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The frightening details of Mats Zuccarello’s head injury

Mats Zuccarello’s head injury sustained from a Ryan McDonagh slapper back in the first round of the playoffs was pretty scary, but the Rangers forward was able to skate off the ice on his own power. The shot forced him to miss the remainder of the playoffs, but it wasn’t until the Rangers were eliminated that the frightening details emerged. Zuccarello suffered a brain contusion...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Injury news from breakup day

Per Steve Zipay, the Rangers were pretty banged up in the Tampa Bay series. Ryan McDonagh had a fractured foot, suffered in Game 4. Dan Girardi sprained his right MCL in Game 4. Mats Zuccarello had a brain contusion (yeesh), full recovery expected. He was unable to talk for 3 days and needed speech therapy. Read more → The post Injury news from breakup day appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NY Rangers Post Mortem & Looking Ahead

Ladies and Gentlemen, We are gathered here today to formally say farewell to the 2014-15 New York Rangers, a team that came into October 2014 with a ton of promise and wound up having the best season in franchise history, only to come up 20 minutes away from back to back Stanley Cup Final appearances. The Rangers in the end could not overcome the injuries to Marc Staal and Ryan...
Via NY Rangers Blog
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Rebirth – And Return – Of Brad Richards

On June 20, 2014, the New York Rangers rid themselves of an underachieving veteran who was, in the eyes of many New Yorkers, killing their chances of winning a Stanley Cup. Brad Richards received a compliance buyout from the Rangers with six years remaining on the nine-year, $60M million contract he originally signed in 2011. […] The post The Rebirth – And Return – Of Brad...
Via Committed Indians
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What the Rangers really lacked when it mattered most

I started writing this when the Rangers were down 2 games to 1 to the Capitals but didn’t post it. Fast forward a month. I believe what I was trying to write several weeks ago – even as the Rangers were one good period away from the Stanley Cup final – still rings true so the Read more → The post What the Rangers really lacked when it mattered most appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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Breaking down the Rangers

Some times pain lingers. But we’re back. Now that the hockey season is over (how many of you truly care who wins out of Tampa and Chicago?) it’s time to look at what went wrong for the Rangers, to discuss where the team goes from here and of course to discuss what went right. We’ll give praise Read more → The post Breaking down the Rangers appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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Elderly NHL Fan’s Sign Will Make One Team Feels Guilty For Losing

One New York Rangers fan brought a sign to Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals that will make the team feel bad for losing.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers fan boasts about paying $4500 in 'hundreds only' for Game 7 ticket (VIDEO)

Every New Yorker knew how hard it would be to get a ticket to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden, but one fan didn't let a little thing like money come between him and his beloved Blueshirts. When Sportsnet reporter Scott Oake waded into the valued seats along the glass he ran across Will...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: Failure is an understatement

As close as the New York Rangers came to completing the puzzle. There are really no other words to describe this New York Rangers season any better than failure and disappointment. In spite of, in the last four years, three conference finals, a President’s Trophy, a Prince of Wales Trophy, and a division title, this season still ends in failure and disappointment. The common person...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning reach Stanley Cup Final with Game 7 win

The Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final on Friday night by becoming the first team ever to win a Game 7 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Tampa Bay’s 2-0 victory ends a streak of seven straight Game 7 wins for the Rangers on home ice and prevents New York from returning to the Cup Final, where it lost to the Los Angeles Kings in five...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 7 ECF: Rangers vs. Tampa Bay

The New York Rangers face the Tampa Bay Lightning with a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals on the line tonight at MSG, starting at 8pm.  For a preview, click here. TV: NBCSN  Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Miller Kreider-Stepan-Fast Hagelin-Hayes-St.Louis Glass-Moore-Sheppard McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Yandle-Klein Goalie match-up: ...
Via NY Rangers Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers-Lightning Game 7 preview

An Eastern Conference champion will be crowned Friday night when the New York Rangers host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. The Lightning had an opportunity to clinch a Stanley Cup Final berth in Game 6 on Tuesday night, but the defending East champs used a 5-goal third period for a 7-3 road win. The Western Conference Final between the Chicago Blackhawks...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Practice Report: 5/28; Cup Final Schedule Released

