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By Kristin Tullo (@KToools)
The season looked like it was off to a good start when the Connecticut Whale outscored the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2-0, including a shorthanded goal by Kyle Jean in the first period of the season opener. But it was short lived though.
The Sound Tigers scored five of their own goals in the second period, extending a lead that was too much for the Whale to overcome, en route a 6-4 victory. The Whale will now enter their next match up against the Albany Devils looking for their first win and avoid a 0-4-1 hole.
Kris Newbury, drafted by the San Jose Sharks in 2009, leads his team with seven points and has contributed in all four games played, much like his teammate Kyle Jean who is right behind Newbury with three goals and three assists so far this season. One player that will look to get on the score sheet tomorrow night in Albany will be former Boston College Eagle, Chris Kreider, who is spending his first season in the AHL after three years of ...
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Rangers Assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld discusses Chris Kreider's skill set as well as things he needs to work on with Craig Custance at ESPN Insider...
"I think he has the makings of a star, I really do," Schoenfeld said. "His strength, his tremendous skating, his speed and power -- that quick release with the shot ... the ethic young players have to develop is...
Kyle Jean is off to a hot start in the AHL.
When the Rangers signed Kyle Jean to a contract over the summer, not many were sure what to expect. After all, Jean wasn’t exactly lighting the lamp in the CCHA, finishing with 36 points in 77 games before coming on board with the Rangers as a non-roster invitee to the prospect development camp. But four games into his AHL career, Jean...
Oscar Lindberg could replace Brian Boyle, but where will other prospects fit in?We’ve spent a lot of time discussing the hot starts by Oscar Lindberg and Jesper Fast, and their futures raises an interesting question for the Blueshirts.
Along with Lindberg and Fast, the Rangers have a number of potential NHL players one rung away from the big show in Hartford including J.T. Miller...
Larry Brooks of the New York Post recently caught up with New York Rangers bence boss John Tortorella to discuss a few things about his team. With the NHL Lockout reaches its 38th day, Torts has a few concerns about the Blueshirts.
On how the Lockout could affect the team whenever it ends...
“To be quite honest, it worries me,” Tortorella said. “When our guys report...
The Rangers organization has assigned goalie Scott Stajcer to the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL. This move isn’t a surprise, Stajcer struggled in his two Whale games, going 0-2 with a 4.32 GAA and a .841 SV%.
Stajcer, the Rangers 5th round pick in 2009, was destined for the ECHL once Cam Talbot returned from injury. Currently Stajcer sits behind Talbot and Jason Missiaen...
According to a press release, MSG Networks will telecast two Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) games in October including one featuring Ryan McDonagh. The games, this Friday, October 26 and Wednesday, October 31 on MSG, will be presented at 1:00 p.m. Eastern with an encore presentation in primetime both nights at 8:00 p.m.
MSG’s John Giannone will call play-by-play alongside...
Hockey players aren’t typically known for their strong sense of style though their off-ice “uniforms” continue to evolve. As the league’s most fashionable squad, the New York Rangers have proven they love to make sartorial statements. For many of the team’s stars, playing in New York has forced a major wardrobe upgrade.
The team already has a long list of stylish endeavors...
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
As would be expected, Tortorella has mixed feelings about his locked-out athletes playing in Europe, as are Rick Nash (Switzerland), Ryan McDonagh (Russia) and Carl Hagelin (Sweden).
“On one hand, I worry about the risk of injury — Rick already had the shoulder issue, which turned out to be minor — but on the other hand, I believe...
In an effort to lighten the mood during the lockout, The New York Rangers Blog will be writing faux recaps for every Rangers game missed due to the work stoppage. Enjoy.
Tampa Bay, FL - With the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrating their 20th anniversary of existence this season, they made the unusual request of asking the Rangers if they would allow John Tortorella to switch teams...
Carl Hagelin scores twice in Södertälje's 3-1 win over Mora. Hagelin is 4-5-9 in 5 games with Södertälje, all wins for them. #NYR
— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) October 23, 2012
For video of the goals, click the below picture (00:43 mark)...
...WOW!!!! What a move on that first goal! Man I miss that speed.
In other Rangers overseas news, Rick Nash picked...
Even though he is still a couple of weeks away from starting to skate @dylan_mcilrath thrilled he "can see light at end of the tunnel"
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 22, 2012
Here's the full interview (via Blueshirts United)...
McIlrath notes that his doctor said his knee healed correctly.
...i'm sure it's tough for McIlrath to...
Look, I have a very strong opinion about Bleacher Report and what it stands for, but I'm not going to waste my time writing paragraphs complaining about it. If you're interested in a detailed explanation of the journalistic shortcomings of Bleacher Report you can read about it here.
But the purpose of me writing this article is to counter a particular blog post on Bleacher...
#NYR G prospect Scott Stajcer has been assigned from the #CTWhale to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.
— Laurie Carr (@byndblueshirts) October 24, 2012
...guess that means Talbot is ready to return from injury.
...a Talbot return would be huge for the Whale as Stajcer and fellow rookie netminder Missiaen have struggled this early season.
HARTFORD, October 24, 2012: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that goaltender Scott Stajcer has been assigned from the Whale to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.
Stajcer, a rookie out of the Ontario Hockey League and a fifth-round draft pick (140th overall) by the parent New York Rangers in 2009, was 0-2-0 in three appearances...