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Trade deadline live blog, part 2

Well, the trade deadline is today at 3pm, and while the New York Rangers are expected to be idle today after a busy day yesterday. There were three trades last night and a few this morning: Detroit acquired forward Erik Cole and a 2015 3rd round pick from Dallas for prospects Mattias Backman, Mattas Janmark, and a 2015 2nd round pick….

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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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Rangers win streak snapped in Philly; Trades galore

The New York Rangers sloppy defensive play over the last few games finally cost them, losing 4-2 to the Philadelphia Flyers last night. I admittedly did not watch the game, but the highlights showed the following the goals: Matt Read made a nice play on his goal, knocking the puck out of midair to himself then banking it off Cam…

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Trade deadline strategy

It’s interesting. If you watched the Rangers play, while ignoring the rest of the conference, you might think they are destined for greatness. They’re playing uptempo hockey, bagging 2.92 goals per game. The power play is over 19% for the first time since Leetch was dropping knowledge on the NHL. Most importantly, they can just flat out fly whenever they play…

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Halfway through the season, NHL playoff picture is set

Who would have thunk it? Every season since this whole “loser’s point” thing that Senor Bettman introduced after Lockout: The Sequel, the playoff picture has been cloudy up until the last week of the season. This time around, the playoff picture is crystal clear, and the games remaining are more about jockeying for positioning than qualifying for the postseason. In…

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Hot or Not: Around the NHL

With All-Star weekend upon us, it’s about that time again to evaluate who’s hot, who’s not, and exactly what has been going on while we’ve been in our Blueshirt bubble. It’s been a season filled with surprisingly good teams, surprising struggles and a strange new tradition up north of throwing jerseys onto the ice. The Good New York Islanders –…

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All Star Game team thoughts

The All-Star selections came out yesterday, making it a huge topic of conversation since it’s been three years since the last All-Star game. Some basic facts to know about the game are that it’ll take place in Columbus this year, it takes place on Sunday, January 25 (two weeks!), and that each team has to have at least one representative…

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Around the League: Trouble in Edmonton

I was watching some hockey game last week – Lord knows it wasn’t the Rangers, since they had basically all week off – when the standings flashed on my screen and I nearly choked on my hot chocolate. The FLORIDA PANTHERS have more points than the Rangers!? Surely I must’ve been drunk, but no, I wasn’t. I wondered what the…

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Around the League: Maple Leafs, Stars and Oilers, oh my

With the Rangers playing so many games in such a little amount of time, it’s easy to forget that there’s a whole league out there that’s been happening without us. Luckily, you don’t need Center Ice or NHL.com when you’ve got a Sunday BSB update. A lot of really amusing things have been happening lately, so let’s go through them….

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NHL kills dry scrape, finally

The NHL has finally killed the dry scrape of the ice between the third period and overtime of tie games. The reasons for killing it were obvious: It took too long and the crowd died after it. The last dry scrape will be done on Saturday. Also, the phrase “dry scrape” sounds horrible. It sounds like an invasive test at…

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