Drury’s Message Is Clear

Speaking yesterday at the opening of the Prospect Camp, Chris Drury talked about the need to play in all three zones, and the need to play that way throughout the regular season and into the playoffs. It echoes the comments made by incoming head coach Peter Laviolette over the Summer. Drury further elaborated that he […]

There’s No Business Like Show Business

Chris Drury was apparently given a proposition he couldn’t refuse: adding Patrick Kane to an already very skilled line-up.  The move came after the former Blackhawk used his NMC leverage to force Chicago GM Kyle Davidson into negotiating with one team – the New York Rangers. It’s been a bit of a circus in the last week, what […]

Emergency Call-up Request Denied

The Rangers will be a defenseman short once again tonight, as the Rangers play their third straight game shorthanded, and potentially face one more before the return of K’Andre Miller from his three game suspension. The NHL today denied the Rangers’ request for an emergency call-up, presumably because the team could have made a call-up in lieu […]

Miller Hit With Spit Suspension

There were no breaks for the New York Rangers and K’Andre Miller today, with the league handing down a three game suspension for spitting on Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty.  Miller can appeal the suspension and make his case to league commissioner Gary Bettman, or he can accept the term which will see him miss games […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Penguins and Rangers Deal With Injuries

Already without starting netminder Tristan Jarry, who suffered a bone fracture in his foot in mid-April, the Penguins will head into tonight’s Game 2 without their second choice.  Casey DeSmith left the second OT against the Rangers in Game 1, and appears to be out for at least the rest of the first round with […]