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The Battle Of The Broads

The Battle Of The Broads

If one of the goals of the NHL’s restructuring of the Stanley Cup playoff structure was to have more rivals go head-to-head, Gary Bettman and company must have been dancing down the Avenue Of The Americas when the Philadelphia Flyers secured the third seed in the Metro Division and a first-round date with the second-seeded [...]

The Ancient Rivalry Resurrected: Flyers-Rangers Preview

The Ancient Rivalry Resurrected: Flyers-Rangers Preview

First playoff  meetup between these two ancient rivals since 1997 and it can use a boost. The edge has been off a little and there’s nothing like a heated post season series to fire things up. A Flyer diehard missing Avery and Tortorella? Yeah! This series should fix that. The two clubs have been similar [...]

Captain Swap

Captain Swap

Jerry Seinfeld has a bit about “rooting for the laundry,” when it comes to sports, as opposed to the individuals who are wearing the laundry. When you’ve watched a player come through your team’s organization, put his heart, soul and body into every game every night, become the embodiment of a team’s persona and its [...]

Freezing Bronx Gives Rangers A Warm Welcome

Freezing Bronx Gives Rangers A Warm Welcome

Fans pouring out of the 161st Street subway station and heading into Yankee Stadium to support their team is not an uncommon sight. However, when it’s the end of January and it’s a sea of Rangers blue and Devils red, it certainly is. Over 50,000 people showed up in the Bronx to witness the first [...]

From Broadway To The Music City – Del Zotto Sent To The Preds

From Broadway To The Music City – Del Zotto Sent To The Preds

When 2008 first round draft pick Michael Del Zotto made the jump from the OHL to the NHL in the 2009-10 season, visions of the 19-year-old being a puck-moving, power-play quarterbacking defenseman danced in Rangers fans’ heads. Trade rumors have been swirling about Del Zotto for weeks. Rangers brass had met with his agent at [...]

Rangers Serve as Predators’ Prey, Lose on Home Ice

Rangers Serve as Predators’ Prey, Lose on Home Ice

Another day, and another loss at Madison Square Garden for the New York Rangers. Rick Nash scored again, but that wasn’t enough as they fell 4-1 on their home ice. The Rangers were outplayed early in this one, as the Predators were firing away and working on their forecheck. As has been the case for [...]

30 games in, 10 points out. And ten in a row!

30 games in, 10 points out. And ten in a row!

Half Empty….that’s too optimistic. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, right? We mean, after the last ten games we had nowhere to go but up, right? Nope. Now, depending who you ask, the last ten games could be considered good or they could be considered bad. For example, if you ask coach [...]

Not only was Henrik Lundqvist sporting a new mask at practice Wednesday, but a new contract extension as well. (photo: @nyrangers)

It’s Good To Be The King

Any to-do about a goaltender controversy was  put to bed Wednesday when the New York Rangers announced an agreement with Henrik Lundqvist on a 7-year  contract extension worth $59.5 million that also features a full no-move clause. The contract will keep “The King” in a Rangers uniform until he is 39, essentially making him a [...]

Chris Kreider and Cam Talbot during Saturday's 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. (photo: NHL.com)

The Ghosts of Rangers Past, Present And Future

Saturday was Kids’ Day at Madison Square Garden, so it seemed apropos that two rookies – Chris Kreider (first career hat trick) and Cam Talbot (35 saves) – led the way in the New York Rangers 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. The present and the future closed the books on the  past. Those two [...]

Chara Impressive as Bruins Edge Rangers on Black Friday

Chara Impressive as Bruins Edge Rangers on Black Friday

BOSTON, MA– For the first time since Wednesday’s deflating 6-1 loss at the Joe Louis Arena against the Red Wings, the Boston Bruins were back in action on Friday afternoon for NBC’s newly-minted Black Friday tradition; the NHL Thanksgiving Showdown. This year, on tap was a 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinal rematch against first-year bench boss [...]

