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New York Rangers: The John Tavares stimulus package

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews have all won the Stanley Cup this decade. Simply put, to win the Cup, a franchise must feature at least one elite talent. In the case of each and every one of these players, they will likely be

BLUELINESTATION.COM - 2018-06-21 13:00:24

New York Rangers: Calvin de Haan could fill defensive hole

With the New York Rangers starting a full rebuild toward the end of the 2017-18 season, the organization has a lot of work to do. In addition to worrying about the long term, they still need a team next year.

BLUELINESTATION.COM - 2018-06-21 11:00:46

New York Rangers: Four projected first round picks to avoid on draft day

Up until recently, the New York Rangers have had a shaky history in the first round of drafts. Here are four names they should avoid to maintain their recent streak.It has been heavily documented that this is arguably the most important draft in New York Rangers history. At the moment, the Blueshirt

BLUELINESTATION.COM - 2018-06-21 09:17:10

New York Rangers should wait another year to buy out Marc Staal

Ryan McDonagh was amongst the best defensemen in the entire league until recently. The former Wisconsin Badger was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, along with J.T. Miller, in exchange for a 2018 first-round pick, a conditional 2019 first-round pick, prospects Libor Hajek and Brett Howden, along wi

BLUELINESTATION.COM - 2018-06-20 17:00:07

New York Rangers draft target 2018: Adam Boqvist

While this year’s draft buzz has been centered, rightfully so, around franchise defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, there is another talented Swedish rearguard available; Adam Boqvist. Boqvist is an incredibly talented offensive defenseman capable of playing top pair minutes.

BLUELINESTATION.COM - 2018-06-20 14:00:36

New York Rangers terminate Sergey Zborovskiy’s contract

In 2015, the New York Rangers draftedSergey Zborovskiy, a 6-foo-4, stay-at-home defenseman, in the third round, 79th overall.


New York Rangers: Should Leo Komarov be a target in free agency?

With the Stanley Cup final now over, the New York Rangers will look to improve their roster greatly through the draft, as well as through free agency.


New York Rangers: If it’s a re-tool, Gustav Nyquist should be a trade target

After a certain point, a player’s talent development eventually plateaus. There simply comes a points where a player shifts from prospect to professional and their production tapers off. Typically this comes around age 25 in the NHL. When a player has played three or more seasons in the NHL after ag


New York Rangers: Thoughts on Brooks’ pre-draft report

Brooks reported that Hayes is a hot commodity on the trade market right now and if the Rangers were to make a major move, he’d likely be involved.It makes sense when you think about it. While Hayes is a great middle-six center, the team has young-ins Lias Andersson, Filip Chytil and Brett Howden wai


New York Rangers: 3 best Ranger-killers to win the Cup in the Lundqvist era

This month, one of the greatest New York Rangers killers of all time finally won a Stanley Cup. Of all the thorns in the Blueshirts’ side over the years, who are the top five to win the Cup?It hurts to watch another team lift the Stanley Cup. Not only does it leave a bitter taste in the mouths of th


New York Rangers grab Martin Kaut with 26th overall pick in the 2018 HW Mock Draft

TheNew York Rangershave 3 huge at bats in the first round of the 2018NHL Entry Draft. Who knows how it will all shake out in the end. With the 9th, the 26th, and the 28th overall selections in the opening round, it is quite possible the Rangers attempt to package their 9th with the 26th or 28th pick


New York Rangers: Mike Hoffman should not be an option this summer

Character goes a long way in team sports. The amount of time teammates spend together fosters a brother like relationship over the course of a six month season. There is not a direct correlation between chemistry in the dressing room and performance on the ice, but it is easy to see when things are


New York Rangers: Talent evaluation is apparently rocket science

As in any other part of life, one man’s trash can be another man’s treasure. In the case of the NHL, there are wildly varying evaluations as to what a player’s performance is worth. The old boy’s club of hockey rears its head when it comes to the development of a roster. If a player does not fit the


New York Rangers: Ryan McDonagh trade looks better due to market

Cutting the cord on franchise players is a difficult and heart wrenching decision. When a franchise comes to the realization that it needs to go back to the drawing board it means tough calls. In the case of McDonagh, the Rangers were simply cutting their losses. At age 28 with lots of miles on a di


New York Rangers stock market: The pre-draft edition

The 2017-2018 hockey season has come to a close, putting the off season into full swing. The New York Rangers have already completed their most important off season move, and hired David Quinn as their new head coach.The New York Rangers look like they’ve found the perfect fit. David Quinn is a coac


New York Rangers should target defenseman Thomas Hickey

The Rangers are in dire need of a facelift on the blue line. The team has featured far too many one dimensional players in recent years. In today’s modern NHL, a defenseman that cannot contribute in one zone is a liability. Every time Marc Staal touches the puck in the offensive zone, the other team

BLUELINESTATION.COM - 2018-06-21 17:00:27

New York Rangers: What Ruff’s return means for the rest of Quinn’s staff

The most recent news surrounding the New York Rangers involves their coaching staff. Following the signing of David Quinn as head coach, the focus was put squarely on the development of young talent. Nonetheless, reports indicate that Lindy Ruff will remain with Quinn during his first season on the


New York Rangers: Which player is most likely to be dealt on draft day?

The NHL Entry Draft is one week away. The New York Rangers will have their hands full with trade talks over the next seven days. Members of our Blue Line Station team wanted to take a crack at who will get traded first.One of the most exciting days in the NHL calendar year, the NHL Entry Draft, is j


Rangers offseason to-do list: Flush with picks and cap room, Blueshirts open for business

The New York Rangers are open for business.Just because Ryan McDonagh, Rick Nash, Derek Stepan, Antti Raanta, Michael Grabner and others were traded away over the past 12 months does not mean Rangers GM Jeff Gorton is finished making over the club's roster and organizational depth chart. In fact, h

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-06-20 20:53:40

SBN NHL Mock Draft: New York Rangers select Ryan McLeod with the 28th pick

He has his warts, but in my opinion no center in this draft has more upside than McLeod. A patient and communicative coaching staff may be able to teach McLeod how to use his size better and be more consistent every shift, but the best hockey minds in the world will never be able to teach a 3rd-line