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232 Rangers add Beukeboom to staff, sign four free agents

Because we need a new post after 500 plus comments, here are the official announcements from the Rangers so far. ICYMI, Eric Staal and Viktor Stalberg both defected via free agency, to Minnesota and Carolina, respectively. RANGERS NAME JEFF BEUKEBOOM ASSISTANT COACH NEW YORK, July 1, 2016 – New York…

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275 NHL Awards Show … It’s Go Time!

ICYMI: Earlier this afternoon Las Vegas was officially granted an expansion franchise to begin play in 2017-18. Also apologies for the technical difficulties. We’re moving to a new server, hoping to alleviate some of the, ahem, problems that have popped up … Hence the multiple fonts, which I probably could…

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247 Rangers player evaluations — Ryan McDonagh

First things first. Happy Anniversary. I probably don’t need to say more. Second thing: When it comes to Ryan McDonagh, I really don’t want to hear this good captain/bad captain discussion. The team struggled this season. McDonagh, like most of his teammates, and his alternate captains, struggled this season. That…

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86 Rangers player evaluations — Jesper Fast

Sometimes you think a player like Jesper Fast is an acquired taste, and one who would go unappreciated by fans. But when we did our poll to see who the fans thought should win the Steven McDonald Extra Effort award — which was won by Mats Zuccarello — Fast was…

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327 Game 4: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 4: Penguins 5, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Heave Ho, three in a row? As in three straight wins? As in three straight years coming back from 3-1 down? 2) Not bloody likely, especially since this is…

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320 Game 2: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 2: Rangers 4, Penguins 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Hey, all year long, we knew – or thought — that game was in there. It’s just that the Rangers didn’t let it out nearly enough. But in an…

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211 Islanders at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9377095 align=”left”] Game 81. Islanders at Rangers. The Rangers play their next-to-last game of the regular season, with still a lot at stake. Of course you’ve read/heard all the tanking theories, and while I don’t believe for a moment that the Rangers would lose intentionally, I certainly buy…

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425 Rangers at Hurricanes … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9368786 align=”left”] Game 77. Rangers at Hurricanes. The big story of course is the return of former Carolina captain and Stanley Cup champion Eric Staal, who was dealt to the Rangers Feb. 28 and is coming off his best game for his new team. Per the Canes: “Drafted…

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17 Rangers at Hurricanes tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 43-24-9 (95 pts) Hurricanes: 33-28-16 (82 pts)  TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 77th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Mar. 31, against the Carolina Hurricanes…

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495 Bruins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9359297 align=”left”] Game 74. Bruins at Rangers. The Rangers were mathematically eliminated from winning the division or conference regular-season titles when Washington clinched both on Tuesday. But the Rangers’ magic number was reduced when Mr. Snider’s Flyers hacked up a hairball vs. Torts’ Blue Jackets (the Flys had…

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137 Bruins at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: The Rangers were officially eliminated in the race for the Metro and Eastern titles last night when Washington clinched both. As if … Dylan McIlrath was cleared for contact yesterday, but he is not expected to play tonight. Rick Nash didn’t skate Tuesday (maintenance day) but is expected to…

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520 Rangers at Sharks … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9354673 align=”left”] Game 72. Rangers at Sharks. The Rangers finish their three games/three and a half days California vacation at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes, a.k.a. the Shark Tank. It’s a make-or-break game for the Rangers who tossed away a 3-1 third-period lead, got a…

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50 Rangers at Sharks today (4 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at SAN JOSE SHARKS Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016, 4:00 p.m. ET SAP Center at San Jose – San Jose, CA Rangers: 40-23-8 (88 pts) Sharks: 39-25-6 (84 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play their 72nd game of the 2015-16 season and conclude…

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63 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Red Wings 3, Rangers 2 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Maybe an inch to the right, maybe Ryan McDonagh’s 150-footer at the empty net hits the inside of the post and goes in and today we’re talking about the…

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340 Rangers at Red Wings … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9343338 align=”left”] Game 68. Rangers at Red Wings. The Rangers visit two-time Stanley Cup champ and ex-Ranger Brad Richards today at the Arena that Never Changes Names, looking for their 40th win. They begin a back-to-back matinee set, with Pittsburgh coming to the Garden for an NBC game at (or…

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