Blueshirt Banter: for New York Ranger...

The official home for audio programming from Blueshirt Banter, SB Nation's community for fans of the New York Rangers.

Hockey
Sports
Sports News
201
75: Kreider hurt, fourth line Buchnevich, susta...
Chris Kreider’s injury is scary, and will probably keep him out for a while. What options do the Rangers have to replace him?  Pavel Buchnevich is a fourth liner again. Pavelec is dominating. The Rangers are winning, but is i sustainable? 
62 min
202
74: Ryan McDonagh's struggles, Rangers starting...
The Rangers are moving back toward their losing ways, which is obviously not good. How big is Ryan McDonagh's struggles a part of that? Pavel Buchnevich is awesome at least. Post-baby podcast! 
53 min
203
73: Secondary scoring, the return of Hank, stor...
The Rangers are 9-2 in their last 11, firmly back in the playoff race, and Hank is doing Hank things. The Rangers have a few more easier matchups before a brutal stretch in December, so will the winning ways last?  All this and mor eon your favorite...
65 min
204
72: Rangers back to winning, Smith returns, KZB...
Joe and Mike will bring you the goods in a special pre-game episode of Bantering The Blueshirts. They'll discuss the Rangers being back to their winning ways, Brendan Smith returning to the lineup, future moves the team might make, KZB dominating, and...
71 min
205
71: Five in a row for the Rangers, KBZ dominati...
The Rangers are coming off a five-game winning streak which has effectivley saved Alain Vigneault's job, but is everything OK on Broadway? Pavel Buchnevich continues his dominance -- as does the rest of that line -- but there are still questions about...
79 min
206
70: AV Judgement Day Stalled, Gorton's critical...
The Rangers are in a strange place here, and we're going to try and figure out what's what in Rangerstown. Joe, Mike, and Beth will do their best (and probably fail at it).  All this and more on your favorite weekly New York Rangers podcast, hosted...
71 min
207
69: AV keeps getting rope from Gorton, DeAngelo...
Joe and Mike will bring on special guest Patrick Kearns to discuss all things current with the Rangers. They'll talk Anthony DeAngelo being sent down, the team's 2-6-2 start, how long AV has to keep living on the edge, and more.  All this on your...
81 min
208
68: Is Alain Vigneault's Seat Hot?
The Rangers are sporting a 1-5-1 record out of the gate, and look like a hot mess. The adjustments have been confusing and Alain Vigneault continues to make poor decisions in terms of deployment.  Is Vigneault's seat hot? Should it be?  All that and...
74 min
209
67: Slow starts, Smith a healthy scratch, Chyti...
Joe, Mike, and Shayna discuss the New York Rangers slow start to the year and Filip Chytil being demoted to Hartford.  They'll also try to make sense of the Brendan Smith scratches, what the hell is up with the defensive assignments/usages, whether...
78 min
210
66: 2017-2018 New York Rangers Season Preview
Joe and Beth take a look at the upcoming 2017-2018 season. 
53 min
211
65: Roster coming into focus, Chytil's NHL stin...
Joe, Mike, and Beth will discuss the current state of the New York Rangers, the post-camp cuts, who should be expected to make the team and stick around, Filip Chytil, Lias Andersson going back to Sweden and much more.  They'll also take stabs at...
83 min
212
64: Filip Chytil Dominates, DeAengelo, Pionk, a...
Joe, Mike, and Beth finally get to talk about some real hockey.  Filip Chytil dominating. Lias Andersson playing well. The Pionk and DeAngelo situation to go along with the entire defense. Kevin Shattenkirk doing Kevin Shattenkirk things and so much...
58 min
213
63: Training camp, Alain Vigneault's comments, ...
Joe, Mike, and Beth are back at it, this time going through the New York Rangers recently released training camp roster, Alain Vigneault's comments to the media about Marc Staal, J.T. Miller starting the year at center, and so much more.  All this...
55 min
214
62: Traverse City Tournament, Chytil hurt, Leet...
Joe, Mike, and Beth return for what's really the first podcast of the 2017-2018 season! They'll talk Traverse City, Filip Chytil's injury, Brian Leetch and Brad Richards joining the front office, PTO's and more.  All this and more on your favorite...
73 min
215
61: Featuring Special Guest Colton Orr!
