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Rangers’ shortsighted thinking on roster could cost them the promising Kravtsov

What a difference 24 hours makes. A day ago, I was very excited to post my half glass full expectations for an improved New York Rangers who begin play at old Patrick Division rival Washington on Tuesday night. While that … Continue reading

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Rangers deal for rights to Goodrow, ship Howden to Vegas, Rooney a surprise protect, Price and Landeskog among big names left unprotected

In a move that felt like a home run, the Rangers acquired the exclusive negotiating rights to center Barclay Goodrow before Saturday’s 3 PM freeze. They parted with a ’22 seventh round pick to the Lightning, who knew they were … Continue reading

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Protection Lists Due Saturday, Rangers add Mike Kelly and Gord Murphy to coaching staff, Panthers buyout Yandle, Devils trade for Ryan Graves and re-sign Mike McLeod

It’s the quiet before the storm. In anticipation of next Wednesday’s Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft on July 21, teams are preparing for a hectic off-season. Each of the 31 teams will lose an unprotected player off their roster to Seattle. … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Wrap Up: Lightning Repeat, Kucherov trolls Canadiens’ fans, McDonagh dominant, Vasilevskiy wins Conn Smythe, Rangers sign Howden in preparation for Expansion Draft

It’s already been three days since the Stanley Cup wrapped up. Indeed, Lightning struck twice with the dominant Bolts blanking the Canadiens 1-0 in Game Five to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions at home in front of a near capacity … Continue reading

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Kids prove that the Blueshirts have bright future

The final score read Rangers 5, Bruins 4 in the 56th and final game of the ’21 season. At least it ended on a better note. They snapped the merciful five-game losing streak that derailed any playoffs along with the … Continue reading

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Exhibition not worth continuing to watch, Dolan speaks and Buchnevich gets suspended a game, a guest appearance on my friend’s podcast

After two periods of passionless hockey, I’ve opted out. The forty minutes are enough. With the Rangers on their way to a fifth consecutive loss in uncompetitive fashion at Boston trailing 3-0, what’s the point? Even diehard fans like myself … Continue reading

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A telling quote from Strome, important off-season is ahead for Blueshirts

Following last night’s 3-0 shutout loss to the Islanders, Ryan Strome was made available to the media in the postgame. He had an interesting assessment on why the Rangers struggled to win games against their Long Island rivals. “They are … Continue reading

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Rangers blanked again by Varlamov as grinding Islanders clinch playoffs in final game at Nassau Coliseum

Unlike Thursday’s travesty which was a total humiliation, tonight was predictable. Skating without physical cogs Jacob Trouba, Chris Kreider and Ryan Lindgren, the Rangers were no match for the Islanders. Behind 28 saves from Semyon Varlamov, they blanked the Rangers … Continue reading

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The Time is Now for Rangers to give kids a real look

Coming off the worst loss of this 56-game season which pretty much ended any playoff aspirations, the Rangers have five games remaining. With the pressure off following the 4-0 home debacle, they’ll try to move on. That begins Saturday evening … Continue reading

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No Extra Effort Required: Rangers outclassed by grittier Islanders, Playoffs?!?!

What followed after Adam Fox was presented the Steven McDonald Award was a total letdown. Or meltdown. Your choice. In what amounted to a clinic from a grittier and hungrier opponent, the Rangers were outclassed entirely by the bitter rival … Continue reading

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