1. Breaking Down Carl Hagelin's Impact Since Returning to New York Rangers' Lineup

    Carl Hagelin returned to the lineup on Oct. 29 after missing the first 10 games of the season while recovering from shoulder surgery, and he has had a sizable impact since his return...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about over 1 year ago 2,267 reads 2 comments

  2. How Can New York Rangers Maximize J.T. Miller's Potential?

    J.T. Miller is one of the New York Rangers top young players, and he can be a vital part of the team's success in the future. However, up to this point the Blueshirts have not utilized him properly...

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  3. Grading Every NHL Team's Goaltending in the 2013-14 Season

    Goaltenders are often considered one of the most important players for an NHL franchise, and that has been very true this season...

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  4. Grading Rick Nash's Return to New York Rangers' Lineup

    Rick Nash returned to the lineup for the first time in 17 games during Tuesday night's loss to the Boston Bruins ...

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  5. Why Is Derick Brassard Failing to Meet Expectations in 2013-14?

    Derick Brassard was a wunderkind for the New York Rangers last season, but this year he has had a poor start. After his strong performance with the Blueshirts in 2012-13, it was expected that Brassard would be the team's second-line center...

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  6. Why Brad Richards' Renaissance Will Continue in 2013-14

    When you make a mistake, the honorable thing to do is admit that mistake, and own up to it. During the summer, this writer suggested that the New York Rangers should have bought ...

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  7. Ryan McDonagh's Offensive Promise Evident Early in 2013-14 Season

    Ryan McDonagh has been a stalwart shutdown defender for the New York Rangers since entering the league, but this year under Alain Vigneault he is showcasing his offensive potential...

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  8. Every NHL Team's Best Goal So Far in 2013-14

    Goal scoring is a big part of hockey, and so far in 2013-14, there have been a number of snipes that will contend for goal of the year...

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  9. Mats Zuccarello Is Making Most of Second Chance Under Alain Vigneault

    Early in the season, this writer opined how long the New York Rangers should have patience with Mats Zuccarello , and it appears that the Blueshirts took the right course of action with their Norwegian winger...

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  10. How Hiring of Scott Arniel Is Paying Dividends for New York Rangers in 2013-14

    New York Rangers fans were skeptical when it was announced that Scott Arniel was named an associate coach, but thus far the hiring has paid huge dividends...

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  11. Why Danny Kristo Has Earned an Opportunity with New York Rangers in 2013-14

    Danny Kristo originally was a second-round pick by the Montreal Canadiens back in the 2008 draft, but the New York Rangers acquired him in a deal for Christian Thomas over the summer...

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  12. How Much of a Boost Should New York Rangers Expect When Rick Nash Returns?

    The New York Rangers are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games played, and they are 9-8-0 on the year. Rick Nash has missed the last 13 games, but the Rangers have trudged on without their elite sniper...

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  13. Are New York Rangers Finally Adapting to Alain Vigneault's System?

    The New York Rangers got off to a horrendous start to their season, but things are starting to go their way...

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  14. Why Aren't the New York Rangers Saying Anything About Rick Nash's Injury?

    When it comes to the health status of Rick Nash, all remains quiet on the Eastern front, except for the seemingly robotic team statement of “no update...

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  15. How Much Should New York Rangers Be Willing to Give Up for Nail Yakupov?

    The New York Rangers are desperate for goal scoring, and as reported by Larry Brooks of the New York Post and Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal , the Blueshirts may be willing to make a deal for Nail Yakupov...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about over 1 year ago 5,030 reads 38 comments

  16. New York Rangers Rumors: Should Blueshirts Consider Trading Michael Del Zotto?

    The New York Rangers have started to find their way—the Blueshirts have a record of 6-8-0 through 14 games...

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  17. How Bright Is Chris Kreider's Future with New York Rangers?

    The ballad of Chris Kreider has been interesting to say the least, but how bright is the Boxford , MA native's future with the New York Rangers ? Although Kreider ...

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  18. What's Derek Stepan's Ideal Role with the New York Rangers?

    The New York Rangers have not done a great job building their team through the draft over the past few years, but one of the team's biggest steals was taking Derek Stepan in the second round of the 2008 NHL draft...

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  19. Is This Cam Talbot's Chance to Prove He's New York Rangers' Future in Goal?

    For the last few years, the New York Rangers ’ goaltending situation has been well defined, but things have been different early on in 2013-14...

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  20. Pressure Is on Rangers GM Glen Sather in Wake of Islanders' Thomas Vanek Deal

    Thomas Vanek is now a member of the New York Islanders after the Buffalo Sabres sent him to Long Island in a deal that involved Matt Moulson and two draft picks...

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  21. Winners and Losers of Thomas Vanek Trade Between Islanders and Sabres

    The New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres just completed a monumental trade that is bringing Thomas Vanek to Long Island, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday ...

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  22. How Long Can New York Rangers Survive Without Rick Nash?

    The New York Rangers lost Rick Nash to a concussion during a game against the San Jose Sharks back on Oct. 8, and the team has had trouble scoring ever since...

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  23. Will Cam Talbot Be New York Rangers' Spark Plug in Henrik Lundqvist's Absence?

    Thursday night will be a landmark occasion for the New York Rangers , as it will mark the NHL debut of goaltender Cam Talbot. Henrik Lundqvist is unable to dress, so Talbot will be the team's starter against the Philadelphia Flyers ...

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  24. How Much Patience Should New York Rangers Have with Mats Zuccarello's Struggles?

    Mats Zuccarello entered the 2013 offseason without a contract, but he earnestly wanted to remain a New York Ranger . To accomplish this, he elected for arbitration, which guaranteed him a roster spot for the 2013-14 season...

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  25. Are New York Rangers Showcasing Chris Kreider to Improve His Trade Value?

    The New York Rangers needed to add some forwards to their roster, so they decided to bring Chris Kreider back from the Hartford Wolf Pack...

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