Tonight the Bantering The Blueshirts crew will interview former New York Ranger Colton Orr! They'll discuss the pride parade that Orr took part in on behalf of the Rangers, Goon 2 (of which Orr is starring in), some of his favorite Rangers memories...
73 min
216
60: Kerfoot chooses Avs, potential PTOs for NYR...
As we slowly leave the dog days of summer in the dust, the New York Rangers are in danger of walking into the preseason without any solutions to their bottom six issues. Does that mean some more PTO players are coming? Do the Rangers get hurt by Alex...
65 min
217
59: The new-look power play, breakout candidate...
Joe, Mike, and Beth discuss what the power play is going to look like now that Kevin Shattenkirk is in the fold, who they think is going to break out this year, Henrik Lundqvist's interview with Blueshirt Banter, and more!  All this on your favorite...
86 min
218
58: Full New York Rangers Prospect Rankings
Adam Herman goes over his full comprehensive summer prospect rankings with Joe and Mike. 
80 min
219
57: Wolf Pack Overhaul, Final Prospect Rankings...
Joe, Mike, and Beth will discuss the coaching overhaul on the Wolf Pack, Adam's final prospect rankings, the Kevin Hayes situation and so much more.  All that and more on your favorite weekly New York Rangers podcast, hosted by Blueshirt Banter -- SB...
82 min
220
56: Zibanejad signs, Chytil impresses, potentia...
The New York Rangers and Mika Zibanejad avoided arbitration by the skin of their teeth, and agreed on a five-year deal. Will the deal end up being a good thing for both sides?  Filip Chytil is in action overseas in an inernational tournament and...
75 min
221
55: Shattenkirk's welcome home party, Buchnevic...
Kevin Shattenkirk was welcomed home with an honor fit for a king, while also taking Nick Holden's number. Is there something to be seen there, or is it just speculation? Also, Pavel Buchnevich said stuff in Russian, and it was translated and it turned...
84 min
222
54: Lias Andersson, the bottom six answer, Mika...
Joe, Mike and guest star Tom will discuss the Lias Andersson signing, whether or not he's a solution for their center depth this year, and what the answers is for the bottom six if not him. They'll also discuss the Mika Zibanejad contract...
78 min
223
53: Welcome home Shattenkirk, Fast is back, and...
Joe, Mike, and Adam celebrate the fact that Kevin Shattenkirk is a New York Ranger. They'll discuss how his addition helps and impacts the team, Jesper Fast's shiny new contract, the addition of Daniel Desharnais, and what to do next.   All that and...
78 min
224
52: Goodbye Stepan, NYR Draft, NHL Free Agency
The New york Rangers just finished a draft in which they had a first round pick for the first time in five years. They also traded Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta for the 7th overall pick and Anthony DeAngelo.  They've kept Brendan Smith, too, but...
75 min
225
51: Expansion, goodbye Oscar, trades on the way?
The Las Vegas Golden Knights selected Oscar Lindberg from the New York Rangers in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. The Rangers elected not to cut a deal to protect any of their players -- which was the right move.  Now the focus turns towards potential...
58 min
226
50: The end of the Girardi Era, a Derek Stepan ...
On the heels of Jeff Gorton making the most important move of the offseason (buying out Dan Girardi) there is now a fresh perspective on what we're going to be seeing from the Rangers this summer. With the buyout there's an open protection slot on...
71 min
227
49: NHL Expansion, the Raanta situation, NHL En...
The New York Rangers have yet to make any buyout motives clear as they head toward the expansion draft. Joe, Mike, and Beth will try to sort that out, along with future motives for the Rangers, and what exactly the plan should be when it comes to the...
66 min
228
48: Expansion, UFAs, the Derek Stepan (non) pro...
Joe and Mike will discuss the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft, who the Rangers are going to potentially lose, and what he team can do about it. They'll also go over RFAs/UFAs that need to be signed to get Expansion Draft compliant, whether or not Derek...
71 min
229
47: The Season In Review
Joe, Mike, and Beth discuss the end of the season, where the Rangers should go from here, and what can be expected this offseason. They'll also touch on expansion, who the Rangers should want to get rid of, whether or not they can bribe Vegas, what...
55 min
230
46: Blowing Leads, 0-2 Hole From Ottawa, What T...
