36 episodes

Up In The Blue Seats is a New York Rangers hockey podcast as only the New York Post sports section can create. Host and former Rangers great Ron Duguay breaks down the latest news about the Rangers and takes you inside the locker room with longtime NY Post Rangers beat writer Larry Brooks. They are joined by current and former players, other NY Post writers and special guests. Hear the podcast every Thursday morning.

Up In The Blue Seats: A NY Rangers Hockey Podcast from NY Post Sports NYPost

    • Sports
    • 4.8, 115 Ratings

Up In The Blue Seats is a New York Rangers hockey podcast as only the New York Post sports section can create. Host and former Rangers great Ron Duguay breaks down the latest news about the Rangers and takes you inside the locker room with longtime NY Post Rangers beat writer Larry Brooks. They are joined by current and former players, other NY Post writers and special guests. Hear the podcast every Thursday morning.

    Rangers Playoff Preview feat. Clark Gillies, Dave Maloney

    Rangers Playoff Preview feat. Clark Gillies, Dave Maloney

    Ron Duguay opens the show explaining the excitement in the air seeing hockey back on his TV. He then sends his thoughts to Barry Beck, who tragically lost his son Brock. Ron and Jake Brown then preview the Rangers' playoff series against the Hurricanes and make their predictions. NY Post Rangers beat writer Larry Brooks drops by to talk about the exhibition game against the Islanders, evaluating Filip Chytil, Jesper Fast winning the Players' Player Award and he gives his prediction for Rangers-Hurricanes. Former Ranger and ESPN Radio NY color commentator for the playoffs Dave Maloney then joins the show. Maloney talks about calling games coming up on a monitor and not being at the arena, exhibition games, matchups with the Flyers when he played with Ron, the John Halligan Good Guy Award and he analyzes the Rangers-Hurricanes series. Islanders legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Clark Gillies then joins Ron and Jake. Gillies talks about his foundation, if he went to Studio 54, Rangers-Islanders rivalry, if his game would translate today and he predicts what the Isles might do against the Panthers.
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    • 44 min
    Hart-emi Panarin? feat. Alexei Kovalev

    Hart-emi Panarin? feat. Alexei Kovalev

    Ron Duguay opens the show explaining why Artemi Panarin should win the Hart Trophy. He then welcomes i the hockey journalist who broke the Alexei Kovalev head coaching story, Gillian Kemmerer. She talks about how she got into Russian hockey, working at the KHL, the Igor Shesterkin-Ilya Sorokin friendship, Shesterkin's confidence level, playing in Russia arenas vs. here and women's hockey. NY Post Rangers beat writer Larry Brooks drops by to talk about what he's seen at practices, the goaltending situation, Brendan Lemieux's two-game suspension and Panarin being up for league MVP. 1994 Rangers Stanley Cup champion and NHL great Alexei Kovalev then join Ron and Gillian. Kovalev discusses getting drafted by the Rangers, the difference between the 1994 championship team and seasons prior, coaching in the KHL and flying a plane with Panarin.
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    • 46 min
    Blueshirts Back on the Ice feat. Mike Keenan

    Blueshirts Back on the Ice feat. Mike Keenan

    Ron Duguay, Jake Brown and The Post's Mollie Walker start the show by discussing the Rangers getting back on the ice, the first-round playoff schedule against the Hurricanes and Mollie's experience Monday at Islanders camp. Ron then chats with NY Post Rangers beat writer Larry Brooks about his time at Rangers camp, the time away and guys getting healthy, David Quinn's approach and Artemi Panarin's big season. 1994 Stanley Cup-winning head coach Mike Keenan then joins Ron, Jake and Mollie. Keenan talks about his podcast, his book coming next year, battling cancer, leaving the Rangers a month after winning a title, whether they would have repeated if he stayed, coaching in the KHL, analytics in the game and assistant coaches. He also shares his thoughts on the current Rangers team's chances and discusses his speech prior to Game 7 of the Finals.
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    • 43 min
    Training Camp Coming Soon feat. Butch Goring

    Training Camp Coming Soon feat. Butch Goring

    Ron Duguay opens the show talking about hockey in the air with training camp just days away. He welcomes in NY Post sportswriter Mollie Walker to discuss the CBA deal that is in place, what it means for the players and players potentially opting out to play elsewhere. Four-time Stanley Cup champion, Islanders legend and TV color commentator Butch Goring then joins Ron and Mollie. Goring talks about going from playing in Los Angeles with the Kings to New York with the Islanders and getting his No. 91 hung in the rafters. He also talks about what Bryan Trottier said about him, what he brought to the locker room, playing with Ron for Team Canada, the Islanders-Rangers rivalry, his time coaching, announcing when the playoffs begin and if he's worthy of being in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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    • 32 min
    Rangers-Devils Rivalry, NYC Radio feat. Ken Daneyko, Sid Rosenberg

    Rangers-Devils Rivalry, NYC Radio feat. Ken Daneyko, Sid Rosenberg

    Ron Duguay and Jake Brown open the show discussing the Rangers potentially playing in Toronto. or. Las Vegas, Ron's upcoming birthday plans and what his kids will get him. Ron then chats with NY Post Rangers beat writer Larry Brooks about Artemi Panarin's statement last week, what it means for the NHL and what covering the team will be like in a few weeks. Ron and Larry then chat with three-time Stanley Cup champion Ken Daneyko. Mr. Devil talks about his career in New Jersey, winning three titles with three different coaches and the memorable 1994 playoff series against the Rangers. WABC Radio personality and diehard Rangers fan Sid Rosenberg then chats with Ron and Jake. Sid talks about the ups and downs in his career, his book, Ron being his favorite player, the 1994 season, if he would return to WFAN and his pal Craig Carton's future.
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    • 50 min
    Panarin's Statement, Lowe to HOF feat. Meghan Chayka, Darius Kasparaitus

    Panarin's Statement, Lowe to HOF feat. Meghan Chayka, Darius Kasparaitus

    Ron Duguay opens up the show with NY Post sportswriter Mollie Walker. They discuss the potential hub cities and players getting back to the ice. Producer Jake Brown then jumps in to read Artemi Panarin's statement made on Instagram about not returning to the ice until an agreement is in place. Ron and Mollie then chat with hockey analytics expert Meghan Chayka. She talks about getting into analytics, her brother, who is the Coyotes GM, wanting to own a team, women working in sports, women's hockey and she drops some stats on the Rangers playoff matchup against the Hurricanes. NY Post Rangers beat writer Larry Brooks then chats with Ron about Kevin Lowe getting into the Hall of Fame and Brooksie's run-ins with John Tortorella when he was the head coach. Former Ranger Darius Kasparaitus then joins Ron and Larry. Kasparaitus discusses playing for Russia in the Olympics, but being from Lithuania, fighting and being physical in the NHL, his friendship with Alex Ovechkin and gift to him, reactions to Lowe getting into the Hall of Fame, memories of the 2005-2006 Rangers, playing with Jaromir Jagr, how he would be in today's game and the favorite memory from his career.
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

NYCTheMic ,

BlueCollarBlueShirts

Great show, keep up the good work.

JG Rocket ,

Barry Beck

Ron and Brooksie,
Love the show!
Loved Bubba the minute he put on the jersey!
Best show so far and they have all been excellent.
Keep up the fine work. LGR!

fruitman1242 ,

Big Fan

I like the format of this podcast. A ranger interview; a duguay story and a review of the rangers week. You can tell doogs bleeds ranger blue.

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