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How does James Sheppard influence Oscar Lindberg’s future?

James Sheppard makes his Rangers debut against the Detroit Red Wings tonight so from a Rangers perspective we know very little about Sheppard. What we do know about Sheppard is that he brings faceoff skill (better than all but Dom Moore on the Rangers), versatility and defensive ability to the table. As a top ten pick back in 2006 he…

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Rangers acquire Keith Yandle – organisation at crossroads?

UPDATE: Darren Dreger has confirmed details of trade: Yandle and Summers and a 4th for Anthony Duclair, John Moore, a 1st (2016) and a 2nd in 2015. Yotes retain 50% of Yandle’s salary. This trade has massive implications for both the short and long term folks. Sit tight and hope for a cup this summer. Glen Sather certainly isn’t gun…

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Deadline day comes early: live blog

Hello one and all. Seeing as the trade deadline is clearly already underway, let’s have a post to discuss all the latest league manoeuvrings. We’ll throw up a fresh post tomorrow as well and of course, we’ll let you know in a little more detail if the Rangers do anything. 1:00 I was away from my computer for a while…

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The trade deadline is in full swing: Musing the Rangers

So much has gone on around the league over the past few days it’s worth a brief muse because so much affects the Rangers. Deadline prices are getting crazier by the year yet the talent level is increasingly worse. When a player (no matter how talented) who hasn’t played all season and is approaching 40 fetches a 2nd round pick…

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Musings: Will Marc Staal’s new contract represent good value?

I’m spoiling you. As I head to New York myself on Tuesday morning I thought I would muse for the second time in a week. Sometimes we go weeks without ‘musings’ sometimes I have a lot I want to say so let’s jump into it. Marc Methot gets 19.6 million, makes Ottawa make Glen Sather look savy. I too am…

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Has Kevin Hayes become more important to the Rangers than Chris Kreider?

Anyone watching the Rangers closely since preseason will have seen Kevin Hayes visibly grow and learn on the job. Considered an outside bet to make the Rangers opening night roster, on the back foot because he missed a few games through injury and starting in a position he wasn’t accustomed to playing, despite all this Hayes has done a wonderful…

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Talbot has been more than fine in his first gig as a starter (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Don’t worry about Cam Talbot – Musing the Rangers

We haven’t had a musings in a while now have we? There’s lot’s to talk about in Rangerland so let’s just jump straight in. Let’s start with a non Ranger topic, the Evander Kane – Tyler Myers trade. I think it’s a win-win for the clubs, both with deep prospect pools albeit one club (Winnipeg) is further down its development…

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Cam Talbot has a huge opportunity this month. (Scott Levy, Getty Images)

Cam Talbot and the Rangers can’t lose scenario

The Rangers obviously endured a significant loss with the news that Henrik Lundqvist will miss around three weeks of the regular season but here’s the thing; if it was going to happen then now is the perfect time, in the perfect situation and with a great schedule coming up. Providing Lundqvist comes back 100% the Rangers may see this as…

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Why the Rangers should trade Mats Zuccarello

Mats Zuccarello is not producing the goods. To some that’s a pretty inflammatory comment, but think about it for a moment. Zuccarello’s production is well down compared to last season’s impressive totals, and it’s not just because his powerplay numbers are down (an issue in its own right, covered today at noon). He’s simply not impacting games right now, and…

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Alain Vigneault has been a great developer of talent in NY

With the Rangers top heavy, Alain Vigneault needs to adapt

Regardless of their current record, the Rangers have a lot of passengers at present – quite a few players need to improve beyond just the four we discussed yesterday. If we were being critical, how much of the solid yet unspectacular record the Rangers currently have is the product of Rick Nash’s season (so far) and Henrik Lundqvist’s December hot…

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