2002-03 OTG Awards

For the second time Outside The Garden has turned to you the fans to assess the good and the bad of the Rangers in the past season.  Like last year there were some players who were well liked while others were the dubious victors in several categories. So here for your amusement are the 2002-03 […]

In The Corners

by Kevin Conway Alexei Kovalev is back in a New York Rangers’ uniform. After weeks of rumors and speculation, Glen Sather pulled a deal to bring one of the most skilled offensive players in the world back to Madison Square Garden , the place where he started his career. Every Rangers’ fan remembers the excitement that Kovalev brought to […]

Dunham, A Welcome Addition

by Matt Pennino After initially hearing the Rangers acquisition of Dunham, I was ecstatic. I was beginning to get annoyed that Sather had yet to make a move to acquire a number one goalie to give Blackburn some rest. Constant rumors were tossed around about the team acquiring Jeff Hackett. However, I knew that prying […]

Post Turkey Thoughts

by Charles Solomon Bure and Lindros cannot score, Kasparaitis has been a bust, Holik has missed more games this season than he missed in the previous five seasons combined, and Trottier seems like the wrong man for the job .   Sure, there have been plusses like Messier’s scoring touch, Barnaby’s solid play, the Leetch and Poti pair, […]

Rangers Coming Together

by Gary Pino The New York Rangers are finding a chemistry that will allow this club to become a much stronger presence in the Eastern Conference . Bryan Trottier is finding out how difficult it is to coach in the NHL and win on a regular basis . Not to mention how and when to make correct line changes […]

Rangers Fail To Impress In Preseason

by Steve Giacobello Usually, the Rangers are impressive during the preseason and fill Ranger fan’s with excitement, and all sorts of high expectations based on their preseason performance, only to become a huge disappointment come April and playoff time. Maybe this year will be different. Maybe this year thing’s will go the opposite way. Maybe […]

Kick The Tires And Light The Fires

by Charles Solomon The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and hockey is beginning to consume our brains. We are now merely days away from the start of the season. Our beloved Blueshirts are set to open the season this Wednesday in Raleigh, against last year’s Eastern Conference champions. As anticipation builds, many people […]

More Questions

Preseason is always a reason to be optimistic in Blueshirt land, but after a summer of positive action the Rangers faithful have kerbed their optimism in the light of some worrying trends. Just how bad is the Rangers penalty kill?  Over the final games of the preseason the Blueshirts gave up 13 power play goals […]

Counting Chickens

Over the off-season I saw plenty of bold predictions for the Rangers this year…playoffs, first in the east and even a few Stanley Cup champions.  But this week many fans and commentators came quickly back to earth with the announcement that Bure would have surgery on his twice injured right knee. The injury and the […]

Rangers Turn To Youth To Help Wing It

by Dave Gokhstein As the season sets to begin in less than 3 weeks, there are questions yet to be answered about the depth the Rangers have at the Wing position.  Rucinsky, who fit in well playing on the top line with Lindros and Bure at the end of last season, is still seeking a […]