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Blueshirt Banter May 17, 2017
Jeff Gorton Has a Huge Decision To Make That Nobody Is Discussing

Jeff Gorton Has a Huge Decision To Make That Nobody Is Discussing

With the 2017 Expansion Draft currently slated to be the next major event on the New York Rangers’ calendar, the general expectations around what Jeff Gorton will do are cut and dry. Aside from the occasional ludicrous call to leave one of the team’s star forwards exposed in the name of cap space (which is a flawed concept even at its roots), the hockey world expects the Rangers to make the predictable decisions. Those would be as follows: Protected: Rick Nash, Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello, J.T. Miller, Mika Zibanejad, Kevin Hayes, Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, Marc Staal,...
Blueshirt Banter May 12, 2017
Skjei’s postseason excellence

Skjei’s postseason excellence

Brady Skjei was arguably the Rangers best defenseman in the playoffs. Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi played tougher minutes against the big guns on the Canadiens and Senators, but Skjei shined in his limited role. It was no secret that the Rangers needed their blue line to step up in the playoffs. The big stage didn’t keep New York’s youngest defender from rising to the occasion when it mattered most. “I think I have the abilities to do that,” Skjei told the New York Post during the Montreal series. “I think my skating allows me to do some things some other guys can’t. I’m also...
New York Post Apr 24, 2017
Dan Girardi making it count if this is his last run with Rangers

Dan Girardi making it count if this is his last run with Rangers

If this represents Dan Girardi’s Last Stand as a Ranger, then it could be something special to remember this special player by if, as seems likely, he is elsewhere next season. For the soon-to-be 33-year-old defenseman, who is coming off consecutive seasons diminished by a series of injuries, staged his own revival during the first-round...

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