Mike Rupp

Jets center Nick Mangold, left, takes on Steelers safety Troy Polamalu during the game on Oct. 13, 2013 at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 79-70

We’ve already counted down the best local players from No. 99 to No. 80. Now let’s try our luck in the 70s.

09/17/2014

Mike Rupp (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) and Darroll Powe (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Trade Mike Rupp To Wild For Forwards Darroll Powe, Nick Palmieri

The New York Rangers traded rugged forward Mike Rupp to the Minnesota Wild on Monday for forwards Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri.

02/04/2013

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Bruins Win Opener, Send New-Look Rangers An Early Message

It wasn’t a memorable debut for Rich Nash and the new-look Rangers who were defeated in their season opener by the Bruins 3-1.

01/19/2013

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Monzo: A Preview Of The 2013 New York Rangers

The lockout was a disaster. Everyone knows it, and we blogged and tweeted about it. But now we move forward and start talking about actual hockey. I don’t know about you, but I am fired up. Now it’s time to look at the Rangers and how they stack up this season.

01/18/2013

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Parise, Devils Rally Behind Suddenly-Fiery Coach DeBoer

The Devils stayed remarkably cool against the chippy Flyers in their last series. But head coach Peter DeBoer broke his team’s stoic demeanor on Monday.

05/23/2012

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Rangers, Devils Set To Battle For Series Advantage In Game 5

For the third straight series, the Eastern Conference’s top-seeded team is all even through four games, and each time New York has headed into Game 5 off the disappointment of a loss that would have given the Rangers a commanding 3-1 edge.

05/23/2012

Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his first period goal with Dainius Zubrus #8, Zach Parise #9 Mark Fayne #29 and Andy Greene #6 of the New Jersey Devils in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on May 21, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Silverman: Give The Devils Their Due

The Senators and Capitals knew the Rangers were the better team when they played. The Devils don’t have to make any such admissionr. They know they are as good or better than the Rangers because of the way this series has played out.

05/22/2012

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Monzo Minor: Game 100 Gone Bad; What Went Wrong For Rangers?

When the puck drops in Game 5, the Rangers need to be the dominant team. They haven’t done it all series. It’s time for the entire squad to step up.

05/22/2012

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Shades Of 1994: Intense Rangers-Devils Series Quickly Becoming A Classic

If you have any doubt this series is becoming a classic, just look at Game 4.

05/22/2012

Travis Zajac

Devils Make East Finals A Best Of 3 With Convincing Game 4 Victory

Martin Brodeur made 27 saves and survived a third-period punch to the chest by old buddy Mike Rupp as the New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers, 4-1, Monday night, evening the Eastern Conference Finals, 2-2.

WFAN–05/21/2012

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Rangers Try For 2-0 Series Lead Against Devils

For the third straight series, the New York Rangers are basking in the glow of a 1-0 lead earned in the confines of “The World’s Most Famous Arena.”

05/16/2012

Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers and Marek Zidlicky of the New Jersey Devils hustle for the puck. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Rangers-Devils Rivalry Renewed

The ‘Hudson River Rivalry’ resumes on Monday as the Rangers and Devils will begin Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

WFAN–05/13/2012

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Hartnett: Never Question Ryan Callahan’s Determination

Ryan Callahan’s effort and willingness to do anything and everything for the Blueshirts’ cause is unquestionable.

WFAN–05/10/2012

Ryan Callahan celebrates with Michael Del Zotto and Marian Gaborik of the New York Rangers during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Road Paved Through Blood And Bruises

The physical price paid by the Rangers to win Game 3 was there for all to see: Dan Girardi and Brian Boyle’s jerseys were covered in blood stains.

WFAN–05/03/2012

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Hartnett: Analyzing Chris Kreider’s Rangers Debut

Sean Hartnett breaks down the positives and negatives of Chris Kreider’s Rangers debut.

WFAN–04/17/2012

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