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NHL Draft: Rangers' first-round possibilities

Newsday For the first time since selecting defenseman Brady Skjei 28th overall in 2012, the Rangers have a first-round pick in the NHL’s entry draft in June.
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Greatest Rookies of the Year in New York sports history

Newsday Aaron Judge will be judged in the end on his entire body of work for 2017, but the Yankees outfielder appears headed in the direction of the American League Rookie of the Year Award. If he wins...
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What it’ll take to get Brendan Smith to stay with Rangers

NY Post (Larry Brooks) — Brendan Smith’s sights are not necessarily set on hitting the open market on July 1, but the impending free-agent defenseman’s agent made it clear Monday that while the 28-year-old could eschew...
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Henrik Lundqvist uninjured after Sweden teammate's celebration

NY Daily News (JUSTIN TASCH) — A teammate's over-exuberance could've done some damage to Henrik Lundqvist.
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Henrik Lundqvist leads Sweden past Canada for gold in 2017 IIHF World Championships

Newsday COLOGNE, Germany -- Sweden won the ice hockey world championship with a 2-1 victory on penalties over two-time defending champion Canada on Sunday.
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Coughlin over Parcells? Ranking best coaches in NY sports history

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — There are few managers or coaches in recent memory who have gotten the town talking the way Terry Collins has, and does, sometimes in good ways, often in bad ways, always in interesting ways....
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Lindberg and another early exit make Rangers staple expendable

NY Post (Larry Brooks) — Regarding the Rangers, as the hockey department convenes at Glen Sather’s La Quinta Western White House this week for its offseason congress: Only one team in NHL history other than the 2012-15...
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Rangers’ Mats Zuccarello wows kid in Norway with hockey chat

NY Daily News (JUSTIN TASCH) — Imagine practicing your sport of choice in your driveway when one of your idols is passing by in a car.
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Why the future of USA hockey is so bright

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — American hockey is in good hands. Despite our young Yankees’ disappointing 2-0 loss to Finland in the quarterfinals of the World Championships on Thursday in Germany, signs of promise...
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3 Islanders teams among 20 finalists in Greatest NHL Teams poll

Newsday Sports teams are like musical groups, in that whatever you admired as a teenager tends to stick for life.
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NHL mock draft 2017

Newsday Newsday's Arthur Staple predicts the first round scheduled for June 23
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Ken Gernander fired as Hartford coach, Chris Drury named Wolf Pack GM

Newsday In the first offseason changes for the Rangers' organization, Ken Gernander, the head coach of the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack for 10 seasons, was fired, and Rangers assistant general manager Chris...
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Rangers shake up minors as Chris Drury keeps climbing

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — The Rangers didn’t wait for their annual Palm Springs Summit to start making moves this offseason. With the organizational meeting, usually set at president Glen Sather’s western hub of...
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Rangers fire AHL affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack head coach

NY Daily News (JUSTIN TASCH) — A league-worst record for Hartford led the Rangers to shake things up on Monday with their AHL affiliate.
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The most untouchable Ranger may be the one they benched

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — Amid the turbulent summer that lies ahead for the Rangers, there is a new group of young players who likely aren’t going anywhere, because they have shown the potential to form the franchise’s new...
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It’s ‘out of our control’: Rangers veterans brace for big changes

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — Fundamental changes are more than likely to come to the Rangers’ roster in the coming months, and they know it. The core group that has been together for this six-year run, which has been a...
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Rangers biggest deadline acquisition not ruling out return

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — Brendan Smith said he had “a blast” being a Ranger for just over two months, and the 28-year-old defenseman, who is set to be an unrestricted free agent come July 1, made it clear he would like to...
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Rangers need to trust youth and find some Type-A personalities

NY Post (Larry Brooks) — We know all about the blown leads and missed opportunities in Ottawa, and we all can identify the players who had disappointing rounds. But for me, the larger issue management must address is the...
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As Rangers break up, there are changes on the horizon for next season

Newsday GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- At every breakup day, there are regrets and hopes, hints dropped, and tea leaves to read. And for this edition of the Rangers, who need to continue the makeover that began last...
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Woman dressed in Rangers gear arrested in failed bank heist

NY Post (Tina Moore) — She was a Bonnie with no Clyde. A 29-year-old woman wearing a New York Rangers jacket and red baseball cap tried to rob a Times Square bank Thursday afternoon — but was nabbed by cops,...
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Blog Articles

Site News: Our Riveters coverage is moving to The Ice Garden

SBN: Blue Shirt Banter (Mike Murphy) — On July, 21st 2015 I published my first story about the NWHL and the New York Riveters on Blueshirt Banter . It was a cursory introduction to the new women’s league and a new hockey team for...
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New York Rangers: How to handle the rookies this off-season

Blue Line Station (Karly Redpath) — Throughout the 2016-17 season, the New York Rangers’ rookies made a big impact on the ice. Now, looking ahead to the off-season, management needs to consider the best way to deal with the newfound...
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New York Rangers: Justin Williams doesn’t fit in New York

