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BlueLINES for BlueSHIRTS! - August 9th

It’s becoming painfully obvious that hockey needs to arrive much sooner rather than later. I’m getting antsy and when you get antsy you start to do questionable things. I’m attempting to fill my hockey void by taking in a New York Mets game Thursday afternoon against the Padres. Being the heart-broken Mets fan I am, the hope is that they actually have enough healthy players to field that day. If anything, I get a Shake Shack burger out of it.

Continue reading to get your Rangers’ headlines for the day.

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Prospect J.T. Miller survived cuts at the National Junior camp and will play in international games this week. [USA Hockey]

Patrick Hoffman has a great piece with an interview from former Rangers and current hockey analyst Kevin Weekes. [Kuklas' Korner]

Beat writer Andrew Gross wonders if John Tortorella is in favor of making newly signed Brad Richards the next captain. [Bergen Record]

Marc Berman has seen the MSG renovations first hand and says MSG will be “unrecognizable.” That could be a good or bad thing. [NY Post]

In an attempt to boil your blood, Corey Pronman analyses the Top 10 Rangers prospects and rates the system as “fairly average.” [Hockey Prospectus]

Michael Gleich has a video of Brandon Prust talking about why he loves playing in New York. [Bleeding All Blue]

Dave Shapiro gives a detailed look at the competition on defense for the final 2/3 spots come training camp. I’m personally rooting for an out-of-nowhere showing from Dylan McIlrath. [Blue Seat Blogs]

 

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