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  1. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Who's hot?

    Mike Hume

    If I had a nickel for every time I've heard playoff prognosticators discuss the importance of a team entering the playoffs on a hot streak, well, I probably wouldn't be staring down a microwave burrito for lunch right now. In any sport, people place ...

    Blog | April 08, 2012
  2. McDonagh making most of Staal's absence

    Mike Hume

    Did we witness the emergence of a new Captain Clutch Thursday night? Pocket your "small sample size" rebuttals for a while and just consider that Ryan McDonagh has three career NHL goals -- two of them have been game winners. In addition to Thursd...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  3. Panic Meter: Keep your Blueshirts on

    Mike Hume

    One glance from Manhattan across the Hudson River is all it takes to be reminded of how a slow start can trash lofty NHL expectations. Three games into their 2010-11 season the New Jersey Devils were still searching for their first win after inking t...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  4. Projecting Ilya Kovalchuk

    Mike Hume

    There may be no fan base more a ready to put last season behind them than that of the New Jersey Devils. What started as a season of optimism and wild expectations, quickly plummeted into a pit of salary-cap constraints, injuries, firings and abject ...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  5. Rangers plan to buy out captain Drury

    Mike Hume

    Jesse Spector of the New York Daily News reported this morning that the New York Rangers intend to buy out the remaining year left on the contract of team captain Chris Drury. The 34-year-old center is due $5 million next season, but after the bu...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  6. W2W4: Game 82

    Mike Hume

    The opponent, the New Jersey Devils, almost doesn't matter. The Rangers need points any way they can get them. With Carolina's win last night it comes down to this: The Blueshirts need to finish the day with more points than the Canes. Picking up ...

    Blog | April 09, 2011
  7. Rapid Reaction: Thrashers 3, Rangers 0

    Mike Hume

    Recap | Box score | Photos What It Means Thursday night a Southeast Division opponent came into MSG and, with a 3-0 win, the Atlanta Thrashers cast a big chill on the Rangers' chances to keep playing spring hockey. New York's postseason hopes n...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  8. W2W4: Rangers vs. Sabres

    Mike Hume

    After squandering an opportunity to pull even with the Rangers for the No. 7 spot in the East Tuesday night, the Buffalo Sabres will get another chance Wednesday against the Blueshirts themselves. Here's what to watch for when the puck drops upstate....

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  9. The road ahead for Rangers, Devils

    Mike Hume

    Six points. After upping their most recent winning streak to three games, the New Jersey Devils are just six points away from the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. And they have a game in hand on the eighth place Buffalo Sabres. It'...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  10. W2W4: Panthers vs. Islanders

    Mike Hume

    While most of the "hot team" talk has been devoted to the suddenly surging New Jersey Devils, the New York Islanders have made a similar push, winning five of their last six games en route to a 7-3-0 record in February. The Isles will look to continu...

    Blog | February 21, 2011
  11. New Jersey Devils' playoff odds

    Mike Hume

    Do you believe in unlikelihoods? After the disastrous start to the season by the New Jersey Devils, we've mentioned several times that the boys from Newark would need to mount an epic winning streak to put themselves back in the playoff picture. W...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  12. Torts has Johnny Mac's back

    Mike Hume

    Rangers head coach John Tortorella has seldom hesitated in speaking his mind, and last Friday he rebuked Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher for comments the Bolts' bench boss made after his team was clipped twice by the suddenly streaking New...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  13. Staal, Lundqvist are All-Stars; Isles snubbed?

    Mike Hume

    The NHL released the full rosters for the upcoming All-Star game in Raleigh, N.C. on Jan. 30, with the New York Rangers' Marc Staal and Henrik Lundqvist both included on the list. It's the first selection for Staal, the Rangers' first-round pick i...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  14. Hawks show Isles' streak was suspect

    Mike Hume

    The Islanders lost 5-0 to the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday night. Normally a lopsided beating by the reining Stanley Cup champs wouldn't register as unusual, but given the Islanders' 8-2-1 record coming into that game it sure seemed to be a hasty revers...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  15. Next Winter Classic at Citi Field?

    Mike Hume

    If you feel a chill out near the Mets' home park, it's not the lingering presence of Luis Castillo's bat. According to speculation in SportsBusiness Journal yesterday and today in New York Magazine, Gary Bettman is considering Citi Field, along with ...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  16. Lou makes his move

    Mike Hume

    The New Jersey Devils finally made a significant move to address their point-starved, cap-crunched roster, placing veteran forward Brian Rolston on waivers Tuesday. And given the reaction of GM Lou Lamoriello, it was not a move he at all wanted to ma...

    Blog | December 14, 2010