It’s Going To Be A Busy December

Well it appears I was too pessimistic about the Rangers in November, with the team posting a 7-2-2 record against a prediction of 5-5-3 – two games were postponed, though against Ottawa and an undermanned Islanders, the Rangers would have been favorites in each of those.  Clearly the Rangers did well, including picking up wins over Florida […]

November Looks Tougher

As reassuring as October’s schedule was, particularly with the team struggling to get their offense going under Gerard Gallant, November looks somewhat more intimidating.  The Rangers finish off their second four game road trip of this young season, with a swing through Western Canada, and then return to face the red hot Panthers at home.   […]

October Outlook

Even with a shortened off-season, it still feels an age away since the Rangers last played a meaningful game.  This is no longer Jeff Gorton’s team, and the expectation is that Gerard Gallant will lead this team back to the playoffs after a four year absence – excluding the play-oin 0-3 drubbing by Carolina in […]

Always Look On The Bright Side

The chances of the Rangers winning the Stanley Cup, let alone making the playoffs appear relatively remote this season.  The first officially sanctioned team rebuild is well underway, and the roster looks more akin to a team that is simply running the season down at the end of the year, than one that is entering […]

My Game 1 Recap: Preview Edition

The scene is set.  Two original six teams do battle once more, renewing acquaintances for the first time since the Rangers knocked out Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens in the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals.  In the case of Price it was literal, figurative of course in terms of the Canadiens in general. Many in […]

Division Of Duties

Seventeen games into the season and the Rangers have answered most of the challenges that have come their way.  Integrating a whole host of new players – Check!  Improving the defense – Check!  Improving the offense  – Check!  Improving special teams, both Power Play and Penalty Kill – Check and Check! It’s fair to say […]