Tag Archives: 2020 Draft

Can Lafreniere rebound in the second half to save his season?

When they somehow lucked into winning the two-part 2020 NHL Lottery after getting eliminated by the Hurricanes in the Stanley Cup Qualifier, the Rangers knew Alexis Lafreniere would be the number one pick in the Draft. Even after former GM … Continue reading

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Still without answers, Gallant’s desperation beginning to show, depth hurting Rangers after loss to well balanced Devils, a closer look into the trust issues with young players

The differences between two bitter Hudson rivals was on full display at MSG on Monday night. For Gerard Gallant, that isn’t a positive development. A good man still searching for answers, he has very few right now. What transpired was … Continue reading

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Will Kakko ever be a consistent goal scorer? Issues facing the Rangers as first half wraps up

The scouting reports were glowing. Many hockey pundits felt very strongly that then prospect Kaapo Kakko would become a good finisher at the NHL level. “Kaapo Kakko is a very good player,” said TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button following … Continue reading

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Despite encouraging win over Blue Jackets, Rangers not doing Lafreniere any favors

Winning is supposed to be fun. But if you think this is a Cup contender, you need your head examined. Making the playoffs is a goal for this team. By winning 5-3 over the Blue Jackets, the Rangers checked off … Continue reading

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The development of the kids is a process for Rangers

By now, you’ve seen the numbers. They don’t lie. There is no way to explain what’s happening with Alexis Lafreniere. 15 Games Played 1 Goal 0 Assists 1 Point -7 Rating 2 Penalty Minutes 21 Shots Since getting the thrilling … Continue reading

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Without Panarin, now is the time to find out about Lafreniere

When the Rangers skate against the Bruins tonight at MSG for the second time in three days, they’ll be without star forward Artemi Panarin. The left wing suffered a lower-body injury when he got tangled up with Chris Wagner in … Continue reading

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Rangers sign first round pick Braden Schneider to AHL contract, Devils re-sign Jesper Bratt

In some more local hockey news, both the Rangers and Devils made interesting moves. Each signed a young player. One will be on an NHL roster as expected while the other will get their first taste of pro hockey in … Continue reading

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Devils sign Dmitry Kulikov, re-sign Nicholas Merkley, Alexander Holtz off to a good start

The Devils signed Dmitry Kulikov to a one-year deal worth $1.15 million. A veteran defenseman of 11 years, Kulikov will turn 30 on Oct. 29. He’s a good skating, left shooting D who can log around 20 minutes in a … Continue reading

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Rangers Draft mostly North American players with a twist

If Day One wasn’t a surprise with Alexis Lafreniere going first and Braden Schneider being a player they targeted by trading up to number 19, then the Rangers Draft on Day Two was again mostly focused on North American players … Continue reading

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Rangers deal Lias Andersson to Kings for the 60th pick, take forward William Cuylle

Very Cuylle 😎 pic.twitter.com/3aQV9WhEld — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 7, 2020 Day Two of the NHL Draft is very busy. Rounds 2-7 continue at lightning speed with the two-day event concluding later tonight. For the Rangers, that meant saying … Continue reading

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