A Keith Yandle/Kevin Klein pairing could be very good

When Kevin Klein was confirmed to be starting alongside Keith Yandle at the end of the preseason, I theorized that the two could be a solid duo. Klein has a heavy shot, looks to shoot often, and does a fairly good job of putting himself in a position to shoot. Yandle, on the other hand, is […]
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Better Know a Ranger: Defense and Goalies (Part 2)

The August doldrums are over, and training camp is upon us. To get you primed for a season that will take another two or three years off of your life, we’re doing position-by-position breakdowns of the Rangers’ roster. These opinions are trash so please disregard them immediately after reading. Keith Yandle #93 Vital Info Age: continue reading...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hakstol's Happenings: Strong showings in preseason

Over the past few years, the Flyers haven't been the strongest preseason team -- after all, the preseason's a time to work out the offseason kinks and let younger players shine on a pro stage. But under Dave Hakstol, the Flyers (yes, despite Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Rangers, in which the Flyers blew a 2-0 third-period lead) have looked like a strong team. Just...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers erase two goal deficit, beat Flyers in overtime

The Rangers showed some moxy last night, erasing a 2-0 lead in the third period on goals from Dan Girardi and Chris Kreider to force overtime. Then it was the Keith Yandle show, as he forced a turnover, turned that into a penalty shot, then scored on the penalty shot to give the Rangers a […]
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers stumble late, fall to Rangers on penalty shot

  It might be the preseason, but Steve Mason was in midseason form on Monday night. The Flyers goalie was the primary reason they were competitive in the game. Mason nearly carried the Flyers to a win, but a late goal to tie the game by the Rangers forced overtime. In overtime, a giveaway by Scott Laughton sent Keith Yandle the other way on a breakaway. Laughton attempted...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating The Rangers’ Defensive Depth

View image | By Michael Monti The NHL preseason is in full blast, so right now you have players on every team fighting for a roster spot.  For some prospects, they are too familiar with it. For the New York Rangers, they have depth defensively. We know the first line will be Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi followed by Marc Stall and Keith Yandle on the second,...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes from the first day of training camp

Today was the first day of training camp for the New York Rangers, and all players –except for those being held out— participated in conditioning drills. Here are some notes from camp, from the various beat writers: Keith Yandle stayed out to do some extra work after the defensemen finished their conditioning. Brady Skeji is […]
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: who to watch in Traverse City Tournament

The Traverse City Tournament is an NHL prospects tournament held in Traverse City, MI that is used to showcase potential future NHL players. It’s been around for 17 years, and while not every team participates (this year it’s the New York Rangers, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Columbus Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild, and St. Louis Blues...
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan Post: The Forgotten Piece Of The Rick Nash Trade

Written by Bryan (King For Cup): As we all know, former Rangers GM Glen Sather was never afraid to make a big splash through free agency or in the trade market. Last year the Rangers picked up Keith Yandle, in 2014 the team nabbed Marty St. Louis from Tampa, in 2013 we saw the blockbuster trade that sent away the Slovakian sniper: Marian Gaborik, and then the year prior was the Rick...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan Post: Was Keith Yandle Used Wisely In The 2015 Playoffs?

Written By: Bryan (King For Cup) After the blockbuster trade that saw the Rangers trade away their top prospect, Anthony Duclair, along with a third straight first round draft pick, many fans (myself included) were very critical of the Keith Yandle trade. Everybody knew Yandle as the defenseman who was a powerplay quarterback with great vision and could make a good first outlet...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: Ready to conquer the planet

Sign Emerson Etem? Check. Sign Jesper Fast and J.T. Miller? Check. Sign Derek Stepan? BIG CHECK. Stay under the salary cap? Yep, did that too. Well, that’s it. The New York Rangers are ready to head into training camp, and their lineup looks wonderful as they enter another “Stanley Cup or Bust” season, and this team might even be better than last year’s. All that’s left...
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

How could shooting regression affect the Rangers?

