1. New Jersey Devils' Martin Brodeur Looks Ready to Play One More Year

    This post was originally published at The Hockey Writers Entering this season, many people speculated that it would be Martin Brodeur ’s last in the NHL ...

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  2. NHL GM Meetings: Rule Changes Proposed Are Designed for Player Safety

    On the first day of meetings in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL 's 30 general managers focused on the most talked about topic in hockey, player safety, and what steps can be taken to enhance player safety...

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  3. New York Rangers Face Must-Win Scenario Against New York Islanders at MSG

    There is a philosophy in sports that every game is a "must-win" game, and from an NHL team's perspective, every regular season game they play is worth the same thing: two points...

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  4. Minor League Staff, Scouting Department Deserve Credit for Rangers' Success

    For a sports team, as in any organization, success starts from the top and works its way down. While the general trail from the top to the bottom includes the owner, the general ...

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  5. Henrik Lundqvist: A Lighter Workload Is Giving the Rangers Goalie Better Results

    Toward the end of the 2010-11 season, New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella said that Henrik Lundqvist was playing as well as he had at any point in his career, and that he could play at an even higher level...

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  6. King Reigns Supreme: Lundqvist's 30 Saves Key Rangers 4-1 Win over Devils

    Although Henrik Lundqvist is one of the best goaltenders in the NHL , there is something about playing Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils that raises his game to another level...

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  7. New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils Kicks off Important Divisional Stretch

    Coming off of an improbable one-tenth of a second win, the New York Rangers return to action tonight as they travel across the Hudson River to take on the New Jersey Devils ...

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  8. New York Rangers: The 5 Greatest Masks in Team History

    Today, pictures of the Winter Classic masks for Rangers' goalies Henrik Lundqvist and Martin Biron were released, and both goalies definitely used their imaginations to come up with great designs...

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  9. Brad Richards: The New York Rangers Best Center Since the 90's

    After 30 games into his first season as a New York Ranger, Brad Richards has done everything the New York Rangers expected him to do when he signed as a free agent in July...

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  10. Sean Avery "Knows He Can Help" but Will He Get Another Chance?

    For all the debates about what Sean Avery can or can't do, what he does or doesn't provide to the New York Rangers , one thing that he has been successful at is providing energy when there is a lack of it...

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  11. New York Rangers Lack "Puck-Luck," Sing the Blues in St. Louis

    Call it breaks, call it "puck-luck," call it whatever you want, the bottom line is on Thursday night, the St. Louis Blues finished on more chances than the New York Rangers did...

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  12. New York Rangers: Looking Back at the First One-Third of the Season

    After last night's 1-0 loss to the Dallas Stars , the New York Rangers are now one-third of the way through their regular season schedule. As a team, the Rangers have undoubtedly exceeded expectations...

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  13. Tim Thomas and 10 Goalies Who Hold Their Team's Fate

    It isn't rocket science, and it isn't a secret. In order to win in the NHL , you need to have excellent goaltending. Especially in the playoffs, the goaltender is often the player best positioned to put together a playoff run...

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  14. Alexander Ovechkin: What the Superstar's New Endorsement Deal Does for the NHL

    On Friday, Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin announced that he signed a long-term endorsement deal with Nike...

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  15. Michael Del Zotto: Why the Rangers' Defenseman's Roster Spot Is His to Lose

    To describe Michael Del Zotto 's second season in the NHL as a "sophomore slump" would be the understatement of the (new) century...

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  16. New York Rangers: How They Stack Up in the Eastern Conference

    As the calendar turns from August to September, off-ice workouts become training camp practices, and the talk switches from trade rumors and free-agent signings to preseason games and roster cuts...

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  17. New York Rangers: 5 Prospects to Watch at Traverse City Tournament

    For the sixth consecutive year, the New York Rangers will be participating in the Traverse City Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan...

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  18. Sean Avery: Why the Rangers Should Make a Decision Before the NHL

    To say that Sean Avery 's future with the New York Rangers is in question is an understatement. On Friday, Avery was arrested for shoving a police officer at his home in California...

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  19. NHL History: Wayne Gretzky and "The Trade" That Changed the Game

    In the summer of 1988, Wayne Gretzky was on top of the world. His Edmonton Oilers had just won their fourth Stanley Cup championship in five years and he won his second Conn Smythe Trophy by recording 43 points in 19 playoff games...

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  20. NY Rangers' History: Five Returns of Ex-Rangers to Madison Square Garden

    In sports, it's always emotional when a player or coach who had a major impact on an organization leaves. For the fans, it's even more emotional when that player or coach returns as a member of the opposition...

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  21. Why Rule Changes in Youth Hockey Don't Help the NHL

    Over the past few years, one recurring problem in the NHL has been the amount of hits to the head. With the awareness of concussions reaching new levels, and with star players missing ...

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  22. NHL Goalies: Has Henrik Lundqvist Been the Best in the NHL Since the Lockout?

    When it comes to Henrik Lundqvist , the Rangers found a diamond in the rough. Drafted in the seventh round in the 2000 NHL Draft, Lundqvist didn't play in North America until his NHL rookie year during the 2005-06 season...

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  23. Rangers' Next Leader: The Options for the Next Captain of the New York Rangers

    With Chris Drury's departure, the Rangers will have a new captain for the 2011-12 season. With no clear-cut successor, there has been much debate (amongst Rangers fans, not necessarily ...

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  24. NHL Offseason: Evaluating New York Rangers GM Glen Sather's Performance

    With today's signing of right wing Ryan Callahan, Rangers GM Glen Sather has finished making his major off-season moves. Sather successfully signed all of the Rangers' restricted free agents to multi-year deals without going to arbitration...

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  25. Confessions of a New York Rangers Fan: Why I Want the New York Islanders to Stay

    As a diehard New York Rangers fan, the opposing team that I hate the most is the New York Islanders . Since the Islanders' four consecutive Stanley Cups from 1980-83, there hasn't been a lot to cheer about on Long Island...

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