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Rangers Make Big Splash, Martin St. Louis To Big Apple

Ryan Callahan’s future in New York has been in question for quite some time now. Massive contract demands have put strains on his relationships with both management and the fans of the New York Rangers. Coming into the deadline it was either Callahan would sign an extension to stay as captain of the Rangers, or […]

If It Comes Down To a Choice, Who Should Rangers Keep: Cally or G?

Tuesday’s “Insider Trading” segment on TSN sure got Rangers fans into a royal tizzy. The assertion that if both Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi go until the trade deadline without singing extensions that it is the Blueshirts plan to trade one or both in order to avoid the possibility of losing them for nothing in […]

There And Back Again – The Hobbit’s Tale of Mats Zuccarello

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, […]

This is Your Team – The Drive for the Playoffs

After watching the Rangers lay the wood to the New Jersey Devils in the first leg of the Stadium Series, I sat down at the computer and took a brief glance at the Eastern Conference standings.  Ten teams.  Ten teams within six points of each other, all battling for five playoff spots.  So, while the […]

Del Zotto Dealt to Nashville for Fellow D Kevin Klein

We can put the various Del Zotto trade rumors to rest as the Rangers have completed a trade sending the 23-year-old defenseman to Nashville in exchange for Kevin Klein according to Darren Dreger of TSN, among others. Klein fills a need as a RH D and AV has some familiarity with him from his days […]

Suspension Excessive But Torts Crossed a Line

Just when we thought the intense, emotional (insert your own adjectives here) head coach known as John Tortorella had been replaced with a much more mild-mannered version, Saturday night happened. If you are reading this then I presume you are a hockey fan and consequently are well aware of what transpired in Vancouver therefore I […]

Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Predictions: East

Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Predictions: East

The writers here at Ranger Nation have decided to take the plunge and predict the results of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs like many other fans. The big question is whether any of us are stupid enough to actually predict an opening round loss for the Rangers to their arch-enemy, Philadelphia Flyers. […]

Upcoming Event!

Upcoming Event!

Our new friends at LH Event Group are hosting a Viewing Party at Hat Tavern on Saturday, April 12th at 7 PM for the New York Rangers season finale against the Montreal Canadiens. Joing the party is former Ranger and six-time Stanley Cup champion Glenn Anderson. LH would like you to join them for what […]

Shopping in the NHL Free Agency Thrift Shop Proves Fruitful for the Rangers

Shopping in the NHL Free Agency Thrift Shop Proves Fruitful for the Rangers

When you have several big ticket players on the roster, you have to find guys that can play at lower cap hits.  The successful teams keep their cores together, and get effective play out of guys on entry level deals or who have been plucked from the bargain bin in free agency.  Have the Rangers […]

Rejecting Rangers Extension Overtures a Mistake by Stralman

Rejecting Rangers Extension Overtures a Mistake by Stralman

Recently Larry Brooks of the New York Post reported that defenseman Anton Stralman had rejected a three-year, $9MM extension offer from the New York Rangers. This was later rebuffed by Stralman’s representative, Marc Levine, though he did not elaborate whether in fact an offer had been made by the club or whether Stralman had actually […]

Rangers Heating Up At Right Time

Rangers Heating Up At Right Time

Thankfully for us as fans, the Rangers are heating up at just the right time. After dropping a tightly contested game to San Jose on March 16th, the club’s third defeat in four, the Blueshirts postseason chances appeared to be in peril. But last night’s come from behind victory over Phoenix, which extended the team’s […]

How do the Rangers Take the Next Step?

With less than 20 games left in the NHL season, the common wisdom is that there are about eight teams in the NHL that have separated themselves from the pack as far as being favorites to win the Stanley Cup – the Pens and Bruins in the East, and the Hawks, Blues, Sharks, Kings, Ducks, […]

The NHL’s Participation in the Olympics – Should They Stay or Should They Go

The NHL’s Participation in the Olympics – Should They Stay or Should They Go

I get it.  I do.   The NHL’s participation in the Olympics is dangerous and disruptive to the NHL season.  No other league shuts down their season for three weeks mid-year, and sends its best players across the World to play in a tournament where they risk injury participating for a club that doesn’t pay their […]

Would a Callahan for St. Louis trade make sense?

Would a Callahan for St. Louis trade make sense?

First off, don’t shoot the messenger. When trade rumors arise, it’s a writer’s job to analyze them and report about it to their readers, regardless of how ridiculous they might sound. That being said, WFAN’s Boomer Esiason is fairly confident that a trade is imminent between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning which […]

Thoughts on the Olympics with a Rangers Spin

Thoughts on the Olympics with a Rangers Spin

We’ve reached the elimination phase of the Winter Olympic hockey tournament and it’s time for some NHL’ers to begin planning their return home; or rather their return home to their NHL club. Mats Zuccarello is the first New York Ranger in this position after Team Norway lost this morning to Russia, 4 – 0. Zucc […]