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Rangers Prospect Season in Review: Gabriel Fontaine

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The 21-year-old prospect completed his first full season in the professional ranks, skating in 68 games with Hartford and tallying 18 points (9G, 9A). From what I have witnessed, the prospect has potential to become a good player for the Rangers down the road. His development is off to a good start as not everyone’s first year in the American Hockey League goes easy.

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The Case For And Against: Rangers RFA’s

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The end of the Stanley Cup Final is a signal for many things, such as the NHL Entry Draft and the beginning of the free agent signing period for July 1st. Another thing that is down the line is what to do with the impending RFA’s certain teams have. To explain simply, RFA stands for Restricted Free Agent, which means the player is a Free Agent and can be signed to an offer sheet but their former team can match the offer if they please. The Rangers seem to have a nice batch of RFA’s which they need to tend to, we take a look at which ones should stay and which ones should go. Read more

The Tilted Ice Podcast Recaps The Stanley Cup Finals, Previews The Rangers At The Draft and More!

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On this episode of the Tilted Ice Podcast, host Russell Hartman is joined by Forever Blueshirts Editor-in-Chief Zak Chiger. They welcome back the Xperience Hockey Talk’s Michael Lindenbaum to discuss the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup win and discuss Alex Ovechkin’s wild first few days as a champion. The duo then talk to NHL Network Radio host Michelle Sturino about all things hockey! Another great episode you don’t want to miss! You can follow Russell Hartman @russellhartman1, Zak @Zak4B, Mike @TXHT_Hockey, and Michelle @MichelleSturino.

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Protecting the Rangers kids sounds like a job for Milan Lucic

The Stanley Cup Finals reinforced my belief that having a tough, physical, and punishing forward in your lineup is not just a good thing but a legit need. Tom Wilson of the Caps and Ryan Reaves of the Knights proved that no spreadsheet or formula will fully capture what they bring to a team’s feeling of security and confidence on the ice. That goes two-fold for skilled players and kids. Read more

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