Rangers Get An Oil Change

The 1994 Stanley Cup victory was perhaps the most important date in franchise history for the New York Rangers. Fifty four years of futility, mismanagement and bad luck was erased in an instant, thanks in large part to the Edmonton Oilers dynasty of the late 1980s. No less than eight players that season (seven in […]

The Path Not Taken

by Arien Hughes Time is relentless. First it nurtures and develops, strengthens and matures, until finally it begins to decay and destroy life. Every aspect of existence is touched by this intangible force and all must eventually succumb to it. A true hallmark of greatness is when a person can not only battle back against […]

The Devil You Know

The season opened with Darren Langdon getting the game winner in Carolina and then Alexei Kovalev scored his second career hattrick against the Rangers back in January.   Just another example of a former Ranger coming back to bite his team.  But perhaps these were the exceptions rather than the rule, after all what other former […]

Ranger Report Card

Extreme Views – RangerExtreme Here is the NYR report card for the first 59 games this season each player has been given a grade ranging from A-F. Basically grades are given on performance relative to a player fulfilling his given role. With a grade of a C being a passing acceptable grade. Eric Lindros, Center […]

Rants And Raves

So everyone wants to know whether this is the beginning of the end for Eric Lindros…those in the affirmative were quick to jump on the fact that he now has his seventh concussion of his career…a concussion he gave himself on what appeared to be a routine albeit solid hit.  Those whom hated the trade […]

Mid Term Report Card

by Jim Samuels Give Glen Sather seventeen months and this is what you get. After four consecutive playoff misses the Rangers general manager has overhauled not only this floundering franchise, but the entire organization. Sather has found a way to add both talent and depth, two things sorely lacking on Broadway during their four year […]

Week 10 Wrap-up

by Jim Samuels So, where did you really think the New York Rangers would be after thirty-five games ?. If you think along the same lines that are drawn each week in this column, you probably figured the Rangers would be somewhere in the middle of the pack in the eastern conference. Possibly flirting with […]

Week 9 Wrap-up

by Jim Samuels Who would’ve thunk it ? Twenty nine games into this young season and The New York Rangers are not only tops in the Atlantic division, but are leading the Eastern Conference with an eye-popping 37 points. This team, still very much a work in progress, has seemed much more committed to the […]

Quarterly Report

by Jim Samuels Just over a month into the season and the Rangers have already reached the twenty game mark in this condensed, Olympic year schedule. The season’s first month has brought several surprises and much good fortune for the Blueshirts, who have gone a surprising 12-7-1 in their first twenty matches. General manager Glen […]

Week 5 Wrap-up

┬áby Jim Samuels The week that was for the New York Rangers, a new week that featured more of the same for this undisciplined, inconsistent bunch. Despite going a respectable 2-2 in the four games on the schedule this week, outscoring their opponents by an aggregate 13-12 score in the process, the Blueshirts continue to […]