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Author: Vinny Santoro

How Big Should Mika Zibanejed’s New Contract Be?

Reading Time: 2 minutesMika Zibanejed, who was acquired in a deal by sending Derrick Brassard and a 7th rounder to Ottawa, has been nothing but an astonishing player for the Rangers. He was a former 6th overall pick who can score goals at an elite level as he has demonstrated. Zibanejed had a career-high with 41 goals, but his season was cut short due to a Covid Outbreak. Chris Drury and Zibanejed have discussed a contract recently that would pay him up to $10M over the course of 7-8 years, but Chris Drury and the organization know that he...

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Some Free Agency Moves That Have Had A Great Impact For The Rangers

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the offseason, the Rangers made some moves that have benefited them and it has been a big reason why they are where they are today. Some additions to the roster that catch an eye are Kevin Rooney, Colin Blackwell, Keith Kinkaid, and Philip Di Giuseppe. The Rangers went after players because they lacked depth and at the start of the 2021 NHL season, they were the youngest team in the league. Veteran presence is something this team has lacked since trading all of them for assets and draft picks. Keith Kinkaid was signed on a...

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Should The Rangers Re-sign Brendan Smith?

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Rangers have one of the youngest teams in hockey and their defensive core is very young and inexperienced. The 34-year-old defenseman Jack Johnson, who signed a one-year contract with the Rangers this past offseason, is the oldest on the team. However, on March 9 he suffered a sports hernia injury, which required season-ending surgery. So Brendan Smith, who served as a healthy scratch for the start of the season, got his turn to lead the young core. Brendan Smith’s offense has been very solid this season, registering a career-high in goals (5). Besides scoring goals,...

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How the Rangers Can Still Make the Playoffs Despite the Odds

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Rangers, who are currently just 4 points out of the 4th seed of the playoffs, are trying to make some noise with their young crew under coach David Quinn. Rangers have been playing solid hockey as of late, especially in the month of March, going 9-6-1. Here is how the Rangers can get that 4th spot in the strong East Division. First, they need to beat the teams that they know they can beat. The Rangers have played a rollercoaster of a hockey season. They can dominate a top team like the Washington Capitals, but...

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How Brett Berard is a Low Risk, High Reward for the Rangers

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Rangers drafted young prospect Brett Berard in the 5th round of the NHL Draft after the World Juniors. Berard may be a smaller forward, standing at only 5’9, but he’s turning a lot of heads, showing how he was a steal in the draft. Jeff Gorton and the Rangers found a gem, and here’s why. Brett Berard, who played very limited minutes on the 3rd line for Team USA in the World Juniors, showed signs of growth, speed, and toughness. Berard did everything he needed to do to take the puck away and force turnovers...

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