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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,...

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...

Mats Zuccarello Out 3-4 Weeks, Derek Dorsett Close to Returning
February 22nd, 2014 at 12:55 PM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers confirmed the original diagnosis of a non-displaced fracture in Mats Zuccarello's left hand yesterday, and set the timetable for the wingers return at 3-4 weeks. The 3-4 week recovery estimate is from the day the injury occurred, not today, meaning the timetable actually started Sunday the...

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...

Mats Zuccarello Has a Fractured Hand, Timetable for Return Uncertain
February 19th, 2014 at 2:16 PM
***PHOTO1***Hope for the best, be prepared for worst. That was the motto amongst New York Rangers' fans when Mats Zuccarello appeared in Sochi yesterday morning with his left hand wrapped in a bandage. Turns out, it's the worst, or pretty close to it at least. An MRI taken in Russia revealed today the...

Mats Zuccarello Injured, Misses Norway’s Game Against Host Russians
February 18th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
***PHOTO1***As if Norway wasn't a big enough underdog in their do-or-die qualification round match this morning with the host Russians, they went into the game down their lone NHL player, Mats Zuccarello. Norway lost 4-0. But the bigger story now becomes the status of the New York Rangers' Zuccarello. The Hobbit...

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...

The Better Late than Never Olympic Hockey Predictions
February 13th, 2014 at 8:47 PM
***PHOTO1***Just about every Olympic hockey tournament has an underdog team that ends up medaling unexpectedly. 2010 in Vancouver had two: USA and Finland, neither of which was considered an odds-on favorite headed into the games.  This year may well be an exception. With the 2014 games in Sochi underway, four powerhouses--USA,...

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...

The Classic Trap Game: New York Rangers Fall to Oilers 2-1, Take on Pittsburgh Tonight
February 7th, 2014 at 12:10 PM
***PHOTO1***Chalk this one up to "live and learn." The Rangers came out flat against an inferior opponent, played a sloppy first, and were never able to fully seize control of the game in falling 2-1 to the downtrodden Oilers. Some notes on the performance: -Edmonton is a talented--but bad--hockey team. When dealing...

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...