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McKenzie: New York Rangers have interest in Tyler Bozak

In the “oh FFS please don’t do this” department, Bob McKenzie has reported that the Rangers are very interested in Toronto Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak. Before I go into why this is makes absolutely zero logical sense, let’s look at Bozak the player, independent of his fit in New York. And let me tell you, it’s not pretty. Everyone…

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Sunday New York Rangers trade deadline rumor roundup

As the trade deadline draws nearer, the rumors are abound about who the New York Rangers will target to improve the team for a playoff run. There are a bunch of them, so here we go. Larry Brooks says that the Rangers might target Mark Letestu of Columbus, Torrey Mitchell of Buffalo, or Curtis Glencross of Calgary. As for Glencross,…

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Depth goaltending options in Lundqvist’s absence

*due to the large percentage of the BSB staff who were physically at the Canucks game, Dave’s goal breakdown will be posted this afternoon. The entirety of the Rangers’ community held their collective breath during the announcement that franchise goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was experiencing continued symptoms from his fluke neck injury. It was a strange coalescence of events that ended…

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Mats Zuccarello looking for more than $5 million

Per Darren Dreger, cited on NBCSN, New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello is going to look for more than $5 million per year on a five-year deal for his contract extension. Zucc is the next Ranger in line for Glen Sather to lock up, having locked up Marc Staal earlier this year.  Zuccarello is a must-keep for the Rangers, as…

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Which kids can be considered trade bait?

As the NHL trade deadline approaches and Glen Sather adjusts his moving-target-deadline-strategy, the conversation is likely to shift from which roster players can be dealt to which kids can be dealt. As the push for a Stanley Cup in the Henrik Lundqvist era continues (and, frankly as the window closes), the Rangers are going to push and go for it…

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Dreger: Rangers, Mats Zuccarello involved in extension talks

Per Darren Dreger, the New York Rangers and winger Mats Zuccarello are involved in contract talks to keep the winger with the Rangers long-term. This is great news, as Zucc is one of those guys that you need to keep around (Chris disagrees). Dreger noted that the Rangers love Zucc, and want him here. They also won’t be trading him at…

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Potential trade target: Patrick Wiercioch

Trade season is upon us. We’ve already seen the first two major pieces fall, as Evander Kane and Tyler Myers were involved in the same trade between Winnipeg and Buffalo. While it’s unlikely we see a trade of that magnitude by the time the deadline passes, we will likely see a number of trades for rentals. The playoff picture is…

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Obligatory Evander Kane post

Disclaimer: This post was written before news broke that Kane is out for 4-6 months after shoulder surgery. In case you missed it over the past few years, Evander Kane has been on the path towards total ostracization by the Winnipeg Jets and the media. It started with the money phone (pictured above). It continued with a series of articles by…

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Identifying New York Rangers trade chips

New York Rangers trade rumor season is upon us. This morning, Kevin looked at possible trade scenarios with the Arizona Cardinals Coyotes (I make that mistake way too much). Suit looked at the Rangers trade deadline strategy, which is likely about adding depth on the blue line. The Rangers have already been linked to Mike Santorelli and Antoine Vermette as well….

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Unlike Antoine Vermette, Martin Hanzal has another year remaining on his contract

Trade possibilities with Arizona

Much of the early trade deadline fervor both around the league and in New York has been about what the Arizona Coyotes might do. GM Don Maloney has been screaming “WE ARE SELLERS” at the top of his lungs and Arizona has several attractive pieces, including pending free agent Antoine Vermette. Suit also suggested looking into Yotes defensemen Michael Stone….

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