May 2nd, 2016 In New York Rangers, News, Rangers Transactions 0 comments

The New York Rangers announced today that they've signed backup goaltender Antti Raanta to a new contract. The team made the announcement via their official Twitter account. https://twitter.com/NYRangers/status/727164424700702720 Raanta was acquired last summer in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks to replace former backup goaltender Cam...

May 1st, 2016 In Florida Panthers, New York Rangers, News, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The NHL announced the 2016 Masterton finalists on Sunday, which include Pittsburgh's Pascal Dupuis, Florida's Jaromir Jagr and New York's Mats Zuccarello. The trophy honors the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. The nominations are voted on by local chapters of the Professional...

April 29th, 2016 In New York Rangers, Rangers Management 0 comments

The New York Rangers were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs sooner than expected and following that defeat there has been plenty of blame spread around the team. Off-seasons always see players move around but something that seems to have stuck out from breakup day was head coach Alain Vigneault being somewhat sure that the team would look...

April 27th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Long Read, New York Rangers 0 comments

The New York Rangers' 2015-16 season is over, having ended much sooner and in much more ugly fashion than they and their fans could have imagined before the year began. Star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is now 34, and the Rangers have wasted another year of his prime. Despite what I wrote a year ago, their window for contending could be closing...

April 27th, 2016 In Rangers Goaltending, Rangers Management 0 comments

Coming into the 2015-16 NHL season, if you had told New York Rangers fans that they would win just one playoff game before being bounced in the first round, they would be incredulous. After all, this was a team coming off a Presidents' Trophy win in 2014-15, the season in which they lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games in the Eastern...

April 25th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks 0 comments

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle has always fought the odds. Boyle, who will turn 40 in the offseason, epitomized the phrase: “its not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog”. In an uncomfortable and likely final twist, a healthy Boyle watched the probable end of his career in street clothes, even as the...

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