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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 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.

NYR assistant coach Dan Lacroix joins Montreal

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher, right, talks

(Credit: AP, 2010)

Dan Lacroix, a former assistant coach for the Islanders and Lightning who joined the Rangers during the first season under head coach Alain Vigneault, has moved on.

Lacroix, 45, an assistant coach who compiled videos, scouted opponents and helped run practices and workouts last season, has been hired as an assistant to Michel Therrien in Montreal, replacing Gerard Gallant, who became head...

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Derick Brassard signs long-term deal

Rangers center Derick Brassard is frustrated after missing

(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

The Rangers announced a deal with Derick Brassard on Sunday. As noted weeks ago, we expected all three arb-eligible Blueshirts RFAs to sign before hearings.

Five years at an annual cap hit of $5 mil is fair for a team that needs top centers and for a young player (26 years old) who repeatedly declared all season that he wanted to stay in New York. From what I hear, the salary begins at about...

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