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 […]

Goodrow and Motte Injury Updates

After the win last night, Rangers head coach Gerard Gallant disclosed that Barclay Goodrow is going to be out for an extended period.  Officially listed as week to week, Goodrow’s potential absence was not disclosed until pre-game warm ups when he and Ryan Lindgren did not come out. Goodrow’s injury is a lower body one, and some have speculated […]

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 […]

Kakko Week To Week

Kaapo Kakko can’t catch a break this year.  After spending 11 weeks on the sideline, it looked like he was back just in time to get ready for the playoffs, but that is now in doubt iwth the news that he’ll be week to week with a lower body injury. While he hasn’t been ruled out […]

Can Kakko Continue

Going into this season, Chris Drury took a bit of a gamble.  With Kaapo Kakko, Alexis Lafreniere and Vitali Kravtsov all looking to make progression in their young careers, he had to find room on the roster to give them a chance at meaningful minutes.  Ultimately he decided to deal RFA Pavel Buchnevich – who also was due a hefty raise, to the St […]

Chytil Back. Kravtsov to Come Over In Summer

After missing the last two games with an undisclosed upper body injury, Filip Chytil is set to return to the line-up.  Who comes out, remains to be seen, but Barclay Goodrow perhaps gets the night off after taking a stick to the face, or perhaps one of Dryden Hunt or Ryan Reaves. Alexandar Georgiev¬†will be back in net, and currently has a […]

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 […]

Report Card: 20 Games

Twenty games into the 2021-22 season, and the Rangers have started to find their game, improving their overall play as Igor Shesterkin and Adam Fox continue to lead the way.  The loss of Sammy Blais to an injury has lead to more ice time for the likes of Julien Gauthier and Dryden Hunt, and both players have shown some promising improvements. While most of […]

Report Card: After 10

Ten games into the season, 12.2% of the season completed, and the Rangers sit at 6-2-2, amongst the best in the league with 14 points.  On the surface it’s been a dream start for Rangers Head Coach Gerard Gallant, in that his team has put the wins up against teams it should beat, for the most […]

Rangers Not Offensive

So much for opening night fireworks right?  The vaunted toughening of Rangers looked more like the same old same old as we watched the re-tooled line-up get manhandled by Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals.  Well at least Tom Wilson didn’t get up to any mischief I guess. Well at least they’re hitting more right?  The […]