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Cult of Hockey: New York should trade McDonagh for Hall, Oil's 1st overall pick, says NY writer. Huh?!

This just in from New York Post hockey columnist Larry Brooks, his notion that the New York Rangers should look at trading defenceman Ryan McDonagh to the Edmonton Oilers with Edmonton’s top pick in the 2016 draft, Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall all in the conversation as a proper return:  “The Rangers owe […]
Blueshirt Banter Apr 26, 2016

Breakup Day 2016: Rangers Revelations

Breakup Day featured Dan Boyle vs. Brooksie, Dan Girardi's health, and other altercations and explanations Breakup Day came early for the Rangers this year. For some, that was just the first of the unpleasant surprises. When AV decided to sit Dan Girardi for Game 2 of the team's first and only round of the playoffs, many rejoiced. Had he seen the light? Had he read Twitter? Had he actually watched the same Game 1 we watched? Whatever it was, AV was reconsidering his defense, giving minutes to fresh, underutilized rookie Dylan McIlrath (with Brady Skjei in for Ryan McDonagh), and that was...
New York Post Apr 25, 2016

How much could Rangers get in a Ryan McDonagh trade?

Jeff Gorton has a mandate to overhaul the Rangers in his first full offseason as the club’s general manager, but the road of reconstruction is littered with obstacles, including rules for an expected 2017 expansion draft that will have significant impact on decisions regarding next year’s roster. To wit: If teams are required to expose...
Blueshirt Banter Apr 21, 2016

Girardi out for Game Four

The Rangers' veteran defenseman sits another game, maybe more. Dan Girardi will not be in the lineup when the Rangers take on the Penguins in game four of their first round series. Despite being on the ice at the team's optional skate two days in a row, Vigneault said he will not dress in game four and possibly the remainder of the series. AV says no issues with Ryan McDonagh, fine for tonight. Dan Girardi will not play in Game 4. — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) April 21, 2016 AV adds he can’t say for sure whether Girardi will be available at any point for rest of series. —...
Beaver County Times Apr 21, 2016
Sizing up the Rangers' Ryan McDonagh

Sizing up the Rangers' Ryan McDonagh

Times Correspondent Brian Metzer sizes up Ryan McDonagh's strengths and what the Penguins should keep an eye on for Game 4.
Beaver County Times Apr 19, 2016
Cullen beats Lundqvist, helps lift Penguins to 2-1 series lead over Rangers

Cullen beats Lundqvist, helps lift Penguins to 2-1 series lead over Rangers

Matt Cullen beat Henrik Lundqvist on a semi-breakaway after beating a pair of defensemen early in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins spoiled the return of Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh with a 3-1 win in Game 3 of their…

Game 3: Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Penguins at Rangers.   We should know momentarily if Ryan McDonagh is playing (warmups at 6:30) and will update here when we know. Indications are that if McDonagh (right hand) — who  saw a specialist Tuesday afternoon looking to get the go-ahead — plays, Dylan McIlrath and Raphael Diaz would be scratched and [...] The post Game 3: Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time! appeared first on Rangers Report.

Game 3 Live Blog: Pens beat Rangers, 3-1

Ryan McDonagh is back in the Rangers’ lineup after missing the last three regular-season games and the first two playoff games with an injured right hand. So, after a day’s worth of speculation, here are the lineup decisions for tonight’s Game 3 of this even first round series. Rangers - McDonagh, as noted, is back in the lineup and he’ll be paired with rookie Brady Skjei with both being left-handers. Both have experience playing on the right side and in warmups, it was Skjei who moved over. Neither Dylan McIlrath nor Raphael Diaz took warmups. Penguins - It’ll be Matt Murray in...
Newsday Apr 19, 2016

Rangers vs. Penguins Game 3 preview: Ryan McDonagh hopes to play

After missing two weeks with a right-hand injury, Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh hopes to be cleared by doctors Tuesday afternoon to play in Game 3 against the Penguins Tuesday night.
New York Post Apr 19, 2016

Ryan McDonagh makes surprise Game 3 return for Rangers

Boy, that escalated quickly. The timeline for the return of Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh from his right-hand injury accelerated well beyond the expectations of almost everyone, as the integral defenseman returned for Game 3 of the team’s first-round playoff series on Tuesday night at the Garden. McDonagh had been out since he suffered a small...

Game 3: McDonagh could play tonight; pre-game notes

Ryan McDonagh skated with the extras this morning, and will have his injured right hand examined by a doctor this afternoon. If he gets the OK, he could play tonight. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that if McDonagh does not play, he still hasn’t decided whether to use Dylan McIlrath or Raphael Diaz on defense. [...] The post Game 3: McDonagh could play tonight; pre-game notes appeared first on Rangers Report.
Blueshirt Banter Apr 19, 2016

Ryan McDonagh Better than Doubtful for Game Three Tonight

The Rangers are returning to the Garden and it appears that they might have a better chance of being joined by their captain than we thought they did... After a brief flurry of news this morning from the Rangers' beat writers we are no closer to knowing whether or not we'll see Dylan McIlrath in the lineup after he saw just over nine minutes of ice time in Game Two or if we will see Raphael Diaz, who was recently called up from the AHL, in his place. Interestingly enough, it appears that captain Ryan McDonagh, who participated in a full practice with the team yesterday but was considered...

McDonagh to see doctors today, possible he can play tonight for Rangers in Game 3 vs. Penguins

On Monday, after watching Ryan McDonagh practice (well), coach Alain Vigneault said it was “doubtful” the Rangers captain would play in tonight’s Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Penguins here at Madison Square Garden. But, after McDonagh skated this morning with the Rangers “extras,” Vigneault upgraded McDonagh’s status to something “higher than doubtful.” McDonagh, who blocked a shot with his right hand on April 4 at Columbus and missed the last three regular season games and the first two playoff games, will be re-examined by doctors this afternoon....
Blueshirt Banter Apr 19, 2016

Recent game three struggles; Mcdonagh practices full contact; Sixth D-man still undecided

Today's New York Rangers notes It's game day for the Rangers, as they look to take a 2-1 series lead on home ice against the Penguins at 7 p.m. [NHL] [Penguins vs Rangers coverage] [PensBurgh] Unfortunately, game three has not gone in the Rangers' favor in recent history. New York has dropped six of their last nine game threes, dating back to 2013 in their series with the Bruins. Well, @NYRangers fans have to be thrilled to see this photo - Ryan McDonagh going through a full practice! pic.twitter.com/SCzZp1ugxn — Bruce Beck (@BruceBeck4NY) April 18, 2016 The biggest news from...
Newsday Apr 18, 2016

Ryan McDonagh may return to Rangers for Game 3

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Will Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh be back for Game 3? That's the major lineup question for Tuesday's swing game against the Penguins with the best-of-seven series tied.

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