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

Lighter schedule arrives at perfect time for Rangers

When Henrik Lundqvist went down with his vascular injury earlier this month, everyone panicked. And I do mean everyone. Even I panicked, and I usually don’t panic (even if I am stubborn as a mule). But Cam Talbot has been serviceable in his time as a starter, posting a 5-1-1 record thus far, making the Rangers 6-1-1 in February. It’s…

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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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Thoughts after five Hank-less games

Before we get started, I just wanted to take a minute to lament west coast games. Last night wasn’t even a proper 10:30pm west coast game, and I still hated it. It forced me to admit that I am an old man when I fall asleep half way through the third period and miss everything. It’s stupid. All games should…

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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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Musings: Jesper Fast, J.T. Miller, first round picks and more

The New York Rangers finally got their collective acts together last night, and it resulted in a strong 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins. It was, for the most part, a strong team effort. They had some gaffes, but Cam Talbot made some strong saves and the Rangers capitalized on their chances. But the team we saw on the ice…

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Musings: NHL website overhaul, trade deadline looms

I hope everyone has cured their post-Isles-loss-hangover, because tonight the New York Rangers take on the Montreal Canadiens. Since it’s Thursday, and I pretty much exhausted my list of super-fantastic posts that get me yelled at, I think it’s time I do a musings. In case you missed it, NHL.com is going to be undergoing a major overhaul, specifically on…

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Why the Rangers should stay quiet at the deadline

The Rangers, barring more trade robbery from Glen Sather, should stay quiet as the NHL trade deadline approaches. Several rumours are beginning to circulate around the Rangers and usually there’s no smoke without fire. Indeed, a lot of these rumours come from good sources (McKenzie, Dreger etc) but despite the rumours this Rangers team is well placed to compete for…

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Thoughts heading into All-Star Weekend

After a tremendous stretch of hockey going all the way back to December 8 and winning 16 out of 19 games, the Rangers get a much deserved break for All-Star weekend. Once they get through the festivities, they face a tough trip to Long Island to get a second crack to show the upstart Islanders who New York’s real team…

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Will Ryan McDonagh ever win a Norris? He's good enough.  (Elsa/Getty Images)

Thoughts on Hayes, Hagelin and McDonagh: the Musings

Note: There won’t be a goal breakdown for last night’s 4-1 win over Anaheim. Dave usually gets the west coast games, but he’s sick and was in bed before the game started. It looked to be a solid win over a solid team, giving the Rangers some “street cred.” It’s Thursday and we haven’t done a proper hardcore muse for a…

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Thoughts heading into 2015

Welcome to 2015, BSB faithful. 2014 is now behind us, which is a little weird, to be honest. It was a pretty interesting year, all told. We got a Stanley Cup Final run, a traded Captain, Stadium Series Games, troublesome contract negotiations and much more. But, it’s now ancient history, so let’s talk about some of the topics burning in…

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