Are the Rangers a playoff-caliber team? Certainly. Are they Stanley Cup contenders? It sure isn’t looking that way.
Brandon Sutter scored in the fourth round of the shootout, after the Rangers thought they had won it, and Pittsburgh escaped with a 3-2 victory over New Yorkon Saturday night.
The Rangers are battered and bruised on the blue line, and if the other areas of strength on this team do not step up, the Blueshirts will slip in the Metropolitan Division and the Eastern Conference to very precipitous depths.
On Thursday night, the Rangers entered a rowdy building in St. Louis and emerged as the victors thanks to a bit of magic from their top line. It will have to continue.
Rangers coach Alain Vigneault revealed the injury following New York’s 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues in the season opener Thursday night.
After taking part in his first practice under new head coach Alain Vigneault on Friday, Boyle spoke of his desire to remain at the top his game and deliver in New York.
If the Rangers are to return to the Stanley Cup Final, head coach Alain Vigneault will have to work some more magic.
Newly signed Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle isn’t feeling the pressure ahead of the latest — and perhaps greatest — challenge of his impressive career.
Even considering his age and slower stride, Boyle is still a rare commodity in this league given his excellence on the power play.
Defenseman Dan Boyle agreed to terms with the Rangers on Tuesday just after the start of NHL free agency. According to the New York Post, the contract is for $9 million over two years.
Rangers fans are dreading what free agency has in store. Things changed quickly for the Blueshirts on Friday when the NHL announced that the 2014-15 salary cap maximum will be $69 million.
The Islanders tried, but it might end up being the Rangers who seal the deal.
For most teams, the offseason begins when the Stanley Cup Final ends. The New York Islanders, however, are not like most teams. For better or for worse, their situation is unique, something general manager Garth Snow is fully aware of.
Islanders general manager Garth Snow continued his proactive approach to the offseason on Thursday, sending a conditional fifth round pick in the 2015 draft to the San Jose Sharks for the rights to veteran defenseman Dan Boyle.
It’s imperative that Rangers GM Glen Sather doesn’t make a reactionary trade after the Penguins acquire Jarome Iginla.