1. How Ryan McDonagh Is Having a Breakout Year Amidst New York Rangers' Troubles

    Although the New York Rangers are currently in the middle of one of their worst seasons in recent memory, Ryan McDonagh is currently on pace for the best season of his young NHL ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 8 months ago 2,057 reads 11 comments

  2. Michael Del Zotto Rumors: Are Rangers and Avalanche Ideal Trade Partners?

    Over the weekend Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reported that the New York Rangers were again considering dealing Michael Del Zotto , and two of Bleacher Report's ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 8 months ago 7,816 reads 8 comments

  3. New Line Combinations Alain Vigneault Should Try to Spark New York Rangers

    Despite a 4-3 victory against the Calgary Flames, Alain Vigneault talked with the media about his line combinations. In an interview posted on Blueshirts United , Vigneault talked about the importance of finding duos and combinations that work...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 8 months ago 3,252 reads 5 comments

  4. Will Hard-Nosed D-Man Dylan McIlrath Give New York Rangers a Badly Needed Spark?

    Dylan McIlrath was drafted very early in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and there have been a lot of varied opinions on what his value was to the New York Rangers ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 8 months ago 1,707 reads 2 comments

  5. Why Alain Vigneault Is Justified in Complaining About New York Rangers' Roster

    When Alain Vigneault was introduced as the New York Rangers newest head coach back in June, he talked about wanting to play an offensive style of hockey ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 8 months ago 6,733 reads 28 comments

  6. Prioritizing the List of New York Rangers Who Need Contract Extensions

    The New York Rangers have 15 players who will be without a contract next season, but not each will be re-signed. So goes the business of hockey...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 8 months ago 2,762 reads 10 comments

  7. Why New York Rangers Should Think Twice Before Re-Signing Ryan Callahan

    Ryan Callahan is going to miss the next four to six weeks due to a Grade 2 MCL sprain, and the news is doubly bad for New York Rangers fans...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 8 months ago 4,479 reads 31 comments

  8. What to Make of New York Rangers' Players-Only Meeting

    The New York Rangers have been a Jekyll and Hyde team so far in 2013, and the players felt the need to address some concerns. After a terrible 4-1 loss on Sunday against the Washington Capitals , a players-only meeting was held...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 1,875 reads 9 comments

  9. How New York Rangers Should Adjust Without Marc Staal

    Marc Staal was out of the lineup for the New York Rangers ' loss against the Washington Capitals , and the Blueshirts could miss their star defender for a significant amount of time...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 2,425 reads 14 comments

  10. As Rick Nash Goes, so Will the 2013-14 New York Rangers

    If you take a look at the last two games for the New York Rangers , the importance of Rick Nash to the team is evident...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 3,307 reads 6 comments

  11. Winners and Losers of Henrik Lundqvist's New Contract with New York Rangers

    Henrik Lundqvist is likely to remain a career Ranger after it was confirmed by the team that he had been signed to a seven-year, $59.5 million contract extension that will begin next season...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 5,395 reads 14 comments

  12. Where Did New York Rangers Go Wrong in Building Current Roster?

    The New York Rangers have a record of 14-14-0 through the first 28 games of the season and, given the resources and aggressiveness of the front office, where did the team go wrong ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 3,691 reads 24 comments

  13. How Long Will Cam Talbot Be Satisfied in Backup Role with Rangers?

    Cam Talbot is starting in net for the New York Rangers against the Winnipeg Jets Monday night, and it will mark the first time he has started back-to-back contests...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 2,323 reads 9 comments

  14. Breaking Down Chris Kreider's 2014 Calder Trophy Chances

    Chris Kreider is an interesting winger that has gone from zero to hero, back to zero and back to hero in record time...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 3,753 reads 2 comments

  15. Does John Moore's Skill Set Make Michael Del Zotto Expendable?

    Michael Del Zotto 's name has been attached to trade rumors this month, and there is reason to believe that the New York Rangers would deal him...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 2,856 reads 18 comments

  16. Why the New York Rangers Should Be in a Hurry to Trade for Scoring

    The New York Rangers scored five goals in their latest victory against the Florida Panthers , but they are still having problems putting the puck in the net. To date in the 2013-14 season, the Rangers have struggled to generate offense...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 4,889 reads 28 comments

  17. What Are Derek Stepan's Chances to Make USA's 2014 Winter Olympics Roster?

    When it comes to American-born centers, Derek Stepan is one of the best in the NHL today. He is a likely lock to suit up for Team USA in future international action, but what are the chances that No...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 1,472 reads 5 comments

  18. Alain Vigneault's Confidence in Cam Talbot Paying Dividends for New York Rangers

    On October 15, Alain Vigneault shocked the world when he announced at a press conference that Martin Biron was being demoted, and Cam Talbot was tapped to be the New York Rangers ' new backup netminder ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 1,872 reads 10 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 1,733 reads 2 comments

  20. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 1,592 reads 4 comments

  21. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 41,246 reads 146 comments

  22. 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 ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 3,540 reads 7 comments

  23. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 2,373 reads 14 comments

  24. 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 ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 1,735 reads 3 comments

  25. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 2,157 reads 0 comments