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...
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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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13 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Draft 2015: Detroit Red Wings

TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner Carolina HurricansjaschiffNoah Hanifin New Jersey DevilskbennettMathew Barzal Philadelphia Flyers304YinzerLawson...
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June 22, 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

Rangers' problems disappear in big win over Lightning to tie series

Go ahead and label Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals the feel-good edition for the New York Rangers. All the goats of games past came to the trough and ate well in a 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday at Amalie Arena -- a game that evened this series at 2-2. Rick Nash doubled his postseason goal total with two markers, including a breakaway goal that gave the Rangers...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers 2, Washington 1 (OT)

The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals by a score of 2-1 in overtime. For a box score, click here. Well, well, well… They aren’t dead yet. I’m not going to lie. I had the Rangers eulogy written out in my head ready for this recap when Curtis Glencross scored with 9 minutes left in the game. Fortunately, that won’t be necessary for tonight. This has to be where...
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May 09, 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

Four Thoughts: 5/5

1. Jury’s still out on whether or not the loss of Mats Zuccarello has had a profound impact on the Rangers lineup. It’s not the total reason the Rangers are down 2-1 right now, but the dent it put into the Rangers lineup can’t be ignored. Jesper Fast and Chris Kreider seem to have nice chemistry with one another as a result of Martin St.Louis moving into Zucc’s vacated spot...
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May 05, 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

Practice Report: 4/27

The Rangers took to the ice today for the first time up in Greenburgh since eliminating the Penguins  which was reported as a “well attended optional.” Kevin Klein is on the ice today’s option skate in Greenburgh. No sign of Mats Zuccarello. #NYR — Sean Hartnett (@HartnettHockey) April 27, 2015 Along with Mats Zuccarello, Keith Yandle and Marc Staal aren’t here either...
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April 27, 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

With Keith Yandle, Rangers Have Legitimate Shot at Returning to the Stanley Cup Finals

Keith Yandle #93 of the New York Rangers battles for the puck against Curtis Glencross #22 of the Washington Capitals in the second period during an NHL game at the Verizon Center. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Photos) On March 1st the New York Rangers made a decision to send top prospect Anthony DuClair, defenseman John Moore, and picks in exchange for top scoring defenseman Keith...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Keep calm: the Klein injury can be weathered

When Keith Yandle was acquired from Arizona prior to the trade deadline, the focus became on the formidable blue line corps the Rangers now possessed (once all the Anthony Duclair consternation died down, that is). With John Moore headed to the desert, Matt Hunwick became a depth guy and Dan Boyle’s minutes were about to Read more → The post Keep calm: the Klein injury can be...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Zuccarello: ‘It’s Nice To Have Security’

Mats Zuccarello gave his first post trade deadline interview to Norwegian outlet Nettavisen earlier today. You can read it in its entirety here and I’ll outline some of the finer points: Zuccarello mentioned that in his contract discussions, he sought to forego looking for more money on the open market in favor of winning.   “The signing four years by a team and know that at...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers’ defense leading the way

By engineering the blockbuster trade for Keith Yandle, the New York Rangers have shown that they are all in for this year’s Stanley Cup championship. They gave up a large chunk of their future to acquire the former Arizona Coyote, but with a deep playoff run and the possibility of a Stanley Cup championship on […] The post New York Rangers’ defense leading the way appeared...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

A look back at the Keith Yandle trade

When the news came out that the New York Rangers had traded top prospect Anthony Duclair, a first and second-round pick and John Moore in the Keith Yandle deal, I was initially dismayed. Sure, I knew that Yandle was a very talented offensive-defenseman, and sure, I knew that the Rangers had only spent a third-round pick […] The post A look back at the Keith Yandle trade appeared...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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