Mika Zibanejad

Opinion: Grading the 2024 Rangers Based on Their Performance in the Playoffs

With the Stanley Cup playoffs now in the rearview mirror for the New York Rangers, it is time to grade the team based on how they performed in the postseason. Head CoachPeter Laviolette: For all the right buttons he pressed in the regular season, he pressed a lot of wrong ones in the postseason. He was […]

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There’s Always Next Year, But First a Long Summer for the New York Rangers

The games are done. The lockers bare. Injuries have been revealed and final thoughts from players have been offered. The tension among the fan base is palpable. The desire for the first Stanley Cup in 30 years is undiminished. For the New York Rangers, the end came two weeks and one large chalice too soon. […]

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Opinion: Why the Rangers Got Knocked Out of the Playoffs

Everything seemed to be in place for the New York Rangers when it came to making a run at the Stanley Cup in the 2024 postseason. They had one of the league’s top point producers in Artemi Panarin. They had one of the league’s best goaltenders in Igor Shesterkin and their special teams were more […]

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Opinion: Is Panarin Ruining His Legacy As a Blueshirt With Poor Performances in the Playoffs?

Since the 2019-20 season, New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin has driven the team’s offense. He has produced at a high level, scored big goals, come through on special teams, and a lot of the team’s offense has gone through him. This has been the case since the team signed him as an unrestricted free […]

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Gut Check Time for the Blueshirts

For the New York Rangers, the regular season was a breeze. The Blueshirts won the Metropolitan Division, the Presidents’ Trophy as the league’s top team in the regular season, and established franchise records in wins (55) and points (114). Thanks to those accomplishments, they were gifted an easy first round opponent in the Stanley Cup […]

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New York Rangers Stars Wilting In Florida Panthers Heat

New York Rangers winger Chris Kreider skates against the Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference Finals. (Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)

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Rangers Have Lots to Work On Despite Leading Series Over the Panthers

Since Game 4 of the second round against the Carolina Hurricanes, the New York Rangers have not been all that great. They have not played well defensively, they have not been careful with the puck, some of their big guns have gone quiet, and they have not looked like the team that was the best […]

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Opinion: Rangers Need to Make Minor Adjustments to Even Up Series with Panthers

After being shutout 3-0 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the New York Rangers need to go into Game 2 ready to pounce on the Florida Panthers, or the series could end up being a gloomy one for the Blueshirts. Now, the Rangers did not play terribly in Game 1. They got good […]

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Opinion: Why Winning The Cup Is a Reality for the Blueshirts

The New York Rangers have been in this position before. The team won the Presidents’ Trophy, the Metropolitan Division (in previous years it was the Atlantic Division and Patrick Division), and a few playoff rounds. It ended in heartbreak in 1992 when the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Rangers in six in the second round and […]

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Rangers’ Zibanejad Getting the Job Done When It Matters Most

Going into this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs, no one knew what to expect of New York Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad. Despite having 72 points (26 goals and 46 assists) this season, Zibanejad, 31, was inconsistent this year. Sometimes, he would pass up scoring opportunities or go stretches without putting the puck in the net. Related […]

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