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New York Rangers Vs. LA Kings Preview: the Lovable Underdog Blueshirts?
June 3rd, 2014 at 2:40 PM
  #491762759 / gettyimages.com The New York Rangers have been many things in their 88-year history: the villain, the big-city big-budget fat cats, the retirement home for past-their-prime vets, and of course, perhaps most frequently, the underachievers. Plucky underdog is not a role this franchise historically fills, but it's the one these...

New York Rangers Vs. Montreal Canadians Preview: the Mirror Image of Myself Is…
May 16th, 2014 at 4:05 PM
        #484491599 / gettyimages.com The Conference Finals matchup between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadians features two teams that are remarkably similar. Both are small and speedy, have their greatest strength in net, are deep defensively, will struggle to score at times, and neither has made a trip to the Stanley...

No Shortage of New York Rangers Who Need to Step up as Game 7 Looms
April 30th, 2014 at 3:23 PM
For the second time in as many years, the New York Rangers find themselves in a do-or-die game 7 with less than 24 hours to prepare. This year, they'll have the comfort of home ice -- where two of their three wins this series have come -- to fall back on,...

The New York Rangers Should Be Itching for a Shot at Shaky Pittsburgh
April 29th, 2014 at 3:14 PM
These aren't your fathers Pittsburgh Penguins, no sir. Other than the two names at the top of the marquee, the Pittsburgh team that struggled so mightily to dispatch hardworking but under-talented Columbus in six games bares little resemblance to the championship squad of five years ago. Heck, these guys aren't...

At Long Last, Martin St. Louis is Showing the New York Rangers What He’s Capable Of
April 24th, 2014 at 11:36 PM
One of the biggest "what ifs" entering the playoffs was: how good can the Rangers be if Martin St. Louis plays like the two-time Art Ross winner he is? Three games -- and five points -- later, and we're getting closer to answering that question. St. Louis' struggles upon first arriving...

New York Rangers Squander Golden Opportunity, Now Likely Find Themselves in Yet Another Long Series
April 21st, 2014 at 3:32 PM
Unless the New York Rangers find a way to take two in Philly this week, odds are they're in for a long, hard fought series with the Philadelphia Flyers -- which really isn't a surprise. Ask any panel of NHL experts, and nearly all of them would've said this series...

New York Rangers Vs. Philadelphia Flyers Position-By-Position Breakdown
April 16th, 2014 at 10:20 PM
As a certain (in)famous wide receiver once said, getcha popcorn ready. New York Rangers-Philadelphia Flyers, for the first time since 1997, will be many things, and entertaining is sure to be one of them.  So without further ado, let's take a look at how this series breaks down in five categories:...

Who’s the Better Matchup for the New York Rangers: Philadelphia or Columbus?
April 12th, 2014 at 12:02 PM
With the New York Rangers having clinched the second seed in the Metropolitan Division -- and thus home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs -- the only question that remains is: who will they be facing? The two options are the Philadelphia Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets,...

New York Rangers Recall Jesper Fast, Tinker with Lines Again
April 7th, 2014 at 9:17 PM
In the ongoing effort to fill the hole in the lineup created by Chris Kreider's injury, the New York Rangers have recalled forward Jesper Fast from Hartford. Did anyone really expect they'd elect to go into the playoffs with Dominic Moore or Dan Carcillo on the third line? Fast made the...

Ryan McDonagh is “Day-to-Day;” Alain Vigneault Calls Out J.T. Miller
April 3rd, 2014 at 6:35 PM
Want the good news or the somewhat scandalous news first? We'll start with the good: New York Rangers' coach Alain Vigneault sounded optimistic about the injured left shoulder of defenseman Ryan McDonagh, deeming the stalwart "day-to-day," and adding "I don't think it's going to be very long."  McDonagh, who was injured Tuesday in...

