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Marc Staal is not the defenseman Rangers fans think he is

September 15th, 2014 at 6:00 am by Bill Goldthorpe

At first glance, Marc Staal looks like he had a pretty solid season last year. Staal and his defensive partner Anton Stralman created a formidable second pair that played a key role in the Rangers march to the Stanley Cup Final. Staal posted a CF% relative to his teammates during 5 on 5 of 3.29%,
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Rick Nash’s goal scoring last season compared to the league

September 12th, 2014 at 11:29 am by Bill Goldthorpe

I’ve been documenting the reasons why the ‘heat’ on Rick Nash is an overblown ‘hot take’. See exhibits 1 and 2 here and here. For my next piece of evidence, lets extrapolate Nash’s 5 on 5 goal scoring rate over 82 games worth of minutes. Nash missed 17 games last season with a concussion and
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@_SaveByRichter signs blogger @DSF456

September 11th, 2014 at 6:52 pm by Bill Goldthorpe

I can confirm that the blog has signed Derek Sanderson (@DSF456) to a contract of undefined length worth nothing of monetary value. Derek is a veteran blogger who used to write for the now defunct Ranger Land. His musings will be largely ‘fancy stats’ based with doses of snark and good fun. We are excited to add Derek to the blog, give him a follow on twitter along with our other writers; Dave (@hollenbeezy) and Ross (@RossRheaSBR).

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Some additional thoughts on the Rangers signing Malone

September 11th, 2014 at 6:41 pm by Bill Goldthorpe

As expected, the Rangers inked Tampa Bay Lightning cast-off Ryan Malone to a one year contract. When rumors began to swirl about the Rangers interest in Malone, I had the following to say: The first factor, lack of power play time, is a big reason for why the Rangers may be interested in Malone. He
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Rangers Sign Ryan Malone

September 11th, 2014 at 1:54 pm by Ross Rhea

The New York Rangers have signed free agent forward Ryan Malone, according to Larry Brooks. The deal is believe to be a 2-way deal worth $700,000 at the NHL level. Malone had been participating in informal skates throughout the week with most of the current Rangers. Malone will be 35 in December and had been working
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Tanner Glass, or How to Light Millions of Dollars on Fire

September 11th, 2014 at 6:14 am by Dave

Since July 1, not a single person has articulated sound reasoning for the New York Rangers signing Tanner Glass to a three year, $1.45million per year contract. I’m not about to try to spin this. He is, by all objective metrics and observations, a bad hockey player at the NHL level. He’s about as useful to
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