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Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.

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Steve Zipay

Steve Zipay is an award-winning journalist who has covered events from Super Bowls to World Series and issues from sports marketing to stadium financing.

Based in New York for 25 years, Steve also has been a news editor, a business editor and sports media columnist for Newsday.

In 1997, Steve was a member of the Newsday team that won a Pulitzer Prize for spot news reporting on the crash of Flight 800.

RFA Danny Kristo agrees to new contract

Danny Kristo skates during Rangers training camp at

(Credit: Mike Stobe)

Having been in Europe for much of July, and away from New York earlier in August, thought Danny Kristo had already agreed to a new deal. Well, the Rangers made it official Thursday. 

Kristo, 24, scored 25 goals (seven on the power play) to lead the Wolfpack last season. The Minnesota native was acquired from Montreal, who drafted him in the second round in 2008, in the Christian Thomas...

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With addition of Kevin Hayes, prospect battle looms in camp

Boston College's Kevin Hayes has signed with the

(Credit: AP)

With Wednesday’s signing of unrestricted free agent forward Kevin Hayes, who blossomed in his senior year at Boston College to become the second-leading scorer in the country last season with 65 points in 40 games, the Rangers added size and skill upfront.

The move also ramped up the training camp battle for what appears to be two forward openings on the October roster. 

Hayes,...

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