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New Jersey Devils’ Martin Brodeur Looks Ready to Play One More Year

March 16th, 2012
This post was originally published at The Hockey WritersEntering this season, many people speculated that it would be Martin Brodeur’s last in the NHL. There was good reason to believe that Brodeur was near the end, with his 40th birthday less than two months away, as well as his contract expiring ...

Alexander Ovechkin: What the Superstar’s New Endorsement Deal Does for the NHL

September 2nd, 2011
On Friday, Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin announced that he signed a long-term endorsement deal with Nike.Although the deal doesn't include on-ice equipment, Ovechkin will be "supporting all of the products that Nike makes—apparel, footwear, performance apparel, casual wear, accessories and other elements of the Nike family of products."For Ovechkin, ...

NHL Goalies: Has Henrik Lundqvist Been the Best in the NHL Since the Lockout?

July 29th, 2011
When it comes to Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers found a diamond in the rough. Drafted in the seventh round in the 2000 NHL Draft, Lundqvist didn't play in North America until his NHL rookie year during the 2005-06 season. In his first six seasons, Lundqvist has established himself as the ...

Ambassadors in Sports: There Is Great, and Then There Is “The Great One”

July 15th, 2011
At this time of year on the hockey calendar, the news is pretty bare. Other than the occasional (and usually erroneous) trade rumor, most of the stories about free agents signed after July 1 have run their course, and the arbitration battles between players and their clubs are still about ...

Lack of Offer Sheets and Why They Will Never Be a Factor in Free Agency

July 9th, 2011
In the 2011 free agency period, two of the premier free agents on the markets are Steven Stamkos and Drew Doughty.As restricted free agents, Stamkos and Doughty are free to talk to any team they want and sign an offer sheet with any team they want. However, other than unsuccessfully ...

Rangers’ 3rd Period Outburst Leads to Victory Over the Penguins

December 15th, 2010
On a night when the Rangers welcomed their captain back to the lineup, they lost their heart and soul to an injury. Then, they turned what would have been a tough loss into a comeback win.  The Rangers scored four goals in the 3rd period to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1. ...

Chris Drury’s Return and the Impact It Has on the New York Rangers

December 15th, 2010
As the Rangers enter Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins, captain Chris Drury will return to the lineup after missing 29 games with a broken index finger. Along with Vinny Prospal, Drury is a big-name player that has missed most of the season. In their absence, the Rangers have started the ...

Canadiens and Flyers Runs Leaves Rangers Wondering What Could Have Been

May 14th, 2010
One goal. One point. That is what kept the New York Rangers, who despite a disappointing season finished with a 7-1-2 record in their last 10 games, from making the playoffs. Instead, the Philadelphia Flyers finished the season as the No. Seven seed, and are one win away from pulling off as ...

Rangers Gear Up for Crucial Home and Home with Defending Champs

November 28th, 2009
After a disappointing 5-1 loss in Tampa Bay last night, a game which head coach John Tortorella called the worst of the season, the Rangers get back to work right away as they play the Penguins in Pittsburgh tonight. Tonight's game is the first of a home and home series ...