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Pros and Cons for the Rangers’ Upcoming Season

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe New York Rangers are heading into the 2021 season and there is a lot to look forward to as well as a lot that should be taken into consideration.  Some good news is that the Rangers locked up all their Restricted Free Agents (RFAs), although they lost some players in Free Agency, such as Greg Mckegg, Jesper Fast, and Henrik Lundqvist.   Offensively, the Rangers were very strong this past season as they didn’t get shutout once by their opponent.  Their Power Play was a key factor to their offensive game, finishing with a very...

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Taylor Hall’s Signing Is Yet Another Example of How ‘Big Name Free Agents’ Can’t Win in the Public Eye

Reading Time: 2 minutesTaylor Hall’s decision on October 11th to join the Buffalo Sabres on a one-year, $8 million deal sent shockwaves throughout the league, and unsurprisingly, also brought about a mountain of criticism in the media. This is not some new movement that has popularized the scorning of newly signed players, but rather is just yet another example of the vocality of a certain noxious sector of NHL fans.  Players are criticized whether they sign in a winning environment, or they ink a deal with the intention to create one. This is not at all helped by most...

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The Cost of Ryan Strome for the New York Rangers

Reading Time: 2 minutesJeff Gorton, GM of the New York Rangers, has his biggest decision for his Restricted Free Agent, Ryan Strome. Strome put up a career high in points and assists this past season on the ice.  He is a solid Center who has decent playmaking skills, but needs to improve on consistent face-off wins and to limit his penalties. During his career with the NHL (including his time with the Rangers), Strome has a career faceoff win average of 45.9%. Strome was drafted by the New York Islanders in the first round of the 2011 draft and...

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Free Agents The New York Rangers Should Target

Reading Time: 2 minutes With NHL free agency a couple weeks in, the Rangers have signed a couple depth pieces, including Kevin Rooney (forward) and Keith Kinkaid (goalie). To the dismay of some fans, however, the team has yet to address the hole at center on the second line. This article will dive into a couple potential players the Ranger’s should consider signing.

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Why TV Ratings for Sports Have Been Trending Down

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor anyone that keeps up with the usual numbers different sporting events pull on television, it’s no secret that the viewership has been declining lately. The major four US sports, the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL have all seen a decrease in viewership for their games, playoffs, and everything in between. According to the New York Times, this year’s NBA Finals were down 49%, regular season NFL games have been down 13%, and the Stanley Cup Finals were down a massive 61%. To understand why this is, we need to understand where the numbers are coming...

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