Ryan McDonagh is not Seriously Injured; J.T. Miller Returned to Hartford
April 2nd, 2014 at 6:42 PM
When Ryan McDonagh was injured late in last nights victory in Vancouver, everyone in Rangersland held their breath. Today, it appears they can collectively exhale. McDonagh, who was injured after taking a blindside hit from Vancouver's Alex Burrows, did not suffer structural damage -- nor a separation or dislocation -- to his left...

Chris Kreider Has Hand Surgery, is Out Indefinitely
March 28th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
If the news was bleak on the Chris Kreider front earlier in the week, it got worse today, when The New York Rangers announced the winger is out indefinitely following surgery to repair his injured left hand today. "He got operated on today and he is out indefinitely, it's all I can...

With Win Number 302 in the Bag, Henrik Lundqvist’s Resume Lacks Just One Thing
March 20th, 2014 at 9:55 PM
Henrik Lundqvist has accomplished a great many things in his career: He's an Olympic Gold Medalist, a Vezina Trophy winner (and five-time finalist), has been an all-star thrice, was a finalist for the Hart and Lindsay in 2012, awards sparingly ever won by goaltenders, and as of Tuesday, he's the winningest goalie...

Trade Deadline Redux: the Martin St. Louis Deal Revisited a Week Later
March 12th, 2014 at 10:09 PM
Now that the dust has settled and the time for knee jerk reactions has passed, it's time to take a closer look at the swap of captains that took place when the New York Rangers sent Ryan Callahan and two draft picks to Tampa for Martin St. Louis. To Tampa, the...

New York Rangers Hit Snooze Button, Fall to Carolina 3-1
March 11th, 2014 at 11:33 PM
The good news? It's only one game. The bad news? Everything else. Flat from the start, the New York Rangers dropped a should-win against the Carolina Hurricanes, a team all but eliminated from the playoff hunt, 3-1. Kevin Klein provided the lone highlight of the game for the Blueshirts, notching his...

New York Rangers, Dan Girardi, Agree to Six-year, $33 Million Extension
February 28th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
***PHOTO1***One down, one to go? The New York Rangers have agreed to a six-year extension worth $33 million with defenseman Dan Girardi. The deal caries a reasonable $5.5 million cap hit, and reportedly includes a full no-movement clause the first three years, and a modified no-trade clause the final three. The pact...

Martin St. Louis Wants to Be a New York Ranger
February 26th, 2014 at 10:30 PM
 ***PHOTO1***What's the best way to get a Hart Trophy winner and two-time NHL scoring champ? Draft one. But having one engineer a trade to your side is a close second. And it appears that's exactly what Martin St. Louis is looking to do. Rumors broke last week that the mightiest of...

New York Rangers’ Player Grades, Part 5
February 25th, 2014 at 5:39 PM
***PHOTO1***With NHL games finally drawing near, let's finish up our look at the New York Rangers' defense Corp, with an examination of Marc Staal, John Moore, and Kevin Klein. Marc Staal When Marc Staal came into camp healthy at long last, played well in the preseason, and scored the Rangers' lone goal...

New York Rangers Living to Regret Selection of Dylan McIlrath
February 24th, 2014 at 10:52 PM
 ***PHOTO1***When the New York Rangers' made defenseman Dylan McIlrath the 10th overall pick in the 2010 draft, it raised more than a few eyebrows. Almost four full years later, those eyebrows are still raised. McIlrath, nicknamed "The Undertaker" in his junior hockey days in Moose Jaw, is a player who, if you...

On the Ryan Callahan Rumor Mill, and the Bizarre Source of the Latest Conjecture
February 23rd, 2014 at 10:12 PM
***PHOTO1***Boomer Esiason: Talk show host, former NFL Quarterback, and...NHL trade breaker? The first two we know, the third is apparently a new line of work Esiason is trying out. Saturday, Boomer took to twitter, and set the NHL rumor mill ablaze by tweeting this gem: Its coming and it will be huge. Surprising,...