Author: Alex Dudley

Rangers Send Message Ahead of Playoffs

The New York Rangers have been loaded with high-end, skill guys for years now. Artemi Panarin, Adam Fox and Mika Zinbanejad are the poster children for that type of hockey. Panarin can stick-handle in a phone booth. Adam Fox is as smooth and patient with the puck and under pressure as anyone in the league. […]

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For the NHL and Other Major U.S. Sports Leagues, the Reckoning Is Coming

There has always been a connection between sports and gambling, but until a U.S. Supreme Court Decision in 2018 overturned a Federal ban on State-licensed sports betting, there was no direct connection between the gambling industry and the major sports leagues. Now, the two are intertwined so deeply that it is hard to remember the […]

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Sitting Rempe For Jets Game a Smart Move From Experienced Coach

Matt Rempe, the darling of the NHL for the past month, will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday night for the New York Rangers, despite being eligible to play after serving his four-game suspension for elbowing Jonas Siegenthaler. While many thought Rempe would be thrust right back in the lineup once the suspension was served, […]

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Rangers Ruhwedel Pickup Looks Like Masterstroke After Lindgren Injury

The New York Rangers notched another big win yesterday, 5-2, over their crosstown rivals, the New York Islanders. But the win came with a cost. Ryan Lindgren was hurt late in the second period, falling awkwardly to the ice after a collision with Jean-Gabriel Pageau. Lindgren had to be helped off the ice and did […]

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For the Rangers, Every Loss Means the Sky is Falling

The good news for the New York Rangers is that they played 20 minutes of near-perfect hockey against a team that has a host of bona-fide superstars and is desperate for every point to remain in the playoff hunt. The bad news is that the hockey game was 60 minutes long. Some costly turnovers and […]

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Despite Disappointing Loss, the Islanders Are Rolling

“It’s a long season” is something we all hear ad nauseam in NHL circles. That doesn’t make it any less true, however, as the Islanders are reminded us with their 6 game-winning streak, which ended last night in Los Angeles. After beating a lifeless San Jose team on Sunday, the Isles looked like a team […]

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New York Rangers Sneakily Get Better, Are Built for Playoffs

Compared to others in the Eastern Conference, the New York Rangers had a relatively quiet 2024 trade deadline. The additions of Alex Wennberg, Jack Roslovic, and Chad Ruhwedel filled some widely publicized gaps in the lineup but did not register on the excitement meter like some of the rumored trades would have. They were rumored […]

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Islanders Find the Urgency They Desperately Need

Tuesday night’s game against the St. Louis Blues presented another opportunity for the New York Islanders to continue to build momentum in their push for a playoff spot. By tying a season-high win streak of four games with a 4-2 victory, they did just that. And with their most immediate Eastern Conference competition continuing to […]

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NHL Trade Deadline: Rangers Acquire Alex Wennberg From Kraken

New York Rangers General Manager Chris Drury has made his first move in the run-up to the trade deadline, acquiring Alex Wennberg from the Seattle Kraken for a 2nd round pick in 2024 and a conditional 4th round pick in 2025. The fourth rounder can become a third round pick if Nils Lundkvist achieves the […]

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Social Media Reaches Fever Pitch Ahead of NHL Trade Deadline

Social Media is bursting at the seams with emotions of all kinds ahead of this Friday’s 3:00 pm EST NHL trade deadline. For fans of teams that need one or two more pieces to make a legitimate Stanley Cup run, it is a time of great angst, causing some of the most heated debates of […]

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