New York Rangers

When Yankee Stadium Freezes Over

by Bobby Gubin

Bobby Gubin, WFUV Sports

Not to be confused with the already 5-year old Winter Classic, the NHL has decided to establish a new outdoor spectacle, this time on the field of Yankee Stadium. In the Big Apple, the NHL Stadium Series will feature the three local teams in two regular season games. The first comes on Sunday, January 26, 2014 with the Devils playing the Rangers. The Islanders will face the Rangers in the second game on Wednesday, Janurary 29, 2014. The Blueshirts will be the away team in both games.

NHL Playoff Preview: Rangers v. Capitals

by Mike Watts, Kris Venezia

Mike Watts, WFUV Sports

At times it wasn't a guarantee that the Blueshirts would make it into the playoffs.  After essentially playing two weeks of playoff games at the end of the lockout-shortened season, the Rangers worked their way in as a six seed in the Eastern Conference.  Their first round opponent is a familiar one: the Washington Capitals.

The Final Stretch

by Kris Venezia

The hockey scheduling gods have done the New York Rangers a favor, giving them an easy schedule at a crucial time in the hunt for a postseason spot. The Broadway Blue Shirts, with three games left, will take on Florida, Carolina and New Jersey, three teams that have already been eliminated from the playoffs.

The Rangers are in the 8th spot of the Eastern Conference with the Winnipeg Jets three points behind them the final week of the season, but Captain Ryan Callahan refuses to look in the rear view mirror.

Captain Cally has been Captain Clutch

by Mike Watts

Mike Watts, WFUV Sports

There is a certain humility that comes with being a captain in the National Hockey League.  Often times when things go wrong, the “C” is expected to face the cameras of swarming New York media.  A soft spoken, gritty seventh year veteran, Ryan Callahan embodies humility as he sits in his stall and answers every question from every reporter.  He embodies the identity the Rangers wished they possessed right now.  Put simply, his on and off ice demeanor has held the Blueshirts in postseason position.

Despite Decade-Long Struggles, Knicks and Rangers Have Come a Long Way

by Steve Simineri

Mike Watts, WFUV Sports

Madison Square Garden is legendarily known as, ‘The World’s Most Famous Arena’, but that very building has had some unpleasantly long summers for quite some time now. The Knicks are going on 40 years removed since their last Championship, and the Rangers last won a Stanley Cup behind Mark Messier’s guarantee in 1994, their first and last since 1940.

In A Business Built On Fans, How Much Access Is Too Much?

by Mike Watts

Mike Watts, WFUV Sports

At first, I was offended when I heard John Tortorella refused to answer basic questions from the media about injuries and in-game pep talks. He is paid plenty of money, money earned off the backs of the fans that attend games and spend a ridiculous sum for “NHL Center Ice”, to answer these questions.  How could a hockey coach ignore those fans that bleed blue when they want a little more access to the team they pay so much to see?  In hindsight, my offense was shortsighted.