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Sunday | Rant Sports

New York Rangers: Ryan McDonagh Perfect Choice for Captain

Barring some catastrophic turn of events, the New York Rangers and coach Alain Vigneault are expected to announce Thursday that defenseman Ryan McDonagh will be the 28th captain in team history. This comes as no surprise, as a myriad of rumors regarding McDonagh being the next captain have spread since previous captain, Ryan Callahan , was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Martin St. Louis this past March.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, New York Rangers, Ryan McDonagh, NHL Players, Martin St. Louis, Henrik Lundqvist, Marc Staal

Wed Sep 10, 2014

New York Daily News

Rangers, Marc Staal talk extension

Staal, 27, is entering the final season of a five-year, $19.875 million contract, but he has said on multiple occasions that he would prefer to sign a new deal before the 2014-15 season begins. Marc Staal remains unsigned to a long-term contract extension with NHL training camp just one week away, but the Rangers defenseman's agent told the Daily News on Wednesday morning that he has had substantive conversations with the club toward that end.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, New York Rangers, Marc Staal, NHL Players, Henrik Lundqvist, Glen Sather, John Moore

Globe and Mail

St. Louis hopes continuity with Rangers leads to another long playoff run

New York Rangers' Martin St. Louis celebrates his game-winning goal during overtime in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals against the Montreal Canadiens, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in New York. New York Rangers' Martin St. Louis celebrates his game-winning goal during overtime in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals against the Montreal Canadiens, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in New York.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, New York Rangers, Martin St. Louis, NHL Players, Rick Nash, Dan Boyle, Tanner Glass

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Blueshirt Banter

New York Rangers Analysis: How many 'top players' does it take to win in the NHL?

Depth is undoubtedly very important to any hockey team, but does it take a certain number of 'top players' to rise to hockey's pinnacle? The dog days of the NHL-less summer bring about some different coverage, and NHL.com has been coming out with lists of top players at their respective positions. The series of stories has inevitably created some chatter among hockey communities on the internet, many of which arguing the overrated-ness or undervalued rank of certain players.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, New York Rangers, Rick Nash, NHL Players, Martin St. Louis, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan McDonagh

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Blueshirt Banter

A Video Breakdown: Analyzing Henrik Lundqvist's improved puck handling skills

One of the area's Henrik Lundqvist has improved in the most since debuting in the NHL is his puck handling. Since making his NHL debut in 2005, Henrik Lundqvist has improved many aspects of his game, vaulting himself into the elite goalies of his generation.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, New York Rangers, Henrik Lundqvist, NHL Players, Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh, Chris Kreider

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Blue Line Station

Mats Zuccarello's Prediction For Rangers New Captain

May 7, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello looks up during the national anthem before taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins in game four of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports Could Mats Zuccarello be the New York Rangers ' captain this season? Zuccarello sure doesn't think so, according to Norwegian news website, nettavisen.no , where he shared his doubts in a recent interview.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, New York Rangers, Mats Zuccarello, NHL Players, Ryan McDonagh

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Blue Line Station

New York Rangers Cannot Afford To Keep Marc Staal Past This Season

Jan 26, 2014; New York City, NY, USA;New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal handles the puck against New Jersey Devils right wing Steve Bernier during the Stadium Series hockey game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports Marc Staal has been a fixture in the New York Rangers starting lineup, when healthy of course, since he was 21 years old back in the 2007-08 NHL season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, New York Rangers, Marc Staal, NHL Players, Glen Sather, Ryan McDonagh, Dan Boyle

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Blue Line Station

Henrik Lundqvist's MSG Beginnings

Mar 24, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist reacts during a ceremony honoring him as the Rangers MSG Network's "Beginnings" Series is set to air its fourth season this fall, featuring Henrik Lundqvist , Carl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello , according to MSG's website. Now whoever your favorite player may be, this is undoubtedly a very exciting lineup.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, New York Rangers, Henrik Lundqvist, NHL Players, Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin, Mats Zuccarello

Blue Line Station

Who Will Be the Captains For the Rangers?

Jun 11, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Martin St. Louis celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period in game four of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports Over the 88 years the Rangers have operated in New York, only 27 men have gotten the privilege of being named Captain.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, New York Rangers, Martin St. Louis, NHL Players, Marc Staal, Glen Sather, Ryan McDonagh

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Rant Sports

Dan Girardi Must Bounce Back From Brutal Stanley Cup Final for New York Rangers

For the majority of his career, Dan Girardi has rarely had an off night. He has been the mainstay on the New York Rangers ' defense since he was signed as an un-drafted free agent in 2005.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, New York Rangers, NHL Players, Ryan McDonagh

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Too Many Men On The Site

2014-15 NHL season preview: New York Rangers

May 29, 2014; New York, NY, USA; The New York Rangers pose with the Prince of Whales Trophy after beating the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 in game six of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, New York Rangers, Rick Nash, Mats Zuccarello, Ryan McDonagh, Tanner Glass, NHL Players

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Blueshirt Banter

New York Rangers Analysis: Without Anton Stralman, another test ahead for Marc Staal

While Dan Boyle will be a big upgrade on the Rangers power play, his addition will force Marc Staal into a bigger role.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, New York Rangers, Marc Staal, NHL Players, Dan Boyle, Ryan McDonagh

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Canes Country

All Staals All The Time?

Marc Staal has one more year left on his contract with the New York Rangers and even though it would seem logical that both sides would try to extend his deal this offseason, especially with Staal's agent saying that his client would like to stay in New York long term, there is no news of them being close to a new deal or even discussing it.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, New York Rangers, Marc Staal, NHL Players, Carolina Hurricanes, Jordan Staal

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Blue Line Station

Ryan McDonagh For Captain Says Brian Leetch

Jun 7, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings in the first period during game two of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, New York Rangers, Ryan McDonagh, NHL Players, Martin St. Louis, Los Angeles Kings, NHL Pacific Division

Wed Aug 20, 2014

CBS Local

Hartnett: Newcomer Hayes Should Be Able To Crack Rangers' Lineup Immediately

On Wednesday afternoon, the New York Rangers announced the signing of unrestricted free agent forward Kevin Hayes.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, New York Rangers, Kevin Klein, Ryan McDonagh, Dan Boyle, NHL Players, John Moore

Tue Aug 19, 2014

MSNBC

It's New York Rangers day on PHT

Throughout the month of August, PHT will be dedicating a day to all 30 NHL clubs.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, New York Rangers, Martin St. Louis, Derek Stepan, Rick Nash, Dan Boyle, NHL Players

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