1. 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 10 months ago 5,466 reads 14 comments

  2. 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 10 months ago 3,693 reads 24 comments

  3. 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 10 months ago 2,359 reads 9 comments

  4. 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...

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  5. 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 10 months ago 2,902 reads 18 comments

  6. 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 10 months ago 4,904 reads 28 comments

  7. 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 10 months ago 1,496 reads 5 comments

  8. 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 ...

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  9. 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...

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  10. 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 10 months ago 1,615 reads 4 comments

  11. 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 10 months ago 41,320 reads 146 comments

  12. 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 10 months ago 3,586 reads 7 comments

  13. 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 10 months ago 2,402 reads 14 comments

  14. 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 10 months ago 1,752 reads 3 comments

  15. 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 10 months ago 2,214 reads 0 comments

  16. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 10 months ago 14,090 reads 9 comments

  17. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 10 months ago 3,336 reads 3 comments

  18. 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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  19. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 10 months ago 3,116 reads 7 comments

  20. 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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  21. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 3,353 reads 7 comments

  22. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 9,696 reads 16 comments

  23. 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 11 months ago 4,866 reads 38 comments

  24. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 7,735 reads 26 comments

  25. 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 ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 11 months ago 5,322 reads 7 comments