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The Rangers are a lost cause

It took a lot of games to reach this point. Since a poor start, the Rangers picked themselves up and played their way back into playoff contention. Even without Mika Zibanejad for a period, they did well enough to make … Continue reading

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Good Guy Rick Nash delivers clutch goal in key win for Blueshirts over Kings

We’ve gotten to know him for a while. Ever since Rick Nash was acquired from the Blue Jackets in the summer of 2012, he’s been a exceptional Ranger. The admirable 33-year old veteran forward isn’t the scorer he once was. … Continue reading

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Deeper Metro Division will likely get screwed by current playoff format

By show of hands, how many people like the current playoff format? You won’t find me as one who agrees with it. The idea of reestablishing the old divisional playoffs for the first two rounds sounded good in theory. But … Continue reading

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Despite frustration, going to games still fun for this Ranger fan who sits in the Blue Seats

For those of you who enjoyed Friday night’s Rangers 5-1 win over hapless Carolina at MSG, it was fun to be at. It’s always nice to attend home games. These days, I don’t get out to as many as my … Continue reading

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Rangers have center weakness that must be resolved

By show of hands, who actually thought Mika Zibanejad would be a point-per-game replacing Derek Stepan as the top center? Well, with nine goals and 10 assists for a team-leading 19 points in the first 19 games, at least there’s … Continue reading

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Rangers facing the gauntlet against Golden Knights

When the puck drops tomorrow night at MSG, the Rangers are facing the gauntlet when they host the Golden Knights. Vegas had a seven game win streak snapped in a tough 6-3 loss at the Islanders. A game that saw … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts: Emotional Stepan on tribute, Golden Knights hot start, Kucherov MVP pick, Devils comeback kids

  The Golden Knights now have 8 wins in 9 games. The 1974-75 Capitals won 8 games their entire 1st season in 1974-75 (went 8-67-5) #VegasBorn pic.twitter.com/UWsaK7R0Og — Golden Knights Realm (@TheVegasRealm) October 28, 2017 This year, I don’t have … Continue reading

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It’s up to the players to fix Rangers mess

  Through 10 games, the Rangers find themselves at a crossroads. Following a dismal 4-1 loss to the Sharks in which there were too many shifts where they were uncompetitive, they find themselves with only two wins. At a putrid … Continue reading

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Inept offense deserves criticism for Rangers’ poor start

This isn’t the start anyone envisioned. After falling in Columbus 3-1, the Rangers are 1-4-0 entering tonight’s home match against the Hudson rival Devils. It’s not only the defense which has been inconsistent thus far despite going with eight D. … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Johansen gets paid, Crosby biggest bargain

The latest big contract was handed out by the Predators. They gave an eight year deal worth $64 million to restricted free agent Ryan Johansen. The top center becomes one of the highest paid players. He’ll make an average of … Continue reading

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