Blue Line Station (Lou Venditti) — The 2017 NHL free agent class features Justin Williams. With the New York Rangers coming off an early postseason exit, they may try to acquire Williams to win a Stanley Cup. Justin Williams...
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How Swede it’d be to bring Joel Lundqvist to New York

SBN: Blue Shirt Banter (Shayna Goldman) — Henrik Lundqvist and his twin brother Joel just led Team Sweden to victory at the 2017 IIHF World Championship . After a disappointing postseason with the Rangers, Henrik decided to join Joel ,...
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Gauging Brendan Smith’s next contract

Blue Seat Blogs (Dave) — As Jeff Gorton, Glen Sather, and Alain Vigneault meet to discuss the offseason plans, one of their major talking points will surely be the blue line. The futures of Dan Girardi and Marc Staal will...
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Eastern Conference Finals: Game 6 Open Thread

SBN: Blue Shirt Banter (Blueshirts fan for 50) — Game 6 in Ottawa. We all know how this is going to end. Will the @penguins hop on into the #StanleyCup Final tonight? Game 6 is tonight at 8p ET on @NBCSN ! pic.twitter.com/NcjI0nC7ra —...
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New York Rangers 2017 draft profiles: Henri Jokiharju

Blue Line Station (Dan Carrozzi) — There is no secret that the New York Rangers may be looking to bolster their defensive pipeline in the upcoming entry draft. Fortunately, there appear to be a number of prospects that will be...
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New York Rangers: Why signing Kevin Shattenkirk is the right move

Blue Line Station (Timothy Haggerty) — This summer’s free agent class is being headlined by defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. The New York Rangers will be one of the many teams interested in signing the blue liner. Kevin Shattenkirk...
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New York Rangers must bribe the Golden Knights to take Nick Holden

Blue Line Station (Brandon Cohen) — The New York Rangers must bribe the Las Vegas Golden Knights to select Nick Holden in the upcoming Expansion Draft. Here’s why. Jesper Fast, Michael Grabner, Oscar Lindberg, Antti Raanta....
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No More Excuses: Jeff Gorton Has To Make His Mark This Summer

SBN: Blue Shirt Banter (Joe Fortunato) — Over the next few days Alain Vigneault and General Manager Jeff Gorton will meet to discuss what they expect to happen this offseason. This should be the beginning of the end of the old regime....
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How could the Rangers replace Derek Stepan IF they trade him?

Blue Seat Blogs (Kevin) — With the Rangers hamstrung by a tricky cap situation, several cumbersome no-movement clauses and few tradable assets that make sense to part with, there’s been quite a bit of chatter that...
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Western Conference Finals: Game 6 Open Thread

SBN: Blue Shirt Banter (Blueshirts fan for 50) — Quack. Pred. Quack? No quack? Quack Mutherducker. WSSWWSS
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New York Rangers 2016-2017 report cards: J.T. Miller

Blue Line Station (John Williams) — After a breakout 15-16 breakout campaign, J.T. Miller finished up 16-17 with even better numbers than the year before for the New York Rangers. J.T. Miller started the 16-17 season with some...
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The Rangers are Wasting Ryan McDonagh

SBN: Blue Shirt Banter (Kevin Power) — On June 30th, 2009; the Rangers sent center Scott Gomez, along with prospects Tom Pyatt and Michael Busto, to Montreal in exchange for winger Chris Higgins and defensive prospects Pavel...
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New York Rangers: Kevin Shattenkirk’s asking price too steep

Blue Line Station (Connor Healey) — Kevin Shattenkirk going to the New York Rangers this summer seems to make all the sense in the world. But Shattenkirk’s price tag will place a burden on the Rangers cap space for years.  The...
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New York Rangers’ Kevin Hayes, Pavel Datsyuk, and misconceptions

Blue Line Station (Brandon Cohen) — Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller have received plenty of blame following the New York Rangers’ exit in the second round of the NHL playoffs. Let’s take a closer look at playoff...
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It’s gold for Lundqvist, Lindberg and Sweden

SBN: Blue Shirt Banter (Mike Murphy) — Henrik Lundqvist was sensational yesterday and as a result Sweden won the 2017 World Championship of hockey. Thanks to a massive victory over Canada Lundqvist is now a Stanley Cup...
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New York Rangers news, rumors and notes; May 22nd, 2017

Blue Line Station (John Williams) — All the latest news, rumors and notes about the New York Rangers from across the web, all in one place! It’s officially the dog days of May, where we wait around until the Stanley Cup...
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Preparing for the expansion draft

Blue Seat Blogs (Dave) — This offseason is expected to be a busy one across the league, as Vegas expansion looms large. Every team will lose one player to Vegas in the expansion draft, and with the rules set, teams are...
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New York Rangers 2017 Report Card: Michael Grabner

Blue Line Station (Alexandra Russo) — In his first season as a member of the New York Rangers, Michael Grabner had a lot of fun. He scored, he assisted, and he flew up and down the ice every shift. He was a dominant force all season...
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