Columbus Blue Jackets: Metropolitan Division Preview

In all of the divisions in the NHL, there is none more cutthroat than the Metropolitan Division. With at least 5 teams that are good enough to make the playoffs, do the Columbus Blue Jackets have a realistic shot at cracking into that group? Injuries derailed Columbus’ hopes of a postseason berth for the second year in a row. This year could be even better than the season that...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

5 stories to watch in the NHL’s Atlantic Division

Over the next couple weeks I will be breaking down each division and highlighting all of the most interesting stories to follow from the good, the bad and the ugly. To get things started, we will begin with the Eastern Conference Champions. 5. Will the Lightning face a post Stanley Cup appearance hangover? TAMPA, FL – MAY 22: Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers scores a...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: A Whole New Vibe

It’s every players dream to win the Stanley Cup. It means your team has reached the top, beating out 29 other challengers to get there. Last year, the Columbus Blue Jackets seemed like a good bet to make it back to the playoffs following a very strong 2013-2014 season that saw goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky win the Vezina trophy as the league’s best goaltender. Injuries managed...
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14 days ago  |  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...
Via NY Rangers Blog
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Rangers the Best Team in the NHL?

View image | gettyimages.com With the major portion of the offseason over, the NHL has entered its lull stage.  We have decided that it would be a good time to ramp up the NHL conversation by posting our first NHL power rankings article. To see where Ted Van Green ranks Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh and the New York Rangers, click the link below: NHL Power Rankings...
Via TopSportsReport
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets searching for greatness

Greatness is not something that can simply be had. It must be worked for, achieving at a level that is so nearly incomparable that the only word to describe it is as being great. In sports, teams always strive to be great, but only so many can actually achieve greatness and even fewer can stay great for long periods of time. Greatness can lead to so many things for a team: winning...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators sign Barret Jackman

On July 1st, free agency began and many moves were made throughout the NHL. For a lot of players, exploring free agency means exploring new opportunities with different teams. The Nashville Predators decided to give just that to Barret Jackman as they presented the 34-year-old defenseman with a new opportunity that included a two-year contract. The veteran defenseman began his career...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Rangers: the top six forwards

Let’s have a gander at the grades for the Rangers’ top two forward lines shall we? Rick Nash Rick Nash’s overall season can be argued both as a positive and a negative. Indeed, there are few players that have divided opinion the way Nash has since he became a Ranger. A season that featured notable career […]
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dreger: Rick Nash trade highly unlikely

Per Darren Dreger, a trade of Rick Nash is highly unlikely. There had been some rumblings that the Rangers were going to move Nash, but it was mostly speculation. Nash has the highest cap hit on a New York Rangers team that needs to clear cap space. However, there are much smarter ways to go […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

More rumors: Rangers on Kessel’s list; Sabres interested in Nash?

Another day, another dump of rumors. Today the rumors are on Rick Nash and Phil Kessel: Elliotte Freidman speculated that he can see Buffalo targeting Rick Nash. Tim Murray likes to make a splash, and has the assets to turn Buffalo around pretty quickly. He acquired Evander Kane using some of those assets. I put […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

IF the Rangers decide to trade Rick Nash, Detroit could be a fit

Eklund had a decent idea. No, the blog hasn’t been hacked – I meant to write that. As whispers continue to grow that the Rangers are indeed seriously considering trading Rick Nash, the frequently mocked rumormonger “reported” that a potential destination for New York’s top forward could be the Detroit Red Wings for a package […]
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Sather Out? Nash Leaving Town?

