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398 A few more thoughts on the Rangers’ Talbot trade

More thoughts: 1) So what happened Friday with Cam Talbot? Well, some of the fallout might provide some clues. We know that Buffalo dropped out early when it got Robin Lehner for a first-rounder. You can argue whether Lehner’s better than Talbot. His stats don’t say he is. But he’s…

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207 Rangers’ draft in review

Thoughts: 1) Right now, at this very moment, I think the Rangers are not as good as they were when they last played a hockey game. That’s just me. But when they were eliminated, I thought that they had only one legit first-line player, and he proved once again incapable…

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51 NHL Draft, Day 2 … Hagelin traded to Ducks (updated)

UPDATE: The Rangers traded Carl Hagelin and picks 59 and 179 to Anaheim for pick 41 and Emerson Etem, then drafted LW Ryan Gropp of Seattle (WHL) with the 41st pick just acquired. Gropp: 6-foot-2, 30-28-58 in 67 games last season. This is a cap-driven trade. Hagelin was due to…

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346 Rangers say goodbye to Martin St. Louis

As has been speculated here since late in the regular season, Larry Brooks reported today that the Rangers have parted ways with Martin St. Louis, whom they could not have afforded to keep at any price even if they wanted to keep him. So St. Louis, who is not retiring…

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173 NHL Awards show tonight … let the Rangers’ action begin

Vegas, baby! The NHL Awards show — a usually ridiculous, barely entertaining, at times insufferable extravaganza of strained jokes and questionable music — is tonight in Las Vegas. And, yes, the team that had the best regular-season in the NHL, has just two finalists for any award — coach Alain…

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117 Guest blogger: Paul Calderazzo … Rangers report card

(Editor’s note: Special thanks to Paul Calderazzo for stepping up and volunteering this report card on the Rangers’ season and playoffs. If anybody wants to do a guest blog during the offseason, just drop me an email at rcarpini@lohud.com. Thank you. — Carp). ******************************************************** New York Rangers 2014-15 Grades by…

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153 Game 4: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) That’s a pretty enormous win, fairly gutsy, etc. And I certainly don’t want to be Negative Nancy or Debbie Downer. But, Alain Vigneault might want to go against his “never critique a win” creed before Game…

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385 Game 6: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) So what do you make of that game? Not sure at all what I make of it, or where it came from, when 2-1 scores and smothering defense and superb goaltending were the order of the…

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31 Rangers at Capitals today (12:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

With the Islanders’ win in Pittsburgh Friday, the Capitals are now locked into the 2-3 series against the Islanders, and can clinch home-ice in that series with a win today, or with a point and an Islanders loss tonight in their regular-season farewell to Nassau Coliseum. The Rangers, I am…

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352 Senators at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 81. Senators at Rangers. The Rangers play their final regular-season home game, which means absolutely nothing to them, but everything to their opponent, the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa (21-4-4 in its last 29) is tied with Boston for the final wild-card spot in the East, but trails by two…

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349 Rangers-Devils in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) About that Presidents’ Trophy: This is the third won by the Rangers (’91-92, ’93-94, with a very near-miss in…

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351 Rangers at Devils … It’s Go Time!

Game 80. Rangers at Devils. Let’s try this again, shall we? You know, since it didn’t work out ideally on the blog last night. The Rangers, winners of four in a row, invade Newark looking to wrap up everything tonight … and if they don’t do it tonight they’ll…

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89 Rangers find another way, inch closer to clinchings

In lieu of a game review, here’s my story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello NEW YORK – The Find-A-Way Rangers struck again Monday. Derek Stepan forced overtime with a goal with 27.5 seconds left in the third, then stole the puck and scored with 49.6 seconds left in sudden death…

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