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Much to write about nothing

Last night the Rangers lost to the Ottawa Senators in the first meaningless game they have played in a long time. I didn’t watch a single minute. I was taking full advantage of the luxury of not having to worry about how the Rangers did and just simply enjoyed that absolutely sensational hockey being played around the league. I was…

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Desperate Senators shutout Rangers

The Ottawa Senators kept their playoff hopes alive, at least temporarily, by shutting out the Rangers at MSG 3-0 last night. The Rangers didn’t just sit back and let Ottawa win, they actually played a good game. Ottawa just had that desperation that the Rangers simply don’t have. It is what it is, and while this game wasn’t painful to…

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Game 81: Meaningless game #1 against Ottawa

Well, the New York Rangers are playing host to the Ottawa Senators in what is essentially a meaningless game for the Rangers. Home ice is clinched, so now the priority shifts to getting guys healthy while ensuring bad habits don’t develop. Ryan Bourque and Chris Summers have been called up, and Rick Nash and Marc Staal will be sitting tonight….

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BSB Fanduel: 4/9

Here is the info for today’s FanDuel league: Sign up for FanDuel here, the league link is here. We aren’t high rollers, it’s $2 to play. For those unfamiliar, you are given $55,000 to construct a team of 2 LW, 2 RW, 2 C, 2 D, and 1 G. High fantasy points per game (FPG) with low cost is a…

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Yes, he can fight. So what.

What the Rangers lack and why it doesn’t matter

There used to be an obsession with team toughness and in some circles people connected to the Rangers (including some in the media) bemoaned the ‘vanilla’ Rangers. Well, this year’s Rangers are the President Trophy winners who are aiming for back to back Stanley Cup Final appearances and who are far from a physically intimidating or ‘tough’ opponent. The Rangers…

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Rick Nash named Rangers MVP; Nash/Staal out tonight

Rick Nash was named the Rangers team MVP and Player’s Player Award winner this morning. Nash has 42 goals and 27 assists (69 points) in 79 games thus far this season. He almost single-handedly carried the offense while the rest of the lines were being finalized. Nash and Marc Staal will be scratched tonight, as Ryan Bourque and Chris Summers…

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Rangers recall Ryan Bourque and Chris Summers

With a need to rest some guys on the NHL roster, the New York Rangers have recalled forward Ryan Bourque and defenseman Chris Summers for tonight’s game against the Ottawa Senators.  Summers was recalled once by the Rangers last month when Matt Hunwick was a last minute scratch against the Washington Capitals on March 29. Bourque, who will likely play…

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The need to rest the weary

The last two games of the season are basically meaningless games for the New York Rangers. They are meaningless in the sense that the Rangers have already clinched the President’s Trophy, but they are still games in which bad habits need not creep. The Rangers need to play their game, continue to counter attack off the rush, continue to forecheck,…

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The Presidents’ Trophy doesn’t matter, but it’s still something to be proud of

The Presidents’ Trophy is a nice feather in Alain Vigneault’s cap and deserved recognition for the remarkable regular season the Rangers are about to complete. But is it really worth anything? All the trophy does is extend the home-ice advantage earned by winning the conference for one more round, and of course that only matters if the team actually reaches the…

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Rangers clinch President’s Trophy with win over Devils

The New York Rangers are your 2014-2015 President’s Trophy winners. The game against the New Jersey Devils wasn’t pretty, especially in the second when Jordin Tootoo decided he wanted to be in the WWE, but the Ranger persevered, ignored the shenanigans, and came away with the two points. This was pure domination for the Rangers in the first two periods…

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