Derek discusses Rangers live

At the bottom of the hour in five minutes, I’ll be discussing the importance of tonight’s game for the Rangers. Coming in losers of three straight, they need to win one of their final four games to clinch the playoffs. Facing former coach John Tortorella’s Blue Jackets presents another opportunity against a non-playoff team.

Considering how much they’ve struggled, can they finally wrap it up? Or will it continue to be the same old story? And what of Alain Vigneault’s unwillingness to change his lineup, excluding Dylan McIlrath and Oscar Lindberg.

Check out Derek Felix live on Hard Hits Network for a quick preview of tonight.

Full 15-minutes complete on the issues plaguing the team which have more to do with the coach who’s had a lot of success in his three seasons on Broadway. Check out the podcast below or on your time:

Flex discusses Rangers issues 4-4-16

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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