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Even though the NHL is locked out, there is still plenty of hockey to watch and read about. In an effort to keep up with the Rangers prospects around the world, we are starting a new category of posts called Around the Farm. Whenever a Rangers prospect plays a game, we will give an update on how they performed.
A few notes about this: international games are tough to find recaps of, so for those prospects playing in Europe or Russia, it’s going to be tough for us to find information. Naturally if, if no prospect plays on a particular day, we won’t have an update.
Getting right to it, Michael St. Croix (Edmonton Oil Kings) started the season in the WHL right where he left off. Last night he scored twice, and in his first two games he has three goals and an assist. It’s still early in the year, but St. Croix looks like he’s heading towards another dominant year in the WHL. He and Calle Andersson (4th, 2012) are the two players off to monster starts.
The only other prospect in action last night was Sam Noreau, who finished with no points and a -2 in a 5-0 loss to Quebec. After the jump, we will have the updated prospect stats through this point in the season (also found on the Prospect Stats page). In the future, we will have the scoring lines for players in action on that given night.
- Shane McColgan; Kelowna Rockets, WHL: 2 GP, 0 G, 2 A, Even, 4 PIM
- Michael St. Croix; Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL: 2 GP, 3 G, 1 A, +1, 0 PIM
- Peter Ceresnak; Peterborough Petes, OHL: 2 GP, 0 G, 0 A, -3, 0 PIM
- Sam Noreau; Baie-Comeau Drakkar, QMJHL: 2 GP, 0 G, 0 A, +1, 7 PIM
- Calle Andersson; Färjestad BK/SEL: 4 GP, 4 G, 3 A, +1, 2 PIM
- Jesper Fasth; HV71/SEL: 4 GP, 1 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM
- Oscar Lindberg; Skellefteå AIK/SEL: 4 GP, 1 G, 3 A, +2, 2 PIM
- Thomas Spelling; Rögle BK/SEL: 4 GP, 2 G, 0 A, +2, 0 PIM
- Mikhail Pashnin; CSKA Moscow, KHL: 4 GP, 0 G, 0 A, +2, 8 PIM
BEST OF MAXIM
It was going to be tough for Rick Nash to repeat his performance in his 2012 Davos debut, where he scored a hat trick and added an assist in a 9-2 win. Nash didn’t score in regulation, being held to a -1 rating and seven shots on goal, but he did net the shootout winner. His shootout goal gave Davos a 3-2 win, and makes the club 2-0 since inking Nash and Joe Thornton.
While the Rangers practice themselves, the Connecticut Whale are preparing to open training camp soon. They have added forward Danny Hobbs to an AHL deal. Hobbs, the Rangers 7th round pick in 2007, was not signed by the Rangers after his senior season (2011-2012) at UMass-Amherst.
With the Whale adding Hobbs to an AHL deal, and the Rangers passing on adding him via an ELC, the organization...
Since it’s Sunday and we’ve just launched a new design, I think we should celebrate Brad Richards’ most important goal as a Ranger. By this, I mean the goal that tied Game 5 of the Washington series:
After the jump, we have a video taken from inside the crowd. Wow does the Garden get loud.
According to the New York Post's Page Six column, the New York Rangers engaged in a "team bonding" exercise over the weekend. Newbie to New York Jeff Halpern was treated to a night out with the boys by teammates Marian Gaborik, Michael Del Zotto, Steve Eminger and Carl Hagelin.
Here's the rundown of what they did:
..."They had dinner at Bagatelle...
While this may be an exercise in futility, ESPN.com released their preseason rankings today and the Rangers landed at #2...
2. Rangers - Adding Rick Nash to an already stellar defensive club, which boasts the defending Vezina Trophy winner in Henrik Lundqvist, suggests the Rangers are ready to the take final step to legitimate Cup-contender status. The lockout is also beneficial...
Yesterday, Corey Pronman at Hockey Prospectus released his revised Top 10 prospects right now in the Rangers farm system. The list is as follows:
Michael St. Croix
There aren't too...
Via Rangers Report
MSG Networks will launch a new hockey series this fall titled “The Essential Games” that will look back at the Rangers and Devils 2011-12 seasons. “The Essential Games” will premiere on MSG tonight, Monday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. with the first Rangers episode, Carl Hagelin's debut against the Capitals on November 25, 2011.
Generally the AHL rosters get filled as the NHL rosters start cutting players. This year it’s different, and the Connecticut training camp is the only training camp we will see this month. As such, they have announced their training camp roster:
Goal (4): Bryan Hince, Jason Missiaen, Scott Stajcer, Cameron Talbot
Defense (12): Sean Collins, Steven Delisle, Kyle Haines, Colten Hayes...
((HT: TMZ via Howard Bloom))
It appears the family of former NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard is suing the NHLPA because the family thinks the player's association didn't act fast enough in getting the remainder of his contract paid off.
Boogaard, who died from an overdose of pain medication and alcohol last May, had US$4.8-million left on his deal with the New York Rangers...
Unless this is your first visit to The New York Rangers Blog, I'm sure you've noticed the new design.
Nothing too outrageous. Featured articles at the top of the page and new fonts. Not really much else.
With the new design and the lockout, we thought it was time to come up with a new feature on the blog.
As you all know, tomorrow night was supposed to be the...
Jess Rubenstein at The Prospect Park reports that just two games into the WHL season, Rangers prospect Shane McColgan (2011 - 5th) already has a shootout goal as well as two power play assists to lead his Saskatoon Blades to a 2-0 start.Rubenstein adds that McColgan's new team, he was traded from Kelowna to Saskatoon this off-season, has put him in a position to succeed..."...
While many are quick to blame Gary Bettman for the third lockout under his regime, the blame lies equally with the owners as well. Over 50% of owners in the NHL barely break even or lose money, and they have no qualms with locking out the players. These owners lose less money with a lockout than they do while the season is in full swing.
James Dolan is not one of these owners.
Henrik Lundqvist recently spoke to Larry Brooks of the New York Post on how he's handling the lockout mentally..."It's almost impossible for me to explain how disappointed and frustrated I am over this situation. It's hard for me to believe we can't find a solution that makes sense for everyone," he said. "It's just weird mentally right now."...