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Big Ben Whitney: Big Changes for NY Rangers; The Russians are Coming, Viggy Gone

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MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NY – There has been some big New York Rangers news over the past few days; Alain Vigneault is gone and they are bringing back Russian exile Ilya Kolvachuck. If you think I’m talking Rangers because I don’t want to face up to the ugly play of the Yankees, you’d be right. But still, […]

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Big Ben’s Independence Day Special: Obscene NBA Contracts, Bobby Bonilla Day, NY Rangers Sign a Local Boy

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INDEPENDENCE, NY: Happy 4th everyone! And even though our president is a mean girl, internet troll, we still have much to celebrate. So enjoy it, but be careful. Especially if you’re a franchise player with a multi-year offer on the table. Too soon? What better way to celebrate America than to talk about money. There […]

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NBA and NHL Finals: Same Old Story for Steph, Sid and LeBron

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NEW YORK, NY – The California Golden State Warriors blew out LeBron James and the Cavaliers of Cleveland, Ohio last night in game 1 of the NBA Finals. I don’t care. It’s a repeat of last year’s finals. There may be a different result than last year but it seems like nobody is interested. I’m […]

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Islanders Win, Rangers Lose, The King & Eye

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NEW YORK, NY – The Stanley Cup Playoffs got under way Wednesday night, as the Rangers went to work in Pittsburgh without some key pieces. Ryan McDonagh is still out of the lineup after taking a puck off of his hand last week. This leaves the Rangers’ short on the blue line in a series […]

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Cheesy Bruin: Stanley Cup Contenders and NY Rangers

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MOOSEJAW, SASKATCHEWAN – On Friday, Broadway Blues lover and world traveler Different Matt encapsulated the Blueshirts stretch run to the playoffs. Today, I’m here as a Boston Bruins fan to drop the gloves re the New York Rangers Chances as Stanley Cup Contenders. Time… Tick, Tick, Tick. It’s already been twenty-two years since the Rangers sweated […]

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NHL Playoffs, NHL Trade Deadline, Rangers Chatter

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NEW YORK, NY – Now that I’m back from my work trip to the modern adult playground in the ancient desert that is Dubai, I can get back to focusing on hockey. And it looks like I came home just in time. Dubai was fun but I’m happy to be home following hockey. The Rangers approach […]

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Tired Rangers Treading Water

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MSG – The New York Rangers just finished up a stretch where they played six games in nine days. They won only one of those games. And now they have some key injuries to deal with. Derek Stepan and Kevin Klein are on the shelf for now and the Blueshirts have to get through a difficult […]

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Lots of Decisions for the Rangers in Hockey’s Third Season

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New York, NY – Now that hockey’s second season is over (at least around here) we can look forward to the third season in the NHL. And unlike the regular season and the playoffs, the third season is extremely short. I’m talking, of course, about the start of free agency, which begins July 1st. And, […]

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Blueshirts In Command with Three Weeks to Go

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MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NY – The New York Rangers are playing some great hockey right now. They currently sit atop the Metropolitan Division on 95 points, five points ahead of the Fishsticks with three games in hand. And seven points ahead of Sidney & The ice Birdies with two fewer games played. In the absence […]

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Stumblin Bumblin Rangers Not Playing Like All-Stars

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NEW YORK, NY – After storming into the All-Star break riding a three-game winning streak, the Rangers have stumbled out of the blocks in the second half of the season. The Blueshirts lost handily to Tall Matt’s Islanders at The Mausoleum on Tuesday and last night capitulated feebly to Les Habitants de Montreal. The Rangers […]

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