RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rangers Pay Tribute To Steven McDonald With “Above & Beyond” Motto In The Playoffs

During the presentation of the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award to Mats Zuccarello before the start of the Rangers final home game this season, New York City Police Officer McDonald, who the award is named after, had a message for Alain Vigneault and his team… “The other night we were reminded what it means to perform above and beyond the call of duty when two of my brother...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers take Game One over Flyers with dominating performance

The Rangers and Flyers met in the playoffs for the first time since 1997, and the Rangers drew first blood. New York scored three goals in the third period en route to their 4-1 win at MSG. Brad Richards had a fantastic night, notching a goal and two assists. Martin St. Louis had two assists. […]
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Rangers Power Play Goal of the Year? Tick-Tack-BAM (GIF)

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The National Anthem Before Rangers-Flyers Game 1 Was A Hot Mess

I don’t know too much about John Amirante, but a quick Google search reveals that he has been singing National Anthems before New York Rangers games at Madison Square Garden for a couple of decades now. He returned to MSG to kick off the Rangers opening round series against the Flyers on Thursday night, and his rendition was pretty much a mess. Awesome jacket though. [CNBC] Article...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Fan Gets Haircut That Kinda, Sorta Looks Like Rick Nash’s Face

When it comes time to support your favorite NHL player in the playoffs, most normal fans generally choose to wear some sort of apparel to show their support – a jersey, a t-shirt, maybe even some face paint. This New York Rangers fan, however, is not one of those normal fans. Instead of the jersey route, this guy elected to shave a photo of his favorite player – forward Rick...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Eastern Conference Playoff Capsules

The Matchup  (A1) Boston vs. (WC2) Detroit The Season Series The Red Wings took three out of four from the B’s this year, including a gutsy, oh-so-Red-Wing-like 3-2 win in early April.  The Skinny  A mighty tough draw for the Presidents Trophy winners, who did everything right this season and receive a gut-punch of a first round matchup. Congrats on your regular season success...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gotta support the team: Rangers fan shaves Rick Nash’s face into back of head (photo)

Well … that’s certainly something. Face painting? So … played. Hair dyed in team colors? Whatev. How about shaving a team’s logo into one’s head? Not good enough.  A clearly die-hard, dedicated and devoted New York Rangers fan and avid Rick Nash backer showed other hockey fans how a true fanatic pledges his support for […] The post Gotta support the team: Rangers fan...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Reasons To Hate The New York Rangers

Photo courtesy of Amy Irvin (38Photography) As we know by now, tonight starts the latest chapter of the Flyers-Rangers rivalry. During the regular season, the two bitter competitors fought each other to a 2-2 tie in their season series. The home team won every time. If the Flyers want any chance to move on in the 2014 playoffs, they must win at Madison Square Garden. Now we could...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vigneault Explains Miller “Commitment” Comment

After yesterday’s practice, Alain Vigneault mentioned that one of the reasons the Rangers recalled JT Miller is that he has the potential and skill set to be able to fill-in if someone in the lineup goes down. In response to that comment, Vigneault was pressed on his past remarks questioning Miller’s commitment… “I would say those comments might have been interpreted by you...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vigneault backs off JT Miller comments

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault may not have meant for his comments regarding JT Miller to be “pointy”, but they sure sounded like it at the time. Yesterday, Vigneault clarified his previous comments. Via Katie Strang: “I would say those comments might have been interpreted by you as pointed. I would say to you that 95 percent of young players have to figure it...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Rangers need to address the center position this summer

Not a single team currently ranked lower than the Rangers in face-off percentage this year will be in the playoffs. The last four Stanley Cup Champions (Chicago (twice), LA and Boston) rank 5th, 3rd and 8th respectively in face-off success. All three of the Rangers centers relied on for their offense – Derick Brassard, Derek […]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers agree with Mat Bodie

The New York Rangers have landed one of the most sought-after college free agents in defenseman Mat Bodie. Bodie's agent, Brian Bartlett, told ESPN New York on Tuesday morning that his client has reached a deal with the Rangers. A team official confirmed the move. Bodie, 24, helped lead Union to its first NCAA championship in the Frozen Four this weekend, getting a goal and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Zipay: Kreider may be ready for second round

Per Steve Zipay, injured winger Chris Kreider will likely miss the first round of the playoffs, but should be ready for the second round should the Rangers advance: Chris Kreider (surgery on left hand March 28) is progressing and the 17-goal scorer should be ready if the Rangers advance to the second round. This means […]
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

McDonagh’s Returning ; Which Defenseman Sits?

The Rangers’ borderline Norris-caliber defenseman Ryan McDonagh is returning to the lineup just in time for the start of the NHL playoffs. That’s good. The Rangers have seven defensemen on the roster who have justified, by some measure, a spot in the Game One lineup on Thursday. That’s also good. Unfortunately, Alain Vigneault can only dress six defensemen, and thus he has...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers and Pouliot have mutual interest in re-signing

It comes as little surprise that Benoit Pouliot‘s agent told the New York Daily News that there is mutual interest regarding his client re-signing with the Rangers. According to Pouliot’s agent, Kent Hughes: “They’re interested in re-signing him, and he’s interested in staying in New York. With the playoffs around the corner, I don’t expect things to accelerate until...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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