Calling for Carcillo or JT Miller

The party is over. The Rangers had a chance to jump to a 2-0 lead and instead will go into Philly with the series evened up. It will be critical for the Rangers to come back to NY with at least one win, but it won’t be easy. The┬áRangers are 57-64-14-3 for road playoff games. They’re also 10-17 in the…

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First Round Playoff Preview: Rangers vs. Flyers

War is upon us. On the eve of War. The Rangers set to battle Philly. Pretty much every title for this post I could think of had the word ‘battle’ or ‘war’ in it. Nothing against Ottawa, DC, or other markets we have squared off with in recent first rounds, but Philadelphia brings a different connotation. The history of this…

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Game 77: Alain returns to Vancouver

It’s almost fitting this game takes place on April Fools’ Day. What is sure to be a media circus today with a lot of foolish questions and baiting for jabs, hopefully the Rangers can see past the narrative and just go about their business to get the two points. Under Tortorella, the Canucks play an aggressive 2-1-2 forecheck and aim…

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Carcillo deserves an extension

It almost sounds strange to say, but Daniel Carcillo has been a welcomed addition to the New York Rangers hockey club. Once public enemy #1 after smacking the bejesus out of Marian Gaborik, Carcillo has brought some sandpaper to an otherwise vanilla team. Back in December, before Sather traded for Carcillo, I wrote the Rangers needed to acquire a player…

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Getting the most out of Martin St. Louis

It has started already hasn’t it? Like Nash vs. Dubi & Arty, or Torts vs. AV, or Prust vs. [insert annual banger’s last name here], Rangers fans are watching Martin St. Louis’ every move and comparing them to the box scores coming out of Tampa. To date, many have already declared a winner and loser of this trade. Our former…

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Start a fire – NYR win battle in Columbus

Getting the two points last night almost seemed liked the cherry on top. For me the sundae was finally seeing Rick Nash play like the power forward he was billed as when we first acquired ┬áhim. Nasher played with a lot of emotion. He was physical, driving to the net, and just making ‘stuff’ happen below the dots. As for…

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Rangers still struggling to find consistency

Just thirteen games remain in the regular season and the Rangers are still struggling to find consistency. Back in January, things seemed to have finally clicked and the Rangers looked like they were headed in the right direction. However, in the 10 games since the Olympic break, they have won four times and are averaging just 2.2 goals per game….

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Thursday Musings: buyouts, contracts, pipe dreams, & more

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Thursday Musings: buyouts, contracts, pipe dreams, & more

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Rangers need Nash more than they need to make a trade

Other than the start of free agency, perhaps there’s no other time of the year where hockey fans, the media, and even front office staff get overly excited about other team’s players. Some trade deadline’s end up as complete busts, while other’s see more movement than anyone could have anticipated. How this week will turn out, nobody knows for sure….

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