So, What Did We Miss?

Ok, we’re back from our 4 week break, ready to leave the doldrums of summer behind and get set for the 2015-16 season, which promises to be another big one for the Rangers, who we know have gotten a bit of a makeover since they were defeated in Game 7 against Tampa, four long months ago. So, where are we with the team right now? If you remember, several Rangers players went under...
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Rangers final grades: bottom-six forwards

Last season, the Rangers deployed Benoit Pouliot, Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello on their third line and Derek Dorsett, Dominic Moore and Brian Boyle on the fourth for much of the season. Needless to say, depth up front was a team strength. Thanks to the cap crunch and some head-scratching offseason moves, the bottom-six just […]
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Buyout Period Begins Today; Zuccarello Presser

As mandated by the CBA, the NHL buyout period began this morning and concludes on June 30th. Dan Boyle has been rumored to be at the forefront of a potential buyout. Per War-On-Ice’s buyout calculator, a buyout would save $3 million in cap space, but would count towards NYR payroll in 2016-17 in $1.5 million in dead cap space. Kevin Klein has also been postured as someone who could...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Brassard's candid discussion of coaching challenge backfires

New York Rangers center Derick Brassard had a spectacular night Tuesday, recording five points and a hat trick to help the Rangers to a 7-3 win in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. Brassard told reporters his big night was especially timely considering he had a meeting earlier that day with coach Alain Vigneault in which Brassard said Vigneault challenged him to do more....
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Messier, Gretzky ... Brassard? Center enjoys historic night after challenge from coach

Derick Brassard is not the type of player who frequently draws comparisons to some of the game's greats such as Mark Messier and Wayne Gretzky. In fact, the talk about Brassard ahead of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday was more about his meeting with coach Alain Vigneault early in the day.  According to, Brassard and teammate Derek Stepan both earned an invitation...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 5/27/15

TAMPA, FL – MAY 26: Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammate J.T. Miller #10 after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 26, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) What everyone is talking...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5|27|15

The Rangers dominated Game 6 in Tampa, beating the Lightning 7-3 in what became a blowout in the third period. The series is now tied at 3 games apiece, and a decisive Game 7 will be played on Friday in New York. The Rangers yet again silenced their critics by scoring an abundance of goals in a lopsided game, just as they did in Game 4. The seven goals scored by New York are the...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers Dominate Lightning In 7-3 Win, Force Game 7

TAMPA, Fla. — Henrik Lundqvist had lots of help in another season-saving performance for the New York Rangers. The star goalie stopped 36 shots and Derick Brassard had a hat trick for the Presidents’ Trophy winners, who forced Game 7 in the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals with a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. The Rangers...
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Goal breakdown: Derick Brassard’s hat trick forces Game Seven

As always, GIFs from the game are up on Any feedback to improve searchability would be greatly appreciated. Derick Brassard delivered. He doesn’t wear a letter, but the top line center for the New York Rangers delivered last night when facing elimination. Brassard notched a hat trick and two assists for the Rangers, as Read more → The post Goal breakdown...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers beat Lightning 7-3, force Game 7

  The New York Rangers, who faced elimination Tuesday night in Tampa Bay, are one win away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Final. Derick Brassard had three goals and two assists to help the New York Rangers to a 7-3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Rangers tied the best-of-7 series 3-3. Game 7 will be played Friday at Madison...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Play Tight Hockey and Continue to Thrive in Close Games

New York Rangers center Dominic Moore, top right, celebrates with teammate Derick Brassard (16) after scoring the game-winning goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in New York. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Every single game the...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers-Capitals Game 7 Preview: Key Players, Prediction For Round 2 Showdown

Game 7 between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden will have a familiar feel to it. These teams have met in a Game 7 twice in the last three postseasons, with New York winning both times, including a victory on home ice in 2012. Washington once held a 3-1 series lead, and its inability to close out the Rangers could prove costly...
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Derick Brassard’s continued growth vital to Rangers

Derick Brassard has developed beyond all reasonable expectations for the Rangers this season. Brassard’s regular season alone (full of career highs) justified Glen Sather’s faith in the talented pivot last summer and one year into his new five year deal has his 5m cap hit looking like a bargain. If the cap ceiling goes up Read more → The post Derick Brassard’s continued growth...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers stymied again on the edge of elimination

