Dan Boyle is sneakily having a good season for the Rangers

March 12th, 2015 at 1:58 pm by Bill

I’ll come right out and say it, my lingering anger over the departure of Anton Stralman has caused me to fall victim to bias. Through no fault of his own, the Rangers boneheaded front office chose to delete Stralman and add Dan Boyle. Which doesn’t preclude Boyle from being good for the Rangers (and he has been), but still righteously pisses me off. I’ve been a bit too harsh on Boyle during this season. Consider this my formal apology, which Boyle is most certainly not seeking.

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A Comparison of Two Defensemen Against Star Forwards

March 5th, 2015 at 6:00 am by Derek

One of my favorite things that Tyler Dellow did on his site before he was hired away by the Oilers was compare players’ results while they were on the ice against the opposition’s star players. Possession statistics are riddled with usage effects, so it’s helpful to control for part of that usage to more effectively
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Three Potential Rangers Trade Targets

February 4th, 2015 at 7:00 am by Ross Rhea

The NHL trade deadline is just less than a month away as the 3 p.m. deadline looms on March 2nd. For the Rangers, it’s no surprise they are scouting and looking to make the right move. As all teams do, they have to decide what is worth giving up for what is needed to make another
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Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Rangers

Rangers Top 3 Surprises Thus Far

January 26th, 2015 at 7:00 am by Ross Rhea

The Rangers have surpassed the halfway point of the season totaling 44 games as they headed into this past weekend’s All-Star Break. Currently, they sit 3rd in the Metropolitan Division with 58 points and have a few games in hand on most of their opponents. It has been a bumpy road for the Rangers, especially early
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Rangers and Staal Sign Extension

January 16th, 2015 at 11:11 am by Ross Rhea

1/17 Update: Marc Staal has signed on the dotted line for 6 years, $34.2 million which will make the cap hit $5.7 million a year. As stated, it will include a first-3 year no movement clause and a final-3 year partial no-movement clause. When interviewed in Columbus after the win Friday, Staal said, “This is where
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Shot Generation Problematic for the Rangers

January 16th, 2015 at 6:00 am by Derek

While the Rangers’ recent streak of 13 wins in 14 games has fans and analysts thinking that this year’s version of the Blueshirts is starting to look a bit like last year’s, I’m not totally convinced. The similarities are certainly there: the whole team, especially Lundqvist, struggling in October in November; finally stringing together some
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New York Rangers v New York Islanders

Rangers-Islanders Rivalry Renewed

January 13th, 2015 at 8:39 am by Ross Rhea

The Rangers and Islanders will square off at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night in front of a packed house for what Alain Vigneault is calling a “New York Classic.”  The organizations are not unfamiliar with one another as they see each other 4-5 times a year in the regular season, however, this game means more to both
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Rangers Continue To Roll

January 8th, 2015 at 12:20 pm by Ross Rhea

It’s 2015 and about time we get this thing started up again. The last month has been really busy with full-time jobs and the holidays, but it’s time to start making some time again to bring Rangers and other NHL news to you. On December 1, I wrote about the Rangers needing to find consistency
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Happy Holidays from SBR

December 24th, 2014 at 10:09 am by Ross Rhea

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday. It’s been a rough stretch for us with “real” work getting in the way, but I hope to get going after the break again. World Juniors coming up next week so you may see a preview going into the weekend! Everyone have a good one!


Healthy Rangers Lineup Needs Consistency

December 1st, 2014 at 10:20 am by Ross Rhea

As of Monday, the Rangers sat in 3rd place in the Metropolitan Division with 26 points, an 11-8-4 record behind that number. Considering that wouldn’t be good enough for a playoff spot in any other division right now, it shows the Rangers have plenty of work to do now that they are healthy. Ryan McDonagh and Dan
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