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HARD HITS: How good are the Islanders?

Mat Barzal celebrates a goal in another Islanders win. They’re off to a hot start in Year Two under Barry Trotz. How good are they? AP Photo by Jim McIsaac via Getty Images It’s Year Two for the Islanders under … Continue reading

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Quinn’s puzzling lineup decisions a head scratcher

There is always panic in the land of NYR Twitter. Unlike recent criticism, frustrated fans have a point regarding tonight’s lineup against the Red Wings. To say it’s puzzling would be one way to describe it. Simply put, it’s hard … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Hot starts by late signings prove one thing

For the whole summer, Mikko Rantanen couldn’t reach agreement with the Avalanche on a new contract. Like many pricey Group II free agents, the high scoring right wing remained unsigned. It didn’t matter. He waited until September 28 to sign … Continue reading

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True Warrior Dan Girardi retires

After 13 years, Dan Girardi called it a career today. Once undrafted, he became a fixture on the Rangers defense. One of Glen Sather’s best signings, he developed into a shutdown defenseman who did whatever it took to help the … Continue reading

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Roenick has a point on these risky long-term investments

Truth be told, it’s a young man’s world in the NHL. If you are a player completing your entry level contract, there’s a good chance that if you perform well or show promise, you’re gonna get paid. For every Connor … Continue reading

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A hint of what’s to come

On the official first day of school for most people, the first sneak peek of what’s to come was on display at the Rangers practice facility. A little Vitali Kravtsov action at @NYRangers rookie camp. #NYR pic.twitter.com/saBLvbVLZZ — MSG Networks … Continue reading

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The Great Debate: Jack Hughes vs Kaapo Kakko

As we finally approach the end of a long August that feels like an eternity, September means hockey is around the corner. After a whole lot of nothing aside from unsigned players and organizations posturing due to the dysfunctional salary … Continue reading

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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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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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HARD HITS: How to spice up the NHL offseason

Let’s be honest. The NHL offseason has become boring and predictable. All the action takes place in the week leading up to July 1, which is basically the only day in free agency that’s hectic. It reminds me of that … Continue reading

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