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Ryan Mead and Greg Kaplan host this weekly New York Rangers podcast that discusses news and results about the team, and often jump off course for nonsense.

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Ryan Mead and Greg Kaplan host this weekly New York Rangers podcast that discusses news and results about the team, and often jump off course for nonsense.

    Chris Kreider's Hat Trick Brings NYR Just Short vs AV and The Flyers

    Chris Kreider's Hat Trick Brings NYR Just Short vs AV and The Flyers

    This week in OT, the guys breakdown the 4-3 loss to the Flyers in which Chris Kreider scored a hat trick, and somehow the depleted Rangers team kept it close vs AV's turtling system. Also, is it time to move Lafreniere up to the top Power Play? Let's discuss.

    And more nonsense.
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    • 42 min
    Artemiy Panain is Stepping Away from Hockey & Eichel Trades with Ishaan Tharoor of The Washington Post

    Artemiy Panain is Stepping Away from Hockey & Eichel Trades with Ishaan Tharoor of The Washington Post

    This week the guys break down the truly shocking news that Artemiy Panarin will be stepping away from the New York Rangers for the time being facing allegations from one of his former coaches. Ryan and Greg break down the situation as best as they can and what it means for a struggling New York Rangers offense moving forward, also discuss how the Sun melts ice and the NHL should probably figure that out.
    Then Foreign affairs columnist Ishaan Tharoor of The Washington Post joins the breakaway to discuss the current state of affairs in Russia and how the Panarin situation is being viewed currently, the reports from Russia, what does Panarin stepping away mean, and being the Ranger fan that he is, the guys can't but help themselves to discuss some Jack Eichel packages for this offseason
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Kaapo and Panarin Drag NYR to a Much Needed Win in OT

    Kaapo and Panarin Drag NYR to a Much Needed Win in OT

    This week in OT the guys breakdown an absolutely miserable game vs PHI ending in an exciting win, Quinn sending Kaapo Kakko out first in the shootout, and of course Sam saying "Nolan Ryan, excuse me"
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    • 36 min
    Mika's Ice Cold Streak, Lafrenière's Frigid Start & Mollie Walker of The New York Post

    Mika's Ice Cold Streak, Lafrenière's Frigid Start & Mollie Walker of The New York Post

    This week the guys break down if the Devils vs NYR will actually happen, What about the Flyers? Will NYR play in Lake Tahoe? Can Mika actually sustain this level of cold streak? What about Lafrenière?? Is Ryan Lindgren still bleeding??? And much much more
    Then Mollie Walker, co-host of Up In The Blue Seats of the New York Post, joins the breakaway to discuss her story on Adam Fox's childhood, how the vets need to step up as the kids continue to develop, hockey fights, Quinn's decisions, and everything in between.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Adam Fox, Adam Fox, Adam Fox & Taking the Best Team in the NHL to OT

    Adam Fox, Adam Fox, Adam Fox & Taking the Best Team in the NHL to OT

    How does Adam Fox keep getting better? Will his body save be forgotten in NYR history? Can Georgie stop a Breakaway? NYR fought hard and took a tough team to OT with Panarin clearly feeling some sort of injury, the guys break it all down.
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    • 34 min
    Good News: Defense is Good? Bad News: Offense is Bad? & NYI vs NYR with our friend James Duffy

    Good News: Defense is Good? Bad News: Offense is Bad? & NYI vs NYR with our friend James Duffy

    This week the guys discuss the defense being (very) good, Miller being way ahead of schedule, Strome being...a very unique case for NYR, and how much this team misses Chytil.
    Then, James Duffy of Obstructed Views joins the Breakaway to discuss the state of NYI vs NYR, how the game lacked intensity, Miller and Fox for the next decade, and the future of our goalie battles.
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
470 Ratings

470 Ratings

Jon__W ,

Chuck F**k marry rangers edition

Hey guys,

Long term contract one, bridge one, cut one: Rooney, Lemeuix, Blackwell

Also an interesting note that I’d love your thoughts on - everyone keeps saying we can’t afford to lose regulation games early in a short season, but what about the reverse. if the rangers take a little while to get hot, with the schedule being all division opponents, isn’t making up ground in the standings at the end way more likely than any other season? April also includes four straight games against the devils

Dave in Cranford ,

5 STAR ?: Vets laying down on Quinn?

Found the podcast on The Athletic, I’m here to stay.

I’m not in the Fire DQ camp, but if Mika and Kreider stay ice cold while Strome remains allergic to goals and Buch comes around once a month, could a case be made that, despite developing the kids, he’s “lost the room” as far as the vets go?

Ryan Sureman ,

First time, long time...

I’ve actually grown up a 98.7 ESPN guy but love the WFAN talk on the pod and appreciate what they do over there as well.

Also don’t sweat the pronunciation comments Ryan, it’s refreshing to hear people who know hockey be able to be goofy as well as intelligent and I think this pod nails it. If you cared about pronunciations you’d be trying to be something you’re not. This is an awesome podcast, keep up the good work!

Here’s my question:
Post-drama (as Greg correctly explained Tony’s team is just waiting for the pot to stop boiling over) would any team interested in TDA benefit from playing Tony as a winger?

Similar to Dustin Byfuglien’s start in Chicago (offensively gifted bigger body who’s defensive game will only mature when he wants to take on the responsibility.)

Until that time comes, should a team interested in TDA add him into the fold as a winger first and take the flyer on him developing into the more valued 2-way defenseman position?

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