Browsing: New York Rangers

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247 Rangers player evaluations — Ryan McDonagh

First things first. Happy Anniversary. I probably don’t need to say more. Second thing: When it comes to Ryan McDonagh, I really don’t want to hear this good captain/bad captain discussion. The team struggled this season. McDonagh, like most of his teammates, and his alternate captains, struggled this season. That…

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94 Stanley Cup Final in review

Thoughts: 1) So the hockey season finally ends. Again, thanks to all of you for hanging in there start to finish, and hopefully you’ll stick around all summer. Going to be an interesting one, and I think the action starts next week, heading into, and at the draft. 2) The…

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172 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 … It’s Go Time!

Stanley Cup Final Game 6. Penguins at Sharks. (Penguins lead 3-2.) Can the San Jose Sharks (a.k.a. Martin Jones) extend the hockey season a few more days? Speaking of which, Game 7 wouldn’t be until Wednesday. This series started May 30. Could it be stretched out any more?…

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200 Rangers player evaluations — Derick Brassard

I have not been looking forward to writing this one at all for a few reasons. I’ve beaten up Derick Brassard a lot this past season. I like Brassard as a person — how could you not? — and think he’s a very good player, especially when he plays with…

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118 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 … It’s Go Time!

Stanley Cup Final Game 5. Sharks at Penguins. (Penguins lead 3-1.) Will it be “Captain Sidney Crosby, come get the Stanley Cup!” … or “Do you know the way (back) to San Jose?” I won’t be surprised one bit if the mediocre Sharks — easily one of…

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116 Rangers player evaluations — Kevin Klein

Quick, who was the Rangers’ most consistent, reliable defenseman in a season in which so many were so inconsistent? Hint: He was the lowest paid of the top six. Another hint: He was the defenseman who did the least panicking, the least puck-chasing, and the most defending around the front…

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86 Rangers player evaluations — Jesper Fast

Sometimes you think a player like Jesper Fast is an acquired taste, and one who would go unappreciated by fans. But when we did our poll to see who the fans thought should win the Steven McDonald Extra Effort award — which was won by Mats Zuccarello — Fast was…

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158 Game 3: Penguins at Sharks … It’s Go Time!

Stanley Cup Final Game 3. Penguins at Sharks. (Penguins lead 2-0.) “Captain Sidney Crosby, come get the Stanley Cup” … unless the Jumbo Shrimps can win four of the next five. Game 3 would be strongly suggested as a place to start. You might recall the 2014 SCF.…

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75 Rangers player evaluations — J.T. Miller

You can go up and down the Rangers 2015-16 roster and be hard-pressed to find more than a couple who met or, arguably, exceeded expectations. You could sure make a case for J.T. Miller being one. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, time and time again, talked about “the process” through which…

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109 Game 2: Sharks at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

Stanley Cup Final Game 2. Sharks at Penguins. This qualifies as major news when you have a zillion media types in one place for a pair of morning skates and not much else is happening: Bryan Rust, who was walloped high by Patrick Marleau in Game 1, is a game-time…

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103 Rangers player evaluations — Derek Stepan

Before we resume our series today, I just want to try to make it clear again. The grades are based on my expectations of each player. So I’m not comparing Jesper Fast to Mats Zuccarello or Dylan McIlrath to Ryan McDonagh, OK? Also, FWIW, the grade is actually an afterthought.…

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188 Game 1: Sharks at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Sharks at Penguins. My prediction: Penguins in 7. What’s yours? ICYMI, NHL commish Gary Bettman did his annual state-of-the-league presser today. Some highlights included: That the NHL probably won’t be going to the Olympics unless the IIHF and the IOC pick up the tab for transportation and…

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110 World Cup of Hockey rosters announced; five Rangers selected

From the NHLPA and the NHL: TEAMS COMPLETE ROSTERS FOR WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY 2016 173 NHL Players Selected To Compete in Best-on-Best International Tournament; Two Blue-Chip Prospects for 2016 NHL Draft Also Named TORONTO (May 27, 2016) – All eight teams announced today their final, 23-man rosters for the…

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104 Rangers player evaluations — Brady Skjei

And, yeah, there were bright spots during the Rangers’ season. And, yeah, there are some reasons to feel good about the future. One of those was rookie defenseman Brady Skjei, who made his NHL debut in December with two games before returning to Hartford, came back for one in February…

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335 Rangers player evaluations — Oscar Lindberg

The fact that Oscar Lindberg needed some serious post-season surgery on his hip, an injury that occurred over time, makes you wonder to what degree he was hampered during his rookie season. We know that Lindberg pretty much lost his spot as a regular player after the Rangers acquired Eric…

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