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169 The Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh has grown into his ‘C’

By Josh Thomson NEW YORK — Months after a long and often brilliant playoffs, Ryan McDonagh seemed destined to join the NHL’s elite defensemen. He had proven himself last spring on the ice against the likes of Montreal’s P.K. Subban and L.A.’s Drew Doughty. A new season would serve to…

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351 Game 4: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference audio. Thoughts: 1) We’ve talked, now, for 86 games, about the Find-A-Way Rangers. Been doing it all year. But this was another new way. This time they really had to…

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310 Game 4: Rangers at Penguins (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 2-1 Penguins: 1-2 TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy…

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268 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here to see Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference. Thoughts: 1) Good thing there are shootouts in this league because that would have been an awful tie. 2) How in the world do the Rangers, against a guy (Curtis McElhinney) who fought…

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414 Blue Jackets at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 58. Blue Jackets at Rangers. Click here for my pre-game video. Twenty-five games left. Holy shishkebab. And the trade deadline eight days away. Seems this season just started. Rangers are 8-1-2 in their last 11, 6-1-2 since Henrik Lundqvist was sidelined with a vascular injury in his neck.…

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416 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Thoughts: 1) I forgot already the word Alain Vigneault used about the way the Rangers handled the third-period lead. I think he said “choppy” or something like that. Whatever it was, I agree. I thought the entire game last night was choppy. Far from perfect. And against a lesser opponent…

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298 Islanders at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Islanders: 28-13-1 (57 pts) Rangers: 24-11-4 (52 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 40th game of the 2014-15 season against the New…

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70 R.I.P. Carol Vadnais, a Ranger from 1975-1982

Sad news Sunday that Carol Vadnais, who played defense for five different teams — including the Rangers for seven seasons — and won a pair of Stanley Cups (Montreal, 1968 and Boston, 1972), passed away from cancer at age 68. Vadnais wasn’t universally loved as a Ranger, probably because he…

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230 Islanders at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 27-21-3 (57 pts) Islanders: 20-24-7 (47 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden…

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155 Guest blogger: eddie eddie eddie

Many of us have our favorite memories of Ranger lore. The Cup run in ’94 obviously ranks as everyone’s favorite.   For me, that two-month stretch was heaven on earth, as I’m sure it was for most Ranger fans. This, however, is not a walk down that lane. Instead, I want…