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Author: Vinny Santoro

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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Takeaways from the Rangers’ Games Against the Islanders and Devils

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe New York Rangers took on the Islanders and Devils in their first 3 games to start their 56 game campaign. There were definitely things people liked in those 3 games and some things that the Rangers and the fans don’t want to see a lot of this upcoming season. Let’s analyze the three games. In Game 1 the Rangers took a total of 8 penalties and the Islanders converted on 2 of them. Taking that many penalties in a game will put you in the loss column in any game, no matter what team you...

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Analyzing The New York Rangers’ Competition In The East Division

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe New York Rangers are entering the 2021 season in a newly created division with some new teams to contend to, primarily due to the outbreak of COVID-19. New York will be up against a new tough division with teams including the Flyers, Bruins, Islanders, Capitals, Penguins, Sabres and the Devils. Let’s take a look at this competition. Philadelphia Flyers The Flyers are a very strong team with a lot of depth, including an amazing center core alongside some great goaltending in their young netminder, Carter Hart. Prior to the pandemic, Philly was one of the...

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