Episode 75 of the "New Ice City" podcast examines how the New York Rangers were able to close out the Carolina Hurricanes and how they carried that momentum into their Eastern Conference Final matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Plus, Erik Erlendsson of lightninginsider.com joins the show to offer an inside look at the two-time Stanley Cup champs and host Vincent Mercogliano answers fans' questions about Filip Chytil, Kaapo Kakko and life covering the playoffs.
Episode 74 of the "New Ice City" podcast examines how the New York Rangers were able to tie up their second-round playoff series with the Hurricanes at two games apiece and what they need to do to steal a Game 5 win in Carolina. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano discusses the latest on Igor Shesterkin, Jacob Trouba and Barclay Goodrow and answers fans' questions on a wide range of Blueshirts' topics.
Episode 73 of the "New Ice City" podcast features both a look back at the New York Rangers' improbable comeback from a 3-1 series deficit against the Pittsburgh Penguins and a look ahead to their second-round showdown with the Carolina Hurricanes. Plus, Sara Civian of The Athletic joins to break down the matchups with the Canes and host Vincent Mercogliano offers insight into Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad and keys to the series for the Blueshirts.
Episode 71 of the "New Ice City" podcast features complete analysis of Game 1 of the New York Rangers' first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, including an explanation of Filip Chytil's controversial disallowed goal and why it was a no-win situation for the NHL (and its fans). Plus, Penguins reporter Matt Vensel joins the show to preview the matchup and host Vincent Mercogliano offers insight into Gerard Gallant's line usage, the Madison Square Garden playoff atmosphere and...
Episode 70 of the "New Ice City" podcast features former New York Rangers captain and current MSG Network analyst Dave Maloney to preview the upcoming NHL playoffs. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano discusses the ideal first-round opponent for the Blueshirts and answers fans' questions about Andrew Copp, Ryan Strome, dealing with injuries and other playoff concerns.
Episode 69 of the "New Ice City" podcast is a New York Rangers' playoff mailbag edition, with host Vincent Mercogliano answering fans' questions on Kaapo Kakko, Brennan Othmann, lineup decisions, players to watch in the postseason and more. Plus, insights into three straight shutout wins for the Blueshirts and the importance of Igor Shesterkin and Artemi Panarin hitting their strides lately.
Episode 68 of the "New Ice City" podcast reflects on the New York Rangers' journey to their first playoff berth in five years and the priorities in the coming weeks as they gear up for the postseason. Plus, Shayna Goldman of The Athletic and Sportsnet joins the show to dive into the positive trends the Blueshirts' have shown since the trade deadline and host Vincent Mercogliano answers questions about Vitali Kravtsov, the "Kid Line" and the best food at MSG.
Episode 67 of the "New Ice City" podcast features Providence College and U.S. World Juniors head coach Nate Leaman to discuss the growth of New York Rangers prospect Brett Berard. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano offers his insight into Braden Schneider's budding confidence, Igor Shesterkin's recent frustrations and the overall mood around the Blueshirts as they inch toward the playoffs.
Episode 66 of the "New Ice City" podcast dives into positive trends for the New York Rangers and the implications of recent wins over the Pittsburgh Penguins with MSG Network analyst and former Blueshirts goalie Stephen Valiquette. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano answers fans' questions about best lineup configurations once Kaapo Kakko returns, salary cap concerns for 2022-23 and possible free-agent targets for the summer.
Episode 65 of the "New Ice City" podcast goes all in on a busy trade deadline for the New York Rangers – why each player was targeted by team president Chris Drury, how he pulled off the deals and where the new additions will fit into the lineup. Plus, Winnipeg Jets reporter Scott Billeck joins the show to discuss what kind of player the Blueshirts are getting in Andrew Copp and the possibility of a Mark Scheifele trade this summer and host Vincent Mercogliano answers fans' questions about...
Episode 64 of the "New Ice City" podcast is the final show before the 2022 NHL trade deadline! Host Vincent Mercogliano breaks down the deal that landed forward Frank Vatrano in New York and provides insight into what could come next for the Rangers. Plus, fellow Blueshirts beat reporter Colin Stephenson stops by to offer his thoughts on the team's needs and share stories from the road.
Episode 63 of the "New Ice City" podcast is devoted to answering as many fan questions as possible regarding the New York Rangers and the upcoming NHL trade deadline. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano offers his thoughts and observations from the Blueshirts' trip through the Midwest and discusses what to do about the ongoing struggles of Alexandar Georgiev.
