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As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Today’s matchup is #1 Jaromir Jagr vs. #2 Dan Girardi in the Glen Sather Regional Finals. The winner will join #1 seeds Henrik Lundqvist and Ryan Callahan in the Final Four.
Jaromir Jagr (acquired – 2004 trade with Washington)
The Rangers acquired Jagr in a trade with the Capitals that saw Anson Carter head over to Washington in exchange for Jagr and cash. The cash part being the Rangers paying just $4.94 million of Jagr’s $8 million salary, which was a huge boost in the salary cap era. As for Jagr himself, he set Ranger records for goals (54) and points (123) in a season in his first year on Broadway. He followed that up with a 96 point season (30-66) and a 71 point season (25-46) before departing for the KHL. In each of those three seasons, Jagr played all 82 games, which is something he had never done in his entir...
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The 2013 officially Rangers hit the ice for the first time this season, finishing the first day of on-ice activities of training camp. It appears that most of the work was conditioning related. Some notes, courtesy of Leslie Treff:
Of the new comers, Anthony Duclair, Oscar Lindberg, Justin Falk, and John Moore were all impressive during the sprints. All showed balance, speed, and...
If you’re an Eastern Conference club — with salary-cap space — looking to aggravate the New York Rangers field an offer sheet to restricted free agent Derek Stepan.
Stepan and the Rangers remain far apart in their negotiations the New York Post reported Tuesday.
According to Larry Brooks’ Post story Stepan is believed to be after a five- or six-year deal worth approximately...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
Stepan is believed seeking a five- or six-year deal in the neighborhood of $5 million per while the Rangers are believed offering a two-year contract worth between $2.75-and-$3 million a year.
Stepan’s request is not at all outlandish given his work the first three seasons of his career during which he clearly outperformed an extremely...
So John Tortorella hates Twitter. Surprised? Of course not.
Here’s what he had to say (courtesy of Ben Kuzma from the Province):
It’s the most narcissistic thing I’ve ever seen. I’m not going to handcuff them and treat them like little kids. There’d better be no information come out of the locker room with that damn Twitter. It’s nothing but trouble to me. But I also...
MrPorter.com, an online retail destination for men’s style, recognized Henrik Lundqvist’s fashion sense in its current issue of The Journal. In a new feature called “The Look,” Lundqvist shows off his impeccable suiting style, a characteristic that has helped him cement his status as one of the best-dressed athletes across sports. The New York Rangers goaltender was previously...
Stepan > Kadri
In case you missed it, Nazem Kadri signed a two-year bridge deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs last night worth $2.9 million per season. Kadri has just 99 NHL games played –only one full season– and has a line of 23-37-63 over those 99 games. In his only full season, the lockout shortened season, Kadri put up 18-26-44. That 18-26-44 should look familiar, since...
After a disastrous 1992-93 season which saw the Rangers plummet into last place, make a coaching change in mid-season, miss the playoffs, and their Stanley Cup drought reach 53 years, it was clear changes were on the way. Soon after the regular season ended, the Rangers hired hard-nose task-master Mike Keenan as the franchises 26th […]
The New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Flyers do not like each. This rivalry started on the elbows of Scott Stevens and has continued ever since. And now we find ourselves at this point. The Devils find themselves heading into the 2013-14 season- I’m sorry, I can’t contain it anymore. I need to get this out. KOVALCHUK RETIRED! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA The Devils’ best player...
The New York Rangers have invited Johan Hedberg to their trainng camp after Martin Biron is unable to show up due to personal reasons. On July 4, 2013, Hedberg was placed on unconditional waivers for the intentions of a compliance buyout. The Devils bought out Hedberg as a result of a trade that sent Vancouver Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider to [...]
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Veterans reported to New Jersey Devils camp today and Martin Brodeur was among those who spoke to the media.
Despite speculation this summer that this will probably be Brodeur's last season, he doesn't seem to think the same way.
Brodeur told Devils beat writer Tom Gulitti that he hasn't decided if he'll retire...
Following the 2012-13 season, Brendan Shanahan made it clear that the NHL was trying to remove the spin-o-rama from NHL shootouts. In an interview with the Sporting News back in June, Shanahan stated that though the move is extremely entertaining, the integrity of the goal being scored is in question.
The NHL's general managers attempted to make the spin-o-rama illegal...
Don’t expect a retirement tour for Martin Brodeur this season with the Devils.
This is the final season on his contract but the 41-year-old future Hall of Famer said he has no plans to discuss during this season whether this will be his last season or not.
“I’m just going to play this year” Brodeur said after taking his training camp physical this morning at Prudential...