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Rangers Dilemma: Should Rick Nash Stay or Go?

Rangers Dilemma: Should Rick Nash Stay or Go?

February 15th, 2018 Last summer, the New York Rangers thought they had solved their dreaded salary cap issues by trading away expensive, expendable pieces off the roster to gain the necessary dollars needed to sign the team's top restricted free agents. The goal was to remain competitive in the Stanley Cup playoff...
The Rangers Fire Sale at the Trade Deadline

The Rangers Fire Sale at the Trade Deadline

February 12th, 2018 Competing in the Stanley Cup playoffs is a very powerful drug, especially when you've had a taste of it before. It's the type of motivation you thought could flip the switch for the New York Rangers, who have plenty to prove in the final third of the 2017-18 season. The hope was for the Rangers...

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January 17th, 2018
Rumors

In today's Rumor Rundown, we explore some of the items brought up in "31 Thoughts" and "Insider Trading". Both are reputable sources for the newest rumors in the NHL trade market. We also explore some insight from a few sources inside these discussed NHL franchises. Friedman Says to Watch For Defensemen Elliotte Friedman's "31 Thoughts" is reporting there are a number of notable defensemen on the market and players like Columbus’ Jack Johnson, San Jose’s Paul Martin, and Ottawa’s Dion Phaneuf are prime targets for a few NHL franchises. He adds to that list Mike Green, but only if and when Detroit realizes they are out of the playoff picture. Pierre LeBrun of "Insider Trading" warns defenseman Mike Green isn't on the trade market yet and not to get too sold that his exit from the Red Wings is imminent. Because he carries a $6 million salary-cap hit and a full no-trade clause, there are a number of moving parts involved in any deal. LeBrun speculates the Tampa Bay...
December 22nd, 2017
New York Rangers

There are some good hockey movies out there. We were blessed with Slap Shot in 1977. We chuckled at the antics of the children in The Mighty Ducks in 1992. We reminisced with Herb Brooks in Miracle in 2004. With the 20th anniversary of one of the most memorable playoff runs in NHL history coming up next year, why not relive the ecstasy that was the 1994 New York Rangers? Stephane Matteau’s overtime goal in the Eastern Conference Finals rocked the city of New York. The drama of Geoff Courtnall scoring in the third and then Mark Messier scoring in the same play, only to have Messier’s goal disallowed captivated us all. Game 7 kept us on the edges of our seats. Oh yea, didn’t the Rangers captain make some huge guarantee after a Game 5 loss in the Eastern Finals? The title could go in so many directions. The Guarantee, The Miracle on Pennsylvania Avenue or 54 Years all come to mind, but it all depends on the direction of the script. A very important part of the movie...
December 14th, 2017
Oilers History

Mark Messier did it all in a career that spanned 25 NHL seasons over four decades. He’s the only player in NHL history to captain two different professional teams to championships; he won five Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers and one with the New York Rangers—all in a span of ten years. Simply remarkable.   https://youtu.be/KI4lDBwYF5U The 15-time All-Star power forward is second on the all-time point scoring list with 1,851 points, trailing only Wayne Gretzky. He played in 1,756 regular season games, behind only Gordie Howe’s 1,767. And he holds the record for most NHL regular season and playoff season games played at 1,992. Messier was nicknamed “the Moose” for his determination, aggression, and strength. He had power, playmaking skill, and a goal-scorer’s finesse. He was a fierce competitor whose intense leadership in the dressing room was as important as the goals he scored on the ice. In 1994, he earned a new moniker, “The Messiah” for...
November 30th, 2017
News

The Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Peter Holland to the New York Rangers in exchange for veteran forward Adam Cracknell, the team announced Thursday morning. In a day that has already seen the retirement of Vancouver Canucks' forward Derek Dorsett and a huge trade involving Sami Vatanen and Adam Henrique, the Canadiens and Rangers both decided to add to the mix by making a deal of their own. https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL/status/936258307043586048 Due to the fact that both Holland and Dorsett were both playing for their respective clubs AHL affiliates at the time of the deal (Holland for the Laval Rocket and Cracknell for the Hartford Wolf Pack), both teams will get the opportunity to assign their players directly to the AHL without using waivers. The Canadiens have already announced that Cracknell will immediately join the Rocket. Holland Gone Before Debuting Though Holland signed a two-year contract to join the Montreal Canadiens during the 2017 offseason, he...

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Rod Gilbert: Mr. Ranger

This article was originally published in April, 2013. 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 Eighth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets), yet many of the franchise... September 18th, 2017

The New York Americans: How the NHL Came to MSG

The first National Hockey League team to claim home ice in New York City played at Madison Square Garden and wore red, white, and blue uniforms. This team was not the New York Rangers, but they were responsible for the Rangers coming into existence, and become the Rangers' first rival during the... August 16th, 2017

Missing Ryan Callahan

When Ryan Callahan departed from the New York Rangers in 2014, he took certain skills with him that the Rangers desperately need back. Don’t get me wrong, trading him at the time and not signing him to a massive contract that overpaid him was the right move but looking back on this past season,... May 19th, 2017