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A look at New York Rangers scoring chances

As you know, we focus a lot around using both qualitative (eye test) and quantitative (#fancystats) analysis around here. Both have their pros and cons, and both should be used when evaluating talent and performance. These are not mutually exclusive measures. One of the major drawbacks of #fancystats –specifically Corsi/Fenwick– is that it doesn’t measure the quality of the shot….

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GIFs: Rangers beat San Jose, sweep second west coast swing

I’m still sick, so I wasn’t up to watch the game. Luckily Steph (@myregularface) made GIFs for some of the goals, so I can still link to those. The game looked to be a solid defensive effort, with the top-six forwards providing the scoring. This win makes it five in a row, and 13 of their last fourteen. MSL’S Goal:…

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Game 39: A trap game in San Jose

The New York Rangers are winners of four in a row and 12 of their last thirteen. They won their last two against Anaheim and Los Angeles, and finish up this west coast swing in San Jose. The Sharks are a good team that should make the playoffs, but they’ve been struggling a bit of late (5-4-1 in their last…

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BSB FanDuel: 1/9

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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Friedman: Rangers have interested in Carolina’s Andrej Sekera

Per a transcribed interview with Elliotte Freidman on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 this morning, the Rangers are interested in Carolina defenseman Andrej Sekera. Friedman notes that cap space is a problem, and that the Rangers are looking at this season as an “all-in” season. This confirms what Friedman said in November regarding the Rangers’ interest in Sekera. Sekera would be a…

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New York Rangers continue rolling, hold off Los Angeles Kings

The New York Rangers continued their torrid streak, this time knocking off the Los Angeles Kings to make it wins in four in a row and 12 of their last 13 games. The Rangers started off slow in this game, surrendering two quick goals to the Kings in the first five minutes. They then got their collective acts together, putting…

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Game 38: Keep rolling in LA

The New York Rangers made it three in a row last night with a strong win in Anaheim against the NHL’s leading team. Tonight they look for revenge in LA, taking on the Kings team that beat them in the Stanley Cup Finals in June behind three overtime/double overtime victories. Yea, it still stings. The Kings are an interesting team…

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BSB FanDuel: 1/8

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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The impact Jesper Fast has in the New York Rangers lineup

In case you missed it, the New York Rangers have won three in a row and 11 of their last 12 games. I feel like no one missed that. What you may have missed is that the Rangers are 17-5-2 with Jesper Fast in the lineup, including 11 straight wins. I’m not usually one to bank on the performance of…

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Game 37: Tough stretch starts in Anaheim

The New York Rangers are 2-0 in 2015 and winners of 10 of their last 11 games. All that will be tested tonight and throughout the month of January, as the cupcake part of the schedule has ended and the Rangers are taking on some of the best teams in the league. Tonight they face the NHL’s best team in…

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