The majority of discussion surrounding the New York Rangers defence focusses on one of two subjects – how bad Dan Girardi is, or how good Keith Yandle is (and why doesn’t Alain Vigneault use him more?)
Periodically Ryan McDonagh receives praise while Marc Staal occasionally finds himself in the cross hairs, but little is said of Kevin Klein, despite the 31-year olds relative versatility.
New York Times’ writer Pat Pickens guests on this week’s One Puck Short Podcast, discussing the Rangers, Islanders and Devils starts to the 2015/16 NHL season.
Topics include the Rangers stuttering start to the year, Kyle Okposo’s future and whether New Jersey can remain in the play-off picture.
There’s also a chance to win a copy of Eastside Hockey Manager!
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The Metropolitan Division houses elite stars, awards candidates and has no shortage of goal scorers – but can it produce a Stanley Cup champion?
On what felt like the busiest July 1st for a number of years, the 2015 ‘free agent frenzy’ began with a flurry of activity; with Phil Kessel’s trade to Pittsburgh the biggest move of the day.
But the talented wingers move to Pennsylvania should not overshadow the savvy signings made by a number of clubs – nor the risks others have taken in the hop of boosting their teams fortunes.
Here are seven of the most intriguing moves made on the opening day of free agency:
Pro ice hockey goalies have often tapped in to their favourite pop culture references when it comes to the designs that adorn their masks – with New York Rangers puck stopper Cam Talbot tapping in to his love for Ghostbusters on more than one occasion.
27-year old teamed up with David Gunnarsson of DaveArt to produce another ‘Busters themed mask – this time featuring iconic ‘villain’ Slimer:
The gluttonous ghoul may have switched colour – to align with the Rangers blue and white jerseys – but it’s still a pretty awesome design. Especially when you factor in GLOW IN THE DARK EYES AND TEETH!!!
Find more picutres of Talbot’s new lid, as well as links to some of his old Ghostbusters masks at InGoalMag.com
The puck drops on the 2015 Stanley Cup play-offs this Wednesday, with Eastern Conference teams looking to bring the Cup home after three years in the West.
A strong case for success can be made for several clubs, but many contenders have fallen at the first hurdle before.
‘As is tradition’, here are the 1PS picks for the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals:
The One Puck Short Podcast returns for the 2015 Stanley Cup Play-Offs!
New York Times and XN Sports writer Pat Pickens joins me to talk about the battle for final play-off places, as the NHL enters the last weekend of the regular season.
Will Pittsburgh hold on?
What to make of the Sens surge?
Is this the Caps year?
Can the Kings make it?
It’s all under the microscope on this week’s episode!
Thanks to Pat for joining me today. You can follow him on Twitter @Pat_Pickens for live updates from tonight’s pivotal game between the Rangers and Senators at Madison Square Garden. He’ll also be on hand to provide up to the minute coverage of the Blueshirts 2015 play-off run.