1. Derek Boogaard Makes Rangers Tougher, but Not Better

    The Rangers' signing of Derek Boogaard isn't great news for the team. Boogaard is an enforcer, brought in to protect Marian Gaborik and Henrik Lundqvist...

    S B Written by S B about 4 years ago 1,285 reads 22 comments

  2. It's Time for the NHL to Return To ESPN

    Mediaweek is reporting ESPN and ABC are supposedly interested in getting NHL broadcast rights back from Versus and NBC . The NHL needs to make this happen. Versus has tried to be good to the NHL They've given it prominent placement on their network...

    S B Written by S B about 4 years ago 993 reads 17 comments

  3. New York Rangers: Playoff Hopes Grow Dim as Coaching Once Again Fails Team

    The Rangers' season has been defined by one sad but simple fact: The winning streaks have quickly been followed by losing streaks...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 355 reads 6 comments

  4. Were the New York Rangers Too Healthy This Season?

    Can an NHL team be too healthy? Perhaps. While injuries can devastate a team and completely derail a season (witness the Flyers right now and the Oilers all season), they can also strengthen ...

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  5. Rangers Need to Get a Jump Start on Next Season...Now

    Right now the Rangers are five points out of the last playoff spot with just 10 games left in their season...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 252 reads 2 comments

  6. Sean Avery Might Have Found His Edge...60 Games Too Late

    When the post-mortem is conducted on this year's Rangers' season, there will be plenty of blame to go around. The construction of the team wasn't ideal, with just one pure goal-scorer...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 209 reads 7 comments

  7. After the NHL Deadline: Five Ways the Rangers Can Make It into the Playoffs

    It was a quiet trade deadline for the Rangers and for most of the NHL. The biggest move the Rangers made was grabbing defenseman Anders Eriksson from Phoenix for goaltender Miika Wiikman and a seventh round selection in the 2011 draft...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 946 reads 16 comments

  8. NHL Trade Deadline: What The Rangers Need To Do After The Olympics

    The Olympics are going to derail a lot of teams' trade plans this year. The deadline is March 3 at 3 PM, so teams and players will go straight from the Olympics or an Olympic-size break right into the heart of trade season...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 696 reads 11 comments

  9. 2010 Winter Olympics: Team USA Giving Rangers a Blueprint for Future Success

    New York Rangers coach John Tortorella is one of Team USA's assistant coaches, which is very convenient, as head coach Ron Wilson has done what Tortorella has struggled with: found successful roles for Rangers Ryan Callahan and Chris Drury...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 488 reads 8 comments

  10. Curling Sport: The Top Five Reasons You Should Watch Olympic Curling Today

    When you think of the Winter Olympics, you probably think of the big sports. Maybe some skiing. Maybe some hockey. Maybe some figure skating. Not enough people think of curling. Especially Americans...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 4,120 reads 14 comments

  11. Waiving Donald Brashear a Start, but the Rangers Still Need Fixing

    With the waiving of enforcer Donald Brashear, Rangers GM Glen Sather is attempting to execute the most complex management move of all: the do-over...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 2,917 reads 0 comments

  12. The Future of the New York Rangers' Defense

    With the Olympics bearing down on the team and the trade deadline right behind it, the Rangers are getting to a point where they need to decide if they'll be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 569 reads 0 comments

  13. Ilya Kovalchuk Needs To Learn Short Shifts Save Seasons

    The New York Times picked up a great nugget: Newly acquired New Jersey Devil Ilya Kovalchuk takes the longest shifts in the NHL, averaging 68 seconds per shift, having averaged 62 and 72 seconds per shift averages in his first two games as a Devil...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 676 reads 2 comments

  14. Olli Jokinen Is Not the Game Changer the New York Rangers Need

    The Rangers' acquisition of Olli Jokinen from Calgary does little to improve the Rangers' fortunes. The trade for Jokinen (as well as enforcer Brandon Prust) can be seen as a victory for the ...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 367 reads 7 comments

  15. Henrik Lundqvist and Rangers Playing without a Safety Net

    Watching the recent struggles of Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, including Wednesday's brutal loss to the Hurricanes, one cannot help but wonder how the Rangers would look if Lundqvist weren't Lundqvist...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 296 reads 4 comments

  16. John Tortorella Refusing To See the Patterns in the Rangers Struggles

    The job of a coach is to keep a team on track. In sports like football and baseball, the coach has an in-game role, adjusting to schemes and shifts, and actively guiding players to victory and defeat...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 312 reads 7 comments

  17. Rangers Find They're Losing Games as They Lose Their Balance

    Successful NHL teams have a sense of balance. They temper offense with defense. Even defensive teams need some offense, and offensive teams need some defense...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 132 reads 2 comments

  18. New Jersey Devils Poised To Win Despite Injuries and Rough West Coast Trip

    The Devils dropped two in a row during a surprisingly rough West Coast swing that started Thursday in Phoenix and ended in Saturday in Colorado. The Devils certainly started the season strong...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 124 reads 6 comments

  19. Chris Drury Will Be Clutch in the Olympics if No One Expects Him To Be

    Earlier this week, Jamie Langenbrunner was named captain of the U.S. Olympic hockey team, while Zach Parise, Brian Rafalski, Dustin Brown, and Ryan Suter were named alternates...

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  20. Edmonton Oilers Will Lose Much More Than Offense by Trading Sheldon Souray

    Defenseman Sheldon Souray told the Edmonton Oilers he'd be willing to waive his no-trade clause if there's another team interested in him. Souray isn't asking out so much as he's letting the Oilers know he's flexible...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 821 reads 14 comments

  21. John Tortorella and Mike D'Antoni: Learning the Joys of Defense

    It's really not easy being a big name coach. When you're a big name, you assume you're being hired for your coaching philosophy, so the tendency is to go straight into your signature coaching style, without really thinking about what's best for the team..

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 763 reads 0 comments

  22. NHL: Winter Classic Needs to Be Open Air AND Open Ice

    How can you not love the NHL's Winter Classic? It's an exciting day, with national TV coverage, pomp and circumstance, all coupled with the beauty of outdoor hockey...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 404 reads 2 comments

  23. Someone Give Goalie Martin Brodeur a Break!

    There's nothing inherently alarming about goalie Martin Brodeur getting pulled in the first period of New Jersey's eventual victory over Atlanta Saturday night. Brodeur gave up three goals on six shots and was obviously having a tough time of it...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 166 reads 0 comments

  24. Flyers Learn That Goalie Depth Is Not a Fad

    This summer was an interesting one in that there seemed to be a surplus of goalies on the market. Heck, the Islanders managed to land two strong starters, whereas in previous offseasons, they might not have been able to afford one...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 287 reads 2 comments

  25. Matt Gilroy's Demotion Takes New York Rangers from Fragile to Brittle

    The New York Rangers have sent rookie defenseman Matt Gilroy down to the AHL, a sign that GM Glen Sather and coach John Tortorella have no idea how to fix what's wrong with the team...

    S B Written by S B about over 4 years ago 546 reads 7 comments