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75 Rangers’ Traverse City prospects tournament roster

The goalies, not listed above, are Brandon Halverson and Jacob Smith. From the NYR: RANGERS ANNOUNCE ROSTER FOR 2015 TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT The annual prospect tournament is set to begin on September 11 NEW YORK, August 31, 2015 – Today, the New York Rangers announced their roster for the 2015…

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299 Clock ticking on Rangers/Stepan contract situation

Derek Stepan and his agent, Matt Oates, and the Rangers, are to make their presentations to an arbitrator Saturday morning. The salary arbitration hearing is scheduled for Monday, and a decision is expected within 48 hours. The Rangers are hoping to avoid arbitration by getting Stepan signed long-term before the…

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327 Clean slate … grab it

Remember when that was the motto the Rangers rode to the Stanley Cup Final in Alain Vigneault’s first year? Now we’re wiping the slate clean and grabbing it for a different reason — because there’s not much happening until Rangers GM Jeff Gorton gets down to brass tacks with the…

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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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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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9 More Rangers’ “breakup day” interviews

Here’s the rest of the batch: Martin St. Louis: “It’s always hard. It was hard last year, you know? But you look back on things and you’re proud of how hard you fought. Some of the guys played through some injuries and everything. This is a tough bunch. It’s a…

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360 Game 7: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for a great photo gallery by Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column on another failed season for Henrik Lundqvist. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from Game 7. Click here to see Josh’s notebook, about Ryan McDonagh’s broken foot, etc. Click here for…

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191 Game 7: Lightning 2, Rangers 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR; post-game interview transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: Lightning 2, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HOT AT THE DOT – The Rangers recorded a single-game playoff-high 40 faceoff wins in the…

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190 Rangers’ off-day interview transcripts

(above) Today is the 21st anniversary of Matteau, Matteau, Matteau! Rangers’ off-day interview transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT Q.  Can you predict what the next game will bring? COACH  VIGNEAULT:   Well,  I  think  what you can predict is that two teams  are…

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274 Game 6: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Seriously … despite all the rhetoric previous 48 hours … is anybody who watched the Rangers these last four years surprised by this? I’m not. And I understand that if they lose Game 7 or if…

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