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Offseason tournament bracket.
As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: Blue Line Station) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. The first match in the tournament pits the tournament favorite (Henrik Lundqvist) against the trade deadline acquisition that most people would like to forget, Olli Jokinen. Here’s the matchup:
Henrik Lundqvist (Acquired – 2000 draft, round 7)
Hank is Hank. He’s a five-time Vezina Finalist, he’s won the award once. He’s been the backbone of the team, and the best goalie in the world. Not really much else to say here.
Olli Jokinen (Acquired with Brandon Prust in 2010 for Chris Higgins and Ales Kotalik)
In 26 games as a Ranger, Jokinen put together a line of 4-11-15, and helped the Rangers chase a playoff spot. Ironically enough, the big trade deadline acquisition is now best known for missing this shootout attempt, and causing the Rangers to miss the playoffs for the first and only time since the 2005 lockout. While Jokinen may best be remembered for that shootout attempt, the acquisition wasn’t a complete disaster. Prust came along in that deal, and the Rangers shed themselves of the Kotalik contract. It wasn’t all bad.
So who do you think is the better Ranger, Hank or Jokinen? Vote thumbs up for the higher seed (Hank), or thumbs down for the lower seed (Jokinen).
BEST OF MAXIM
For several off-seasons running, I’ve been creating these “master plans” that talk about the future rosters of the Rangers. The purpose of these posts is to really come full circle on all of the topics and rumors we’ve been covering over the course of the season. During prior offseasons, creating these plans was pretty easy for me as John Tortorella frequently talked about...
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RANGERS ANNOUNCE 2013 PRESEASON SCHEDULE Blueshirts to play six road games in 11 days NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 – The New York Rangers have announced their 2013 preseason schedule today, which includes a total of six games, one of which will be held on neutral ice. The Rangers 2013 preseason schedule opens on [...]
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Forward usage chart
John Tortorella loved his matchups. One of the major points of his coaching style is giving tough minutes to those he could rely on defensively. If there is one area where he and new coach Alain Vigneault are similar, it is here. Both coaches are known for matchups and zone-starting, deploying the offensive players in the offensive zone draws and defensive players...
Offseason tournament bracket
As the dog days of summer approach, it’s going to be relatively quiet around the league. To get through this, Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station came to me with a pretty solid idea: Putting together an NCAA style tournament to see who everyone thinks is the best player to put on a Rangers sweater post-lockout (2005 lockout). Matt came up with the 64...
The New York Rangers have released the team's pre-season schedule prior to the upcoming 2013-2014 season.
#NYR 2013 Preseason Schedule: 9/16 @ NJD 9/17 @ PHI 9/23 @ CAL 9/24 @ EDM 9/26 @ VAN 9/27 @ LAK (In Vegas)
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 16, 2013
Obviously, pre-season is pre-season but there's still a few interesting games...
The preseason schedule for the Rangers has been released:
9/16 @ New Jersey, 7PM
9/17 @ Philly, 7PM
9/23 @ Calgary, TBD
9/24 @ Edmonton, 9:30PM
9/26 @ Vancouver, 10PM
9/27 @ LA in Las Vegas, 10PM
With the final year of the renovation still in progress, the Rangers will be on the road for all six road games, and likely all of October when the season starts. Training camp will begin...
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,
Anybody with spare coffee beans, please ship to MTS Centre, c/o Kevin Cheveldayoff. The Winnipeg GM might be the busiest executive in the business this summer as the Jets enter their third season of post-Thrasherdom.
Cheveldayoff will have to figure out what to do with five significant restricted free agents: ex-Bruin Blake Wheeler...