“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.
Season 2 finale of the 'New Ice City' podcast: The offseason mailbag
Episode 80 of the "New Ice City" podcast is the Season 2 finale and puts a bow on the New York Rangers' offseason while looking ahead to the 2022-23 campaign. Carolina Hurricanes reporter Walt Ruff joins the show to discuss what the Blueshirts are getting in newly signed center Vincent Trocheck and host Vincent Mercogliano answers several questions from fans in an extended mailbag segment.
Impressions from NY Rangers' development camp and what else to look for this offseason
Episode 79 of the "New Ice City" podcast delves into everything that happened at the New York Rangers' development camp, including interviews with prospects Bryce McConnell-Barker, Brennan Othmann, Matthew Robertson, Adam Sýkora and Bobby Trivigno. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano sizes up the state of the Blueshirts' 2022-23 roster and answers fans' questions on Vitali Kravtsov's role, Matthew Tkachuk trade rumors and more.
NY Rangers offseason frenzy: Vincent Trocheck signing, NHL Draft and more
Episode 78 of the "New Ice City" podcast is jam-packed with complete coverage of the New York Rangers' offseason -- free agency, NHL Draft and more. Host Vincent Mercogliano offers insight into the Vincent Trocheck signing, Kaapo Kakko's contract status, salary cap implications and lineup plans, plus FloHockey prospects reporter Chris Peters joins the show to analyze the Blueshirts' 2022 draft class.
Wrapping up the NY Rangers' memorable playoff run and looking ahead to the offseason
Episode 77 of the "New Ice City" podcast looks back on the New York Rangers' exciting NHL playoff run to the Eastern Conference Final and what led to their ultimate exit at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Plus, clips from final interviews with Chris Kreider, Ryan Strome and Kaapo Kakko and host Vincent Mercogliano previews the Blueshirts' offseason priorities and most pressing decisions.
Can the NY Rangers find another gear with the Eastern Conference Final tied up?
Episode 76 of the "New Ice City" podcast considers whether the New York Rangers can find another gear in the Eastern Conference Final or if the wear-and-tear of their long NHL playoff run is finally catching up. Plus, host Vincent Mercogliano answers fans' questions about home-ice advantage, five-on-five offense, Filip Chytil, Ryan Strome, Sammy Blais, Artemi Panarin, Andrew Copp, Tyler Motte, Frank Vatrano, Brennan Othmann and more.
NY Rangers' magic run continues in the Eastern Conference Final
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.
If you’re a Rangers fan, this a must listen. A good journalist delivering inside info and fair, informed, nuanced opinions.
I listen to so many hockey podcasts, but this is the first Rangers-specific podcast that I actually have loved. Vince is a great writer and I love reading his pieces but I also love this podcast! He has a great voice and is a wonderful interviewer; you can tell the subjects are always comfortable with him. He never goes on annoying, long-winded rants like many other sports podcasters do, and he sticks to the most important and interesting topics. I’ve enjoyed all the interviews but also when it’s just Vince. I also appreciate the insight into other teams. Keep it up, Vince, and let’s go Rangers!!
An actual adult
Who does not think he knows more than professional GMs, scouts , or talent evaluators. Very unusual compared to most sport podcasts. Vince sticks to hockey and does not try to be funny, super cool, or lower himself to frat boy humor. Only mild criticism is that he talks to his audience as if they are all 25 years old and have never traveled or had children etc. Also repeats himself a little too much. Lastly stop telling us how hard you work & busy you are. We call that “life”. Beyond that this is a quality listen