On a special Monday edition of Bantering The Blueshirts, Joe, Mike, and Beth will discuss the Rangers current status in their Second Round playoff series against Ottawa.  They'll talk about why the Rangers are in a 2-0 hole, what they can do to turn...
66 min
231
45: Rangers Vs. Senators Full Second Round Preview
Joe, Mike and Beth will go through the Second Round matchup between the New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators.  They'll do lineup analysis, player previews, the whole Mika Zibanejad and Derick Brassard thing, the whole Brassard and Mats Zuccarello...
70 min
232
44: Rangers Go Back To Montreal 2-2
Joe, Mike and Beth discuss the Rangers current standings with the Canadiens. How they've fared through the first four games of the series, whether or not the Game 4 lineup will stick, coach head games and more.  They'll give new predictions and go...
75 min
233
43: Rangers Vs. Montreal Full First Round Preview
Joe, Mike and Beth get the gang back together as they go through a full playoff preview. They'll go over the lineups for Game 1, potential matchups, X-Factors, defensive advantages and the ever-important goaltender battle.  They'll also give...
65 min
234
42: Say hello to Montreal, Playoff Lineup, Quic...
Joe and Adam discuss the Rangers' playoff matchup with the Montreal Canadiens, how they think New York will hold up and what adjustment they think Alain Vigneault is going to make.  They'll also discuss what the lineup will be, whether or not the...
56 min
235
41: West Coast flubbing, Buchnevich sitting, NC...
Joe, Mike and Beth with discuss the Rangers current stretch of play leading up to the playoffs (where they will get the wild card). How they've played the past few weeks, who they've played and what we expect come the playoffs.  We'll also discuss...
71 min
236
40: Playoff Push, The Raanta Situation and the ...
Joe, Mike and Beth take a look at the Rangers unique situation of having a series of regular season games that don't mean anything before their playoff push. How they should be utilizing this opportunity, and what they're not doing.  They'll also...
63 min
237
39: 2018 Winter Classic, USWNT Strike and Russi...
Joe, Mike and Beth take to the airwaves to discuss the Rangers rumored 2018 Winter Classic big at Citi Field against the Sabres. They'll also discuss why they're going to be the away team despite playing in one of the five boroughs.  They'll also...
72 min
238
38: Glass Half Full, Injuries and Playoff Call Ups
Joe, Mike and Beth discuss the Rangers two-weeks after the trade deadline. Henrik Lundqvist and Antti Raanta playing well, Tanner Glass being back (and good, 50% of the time!), the Rangers remaining callups and what they're going to be doing with...
74 min
239
37: Post-Trade Deadline Podcast
Joe, Mike and Mika talk about the things the New York Rangers and Jeff Gorton did and did not do this NHL trade deadline. They'll discuss Brandon Smith, whether or not Gorton was too patient and waited too long, not making any defensive moves and...
72 min
240
36: The Pre-Trade Deadline Podcast!
Hockey Stat Miner joines Beth, Joe and Mike for their pre-NHL trade deadline podcast. The group will go over current rumors, the new Kevin Shattenkirk information, who they'd like to see the Rangers target and what they think will happen.  Is it...
72 min
241
35: Mr. 400, Pavel Buchnevich sits, Grabner's i...
Joe, Mike and Beth return after a snowstorm hiatus to go through Henrik Lundqvist winning his 400th game, his place in Rangers history and whether or not winning a Stanley Cup should impact his overall legacy.  They'll also talk about Alain Vigneault...
77 min
242
34: Vigneault's extension and the message it sends
Joe, Beth and Mike go through Alain Vigneault's expansion, the message it sends, the strange timing and the message it sends.  They'll also talk about the lack of adjustments, the defense being bad, Lundqvist and Raanta and much more. All this and...
79 min
243
33: The King and his subjects (Zuccarello, Ziba...
Joe, Mike and Beth discuss the return of Henrik Lundqvist, his role in the Rangers' current winning streak and where he projects to go from here. They'll also talk about the return (from injuries) of Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich, whether or not...
80 min
244
32: Henrik Lundqvist's Struggles, The Lack Of D...
Joe, Mike and Beth try to figure out what's wrong with the New York Rangers, Henrik Lundqvist or the defense. On top of that, they're going to look into whether or not Lundqvist's struggles are more Lundqvist is struggling because he's declining or...
