Notes, Musings, and Quotes from the New York Rangers 2-1 Loss to St. Louis
January 24th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1***In what really wasn't a bad effort, the Rangers fell to the Blues last night 2-1, despite outshooting the boys from St. Louie 35-25 and getting another goal from Rick Nash (make it 10 in 10 games). With the loss, the Blueshirts (27-23-3) have dropped back to back games for...