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Can we now start talking about Pavel Buchnevich as a building block for the future?

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Pavel Buchnevich has always been this enigmatic icon among Rangers fans. Even before he ever took the ice for prospect camp, fans all over were drooling over his YouTube highlights; instantaneously warranting the viewpoint that Buchnevich had to be a talent the likes of Vladimir Tarasenko. His first season with the New York Rangers organization was a roller coaster, one marked by highs and lows alike.

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Maybe we’re wrong about Alain Vigneault

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Maybe we’re wrong about Alain Vigneault and his development of young players. Stay with me here, but let’s judge this based on track record alone. For years, the Rangers were notorious for blowing it with young players. Was it talent or was it development? Michael Del Zotto failed to develop into the player he could’ve been under John Tortorella and is now showing he is a solid player, and Dylan McIlrath was the mystery that could never be cracked.

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Lesser Known Rangers: Volume One

Mixed within the names of a Gilbert, Giacomin, Greschner, Leetch, Messier and so forth, there are names like Daigle, Deveaux, Frolov etc. Lesser Known Rangers dives into this topic, making you say “Oh yeah, I had no idea he was a Ranger” or “Was he really on the team? So strap yourselves in and prepare to take a trip down obscure hockey player avenue! Let’s begin!

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Glen Sather’s Top 50 BEST Decisions: Part Two

 

Glen Sather (NYR)

Glen Sather (NYR)

This is Part Two of a Five-Part series ranking and evaluating Sather’s greatest (and not-so-greatest) decisions during his tenure as NY Rangers’ General Manager. Sather served as Rangers’ GM for 15 years, being hired on May 29, 2000 and stepping down July 1, 2015.

For Part One (#41 to #50), Click Here

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Alain Vigneault: A Look Back, Shows a Leap Forward

Alain Vigneault was hired as the new NYR head coach during the 2013 offseason. (Newsday)

Flashback to Memorial Day weekend of 2013. More specifically, that Saturday, May 25th. That was the day the Rangers were eliminated from the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs by the Boston Bruins in 5 games. It was also John Tortorella’s final game behind the New York bench. Read more

Rangers Head to Vancouver in Possible Torts Swan Song

Cam Talbot stones Ryan Kesler in the first meeting between these two teams.  The Rangers will look to continue their playoff push in Vancouver tonight (AP)

Cam Talbot stones Ryan Kesler in the first meeting between these two teams. The Rangers will look to continue their playoff push in Vancouver tonight (AP)

The Rangers head to Rogers Center tonight, in what they hope will be just another stepping stone in their journey towards the post-season. Read more

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