Quite a bit happened late Friday night and into Saturday as the Rangers supposed shake-up that a lot of folks want to have happen might turn into a full on rebuild if some of these rumors pan out. Although the one rumor that has the most smoke with it is with Glen Sather’s status moving forward with the General Manager title. Per Larry Brooks, Jeff Gorton has been rumored to have...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Obligatory Rick Nash trade rumors post

I love the offseason. It’s a chance to go through available players and play armchair-GM to make your favorite team a Cup contender next season. But with the offseason comes a season of lunacy. People thinking Tanner Glass will fetch this team a 3rd round pick. Or that Cam Talbot will fetch the #1 overallRead more →
Via Blue Seat Blogs
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers may be interested in trading Rick Nash

On Thursday, the always solid and now Hall of Fame inductee, Bob McKenzie brought some legitimacy to the rumor mill surrounding the Rangers by letting it be known on TSN’s Insider Trading that they would leave no stone unturned and that the possibility of a Rick Nash trade is on the table. This isn’t Nash’s first rodeo into the wild world of trade rumors, he found himself in...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers may be interested in trading Rick Nash

On Thursday, the always solid and now Hall of Fame inductee, Bob McKenzie brought some legitimacy to the rumor mill surrounding the Rangers by letting it be known on TSN’s Insider Trading that they would leave no stone unturned and that the possibility of a Rick Nash trade is on the table. This isn’t Nash’s first rodeo into the wild world of trade rumors, he found himself in...
Via Bloguin Best
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Thoughts: 6/4

1) There’s obviously not going to be a recap of the Stanley Cup Final coming here today, but there’s one noticeable takeaway from last night’s game… The Lightning got a rude awakening last night by opting to sit on their lead. They might be able to do that against 95% of the NHL, but in the fourth round against a team looking for their their 3 championship in the last 6...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Spring Update

The offseason has been relatively quiet for the Columbus Blue Jackets so far as the team has begun to make the small moves required for a big playoff run. Here is an update on what is happening: Nick Foligno was named the first team captain since Rick Nash. The Blue Jackets have named forward Nick Foligno as the captain of the team. Foligno becomes Columbus’ first captain in...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Quick change: Nash's scoring outburst silences critics

Just a few games ago, Rangers winger Rick Nash was in the media's doghouse after recording just two goals in the first 15 playoff games. The number was a stark contrast to Nash's regular season production, when he finished third in the NHL in goal-scoring with 42 goals in 79 games. But something clicked in for Nash beginning in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, as the winger...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers-Lightning Game 6: Prediction for elimination game

The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from their second trip to the Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. Securing their fourth win of the Eastern Conference Final won’t be easy against a New York Rangers team that thrives in do-or-die situations. The Rangers are 6-1 in games in which they were facing elimination since the start of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. That run...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: More movie nights please

The night before game 4, Rick Nash organized an event for the team where they saw a screening of the upcoming movie Entourage. It was also his job to ensure that everybody was in attendance. The next day, a couple of players on the New York Rangers couldn’t have thrown the monkeys off their backs any farther, including himself. They say that your best players truly have to be...
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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 5, Tampa Bay 1

The New York Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 5-1. For a box score, click here. Pierre Lebrun cannot believe the Rangers can actually win a playoff game that isn’t 2-1. Pierre Lebrun is mad that his narratives have just been blown up in his face. OK. Nitty gritty time. It wasn’t pretty, but they won. And in May, winning is all that matters. Best of 3 series...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 4 Recap: Rangers Pound Bolts 5-1 To Even Series (With Audio And Video)

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots, Rick Nash scored twice and Martin St. Louis scored his first goal of the playoffs as the New York Rangers thumped the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 at Amalie Arena tonight. The Eastern Conference Final best of seven series is tied at two games moving to Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Nash gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead with his third goal of the postseason...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lundqvist, Nash lead wat as Rangers tie series vs. Lightning in Game 4

  Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances and help the New York Rangers shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Rick Nash had two goals and an assist, and former Lightning captain Martin St. Louis ended a playoff scoring drought with a third-period goal for New York. The Rangers evened the...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Fast on track despite faltering stars

The Rangers are not getting the scoring they expect from experienced players such as Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis, but New York can tread water in these playoffs thanks to performances like Jesper Fast's on Wednesday night.The rookie scored two goals for the Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, and he nearly recorded a hat trick when he deflected a shot on net in...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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