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BSB FanDuel: 3/3

Here is the info for today’s FanDuel league: Sign up for FanDuel here, the league link is here. We aren’t high rollers, it’s $2 to play. For those unfamiliar, you are given $55,000 to construct a team of 2 LW, 2 RW, 2 C, 2 D, and 1 G. High fantasy points per game (FPG)…

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Practice notes: Sheppard in, Glass out

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Per Rick Carpiniello, the newly acquired James Sheppard will skate on the fourth line with Dominic Moore and Jesper Fast. None of the top-nine forwards were touched, meaning Tanner Glass, despite improved play, will be the healthy scratch heading into tomorrow’s game in Detroit. The lines: Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan-St. Louis Hagelin-Hayes-Miller Sheppard-Moore-Fast There are zero holes…

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Wing depth makes loss of Anthony Duclair easier to swallow

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Perhaps the biggest concern with the deal for Keith Yandle is that the Rangers gave up Anthony Duclair to land Yandle. There was plenty of outrage over dealing Duclair, and it’s tough to really blame people for the outrage. Duclair isn’t even 20 yet, cracked the roster out of camp, and was showing significant promise…

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Rangers beat the best, take first place in Metro

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The New York Rangers defeated the best team in the NHL last night, topping the Nashville Predators by a score of 4-1. This game was pure domination by the Rangers, who used their speed and tenacious forecheck to disrupt the Preds breakouts, forcing turnovers and converting those turnovers into goals. Cam Talbot was solid, making…

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Game 62: Revamped Rangers begin push against Nashville

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The stretch run for the New York Rangers begins tonight, as one of the league’s best in the Nashville Predators come to town. The Rangers were the biggest players at the trade deadline, acquiring Keith Yandle and James Sheppard, while shipping out Lee Stempniak. Both Yandle and Sheppard will have a positive effect on the Rangers…

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Rangers, Zuccarello, finalize contract extension

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The New York Rangers and Mats Zuccarello have finalized a contract extension that will keep Zuccarello in New York. Zucc will get $4.5 million per year for the next four years, a modest raise and, more importantly, a discount for the Rangers. Zuccarello has a no-trade in his first year, but nothing thereafter. Make no mistake,…

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Trade deadline live blog, part 2

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Well, the trade deadline is today at 3pm, and while the New York Rangers are expected to be idle today after a busy day yesterday. There were three trades last night and a few this morning: Detroit acquired forward Erik Cole and a 2015 3rd round pick from Dallas for prospects Mattias Backman, Mattas Janmark, and…

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Everything happened yesterday and the Rangers got better

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Well yesterday sure was exciting, wasn’t it? Glen Sather got busy, doing all of his work and saving us a little bit of stress for today’s 3pm NHL trade deadline. Slats’ first deal was his biggest, acquiring Keith Yandle from Arizona in exchange for John Moore, highly touted prospect Anthony Duclair, a 1st round pick…

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Rangers acquire James Sheppard from San Jose

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Per Bob McKenzie, the New York Rangers have acquired forward James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 4th round draft pick in 2016. Sheppard is a left-handed center (who can play LW) that is a great shot suppressor and plays a solid defensive game. He has a line of 5-11-16 for…

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Rangers trade Lee Stempniak to Winnipeg

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Per Bob McKenzie, the New York Rangers have traded forward Lee Stempniak to the Winnipeg Jets for winger Carl Klingberg. Klingberg has 2 NHL games this season, while Stempniak was a useful bottom line/extra forward. This comes on the heels of the Keith Yandle trade and the rumored Mats Zuccarello extension. One thing’s for sure:…

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