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Although our attention is rightfully on Game Five today, there is one small item that will require Glen Sather’s attention this week. A trio of 2011 draft picks have until June 1 to sign, or else they will become UFAs and free to sign elsewhere. Shane McColgan (4th), Sam Noreau (6th), and Peter Ceresnak (7th) are the three prospects that await word of an offered entry-level contract this week.
McColgan and Noreau are, in my opinion, likely to sign ELCs. The Rangers are thin on prospect depth at the AHL level, and both have proved that they can play well in the CHL. Ceresnak, on the other hand, had a poor year and was actually a healthy scratch for his OHL club for a few games this season.
By this time next week, we will know where the organization stands on these three prospects. My gut feeling is that even if one or all are not tendered ELCs, they will pick up somewhere else.
BEST OF MAXIM
Rangers coach John Tortorella was at his potty-mouthed best when discussing his feelings about Brad Richards after making the veteran a healthy scratch for Game 4.
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Chris Kreider was given a maintenance day from the team's optional practice today.
...reward for the game winner? lol
Meanwhile, Pat Leonard at the Daily News says that Ryane Clowe, Brad Richards, Darroll Powe and Marc Staal all skated with the taxi squad players before the optional. Anton Stralman...
Henrik Lundqvist's disappointment began before the final buzzer sounded on the New York Rangers' season in Boston.
An empty-net goal in the closing seconds, while Lundqvist watched from the bench, turned a one-goal deficit into a Game 5, season-ending loss in the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Bruins. Lundqvist slammed his stick on his way back to the net...
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After Thursday night’s dramatic comeback win, the Rangers are now in Boston with hopes of sending the series back to New York. A lot of people looked at this as winning four in a row, but the Rangers just need to win one. You can’t look ahead to more games when your season relies on winning the game at hand. One win at a time. This team has proven...
There was once a time when New York Rangers center Brad Richards was one of the better offensive players in the league. Just three years ago, he racked up 24 goals and a whopping 67 assists in a single season. On Thursday night, that same Brad Richards was a healthy scratch for Game 4 against the Boston Bruins.
With his team in a 0-3 hole, Rangers coach John Tortorella decided it...
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The Rangers ran out of steam yesterday, and bowed out of the 2013 playoffs with a disappointing 4-1 series loss to the Bruins. Many were excited to play the Bruins because of the regular season success over the past few years, but this Rangers club was not up to the task of making this series interesting. The Rangers were, for the second year in...
John Tortorella and a linesman exchange **** yous.
And then, at the post game presser, JT tells the media to kiss his ass if they're not going to write up the Brad Richards story...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
John Tortorella's New York Rangers lost to the Boston Bruins, 3-1 on Saturday, prompting the team's coach to drop an f-bomb on the sidelines.
Just when I thought I couldn't love Chris Kreider any more after his Game 4 overtime winner, he dropped this bomb when asked about the Rangers chances in this series after the game (via NHL.com)...
"Goonies never say die."
...amazing! Seriously, has any professional athlete ever used that line before? In my opinion, it needs to be used more. Should easily...
When the Boston Bruins Nathan Horton rifled his power play goal past the Rangers Henrik Lundqvist, it was over, Chris Kreider saw to that.
The Bruins were on their way to a sweep in their NHL Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Rangers after taking what appeared to be a protectable 2-0 lead.
Then came the third period and the Rangers found their heart.
The New York Post's Larry Brooks penned a superb recap of the Rangers' 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday night, wondering what the future holds for Henrik Lundqvist and Rick Nash's team, but his main Sunday column includes ponderings about the Flyers tossing an offer sheet at Ryan McDonaugh, others tossing money at RFA's-to-be Kevin Shattenkirk and Alex Pietrangelo...
New York Rangers forward Derek Dorsett has been begging for beat down all series long and after screwing with Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille at center ice, Boston Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton was more than willing to oblige the Rangers pugilist. Developing story.
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The Rangers were able to keep their season going/salvage some dignity last night with a dramatic OT win over the Bruins at MSG. My sister-in-law, who is an ER nurse, was working last night and catching bits and pieces of the game on a hospital TV. Between the third period and OT, she posted on Facebook, “Ok Rangers, I kept my patient alive, you can...