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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 the second round continues with #3 Rick Nash vs. #6 Petr Prucha.
Just a note: I am on vacation. The tournament posts are still going up, but I had to schedule them in advance, so the winners of the previous matchups won’t be posted in the picture until I get back next week. I am still keeping track though.
Rick Nash (acquired – 2012 trade with Columbus)
Nash came to the Rangers in an offseason blockbuster that sent Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon, and a 2013 1st round pick (Kerby Rychel) to the Blue Jackets for Nash, Steven Delisle, and a 2013 3rd round pick (Pavel Buchnevich). Nash was everything that was advertised for the Rangers, putting up 21 goals and 42 points in 44 games. Over an 82-game season, that averages out to about 40 goals and 80 points. Nash is the game breaker that the Rangers have...
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Rangers GM Glen Sather raised some eyebrows last week when he told Edmonton’s Team 1260 that he’s received lots of interest in center Brian Boyle, but is loath to deal the 28-year-old.
“I’ve had a lot of requests for Brian’s services,” Sather said. “I’m not anxious to trade him. I think he’s a good player, he’s a great team guy and I think...
Derek Dorsett, penalty killing machine (Image Credit: Getty Images)
September is almost upon us, which means that we are getting closer and closer to hockey season. The Rangers didn’t make any major overhauls this offseason, so what you saw last year is pretty much the same team you will get this year. Some much-needed depth was added, which absolutely makes this team better, but...
Entering the summer of 2013 the Rangers faced the unenviable task of having to re-sign four key RFA’s: Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello and Carl Hagelin, within the constraints of a decreased salary cap. Three of those deals are done and the club is still working on getting Stepan finished up before camp opens […]
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 the second round continues with #2 Dan Girardi vs. #7 Brad Richards.
Just a note: I am on vacation. The tournament posts are still going up, but I had to schedule them in advance, so the winners of the previous...
Defenseman Steve Eminger has come to a preliminary agreement with the KHL’s Admiral Vladivostok according to Sport-Express and CSN’s Sarah Baicker.
Eminger was originally taken with the 12th overall pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. At his height in 2008-09 he had five goals and 26 points in 71 contests while averaging 21:37 minutes per game. However he has been unable to re...
Marc Staal spoke with ESPN's Pierre LeBrun today at the Canadian Olympic Orientation Camp. His statements are the clearest indication and support what others including GM Glen Sather has been staying that Staal is 100%, which includes his eye injured by a puck last April against the Penguins. Assuming this is true, and I have no real reason to doubt it, based on the quote below...
By Dylan Howlett (@DylanHowlett)
A team falls two games short of reaching the Stanley Cup Final. What does it do to bridge the gap of those two games, exactly?
It reverts to bad habits. It trades three budding prospects for an imposing sniper.
It reverts to old habits. It keeps its acerbic coach, hopes his voice won’t become too hoarse to connect with his players, hopes his affection...
While we wait for training camp to open in September 12, not much is going on in Rangers land. Based on that, I wanted to get back to the 20+ offseason questions. As a reminder here is a link to the 20+ questions initially raised, I have explicitly covered questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 14 previously. Implicitly, we covered 16. Is Darroll Powe brought back for depth...
“I know I can play the game. Sometimes I might have to defend myself a little bit to people who think I can’t play anymore. I’m very motivated. [Last season] kept me very hungry all summer.”
“I know Alain a little bit and really like him as a person. “I don’t know him as a coach but I’ve only heard good things about him from guys who played for him in Vancouver...
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,
The angles are different. There’s less emphasis on pounding the net with shots. It’s easier for forwards given more room to manoeuvre to simply wander into traffic-free areas where they aren’t very effective.
But you can’t talk your way into understanding the big ice, although bringing in Ralph Krueger to provide some helpful...