Found July 26, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
At the 2011 draft the New York Rangers sent Evgeny Grachev, who was failing to live up to the hype, to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a third round pick. That pick was used on center Steven Fogarty, a high schooler from Minnesota. Fogarty spent last season with the Pentincton Vees of the BCHL. There, Fogarty produced 81 points in 60 games and earned a spot on the BCHL All-Rookie Team. And his Pencticton Vees won the RBC Cup while shattering all sorts of records in the process. I had the opportunity to talk to Steven on Monday. Steven was kind enough to put aside time to talk about his season with the Vees, what he expects now that he will be playing at Notre Dame, what kind of player he is, and much more. Keep reading to see my exchange with Fogarty. Adam: For the Rangers fans who do not know much about you, could you describe what kind of game you play? Steve: My game has changed tremendously [since I was drafted]. We had so much firepower [with the Vees] that I kind of ha...

How Tortorella’s system could change with Nash on board

With this week’s blockbuster trade, many are now wondering just how far the Rangers will go with the addition of Rick Nash.  While it’s still way too early to be penciling us in as front-runners to win the Cup, one thing we can do is look at how the Rangers might change from an x’s & o’s or “systems” perspective. Fortunately for John Tortorella, adding Nash doesn’t necessaril...

With inclusion of Erixon, maybe Scott Howson did better than we thought

There have been several reports that some variation of the package the Rangers sent to Columbus for Rick Nash on Monday was on the negotiating table for months before the deal was finally consummated.  But Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, who is one of the more clued in reporters in the business, tweeted that defensive prospect Tim Erixon was in fact only added to the deal...

Rick Nash Joins Boomer & Carton to Talk Trade

Although brief, newest Ranger Rick Nash did join Boomer & Carton on WFAN 660AM in New York this morning for a few minutes to talk about the trade.To listen to the entire interview, click here. Judging from his comments, New York was the only place Rick Nash wanted to go. He recognizes the team they have and how close they are to winning a Cup. It's refreshing to hear...

Richards: Nash Is What We Need

In an interview with Jason Malloy of The Guardian, Brad Richards said this about the acquisition of Rick Nash..."It's what we need. He's one of the best scorers and power forwards in the league. He brings us size and goal scoring."...ya think? Besides Lundqvist, Richards has to be the happiest guy on the team as he has another stud winger to distribute the puck...

Nash 'excited' to be a Ranger

The latest New York Ranger was engulfed by two semicircles of reporters and television cameras on Wednesday. And it's only July. Welcome to New York, Rick Nash. Nash, acquired from Columbus Monday in the offseason's most important trade, met with reporters at the Rangers training facility two days after the deal, as he tried to get acclimated to his new surroundings. ...

You’ll Listen To My 5 Cents About The Nash Trade and YOU WILL LIKE IT :)

      Yet again another summer where everyone’s eyes are on Ohio. I feel like almost every year the sports media has incited a riot of speculation among the citizens. A few years ago the hot topic of the summer was the decision of Lord Voldemort. This summer’s hot topic was Rick Nash. Is [...]

Why I Love Being A Rangers Fan: The Chelley Schoe Story

Rewind 20 years. I was 13 years old, in middle school and had just discovered the beautiful sport of hockey.  Cue background story (… Over those 20 years, I’ve witnessed a myriad of moments that I will forever remember.  I’ve swoon’d over many a player, and have been fascinated by attempting...

Rangers Re-Sign Defenseman Stralman

From the New York Rangers: New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Anton Stralman on a new contract. Stralman, 25, skated in 53 games with the Rangers last season, registering two goals and 16 assists for 18 points, along with 20 penalty minutes and a plus-nine rating. He established career-highs...

Report: Ramifications of the Nash deal

After much anticipation and speculation, the Rick Nash deal is finally complete. So what does today's trade mean to the New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets and the rest of the league?In terms of New York, John Tortorella's squad adds the elite forward they were looking for. Sure, they had Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik in place, but mixing Nash in there could feasibly...

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Replacing Dubinsky and Anisimov

When the Rangers acquired Rick Nash, they did so by dealing two roster players that played key roles on the bottom six forwards. Losing Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov may not look like much, especially when they are dealt for someone like Rick Nash. However, it does lead to the discussion of how to replace these players, especially Dubinsky, who was one of the Rangers top defensive...

NHL Central Division Player Movement Update II

In the wake of Nashville matching Shea Weber’s offer sheet and Columbus trading their captain, Rick Nash, to the Rangers, it’s worth looking at the landscape surrounding the Blackhawks in the Central Division as the summer continues. Here’s an updated … Continue reading →
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