Dante Vassallo

Dante Vassallo is a full-time educator with an intense passion for hockey. He is a dedicated father of two, who volunteers his time as a youth ice hockey coach in Southern New Jersey. Dante is a regular contributor to doublegsports.com, where he covers the NY Rangers and happenings in the NHL, as well as examiner.com/philadelphia where he works as the Philadelphia Hockey Examiner. Dante joined Double G Sports in May of 2011. Follow him on Twitter @dpv9.

By Dante Vassallo On Monday, July 23rd, 2012

From Blue Jacket to Blue Shirt: Rick Nash Headed to New York Rangers

The NY Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets have completed a trade that sends Rick Nash to New York. The New York Rangers have finally completed the long-speculated trade for premier power forward, Rick Nash. According More...

By Dante Vassallo On Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Update of Off-Season Targets for New York Rangers After Day 1 of Free Agency

The New York Rangers could still be looking to make a trade for Rick Nash. Day One has come and gone, and despite a few questionable decisions, the New York Rangers don’t appear to have improved the team.  In More...

By Dante Vassallo On Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Options For New York Rangers as Free Agency Begins

How important is it for the Rangers to resign free agent Brandon Prust? Sunday marks the opening of the NHL Free Agent Season.  For many, this has become a “Christmas in July” of sorts, as many teams add shiny More...

By Dante Vassallo On Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Rangers Ready to Bring Angry Focus to Game 7

The series between the Rangers and Senators has been very chippy at times. It's unlikely to change in Game 7. Luckily for the Rangers, Thursday night’s game seven won’t involve a soccer ball.  The game More...

By Dante Vassallo On Monday, April 16th, 2012

Champions Do Not Whine: Rangers Must Play Their Game

Carl Hagelin was suspended three games, beginning tonight. Champions do not whine.  They do not complain about officials or look into conspiracy theories about their team or in their league.  They go out to play.  More...

By Dante Vassallo On Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Rangers Must Get Nasty After Senators Target Boyle in Game 2

By targeting Brian Boyle, the Senators set a nasty tone early in Game 2. Well it is obvious that the image of Brian Boyle using Senator Superstar Erik Karlsson’s head for a speed bag didn’t sit well with Ottawa.  More...

By Dante Vassallo On Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Preview and Prediction of New York Rangers First Round Playoff Matchup

  Lundqvist was among the best goalies in the NHL this season. Now he looks to lead the Rangers to a Stanley Cup Title. The New York Rangers will open their 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight against the eighth-seeded More...

By Dante Vassallo On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Rangers Looking To Sweep Flyers, Clinch Top Spot For Playoffs

The New York Rangers will be in Philadelphia to take on the Flyers one final time in the 2012 regular season.  The Rangers have completely owned the Flyboys this year, taking all five of this season’s previous More...

By Dante Vassallo On Saturday, March 10th, 2012

March Madness: New York Rangers Struggling in March

The New York Rangers better find themselves a lucky Leprechaun pretty quickly.  In losing to the Chicago Blackhawks last night, the struggling Blueshirts extended their losing streak to three games.  A three-game More...

By Dante Vassallo On Saturday, February 25th, 2012

NY Rangers: Deal for Nash on the Way?

Talks between the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets have reportedly heated up.  The Rangers have just completed a deal that sends little used forward Woytek Wolski to Florida for defensive prospect, Michale More...

By Dante Vassallo On Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Ranger Rick? Rick Nash Rumored to be on The Block

Rick Nash rumors are running rampant right now.  Many believe he could be moved as soon as today. Are the Rangers in the mix?  Should they be?  What should they be willing to give up to acquire the superstar More...

By Dante Vassallo On Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Vote for Defending the Blueline! It’s a great charity.

This summer, I took part in a charity ice hockey tournament called Checking For Charity.  Although it was a painful way to learn just how badly my skills have deteriorated since the last time I played regularly, More...