Revisiting that bursting bubble for the Rangers

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Earlier this month, I wrote a post about the New York Rangers and how their underlying numbers weren’t those of a team that can win a Stanley Cup. While that post may have been a bit doomsday/worst case scenario, the numbers didn’t lie. It’s a position that I still take: I don’t believe this team…

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A quick primer on the new NHL stats page

The face of an OT winner

In case you missed it, the NHL stats page has been upgraded to include the #fancystats that we use here on a regular basis. The NHL changed the names (finally), so now it’s easier for people to understand what exactly Corsi, Fenwick, and PDO measure. Let’s break it down: Shot Attempts (SAT) – this counts…

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Rangers shaky in shootout win over the Blue Jackets

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The Rangers managed to hang on and grab a shootout win against the Columbus Blue Jackets last night, solidifying their place in second in the Metropolitan Division. As exciting as this news is, this game was not particularly one to be applauded. This game featured the Jekyll and Hyde mannerisms that we’ve grown sadly accustomed…

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Game 58: Make it two in a row against Columbus

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The New York Rangers are back at MSG tonight to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets, looking to make it two in a row, both against the Blue Jackets and overall, having beaten the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. The Blue Jackets have been completely decimated by injuries this season, and really aren’t as bad…

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Sunday New York Rangers trade deadline rumor roundup

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As the trade deadline draws nearer, the rumors are abound about who the New York Rangers will target to improve the team for a playoff run. There are a bunch of them, so here we go. Larry Brooks says that the Rangers might target Mark Letestu of Columbus, Torrey Mitchell of Buffalo, or Curtis Glencross…

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Rangers dominate Sabres in another laugher

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This post title should seem familiar, as the New York Rangers dominated the Buffalo Sabres in another laugher, this time by a score of 3-1. The Sabres actually jumped out to an early lead, as the first shot MacKenzie Skapski faced was from the slot from a wide open Matt Moulson, and there wasn’t much…

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Game 57: Rebound in Buffalo

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The New York Rangers are in Buffalo tonight to take on the woeful Sabres. This game is actually a makeup game from November 21, when Buffalo became Siberia for a few weeks. The Rangers lost in a shootout last night to the Vancouver Canucks in their second straight poor defensive showing. In fact, the Rangers…

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BSB FanDuel: 2/20

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)…

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Thoughts from last night’s shootout loss

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I was at the game last night, thus there will be no goal breakdown for the game. But I am able to do a brain dump of my thoughts from the game, so that’s something. Generally you’re ok with a point in a game against a playoff team, but last night’s game felt different. The…

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Depth goaltending options in Lundqvist’s absence

*due to the large percentage of the BSB staff who were physically at the Canucks game, Dave’s goal breakdown will be posted this afternoon. The entirety of the Rangers’ community held their collective breath during the announcement that franchise goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was experiencing continued symptoms from his fluke neck injury. It was a strange…

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