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Rangers Win Series, Send Habs Packing

Overjoyed Lundqvist celebrates (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Well, tonight was quite exciting, with the Rangers eliminating the Canadiens, and sending Price and his cronies back to Montreal. Henrik Lundqvist was on his game and Mats Zuccarello showed everyone why he’s a fan (and teammate) favorite. Read more

Rangers loss was embarrassing but has Alain Vigneault lost the room?

NYR readying for game 4 (NYR)

Last night the Rangers put forth a performance that ranks among the worst by any team playing their first home game of the playoffs. Aside from Henrik Lundqvist who has been by a country mile, the Rangers best player in every game, no one was beyond criticism. That also goes for the head coach. Read more

The Young Guns Must Lead The Charge…

Kreider celebrates PP goal (Getty Images)

The NHL playoffs are right around the corner. When I realistically look at the Rangers chances, I see a team that is in better shape than last year, but not as good as the two years previous. Despite the presence of Ryan McDonagh, and the unreal emergence of Brady Skjei, the Rangers defense is their Achilles’ heel. Dan Girardi and Kevin Klein are coming back from injury, and at best are the second pair, but more likely third-pair defensemen. Marc Staal and Nick Holden have lost their chemistry as a pair, and have both been uneven from game to game. Trade deadline acquisition Brendan Smith has brought some bite, but hasn’t found chemistry with any one player to form a consistent pairing. Read more

Let The Coach, Coach

Buchnevich USATSI

St. Patrick’s day and Rangers coach, Alain Vigneault commits the mortal sin of scratching Pavel Buchnevich over Tanner Glass.  New York Rangers senior beat reporter, Larry Brooks wrote an article stating that “the Rangers are nuts for benching Pavel Buchnevich” and with that, 5 gallons of gasoline was poured onto a fire burning in some Rangers fans passions. Read more

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