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1971-72 New York Rangers: "We Did It All Except Win"

1971-72 New York Rangers: "We Did It All Except Win"

July 17th, 2019 This article was originally published in August, 2012. The New York Rangers endured one of sports' longest championship droughts, as they went fifty-four years without winning the Stanley Cup. And while the Stanley Cup finally made it to New York in 1994, the years between 1940 and 1994 didn't...
Rangers' Alexandr Georgiev Should Win the Backup Battle

Rangers' Alexandr Georgiev Should Win the Backup Battle

July 16th, 2019 The New York Rangers have found light at the end of a grueling three-year tunnel. One big question still remains, however, in who will sit behind Henrik Lundqvist and eventually take the starting spot. They are flush with young talent, gained two very high-profile free agents and have a...

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July 12th, 2019
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Artemi Panarin's warm welcome to the Big Apple is the strawberry atop a New York City cheesecake in the exciting and franchise-altering offseason for the Rangers. His seven-year, $11.642 million contract is a steal considering the reportedly higher offers on the table from the New York Islanders, Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets. Panarin's substantial impact on the roster makes the contract a win-win on both sides, but that's not without controversy in the Rangers' salary cap situation. Following Kaapo Kakko's recent entry-level contract announcement, the Rangers still have $7,093,534 in cap space. With plenty of names to still re-sign and Chris Kreider's future with New York in doubt, Panarin's arrival will likely force a trade or two before the offseason's finale. The Remaining RFAs Jacob Trouba's arbitration date has been set for July 25 while Pavel Buchnevich's will be July 29. That leaves just the Rangers just a few weeks to hand out two key extensions for...
July 11th, 2019
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The New York Rangers have accelerated their rebuild with a flurry of acquisitions this offseason. But, was it enough to consider them a playoff team? The answer is not in 2019-20. Sooner rather than later the Rangers will be back to being at the top of the Metropolitan Division and, more importantly, the NHL. Sure, the signing of free agent Artemi Panarin and trade for Jacob Trouba with the Winnipeg Jets are substantial leaps toward being in that category, but the Blueshirts just aren't there yet. There are still areas that are in need of serious help. Former Winnipeg Jet Jacob Trouba (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Salary issues, uncertain development of the youth movement and the Metro Division getting a lot stronger from last season are all standing in the way for the Rangers. Can the Youth Live up to the Hype? The biggest issue and greatest asset the Blueshirts have is the unknown capabilities of the youth. Recent No. 2 overall selection Kaapo Kakko and 2018...
July 11th, 2019
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It has been a long time coming, but Sergei Zubov is on his way to the Hockey Hall of Fame. He is looked at as one of the best Russian defensemen to ever play the game. He had an amazing NHL career, spanning over 16 seasons. Throughout his career, he played for three teams, the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Dallas Stars. Throughout the course of his career, he played in 1,068 games in the NHL and had 771 points. In international play, Zubov represented Russia in a few different tournaments. He helped the Russian team to a gold medal in 1989 and a silver medal in 1990 an the World Junior Championships. He also contributed to the Olympic gold medal in 1992. In just 38 games, he scored 18 points representing his country. Early Career Zubov was drafted by the Rangers in the fifth round of the 1990 NHL Draft, 85th overall. He was playing for the CSKA Moscow in Russia and was the third Russian-born hockey player drafted in 1990. He continued to play for CSKA Moscow...
July 11th, 2019
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With a crop of high-end prospects, along with acquisitions made through trade and free agency, the New York Rangers have taken their slow rebuild and accelerated the process in a few short months. A few of those prospects include Kaapo Kakko, Vitali Kravtzov, K'Andre Miller, Adam Fox, Nils Lundkvist, Yegor Rykov, Libor Hajek, and Igor Shestyorkin. Besides the two Americans, Miller and Fox, the remaining names are all Europeans. Who better to mentor these young minds than a few veteran Europeans: Henrik Lundqvist and Jesper Fast. The common thread linking these two players is the work ethic they needed to get into the NHL. Henrik Lundqvist (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)Jesper Fast (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) More importantly, it was their determination to keep their jobs, as both were late-round draft picks; Lundqvist, a seventh-rounder, and Fast, a sixth-rounder. Late-round draft picks do not always get the same chance to make an impression that early-round picks do....

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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