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Brooks: Rangers, Staal closing in on six-year contract extension

Per Larry Brooks, the New York Rangers and Marc Staal are closing in on a six-year deal between $5.6 and $5.9 million per season. The deal will take Staal through his age-34 season. The Rangers have somewhere around $20 million in cap space for next year, depending on the actual cap number, and Staal’s contract will eat up at least…

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Rangers shutout 3-0 again, this time by Boston

The New York Rangers had their second rough game in a row, falling to the Boston Bruins 3-0. This was the second time in a row that the Rangers were blanked by this score, with the first coming three nights ago against the New York Islanders. This game wasn’t even close to be honest, and it started in the first…

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Game 41: Here come the Bruins

The Boston Bruins had a terrible start to the season, and many thought that their time among the Eastern Conference elite had run its course. Tuukka Rask was human, the defense was in shambles, and they couldn’t score. My how things have changed. The Bruins are now fourth in the Atlantic, having gone 6-1-3 in their last ten, including four…

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BSB FanDuel: 1/15

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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Midseason grades: Goaltending and coaching

It’s not exactly the midpoint of the season, but now is as good a time as any to begin our midseason grades. It also helps that I had writer’s block and no idea what else to write about, so this won. I’ll be covering the goalies and coaching this year, and I’ll be grading the coaching staff at the group…

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Lineup notes: Stepan unlikely, Miller to center, Glass dressing

Per Brett Cyrgalis, Derek Stepan was not on the ice for practice and is not expected to play tomorrow in Boston. Tanner Glass, a healthy scratch for the last six games, was skating on the fourth line, which was one of three new lines: Rick Nash-Derrick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello Chris Kreider-J.T. Miller-Martin St. Louis Carl Hagelin-Dominic Moore-Lee Stempniak Tanner Glass-Kevin Hayes-Jesper…

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Rangers suffer jet lag in critical loss to Islanders

Fresh off a five-game win streak, including a California sweep, the New York Rangers came home to MSG to face the Metro Division leading New York Islanders. It was the first meaningful game these two have played this late in the season in a long, long time, and the Isles took full advantage of a jet lagged Rangers team. You…

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How Stepan fares over the next four games could be telling
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Derek Stepan will not return

New York Rangers center Derek Stepan will not return to the game tonight at MSG. Stepan took a nasty slash from Matt Martin in the first period, toughed it out for a bit, but did not play for the second half of the game. The Rangers will probably lose this game tonight (losing 3-0 at the moment), but losing Stepan…

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Game 40: A classic rivalry renewed against the Islanders

When was the last time the Rangers and Islanders played a meaningful regular season game this late in the seaseon? I honestly can’t remember. The Islanders had been a laughing stock franchise due to Mike Milbury, and before the 2004 lockout the Rangers were a laughing stock. The rivalry was in name only. That is no more. The Isles are atop…

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BSB FanDuel: 1/13

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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