1. Players New York Rangers Should Use as Trade Bait in 2014 Offseason

    The New York Rangers were the second-best team in the NHL this past season, and they will need to make some improvement to their roster in order to compete next season...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 10 months ago 8,659 reads 21 comments

  2. Why Re-Signing Anton Stralman Must Be a Priority for New York Rangers

    Anton Stralman has been a key piece on the New York Rangers ' blue line for the last three seasons, and after a strong playoff, general manager Glen Sather should do everything in his power to retain him...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 10 months ago 2,567 reads 5 comments

  3. New York Rangers Have Big Hole to Fill After Buyout of Captain Brad Richards

    It was almost three years ago that 2004 Conn Smythe -winning center Brad Richards was courted for his services, and he probably thought it would be the last time he had to go through the process...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 10 months ago 14,216 reads 40 comments

  4. Glen Sather Must Walk Fine Line While Trying to Upgrade New York Rangers' Roster

    This offseason is going to be one of the most difficult of general manager Glen Sather 's career. His New York Rangers are coming off a Stanley Cup Final appearance, and he has to find a way to get them back there next season...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 10 months ago 7,009 reads 37 comments

  5. Why the Florida Panthers Should Be Shopping the No. 1 Pick in 2014 NHL Draft

    As it currently stands, the Florida Panthers would be the first to step up at the podium in Philadelphia after commissioner Gary Bettman officially opens the 2014 NHL draft on June 27, but that could be changing...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 10 months ago 3,802 reads 6 comments

  6. Final Report Card for the New York Rangers' 2013-14 Season

    With a heartbreaking double-overtime loss in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, the New York Rangers ’ season is over...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 10 months ago 9,711 reads 30 comments

  7. Should San Jose Sharks Sell High on Joe Pavelski in 2014 Offseason?

    The San Jose Sharks were bounced from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs despite taking a 3-0 series lead against the eventual Western Conference Champion Los Angeles ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 10 months ago 6,174 reads 20 comments

  8. No Reason for New York Rangers to Panic Despite 0-2 Hole in Stanley Cup Final

    After dropping the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final—the second loss a guttural blow at the hands of some questionable officiating—it would seem the New York Rangers have hit rock bottom...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 10 months ago 7,359 reads 25 comments

  9. Changes Alain Vigneault Should Make to Give New York Rangers Edge in Game 2

    Most critics, fans and journalists would agree that the New York Rangers played pretty well for the most part in Game 1, but a terrible third period and a gaffe in overtime gave the Los Angeles Kings a 1-0 series lead...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 1,943 reads 10 comments

  10. Why Minnesota Wild Should Target Ryan Miller Instead of Thomas Vanek

    One of the worst-kept secrets in the NHL during the 2013-14 season was the fact that Thomas Vanek was set to become a free agent, and the Minnesota Wild were the team he would most likely sign with...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 5,489 reads 11 comments

  11. Will Ryan Callahan's Free Agency Plans Change After Watching Rangers' Cup Run?

    The New York Rangers are in the midst of their first run at the Stanley Cup in 20 years, and one of the franchise's most notable players is sitting at home on his couch in Rochester...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 8,626 reads 20 comments

  12. Rangers' Speed Will Continue to Cause Problems for Kings in Stanley Cup Final

    The Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers in Game 1 on Wednesday, 3-2, and the 2012 Cup champions are probably exhaling right now...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 2,104 reads 12 comments

  13. Why the 2013-14 New York Rangers Are a Team of Destiny

    Head coach Alain Vigneault was asked an interesting question during the postgame conference of the New York Rangers ' Eastern Conference Championship clinching performance against ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 4,109 reads 7 comments

  14. Habs Left to Wonder 'What If?' After Falling to Rangers in 2014 Eastern Final

    The Montreal Canadiens were eliminated from the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs after a 1-0 loss in Game 6 against the New York Rangers ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 6,323 reads 51 comments

  15. Why Pulling Henrik Lundqvist Was the Right Call Despite Rangers' Game 5 Loss

    Henrik Lundqvist looked human in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final, and as a result he was yanked in the second period of a game his team pulled even but eventually would hand back to the Montreal Canadiens ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 4,520 reads 10 comments

  16. Valuable Lessons for Rangers as Habs Cut into NY's Eastern Final Lead in Game 3

    The New York Rangers failed to take a 3-0 series lead in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final, but it isn't the end of the world. With a victory, the Montreal Canadiens earned their first victory of the series, but they are hardly "back in the series.

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 2,916 reads 19 comments

  17. New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist Shows Hockey World Why He Is Called King

    For years many fans have openly mocked Henrik Lundqvist ’s nickname of King, but a performance in Game 7 against the Pittsburgh Penguins may finally silence detractors once and for all...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 4,157 reads 2 comments

  18. Rangers vs. Penguins: Biggest Takeaways from 2nd-Round Series

    The New York Rangers were counted out by a lot of people after a third straight loss in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 7,129 reads 18 comments

  19. Penguins vs. Rangers Game 7: Keys for New York to Win

    The New York Rangers have won the last two games in a row, and they have a date with the Pittsburgh Penguins for a winner-take-all Game 7 on May 13 at the Consol Energy Center...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 3,655 reads 7 comments

  20. Rangers vs. Penguins: Biggest Takeaways from Game 6

    "Season’s over for Rangers, now it’s time to look to the future." That was the headline that appeared in a blog post by The Hockey News columnist Ken Campbell after a Game 4 loss by the New York Rangers...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 3,184 reads 14 comments

  21. Penguins vs. Rangers Game 6: Keys for New York to Win

    The New York Rangers pulled off a huge victory in an emotional Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins , and they have the chance to tie the series in Game 6...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 627 reads 0 comments

  22. Rangers vs. Penguins Game 5: Keys for New York to Win

    The New York Rangers have played some sloppy hockey the last three games, but they still have a chance to turn things around. Well, unless you are Ken Campbell of The Hockey News who decided to craft an early eulogy for the Blueshirts ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 12 months ago 1,404 reads 3 comments

  23. Penguins vs. Rangers: Biggest Takeaways from Game 4

    The Pittsburgh Penguins were victorious for a third consecutive game on Wednesday night, 4-2, and they now have a commanding 3-1 series lead over the New York Rangers...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 12 months ago 2,807 reads 15 comments

  24. Rangers vs. Penguins Game 4: Keys for New York to Win

    The New York Rangers find themselves in a 2-1 hole heading into Game 4, and they need to turn it around if they want to salvage the series...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 12 months ago 1,846 reads 3 comments

  25. Rangers vs. Penguins: Biggest Takeaways from Game 2

    The Pittsburgh Penguins played a complete Game 2, and they will head back to New York with the series tied 1-1. The Penguins dominated the New York Rangers. They didn't let the Blueshirts generate any momentum...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 12 months ago 1,527 reads 5 comments