Rangers national TV schedule released

The Rangers national TV schedule (NBC/NBSCN) has been released for the 2014-2015 season, and the Rangers will play 14 nationally televised games. Of these, at least 10 are expected to be exclusive to NBC and NBCSN: 11/5: Red Wing 8PM NBCSN 11/19: Flyers 8PM NBCSN 11/18: @Flyers 1PM NBC 1/7: @Anaheim 10:30PM NBCSN 1/18: @Penguins 12:30PM NBC 1/29: Montreal 7PM…

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An early look at potential NYR line combos

For the first time since, I don’t know the 90s, the Rangers had pretty stable line combinations at the forward position. While most of us figured there would be more consistency with this new regime, I don’t think anyone expected to see the lines stay together as often as they did for as long as they did. Even if you…

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What’s Going on in the Central Division? Part One

Over the next few agonizing, hockey-free weeks, we’ll be going over moves made division by division, mostly highlighting winners and losers thus far in free agency. Though there is still time for many changes to be made (mostly the signing of restricted free agents, cough cough Glen Sather), several moves have happened around the league that we might not be…

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Projecting the Rangers’ 2014-2015 payroll, part three

Part One, Part Two One of the major concerns for next year is the payroll. The Rangers have a lot of money tied into a few players, and the club lost a lot of key players in free agency. Another major factor was that the cap ceiling, initially projected to be $71 million, was announced to be just $69 million. Five key…

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Arbitration Musts

Arbitration begins in a week in Toronto, with the Rangers visiting our neighbors up North for three key forwards. So how important will it be to sign each of Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello, and Chris Kreider? To put it mildly, the 2014-15 season depends on it. The importance of the third line last year has been talked about ad nauseum,…

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Panic at the disco

I was going to post a picture of your average Rangers fan, but I figured Margot Robbie would yield more pageviews. Yes, you’re all suckers. Other than the fact that she’s hot, I think her reaction is probably synonymous with how most of this fan base reacted to the org’s first week of free agency. Mass panic! It’s amazing how everyone always derides the…

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Breakup Aftermath: Who do we Miss the Most?

In the aftermath of the free agent frenzy of last Tuesday, it appears that a lot of you (and us, actually) have some pretty strong feelings, mostly negative. Given that Glen Sather is working with a $69M cap hit and roughly every single Ranger succumbing to free agency, I won’t sit here and make a case or assign a grade…

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My kingdom for a center

When the music stopped on the NHL’s annual game of July 1 musical chairs, the Rangers were clearly left standing. Not only had they lost Brian Boyle, Benoit Pouliot, Anton Stralman and Brad Richards, but they were also left with minimal cap space and a much smaller group of incoming players. The kicker to all this is that none of…

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Sifting through the wreckage of July 1

In just a few short hours, the 2013-2014 New York Rangers were blown apart. Usually it’s GM Glen Sather that flashes the power of the dollar as he plucks key contributors away from other top teams on July 1, but yesterday it was the Blueshirts that were victimized by the league’s annual spending spree. The unfortunate part of the carnage was…

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All except Justin Falk receive qualifying offers

Update 6/30: Per Katie Strang, Kristo, Bourque, and Missiaen received QOs in the AHL. Original Post: As expected, all restricted free agents received qualifying offers. Justin Falk did not receive a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent on July 1. No formal announcement has been made about the AHL RFAs. The qualifying offer amounts are listed below. NHL Derick Brassard –…

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