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Musing the Rangers: when things go cold

The Rangers are in a scoring funk. It’s probably is a mere statistical regression and no long term concern but it’s certainly noteworthy. On the back of a shutout loss to the Blackhawks Wednesday there’s plenty to talk about. So let us muse. How ridiculous is it to begin this post with a complaint? The Rangers have a ridiculously good…

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Kevin Hayes, rookie monster: Musing the Rangers

Who else wants to bask in the glory of the Rangers ripping off a bunch of wins against the league’s best? For once, the Rangers aren’t playing and as it’s Thursday let’s muse. Kevin Hayes – rookie beast extraordinaire. Hayes has literally grown up right in front of our eyes. His patience on the puck is remarkable for a rookie;…

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Thoughts following the trade deadline

The trade deadline came and went on Monday this season with a flurry of activity and some very big moves. Since I usually will write my articles for Friday, I haven’t really had a chance to weigh in at this point. I know that there has been a couple games in the interim, but since the Rangers don’t play again…

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The Rangers pipeline shouldn’t concern you; musing the Rangers

The Rangers were unlucky to come out of Detroit with only one point. Then again, how often have we been able to say in the recent past that a Rangers team would be disappointed to come away from Detroit without the points despite out skilling and out skating the Wings? Call it progress. I saw someone call Wednesday’s game a…

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The trade deadline is in full swing: Musing the Rangers

So much has gone on around the league over the past few days it’s worth a brief muse because so much affects the Rangers. Deadline prices are getting crazier by the year yet the talent level is increasingly worse. When a player (no matter how talented) who hasn’t played all season and is approaching 40 fetches a 2nd round pick…

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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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