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BSB live chat 1.23.15

Live Blog BSB Live Chat 1.23.15

Friday chat reminder

Happy Friday, BSB faithful!  I know it’s been a while (blame accounting), but the live chat makes its triumphant return this afternoon.  We can talk All-Star stuff, the recent run, contracts, whatever.  We will get started at noon, but make sure to stop by at 11:45am to fill the queue with questions.  See everyone in…

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Are the Rangers stable of centers among the league’s best?

Can Derick Brassard be a top line center?Photo: Michael Ivins, USA TODAY Sports

What was meant to be an organisational weakness has become a strength for the New York Rangers. Understandably, there is instant angst when Derek Stepan misses any game time because of injury and his absence certainly creates a hole in the line-up but the Rangers have to be delighted with the way the center position…

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Does the Staal extension mean Carl Hagelin is the odd man out?

Carl Hagelin, even better than you think.

Whether you like the extension or not, Marc Staal is signed for the next six years at $5.7 million. The biggest concern across the board, outside of whether you wanted Staal re-signed, is about re-signing the rest of the key free agents: Mats Zuccarello (UFA), Martin St. Louis (UFA), Derek Stepan (RFA), and Carl Hagelin (RFA)….

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Dreger: Rangers have interest in Mike Santorelli

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Per Thomas Drance at The Score, Darren Dreger (via Insider Trading last night) mentioned that the New York Rangers are interested in center Mike Santorelli from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Dreger mentioned that the Rangers tried to get Santorelli this past summer, but due to limited cap space, could not seal the deal. Santorelli has…

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Midseason grades: Defense

Kevin Klein is having a career year

With the All-Star Game coming up this weekend, we’ve been handing out our annual midseason grades. Dave tackled the goaltending and coaches, Chris wrote about the top-six forwards, and today I’ll be reviewing the defense. Dan Boyle Boyle’s season got off to a slow start after the 38-year-old D-man missed the first five weeks of the…

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Rangers enter All Star break on high note, beat Senators in overtime

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The New York Rangers are going to enter the All Star break winners of 16 of 19, including streaks of eight in a row, five in a row, and three in a row. Last night’s come-from-behind victory over the Ottawa Senators was a classic trap game that the Rangers overcame. After taking the lead on…

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Game 44: Beating a bad Ottawa team

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The New York Rangers are back at MSG tonight to face the Ottawa Senators in their last game before the All Star Break. The Sens are a team that has some solid top-end skill but little depth to support it. They also lack a competent and consistent blue line, which contributes to their 122 goals…

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Hot or Not: Around the NHL

Western Conference playoffs Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues

With All-Star weekend upon us, it’s about that time again to evaluate who’s hot, who’s not, and exactly what has been going on while we’ve been in our Blueshirt bubble. It’s been a season filled with surprisingly good teams, surprising struggles and a strange new tradition up north of throwing jerseys onto the ice. The…

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NYR bottom six forwards mid-season report card

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Continuing on with the mid-season report card, this is my take on the Rangers bottom six forwards. Dave covered the goaltending and coaches and Chris wrote about the top-six forwards previously, so be sure to check them out. (ALL STATS ARE 5v5 UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE) CARL HAGELIN GP: 43 TOI/Gm: 12.7 CF/60: 51.3 (8 fwd) CA/60: 49.2 (2 fwd) RelCF%:…

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