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337 Rangers-Canucks in review

Click here for my story on Derek Stepan signing a new two-year contract, from The Journal News and lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Huge day for the Rangers Thursday. Not only did they re-sign Derek Stepan — Glen Sather, tough negotiator, wins again — but just as critical is that Ryan Callahan…

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279 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Canucks

Game 4 of this 15-game trip. The preseason ends tomorrow in Las Vegas against the Kings. As you know, tonight the “traded” coaches face off against one another. And unless you’ve been under Mount Vancouver, you’ve heard by now that Derek Stepan today signed a two-year, $6.15 million contract. He…

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105 Live Chat today at noon … first of the season

We can discuss the new coach, the new system, the old GM, the old players, the new players, Derek Stepan, Brad Richards, yesterday’s demotions, the demotions yet to come, the opening-night lineup, the 15-game road trip (six preseason, nine regular-season), tonight’s Alain Vigneault-John Tortorella faceoff in Vancouver, and of course…

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339 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) Boy, Slats with that Borsalino was awfully tough on Derek Stepan in the taped interview on MSG. “He’s going to get paid, just not today.” Suggested he was “a fool” for listening to his agent. Classic old-school stuff. And I get it, that it’s playing the CBA and…

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71 Guest blogger: Mike Aker … an alternate NHL universe

Alternate Reality Rangers: How The Last Lockout Changed The Scope of The NHL….Maybe Forever By Mike Aker Whether on television with various incarnations of Star Trek, in comic books with the X-Men, or even in Greek literature, we’ve all learned about an alternate reality, where there exists another realm that…

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175 Rangers re-sign Ryan McDonagh … so exhale

It’s now official. The Rangers have announced that they have re-signed 24-year-old first-pair defenseman Ryan McDonagh. The deal is reportedly for six years, worth $4.7 million a year, and with it Glen Sather buys threeof McDonagh’s potential unrestricted free agency seasons. That leaves the Rangers with three key restricted free…

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131 Free agency day: Will the Rangers really be silent?

The free-agent signing period opens at noon. I know, the Rangers don’t have much cap space at all because they decided to keep Brad Richards rather than buy him out. They still have a whole bunch of RFAs to re-sign, especially Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin and probably Mats…

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331 Buyout time … Is Brad Richards a goner?

The amnesty buyout period began at 11 p.m. Wednesday, and runs through July 4. Players who are bought out under the amnesty exception allowed by the lockout-induced CBA, will be set free no later than the day before free agency, which this season is July 5 instead of the customary…

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380 Guest blogger: Miami Pimp … “It Doesn’t Matter What Path”

(Editor’s note: Be aware, or beware, that our very special guest blogger is known for his creative negativity, and the colorful vocabulary with which he describes his beloved Rangers … you know, “bush-league” and “amateur-hour” and “clowns” etc.) “It Doesn’t Matter What Path” By Paulo Molina, aka “Miami Pimp” It…

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