I'm starting this blog with the idea of talking hockey - more specifically, the New York Rangers. Ever since I was born I have been heavily influenced by the Rangers and hockey altogether. My dad grew up in New York City and was a goalie in various street and ice hockey leagues all over the place. I appreciate the game and can honestly say from experience that there is simply nothing like experiencing a hockey game at Madison Square Garden. The year 1994 will obviously live on forever in the hearts of New York Rangers fans, and the drive to get back to the Stanley Cup since then has only become stronger each year.
I myself am a Rutgers University Graduate with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies. I have a great deal of interest in writing about sports and could literally go on for hours and hours debating sports topics - which is ultimately something I would love to do for a living.
So, enough with the introduction. I'm looking forward to talking hockey and keeping everybody up to date with the latest Rangers news, starting with anything that happens this offseason. With the upcoming draft and free agency looming there are a lot of questions about what the Rangers will do and how they will fill some of the holes in this team. The core identity of this team is already established with Marc Staal, Dan Girardi, Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky, and, of course, Henrik Lundqvist. The team was also surprised last season by solid play from top prospects Ryan McDonagh, Michael Sauer, Derek Stepan, and Mats Zucarrello. That being said, there is still a lot of work to be done to get this team on track to where it wants to go, and GM Glen Sather and Coach John Tortorella will have their work cutout for them this offseason.
This blog will be updated frequently and often. My goal for this blog is to have fun, and to provide everything I know that I look for when I'm browsing through several different Rangers blogs saved in my favorites to get the absolute latest news on the team.
So let's have some fun and get at it, guys!