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New York Rangers’ Midterm Grades

January 4th, 2010
Through the first half of the 2009-10 season, the New York Rangers have dealt with some injuries, inconsistencies, a shaky defense, and a major lack of offense. Through 41 games, the Rangers are 19-17-5 with 43 points. Sitting in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, the Rangers' main issue has been ...

New York Rangers: Search for an Identity Continues

December 28th, 2009
As we approach the midway point of the 2009-10 season, it still remains difficult to tell what type of team the New York Rangers really are. One game, New York will instill a false hope in its fans by playing competitively, but then the next game, they will skate ...

Henrik Lundqvist Remains the Key for the New York Rangers

December 22nd, 2009
For the first time since mid-October, the New York Rangers have strung together a three-game win streak. Before this streak, the Rangers had won back-to-back games only once in two months since their 7-1 start came to an end. Everything had fallen apart all at once for New York. ...

Rangers-Islanders: Rangers Avoid Further Embarrassment with Win

December 18th, 2009
If the New York Rangers were swept by the New York Islanders during their home-and-home series, Rangers fans would have called for blood. Whether it be general manager Glen Sather, head coach John Tortorella, or one of the many underperforming players, fans wouldn’t have been happy getting swept ...

New York Rangers: The Haunting of Two Goals a Game

December 15th, 2009
Forget about the point that the New York Rangers managed to get in their shootout loss to the Atlanta Thrashers on Monday night. Though every single point is precious in today’s National Hockey League, the bigger story was the fact that the Rangers, who took a total of 48 ...

Rangers’ Matt Gilroy Sent to Hartford: Torts Makes Statement with Wrong Player

December 10th, 2009
New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella has been known around the NHL as a bold coach with a fiery temper and an immense passion for the game. He is also known as a coach who holds players accountable for their actions and overall play. This is the same ...

New York Rangers’ Inability To Finish Still a Concern

December 7th, 2009
It’s the same story told again and again. The New York Rangers are not generating enough offense and are not getting enough contributions from their well-paid players. Even when they are generating scoring chances, they are failing to finish—a problem that continues to haunt New York and its faithful ...

Steve Valiquette Clears Waivers, Assigned to Hartford Wolf Pack

December 3rd, 2009
The New York Rangers placed backup goaltender Steve Valiquette on waivers in a surprising move on Wednesday, replacing their former backup with Chad Johnson from the Hartford Wolf Pack. According to Andrew Gross of Ranger Rants, Valiquette has cleared waivers at noon and has been assigned to Hartford in ...

For New York Rangers Fans, It’s Going To Be a Long Season

December 1st, 2009
The New York Rangers (13-13-1) are just 27 games into the 2009-10 season, yet many fans are beginning to lose all hope for their beloved Blueshirts. After watching the Rangers' last three games—where they have been outscored by an 18-6 margin—who can really blame them? The inconsistent Rangers ...

Chris Drury To Skate in First Game Since Concussion

November 25th, 2009
Hopefully the New York Rangers and Chris Drury know what they’re doing. Concussions are a very serious issue in not only hockey, but sports in general, and it’s never good for a player to rush back after sustaining such a dangerous blow to the head. There have been ...