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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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Rangers and Penguins gave us a glimpse into potential first round series, the controversial call on Lindgren a reminder of NHL hypocrisy, it’s Miller Time with Canucks in town

Yesterday’s afternoon game was the return of the NHL on ABC. In the old 3 o’clock window that I previously mentioned from my days spent at ESPN in the trailer providing Stat paks for the production crew, the Rangers and … Continue reading

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Hockey Returns to The Garden, Rested Rangers host Bruins on ESPN Plus and local affiliates, Boston University wins Beanpot over Northeastern, Toffoli dealt to Flames, trade possibilities

Hockey actually will return to The Garden later tonight. Incredibly, the Rangers are finally playing a hockey game on Tuesday when they host the Bruins. Too bad it won’t be on MSG. UPDATE: Apparently, its one of those games where … Continue reading

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Zuccarello and Wild spoil Lundqvist Night, Rangers again inconsistent in frustrating loss on tough call

There will be no debate. Henrik Lundqvist Night was a rousing success. Of course it was. The highly anticipated jersey retirement of Number 30 to the rafters of Madison Square Garden lived up to the billing on the marquee. It … Continue reading

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Kreider’s fifth career hat trick and Trouba’s three points lead Rangers to explosion in comeback win over Coyotes

What started out badly ended gladly. Following a dismal first period that saw them struggle mightily against an inferior opponent, the Rangers fell behind 3-1 to Arizona early in the second period. Buoyed by the leadership of Jacob Trouba and … Continue reading

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Unlikely defensemen step up for Blueshirts, Gallant in protocol, Panarin back, dilemma for NHL continues due to Canada

On Saturday night, the Rangers defeated the Ducks 4-1 at The Pond. It might not be called that anymore. But that’s way better than whatever cockamamie corporate sponsor their arena is named after. To say I hate that crap would … Continue reading

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Mika Day At Garden! Eighth career hat trick for Zibanejad and huge first period from Shesterkin carries Rangers to statement win over Lightning

For a while, you wondered if we’d ever see the same Mika Zibanejad from ’19-20 when he caught fire prior to the long pause. In fact, we attended his remarkable five-goal game which was Capped off by a highlight reel … Continue reading

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Panarin in protocol, Jones in for Nemeth, Lafreniere on second line for big test in rematch versus Lightning

Normally, I don’t post blogs leading up to a game. However, with it being a good measuring stick to see where the team is, the rematch versus the champion Lightning starts soon in a Sunday afternoon matinee at MSG. News … Continue reading

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Predators out-grind Rangers in playoff style shutout, Kreider speaks up

This one was all about style. It wasn’t fancy. But rather a grinding, physical game that was hard fought. Despite playing without stars Matt Duchene and Ryan Johansen, the Predators out-hit and out-grinded the Rangers to win a playoff style … Continue reading

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