Mats Zuccarello on the ice with teammates for start of Rangers practice in a non contact jersey (yellow) — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) May 28, 2015 Don't see Ryan McDonagh on the ice for Rangers practice. All other Rangers on the ice. Mats Zuccarello in a non-contact jersey. — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) May 28, 2015 Mats Zuccarello off the ice and into the Rangers' room...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philp: Bolts Not The Huge Underdog Everyone Thinks

Friday night…Game 7…winner take all…a trip to the Stanley Cup Final on the line. NEW YORK, NY – MAY 24: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a glove save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brassard’s hat trick spurs New York Rangers to Game Seven

Game six was the one game this series that would most likely get starkly different answers about how it went if you polled the two team fan bases. I tend to side with both, as the New York Rangers partially stole it from the Tampa Bay Lightning, but also deserved the final outcome that they fought very hard to […] The post Brassard’s hat trick spurs New York Rangers to Game...
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Messier, Gretzky ... Brassard? Center enjoys historic night after challenge from coach

Derick Brassard is not the type of player who frequently draws comparisons to some of the game's greats such as Mark Messier and Wayne Gretzky. In fact, the talk about Brassard ahead of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday was more about his meeting with coach Alain Vigneault early in the day.  According to, Brassard and teammate Derek Stepan both earned an invitation...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yandle's risk worth the reward for Rangers GM Sather

New York GM Glen Sather traded in some sterling future prospects and draft picks to land 28-year-old defenseman Keith Yandle at the trade deadline in March, but the defenseman did not pay immediate dividends as he struggled with turnovers at the beginning of his New York career.Now in the playoffs, Yandle is starting to look right at home with the Rangers. He played well throughout...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: Saviors of the universe

It is highly recommended that you listen to this song while reading the article (h/t poeman from HF Boards). After a brutal 2-0 shutout loss in game 5, the New York Rangers actually got back to what helped them score 5 goals in 2 games during this series: forecheck heavily, create a turnover in the offensive zone, get bodies in front of the net, and cash in on the rebound. The result...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers-Lightning Game 6: Prediction for elimination game

The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from their second trip to the Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. Securing their fourth win of the Eastern Conference Final won’t be easy against a New York Rangers team that thrives in do-or-die situations. The Rangers are 6-1 in games in which they were facing elimination since the start of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. That run...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan wears custom Tim Tebow Rangers jersey (Photo)

I stand corrected -- THIS IS THE WORST JERSEY IVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE— Kevin Stewart (@TheKevinStewart) May 25, 2015Some New York Rangers fan attended Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals at MSG wearing a custom Tim Tebow Rangers jersey. Naturally, this begs the question: WHY? If the guy in the Tebow Rangers jersey ever sees my tweet, just know...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Henrik Lundqvist is the X Factor for the New York Rangers

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) gets help from defenseman Marc Staal (18) and defenseman Kevin Klein (8) to clear the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) The New York Rangers are a solid all around...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers fan gets Henrik Lundqvist's face shaved into his head (Photo)

A New York Rangers fan went all out to declare his support for the team by getting the face of goaltender Henrik Lundqvist shaved into his head. The @ThatJoeBarber #NYR @HLundqvist30 portrait is complete!— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 24, 2015The man behind the haircut is Joe Barajas, a.k.a. "Joe the Barber". So if you want an athlete's face shaved...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: More movie nights please

The night before game 4, Rick Nash organized an event for the team where they saw a screening of the upcoming movie Entourage. It was also his job to ensure that everybody was in attendance. The next day, a couple of players on the New York Rangers couldn’t have thrown the monkeys off their backs any farther, including himself. They say that your best players truly have to be...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan McDonagh blocked shot with his bum

Hockey players sacrifice their bodies on a regular basis. Sometimes that means blocking shots in an uncomfortable area as Ryan McDonagh found out in Game 1 in the New York Rangers’ series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Watch as McDonagh throws his butt in the way of a shot. (Via Reddit Hockey) The post Video: Ryan McDonagh blocks a shot with his butt appeared first...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers goalie Cam Talbot has glow-in-dark ‘Ghostbusters’ mask (photos)

Even though New York Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot hasn’t sniffed the crease during the team’s run through the playoffs — Henrik Lundqvist of course has had the net on lockdown (deservedly so) — the 27-year-old Canadian netminder nevertheless has managed to draw some attention to himself courtesy of an absolutely out-of-sight mask. Talbot is...Read More The post Rangers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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