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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...

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...

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...

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...

The Dreaded Letdown Game: New York Rangers’ Forecheck Snowed in by Isles, Fall 5-3
January 22nd, 2014 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1***For the second time in as many games, Rick Nash struck in short order for the games first two goals, but unlike the Capitals two nights before, the New York Islanders refused to follow the script and go quietly into the snowy New York night. Nash scored a minute into the...

Rick Nash Lifts New York Rangers Over Dallas with Late Goal
January 11th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***If the main prerogative for the Rangers entering the second half of the season was to wake their two stars--Rick Nash and Henrik Lundqvist--from their respective slumbers, they're making progress, bit by bit. Nash scored with under 2 minutes remaining to break a tie--just seconds after Tyler Seguin nearly gave Dallas the...

New York Rangers to Send 7 to Sochi for Olympics
January 7th, 2014 at 4:10 PM
***PHOTO1***With today's announcement of the outstanding Olympic rosters, the New York Rangers will officially send 7 players to the Olympic games beginning February 8th. In addition to previously announced Americans Ryan Callahan, Ryan McDonagh, and Derek Stepan, Rick Nash will represent Canada, Mats Zuccarello goes for Norway, and a pair of...

New York Rangers Mysteriously Take First Half of Game Off, Fall to Penguins 5-2
January 4th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***You simply cannot play half a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins and expect to win. But, that's what the New York Rangers tried to get away with in Pittsburgh--it backfired--as the Blueshirts fell to the severely shorthanded Pens 5-2.  Pittsburgh--playing without Malkin and Letang, among others--was all over the Rangers from the...

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...

New York Rangers Win Game 3 Thanks to Timely Scoring
May 7th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers returned to Madison Square Garden and took Game 3 from the Washington Capitals to make this an exciting series once again. It was a must-win game for New York as a 3-0 deficit would be insurmountable, especially for the team having trouble putting the puck in...

New York Rangers News: Marc Staal Takes Part in Full Practice
April 17th, 2013 at 3:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** Wednesday brought along good news for the New York Rangers as Marc Staal took part in a full team practice for the first time since his eye injury. Staal had been staking on his own recently, and took part in some practices wearing a non-contact jersey, but today marked the first...

New York Rangers Should Add Depth at Trade Deadline
March 25th, 2013 at 3:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the April 3 NHL Trade Deadline looming, the pressure is on for all 30 general managers to make the right move(s) for their teams moving forward. The man under the most pressure may very well be Glen Sather of the New York Rangers. The Rangers came into the lockout-shortened season as...

New York Rangers Eyeing Defenseman Andrej Sustr
March 19th, 2013 at 11:41 AM
***VIDEO1*** It has been no secret that the New York Rangers are looking for defensemen as the trade deadline nears. Two weeks ago, they put in a waiver claim for veteran Roman Hamrlik, who really hasn't panned out in his first few games as a Blueshirt. With the timetable for Marc Staal's...

Jordan Staal Optimistic Brother Marc Staal of New York Rangers Will Return This Season
March 19th, 2013 at 10:53 AM
***PHOTO1*** Prior to last night's game between the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers, Jordan Staal saw his brother, Marc, for the first time since the defenseman suffered his eye injury. Marc Staal has missed six games since his left eye was struck by a slap shot in the team's 4-2 win...

New York Rangers Vs Carolina Hurricanes Preview: Return of the Money Line
March 18th, 2013 at 4:28 PM
***VIDEO1*** With the New York Rangers struggling to score goals, and gain points in the standings, head coach John Tortorella has decided to shift his lines around and put his three highest paid players back together on a line. Marian Gaborik, Brad Richards and Rick Nash played together earlier in the year...

New York Rangers: Marc Staal ‘Still a Ways Out’ According to Brother Eric in Wake of Rangers Vs Carolina Hurricanes Matchup
March 18th, 2013 at 11:16 AM
***PHOTO1*** Be prepared to hear Sam Rosen of MSG Networks tell you that three Staal brothers won't be on the ice tonight when the New York Rangers take on the Carolina Hurricanes. The three Staal brothers in the NHL had tonight's game at Madison Square Garden circled on the calendar, as it...

New York Rangers Shut Out by Pittsburgh Penguins for 2nd Time This Season
March 16th, 2013 at 5:44 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers went into battle with the Pittsburgh Penguins for a matinee against their division rivals and walked it with their second 3-0 loss to the Penguins in three games this season. The Penguins (21-7-0, 42 points) extend their lead in the Atlantic Division as well as their dominance...

New York Rangers Expect Marc Staal Back in 2-3 Weeks
March 11th, 2013 at 12:21 PM
***VIDEO1*** There is some positive news on the Marc Staal front, as the New York Rangers expect Staal to miss only about another 2-3 weeks. ***PHOTO1*** This may be the best possible scenario for Staal, who was believed to be out much longer when the puck made contact with his eye. Initial thoughts...

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...