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Musings: Thoughts before the Rangers head to Pittsburgh

The Rangers debut their 2015 playoff selves in Pittsburgh tonight, in front of what should be an energized crowd. It’s well noted that the Rangers are horrendous in Game 2’s, and for some reason, it’s accepted as fact. I don’t know when any type of failure became acceptable, but I digress… The Rangers need to come out tonight ready to…

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Rangers-Penguins Game One Recap

Note: I apologize for the late post here, somebody (raises hand) fell asleep right after the game and had to write this in the morning. The Rangers opened the 2015 playoffs in probably the most assuring way possible. 28 seconds into the game, Derick Brassard let one rip through the legs of Marc-Andre Fleury, easing any fear that fans could…

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NHL Playoffs Preview: Eastern Conference

I know that 3.5 hour wait was rough, so without further ado, the Eastern Conference…. Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens Dave’s Pick: OTT in 7. Here’s the dirty secret: Montreal isn’t that good. Brandon Prust is a top-nine forward there, and Max Pacioretty is hurt. Carey Price was super human this season, but in the playoffs you need depth. The…

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Previewing the First Round: the Western Conference

Since this past weekend, I’ve found myself singing “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” and jumping for joy mostly everywhere I go. You could imagine how awkward the bread aisle of the local Food Emporium was Sunday afternoon when I got giddy remembering that the Kings were eliminated… not that I hold grudges.. but I digress. Here, we at BSB…

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Sunday Musings: NHL playoff picture

Note: this post started as a Western preview and turned quickly into an Eastern post. Consider it a follow up to Justin’s post on Friday While the Rangers have been battling for the proverbial cherry on top of a charmed 2014-15 season, a lot of teams have been struggling to get in to the playoffs. The beauty of having so…

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Please stop playing Tanner Glass

I open this post with a peace offering to those who came here to be irritated due to the title of this post. This is your friendly reminder that you have the freedom to choose which blog posts to read and which to ignore. Additionally, this post will include #fancystats, regular hockey-loving eyed interpretation, and perhaps the scariest of all,…

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An open letter to Cam Talbot

Let’s kick it back two months, shall we? Rangers playing Carolina, some traffic in front of Henrik Lundqvist and suddenly the face of the franchise is laying on the ice with an injury. It stops a fan dead in their tracks. Suddenly, we all channel our inner Dr. Briere and learn the workings of whatever is ailing Lundqvist. Henrik came back…

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The Chris Kreider conundrum

The beauty of writing about a team as good as the New York Rangers is that we’re at liberty to analyze the minor things that other teams dream of having as their number one problem. Half of our fanbase is currently at war with the other half because they’re mean to our 12th forward. Our franchise player has been out…

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Rangers shaky in shootout win over the Blue Jackets

The Rangers managed to hang on and grab a shootout win against the Columbus Blue Jackets last night, solidifying their place in second in the Metropolitan Division. As exciting as this news is, this game was not particularly one to be applauded. This game featured the Jekyll and Hyde mannerisms that we’ve grown sadly accustomed to of the 2014-15 Rangers….

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Captain McDonagh’s grace period

Last summer, I wrote a post outlining teams around the league who had yet to name captains, guessing who they would choose and whether or not that would be my choice.  At the time I wrote it, it was widely speculated that the Rangers would name Ryan McDonagh the next captain, following in the footsteps of many greats. Heck, I…

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