Episode 62 of the "New Ice City" podcast features prospect reporter Scott Wheeler to dissect the top young players in the New York Rangers' system and the state of the pipeline coming out of the rebuild. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano offers his thoughts on the Blueshirts' losing twice over the weekend and answers fans' questions on Filip Chytil, Alexis Lafrenière and Alexandar Georgiev.
Episode 61 of the "New Ice City" podcast analyzes what's going well and what needs to improve as the New York Rangers look toward the NHL trade deadline. Plus, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Matt Vensel joins the show to look ahead to the Blueshirts' first meeting of the season with the Penguins and host Vincent Mercogliano answers fans' questions about Alexandar Georgiev, Kaapo Kakko, bottom D pair and more.
Episode 60 of the "New Ice City" podcast examines Igor Shesterkin's Vezina Trophy-worthy season and whether the New York Rangers goalie's dominance will push team president Chris Drury to go all in at the trade deadline. Plus, Dan Rosen of nhl.com joins the show to break down the Stanley Cup playoff and Metro Division race and host Vincent Mercogliano answers fans' questions on rookie defensemen, right-wing needs and more.
Episode 59 of the "New Ice City" podcast features Flint Firebirds head coach Ted Dent discussing what he's seen from New York Rangers prospect Brennan Othmann that's led to his breakout season in the OHL. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano offers analysis of the Blueshirts' D corps, which defenseman could end up being traded and the organization's recent history of developing young players.
Episode 58 of the "New Ice City" podcast recaps a wild week for the New York Rangers, which included Henrik Lundqvist's jersey retirement and a character-building win over the Florida Panthers. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano answers fans' questions about how the Rangers should arrange their lineup coming out of the two-week break, Alexis Lafrenière's growth, the timing on trades and what else could happen in the second half of the season.
Episode 57 of the "New Ice City" podcast focuses on the upcoming jersey retirement ceremony for New York Rangers legend Henrik Lundqvist, with former teammate and close friend Mats Zuccarello joining the show to discuss what it was like playing with No. 30. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano dives into the Rangers' bitter loss in Carolina, the comeback wins that followed and the latest on the trade front.
Episode 56 of the "New Ice City" podcast will get you set for the New York Rangers' biggest game of the season so far, as they travel to Carolina to take on the Hurricanes in a battle for first place in the Metro Division. 'Canes reporter Sara Civian joins the show to help breakdown the matchup, plus host Vincent Mercogliano offers his analysis of where the Rangers' stand at the midway point of the season and answers Twitter questions from fans.
Episode 55 of the "New Ice City" podcast features the latest happenings from the New York Rangers' longest road trip of the 2021-22 season, with host Vincent Mercogliano offering observations from an up-and-down swing through the West Coast. Vince dives into the Blueshirts' even-strength issues, lineup questions and possible next moves, while San Jose Sharks reporter Sheng Peng joins the show to discuss a potential Tomas Hertl trade.
Episode 54 of the "New Ice City" podcast is a mailbag edition devoted to answering fans' questions about the red-hot New York Rangers. Host Vincent Mercogliano returns from his COVID-19 absence to address Artemi Panarin, Alexis Lafrenière, Ryan Strome, Zac Jones, Libor Hájek, lineup combinations, trade rumors and the Blueshirts' recent success.
Episode 53 of the "New Ice City" podcast features Daily Faceoff reporter Chris Peters to preview the 2022 World Junior Championships and the New York Rangers' prospects who will be participating. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano discusses the latest surrounding Artemi Panarin's lower-body injury, Filip Chytil being scratched and coach Gerard Gallant's motives with his young players (and the media).
Episode 52 of the "New Ice City" podcast features the voice of the New York Rangers on MSG Network and broadcast legend Sam Rosen, who shares some of his favorite stories from over the years and discusses how much longer he plans to stay in the booth. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano analyzes the Rangers' winning streak coming to an end, the latest on injured goalie Igor Shesterkin and the potential ripple effects if the Ryan Strome is re-signed to a new contract.
Episode 51 of the "New Ice City" podcast features New York Rangers prospect Will Cuylle discussing what he learned at NHL camp and how it's helped him dominate the OHL so far this season. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano analyzes the Rangers' strong start through their first 20 games and answers fans' questions about defensemen prospects, trade possibilities and the vibes around the team.
Episode 50 of the "New Ice City" podcast features six-time champion and recent Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Kevin Lowe, who tells some of his favorite stories from the New York Rangers' run to the Stanley Cup in 1994. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano discusses the latest Rangers' news, including Dryden Hunt's promotion to the top line, Nils Lundkvist's development and what the Blueshirts could do in the NHL trade market.