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As we approach the lockout deadline – faster than most people would wish – lets jump straight into another episode of Musings and talk about non – CBA, Rangers orientated stuff.
Personally I’m somewhat underwhelmed with the Steve Eminger re-signing. Yes, he fits in well with the club and has had partial success with the Rangers however the Eminger and most, if not all, veteran defenseman available would have limited offers at this stage. My preference would have been to invite Eminger and a couple of other veterans to camp (if there is one) and have an open competition. Everything seems pretty safe and secure now, heading into camp.
NHL.com recently started discussing fantasy options (getting ahead of themselves?) and they talked about Chris Kreider as a strong sleeper candidate. Kreider is exactly that. He can’t be a sure fire draft pick and his actual (non fantasy) production can’t be projected too closely despite his playoff exposure but Kreider has tremendous potential next seas...
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In what could be the biggest fail in video game history, EA Sports gives newest Ranger Jeff Halpern #11 in NHL13 which was released yesterday...Reader Adam R. notes that this faux pas is only on the main screen as Halpern's number changes to 12 in game play.Although this pic from d.fresh says differently...Halpern wore #15 for the Capitals last season, but did wear #11 with the...
Matt Cubeta of NHL.com examines 10 potential NHL fantasy hockey sleepers for the 2012-13 season (hopefully), mainly focusing on rookies or sophomores.Cubeta lists Chris Kreider fifth on his list:"...The 21-year old has yet to appear in a regular season NHL game, but already has high expectations entering his rookie season with the Rangers. Kreider flew onto the scene during...
According to New York Rangers beat writer Jim Cerny, defenseman Anton Stralman wants a new number for next season.This from Twitter:
At informal #NYR skate where breaking news is that Anton Stralman changed his number from 32 to 6. #NoStoneLeftUnturned
— Jim Cerny (@JimCerny) September 12, 2012
Somewhere in Connecticut, former Ranger and fan whipping boy Wade Redden is smiling...
Last week, Henrik Lundqvist was named "Most Stylish Athlete" during the 2012 Style Awards...To watch at NHL.com, click here.
Almost time to get ready for #Fashionawards. Apparently they picked me for most stylish athlete..Not sure I deserve it, but I'll take it:)
— Henrik Lundqvist (@HLundqvist30) September 5, 2012
...of course he won, this guy wears a suit...
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Chris Kreider will be the only Rangers player off the current roster who would be sent to the CT Whale of the AHL if there is a lockout as the other younger players would have to pass through waivers.Speaking of placing players on waivers, Bob McKenzie at TSN reports that Rangers have done so to Sean Collins, Mike Vernace, Michael Haley...
Peter Ceresnak (Peterborough Petes)
On the day when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that there will be yet another lockout; the best response was simple the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects are still going to keep playing. For all of you who are swearing off hockey because of the NHL/NHLPA nonsense then you don't know what you are going to miss.
Much of the focus following Washington's signing of John Carlson to a six-year, $23.8 million deal has been on the Rangers need to sign MDZ. While I agree with that to a certain extent, the bigger key is to lock up Ryan McDonagh long-term.
We all know MDZ is an RFA and the two sides are probably at least a million a year apart in terms of his expected (MDZ) and perceived ...
Marion Gaborik made an appearance at the New York Rangers' MSG Training Center in Westchester, N.Y. and skated around with teammates. The team confirmed he's been progressing well since a June 6 surgery on his right shoulder. Gaborik led the Rangers during the 2011-12 regular season with 41 goals and 76 points, then sustained a torn labrum in Game 3 of the first...
Hockey Insider Craig Custance of ESPN takes a look at players and teams that would be positively or negatively affected by another labor stoppage this year.Custance lists the Rangers as a team that would be "Especially Hurt" by it."...There's a real opportunity for the Rangers to seize the attention of New York sports fans this winter. They have star power with...
When talking about hockey coaches and the impact they have on their respective clubs to be better, one name that should come to mind is legendary Hockey Hall of Famer Herb Brooks.
Brooks was behind the bench when Team USA won Olympic Gold in 1980 and finished with the Silver Medal in 2002. "Herbie" was also behind the bench for the New York Rangers in the early 1980...
By Kristin Tullo (@KToools)
As the clock ticks on the current CBA, which is set to expire on Saturday, New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto remains unsigned. The restricted free agent finished out his entry-level contract with the Blueshirts after they drafted him in 2008, but seems to have come to a stalemate with the organization after sitting on an offer given by general...
When it was reported on Tuesday that Marian Gaborik (shoulder) skated during an informal practice, the thought in my head was of him skating circles by himself in the corner, not leading the break on a potential odd man rush with Ryan Callahan (via Blueshirts United)......am I the only one surprised with this picture? I know you can't tell much by looking at one photo, but I...
Dear The NYR Blog readers and Rangers fans,This is your friend @TheBroadwayHat. I hope you're all familiar with me and my shenanigans on Twitter. I have blown in from Twitter and have landed on TheNYRBlog.About a month and a half ago, Kevin reached out to me and asked quite nicely (probably drunk), if I would contribute to his blog on a regular basis. I gladly agreed.After thinking...
As all of my fellow hockey fans know, EA's NHL 13 officially dropped yesterday and, in typical fashion, I rushed out of work to pickup a copy for myself. Keep in mind, I haven't gotten too in depth into the game yet, so my early impression(s) may change once I get some serious game time under my belt.Nonetheless, here's what I think of NHL 13 so far.