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Michael Rappaport is a junior at New York University majoring in Sports Management. He is one of the Featured Writers for the New York Rangers for The Hockey Writers, and joined THW in January of 2012. In addition to his work for THW, Michael has been featured in numerous publications such as New York Hockey Journal, Yahoo's Puck Daddy Blog, The Huffington Post, Spector's Hockey, and Kukla's Korner to name a few. You can talk hockey with Michael by sending an e-mail to michael.rappaport@nyu.edu, or if you want to shoot a quick message, following @Mike_Rappaport on twitter.

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Recent Articles by Michael

Rumor mills, as usual, have been rumbling, but it's anyone's best guess if the New York Islanders will trade anyone from their active roster. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers-Islanders Rivalry is Experiencing a Rebirth

It’s been some time since a Rangers-Islanders contest was meaningful for both teams’ playoff fates, but that’s the case for Saturday’s game on Long Island.

by · April 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders, New York Rangers
Rod Gilbert: Mr. Ranger

Rod Gilbert: Mr. Ranger

Rod Gilbert and the New York Rangers were a perfect match. It’s been over half a century since Gilbert made his debut at the old Madison Square Garden (located on […]

by · April 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, New York Rangers, Player Profiles
Ryan Fitzgerald has plays the game like Derek Stepan. (Rich Kane/Icon SMI)

Derek Stepan Emerging As Top-Flight Center For the New York Rangers

He’s Step-an up. During a season where the overall offensive numbers haven’t been as high as many hoped they would be, the Rangers’ Derek Stepan is having a breakthrough campaign. […]

by · March 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers
Mats Zuccarello has been playing well on the second line and his three game goal scoring streak in early December certainly put him on the radar in many fantasy circles. (Icon SMI)

Why Mats Zuccarello Doesn’t Increase the Rangers Playoff Chances

The New York Rangers’ search for offensive help culminated with the return of a former Blueshirt. Multiple reports¬†indicate that Mats Zuccarello — who played for the Rangers in parts of […]

by · March 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers
Henrik Lundqvist (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

Henrik Lundqvist Stands Tall For the Rangers Once Again

The scene wasn’t an unfamiliar one. In a close-scoring battle between the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils, the Blueshirts needed their star goaltender — Henrik Lundqvist — […]

by · March 20, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers
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Why the New York Rangers Miss Michael Sauer

Out of sight, out of mind. That is the approach John Tortorella and his troops have needed to take when it comes to defenseman Michael Sauer. The 25-year-old hasn’t played […]

by · March 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Injury Report, New York Rangers
Miller vs. Seguin (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

J.T. Miller Adjusting To Life With the New York Rangers

J.T. Miller¬†is enjoying the ride. After averaging a point per game in the OHL last season, the Rangers’ first round pick in the 2011 Draft became an AHL all-star this […]

by · March 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers
Valeri Nichushkin has been compared to Rangers forward Rick Nash. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh Headline Healing New York Rangers

The Rangers have been dealing with a number of injuries, but many of their top players appear to be on the precipice of returning to the Blueshirts lineup.

by · February 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Injury Report, New York Rangers
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Explaining the New York Rangers Average Start

The New York Rangers entered the 2012-2013 season with expectations as high as the Manhattan skyline. So, naturally, anything less than a scorching start raises questions regarding the Blueshirts’ play. […]

by · February 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers
Dan Girardi (Icon SMI)

Dan Girardi: The New York Rangers’ Unsung Hero

Underrated, overshadowed, under-appreciated. It’s hard to imagine that those three words can be associated with a player who was an all-star, a top pair defenseman, and an alternate captain (for […]

by · February 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers
Valeri Nichushkin has been compared to Rangers forward Rick Nash. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Rick Nash Is As Good As Advertised

Through the first quarter of the truncated 2012-13 season, the New York Rangers’ top forward has been their biggest addition from last offseason. Rick Nash’s adjustment to the Broadway stage […]

by · February 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist Beginning to Regain His Form

The New York Rangers will go as far Henrik Lundqvist can carry them. That is why the Rangers’ 4-5-0 record after the first nine games was reflective of their franchise […]

by · February 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers