1. Rangers' Opening Night Win a Microcosm of 2008-09 Season

    Anybody who wants the New York Rangers to win games and go far in the playoffs this year will have to watch the Rangers play more games like their 2-1 opening-night win against the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday...

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  2. New York Rangers Preseason: Fluke, or Sign of Things to Come?

    For many Rangers fans, the 2008-09 preseason has been their worst nightmare. While it is not October yet, the questions surrounding the Rangers' offense have not been answered, a goaltender has ...

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  3. Where Have My New York Rangers Gone?

    One year ago, the New York Rangers entered training camp with aspirations to be the Stanley Cup Champions. With a star-loaded roster, the Rangers came short of the ultimate goal...

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  4. Do the Numbers Lie? Explaining the New York Rangers' Success with Sean Avery

    Before Sean Avery became a free agent and signed with the Dallas Stars, many Rangers fans were confident that Glen Sather would be willing to give out the money that Avery wanted in order to stay with the Rangers...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about almost 6 years ago 1,357 reads 2 comments

  5. Original Six or 1994: Which Group of Four Rangers' Retired Numbers Was Better?

    Rod Gilbert and Andy Bathgate up front, with Harry Howell on defense, and Eddie Giacomin in net. Mark Messier and Adam Graves up front, with Brian Leetch on defense, and Mike Richter in net...

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  6. 2008-2009 New York Rangers: Who Will Be Taking The Shots After OT?

    Before looking forward to the upcoming season, I looked back at the 2007-2008 season and tried to find an area where the Rangers could have been better. One area that popped out was the shootout...

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  7. Could Mats Sundin Signing with the Rangers Come at the Expense of Scott Gomez?

    If the Vancouver Canucks can't sign Mats Sundin, then they might be getting a center from the team where Sundin ends up. According to hockeybuzz...

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  8. Prospect of Signing Sundin Raises Hopes of a Stanley Cup Production on Broadway

    Rangers fans: don't order your Nikolai Zherdev jersey just yet. There is a possibility that another #13 could be coming to the biggest hockey market in the U.S. from the biggest hockey market in Canada...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about almost 6 years ago 391 reads 9 comments

  9. The Rangers' Prospects: Who Has the Best Shot To Make the Team?

    With the Rangers roster having been turned over this off season, there are certainly spots for prospects to step up and make the roster at each position...

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  10. Scott Gomez: The New York Rangers' X-Factor for 2008-2009

    Over a year ago, Scott Gomez put the finishing touches on a seven-year, $51.5 million contract to play on Broadway, and looked forward to have a career year centering Jaromir Jagr...

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  11. New York Rangers: All-Time Lineup

    The New York Rangers All-Time Lineup: Line 1: Adam Graves-Mark Messier-Andy Bathgate Line 2: Vic Hadfield-Jean Ratelle-Rod Gilbert Line 3: Steve Vickers-Walt Tkaczuk-Jaromir Jagr ...

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  12. Sean Avery's Blood Color I$ Green, but Not Becau$e of Hi$ New Team

    "I bleed Ranger red and blue...I feel I am a Ranger, and I have found a home here in New York." Believe it or not, those words are from Sean Avery, the ex-agitator of the New York Rangers...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about 6 years ago 691 reads 21 comments

  13. Henrik Lundqvist Chasing Vezina? 2008-09 Could Spell Success for the Man in Blue

    For Henrik Lundqvist, it's hard to beat the first three years that he has had in his NHL career in the Big Apple...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about 6 years ago 567 reads 11 comments

  14. Will Brendan Shanahan Be A New York Ranger In '09?

    When it comes to Brendan Shanahan's status as of right now, one thing is certain: He will be in the NHL in 2008-2009. Will he be playing on Broadway? That is not as certain...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about 6 years ago 1,702 reads 17 comments

  15. New York Rangers: Who Are the 10 Greatest Blueshirts of All Time?

    Throughout their first 83 years in the NHL , the New York Rangers have established themselves as one of the premier hockey teams in the NHL...

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  16. New York Rangers: with Torch Passed, Team Finally Fits Into "New" Style of Play

    With the Rangers' salary cap space almost down to none, it is time to stop looking at free agents and start looking at the players on the roster and what they can accomplish as a team in 2008-2009...

    Mike Rappaport Written by Mike Rappaport about 6 years ago 554 reads 4 comments

  17. Rangers Sign Naslund and Kalinin, Ready to Move on Without Jagr

    The Rangers are tired of playing the waiting game, and appear to be ready to move on without Jaromir Jagr. The Rangers signed 5-time all-star left wing Markus Naslund as well as defenseman Dmitri Kalinin on Thursday...

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  18. New York Rangers Shift Focus to Veteran Stars: Jagr's Return a Must

    After a month of speculation, Ranger fans were left heartbroken on Wednesday morning, as Sean Avery signed a four year/$15.5 million deal with the Dallas Stars...

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  19. Could No.16 Be Returning to Broadway?

    As the first day of free agency in the NHL comes to a close, many superstar players have not signed yet with any teams...

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  20. Rangers Require Minimal Change to Make Serious Run at Cup in '09

    As Glen Sather looks around the NHL for what will be available in a month from now on July 1st, two things are, or should be, clear in his mind: the New York Rangers are an elite team ...

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  21. Mike Piazza's Legacy Is Deeper Than Hall of Fame Numbers

    As the latest news comes in about Willie Randolph's future as the Mets manager, it occurs to me that if it wasn't for a trade the Mets made a decade ago, this managerial problem, or the Mets, might not matter much in New York...

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  22. Henrik Lundqvist, Brandon Dubinsky Make Impact on IIHF World Championships

    As the IIHF World Championships enter the quarterfinals tomorrow, four of the eight teams advancing to the quarterfinals have received an impact from New York Rangers players...

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  23. New York Rangers' Offseason Full of Questions and Uncertainties

    Wait till next year. The New York Rangers’ season ended Sunday afternoon when they were eliminated from playoff competition by Marian Hossa and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now comes the offseason...

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  24. Eastern Conference Semi-Finals: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers

    After the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals tonight in game seven, the New York Rangers finally found out who their semi-final opponents would be. The answer: the Pittsburgh Penguins...

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  25. Devils Get Back in Series with OT Win

    It was inevitable. You knew it had to come at some point.For only the second time in 11 regular season and playoff games, the New Jersey Devils got the break in a game against the New York Rangers...

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