Who would've thought that August 2020 would turn into one of the most memorable months in the history of the New York Rangers? After a disheartening sweep at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes knocked them out of the NHL playoffs before they even started, Rangers fans turned their attention to ping pong balls. The quirks of this season, brought about by the pandemic and the pause, left the Rangers with a 12.5% chance at the #1 overall pick in October's NHL Draft, and the chance to add a bona fide franchise-changing superstar to their ranks. But in the history of the NHL draft as we know it, the Rangers have never held the coveted number one spot. Until now.Becky, Dave and Rob giddily react to the Rangers' good fortune, and excitedly (and not always coherently) discuss the possibility of Alexis Lafreniere joining this young team that is very much on the rise. While the 2020 draft is loaded with talent, Lafreniere projects to be a cornerstone player. The Rangers' rebuild has officially moved into its next phase. It's hard not to feel good if you're a Ranger fan right now.Follow us on Twitter @BlueSeatsLive for all your NY Rangers podcast needs. If you’d like to submit a question for us to answer next show, use the hashtag #LiveFromTheBlueSeats. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Rangers opened the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers with a sloppy and uninspired performance against the favored Carolina Hurricanes, and now face a 1-0 deficit in their best-of-five series. Becky, Dave and Rob discuss how they can claw their way back into this series. What adjustments do they need to make? Who needs to step up? Kaapo Kakko and Filip Chytil impressed, meaning they'll both need to assume larger roles if the Rangers are going to advance in the wake of the injury to Jesper Fast. Enjoy this episode of Live From the Blue Seats before you settle in for Game 2, Monday afternoon at noon.Follow the show’s Twitter account @BlueSeatsLive for all your NY Rangers podcast needs, and if you’d like to submit a question for us to answer next show, use the hashtag #LiveFromTheBlueSeats. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hockey is back! Becky, Dave and Rob dig into the Rangers' upcoming best-of-five series vs. the Carolina Hurricanes. They also discuss life in the bubble and if the NHL is up to the challenge of safely staging a months-long tournament during the Covid-19 pandemic. Who will be the X-factor for the Rangers that could potentially swing the series in their favor? And who will get the nod in goal? Live from the Blue Seats is back, just in time for the re-start of the 2019-20 NHL season. It's like Christmas in July... or August.Follow the show’s Twitter account @BlueSeatsLive for all your NY Rangers podcast needs, and if you’d like to submit a question for us to answer next show, use the hashtag #LiveFromTheBlueSeats. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mats Zuccarello made international headlines with a tabloid interview on Saturday, weighing in on a range of topics and heavily criticizing the Rangers for their handling of both his exit and Henrik Lundqvist's current situation. Is Zucc's ire justified? The gang also discusses potential compliance buyouts, and Dave comes prepared with receipts. The NHL continues to work through scenarios for a return to play, and Becky, Rob and Dave answer a fan question about how the Rangers might address their need for a left-handed defenseman.Check out Blue Seat Blogs, the longest running fan site for all things Rangers, from news and opinion to video analysis and more.Follow the show's Twitter account @BlueSeatsLive, and if you’d like to submit a question for us to answer next show, use the hashtag #LiveFromTheBlueSeats. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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