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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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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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Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Who will be left standing in a hard to predict postseason?

They say that stories write themselves. In some cases, that’s true. Take for example the Canadiens last year. They were left for dead after going down three games to one in the first round against the rival Maple Leafs. Then, … Continue reading

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Lafreniere shines in strong win over Capitals, Reaves turns Wilson into a ghost, Kreider gets 34th as Rangers move into second with the Penguins on deck

Way back in October, there was so much anticipation for the season opener at Washington. That fell flat along with the Rangers, who dropped a 5-1 decision to the Capitals on Oct. 13. There were no fireworks then. In Game … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Game Five for Islanders/Penguins, Bruins finish off Capitals, Oilers’ meltdown in The Peg, Plus Rick Middleton ranks as worst Rangers’ trade ever

It was a week ago that there was a lot of excitement for fans of 16 NHL teams. Now, we’re down to 14 with two more teams facing elimination tonight. The Avalanche are already waiting for the Golden Knights, who … Continue reading

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John Davidson returns to Blue Jackets, Playoff observations on Bruins/Caps, MacKinnon and latest Kadri cheap shot

Everyone knows how good a person John Davidson is. That didn’t change after he and former Rangers’ GM Jeff Gorton were fired by Garden CEO James Dolan. As expected, Davidson kept it classy in thanking the Rangers for the opportunity … Continue reading

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A Foxy and Bread Man Special, Shestyorkin comes up big early in comeback win over Caps

Igor Shestyorkin gets a hug from Alexis Lafreniere. He deserved it. AP Photo by New York Rangers courtesy Getty Images It was a strange night at 33rd and 8th. For starters, the Rangers looked dead in the early going against … Continue reading

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Blueshirts blow one in epic fashion to The Walking Dead, Ovechkin wills Caps to comeback win, Groundhog Day for Zibanejad and a wasted effort

It takes a lot to get me angry. Last night’s game was one of those WTF just happened moments. For 53 minutes, the Rangers had complete control against a Walking Dead version of the Capitals. They so dominated at five-on-five … Continue reading

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Lafreniere and Zibanejad score in key win for Rangers over Capitals, Strome goal and assist

Getty Images Courtesy New York Rangers Earlier this afternoon, the Rangers made it two in a row in the win column. They went into DC and handled the Capitals 4-1. It’s a game I didn’t watch. Instead, I listened to … Continue reading

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Bitetto’s rare goal highlights Rangers’ win over Capitals

"It was magical." Anthony Bitetto on his first @NYRangers goal: pic.twitter.com/QYJKwosdv0 — Rangers on MSG (@RangersMSGN) February 5, 2021 When he got the call on Monday, Island Park native Anthony Bitetto couldn’t have been more excited. The defensive defenseman had … Continue reading

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