1. New York Rangers: Fans, Don't Give Up on Del Zotto

    Every team needs its whipping boy, and there's no denying that among Rangers fans, that boy is Michael Del Zotto The 22-year-old doesn't get booed at Madison Square Garden or ...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about 2 years ago 1,209 reads 7 comments

  2. New York Rangers: After Signing Pyatt, Is the Price for Nash Falling?

    After two days of silence, on Tuesday the Rangers announced the signing of forward Taylor Pyatt to a two-year, $3.1 million deal. Pyatt , 30, scored nine goals and 10 assists in 73 games last season with the Phoenix Coyotes ...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about 2 years ago 1,940 reads 6 comments

  3. Brandon Dubinsky Turning It Around for New York Rangers

    The New York Rangers and their fans expected big things from Brandon Dubinsky entering the 2011-12 campaign. Last season, Dubinsky led the team in scoring with 24 goals and 55 points, albeit on a very offense-deprived team...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 2 years ago 833 reads 6 comments

  4. Rangers Extend Tortorella's Contract for Three More Seasons

    Less than 24 hours after the New York Rangers ' season came to an end at the hands of the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the New York ...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 1,976 reads 3 comments

  5. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Rangers Eliminated by Capitals in Game 5

    Well, Ranger fans, this concludes another season of Blueshirts hockey. Tough pill to swallow in some cases, and in others, not so much. Let's break the series down...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 390 reads 8 comments

  6. 2011 NHL Playoffs: NHL Has Chance To Send Message After Two Head Shots in Tampa

    Twenty-four hours after the NHL failed to discipline Vancouver's Raffi Torres for a hit on Chicago's Brent Seabrook, they were given not one, but two golden opportunities Monday ...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 247 reads 4 comments

  7. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Rangers Take Game 3 at Home, Capitals Lead 2-1

    What a rollercoster of an afternoon for the New York Rangers and their fans. A lot of positives and some negatives to take from the Rangers ' 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in game three...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 368 reads 7 comments

  8. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Sean Avery Penciled in Lineup for Game 2 Against Capitals

    As I said in my last entry , I thought after Game 1 that Sean Avery would dress for Game 2 in Washington tonight, and I guess coach John Tortorella took my advice. Avery brings some grit and physical play that Mats Zuccarello does not...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 219 reads 2 comments

  9. 2011 NHL Playoffs, Game 1: New York Rangers Show Capitals It Won't Be Easy

    In their first game of the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers showed they can play with the Washington Capitals . Even though they fell 2-1 in overtime Wednesday night in Washington...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 720 reads 5 comments

  10. New York vs. Washington: Zuccarello, Gilroy In, Avery, Eminger Out for Game 1

    After being sent down in the final week of the season, only to be called back up for the regular season finale, rookie New York Rangers winger Mats Zuccarello will dress for Game ...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 269 reads 2 comments

  11. Marc Crawford Fired as Stars Head Coach

    48 hours removed from their season-ending loss at the hands of the Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars head coach Marc Crawford became the third head coach fired following the conclusion of the regular season on Sunday...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 237 reads 2 comments

  12. New York Rangers Players to Watch in 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The Washington Capitals are arguably the most star-studded team in the NHL. It is easy to pin-point the difference makers on their end against the New York Rangers in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 466 reads 3 comments

  13. NHL Point System Is Broken

    Hockey is the best sport in the world. It's point system is not. There are two glaring holes in the current NHL point system: shootouts not counting for wins as a tie-breaker, and the overtime point awarded to the loser of the game...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 1,612 reads 0 comments

  14. Top 5 NHL Free Agents to Make an Impact

    The playoffs haven't even began, but fans are always looking forward to July 1, especially after their teams have been eliminated from playoff contention. For some teams, July 1 is the best day of the calendar year, especially for fans...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 428 reads 1 comments

  15. Ryan Callahan of the Rangers out Indefinitely with Broken Ankle

    Well, the celebration from last night's improbable come-from-behind win over the Boston Bruins was short lived...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 267 reads 1 comments

  16. New York Rangers Sinking Fast After Rout by Islanders

    About a week ago, I wrote a piece that said the Rangers were getting hot at all the right times. And they were. They strung off a stretch of 8-1-1 and were four points behind fourth-place Tampa Bay and seven points up on ninth-place Carolina ...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 301 reads 1 comments

  17. New York Rangers Know What Is at Stake in Buffalo Wednesday Night

    Jump back in time about a month ago. The New York Rangers had just lost three consecutive home games and seemed dead in the water...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 365 reads 2 comments

  18. Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders: Biggest Surprise of the NHL Season?

    If you said before the season that Michael Grabner would be in Calder Trophy talk, people would have laughed. If you then followed up that statement by saying he would be a finalist, people would have said you were crazy...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 58 reads 3 comments

  19. New York Rangers: Has Sean Avery's Time in New York Passed?

    Remember back when Sean Avery was the most important piece of the Rangers' puzzle after Henrik Lundqvist? When MSG Network would post the team's record when Avery was in the Rangers' lineup? Ranger fans loved their pest, and rightfully so...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 2,098 reads 7 comments

  20. New York Rangers Show They Can Play Low-Scoring Games, Aim for 5th Straight Win

    Over the past handful of games, the New York Rangers have looked like the Washington Capitals, scoring five or more goals in four straight games, including 17 the last three, during their current season-high five-game winning streak...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 229 reads 1 comments

  21. New York Rangers Getting Hot at Right Time in Push for NHL Playoffs

    The Rangers have been getting contributions from all four lines the entire season. Whether it is Brian Boyle's 21 goals from the fourth line, or Ryan Callahan's 22 on the second, ...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 425 reads 2 comments

  22. Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Cooke: Enough Is Enough

    How often have we heard the National Hockey League front office and Gary Bettman talk about getting rid of shots to the head in the game? How many times have we heard the words ...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 4,100 reads 11 comments

  23. New York Rangers Sign Prospects Dylan McIlrath and Ryan Bourque

    The youth movement that began several years ago on Broadway became a little brighter today as the New York Rangers signed 2010 first-round pick Dylan McIlrath and 2009 third-round pick Ryan Bourque to entry-level contracts...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 109 reads 6 comments

  24. New York Rangers: Week in Review (March 6-13)

    Entering last week, things looked bleak for the New York Rangers . They made quick work of the Eastern Conference cellar Ottawa Senators 4-1 on March 4, but found themselves ...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 259 reads 4 comments

  25. New York Rangers Should Make Ryan Callahan Their Captain

    Over the last few seasons, the Rangers have shifted focus from free agency to drafting and the farm system. The trade deadline and July 1 aren't the days that Ranger fans look forward to most anymore, and for good reason...

    Matthew Calamia Written by Matthew Calamia about over 3 years ago 1,251 reads 17 comments