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New York Rangers Day One Free Agency Recap

July 1st, 2010
The New York Rangers may or may not be done for the night, but in all likelihood, we will have to wait until tomorrow before we see any more moves. Today was an exciting day for free agency. It was not as hectic as in years past, ...

Derek Boogaard, Feared Enforcer: Signs With New York Rangers

July 1st, 2010
About half an hour ago it was announced that Jody Shelley had signed with the Philadelphia Flyers for three years at $1.1 million per year. Although I wanted him back with the New York Rangers, he was not worth that much money, not for a 34-year-old fighter whose best days ...

New York Rangers Sign Martin Biron to Bargain Basement Deal

July 1st, 2010
The New York Rangers took my advice and locked up goaltender Martin Biron just one minute after free agency opened up at noon. According to Bob Mackenzie, the deal is for two years at $1.8 million total. This is an incredible move, and is even less than what ...

Signings (and Rejections) By the Rangers That Would Make Me Very Happy

June 30th, 2010
Tomorrow, free agent frenzy will be upon us. Because my birthday is on July 2, that day is usually either a very happy or very sad occasion, depending on where Glen Sather spends his money. Four years ago, just two days later, I was thrilled with the signing ...

2010 NHL Free Agency: Greg and Joe’s Picks

June 30th, 2010
For the second straight season, Joe Alianello and I sat down to make our NHL free agent predictions. Last year, we made 40 all too forgettable selections , and barely nailed any. We hope to have a little more luck this season. This year we selected 50 ...

Around the NHL: Busy Day for Waiver Wire, Willie Huber Passes Away

June 29th, 2010
We are now less than 48 hours away from the busiest day of the NHL offseason, free agent frenzy! Although there are not as many big names than there have been in year’s past, it still proves to be an exciting day, regardless of what team ...

Adam Raider Reflects on the NHL Draft, Discusses Rangers, Free Agency

June 29th, 2010
Few hockey writers have a track record such as Adam Raider. A former member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, Adam has been featured on Beckett Hockey , Blueshirt Bulletin , Hockey Digest , The Hockey Magazine, The Hockey News , and USA Hockey Magazine. On top of ...

New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes: A Give-and-Take Relationship

June 28th, 2010
This may seem like an odd and random topic to start writing about, but given the fact that the New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes have made several trades with each other since the lockout, I thought it's appropriate since there are sure to be transactions coming ...

New York Rangers Deal Bobby Sanguinetti; Sather Plays Hardball with Marc Staal

June 27th, 2010
These last two days have been a whirlwind of confusion and anger for New York Rangers fans. First, it saw the team draft Dylan McIlrath in the first round when Cam Fowler and Vladimir Tarasenko were still on the board. Then it saw the team, yesterday, deal ...

NHL Draft Results: New York Rangers Go Off the Board and Draft Dylan McIlrath

June 25th, 2010
With top-five ranked defenseman Cam Fowler still on the board and top-ten Brandon Gormley, the Rangers chose to go past them and take fifteenth-ranked physical defenseman Dylan McIlrath. This move came as a complete shock, especially with two great defenseman available and goaltender Jack Campbell, whom analyst Russ ...