Playoff intensity -- that's the subject of the cover of the April issue of Blueshirt Bulletin, now available by subscription or digitally vis Zinio. Some great photos from David Perlmutter and Getty Image's Bruce Bennett capture the intensity of the Rangers' late season playoff clincher and the first few games of the first round series against the Caps (click on the image at right to see a larger version).
Inside, we have articles on the Rangers' lightning rods, John Tortorella and Sean Avery, their captain Chris Drury, their power play (in technical terms), how great the Garden is for hockey, and some of the coaches' gamesmanship early in the opening round. We have Biofiles of Adam Graves (a great one) and Larry Korpikoski along with of our usual features -- Ranger News & Notes, Ranger Quote Book, Ranger Timeline, Stars and Sticks, View From the Blues, and All Around the Rink With the Rangers.
On the prospect front, we have an article on Matt Zaba, Prospect Park's year-end prospect review, Wolf Pack News & Notes, and Zoning In taking a look behind the scenes at the Pack. Ranger beat writers Andrew Gross and Steve Zipay contribute NHL stories along with our own Dubi Silverstein and Dan Akeon, Bruce Berlet covers the Wolf Pack, and regular contributors John Halligan, Jess Rubenstein, Joe McDonald, Scoop Malinowski, Ron Boesgaard, and Mitch Beck doing their usual schtick.
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