Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round Preview: Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers

Hockey is back in a big way, which means there’s a lot to cover in a relatively short period of time. To that end, it’s time to get on with the show and sum up the Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round matchups. Up first, the New York Rangers and the Carolina Hurricanes. In one corner,Continue reading “Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round Preview: Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers”

2019-2020 Season Preview: New York Rangers

It was a relatively busy summer for the New York Rangers, who picked up one of the top forwards available in Artemi Panarin and snagged defenceman Jacob Trouba. The Blueshirts are hoping for advancement, but they’re also being sensible with their expectations. That may not exactly fill the seats with embellishments of Broadway splendour, butContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: New York Rangers”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets hedged their bets on playoff success in 2018-2019, leaving several critical free agents on the table. And while the Blue Jackets did shockingly sweep the Tampa Bay Lightning out of the first round, they ran into the Boston Bruins in the second and lost the series in six games. When theContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets”

What Went Wrong: New York Rangers

The New York Rangers took to 2018-2019 in full rebuild mode, with a new head coach in David Quinn and a focus on reconfiguring the game plan. Unfortunately, the Rangers didn’t improve their fortunes and finished with a 32-36-14 record. New York amassed 78 points in the regular season, good for seventh in the MetropolitanContinue reading “What Went Wrong: New York Rangers”

What Went Wrong: Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets enjoyed what was a mixed bag of a 2018-2019 season, one that came with some remarkable post-season highs yet one that was toughened with some pure, cold reality. The Blue Jackets pulled into the station with some serious roster questions and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen took some considerable risks. He heldContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Columbus Blue Jackets”