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New York Riveters Review: Part One

(The New York Riveters during their Inaugural Season)

The New York Riveters are one of the four founding franchises of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL). In just two short seasons of existence so far, the Riveters have already made their mark on the hockey world. From players signings to talented rookies and some historic draft picks there’s a lot to talk about. In part one of our in-depth look at the New York Riveters, we begin with some history. Read more

Where does Pavel Buchnevich fit in the lineup for next season?

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With both Derek Stepan and Oscar Lindberg gone from the Rangers lineup, the team’s forward corps is set to take a different form this upcoming season. Others will be counted on to replace their production and solidify the team’s lineup. One of those players will be Pavel Buchnevich. Buchnevich didn’t exactly light up the score sheet during his first season on Broadway, but he certainly showed flashes of the player he could become for the Rangers. He scored some pretty impressive goals. So where does he fit in the lineup next season? That answer is simple.

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Why You’re Going to Love Filip Chytil

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With the 21st pick in the 2017 NHL entry draft, the New York Rangers selected forward Filip Chytil from HC Zlin of the Czech Extraliga. Many were confused about the pick, as there were still bigger names on the board, including Kailer Yamamoto and Eeli Tolvanen. I questioned the pick as well, but ultimately, I’m not an NHL scout and decided to give this pick the benefit of the doubt. Those who gave him the benefit of the doubt are looking pretty smart after digging into his stats, his style of play, and his developments over the past few days.

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Rangers solidify blueline by signing Brendan Smith

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According to TSN Insider Bob McKenzie, UFA defenseman Brendan Smith is closing in on a four-year deal with a $4.35 million AAV with the Rangers. Smith was acquired by the Rangers at the deadline last season for a second and third round pick from the Detroit Red Wings and brought a nice snarl and edge to the Rangers blueline. He formed a nice tandem with Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei toward the end of the regular season and playoffs.

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