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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,...

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 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...

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...

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...

Sayonara DZ: Rangers Ship Michael Del Zotto to Preds for Defenseman Kevin Klein; is There More to Come?
January 22nd, 2014 at 3:28 PM
***PHOTO1***Bringing to fruition a move that's seemed inevitable for a long time now, the New York Rangers have shipped underachieving defenseman Michael Del Zotto to the Nashville Predators for fellow D-man Kevin Klein. The 29-year old Klein--a right handed shot--has a goal and two assists this season for Nashville, to go...

New York Rangers Upend Defending Champs 3-2
January 9th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***A show of hands, who honestly expected that? Anyone? The New York Rangers played as well as anyone could've possibly expected--given the opponent--in dispatching the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on the road. Brad Richards, Mats Zuccarello, and Carl Hagelin all scored their 11th of the season--with Hagelin's rebound goal in the 3rd proving...

Some New York Rangers’ Musings at the Season’s Midpoint
January 1st, 2014 at 7:39 PM
***PHOTO1***Seasons end, years go by, and quite frankly, the New York Rangers aren't shedding any tears as they wave bye-bye to 2013.  At the official midpoint of their season, the Rangers find themselves at 20-19-2, good for 42 points, and on the outside of the playoff picture. Using the old rule of thumb...

A Very Alain Vigneault Christmas (Joyeux Noël)
December 26th, 2013 at 7:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** It’s the holidays, and in the spirit of the season, let’s take a lyrical look at what Alain Vigneault left under the tree for his players, on this his first Christmas as the New York Rangers' head coach. On the day after Christmas, my new coach gave to me: Henrik Lundqvist: a...

Don’t Blame Alain Vigneault for the New York Rangers’ Struggles
December 20th, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Bring in a new coach, and magically, all of the New York Rangers’ woes would disappear, right? Implement a new system, and the Blueshirts would suddenly turn into the high-flying ’84 Oilers, isn’t that how it was supposed to work? If only it were that simple.  ***PHOTO1*** There’s plenty of blame to be...

New York Rangers Vs Washington Capitals: Series Preview
May 2nd, 2013 at 2:21 PM
***VIDEO1*** Anyone else struggling to get through work/school today? This is what the NHL playoffs does. It's the most exciting time of the year for hockey fans, and even those who don't really watch the game are impressed what this time of year means to the NHL. The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs being...

New York Rangers Defeat the New York Islanders in Overtime Behind Henrik Lundqvist Shutout
April 14th, 2013 at 12:14 PM
***VIDEO1*** Sorry for the delay on this, but it didn't seem right celebrating last night's win while my alma mater got shut out by Yale in the NCAA Frozen Four championship. However, what a great game between the New York Rangers and New York Islanders as the Blueshirts came away with an...

New York Rangers Look to Continue Losing Ways of Florida Panthers
March 21st, 2013 at 4:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers welcome the Florida Panthers into Madison Square Garden Thursday night on Captain Ryan Callahan's birthday. The Panthers rank dead last in the Eastern Conference, as they're riddled with injuries, and they're just struggling as a result of it. The Rangers on the other hand have won two...

New York Rangers Beat the New Jersey Devils and Move Back into the Playoff Picture
March 19th, 2013 at 9:58 PM
***PHOTO1*** Another strong performance by Henrik Lundqvist helped the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils on the road and climb back into the playoff picture. The Rangers beat the Devils 3-2, with Rick Nash scoring the game-winning goal in the second period. Henrik Lundqvist made three great saves with the...

New York Rangers Lose 3-1 to Buffalo Sabres
March 12th, 2013 at 10:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's official. The New York Rangers are to struggling goaltenders as the New York Yankees are to a washed up fifth starter. The Buffalo Sabres (10-14-3, 23 points) started backup Jhonas Enroth Tuesday night in place of Ryan Miller, who allegedly has a sinus infection, who hadn't won a game in...

New York Rangers Win 4th Straight Behind Rick Nash and Marian Gaborik Late Goals
March 7th, 2013 at 9:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers went into the Nassau Coliseum with most of the fans in attendance supporting them, rather than the home team. The energy from the crowed helped propel them to a 2-1 overtime victory over the New York Islanders. It's the fourth straight win the the Rangers (12-8-2, 26...

New York Rangers Vs New York Islanders: Stopping John Tavares
March 7th, 2013 at 4:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** Both the New York Rangers (11-8-2, 24 points) and New York Islanders (10-11-2, 22 points) enter Thursday night's contest on winning streaks. The Rangers matched their largest winning streak of the season (three games) with a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday. The Islanders, defeated the No. 1 seed...

New York Rangers: Why Dan Girardi’s Boarding Penalty is not Suspension Worthy
March 4th, 2013 at 7:32 PM
***VIDEO1*** After news broke of Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta being suspended for five games, we just wanted to take the time to eliminate Dan Girardi's hit on Tyler Ennis in overimte from the equation. Sure, Buffalo fans may very well argue that Girardi's hit was vicious, and because it's boarding he...

New York Rangers Beat Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in Shootout
March 3rd, 2013 at 10:54 PM
***VIDEO1*** It was the type of game that would remind you of the 2011-12 New York Rangers. The Rangers used their grit to outlast the Buffalo Sabres in the end and win the shootout for a 3-2 victory, earning two points. Rick Nash had a goal and an assist, as well as...

New York Rangers Fans: Stop the Cries to Fire John Tortorella
February 26th, 2013 at 12:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's no secret that the New York Rangers have gotten off to a sluggish start to the 2013 season, being 8-7-2 (18 points), but why has the fan base all of a sudden completely turned on the coach? Just because the team didn't race out to a hot start and take...