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Kreider is likely the only rookie to break camp this season.
As we get deeper into the dog days of August, we see really bad trade rumors and people like me killing time with a theoretical expansion draft. However, with only Derek Stepan left to be signed, many have started penciling in their starting lineup for puck drop in October, something I’m guilty of as well. It ranges from realistic to mildly amusing, as I’ve received some emails that have about five rookies as starting for the Rangers, three of which haven’t even played the North American professional game.
We learned last season what can happen if you hand a spot to a kid, especially if the kid is not ready for the NHL. Chris Kreider’s AHL play from October-January last season did not warrant a call up, but he got one anyway. What we got was inconsistency, lack of ice time, games as a healthy scratch, and eventually a demotion back to the AHL. It was a stain on the season. But the Rangers had their hands tied, as they need...
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We knew this time was coming. Rangers’ fans knew that as the team’s window of contention began to open so would the period come where multiple essential Rangers would approach contract negotiation time. It leaves the Rangers in a sort of crossroads over the next twelve months.
With Derek Stepan still unsigned, Henrik Lundqvist, Dan Girardi and Ryan Callahan...
Continuing Ranger Nation’s “Rangers Under Pressure” series that we’ve featured over the last week, today I’ll be examining the future of defenseman Marc Staal and where he fits in the Rangers’ plans both this season and beyond. Of all the Rangers under pressure this upcoming season, I think Marc Staal has to be high […]
As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #3 Michael Nylander beat #14 Jason Strudwick. Today’s matchup is #7 Brian Boyle vs. #10 Nik Zherdev.
Brian Boyle (acquired – 2009 trade with LA)
When the Rangers acquired then-RFA Brian Boyle for...
Henrik Lundqvist has become one of the game's premier goalies and is the veritable face of the New York Rangers. The 2012 Vezina Trophy winner has just one year left on his deal with the club and some talks have already taken place regarding an extension.
While in his native Sweden for the national team's Olympic orientation camp he spoke with Swedish TV network SVT2 about...
We’ve known the who for quite some time but now we know the what as well; as in what roles each of the new Ranger assistant coaches will have. The team officially announced that Scott Arniel, formerly the head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets from June of 2010 until January of 2012, will be […]
Marc has never said a word about joining his brothers in Carolina
Ever since Jordan Staal turned down a 10-year, $60 million contract extension from Pittsburgh last June, leading to a blockbuster draft day trade to the Hurricanes, Rangers fans have been panicked about Marc Staal’s desire to join his three brothers in Carolina.
Marc himself has never given us any reason to believe...
As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. The first round ended yesterday with Brandon Dubinsky (2) defeating Jody Shelley (15). Today, the second round begins, with #1 Henrik Lundqvist, who beat #16 Olli Jokinen in the first round, taking on #9 Martin Rucinsky...
Three men with a wealth of experience as well as distinct ties to the Rangers will be joining Alain Vigneault's coaching staff for the 2013-14 season in New York. Former NHL head coach Scott Arniel has been hired by the Rangers to serve as Vigneault's associate coach while former NHL players Ulf Samuelsson and Daniel Lacroix will be assistant coaches.
Arniel coached the...
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By Sean Hartnett (@HartnettHockey)
John Tortorella is in the infancy of tenure as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. So far, he’s done an excellent job at putting up a facade and played nice with British Columbia media.
Eventually, this temporary exterior is going to crack. Sure, Tortorella can smile all the way through training camp and pretend...