The trade deadline is in full swing: Musing the Rangers

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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…

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Extension or not, Rangers need to hang on to Mats Zuccarello

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At last season’s trade deadline, the Rangers played chicken with their captain. Ryan Callahan was demanding a relatively outrageous contract extension that the Rangers were extremely hesitant to hand out. He was looking for top line dollars to play a well rounded, third line game. Down in Tampa, the Bolts’ long-time captain wasn’t feeling the…

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Kreider, Stempniak lead comeback over Arizona

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The New York Rangers scared everyone a bit, but managed to score three unanswered goals in the final two periods en route to a 4-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes. The Rangers surrendered two powerplay goals to Sam Gagner late in the first period, which gave the Yotes a 3-1 lead heading into the break….

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Game 60: Beat a bad Arizona team

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The New York Rangers, winners of their last three, 7-1-2 in their last ten, and 26-6-2 in their last 34, take on a pretty terrible Arizona Coyotes team that is entering full scale fire sale mode. The Yotes haven’t made any trades yet, but they will. GM Don Maloney said no one on the team…

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Musings: Trades, trades, and more trades! Hooray!

Mats Zuccarello has a six-game scoring streak

Chris is still out gallivanting around this glorious country of ours, so I’m covering his musings today. I don’t like to dawdle with long intros, so let’s get right to it. It’s the final musings before the trade deadline. There has been a lot of action the past two days, and it looks like all…

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McKenzie: New York Rangers have interest in Tyler Bozak

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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…

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Rangers’ salary cap issues are mitigated by NHL ready prospects

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Much has been made of the Rangers’ salary cap woes with the likes of Mats Zuccarello, Martin St. Louis, Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin set to be free agents and the ceiling unlikely to increase much in the offseason. However, the emergence of several top prospects has made biting the bullet of letting a key player or two go…

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Rangers return Oscar Lindberg to AHL

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Oscar Lindberg’s stay with the Rangers was brief, subbing in for the injured Rick Nash for last night’s 1-0 win over the Calgary Flames. Lindberg was immediately returned to the Hartford Wolf Pack following the game. This is likely due to the fact that cap space is very tight, and since cap space is calculated…

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Rangers blank Flames, 1-0 at MSG

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The Rangers shutout the Calgary Flames last night at The Garden, by a score of 1-0. It was a crucial two points for the Blueshirts, as they needed to keep pace with both the Islanders and Canadiens at the top of the Conference, both of whom picked up wins last night. Cam Talbot recorded his…

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Game 59: Keep it going against Calgary

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The New York Rangers are back in action tonight, taking on the surprising Calgary Flames who, and I can’t believe these words are coming out of my mouth this late in the season, are still in the playoff hunt. With 68 points through 59 games, the Flames are tied with the Kings for fourth in…

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