Tag Archives: Frank Vatrano

Rangers might need to shake things up

When the final buzzer sounded last night in Music City, Nashville fans saluted their team for doing a great job protecting a one-goal lead in defeating the punchless Rangers 2-1. Why not? The Predators blocked 22 shots and stifled the … Continue reading

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Despite good start, Rangers need to tighten up defensively

By show of hands. How many of you would’ve signed up for winning three out of four to start the season? That would probably be the majority. Who had the Rangers scoring at will to take six out of a … Continue reading

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Strome and Vatrano contribute in Ducks’ win, Kravtsov not traveling with Rangers for road trip, Hischier rules himself out for Devils opener at Flyers

There’s already plenty to cover in the first week of the new season. Thus far, only a handful of teams have played their first game. That’ll change over the next two nights. Ten games are on Thursday’s schedule. That includes … Continue reading

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Season Preview: Rangers counting on growth from kids to go a step further

Entering last year, the expectations were realistic for the Rangers. Their goal was to get back to the playoffs. Instead, they took a quantum leap led by their goalie all the way to the Conference Finals. They overachieved in ’21-22. … Continue reading

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Vesey makes team, Gauthier cut despite strong showing, Blais injury, depth could be an issue

After another ho-hum performance in their final tuneup- a well deserved 3-1 loss to the Islanders- the Rangers made roster decisions on Sunday. Among them was signing Jimmy Vesey to a one-year, $750,000 contract. He sure earned it by having … Continue reading

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A disappointment so far, Kakko must prove worth on bridge deal

It was three years ago that the Rangers moved up to the top two in the 2019 NHL Draft Lottery. At that point, before the number one pick was revealed to the Devils, fans were ecstatic at the prospect of … Continue reading

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Day One of the Free Agent Frenzy: As predicted, Trocheck signs with the Rangers, Halak the new backup, Copp heads home and Strome out West, Gaudreau turns down Devils for Blue Jackets, The best contracts of July 13th

Day One of free agency didn’t disappoint. The July 13th FA Frenzy featured almost every big name. There were so many signings that it may as well have been a carnival. Even with the late news that Evander Kane stayed … Continue reading

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The excitement of free agent frenzy begins Wednesday, Avalanche lock up Nichushkin, Malkin stays, Gaudreau leaving, Rangers likely to lose Copp and Strome, qualify Kakko

As we draw closer to midnight before July 13th, there will continue to be many discussions on potential available players who could hit the market on Wednesday. The free agent frenzy officially begins tomorrow afternoon. With that in mind, it’s … Continue reading

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Off-Season underway, Copp and Strome not looking promising for Rangers, Lightning trade McDonagh to Predators, re-sign Paul, NHL Draft this week, latest free agent news and leaks

The hockey off-season is underway. Even though free agency isn’t official until July 13. That’s still another nine days away. However, that hasn’t prevented teams from making some moves. The activity hasn’t been too busy. But we’ve already seen a … Continue reading

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Never Say Die Blueshirts gave us something special

As I sit here listening to and enjoying a classic show from Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood from MSG back in February ’08 in a time I went with Dad to see them, I’m in a moment of reflection. Love … Continue reading

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