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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you want to shoot a quick message, following @Mike_Rappaport on twitter.
Recent Articles by Michael
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 […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
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 […]
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