“New Ice City” is a weekly podcast hosted by Vincent Mercogliano, New York Rangers beat reporter and NHL analyst for the USA TODAY Network. Each episode will feature Vince’s insights on the latest news and rumblings surrounding the Blueshirts, as well as interviews with an array of guests from the hockey world. Download and subscribe on any platform where you find your podcasts, or by visiting lohud.com/rangers.
Insights into NY Rangers prospect K'Andre Miller with Wisconsin coach Tony Granato
On Episode 9 of the "New Ice City" podcast, University of Wisconsin men's hockey coach Tony Granato joins the show to discuss what New York Rangers fans can expect from defenseman prospect K'Andre Miller, memories of his own playing days and what's it's like coaching in the world of COVID-19. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano offers his thoughts on why NHL owners need to stop bickering over money and come up with an actionable plan for the new season.
Assessing the status of the NHL's 2021 season, plus ranking NY Rangers prospects and 'Reverse Retro' jerseys
On Episode 8 of the "New Ice City" podcast, NHL reporter Scott Burnside joins the show to discuss what the 2021 season could look like and which hurdles still need to be cleared. Plus, host Vince Mercogliano ranks the prospects who are most likely to impact the New York Rangers' roster in 2021 and his favorite "Reverse Retro" jerseys.
NY Rangers roster coming into focus, plus prospect analysis with Scott Wheeler
Episode 7 of the "New Ice City" podcast features NHL prospects reporter Scott Wheeler offering his opinion on the New York Rangers' 2020 draft class, Nils Lundkvist, Vitali Kravtsov and other prospects. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano analyzes the Rangers' 2020-21 roster now that all of their restricted free agents are signed and takes a look at which players New York could protect in next year's expansion draft.
NY Rangers await arbitration hearings and broadcaster Kenny Albert discusses life in the NHL bubble
On Episode 6 of the "New Ice City" podcast, host Vincent Mercogliano dives into possible arbitration hearings for both Ryan Strome and Brendan Lemieux and where negotiations stand with the two forwards. Plus, Kenny Albert joins to discuss life in the NHL bubble, his rise in broadcasting and his favorite Rangers memories.
Talking NY Rangers offseason and analytics with former NHL goalie Steve Valiquette
Episode 5 of the "New Ice City" podcast features former NHL goalie and MSG Network analyst Steve Valiquette as a guest to discuss the New York Rangers offseason and how analytics are being used by NHL teams. Plus, host Vince Mercogliano offers his thoughts on restricted free agents Ryan Strome and Brendan Lemieux and answers questions from fans.
Catching up with NY Rangers first-round pick Braden Schneider, plus RFA news and roster projections
Episode 4 of the "New Ice City" podcast features guest Braden Schneider, the No. 19 overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, who discusses being drafted by the New York Rangers, what kind of style he plays and how he's reached this point. Plus, host Vince Mercogliano analyzes the latest Rangers' offseason news and answers Twitter questions from fans.