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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’ 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...

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...

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...

Rick Nash Strikes Twice, New York Rangers Continue to Inch up the Standings as They Cruise Past Washington 4-1
January 20th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1***In a matchup of two teams headed in opposite directions, the team trending upwards came out on top. And it wasn't close. The New York Rangers trounced the free-falling Washington Capitals 4-1 at the Garden Sunday night, leading 3-0 after one, and cruising to victory. Rick Nash scored the first two...

Bested by Bishop: New York Rangers Can’t Solve Big Ben, Fall to the Lightning 2-1
January 15th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***Like the Beatles, a long summer day, and the 1994 hockey season, all good things must come to an end.  The New York Rangers' 3-game winning streak--which saw them play some of their best hockey of the year--was snapped Tuesday night when they fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Victor Hedman and...

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...

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...

The New York Rangers’ Don’t Bring “A” Game, Hold on to Beat Tampa 4-3
December 30th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
***PHOTO1***It's about time the New York Rangers won a game like this. On a night when they didn't play their best, when they were outshot by a sizeable margin, and when they were at less than full strength, the Rangers survived and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3. For once, the Rangers...

New York Rangers Lose 4-2 to Philadelphia Flyers, Fall Out of Playoff Picture
April 17th, 2013 at 7:17 AM
***VIDEO1*** This was a prime example of the New York Rangers being the New York Rangers. Literally, everyone they're fighting to reach the playoffs against won their respective games last night, and the Blueshirts go into Philadelphia and lay a dud against the Flyers, going down 4-2. The Philadelphia Flyers didn't even...

New York Rangers: Trade Rumors Involving Michael Del Zotto Need to Stop
March 20th, 2013 at 1:33 PM
***VIDEO1*** It is no secret that the New York Rangers are in the market to make a move at the trade deadline. ESPN's Pierre LeBrun notes that Dan Boyle of the San Jose Sharks would be a fit for the Rangers, as he's the right-handed, top-four, offensive minded forward they've been looking...

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 Vs Buffalo Sabres Preview: Ryan Miller is OUT
March 12th, 2013 at 3:38 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers head to Buffalo to take on the struggling Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night, a team that has just eight points in its last 10 games. The Blueshirts, on the other hand, have won five of their last six games and will once again look to leapfrog the...

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 Buffalo Sabres: Thomas Vanek OUT for Buffalo
March 3rd, 2013 at 6:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Buffalo Sabres (9-12-1, 19 points) come into Madison Square Garden tonight on a three-game winning streak, helping them close the gab between themselves and a playoff birth. The New York Rangers (9-8-2, 20 points) won their last game 4-1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning behind the return of stars Rick...

New York Rangers Look for Consistency After Big Win Vs Tampa Bay Lightning
March 3rd, 2013 at 12:44 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers had Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh and Michael Del Zotto return to the ice Thursday. The result: a 4-1 beating of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The score doesn't reflect how how lopsided the game really was as Mathieu Garon made 38 saves to keep his team "in...

New York Rangers Vs Tampa Bay Lightning: Blueshirts Look for Season Sweep
February 28th, 2013 at 4:08 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers (8-8-2, 18 points) enter Thursday night's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning (9-9-1, 19 points) as one of the league's coldest teams, currently riding a four-game losing streak. The slide all came with star forward Rick Nash sidelined with an undisclosed injury, but with the Rangers sending...

New York Rangers Expect Ryan McDonagh and Rick Nash to Play Tonight Vs Tampa Bay Lightning
February 28th, 2013 at 12:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** For the second consecutive day, both Rick Nash and Ryan McDonagh were on the ice, practicing with their New York Ranger teammates. Rick Nash has missed four straight games (all losses) with an undisclosed injury, and McDonagh missed Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. His injury also wasn't known, but...

New York Rangers Should Explore a Trade for Ryan Whitney
February 27th, 2013 at 5:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Edmonton Oilers don't have a spot for defenseman Ryan Whitney in their rotation, so the 30-year-old has been a healthy scratch for most of the year. The Oilers have said they're open to trading him, but there's one problem. They have no offers, according to Doug McLean via the Edmonton...