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Two Win, One Eliminated

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

All three New York Ranger prospects still playing were in action on Wednesday with two seeing wins and one saw his team eliminated. While Daniel Bernhardt (2015 fourth) and his London Knights were eliminating Ryan Mantha’s Niagara IceDogs in the OHL finals, Ryan Gropp (2015 second) helped force a game five with a two goal effort in Seattle’s win over …

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Blown Opportunities

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

This year’s playoffs have had just about everything possible but for Ryan Mantha (2014 fourth) and his Niagara IceDogs they will have to view game three of the OHL finals as a blown opportunity. The IceDogs let a 4-1 first period lead disappear and fell to Daniel Bernhardt’s (2015 fourth) London Knights 6-5 in overtime and trail the Knights 0-3 …

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Better Effort But Same Heartbreaking Results

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

All three Ranger prospects were in action on Saturday with Ryan Gropp’s (2015 second) Seattle Thunderbirds suffering another heartbreaking overtime loss and Daniel Bernhardt’s (2015 fourth) London Knights dominating Ryan Mantha’s (2014 fourth) Niagara IceDogs. Both series have 2-0 leads in them as they shift locations for game’s three and four. For Gropp and his Thunderbirds, they played a better …

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Missed Opportunities

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

No matter what the level of hockey when the coach of the losing team discusses why his team lost the leading cause in most cases is missed opportunities and that is the story of why Ryan Gropp’s (2015 second) Seattle Thunderbirds lost 3-2 to the Brandon Wheat Kings in game one of the WHL finals. The Wheat Kings scored at …

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Let The Finals Begin

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

The 2016 OHL Championship finals between the London Knights with Daniel Bernhardt (2015 fourth) and Ryan Mantha’s (2014 fourth) Niagara IceDogs got underway Thursday evening in London. Bernhardt and his Knights came away with a 4-1 win to grab a 1-0 series lead. The Knights who entered the finals with the OHL’s second best record during the regular season handed …

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Three New York Rangers Prospects Who Could Impact the 2016 – 17 Roster

In Blueshirt Insider, Blueshirt Plus (*) by Dan Akeson

It is no secret that the New York Rangers aged, battered and bruised NHL roster will need an overhaul this offseason with a priority towards youth. Despite New York’s bold (and controversial) recent moves aimed at a championship at the expense of draft picks and prospects, the Blueshirts are now faced with bringing some players from their system back into …

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Oh What A Night

In News by Jess Rubenstein

Oh what a night it was as three New York Ranger prospects and their teams punched tickets to play in their respective league finals. All three teams swept their opposition and that was quite trick considering each team was facing one of the better teams in their respective conferences if not league. In Kent Washington, it took two overtimes, a …

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A Special Three Spot

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

The three remaining Ranger prospects still in action all moved one step closer to playing in their league championships after a special three spot saw all three win and take a commanding 3-0 series lead. Not all three can win their league championships but at least two will have a chance to possibly play in the 2016 Memorial Cup. Have …

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Big Game For Bernhardt

In News by Jess Rubenstein

Daniel Bernhardt picked the perfect time to have a big game during the 2016 OHL playoffs. It has been a rough season for the Ranger’s 2015 fourth round pick from Sweden Daniel Bernhardt, try as he did he could not find regular playing time in his native Sweden, it was not until his services were “loaned” to the London Knights …

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New York Rangers Breakup Day Recap

In News by Dan Akeson

Today the New York Rangers said goodbye to their Tarrytown practice facility for the last time of the 2015 – 2016 NHL season and, for some, perhaps their Blueshirt careers. Dan Boyle – The most newsworthy tidbit of the day was Boyle’s berating of NY Post Beat Writers Larry Brooks and Brett Cyrgalis. Catch the whole transcript here. Aside from …

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Change Must Start At The Very Top

In News by Jess Rubenstein

It has not been a good playoff season for those associated with the New York Rangers, after Saturday’s action there were just three prospects still playing. As mad as you more than likely are over the Ranger’s self-destructive exit to the Pittsburgh Penguins, it goes deeper than this. Hartford (AHL) failed to make the playoffs nor did the Greenville Swamp …

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Rangers Eliminated in Embarrassing Fashion

In Blueshirt Bulletin Main Blog, News by Scott Charles

The question has to be asked after the Rangers were eliminated from the 2016 postseason with zero dignity, is this not only the end of this season, but the end of one of the most successful era’s in franchise history? Henrik Lundqvist sat on the bench with a towel draped over his shoulders, a cap on his head wondering what …

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Rangers Look To Rebound In Game 5

In Blueshirt Bulletin Main Blog by Scott Charles

After a humiliating loss at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night, the Rangers will look to turn the page quickly and rebound in Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday afternoon at Consol Energy Center. The feeling on Broadway after that 5-0 disaster was eerily similar to 2014, when the Rangers turned in a Game 4 clunker before turning the …

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A Half Full Night

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Two Ranger prospects saw action on Friday night with the results giving us a half full night. As one prospect was starting a new series the other was in a short “best of five” series and his results put his team on the brink of elimination. It is ironic too as the two prospects in action on Friday evening were …

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Mantha The Man

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

The OHL’s Eastern Conference finals got underway tonight with 2014 fourth round pick defenseman Ryan Mantha being the man for his Niagara IceDogs after helping them come from behind for a 3-2 win over the Barrie Colts. The game one win was a huge shock as the Colts really looked as they had this game well in hand for the …

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Knights Take Game One

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

One has to think about how after all Daniel Bernhardt (2015 fourth) went through to get playing time that here he is in the OHL conference finals after his London Knights took game one 7-4. This in many ways could be the OHL Finals as you have the two teams who had the best records in the entire OHL facing …

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Changes Needed on Rangers Blue Line

In Blueshirt Bulletin Main Blog by Scott Charles

If the New York Rangers plan on moving past the opening round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Alain Vigneault must alter his strategy of which defensemen to dress on a nightly basis. Options were limited throughout the course of the regular season but now, with Brady Skjei’s emergence, Vigneault has a responsibility to his team, and Rangers fans to …