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When the same thing happens season after season you begin to wonder whether a player truly is developing or whether he has already hit his ceiling. Artem Anisimov, every year with the Rangers, has had spells where he looks like a great piece for the future and then periods when he disappears.
Anisimov is pointless in twelve (yes, twelve) games prior to Thursday’s Penguins game. That’s almost impossible given his line mates for the majority of those games and even lately with a reduced role Anisimov is still averaging over 15 minutes/game on the season. That’s plenty of opportunity to make an offensive contribution, one that his team needs.
The Russian is still on pace to hit 40 points for the season but that’s just it. Is the talented forward topping out as a 40 point player or do people still see his skill set, his size and age and think (hope?) he can make it to a 60 point player? It’s looking less likely with every additional barren streak.
What’s more, Anisimov is moving himself...
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Ryan Callahan serves as the Rangers' captain nowadays, and by donning the "C," he joins a very elite group. Prior to Callahan, it was Chris Drury who held the role, starting in 2008. Drury decided to hang up the skates, though, which paved the way for the 26-year-old Callahan to take over. Perhaps the most recognizable captain in Rangers history is Mark Messier, who...
Brad Richards did not practice on Friday, but New York Rangers coach John Tortorella insisted that the center will "be fine" for Saturday's tilt against the Boston Bruins.
Richards was leveled by Pittsburgh Penguins agitator Matt Cooke during Thursday's 4-1 loss and appeared to land on his back.
While no tripping penalty was called, the play was reviewed by the...
No, I’m not talking about the Rangers and their first place standing. I’m talking about Stu Bickel. You must be thinking, “huh? Surely Chelley has fallen off her rocker and spilled her coffee…”. I can assure you, I am still in my rocker with my coffee mug firmly in hand. In the Rangers’ loss in [...]
… It’s always nice when the owner has faith in you. And it seems this year James Dolan has that faith. I don’t believe in “being jinxed” like most fans do. I believe the Rangers will keep playing the way they have been and Tortorella will do anything he possibly can to keep the ship [...]
I don’t think the score was a far characterization of how this game was played. To be totally frank, I thought for the bulk of this game the Rangers played the Pens fairly evenly. I don’t think this was the case of 1 team blowing the doors off the other. The score was, after all, tied going into the 3rd period.
The difference in this game, to me, was the Rangers were unable...
It’s been a while since I’ve penned one of the musings posts. Generally these are done by Chris, and Suit fills in when he can’t. But today it’s my turn. Enjoy.
I don’t get all this hate of James Dolan saying the Rangers are nearly contenders for the Cup. It’s not like he guaranteed anything, he just said what we all know: The Rangers are a very good team, and appear...
Friday night was more about bad news than it was about outstanding performances for both New York Ranger and New York Islanders prospects. The first bit of bad news was announced before anybody even stepped on the ice as each team had bad news about first-round pick.
The New York Rangers saw their 2010 first-round pick Dylan McIlrath be suspended for eight games as a result of...
Marian Gaborik scored twice, the second on a third-try
backhander with 3.6 seconds left in overtime, and the New York
Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Saturday in a matchup of the
top two teams in the Eastern Conference.
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist can look forward to having head coach John Tortorella as his NHL All-Star Game coach now that he has been named Daniel Alfredsson's assistant captain for...
Just after the Rangers killed off their third power-play of the game, they scored the first goal of the game. Brandon Prust broke out on fed Ryan Callahan and then supported the captain on a 2-on-1. From the left wing, Callahan kept it himself and beat ...
The Rangers stole two points from the Stanley Cup champion Bruins Saturday afternoon, and simultaneously exorcised their power play demons when Marian Gaborik scored with 3.6 seconds remaining for a 3-2 overtime win.
Rangers head coach John Tortorella and San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan will be co-coaches of the NHL All-Star Game team captained by Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson.
Tortorella and M...