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Kravtsov focused on moving forward, Rangers, Gallant pleased with Hunt, Blais to get first crack on top line, Vesey off to good start

Training camp officially opened last Wednesday. The Rangers enter camp with higher expectations. Unlike last year when returning to the postseason was the goal which they more than exceeded in reaching the Conference Finals, it’s Cup or bust in Manhattan. … Continue reading

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Hejdå Nils! Lundkvist traded to Stars, Chara headlines three defensemen who announce retirement, MacKinnon gets paid, camps open

In the second post of the new season, we have some Rangers news mixed with the retirements of three defensemen. Plus one of the game’s best gets a well deserved raise from the Stanley Cup champs. The first order of … 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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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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Kakko’s two pair make Gallant look like an Ace, tough decision awaiting

There was another game on the schedule. That was a good thing for the Rangers, who easily won by a count of 4-0 over the hapless Flyers in the City of Brotherly Love. It was an easy rebound win for … Continue reading

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Embarrassing blowout loss to Blues exposes Rangers’ flaws

Last night was one to forget for the Rangers. Facing the Blues for the second time in eight days, they were no match in St. Louis. The Blues backed up captain Ryan O’Reilly by blowing out the Rangers 6-2. It … Continue reading

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The Igor Wall denies Devils, Shesterkin makes 32 saves in Rangers’ 3-1 win

Tonight’s game can be summed up this way. IGOR SHESTERKIN. His stupendous goaltending was the difference in a 3-1 win for the Rangers over the Hudson rival Devils at MSG. Shesterkin made 32 saves on 33 shots to boost his … Continue reading

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Buchnevich returns to MSG as Blues visit tonight, Lafreniere improvement, Kakko injury update, Panarin concerns, the Fast Effect, what Drury must address

In a few hours, the Rangers will play host to the Blues at MSG. The game can be seen on TNT at 7:30 PM. That means face-off probably won’t be until 7:40 or so. Another reason to not be crazy … Continue reading

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Demko stones Kreider, Rangers as the Canucks win at MSG, Miller Time, spirited third period comeback too late, questionable lineup decision by Gallant

It was too little, too late for the Rangers. A spirited third period comeback didn’t change the outcome. In the end, Thatcher Demko (31 saves) and a dismal second period were too much to overcome in a 5-2 loss to … Continue reading

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