Found January 26, 2012 on Ranger Nation:
This is, by far, one of the best seasons I’ve had as a New York Rangers fan.  It’s almost reminiscent of that memorable season of, dare I say it? 1993-1994.  As we head into the All Star break, the Rangers sit at the top of the league.  Here are a few things that Rangers fans [...]

Lundqvist, Gaborik Exchange Trash Talk, Hagelin Talks All-Star Weekend

There was a little suspense during last night's All-Star Fantasy Draft as Rangers forward Marian Gaborik remained on the board into the later rounds of the selection process, with Henrik Lundqvist still needing to fill a few forward slots as the assistant captain of Team Alfedsson. As I suggested on Twitter, it seemed as if Lundqvist and Gaborik had the wish of competing against...

Rangers' Hagelin Named All-Star Rookie Replacement

According to Josh Rimer, Rangers rookie Carl Hagelin has been added to the Rookies in the 2012 NHL All-Star weekend as an injury replacement.  No official announcement on who he is replacing, but the logical choice would be injured Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Tremendous work by Hagelin to play his way into this opportunity. Hagelin has eight goals and eight assists in...

Has Rangers' Success Come as a Surprise to You?

The New York Rangers officially hit their midseason break yesterday after defeating the Winnipeg Jets, 3-0, at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. Some players have left town for a brief vacation, some are sticking around with family and some are obviously headed to Ottawa for the 2012 All-Star Weekend. I, personally, am not leaving for Ottawa until Friday afternoon, so this gives...

Trade Rumors: Erixon for Suter; Moving Wolski; & NHL Interest in Avery

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching (February 27th), the rumors have been coming fast and furious here's the latest...Christopher Botta at the New York Times says it would likely cost the Rangers a player from the current roster and either a high draft pick or a top prospect to obtain the Predators Ryan Suter. Bota feels Tim Erixon could be used to sweeten the pot.The...

Erixon Playing at a Very High End Level

Corey Pronman over at ESPN Insider feels that Rangers prospect Tim Erixon is the best drafted defense NHL prospect...Tim Erixon, D, New York RangersErixon broke camp with the Rangers but has taken the elevator up and down between New York and Connecticut since then. When he has been in the NHL he's struggled while facing low-quality competition. While one can simply look at his...

Twitter: Lundqvist & Girardi vs Marian Gaborik – Who Do You Root For?

… it’s a tough one that even I cannot give an answer to.  How about Gaborik scores a hat trick to earn MVP honors but Lundqvist and Girardi shutdown Team Chara during their period to guide Team Alfredsson to a win? Sound good?  Yeah, let’s go with that!  Who are you rooting for? 

Staal Fine After Taking Two Big Hits Last Night

Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that after taking two bigs hits and playing just 12:06 during the Blueshirts 3-0 win against the Jets last night, the Rangers say Marc Staal was fine.Staal rode the stationary after the game....Staal was virtually invisible last night and you just hope he doesn't have any re-occuring issues. All Star break should help if he's feeling...

Video: Marian Gaborik Talks About Facing Henrik Lundqvist, All Star Weekend

… the players had a blast last night at the Fantasy Draft and by the looks of the smile on Gaborik’s face you can tell he is so happy that he is having a tremendous season and is at the All-Star game.  Hagelin vs Gaborik in fastest skater? As much as I love Gabby, Hags [...]

What can NHL do about concussion problem?

When New York Rangers forward Wojtek Wolski elbowed Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson in the head earlier this season, causing a concussion, NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan declined to suspend Wolski. Shanahan cited Wolskis clean track record and the specifics of the play, arguing that Wolski didnt see Alfredsson until the last minute, then tensed up to protect himself. When...

Prospect’s Prospering

Let’s have a look at some of the Rangers draft picks and future hopes and how they’ve been doing recently. It’s been a while since we checked in around the junior circuits. Saintly Returns Michael St Croix is a plus 30 for the season. Yes, you read that right. It’s because he’s flat out scoring for fun. A mid round pick of the Rangers in 2011, its unlikely many people saw...

The Hank Shuffle

TheNYRBlog reader Nevada T. sends me this .gif of Henrik Lundqvist doing the "Hank Shuffle" in an attempt to keep the puck from crossing the line during the Rangers 3-0 against the Jets Tuesday night... ...savvy veteran move by Hank making sure there was no doubt the ref didn't see that puck cross the goal line. Was definitely laughing my ass off watching him do that...

Rangers-Jets review

Someone asked Henrik Lundqvist last night if he knew the Jets hadn’t won the second part of a back-to-back all season. He laughed and said he didn’t, then insisted it didn’t matter. Some team will always be the first, he said. Despite sitting atop the Eastern Conference at the break, Lundqvist and the Rangers refuse to leave a stone unturned. The idea of Winnipeg, amidst a...

Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers ground Jets

NEW YORK - Henrik Lundqvist took a ride up to the New York Rangers' practice rink on Tuesday morning, thinking...
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