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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 NY Rangers’ GM Jeff Gorton Will Have A Busy Offseason

Reading Time: 2 minutesAs the 2019-2020 season has come to an end, the New York Rangers now have their sights on the NHL Draft and Free Agency.  The Rangers hold the #1 overall pick in the NHL Draft this year as they look to improve their young core to make them playoff contenders. Additionally with some big free agents having breakout seasons, Jeff Gorton will be thinking of how much he wants to pay them to stay. New York holds two picks in the first round in a deep draft class, including the #1 overall pick and the 22nd overall...

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Why Kaapo Kakko Will Have A Breakout Year Next Season

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn August 5th, the Rangers were swept in three games to the opposing Carolina Hurricanes, as their top line, including Sebastian Aho, cruised through the New York Rangers. The Rangers couldn’t get much momentum against their strong opponent.  However, one player in that series who really hit his stride with great potential was the Rangers 2nd overall pick, Kaapo Kakko. During the pause prior to this series, Kakko went back home to get some additional ice time with his coaches alongside teammate Alexander Georgiev.  Upon his return to training camp, the Coaching Staff of the New...

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Is Alexis Lafrenière The Next Pavel Brendl?

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the 1999 NHL Draft, the New York Rangers selected a “can’t miss” prospect with the fourth overall pick. His career will infamously live on in Rangers’ lure, however as one of the biggest draft busts in NHL history. Star in the Making Leading up to 1999 draft, Pavel Brendl was looked as if he would emerge as one of the next best players in the NHL. After scoring 134 points in 68 games as a 17 year old in the Western Hockey League (WHL), scouts were sure Brendl had what it took to become the next...

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