73 min
245
31: The Pirri Situation, Grabner, Steven McDona...
Right in the middle of the New York Rangers "bye week" comes Bantering The Blueshirts, your favorite weekly New York Rangers podcast.  Joe, Mike and Beth will mourn the loss of hero NYPD detective Steven McDonald, talk about where Brandon Pirri has...
78 min
246
30: The "Real" Rangers, Stars Returning And Pot...
Joe, Beth and Mike will talked about who the "real" New York Rangers are, what the team is going to look like when Rick Nash, Pavel Buchnevich and Mika Zibanejad return, potential defensive moves that could be on the horizon, what Jeff Gorton must be...
85 min
247
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 29: The King Retur...
Joe, Mike and Beth are at it again -- and on time this time! (Although not on the same day).  The group will talk about the return of Henrik Lundqvist, the suspension (or lack there of) of Cody Eakin for his hit on Lundqvist, the team's late-game...
82 min
248
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep 28: The Goalie Situ...
Alain Vigneault's "run with the hot hand" for the past week, starting Antti Raanta four times -- relegating Henrik Lundqvist to sit on the bench while healthy four times in a row for the first time in a decade. He's done himself no favors with the way...
76 min
249
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 27: Wake Up Call
The New York Rangers have seen some serious struggles the past few weeks, and are suddenly looking at even more injuries piled up to the main roster. As the Rangers struggle, we're starting to see their true colors this year, and Joe, Mike and Beth...
79 min
250
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 26: Breaking The N...
Joe, Beth and Mike are back at it, talking about a plethora of Rangers things this week.  First, Dougie Hamilton rumors are swirling and he does seem to be on the block. Should the Rangers be interested and if so who are you willing to give up for...
70 min
251
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 25: Judging The Ra...
It's the first Holiday espisode of Bantering The Blueshirts! The group will talk about how the Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich injuries impact the team, their win over Pittsburgh (along with their losses to Columbus and Florida) and who needs to...
63 min
252
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 24: Four Skill Lin...
Joe and Beth tackle some of the biggest questions surrounding this team right now, mainly: Are the Rangers going to be able to keep up this level of play, and should the cracks in the foundation be concerning?  They will also discuss how the Rangers...
75 min
253
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 23: Goodbye, McIlr...
Joe, Beth and Hockey Stat Miner will take you through the ins and outs of the Dylan McIlrath trade, the steps leading up to the trade and the Rangers loss to Vancouver.  Despite riding high, the Rangers hit a lull the past few games and have...
66 min
254
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 22: Do The Rangers...
Joe, Mike and Beth return in the 22nd edition of Bantering The Blueshirts. Tonight the three will talk about whether or not the 7-3 Rangers need to change their current personel with how explosive the offense has been. The question remains whether or...
65 min
255
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 21: The Rangers Ar...
Joe, Beth and Mike will discuss the phenomenon that is the Rangers being this successful despite their warts on defense. The group will talk also talk about easy ways to fix the defense (cough Adam Clendening cough), trades that might be on the...
66 min
256
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 20: Pesky PDO
Joe, Beth and Mike discuss how the Rangers are far more competitive than anyone thought they would be, despite being 2-2.  The group will also talk about the standouts on offense and defense, what's going to happen when Dan Girardi returns and...
80 min
257
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 19: The 2016-2017 ...
Joe, Mike and Beth will give you all the official Bantering The Blueshirts season preview! The group will give their player predictions, final roster breakdowns and will give you all their final verdict on where the Rangers will finish this year. ...
78 min
258
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 18: The Final Rost...
Joe, Mike and Beth dig into the New York Rangers final preseason game, what we've seen this past week of games and who we think makes the final cut.  They'll look at the performances of Brandon Pirri, Adam Clendening, Brady Skjei, Dylan McIlrath and...
83 min
259
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 17: Preseason Thou...
Joe, Mike and Beth go through the New York Rangers first preseason win over the Islanders, talk about the game's highlights and some of the roster battles we're going to see as training camp continues.  They'll talk about the Chris Kreider - Mika...
83 min
260
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 16: Traverse City,...
Joe, Mike and Beth return after a summer hiatus just in time to go over the World Cup of Hockey, the Traverse City Tournament and the impending New York Rangers preseason.  The group will discuss Jimmy Vesey, Pavel Buchnevich, Sean Day and all the...
