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Rangers' 3 Stars Of The Week: Oct. 14-21

Rangers' 3 Stars Of The Week: Oct. 14-21

October 21st, 2019 The New York Rangers have dropped the puck on the 2019-20 NHL season. At 2-4-0, the hot start has cooled off. They have lost four straight, with three of them coming this week. Here are the three stars of the week of Oct. 14 through Oct. 21. First Star: Mika Zibanejad If you have been...
Rangers' Takeaways from 3-2 Loss to Canucks

Rangers' Takeaways from 3-2 Loss to Canucks

October 21st, 2019 The New York Rangers were defeated by the Vancouver Canucks in a Sunday matinee game on Oct. 20, by a score of 3-2. After it all seemed lost at the end of the first period, the Rangers improved to make it a game. Coming into the matchup, the Rangers were losers of three straight and...

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October 17th, 2019
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The New York Rangers remained idle last week during a six-day break between a win on the road, against the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 5, and a loss, at home, to the Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 12. The Blueshirts opened the 2019-20 season with a win over the Winnipeg Jets and currently sit at the tail end of another four-day break. Everything sounds great, except for the “sitting” part. Momentum, Rhythm, & Consistency A six-day scheduled break, followed by a game, and then another four-day break could produce both useful and harmful results for the team. Let’s start with the cons of these odd pauses. A sudden halt to the momentum generated from playing good hockey, especially so early into a season, is never a good thing. On their return, the Rangers looked great in the first two periods, but ultimately lost to a hot Oilers team who found a way to win in the third. Momentum played a key role, as the Oilers started the season with five straight wins. Since the start of the...
October 16th, 2019
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After a long offseason and an even longer preseason, the New York Rangers 2019-20 season is here. With a record of 2-1-0, it seems like all of the moves made during the offseason were worth it. One of those moves involved the signing of the NHL's top free agent, Artemi Panarin. Panarin, who spent time with both the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets, came to Rangers after signing aseven-year, $81.5 million contract. Through the first three contests of the season, he is worth every penny of it. Let's talk about it. First Line Dominance Alongside Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich, Panarin has been stellar in his first three games with the Rangers. It's amazing how well they have played despite only having a handful of practices and games together. They have set the tone for the forward lines, and have generated a good chunk of the scoring. The future of this franchise in Zibanejad, leads all of the Rangers skaters with eight points, followed by a tie...
October 16th, 2019
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NEW YORK — Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko were the clear favourites all along to be the top two picks in this year's NHL draft. So far, the 18-year-olds have struggled to generate a lot of offence in the opening weeks of the season. Kakko, selected second by the New York Rangers after New Jersey took Hughes at No. 1, broke through with his first NHL goal on Saturday. Hughes nearly got his first on Monday. Now, the two youngsters will get a close-up look at each other on Thursday night when the Rangers visit the Devils for the metropolitan-area teams' first matchup of the season. Despite Hughes' struggles getting on the scoresheet, Devils coach John Hynes likes the way the teenager is learning and working on improving his game. "He's really understanding how hard you need to compete in this game and how much puck battles matter, attention to detail when you don't have the puck, and he's making strides in those areas," Hynes said. "He's just a step away from really creating...
October 15th, 2019
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It was an exciting summer for the New York Rangers, and with the first three games of the season in the books, it seems to have all been worth it. Several fan-favorites and key core pieces that were supposed to be the future of this franchise were shipped off to "build" this team. Out of all of the transactions, only one stands above the rest. That was the Jacob Trouba trade. For what the Rangers had to give up versus what they acquired in Trouba, it seemed like a trade that was too good to be true. The deal with the Winnipeg Jets included former Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk and the first-round selection that the Rangers originally acquired in the Kevin Hayes trade for Touba. Not to discredit Pionk in the slightest, he is a developing young player that has shown a lot of positive strides toward being a top-tier defenseman. However, Trouba's extensive experience in the NHL and proven ability to play was simply a better and safer option for the Rangers. Related: Trouba...

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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... January 8th, 2019

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