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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. Yesterday we saw #3 Michael Nylander beat #14 Jason Strudwick. Today’s matchup is #7 Brian Boyle vs. #10 Nik Zherdev.
Brian Boyle (acquired – 2009 trade with LA)
When the Rangers acquired then-RFA Brian Boyle for a third round pick in the 2010 draft (Jordan Weal), most thought this was a bad trade and a terrible overpayment just so we could have “our own 2003 1st round pick.” Boyle was used in a bottom-six capacity and really thrived in that role with the Rangers, with both Tom Renney and John Tortorella. His 21-goal season may have been a blip and he’s more likely to be in the 5-10 goal, 10-20 point range. That said, he’s one of the top defensive forwards in the game, and he is someone that AV will rely on heavily for defensive zone draws.
Over his four seasons in New York, Boyle has a scoring line of 38-34-72 while ...
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It’s no secret. I was very vocal about using our last compliance buyout on Brad Richards this summer. Rather than run the risk of injury and getting stuck with his cap hit —for what will seem like perpetuity if he does get injured— the Rangers decided to give him one last shot at glory.
While I’m disappointed in the decision, I assure you I...
Kreider is likely the only rookie to break camp this season.
As we get deeper into the dog days of August, we see really bad trade rumors and people like me killing time with a theoretical expansion draft. However, with only Derek Stepan left to be signed, many have started penciling in their starting lineup for puck drop in October, something I’m guilty of as well. It ranges from...
Calle Andersson, a 19-year-old defenseman from Sweden, was ranked 15th overall among European skaters in the final Central Scouting Rankings entering the 2012 draft. He ended up being drafted in the 4th round (119th overall) by the New York Rangers. Andersson currently plays for Malmo in HockeyAllsvenskan (the second highest league in Sweden). The […]
Henrik Lundqvist has become one of the game's premier goalies and is the veritable face of the New York Rangers. The 2012 Vezina Trophy winner has just one year left on his deal with the club and some talks have already taken place regarding an extension.
While in his native Sweden for the national team's Olympic orientation camp he spoke with Swedish TV network SVT2 about...
We’ve known the who for quite some time but now we know the what as well; as in what roles each of the new Ranger assistant coaches will have. The team officially announced that Scott Arniel, formerly the head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets from June of 2010 until January of 2012, will be […]
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. Yesterday we saw #6 Michael Del Zotto beat #11 Ryan Hollweg. Today’s matchup is #3 Michael Nylander vs. #14 Jason Strudwick.
Michael Nylander (acquired – 2004 unrestricted free agent)
When initially signed, Nylander...
Marc has never said a word about joining his brothers in Carolina
Ever since Jordan Staal turned down a 10-year, $60 million contract extension from Pittsburgh last June, leading to a blockbuster draft day trade to the Hurricanes, Rangers fans have been panicked about Marc Staal’s desire to join his three brothers in Carolina.
Marc himself has never given us any reason to believe...
Three men with a wealth of experience as well as distinct ties to the Rangers will be joining Alain Vigneault's coaching staff for the 2013-14 season in New York. Former NHL head coach Scott Arniel has been hired by the Rangers to serve as Vigneault's associate coach while former NHL players Ulf Samuelsson and Daniel Lacroix will be assistant coaches.
Arniel coached the...
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By Sean Hartnett (@HartnettHockey)
John Tortorella is in the infancy of tenure as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. So far, he’s done an excellent job at putting up a facade and played nice with British Columbia media.
Eventually, this temporary exterior is going to crack. Sure, Tortorella can smile all the way through training camp and pretend...