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Lias Andersson of the Rangers goes one on one against Calvin Pickard of the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on November 23, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Sean Hartnett
December 23, 2019 - 11:21 am
Lias Andersson and the Rangers had a doomed marriage from the start. As fans will remember, the Blueshirts shocked many around the hockey world when they selected Andersson seventh overall at the 2017 NHL Draft.
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 Islanders center Mathew Barzal celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Bruins during a shootout on Dec. 19, 2019, at TD Garden in Boston.
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Andy Graziano
December 20, 2019 - 11:16 am
When you look at the Eastern Conference, specifically the Atlantic Division, and size up the teams, you have to consider the Islanders one of the favorites at this moment in time, no? How can you not?
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From left, Islanders greats Butch Goring and John Tonelli
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Ryan Chatelain
December 18, 2019 - 3:57 pm
The Islanders announced Wednesday they are retiring the numbers of John Tonelli and Robert "Butch" Goring, both of whom were members of their Stanley Cup four-peat team in the 1980s.
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The Rangers' Chris Kreider shoots against the Edmonton Oilers on March 3, 2018, at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada.
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Sean Hartnett
December 18, 2019 - 3:15 pm
Chris Kreider is not on the level of Taylor Hall, who was recently dealt by the Devils, but the Rangers' winger should receive plenty of trade interest throughout the NHL. If the Blueshirts have a good deal on the table, there's no reason to wait until the trade deadline to make a move.
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New York Rangers logo on the ice at Madison Square Garden
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Ryan Chatelain
December 18, 2019 - 9:55 am
Scot Kleinendorst, who spent the first two seasons of his NHL career with the New York Rangers, died Tuesday following a workplace accident at a Grand Rapids, Minnesota, paper plant, his family said. He was 59.
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Oct 3, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kaapo Kakko (24) in action during the second period against the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden.
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Sean Hartnett
December 17, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Following an erratic western swing, the Rangers returned home on Monday and lost 5-2 to the Nashville Predators.
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Devils left wing Taylor Hall plays against the Flyers on Oct. 9, 2019, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
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Steve Lichtenstein
December 17, 2019 - 10:40 am
New Jersey announced Monday that they had dealt Hall, an unrestricted free agent after this season, to Arizona. When you’re trading a 28-year old who was the league MVP a mere two seasons ago, there’d better be at least one prize in the return package.
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Devils forward Taylor Hall skates with the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes on March 2, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Ryan Chatelain
December 16, 2019 - 3:14 pm
Taylor Hall's time with the Devils is over, as New Jersey reportedly traded their MVP winger to the Coyotes.
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Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 16:01 of the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Barclays Center on November 30, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City
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Andy Graziano
December 13, 2019 - 3:14 pm
After the historic 15-0-1 run that the New York Islanders embarked on between the middle of October to the middle of November, they have since settled into a see-saw trend over their past ten games.
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Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) celebrates with teammates Chris Kreider (20), Brady Skjei (76) and Filip Chytil (72) after scoring his team's fifth goal against the Sharks on Dec. 12, 2019, at SAP Center in San Jose.
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Sean Hartnett
December 13, 2019 - 12:14 pm
For a team that’s been as inconsistent as the Rangers, Thursday’s win provided a roadmap to success. If a team goes hard to the opposition net, tests the opposing netminder with a high volume of shots and plays smart in their own end, that kind of effort usually results in a win.
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