Trouba Named 28th NYR Captain

After having gone without a captain since Ryan McDonagh was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning on February 2nd, 2018, the Rangers finally made a decision and announced 28 year old Jacob Trouba will become the 28th captain in franchise history. He is the 11th defenseman to carry the C for the team, and is the second consecutive blue […]

The King Retires

It was always going to happen one day, and unfortunately that day is today.  Perhaps I held out a little hope that the Rangers would find a way to bring Lundqvist back as a back up for one last season, and help send him off with a real farewell tour, but it was not to […]

Still No Captain

There’s been much speculation over whether the Rangers will announce a captain this year after having been without one since the departure of Ryan McDonagh three years ago.  The answer: Not yet. Instead of naming a captain, David Quinn again went the alternate route, naming four players who will serve as Alternate Captains this season. No surprise, […]

Has Trouba Topped Out

When the Rangers acquired Jacob Trouba over the summer, the thought was that he would become the top pair defenseman the Rangers had been searching for since trading Ryan McDonagh.  He brought a bit of offense, an edge to defense and could play against the top lines of the other teams. At 25 years old, that’s a pretty […]

Quinn Gets First Win

Last night the Rangers picked up their first win of the season, coming from 2-1 down to score in the final three minutes of regulation and then just over 30 seconds into overtime.  Ir was the first tmie in franchise history that the Rangers have done this, with two defensemen scoring the goals within the […]

An All-in Rebuild, Well Sort Of

The Rangers are in full rebuild mode, at least that’s true if you read the papers (Rangers Embark On All-Out Rebuild, Rangers Went All-In, and of course the overused Fire-Sale, then there’s of course the back page of the New York Post).  Even the more sedate NY Times gets in on the action with the Complete Overhaul.  Finally the ever engaging […]

Captain Gone

For the second time in the last five NHL trade deadlines, the New York Rangers traded their captain to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The teams announced a blockbuster which sent defenseman Ryan McDonagh and forward J.T. Miller to the Lightning right before Monday’s deadline. In 2014, the Blueshirts sent then-captain Ryan Callahan to Tampa Bay as part of a package for Martin St. Louis. […]

The Season Is Dead, Long Live The Season

With just three wins in their last thirteen, and just three weeks or so to the trade deadline, it looks as if the Rangers are about to embark on something they’ve never really done in modern times: cash in now in order to help rebuild for the future. A slow start to the season, followed […]

Better, But More Work To Do

Eighteen games in, and the New York Rangers find themselves back in the mix for a playoff spot.  It’s only early days, but the 2-8-2 record through the first 12 games really put them on the back foot and called into question the future of Head Coach Alain Vigneault, General Manager Jim Gorton and franchise […]

Holden His Own

It appears as if Nick Holden, who was a healthy scratch for the first two games of the season, will play tonight alongside Ryan McDonagh.  At least to begin with that is.  As the Rangers season has progressed, the defensive pairings could be measured in minutes rather than games.   So far the Rangers have dressed eight blueliners […]