Miller will sit for Glass. Shocker.

Lineup notes: Miller appears to be healthy scratch

Per Steve Zipay, the Rangers are shuffling their lineup after last night’s loss to the Isles, and J.T. Miller will be a healthy scratch along with Matt Hunwick. Lee Stempniak and John Moore will be back in the lineup. Tanner Glass will still be playing because he “played physically last 3 games, element that team needs.” The lines: Rick Nash…

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Rangers manage to score, but lose to Isles again

I was all set to write the goal breakdown last night. I DVR’d the right channel (finally). But then the full day of shoveling got to me, and I passed out instead. So, here we are the next morning, and I have no time to do a proper goal breakdown. Nor did I watch the game, a game I was…

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Game 45: Second half begins against the Islanders

The second half of the season is upon us, and the New York Rangers are local tonight, playing against the Metro Division leading New York Islanders. The game is still on –presumably because the game is on NBC– despite the blizzard conditions yesterday and this morning that buried half of Long Island under two feet of snow. The Isles took…

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BSB Fanduel: 1/27

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) with low cost is a…

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Nash’s aggressiveness on penalty kill a double-edged sword

Rick Nash has always been a solid penalty killer, a legitimate threat to provide offense even while down a man. Over his career, Nash has 20 shorthanded goals, with three already coming this season. Nash is so efficient on the PK because he has that rare combination of hockey IQ and skill. He uses these to anticipate passes, disrupt passing…

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New look powerplay a breath of fresh air for the Rangers

If you’ve been a Ranger fan for a while, then you know that once Jaromir Jagr, Michal Nylander, and Martin Straka departed New York, the powerplay has been atrocious. It got to the comical point where fans were screaming to just pass on the powerplay and play 5v5 hockey instead. It’s something that really hampered some of the pre-Alain Vigneault…

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Halfway through the season, NHL playoff picture is set

Who would have thunk it? Every season since this whole “loser’s point” thing that Senor Bettman introduced after Lockout: The Sequel, the playoff picture has been cloudy up until the last week of the season. This time around, the playoff picture is crystal clear, and the games remaining are more about jockeying for positioning than qualifying for the postseason. In…

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Klein is off to a pretty good start.

Is it time to sell high on Kevin Klein?

Continuing with the trend of posts that will get me yelled at, it’s time to look at Kevin Klein, his career season, his career averages, and if anything like what we’ve seen so far this season will continue. Klein is having a sensational season this year. He’s already doubled his career high in goals (8), is well on his pace…

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All Star Game open thread

Today is the NHL All Star Game, and Rick Nash will be the lone representative for the New York Rangers. Yesterday, Team Foligno beat Team Toews in the skills competition 25-19 after all six events were completed. I didn’t get a chance to watch that (or the draft, which was supposedly very cool), but it appears a good time was…

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World Cup of Hockey set for September 2016

The World Cup of Hockey is back. Gary Bettman announced the return of the tournament today, slated for September 2016. The tournament will be two weeks, beginning on September 17, 2016 at the Air Canada Center in Toronto. Eight teams will be competing in the tournament: Canada, USA, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Team Europe (the remaining European countries not…

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