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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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256 Guest blogger: Mark Romeo … 2013 Report Cards

“2013 New York Rangers Report Card” by Mark Romeo Hard to believe it’s been only five months since we were collectively wishing to see less of Gary Bettman and more of Sam Rosen, but it has been.  Tough to call this Rangers season much of anything other than a disappointment,…

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311 Game 5: Rangers-Bruins in review

A picture is worth a thousand words, and the picture right here, well, just wow. Look at the five Rangers around Henrik Lundqvist and Gregory Campbell, look at who they are in a must-win Game 5 of a second-round playoff series, and how nobody can prevent the fourth-line Boston center…

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235 Game 4: Rangers-Bruins in review

Is it possible? Um. Probably not. But ya boys can sure make things interesting if they can somehow win Saturday evening in Boston. Like Derick Brassard said, “We’re looking forward to going to Boston. The pressure is on them. Toronto came back from 3-1 and it’s possible. We just want…

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294 Game 3: Rangers-Bruins in review

Save your breath some of you, and stop praying that Darren Dreger’s speculation on the radio might be true. John Tortorella is not getting fired in a 48-game season when two of his three best skaters played like garbage and the team won a playoff round and sure hasn’t quit;…

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353 Game 1: Rangers-Bruins in review

Game 1 wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be. I expected it to be a little meaner, and I though the Bruins would have more surges, and I expected the Rangers to play more along the walls. Actually, I thought, the Rangers moved the puck pretty freely, didn’t forecheck…

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