62 min
261
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 15: Keith Yandle T...
The New York Rangers traded Keith Yandle's rights to the Florida Panthers for a 6th round pick and a conditional 4th (if he re-signs in Florida). The trio returns to the airwaves to talk about the implications of that move, what other moves might be...
67 min
262
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 14: Pavel Buchnevi...
In the first true post-season podcast of the summer we are expecting things to maybe get a little silly. But not before we gloat about locking up Pavel Buchnevich for three years, his AHL-out clause, how some Rangers are faring at the Worlds and...
44 min
263
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 13: The New York R...
Joe, Mike and Beth discuss the disaster that was the 2016 playoffs, the moves leading up to the playoffs and, most importantly, where the Rangers go from here.  They'll talk about Henrik Lundqvist, Kevin Hayes, Eric Staal, Dan Girardi, Marc Staal and...
65 min
264
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 12: NYR Tie Up The...
On the 12th episode of Bantering The Blueshirts Joe and Mike will be joined by Blueshirt Banter editor Beth to discuss all things Rangers/Penguins.  The group will also discuss the Dan Girardi mystery injury, whether or not he should/will play this...
62 min
265
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 11: Full Playoff R...
This week's Bantering The Blueshirts will feature a full rundown of the New York Rangers First Round playoff matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Joining Joe Fortunato and Mike Murphy will be Pensburgh managing editor Jimmy Rixner who will give the...
53 min
266
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 10: McDonagh Injur...
Joe Fortunato and Mike Murphy will dig a little deeper on the Ryan McDonagh injury, speculate on how long they think he will be out, who Alain Vigneault will use as his replacements and what this means for the team's playoff hopes.  They will also...
64 min
267
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 9: Looking Ahead E...
After last week's positive podcast, Joe and Mike will take a deeper dive into what's ahead for the New York Rangers.  The duo will talk about the Rangers seemingly solitified matchup with the Penguins in the first round of the playoffs, how important...
59 min
268
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 8: All Positive Po...
Joe and Mike are introducing the first-ever Bantering The Blueshirts All Positive Podcast! Since the Rangers have been doom and gloom, the podcast has sadly followed. Not anymore. Tonight the duo will talk about the players that have been the most...
54 min
269
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 7: What's Wrong Wi...
Joe and Mike will take a deeper dive into the Rangers' recent struggles where the team has reverted back to their November to December slump. The two will also discuss what they think the Rangers need to do to fix the problems, what they should do...
53 min
270
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 6: Do You Trust Al...
Joe and Mike will talk about (and maybe even open up the phone lines) whether or not you trust Alain Vigneault to win a Stanley Cup in New York. Does his past success negate any of the negative things he's done in New York? Or would you rather take a...
50 min
271
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 5: Eric Staal And ...
In the fifth, and probably most exciting episode of Bantering The Blueshirts yet, Joe and Mike tackle the enormous Eric Staal trade, not trading Keith Yandle, the boring NHL Trade Deadline and what the Rangers lineup should look like when Rick Nash is...
58 min
272
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 4: Keith Yandle Or...
Joe and Mike will take callers for the first time in Bantering The Blueshirts history when they debate who you would keep if you had to trade one: Rick Nash or Keith Yandle.  The duo will also discuss the impending NHL Trade Deadline, whether or not...
55 min
273
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 3: Injuries And Im...
In the third episode of Bantering The Blueshirts Joe and Mike tackle whether or not the Rangers are actually improving with Ryan McDonagh and Rick Nash unable to play. We also talk to Bantering The Blueshirts; first ever guest Beth Machlan (Blueshirt...
54 min
274
Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 2: Rangers Defensi...
In the second (and really first official) episode of Bantering The Blueshirts (Blueshirt Banter's official podcast) Joe Fortunato and Mike Murphy tackle Ryan McDonagh's concussion, Dylan McIrath being an afterthought and the new roles Dan Girardi and...
50 min
275
Bantering The Blueshirts Episode 1: The Pilot
Manageing Editor of Blueshirt Banter Joe Fortunato and editor Mike Murphy will co-host your inagural Bantering The Blueshirts pilot espisode. Here we'll work out the kinks, figure out just what the hell it is we're doing and even find time to talk...
34 min