Found November 28, 2011 on
Blue Seat Blogs:
It’s no secret that when the Rangers are on their game they are playing John Tortorella hockey to a “tee.” This team is built around their 2-1-2 forechecking scheme and their ability to separate players from the puck in dirty areas of the ice. It’s their “identity,” as I am sure you’ve heard.
But not all of our offense should or will come off of the forecheck. In order to beat elite teams you need to be able to create offense from all areas of the ice and in all types of situations. It is the only way to truly keep opposing defenses honest.
Last season much of our offense came from grinding it out during 5-on-5 play. By all means it was great to see, but Gaborik was struggling, and Cally and Dubi couldn’t convert on odd man rushes. If the team wasn’t getting those ugly goals, the result was usually a dried up offense.
This season, when the Rangers are winning it is partly because they have been able to create offensive balance. Some shifts we are seeing Stepan and Gaborik create off...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Rangers scored four straight goals during the second period held on for a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh. The win extended Rangers wining streak to three games and making another early statement in the Eastern Conference.
Callahan started the Rangers scoring and Mitchell, Richards and Gaborik followed to turn a 1-0 deficit into what seemed like a comfortable 4-1 lead.
The good folks over at HockeyWebCast sent our fearless leader a link that I would like to share with you New York Rangers’ fans out there.
This particular link shows New York Rangers’ prospect Jesper Fasth breaking his foot in a game tonight between HV71 and Brynas in the SEL.
Click here to watch it.
**Warning**: This might be disturbing to watch so if you are squeamish or...
NHL.com has this pic of Brad Richards wearing a Winter Classic knit hat before Saturday afternoon's game vs. the Flyers......would be cool if Hank wore the knit hat over his mask during Winter Classic ala Ryan Miller. Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
… amazing. I really hope the New York Rangers have a tribute for Derek Boogaard, Alexander Karpovtsev and Karel Rachunek soon. I really am disappointed with the organization when it comes to paying their respects to 3 former teammates who all died tragically and WAY TOO SOON.
ESPN.com drops the Rangers three sports to #5 in their most recent power rankings...5. Rangers - The Rangers continue to impress with nine wins in their past 11 games. The Blueshirts also lead the league in goals allowed per game. So, just how good will they be when Marc Staal returns?The Hockey News (7) and TSN (6) also released their power rankings.Remember to follow me on Twitter...
Since many of you don’t subscribe to HBO, we will be scouring the internet for clips and full episodes of this year’s 24/7. In case you missed the preview this past Friday, here it is. Be sure to check back here following the series debut.
The New York Rangers have officially unveiled their jerseys for this season’s Winter Classic match-up against the Philadelphia Flyers. The jerseys will officially go on-sale on December 5. There has been a mixed bag of reactions regarding the look and feel of the jersey. What do you think?
Katie Strang of ESPN
New York is reporting that New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal has begun
skating lightly on his own. Staal is
continuing to progress in his recovery after resuming light workouts earlier
this month following a full month shut down period. The fact that Staal was able to resume light
workouts with no ill effects that he can now be back on the ice...
Photo credit: Bill Rapai
Yup, it gets worse. Michigan extended their losing streak to four games--and their winless streak to six--by falling to Union at Yost by a 6-3 margin. Union jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period and a 4-0 lead early in the second. Michigan drew back to within two on goals by PDG and Wohlberg, but Union scored the next two. Guptill popped one in late...
John Mitchell and Brad Richards scored 90 seconds apart in New York's four-goal second period, and the Rangers held on to beat the Penguins 4-3 on Tuesday night for their third consecutive win.
Ryan Callahan and Marian Gaborik both had a goal and assist in the period, and Richards...
John Mitchell and Brad Richards scored 90 seconds apart in New York's four-goal second period, and the Rangers held on to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Tuesday night for their third consecutive win. Ryan Callahan and Marian Gaborik both had a goal and assist in the period, and Richards added two assists as New York won its seventh straight at home and 10th in 12 games overall.
John Mitchell and Brad Richards scored 90 seconds apart in New York's four-goal second period, and the Rangers held on to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Tuesday night for their third consecutive win.
John Mitchell and Brad Richards scored 90 seconds apart in New York's four-goal second period, and the Rangers held on to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Tuesday for their third consecutive win.
Brandon Dubinsky heard Flyers winger Jody Shelley call him a “weasel” on HBO’s 24-7 preview, and on Monday, the weasel popped.