1. NHL: How Long Do the NHL and NHLPA Wait to Talk About New CBA?

    Although the NHL ’s collective bargaining agreement (CBA) doesn’t expire until September 15, 2012, there should be some sense of urgency for the union and the owners to get a new deal done...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about almost 3 years ago 856 reads 13 comments

  2. New York Rangers by the Numbers: The Best Players by Jersey Number

    The New York Rangers are one of the oldest franchises in hockey, and are a member of the Original Six. In their 85-year history, 919 players have played at least one game for the Blueshirts...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about almost 3 years ago 4,887 reads 2 comments

  3. Ambassadors in Sports: There Is Great, and Then There Is “The Great One”

    At this time of year on the hockey calendar, the news is pretty bare. Other than the occasional (and usually erroneous) trade rumor, most of the stories about free agents signed after ...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about almost 3 years ago 578 reads 4 comments

  4. Lack of Offer Sheets and Why They Will Never Be a Factor in Free Agency

    In the 2011 free agency period, two of the premier free agents on the markets are Steven Stamkos and Drew Doughty . As restricted free agents, Stamkos and Doughty are free to talk to any team they want and sign an offer sheet with any team they want...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about 3 years ago 560 reads 2 comments

  5. Brad Richards: Is He the Right Move for the New York Rangers?

    When July 1 arrives this Friday, the Rangers will undoubtedly be the one of the front runners, if not the front runner, to sign Brad Richards . Richards and the Rangers seem to be a perfect match for each other...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about 3 years ago 867 reads 18 comments

  6. New York Rangers: As Injuries Pile Up, Rangers Keep Piling Up the Points

    This should have been a rough year. If everything went right, it still would have been a rough year...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about over 3 years ago 832 reads 3 comments

  7. Rangers' 3rd Period Outburst Leads To Victory Over the Penguins

    On a night when the Rangers welcomed their captain back to the lineup, they lost their heart and soul to an injury. Then, they turned what would have been a tough loss into a comeback win...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about over 3 years ago 415 reads 2 comments

  8. Chris Drury's Return and the Impact It Has on the New York Rangers

    As the Rangers enter Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins, captain Chris Drury will return to the lineup after missing 29 games with a broken index finger. Along with Vinny Prospal, Drury is a big-name player that has missed most of the season...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about over 3 years ago 524 reads 3 comments

  9. Canadiens and Flyers Runs Leaves Rangers Wondering What Could Have Been

    One goal. One point. That is what kept the New York Rangers, who despite a disappointing season finished with a 7-1-2 record in their last 10 games, from making the playoffs. Instead, the Philadelphia Flyers finished the season as the No...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about 4 years ago 409 reads 12 comments

  10. Rangers Gear Up for Crucial Home and Home with Defending Champs

    After a disappointing 5-1 loss in Tampa Bay last night, a game which head coach John Tortorella called the worst of the season, the Rangers get back to work right away as they play the Penguins in Pittsburgh tonight...

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  11. New York Rangers On Dany Heatley's Wishlist

    Will the Rangers somehow find a way to bring Dany Heatley to New York? Well, according to the Ottawa Sun, they are already trying...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about 5 years ago 700 reads 1 comments

  12. Do the Rangers Need High-Priced Free Agents?

    Forget about if they even can. Let's worry about whether they should first. The topic up for debate is whether it is necessary for the New York Rangers to move money around to make ...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about 5 years ago 416 reads 2 comments

  13. Shootouts, Lockouts Have Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist On Verge Of NHL Record

    The next win that Henrik Lundqvist gets will put him in a class of his own. When the Rangers' goaltender gets his 30th win of the season, he will become the first goaltender in NHL history to record at least 30 wins in each of his first four seasons...

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  14. Steve Valiquette Should be Playing More Games

    On Monday, when the New York Rangers reach the midway point of their season, they could be in sixth place in the Eastern Conference Standings, and third in the Atlantic Division...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about over 5 years ago 121 reads 4 comments

  15. Rangers Hope Scoring Troubles Follow Devils from Garden State to the Garden

    In 10 games in the month of December, the New York Rangers have given up 34 goals. After winning three games in a row, the New Jersey Devils have been shut out in each of their last two games, both in New Jersey...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about over 5 years ago 64 reads 1 comments

  16. New York Rangers: Do The Numbers Lie?

    After 35 games of the 2008-2009 regular season, the New York Rangers sit atop the Atlantic Division, and are 2nd in the Eastern Conference standings...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about over 5 years ago 163 reads 1 comments

  17. Two-Faced Rangers Ready For Western Trip

    As the latest Mats Sundin rumors capture Rangers' fans (and Rangers players') interests, the players presently wearing the red, white, and blue face a very important week against three Western Conference teams...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about over 5 years ago 82 reads 1 comments

  18. Rangers Status Tested by December Schedule

    If there is any month or series of games that will make the Rangers look back at points they should have gained but failed to capitalize, the month of December will serve that purpose...

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  19. Rangers Math: 3=2, 2=1, 1=0?

    It goes without saying that Henrik Lundqvist has been the most consistent, and arguably the best player on the Rangers so far this season...

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  20. Henrik Lundqvist Needs Help in His Crease from the Referees

    Since the NHL lockout, the league has made it public that the protection of its goaltenders has become a priority...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about over 5 years ago 221 reads 4 comments

  21. Drury's Hat Trick Treats Rangers to win over Lightning, 5-2

    Chris Drury's "trick" was a week late for Halloween, but it was at just the right time for the suddenly, and surprisingly struggling New York Rangers...

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  22. Rangers-Leafs: Collapse Will Benefit New York in the Long Run

    The bad news for the Rangers first—they blew a 2-0 lead with 7:24 to play in regulation and lost 5-2. The good news? It was only one game, and there is plenty of time to learn from it...

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  23. New York Rangers Performance in October Gives Warning to Rest of the NHL

    As the first month of the Rangers' season will come to a close after tomorrow's game against Atlanta, it is remarkable to see the strides this team has made during the first month of the season...

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  24. Rangers End Early Stretch with A-very Tough Loss

    Sean Avery's return to Madison Square Garden included everything that Avery and his former team, the New York Rangers, have been known for...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about over 5 years ago 118 reads 0 comments

  25. Rangers-Blackhawks: New York Starts 3-0 for First Time since 1989-90

    So much for how the Rangers would get off of the plane tired after coming back from Prague. The Rangers' home opener at Madison Square Garden saw Chris Drury play his first game in ...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about over 5 years ago 182 reads 2 comments