Found June 24, 2013 on Ranger Nation:
The Stanley Cup is close to being wrapped up for this season but all the fans of the New York Rangers can think of is “what’s next?” for their favorite team. What’s next is the offseason and it’s a very important one. When the offseason starts the New York Rangers will begin to make some [...]

Fifty contract limit may dictate Sauer’s future in New York

We may have seen the last of Michael Sauer in the NHL (Marc DesRosiers-US PRESSWIRE). Michael Sauer hasn’t played a game for the Rangers since taking a clean Dion Phaneuf hit along the boards in December of last season. His absence had left the Rangers with a huge hole on the blue line until the recent acquisition of John Moore, but still leaves a physical hole that has yet to...

Richards, Clowe set for bounce-back seasons

Both poised for bounce-back years. Will they do it? (Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images) It’s no secret: Brad Richards and Ryane Clowe had disastrous seasons. Richards was a non-factor for the Rangers on the powerplay –something he was brought in to help bring back to respectability– and was even a healthy scratch for the last few games of the postseason. Clowe didn’t score...

Rangers Keeping Mats Zuccarello Is A Wise Decision

Glen Miller: It’s probably a moot point as all signs indicate Zucc will be back next season but at the end of the day I think it’s the wise move. The Rangers have had issues with a lack of depth in recent seasons and bringing back a guy that has started to show he belongs [...]

What can we expect from Rick Nash under Alain Vigneault?

Can AV turn Nash into a top 10 offensive star? Despite a solid first season on Broadway, Rick Nash surely did not reach the heights his talent demands, nor did he become the irresistible force many anticipated. Not over a full season anyway. Some critics will argue that John Tortorella’s system stifled players such as Rick Nash (though the powerplay certainly didn’t help his...

Summertime UFA Target: David Clarkson

Another former New Jersey Devil possibly being a target for the Rangers to sign? Say it ain’t so! For real, though, how many Rangers fans wouldn’t want to see a more responsible, more offensive, and generally more talented Sean Avery on the Rangers? The love affair for Mr. Avery, mind-bogglingly, still lingers within the fan [...]

Anticipated Pay Days for Rangers RFAs

Larry Brooks at the New York Post takes a look at the possible contracts the Rangers RFAs might receive this summer... Ryan McDonagh (4 or 5 years between $4.5M & $5M per) Derek Stepan (same term for a bottom line $4M per) Carl Hagelin (shorter term between $1.75M & $2.5M per) Mats Zuccarello (2 years at approximately $1.5M) Brooks adds that if the Rangers don...

Clowe Receives Green Light From Doctors

Renaud Lavoie at RDS reports that Ryane Clowe received the green light from doctors after undergoing a full battery of tests and all is very positive. Lavoie confirms that Clowe suffered a concussion in the playoffs. ...while this is great news, I think we all know that once you suffer one concussion it becomes that much easier to sustain others. much as I loved...

Jan Levine: Rangers RFA Salary Projection Weekend

It might be a bit early, but it looks as if several sources are weighing in as to how much they expect the Rangers to pay to re-sign their RFAs. A variety of factors may impact this, including what happens with Brad Richards and if they elect to try and bring back Ryane Clowe. As of right now, the Rangers have approximately $13.4 million of cap space for 2013-14, during which the...

Richards Hasn't Been Informed of Buyout Decision Yet

Brad Richards admitted to Larry Brooks at the New York Post that he has not yet been informed of the Rangers decision to buy him out or not... “I would love to be back but I haven’t been told anything. That’s the truth.” Apparently, Richards was responding to a Twitter rumor that stated he told his caddie during a Sunday round of golf with Mark Messier that he knew...

NHL Style: Henrik Lundqvist Talks Style With GQ Magazine

Henrik Lundqvist should audition to be the next 007 in any upcoming James Bond films in the near future, the man really knows how to wear a suit, he makes it look so effortless, similar to the super agent himself.  Henrik’s style continues to evolve,  GQ Magazine recently caught up with the suave New York Rangers goaltender during Milan Fashion Week for a fun interview on style...

Torts introduced in Vancouver; Nucks talking to Sully

In case you missed it, John Tortorella was introduced as the Canucks head coach today, marking the first time in history that teams have swapped head coaches in the same offseason. As per John Shannon of Sportsnet, the Canucks were also granted permission by the Rangers to talk to current assistant coach Mike Sullivan. Larry Brooks had initially reported that Sully was definitely...

Now that's acting

Glen Sather (New York Rangers) Radio City Music Hall has been the home for many a show during it's history but no show was as big a stinker as the song and dance show that Glen Sather put on last Friday. Wow how Glen Sather could say all that he did without his nose growing was quite the feat. Look I am not going to shed any tears over John Tortorella's firing since I opposed...

Rick Nash Is The Perfect Fit For Alain Vigneault’s System

Alain Vigneault is the new head coach of the New York Rangers, and the one man who is probably the happiest about the arrival of A.V. on Broadway is Rick Nash. At Vigneault’s introductory press conference on Friday, I thought he had a lot of interesting things to say that I didn’t necessarily expect. He [...]

Canucks set to welcome Tortorella

The Vancouver Canucks are expected to introduce John Tortorella as their new head coach on Tuesday. Tortorella, the recently fired coach of the New York Rangers, arrived in Vancouver on Friday amid reports he was the choice to replace the fired Alain Vigneault. If all goes as expected, Tortorella and Vigneault will end up trading teams. Vigneault was hired last week as Tortorella...

Canucks hire Tortorella as coach

The Vancouver Canucks hired John Tortorella to be their new coach on Tuesday. Tortorella was recently fired by the New York Rangers after they lost to the Boston Bruins in the playoffs in five games. The 55-year-old Tortorella replaces former Canucks coach Alain Vigneault, who took over as the Rangers coach last week. Tortorella has been an NHL coach since 2001. He led the Tampa...
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