Bantering The Blueshirts

Bantering The Blueshirts

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A weekly podcast covering everything you need to know about the New York Rangers, hosted by Blueshirt Banter's managing editor Joe Fortunato.

Episodes

Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 14: Pavel Buchnevich Cometh  

In the first true post-season podcast of the summer we are expecting things to maybe get a little silly. But not before we gloat about locking up Pavel Buchnevich for three years, his AHL-out clause, how some Rangers are faring at the Worlds and options for Jeff Gorton this summer.  This show will be 30 minutes (not sure how much we can fill) but if we run over you'll be able to catch us on the back end with archived downloads!  All that and more on your weekly New York Rangers podcast hosted by Blueshirt Banter, SB Nation's home of the New York Rangers! 

Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 13: The New York Rangers Autopsy  

Joe, Mike and Beth discuss the disaster that was the 2016 playoffs, the moves leading up to the playoffs and, most importantly, where the Rangers go from here.  They'll talk about Henrik Lundqvist, Kevin Hayes, Eric Staal, Dan Girardi, Marc Staal and Tanner Glass. The group will also try to figure out what the plan was and how much power Gorton actually has in the front office right now.  All this and more on the best weekly New York Rangers podcast out there. Hosted by Blueshirt banter -- SB Nation's home of the New York Rangers. 

Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 12: NYR Tie Up The Series, Diaz, Girardi And More  

On the 12th episode of Bantering The Blueshirts Joe and Mike will be joined by Blueshirt Banter editor Beth to discuss all things Rangers/Penguins.  The group will also discuss the Dan Girardi mystery injury, whether or not he should/will play this postseason, Raphael Diaz, Dylan McIlrath, Eric Staal and what the Rangers need to do to sweep the home leg in New York and take a stranglehold of the series.  All that and more on your weekly Rangers podcast, presented by Blueshirt Banter; SB Nation's home of the New York Rangers. 

Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 11: Full Playoff Rundown Featuring Jimmy Rixner  

This week's Bantering The Blueshirts will feature a full rundown of the New York Rangers First Round playoff matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Joining Joe Fortunato and Mike Murphy will be Pensburgh managing editor Jimmy Rixner who will give the Penguins view of things as the two teams aquare off in the postseason for the third straight year. The tow sides will debate their team's strangths and weaknessess and Joe and Mike will most likely cry about Carl Hagelin.  All this and more on your weekly New York Rangers podcast hosted by Blueshirt Banter, SB Nation's home of the New York Rangers. 

Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 10: McDonagh Injury, Prospects And Playoffs  

Joe Fortunato and Mike Murphy will dig a little deeper on the Ryan McDonagh injury, speculate on how long they think he will be out, who Alain Vigneault will use as his replacements and what this means for the team's playoff hopes.  They will also bring on editor Adam Herman for his Bantering The Blueshirts debute to talk about the Rangers signing od Adam Chapie.  All this and more on your favorite weekly New York Rangers podcast, presented by Blueshirt Banter -- SB Nation's home of the New York Rangers. 

Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 9: Looking Ahead Edition  

After last week's positive podcast, Joe and Mike will take a deeper dive into what's ahead for the New York Rangers.  The duo will talk about the Rangers seemingly solitified matchup with the Penguins in the first round of the playoffs, how important home ice advantage is, what the Rangers will have to do to get there and Eric Staal's homecoming against Carolina.  All this and more on Bantering The Blueshirts -- presented by Blueshirt Banter, SB Nation's home of the New York Rangers. 

Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 8: All Positive Podcast  

Joe and Mike are introducing the first-ever Bantering The Blueshirts All Positive Podcast! Since the Rangers have been doom and gloom, the podcast has sadly followed. Not anymore. Tonight the duo will talk about the players that have been the most impressive, what about the team they love, what about the team has worked and, most importantly, what they can keep doing to keep winning.  All that and more on your weekly New York Rangers podcast presented by Blueshirt Banter, SB Nation's home of the New York Rangers.   

Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 7: What's Wrong With This Group?  

Joe and Mike will take a deeper dive into the Rangers' recent struggles where the team has reverted back to their November to December slump. The two will also discuss what they think the Rangers need to do to fix the problems, what they should do with their helathy lineup and how to get the best out of the problems they have.  All this and more on your weekly New York Rangers podcast presented by Blueshirt Banter -- SB Nation's home of the New York Ranges. 

Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 6: Do You Trust Alain Vigneault?  

Joe and Mike will talk about (and maybe even open up the phone lines) whether or not you trust Alain Vigneault to win a Stanley Cup in New York. Does his past success negate any of the negative things he's done in New York? Or would you rather take a look at what he's doing right now when making your judgement?  The duo will also dicsuss the J.T. Miller benching against the Islanders, Eric Staal's usage to this point, the ever-evolving Keith Yandle decision and putting Hayes on the fourth line.  Presented as always by Blueshirt Banter, SB Nation's home of the New York Rangers.  

Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 5: Eric Staal And The NHL Trade Deadline  

In the fifth, and probably most exciting episode of Bantering The Blueshirts yet, Joe and Mike tackle the enormous Eric Staal trade, not trading Keith Yandle, the boring NHL Trade Deadline and what the Rangers lineup should look like when Rick Nash is healthy.  The duo will also try to strategize where the Rangers moves leave them the rest of the year, what the plan is for the playoffs and whether or not the Rangers took the right approach to their upcoming playoff run.

Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 4: Keith Yandle Or Rick Nash?  

Joe and Mike will take callers for the first time in Bantering The Blueshirts history when they debate who you would keep if you had to trade one: Rick Nash or Keith Yandle.  The duo will also discuss the impending NHL Trade Deadline, whether or not you should be able to trust Jeff Gorton yet, and what moves the two think the Rangers will make.  All this is what's shaping up to be the best Bantering The Blueshirts yet, hosted by Blueshirt Banter, SB Nation's home of the New York Rangers. 

Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 3: Injuries And Improvement  

In the third episode of Bantering The Blueshirts Joe and Mike tackle whether or not the Rangers are actually improving with Ryan McDonagh and Rick Nash unable to play. We also talk to Bantering The Blueshirts; first ever guest Beth Machlan (Blueshirt Banter/Riveters editor) joins us to talk about her interview with Nash this weekend!  Also, the two will discuss the ongoing Keith Yandle situation, who the Rangers best forward has been this month, what the deal is with Dylan McIlrath and whether or not Mats Zuccarello is actually a witch.  All that and more on your weekly New York Rangers podcast hosted by SB Nation's home of the New York Rangers: Blueshirt Banter.   

Bantering The Blueshirts Ep. 2: Rangers Defensive Woes  

In the second (and really first official) episode of Bantering The Blueshirts (Blueshirt Banter's official podcast) Joe Fortunato and Mike Murphy tackle Ryan McDonagh's concussion, Dylan McIrath being an afterthought and the new roles Dan Girardi and Marc Staal will have to take on without McDonagh.  We'll also talk about what the Rangers could do to fix their problems on defense, what the timeline should be for a Keith Yandle resolution, how the Dustin Byfuglein contract impacts that sitation and what the Rangers should do with the defense.  All right here, on Blueshirt Banter's official weekly New York Rangers podcast! 

Bantering The Blueshirts Episode 1: The Pilot  

Manageing Editor of Blueshirt Banter Joe Fortunato and editor Mike Murphy will co-host your inagural Bantering The Blueshirts pilot espisode. Here we'll work out the kinks, figure out just what the hell it is we're doing and even find time to talk about the New York Rangers and the NHL.  Coming off the best All Star game in recent memory, the Rangers are refreshed and poised to kick off the second half of the year. But there's a lot of decisions to be made before we reach the trade deadline and then the playoffs. What will happen? We don't know, but we'll try to guess.

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