Final Score: Washington Capitals 2, New York Rangers 1 NYR Goal Scorers: Derick Brassard WSH Goal Scorers: Andre Burakovsky (2) Full Box Score ( Two games after going into Washington tied 1-1, the New York Rangers now find themselves on a two-game losing streak and trailing the Washington Capitals 3-1 in the best of seven series. […] The post New York Rangers stymied again...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 3 ECSF: Rangers @ Washington

The New York Rangers head to Washington to face the Capitals tonight at the Verizon Center, starting at 7:30 PM.  For a preview, click here. TV: NBCSN Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-St.Louis Kreider-Stepan-Fast Hagelin-Hayes-Miller Glass-Moore-Sheppard McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Yandle-Klein Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist ...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Can’t let up Against Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Paul Martin (7) fights for control of the puck with New York Rangers’ Derick Brassard (16) during the second period of Game 2 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, April 18, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) It just a few short hours the New York Rangers will face the Pittsburgh Penguins for the fourth game of...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The New York Rangers remain consistently inconsistent

After a dominant game one against the Pittsburgh Penguins in which the New York Rangers won 2-1, the Rangers went back to an incredibly lackluster style of play in game two. In game one, the Rangers played with a lot more urgency and desperation, consistently outracing the Penguins to the puck, had a tighter forecheck, and a faster jump to secure the 2-1 victory. However, in game...
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers-Penguins Game One Recap

Note: I apologize for the late post here, somebody (raises hand) fell asleep right after the game and had to write this in the morning. The Rangers opened the 2015 playoffs in probably the most assuring way possible. 28 seconds into the game, Derick Brassard let one rip through the legs of Marc-Andre Fleury, easing Read more → The post Rangers-Penguins Game One Recap appeared first...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers jump on Penguins early, hold on for Game 1 victory

  Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonough scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Thursday night. New York shut down Pittsburgh's top threats, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, for a fourth straight victory over the Penguins in the postseason. The Rangers won...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Derick Brassard's OT goal gives Rangers 1-0 win over Blackhawks

  Derick Brassard snapped out of a goal drought when it really mattered. Brassard connected 32 seconds into overtime to end a 14-game streak without a goal and Cam Talbot made 29 saves for his fifth shutout of the season in the New York Rangers' 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. Brassard swooped in from left wing and fired a shot past Corey Crawford on the...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Brassard's OT goal gives Rangers 1-0 win over Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) Derick Brassard scored 32 seconds into overtime and Cam Talbot made 29 saves for his fifth shutout of the season in the New York Rangers' 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. Brassard swooped in from left wing and fired a shot past Corey Crawford on the stick side after taking a cross-ice feed from Mats Zuccarello. The Rangers moved within a point...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Preds on season-worst 3-game skid after loss to Rangers

  Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard both had two assists, and the New York Rangers rebounded from a rare regulation loss and sent the NHL-leading Nashville Predators to their season-worst third straight defeat, 4-1 on Monday night. Marc Staal, Chris Kreider, Dominic Moore and Rick Nash had goals for the Rangers to make it a successful debut for All-Star defenseman Keith Yandle...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Marchand suspended two games for slew-footing

Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand has been suspended two games by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for slew-footing New York Rangers center Derick Brassard in Thursday night’s game at TD Garden. The play happened in the second period when the Bruins were on the penalty kill. Marchand and Brassard skated into the corner for a loose puck when the slew foot occurred. ...
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Brad Marchand Has Phone Hearing With NHL Dept. Of Player Safety

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand will speak to the NHL’s Department of Player Safety about his slew foot on New York Rangers center Derick Brassard from Thursday’s game. Boston's Brad Marchand will have a hearing this afternoon for a slew-foot on New York Rangers' Derick Brassard.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) January 16, 2015 A phone hearing...
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers score 4 in first period en route to rout of Sabres

  Derick Brassard, Chris Kreider and Rick Nash scored power-play goals 2:32 apart in the first period, and the surging New York Rangers rolled to a 6-1 victory over the slumping Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Dan Boyle made it 4-0 with the only even-strength goal in the opening period, and Carl Hagelin and Jesper Fast added second-period tallies for the Rangers, who won for the...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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