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Why not this Rangers team?

Earlier this season, I wrote a post about how the bubble may burst for the New York Rangers. While an unpopular opinion, it wasn’t without statistical proof. Their possession numbers –a huge correlation exists between possession, playoffs, and Stanley Cup winners–  were way down, they had an unsustainable SH%. That combination can spell death for a team. However the Rangers…

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Keep calm: the Klein injury can be weathered

When Keith Yandle was acquired from Arizona prior to the trade deadline, the focus became on the formidable blue line corps the Rangers now possessed (once all the Anthony Duclair consternation died down, that is). With John Moore headed to the desert, Matt Hunwick became a depth guy and Dan Boyle’s minutes were about to become much more sheltered. All…

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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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Kevin Klein injury: Being re-evaluated by team doctors

Per Larry Brooks, defenseman Kevin Klein is on his way back to be re-evaluated by New York Rangers team doctors after having independent x-rays performed. When a player is re-evaluated by team docs, it usually means the x-rays found something, and it’s up to the team to assess the treatment plan. Klein left the game with 19 seconds left in…

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Cam Talbot steals another in Washington

Open confession: I didn’t watch last night’s game. I had a busy night and didn’t get home until 10:30, and at that point I just crashed. But by all accounts, Cam Talbot stole another game for the New York Rangers, who beat the Washington Capitals 3-1. The win gave the Rangers sole possession of first place in the Metropolitan Division….

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Game 66: Reclaim first place in Washington

Fresh off an emotional win last night on Long Island, the New York Rangers are in DC to take on the Washington Capitals. The Caps are the fifth straight playoff team the Rangers will face, and they’ve gone 3-0-1 in that span, which is pretty impressive. With the Rangers on the second of back-to-backs, the first time Talbot has played…

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Talbot has been more than fine in his first gig as a starter (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cam Talbot is starting material and what that means

Cam Talbot is starting to put to bed any doubts that he isn’t starter material and is fasting becoming an extremely useful asset for the Rangers. The numbers from the past few weeks bear repeating. Talbot has posted a 3-0-1 record, along with a 0.99 GAA, a .966 SV% (112 saves on 116 shots), and 1 shutout in his last…

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The curious case of Cam Talbot

By any measure, Cam Talbot’s temporary reign as New York’s No. 1 goaltender has been a resounding success. The Prince has been an adventure at times, mishandling the puck and giving up the occasional softie. But overall, it’s impossible to complain about Talbot’s sparking 11-2-3 record, 2.35 GAA and .920 SV% since taking over for Henrik Lundqvist (not including yesterday’s game). In…

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Cam Talbot steals one, Rangers beat Islanders in thriller

What a week it has been for Cam Talbot. After being awarded the third star of the week last week (3-0-0, 3 goals on 86 shots, 1 shutout), he came to Long Island and stopped 29 shots from the New York Islanders, holding a 2-1 win for the New York Rangers. This win was another win that had a playoff feel…

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Game 65: Potential Nassau Coliseum finale

The New York Rangers are on Long Island tonight to take on the New York Islanders in what could be the last game played between these two clubs at the Nassau Coliseum. There is no guarantee these two meet in the playoffs, as it appears that both teams will need to win their first round series in order to meet…

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