New York Rangers

Brian Burke on the NHL’s Pride Night snubs: ‘We’re still going the right way’

A veteran hockey executive whose family helped reshape the conversation around LGBTQ+ issues in professional sports — through bravery, then tragedy — said he was left “clearly and visibly annoyed” when two NHL teams scaled back on scheduled Pride events, but believes the push toward inclusiveness will continue around the game. Brian Burke, the president …

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Brian Burke on the NHL’s Pride Night snubs: ‘We’re still going the right way’

A veteran hockey executive whose family helped reshape the conversation around LGBTQ+ issues in professional sports — through bravery, then tragedy — said he was left “clearly and visibly annoyed” when two NHL teams scaled back on scheduled Pride events, but believes the push toward inclusiveness will continue around the game. Brian Burke, the president …

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Patrick Kane may no longer be trade deadline fit for Rangers

The approach to the March 3 trade deadline that will arrive 13 games, three weeks and four days later the Rangers resume the schedule on Monday must address deficiencies exposed and lessons learned in last year’s defeat by Tampa Bay in the conference finals. When general manager Chris Drury reviews those final four games in …

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New York Rangers advertise Pride Night celebration, deliver none of it

Photo: Getty Images Once the NHL let one through the door, it stood to reason that another would follow. After the Flyers’ Ivan Provorov refused to wear their Pride Night jerseys in warmups, and their coach John Tortorella refused to admonish him in any way (nor did the official partner of the NHL in these …

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Rangers made an absolute mess with Pride Night about-face

By veering from their promoted plan to wear Pride-themed jerseys for their annual Pride Night on Friday at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers turned what was otherwise a beautiful celebration of inclusivity into a story about the organization. It’s ironic that the reversed decision to forgo the special warm-ups and tape was presumably made to …

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Rangers still not yet playing best hockey as second half Beckons

The 60 minutes the Rangers played in taking out a pretty good Golden Knights team 4-1 at the Garden on Friday night served pretty much as a microcosm of the now completed pre-All-Star portion of the season. Because, other than recognizing the necessary stellar work provided by Jaro Halak in net, the Rangers weren’t all …

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