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NHL Trade Analysis: Maple Leafs Trade Phil Kessel to Penguins

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NHL Trade Analysis: Maple Leafs Trade Phil Kessel to Penguins

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 12 hours, you’d know that the Toronto Maple Leafs completed a blockbuster trade that sends star winger Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins. There have been rumours surrounding this possibility for a few days now, but Brendan Shanahan finally pulled the trigger this afternoon. The Leafs also […]

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Columbus Blue Jackets’ Post-Lockout Outlook

By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli) On January 6th, hockey fans woke up to what felt like Christmas morning. It was the moment everyone had been waiting for – Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr had finally announced that the NHL and NHLPA had come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. Hockey fans and players […]

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Dissecting the Columbus Blue Jackets Blue Line

By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli) At the heart of each successful hockey team lies a strong defense. While the position is much less glamorous than forward – a position which carries most of the spotlight in terms of goal production – or goaltending – just ask Sergei Bobrovsky how much spotlight a goaltender can receive in […]

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The Aftermath of the Rick Nash Trade

By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli) This past week, the long anticipated trade of Rick Nash finally came to fruition. Due to months of anticipation, the final return – Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon, and the New York Rangers’ 2013 first-round pick – left some fans wanting more, and with the recent success of the Blue […]

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Rangers’ Young Defense Ready To Step Up

By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris) (Photo courtesy of USA Today) There was no question heading in to the season the New York Rangers not only had one of the best youth systems in the league, but one of the best defensive cores (who just so happen to be a major part of that youth) also. When […]

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Recap: Rangers Training Camp

  By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)   Going in to New York Rangers training camp, players understood the rugged, harsh, puke-inducing skating drills that Coach John Tortorella would be bestowing upon them. After all, it’s one of the fiery coach’s trademarks. A handful of players were familiar with the grind, and of course, a handful of […]

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New York Rangers Traverse City Success

Ranger first round pick, Dylan McIlrath By Christopher Decker It was apparent from Game One of this tournament that the New York Rangers prospects were going to be a thrill to watch. Most in Rangers Land were not only excited at the prospect of hockey coming back, but they were also chomping at the bit […]

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New York State of Mind: Can’t Fight Against the Youth

By Christopher Decker When most avid hockey fans think of the words “youth movement,” they rarely ever think of the New York Rangers. In fact, up until a few years ago, that phrase was extra-terrestrial even to most New York fans. Let’s face it – ten years ago, rebuilding was never an option in the […]