Surprising Rangers Near Top In League

As of November 12th, the Rangers surprisingly are tied with the Washington Capitals for the best points per game percentage of any team in the league.  After fifteen games, both the Capitals and Rangers have earned a possible 21 of 30 points, or 70 percent of the points on offer. Their 9-3-3 start to the season compares […]

The Rich Get Richards

It appears to be all but official. The Rangers and Brad Richards have reportedly agreed to a nine year, $60M contract making Richards the third highest Cap hit on the team, but due to front loading, he’ll make the majority of his money in the first five years. The contract is the longest ever given by the […]

Game 4 – By The Stats

How important is game 4 in deciding a series? The answer is, it depends on your point of reference. Since the 2004-05 lockout season, the team that has won game four of a seven game series in the NHL, has gone on to win 55 of the 74 series, just over 71 percent of the […]

Post Season Schedule Announced

The last time the Rangers and Capitals met in the playoffs, was in 2009 when the Rangers blew a 3-1 series lead to lose in Game 7. It was John Tortorella’s first and only playoff series as Rangers’ head coach, and he’ll be behind the bench again as the Rangers and Capitals open up the […]

Season Projections

The NHL season gets under way today, and so we unveil the official 2010-11 OTG predictions for the coming season. For this year, we asked six of our fellow bloggers to join with us to project where each team will finish in the two conferences. Not surprisingly we all picked the Rangers to make the […]

Room For Optimism – Part II

Earlier today I put together reasons why I felt you could be optimistic about the upcoming Rangers season. In Part I, I applied a critical viewpoint to each of the teams in the Eastern Conference and highlighted questions that could be raised about almost every team. That’s not to say all those questions will remain unanswered, […]

Room For Optimism – Part I

One of our regulars over in the forums posted a question that is more than fair in valid, and I’ll paraphrase it: Why should I be optimistic about the upcoming season? The team is largely the same one that finished the year last time around, and the few new additions seem to have as many question marks […]

Camp Fire Stories

Traditionally Rangers training camp has been more about getting veterans into shape, than any real competition for spots. Not so in 2010, when the Rangers entered the preseason preparations with an abundance of players looking to rebound, along with several good rookies looking to make their mark. Certainly not all questions have been resolved, but […]

Rangers Trim Roster

Seemingly the only move remaining for the Rangers before Wednesday’s 3pm deadline to file final rosters, will be to give Ruslan Fedotenko a contract. That’s because today they re-assigned rookie defensemen Pavel Valentenko and Ryan McDonagh to Hartford, trimming their roster to 25 players. They have to get down to 23, but with Chris Drury and Vinny Prospal likely heading to IR, that […]

Line Dancing

Twenty Seven players. A maximum of twenty four spots – if Chris Drury starts the season on Injured Reserve. Probably more likely to be twenty three spots, whether or not Drury is healthy to start the season. Remaining on the roster, the Rangers still have sixteen forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders. At least deciding the goaltending […]