Amanda Borges leaves the Rangers

There won’t only be changes on the ice this hockey season. There are also changes off the ice. Already, we’ve seen accomplished MSG veteran Deb Placey leave following a very successful stint that lasted over 20 years. She went from working Sports Desk to covering both the Islanders and Devils in a hosting role the past decade. I wish her the very best.

Aside from The Garden opting not to bring back Ron Duguay for Hockey Night Live, MSG also lost Amanda Borges. Today was her final day with the Rangers. It was a couple of years ago that she was hired fresh out of Jacksonville where she was a Jaguars reporter and on-air host. She replaced well respected hockey scribe Jim Cerny as a reporter and Digital host, creating social content of the players we enjoy watching.

In two seasons, she did a good job providing Rangers fans with key interviews with players and entertaining insight. She brought a refreshing quality to games, always smiling and having fun while being professional. Borges isn’t just a pretty face, but someone with a bright future. That will now continue on the West coast. She announced it on both Instagram and Twitter.

I definitely enjoyed what she brought to the games. Her interviews were always refreshing and kept things light. She did some fun bits as well, which were highlighted in her going away message on Instagram. It looks like she’s headed to California for some West Coast fun and warmer weather. She won’t have to worry about the winter.

Best of luck to Amanda. Thank you for your Rangers coverage. It was fun.

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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