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Sean Avery finally decided that staying within driving distance to Manhattan was more important than ice time in Zurich or with Vityaz Chekhov, so the New York Rangers agitator reported to the AHL's Connecticut Whale on Tuesday after being waived last week.
While the demotion is now "official," the cap ramifications of his demotion have been known for some time. Avery's $1.9 million comes off the New York Rangers' cap; it also comes off of the Dallas Stars' cap, as the Stars pay half of Avery's salary following their buyout two years ago.
This puts the Stars right around the salary cap floor, but according to Cap Geek they're over the floor "for now." The cap floor is $48.3 million; Cap Geek has the Stars at $48,817,500 for a 24-man roster. (Would they win both showcases on The Cap Price Is Right with that margin?)
There's an interesting symmetry here for Avery, the Rangers, the Stars and Hartford; in that Avery's return to the R...
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… good for Avery. He will play his butt off in Connecticut, be one of the first to get called up and stay with the team for the rest of the season. I see it happening. As much as I wasn’t against what Tortorella did this offseason with Avery, the team misses his grit and [...]
Former New York Rangers enforcer Chris Nilan and former NHL enforcer Jim Thomson disagree on the future of fighting in the National Hockey League, but both stand united to see CBC analyst Don Cherry make amends for his recent comments, according to Jesse Spector of The Hockey News. “I was kind of caught off guard [...]
Looks like we didn’t have to wait long to see new lines. At practice today, the Rangers showed off new lines and pairings in preparation for their Friday matchup at The World’s Crappiest Coliseum (I don’t mean that as a slight against the Islanders, who may turn some heads this year. I mean that as a slight against the arena itself. My shoes stick to the ground while I’m...
Mark Herrmann of Newsday writes a very touching story of former New York Rangers winger and current Rangers special assistant with Prospect Development and Community Relations Adam Graves on how he has inspired an ailing Blueshirts fan. That explains why Mayo wrote and published a children’s book after Graves hosted Mayo and an ailing buddy in [...]
Despite repeated attempts by the New York Rangers to
convince him to sign this summer, Chris Kreider was determined to go back to
Boston College for his Junior season.
The combination of continuing his education being better prepared to be
an impact player once he turned pro were said to be the keys to Kreider’s
decision to return. After two games, all
It's good to have Winnipeg back in the league, but Sean Avery's act has grown old.It's good to have Winnipeg back in the league, but Sean Avery's act has grown old.
It’s the start of hockey season so it’s time to keep our regular check on the next wave of Rangers.
Chris Kreider has been guilty of slow starts in seasons past. Not this year. In the first two games of Boston College’s season, Kreider came up with big goals (and an assist) to help his side open the season in impressive fashion. Throw in a healthy +3 to boot and you have yourself...
The Rangers are home from their European vacation, two losses, two points in hand, and undefeated.
They now get an obviously much-needed five days of practice before going to (ugh) Nassau Coliseum Saturday, then to Western Canada.
They have to find a left winger for that No. 1 line (if that line stays together), have to figure out how to stop taking so many mindless penalties...
New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal is not expected to rejoin the team this week.
Staal has been dealing with concussion-related symptoms that kept him out of the lineup for the team's first two games in Europe.
Rangers coach John Tortorella said he does not anticipate seeing Staal prior to Saturday's game against the New York Islanders.
Staal suffered the concussion...
(I asked him what kind of things the Rangers can do now that they’re home):
“Practice, practice. Practice, practice. Who used to say that?”
Told it was Allen Iverson, then told that Iverson used it in a different vein …
“Put it in the opposite vein of him. That’s how I feel about it, yes.”
“We need to, again, the biggest part is the grinding...
With their European adventure behind them, the Rangers now must decide who will skate next to Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik on the left wing of their top line.
After an up-and-down beginning to the Richards-Gaborik partnership in the Rangers' two one-point losses in Sweden, coach John Tortorella did not...
Yesterday, Minnesota placed winger Eric Nystrom on waivers. The Wild clearly wanted to move his $1.4 million salary, and any player picked up on waivers gets split between his old and new teams. So at a more palatable $700,000...there were still no takers for Nystrom. More »
Just two days after indicating he didn't want to shuffle lines until he had more games to evaluate, John Tortorella pulled Derek Stepan, his fourth-line center, into the left wing position alongside Brad Richards. Stepan replaced Brandon Dubinsky and joined Marian Gaborik on the first line.
By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)
Niklas Larsson – AP
There is no need to panic, Rangers fans.
At least not yet.
The Rangers are the only team in the NHL this year that has had to endure a prolonged European stay due to the renovations currently going on at Madison Square Garden. After four exhibition matches in Prague, Slovakia, and Switzerland; and an exhibition and...