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Brandon Fitzpatrick

Brandon Fitzpatrick is a New Yorker through and through. Currently a junior at Syracuse University, Brandon is a diehard Rangers, Mets, and Jets fan, but can talk about any sport any day.

New York Rangers Playoff Matchups: Penguins or Islanders?

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are right around the corner; the NHL regular season ends Saturday, April 9th, and the playoffs will likely start on Tuesday, April 12th. The New York Rangers are poised to finish as the second or third seed in the Metropolitan division, leaving the Pittsburgh Penguins and New …

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New York Rangers Acquire Eric Staal From Carolina Hurricanes

The New York Rangers made another win-now move on Sunday, trading for Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal. The Rangers gave up two second-round picks (2016 and 2017) along with 19-year-old prospect Aleksi Saarela, lower than the reported asking price for Staal when the rumors began. Staal, who is the brother …

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Kevin Hayes Might be the New York Rangers Biggest Deadline Acquisition

The NHL trade deadline is less than a week away and teams are starting to settle into roles as either buyers or sellers. The New York Rangers, perennial Stanley Cup contenders, would fall into the buyers category. Word around the rumor mill suggests that the Blueshirts are looking to keep their best …

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2016 New York Sports Trade Value

  With the great Bill Simmons on long-term IR from writing — until February 17th, 2016, when he announced his new website “The Ringer”—there was a gigantic void to fill, as his excellent NBA trade value column usually came out around this time. Here at SportsBlogNewYork, we decided to borrow …

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New York Rangers: Past Moves Coming Back to Haunt Them

To (somewhat) quote the great Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight”, “Let’s wind the clocks back (two) years.” The New York Rangers, under first-year bench boss Alain Vigneault, were in the midst of a disappointing season. The team had a number of upcoming free agents, including Henrik Lundqvist, Dan Girardi, …

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