Replacing Richards

I think most of this fan base understood that Richards needed to be bought out. It was certainly something I pushed for last summer and I fully support the move. However, the obvious downside to this decision is now we have a major hole on our roster that needs to be filled. Assuming the Rangers want to keep Stepan as a 1…

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Rangers final grades: Coaching

Back by popular demand, we’ve decided to kick start our annual player, coaching, and management report cards. As always, these grades aren’t just based on stats, but also the execution of each personnel or player’s respective role within the organization. Obviously there’s some subjectivity here, but that’s what makes this interesting and conversational. Before I get started on AV and company,…

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Diagnosing Rick Nash

Do the math. Five goals in thirty eight playoff games (or 0.13 goals per game) vs. 336 goals in 783 regular season games (or 0.43 goals per game). If anyone wanted to make a case that Nash wasn’t a playoff performer or that he’s a choke artist, the numbers are there for the taking. But making such claims are easy. The…

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Rangers fans walk the long road

Well, I certainly never thought I’d be writing this post. The Rangers return to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1994 when Richter, Leetch, Messier, Graves and company became legends for slaying dragons, making guarantees, but most importantly — getting the job done. It still amazes me to think that it has been 20 years. I first started following…

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Memorial Day

I know there’s quite a few veterans and active military who read this blog. Thank you for your readership, but most importantly, thank you for your service. From our family to yours, we hope everyone enjoys the day off. Stay safe.

Brass to return for Game 4; Stepan likely out

According to the internet, Derick Brassard will be back in the lineup tomorrow. Although, Katie Strang tweeted the following quote from AV, “He didn’t tell me. That’s good news.” Either way, expect Brass back in the lineup.  Stepan is likely out after having surgery on his broken jaw on Friday due to the illegal hit he suffered from Brandon Prust. Prust…

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Eastern Conference Finals Preview: Rangers vs. Canadiens

Rangers fans are certainly getting a taste of different hockey clubs this postseason. After playing the Capitals four out of the last five postseasons and the Devils three times in the past eight years, the Rangers squared off against Philly for the first time since 1997 and now get the Montreal Canadiens for the first time since 1996. Unlike 1996,…

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St. Louis Post-Game Speech

For those of you who missed it, the NHL YouTube channel posted a locker room video of Martin St. Louis giving a nice speech to his teammates following the Rangers win last night against Pittsburgh. It’s definitely worth a watch. As an avid Hard Knocks, 24/7, it was pretty cool the NHL was able to capture this. Hopefully they post…

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Our top players need to be better

It’s always difficult to evaluate a player’s postseason performance. Stakes are high. Blood pressures are through the roof. Sample sizes are small. Right now opinions of our top forwards range from “hey their puck possession numbers are terrific, they’re just not scoring,” to “they **** suck, trade them!” As always, somewhere between apathy and empathy is where reality lies. For…

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Monday Mailbag: Putting Philly away in 6, Diaz, & more

Before I get started with today’s topic, I first want to take moment to thank Danny Carcillo for making me look good. Last week I called for AV to scratch Fast for Carcillo for Game 3. Most slayed the idea. Then Game 4 happened. Back to this week’s topics! Today we’re reaching into our mailbag, aka our Twitter mentions to answer questions from…

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