While playing with the Penguins, McClelland learned a number of tips on how to fight better from Paul Baxter, a fellow southpaw, who went on to become his adversary. McClelland had several highlight-reel bouts with the scrappy Flame, including a dominant knockout victory over his former mentor.

Rink Recollections: Kevin McClelland, 1981-1994

  By Brian D’Ambrosio, Kevin McClelland joined the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1981 assuming that he would be a ‘mucker’ and a ‘grinder’. Two seasons later, he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers and his role changed from ‘grinder’ to guardian. Overflowing with the skillful likes of Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, and Paul Coffey, the team [...]

Gardenvision before (left) and after (right) the completion of the renovation.

Two Bridges To Nowhere

The New York Rangers road trip from hell, necessitated by the  third and final year of the billion-dollar renovation of Madison Square Garden, concluded Saturday night with a dramatic 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the dying seconds of overtime. Monday night, Madison Square Garden opened the finished product up to Rangers fans, [...]

Rangers Search For New Net Results In Roster Shakeup

Rangers Search For New Net Results In Roster Shakeup

With the way the three games that followed went, it’s almost hard to believe that one week ago, Jonathan Quick’s gift goal to Ryan McDonagh was the talk of the hockey world. A 9-2 demolishing the next night at the hands of rookie Tomas Hertl and the San Jose Sharks, followed by a 6-0 blanking [...]

On the verge of the 2013-2014 Season!

On the verge of the 2013-2014 Season!

With the announcement of the “newcomers” that made the team, we felt that we needed to address the whys and hows of such, as well as the questions that are popping up as the new season approaches. By their standards, the Islanders certainly had a successful season last year. Ideally, this year should show more [...]

The Rangers'  training camp motto, emblazoned on shirts handed out day one. (@NYRangers)

Backup Battle

The last thing that would have been expected in New York Rangers training camp was a battle for the backup goaltending position. With Martin Biron under contract for a final season and no other goaltender in the system ready to make the jump, why would there be? Enter 40-year-old Johan Hedberg, whom the Rangers invited to [...]

Garth Snow’s Top Ten Draft Failures

Garth Snow’s Top Ten Draft Failures

Drafting is hardly a science. You’re looking at a bunch of teenagers and are trying to figure in your mind which will be NHL ready today, in a year, in two years, three years, etc. Islander fans like to talk about Garth Snow’s vaunted drafting ability, specifically pointing to the 2008 draft which produced 9 [...]

A Welcome Sight: Ryan McDonagh's agent shared this photo of the defenseman signing a 6-year deal with the Rangers

One Down … Four To Go?

The New York Rangers were relatively quiet on the first day of free agency, signing Dominic Moore, Benoit Poiliot and Aaron Johnson to one-year deals in an attempt to address depth issues. Monday, they began to spend what cap room they have where they most needed to – re-signing their own restricted free agents. First [...]

Hey fans- the joke's on us!

Guess We Now Know Snow’s Blueprint for 8th

This is a piece that we’ve been dying to write, which is what happens when the “I told you so” stuff comes to life. Let’s take a review of the first day of unrestricted free agency and see what the Islanders situation looks like, with needs and how they were filled. Understand that this is [...]

Dominic Moore, Benoit Pouliot and Aaron Johnson were signed by the Rangers on the first day of free agency (photos NHL,com)

Everything Old Is New Again

When the New York Rangers made the decision to keep Brad Richards around for at least the 2013-14 season, it all but guaranteed that the Rangers would not be writing out massive checks to unrestricted free agents. With about $14 million in cap space heading into July 5th, they need a good part of that [...]

Jamie Huscroft: Rink Recollections of a Journeyman’s Career

Jamie Huscroft: Rink Recollections of a Journeyman’s Career

By Brian D’Ambrosio It’s often said that simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. Jamie Huscroft’s formula as a hockey player was simple – and reliable. Play laboriously. Lead by example. Answer the bell. That recipe secured him a spot on the rosters of seven teams, guided him through three hundred and fifty two regular season National [...]