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Realistic Expectations for the New York Rangers

The word realistic is something that most Blueshirt fans don’t go by. Of course, there’s a lot of enthusiasm based on an exciting off-season. Why shouldn’t we be excited? I’m not going to be a Debbie downer here. I’m looking … Continue reading

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Buchnevich re-signing signals the likely end for Kreider

A few days away from salary arbitration, the Rangers and right wing Pavel Buchnevich agreed on a new contract. As expected, he received a payment between the projected $2.5 to 3.5 million range. The 24-year old Russian forward will earn … Continue reading

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By signing Trouba for an average of $8 million over seven years, Rangers are under the pressure cooker

In the unforgiving sweltering summer heat here in the Big Apple, the insane combination of near century mark temperatures with high humidity has made it very uncomfortable for most New Yorkers. This weekend could see some record breakers during the … Continue reading

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Buchnevich and Trouba file for arbitration as hockey offseason cools off

Yesterday, Pavel Buchnevich and Jacob Trouba filed for salary arbitration. It’s not exciting news for the Rangers. They still have four unsigned Group II free agents including Tony DeAngelo and Brendan Lemieux. Neither of which were arbitration eligible. After signing … Continue reading

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How Trouba fell into Gorton’s lap

It never made any sense from the beginning. When the Rangers announced the trade last night for Jacob Trouba, the return the Winnipeg Jets got was for a better description, severely lacking. So, how did they only wind up with … Continue reading

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Rangers steal Trouba away from Winnipeg

OFFICIAL: #NYR have acquired defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the 2019 #NHLDraft (originally from WPG). pic.twitter.com/rZTXYv4YG1 — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) June 17, 2019 In an absolute … Continue reading

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Game #82: A positive conclusion in Quinn’s rookie year

Last night, the Rangers played their final game of rookie coach David Quinn’s rookie year. Like over a quarter of the games, Game 82 required overtime. The Penguins were still playing for something. A shot at home ice in the … Continue reading

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Game #78: A Georgie Special as Buchnevich and Strome stay hot in win at Flyers

Some might say, ‘What’s the point in winning these games?’ I think Marc Staal said it best the other day. You don’t teach losing at any level. It’s about competing every game no matter what. Or in hockey terms, every … Continue reading

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Game #76: Big Bad Bruins humiliate Andersson and Rangers

I don’t often start off recaps like this. But I’m pretty ticked off at how that game ended. By that, I mean the way the big bad Bruins had to avenge Patrice Bergeron for a questionable hit by Lias Andersson … Continue reading

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Game #75: Yet another Penguins humiliation

Well, at least they started out well. The Rangers actually got the game’s first two goals. Then, the Penguins remembered who they are and humiliated the Blueshirts 5-2 at MSG to improve to 3-0 versus our team. They’ve now outscored … Continue reading

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