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This shouldn’t have come as a surprise to most, but Henrik Lundqvist defeated Dan Girardi yesterday to win the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout tournament. This tournament was pitched to us by Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8), and we would like to thank him for the hard work putting this together. We certainly had a lot of fun posting these and reviewing the results.
Lundqvist beat out #16 Olli Jokinen, #9 Martin Rucinsky, #4 Artem Anisimov, #3 Ryan McDonagh, #1 Ryan Callahan, and #2 Dan Girardi to win the tournament. While all the wins were dominating ones, Hank did have to go through the longest tenured defenseman (Girardi), the captain (Cally), the future/current stud defenseman (McDonagh), and a player with a cult-like following (Anisimov). It wasn’t an easy road.
You can click on the image above to get a full sized image of the bracket. Personally, I was surprised by Derek Stepan’s run to the Final Four, as well as Girardi’s win over Jaromir Jagr ...
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Ah, the impatient and rarely satisfied New York Rangers fans. Despite the high degree of drafting success the Rangers have enjoyed under Player Personnel Director Gordie Clark and his staff, Blue Shirt backers still aren’t happy with the selection of Dylan McIlrath, selected 10th overall in 2010 and who has failed to make it to […]
Following today’s cuts, the Rangers have announced the roster for tomorrow’s preseason kickoff against the Devils (per Katie Strang).
Forwards: Arron Asham, Brian Boyle, Ryan Bourque, Marek Hrivik, Chris Kreider, Danny Kristo, Brandon Mashinter, Dominic Moore, Rick Nash, Shawn O’Donnell, Darroll Powe, Brad Richards
Defense: Marc Staal, John Moore, Justin Falk, Aaron Johnson...
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The Rangers were in Newark tonight, and lost the preseason opener 2-1 that showcased some solid goaltending and some decent prospect play. This was likely the only preseason action for some forwards, but others earned more preseason time to see what they can bring to the lineup on a regular basis. We aren’t going to go into full goal breakdowns...
Online retailer MrPorter.com recently hooked-up with New York Rangers star Henrik Lundqvist for a feature entitled “The Look” for their Weekly Journal. Henrik’s feature included a fun-filled fashion shoot where he was enrobed in some of the latest styles for men. Henrik is arguably the best-dressed athlete today, and his stardom off-the-ice continues to progress in the wonderful...
As expected, the Rangers made their first cuts after today’s scrimmage. The cuts were all players that did not partake in the intra-squad game. Generally speaking, the first round of cuts is usually CHL players bound for Juniors anyway, and AHL players that likely just didn’t make the cut during camp this year.
Those that were reassigned to their respective Juniors teams:
14 months ago, the NY Rangers dealt forwards Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, D-Prospect Erixon and their first round pick in this past talent laden draft for Rick Nash and his 7.8 million dollar contract... Hindsight is what it is, but to be fair most people at the time were saying the Jackets took far less than they should have... Today, the NY Rangers are able to sign Derek...
Brassard played very well tonight. (Photo: Andrew Theodorakis / New York Daily News)
The Rangers got their first win of the preseason tonight, besting the Flyers 3-2 in Philadelphia. Since there will be cuts announced relatively soon, this was likely the last time we will see a number of these guys this year (on Broadway at least). New York looked a lot better than they did in their...
Biron is at the center of an unexpected goalie competition.
When August turned to September, the one position that had zero uncertainty was goaltender. Henrik Lundqvist is the starter, and Martin Biron was supposed to be the backup. A wrench was thrown into that plan when Biron missed the first two days of camp with a personal issue, and the Rangers invited former Devil Johan Hedberg...
New Rangers Coach Alain Vigneault spoke to RDS' Stéphane Leroux about adjusting to life in New York City (roughly translated by yours truly):
We're getting used to the big city. Before I had a five minute drive to work, maybe fifteen if I walked slowly. In New York, I'm 25 miles from our training site. But New York...it's New York." Said the new Rangers...
New city, same John Tortorella.
The Canucks coach took the podium on Monday morning to discuss what he’s looking for out of his young players when they take on the Sharks in their preseason opener. It was a seemingly calm event, but the mood quickly changed when a cameraman’s cell phone started ringing during the middle of the coach’s media availability.
Hedberg could have a shot at winning the backup role (Photo: AP)
This past offseason Glen Sather kept this roster pretty much intact in hopes that Alain Vineault and his new coaching staff would be the difference makers to get this team over the hump. With that said, any time a team changes coaches there’s always going to be some roster turnover that follows.
At this point we don’t...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
You don’t have to squint all that hard to read between the lines of the “Clean Slate…Grab it” motto the Rangers are wearing on their sleeves — and their training camp T-shirts — in order to deduce this fresh start everyone, but everyone, apparently craves is as close to an organizational repudiation of the John Tortorella Era...
Derick Brassard had a goal and an assist, and coach Alain Vigneault earned his first win with the Rangers as New York beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 Tuesday night in a preseason game.
Brassard made it 1-0 with a shot that beat Steve Mason high 1:10 into the second period. Max Talbot tied it at 13:26 with a snap shot from the left wing that got past goalie Cam Talbot's glove...
John Tortorella might have been introduced as the Vancouver Canucks head coach in June, but everyone knew the union wouldn’t feel complete until he had has first spat with the local media. Well everybody, that day has finally come.
Around 12 seconds into the video you can faintly hear a phone going off as Torts discusses the upcoming preseason games. Upon hearing the sound he...
Henrik Lundqvist beat out Ryan Callahan in yesterday’s Final Four matchup in Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout tournament. Today, #2 Dan Girardi takes on #4 Derek Stepan in the other Final Four matchup, with the winner facing Hank for the tournament title. We want to thank Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) for pitching this idea to us. It was a great...