Found November 30, 2011 on
When the Rangers were reeling off 7 wins in a row, the debbie downers were constantly on the team about beating up on inferior teams. How the Rangers true test would be the 3 games we just played against the Caps, the Flyers, and the Penguins. Tough to do much better than the Rangers just did. 3 games, 3 wins, 0 points gained by the opposition. Just imagine if this club didn’t have that hellacious schedule to start off the season. I have zero doubts whatsoever that the Rangers would have at least 3 more points banked if they had started a normal schedule. With that said, the Rangers now find themselves only 3 points behind Pittsburgh for the best record in the entire NHL. Oh, and they have 4 games in hand.
Think that’s not huge? Home ice in the first round is enormous. Getting a weaker opponent is extremely important. You want to secure as high a seed as humanly possible simply because you always get the easier draw in every round. The later it goes the less thats impo...
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The New York Rangers unveiled their jerseys for the 2012 NHL Winter Classic this afternoon in Central Park, which you could've watched right here on the blog. Below are the jerseys, followed by my thoughts on the newly-designed sweaters.
I love the look of these jerseys, and they just so happen to resemble the new look I launched on the blog this morning. The crest actually...
The NHL released their Week 2 results of All Star balloting and Dan Girardi has fell out of the Top 20 after an impressive Week 1 showing at #18.There was never the excitement behind the campaign that there was with Sean Avery last year.So it is with much regret that I am shutting down the Girardi write-in campaign.If you still want to vote for him, I absolutely encourage you to...
… talk about going from being a talked about player who started to make a name for himself to being placed on waivers only a short 2 weeks later. “Bel Biv Deveaux” was his own “poison” for his Rangers career.
Katie Strang at ESPN NY reports that Andre Deveaux has been placed on waivers today....assuming he clears and gets sent back to Whale....no Hagelin or Mitchell without Deveaux suspension, so we've got to give him a big thanks for that.Reports from practice state that Brad Richards and Dan Girardi were given maintenance days.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e...
Katie Strang of ESPN
New York is reporting that New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal has begun
skating lightly on his own. Staal is
continuing to progress in his recovery after resuming light workouts earlier
this month following a full month shut down period. The fact that Staal was able to resume light
workouts with no ill effects that he can now be back on the ice...
Aaron Voros scored his first goal as a member of the CT Whale to help lead his team to a 4-2 victory over the Hershey Bears.Tim Erixon was scratched due to an injury he sustained in the previous game.Pavel Valentenko scored the game winner, while Mats Zuccarello chipped in with his fourth goal of the season....it's only a matter of time before Voros is skating on a line with...
By Alexander Monaghan
Last night, the New York Rangers proved they can stand up to the so-called elite. Their 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins was broadcast on Versus for the entire country to see, putting the team in the spotlight for perhaps the first time since the mid-90s. While Versus, and NHL on NBC for that matter, have pushed the big-market Rangers on...
Here are some post-game interviews, and John Tortorella’s press conference.
Pittsburgh Penguins (14-6-4) @ New York Rangers (12-5-3)
TV: ROOT, Versus, TSN2
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
The "World's Most Famous Arena" has been heavily renovated and it looks quite a bit different than the last time the Pittsburgh Penguins visited. The Rangers are 6-1-1 at home this year, so many the renovations...
Marc Staal, symptom-free for at least the last five weeks, has entered the next phase of his recovery from the concussion he sustained in February by beginning to skate on his own, The Post has learned.
Staal, sidelined all season, skated at the Rangers’ practice rink yesterday and again this...
Here, for the second time today, is the teaser for HBO's much-anticipated 24/7 Flyers Rangers, which should serve to get you appropriately excited for program. It's worth a revisit, especially in light of the delicious back-and-f0rth it has spawned between Jody Shelley and Brandon Dubinsky.
I direct your attention specifically to Shelley's standout moment at the six...
Do it. Get him. This team is still, imho 1 more legitimate offensive weapon away from being a Stanley Cup favorite. You have the chance to get a multiple 30 goal scorer on a favorable contract who is just now entering the prime of his career, you do it. End of story. This is why the Rangers have these assets, to make moves when they are ready…and they are ready, now.
The appeal to fans of HBO’s 24/7 that leads up to NHL Winter Classic is the
behind the scenes access it gives them to the teams and players they
follow. Beyond practices and the locker
room access there can be a more candid conversation by the players about what
they think about other people in the league.
That side of it is out in full force in the past week as Flyer...