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  1. The Rangers' missing piece

    Mike Hume

    The number-crunching minds of Hockey Prospectus produced an article Wednesday (Insider) that seems to indicate that New York Rangers owner James Dolan may want to pump his brakes before he starts claiming the Cup is within the Blueshirts' grasp. ...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  2. 24/7: Episode 4 Winners and Losers

    Mike Hume

    That's a wrap, folks. One final look yielded more than a few memorable scenes from the Rangers' and Flyers' road to the Winter Classic. And as such, there seem to be more names in the Win and Loss column than usual. Here's a look at those that ca...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  3. Winter Classic Rewind

    Mike Hume

    Want to relive the glory of the Rangers' win at the Winter Classic? Yeah, we did too. In case you missed anything Monday, we've compiled all our Blueshirt-related material from the Jan. 2 outdoor game into one convenient post below. Take a gander:...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  4. Marc Staal Watch: A shift breakdown

    Mike Hume

    For the second year in a row, a member of the Staal family made a dramatic return from injury in time to play in the Winter Classic. Call it genetics, call it an HBO conspiracy, but either way, it's great news for Rangers fans who get their assistant...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  5. W2W4: Rangers vs. Islanders

    Mike Hume

    The rivalry gets rekindled in the Garden tonight. Here are five factors to consider before the puck drops off Broadway: The Incapable Offense vs. the Unbreachable Net The Islanders have sputtered in the offensive zone this season, getting littl...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  6. NHL realignment amps up rivalries

    Mike Hume

    Welcome to the new world order, eh? Monday night, the NHL Board of Governors unveiled a drastic plan to re-map the league into four new conferences and do away with the current 15-team Eastern and Western conferences and their three sub-divisions....

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  7. To be the best, beat the best

    Mike Hume

    The Canucks. The Sharks. The Caps. The Flyers. The Pens. The New York Rangers have beaten them all this season. And they've done so convincingly. Add up the final margins from those contests and the Blueshirts have racked up a 21-8 goal different...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  8. 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
  9. The Rangers sans Staal

    Mike Hume

    The Rangers are rightfully concerned regarding the absence of Marc Staal, placed on the IR Wednesday, particularly since the timetable for his potential return is unclear. He'll be eligible to play starting Oct. 12, but one look at the Sidney Crosby ...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  10. New York Rangers' Stanley Cup chances are very good for the next ...

    Mike Hume

    Revitalized Blueshirts are about to experience a moment of opportunity -- but can they seize it?

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2011
  11. Rapid Reaction: Capitals 3, Rangers 1

    Mike Hume

    New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella guaranteed that his team would be ready to play today. Well, not so much ... The Washington Capitals blitzed the Blueshirts Saturday afternoon and the Rangers never recovered from a first period that saw th...

    Blog | April 23, 2011
  12. W2W4: Rangers vs. Capitals, Game 5

    Mike Hume

    WASHINGTON - As the New York Rangers stand on the brink of elimination, here's what to watch for when the puck drops for Game 5 against the Washington Capitals at a red-rockin' Verizon Center Saturday afternoon. Power Play I know, shocking that...

    Blog | April 23, 2011
  13. Staal, Girardi can't stop Ovechkin?

    Mike Hume

    After a regular season in which Alex Ovechkin was held without a goal in four games against the New York Rangers the perception was that the top D pairing of Marc Staal and Dan Girardi was doing an outstanding job at containing one of the league's to...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  14. Rangers will have to dig deep on Saturday

    Mike Hume

    NEW YORK -- Holding a 3-0 lead in the third period, Game 4 was the New York Rangers' for the taking, a win that would have set up a best-of-three showdown to decide the series. Instead, the Rangers -- a team that had not lost a single game after taki...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  15. Words take over as Game 4 wait continues

    Mike Hume

    Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau bad-mouthed the Garden. He also insinuated the Rangers and Marc Staal were head hunting against Mike Green. Meanwhile John Tortorella recounted an instance of mistaken identity with Dan Girardi, who may h...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  16. Marc Staal: 'It's a series now'

    Mike Hume

    Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesStaal and the Rangers will play host to the Caps again in Wednesday's Game 4.NEW YORK -- They just never stopped. Facing a two-game deficit against the Washington Capitals, the Rangers could have rolled over before the ga...

    Blog | April 17, 2011