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November is officially upon us meaning one month of New York Rangers hockey is in the books. What did the month of October teach us?

Dom Renna

October brought the New York Rangers plenty of ups and downs. It showed us how a rebuild can truly mess with your brain in thinking one game can affect the next.

Now as November unfolds, we have a bit of an idea of where this Ranger team is headed and what is expected of them. We know who the coach is showing confidence and trust in and who still needs to show up and make more of an impression. We are starting to see why some decisions were made over others due to them paying off.

It might appear to some that nothing has changed as some of the same moves in the past are being made, but that is not the case. This year the communication has been better and, for the most, the message has been received by the young Rangers.


All of this adds up to a month that saw the Blueshirts go 4-7-1—a month in which they could have legitimately won some of the games they ended up losing. They sit at the bottom of the league but, have made legitimate progress over the last couple of weeks.

Here is what we’ve learned from the first 13 games of the 2018-19 season:


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