It Makes Some Sort Of Cents

How would you feel if the Rangers traded 22 year old Filip Chytil?  What about if former second overall pick Kaapo Kakko was traded?  What if they both get traded?  Because that could be very well where we’re heading this Summer as the Rangers look to compete for the Cup now, and do so with little Salary Cap […]

They’re Coming Home!

The Rangers are going to the Eastern Conference Final!  This has been a remarkable year for the New York Rangers, qualifying for the playoffs and winning their first playoff series for the first time since 2017.  And now, returning to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2015, when they were denied a […]

Something’s Got To Give

Going into this series with the Hurricanes, I expected the Rangers to lose out to a more experienced team.  As it turns out, I have once again underestimated this team, who will return to Raleigh for Game 5 with the series tied at 2-2. Each team has won their respective games at home, and scoring […]

Anticipation Meets Reality

Most pundits and even a lot of fans, looked at this series against the Pittsburgh Penguins as pretty much a win for the Rangers.  The Rangers had won the season series 3-1, with all three wins coming in the last six weeks of the season.  By contrast, the Penguins had limped through the second half […]

Experience v Youth

Experience, depth, defense, goaltending, physical play…there’s a lot of things that pundits attribute success in the playoffs to.  The Stanley Cup can be won in as few as 16 games, or as many as 28.  It’s a grind, a war of attrition to see who will have the opportunity to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup at […]

Who’s On First?

Currently on a career best equaling four game point streak – with four assists – Alexis Lafreniere today practiced on a line with Filip Chytil and Barclay Goodrow, or as it’s more commonly known, the third line. It’s not a configuration that has beenused really this year, and like many of the third lines used this season, feels very much […]

A Hellish Performance

So on first blush, a seemingly good trade deadline by Chris Drury might look pretty underwhelming.  I mean, what the hell was that last night???  The Rangers put in one of their season’s worst performances, rivalling the two losses to Calgary, the one-sided blow-out by Colorado in Adam Huska‘s NHL debut, and that 6-2 loss in St Louis […]

How Much Should Igor Play?

With 26 games remaining the Rangers look all but assured of a playoff spot.  They currently sit second in the Metropolitan Division, 18 points ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are currently placed third in the wild card race. To put it another way, even if Columbus won their last 26 games, the Rangers […]

Where There’s Smoke…

Is Chris Drury ready to pull the trigger on his first mid-season trade as General Manager, there are some indications that the Rangers front office chief could be making a move with just under two months left until the March 21st NHL trade deadline. With the Rangers sitting 16 points ahead of the Detroit Red Wings, who […]

Trade Options: Alexandar Georgiev

Goaltender Alexandar Georgiev was a topic of conversation for many over the Summer, with a handful of teams reportedly having interest in the Bulgarian born netminder.  As it turned out, the Rangers either chose to keep him, or could not find a deal that made sense. In fact, the Rangers opened their season with Georgiev in net […]