Last week I hypothesized about how the Rangers could make up for the 38 goals they lost when Carl Hagelin and Martin St. Louis departed and determined that there were plenty of reasons for optimism including Keith Yandle’s potential impact on the power play and improved production from young forwards. Then I began wondering about […]
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Yandle's risk worth the reward for Rangers GM Sather

New York GM Glen Sather traded in some sterling future prospects and draft picks to land 28-year-old defenseman Keith Yandle at the trade deadline in March, but the defenseman did not pay immediate dividends as he struggled with turnovers at the beginning of his New York career.Now in the playoffs, Yandle is starting to look right at home with the Rangers. He played well throughout...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 5 ECF: Rangers vs. Tampa Bay

The Eastern Conference Final shifts back to NY as the New York Rangers take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5, tonight at MSG starting at 8 PM.  For a preview, click here. TV: NBCSN  Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Miller Kreider-Stepan-Fast Hagelin-Hayes-St.Louis Glass-Moore-Sheppard McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Yandle-Klein Goalie...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Friday's best: With OT win, Rangers refuse to be eliminated at home

Best game: New York Rangers 2, Washington 1 (OT). The Rangers were 1:41 away from succumbing to the Presidents' Trophy curse. Their major trade deadline acquisition, defenseman Keith Yandle, made a horrible decision to pinch on a play when his blue line partner, Kevin Klein, had already been beaten on the right side. Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen chipped the puck past Yandle...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Struggling lack Confidence Versus Stout Washington Capitals

New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) and Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) work the puck in front of left wing Rick Nash (61) during the second period of Game 3 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The New York Rangers find themselves down three games to one against their division...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Lack of effort dooms New York Rangers in Game 3

A lacking offensive output doomed the New York Rangers Monday night, as they were shutout 1-0 by Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals. A goal by Washington’s Jay Beagle that deflected off of Rangers’ defenseman Keith Yandle was the only score of the game, but it proved to be enough. So what happened to the […] The post Lack of effort dooms New York Rangers in Game 3 appeared...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Practice Report: 4/28

Double session for the Rangers today as they prepare to face the Washington Capitals. Games 1 and 2 confirmed for Thursday 7:30 and Saturday 12:30. Full schedule coming next. — Seth Rothman (@RothmanHockey) April 28, 2015 Marc Staal who skipped yesterdays optional practice, is on ice — Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) April 28, 2015 Do not see Keith Yandle on ice. He had ...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Keith Yandle proving to be a successful addition to the Rangers

If you want to explain to someone what Keith Yandle is all about, ask them to watch the Carl Hagelin breakaway goal from game three of the Rangers Pens playoff series, on Monday. Yandle’s pass to set up the goal was pin-point, crisp and defense splitting. Yandle’s pass was perfectly placed allowing Hagelin to race through Read more → The post Keith Yandle proving to be a successful...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

These Rangers are built for long-term success

When the Rangers completed their stunning trade for Keith Yandle on the eve of the trade deadline, conventional wisdom was that the team had locked itself into a two-year window to win it all, after which New York would be banished to Salary Cap Hell and forced to slowly dismantle. The Blueshirts had pushed their chips Read more → The post These Rangers are built for long-term...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers’ Keith Yandle finally hitting his stride

New York Rangers’ defenseman Keith Yandle finally seems to be finding his stride. The 6-foot-1 rearguard, acquired in a blockbuster deal from the Arizona Coyotes at the 2015 trade deadline, has largely disappointed since coming east to Manhattan. Thought to be the answer to the Blueshirts’ power play woes, Yandle initially didn’t play up to […] The post New York Rangers...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

What the President’s Trophy means for the New York Rangers

With a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night, the New York Rangers officially clinched the President’s Trophy, something they haven’t done since their magical Stanley Cup run during the 1994 playoffs. Fast forward 21 long years, and here are the Rangers in that same position once again, hoping to use the benefits of winning the President’s Trophy to their advantage...
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Ride Another Winning Streak as Playoffs Approach

The New Jersey Devils’ Travis Zajac (19) fights for control of the puck with the New York Rangers’ Keith Yandle (93) and Rick Nash (61) during the first period of Saturday in New York. (Mandatory Credit: Associated Press) The New York Rangers put on a show last night as they embarrassed the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. This game was never close and they jumped...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Why this Rangers team doesn’t need draft picks

People questioned the amount Glen Sather gave up for Marty St Louis, baulked at the cost of Rick Nash and panicked when Anthony Duclair was part of the Keith Yandle package. Move forward from each of those deals however and each star acquisition brought into the Rangers fold has made a tangible impact on the Read more → The post Why this Rangers team doesn’t need draft picks...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers destroy Ducks, take President’s Trophy lead

Sorry folks, there won’t be a goal breakdown from last night’s absolute demolition of the Anaheim Ducks. The Rangers blew away the previously lead-leading team by a score of 7-2. Derek Stepan snapped his goalless streak with a pair last night and an assist. Keith Yandle had three assists. Kevin Hayes and Mats Zuccarello had Read more → The post Rangers destroy Ducks, take President’s...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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