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Panarin chooses the Rangers over Islanders

Twelve hours ago, it was looking pretty bleak for the Rangers in their pursuit of Artemi Panarin. The bitter rival Islanders had the inside track to landing the high scoring Russian forward by offering more money. Even the Blue Jackets … Continue reading

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What’s not to love about Jack Hughes?

Okay. Judging by the title, I’m going to take a beating from my Ranger fans here. But before you roast me, let’s be honest. Jack Hughes is an American dream. The Devils’ top pick has the looks, smile and personality … Continue reading

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Kravtsov could be ready for primetime

At the Rangers Prospect Camp, Vitali Kravtsov is the one player making all the noise. The 2018 first round pick the team took ninth overall last year, has been drawing raves with his play in the rookie scrimmages. While most … Continue reading

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Rangers introduce the next franchise player in No. 2 pick Kaapo Kakko

The moment Kaapo Kakko officially became a New York Ranger!#NYRDraft | @SAPSports pic.twitter.com/F2l1jRWrsL — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) June 22, 2019 Shortly after 8 PM (well 5 in Vancouver), the Rangers waited patiently for the Devils to make it official … Continue reading

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Rangers take Kaapo Kakko

Following the Devils doing a nice touch by having Hockey Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur introduce first overall pick in American center Jack Hughes, the Rangers wasted no time. General Manager Jeff Gorton didn’t even thank Vancouver or congratulate the … Continue reading

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Flyer insanity signing Hayes might impact Rangers with Kreider

I was gonna post this about three hours sooner. But a unfortunate panic episode had me recovering with a cold shower following a workout. So, I kept myself occupied doing stuff I needed to do here. What I’m about to … 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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HARD HITS: How the Jeff Skinner contract by Sabres sets up the market

IT’S DONE! We have signed forward Jeff Skinner to an eight-year contract with an average annual value of $9 million: https://t.co/X4sumuHW7H pic.twitter.com/Wwzk9qbPSk — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) June 8, 2019 The much rumored new contract for Jeff Skinner finally came to … Continue reading

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Led by Kevin Lankinen, Finland takes gold at World Championships

As it turned out, nobody had better team chemistry than Finland. It didn’t matter that they lacked proven NHL stars. Suomi more than made up for it with good overall play and stellar goaltending from hero Kevin Lankinen. That was … Continue reading

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Jack Hughes has best game in Team USA elimination at Worlds

It was quarterfinal day at the World Championships in Slovakia. Two of the four games went to overtime. Three were decided by a goal. That included Team USA against Russia. A game won by the more skilled Russians, 4-3. It’s … Continue reading

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