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In an interview with Blueshirts United, Stu Bickel discussed his off-season..."I always want to push myself to another level, and I felt like I've had a really productive off-season and worked on a lot of different things. I'm excited to get going."...i thought Bickel had a real solid first NHL season and was really shocked that Torts lost confidence in him during the playoffs as his snarl and toughness could have helped the Rangers. Having said that he did have a lot to work on and I'm happy to hear he addressed his short-comings.Also interviewed during yesterday's informal practice that included Rick Nash, Taylor Pyatt, Jeff Halpern, Henrik Lundqvist, Brad Richards, Marc Staal, Dan Girardi, Anton Stralman, Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, Bickel, Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider, were Pyatt and Lundqvist...To watch on Blueshirts United, click here.To watch on Blueshirts United, click here....man it's good to have normal Rangers content on the blog again. No...
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The last thing that the Rangers as an organization need to do is to get RFA Michael Del Zotto under contract. When we last wrote about this, Larry Brooks was on record saying that the Rangers offered MDZ a multi-year deal in the $2.5 million range. Del Zotto was rumored to be looking for more, but no concrete numbers were provided. The logical assumption is that Del Zotto’s...
Although the lockout is imminent, it is not stopping several Rangers players from getting together today for an informal skate. Per Andrew Gross, 14 players were on the ice for a skate today:
14 players including newcomers Rick Nash, Taylor Pyatt and Jeff Halpern along with veterans Henrik Lundqvist, Brad Richards, Marc Staal, Dan Girardi and Anton Stralman as well as younger veterans...
John Buccigross at ESPN.com discusses the good and the bad of Chris Kreider..."Chris Kreider is still a work in progress for the Rangers. The upside is huge but the Rangers are still concerned about his skating and play without the puck in all three zones. It would be nice to chart his progress. He no doubt will be good, but the jury is out on whether he can be great. (I for...
Although Brock Beukeboom –son of Jeff Beukeboom– hasn’t been able to stay healthy during his early career in the OHL, the Rangers have had him on their radar, according to Bruce Berlet. When the Rangers added Senior Beuk to the coaching staff in Connecticut, the interest appeared to have intensified.
Per Berlet, the Rangers were looking to bring in Beukeboom to the now canceled...
2010 first-round pick Dylan McIlrath suffered a dislocated knee cap in the Rangers prospect camp over the summer at the hands of Kyle Jean, putting his attempt at making the Rangers on ice for this season. Jean and McIlrath are likely to be teammates with the Connecticut Whale this seasonBruce Berlet of Howlings.net spoke to McIlrath recently about his rehab and his thoughts on the...
RFA Michael Del Zotto was one of 14 Rangers at the practice facility for an informal skate today and discussed his contract situation with Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record..."I'm here and I'm preparing for Sept. 21 training camp. All I can do is prepare for the start of the season and the rest of the stuff is out of my control. I've been around a couple of years...
To watch on Blueshirts United, click here.Also talking after yesterday's second day of informal practices was Chris Kreider, who spoke to Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record about his game right now...“I think I feel stronger, faster."...from the pictures and video I've seen of Kreider this off-season it looks like he hit the gym hard, which should allow him to compete...
In an interview with Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record yesterday, Henrik Lundqvist said he has not thought about whether he would play in Europe if there was a lockout this season.This is contrary to reports out of Europe last week that stated Lundqvist wants to play for his former Swedish Elite League team Frolunda....got to assume the truth is somewhere in the middle. Sure, if...
The NHL and the NHL Players Association have broken off collective bargaining negotiations, with no new date to reconvene. In other words, another NHL lockout is just 10 days away. If this season does get back on track, though, there's plenty of news from the offseason that will make this a great season to watch. Check out these Top 5 NHL offseason transactions and hope fans...
As if I didn't already have a man crush on Chris Kreider, now comes this video of the Rangers rookie dissing a David Clarkson hockey card during last week's NHLPA Rookie Showcase......kid hasn't played a regular season game and already knows how to get on Rangers fans' good side. You know, other than tearing it up on the ice.H/T to reader Matt D.Speaking of Kreider...
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To continue from where we left off, today will cover Part 5 of the âOriginal Six teamâs goalies and their masksâ series. Today I will be going over the New York Rangers.
As expressed, there are simply too many goalies to write about for...
Steven Stamkos recently spoke with Cabral 'Cabbie' Richards of TSN on a myraid of issues, including who is the most difficult goaltender to score on..."Probably, Henrik Lundqvist. The King. King Lundqvist. I was actually in Atlantic City, this is how cool the guy is, we were playing black jack and he split Kings on a six because he's the King. I think he got two...
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City kicked-off last night with the 9th Annual Style Awards held at The Stage at Lincoln Center. The awards were organized by Style Media, IMG Fashion and Penske Media Corp. and honorees were chosen by the Style Awards’ Nominating Committee, made up of individuals in the entertainment and fashion communities.
This year’s “Most Stylish...
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It is a quiet time for the prospects of the New York Rangers and New York Islanders as hockey is a strange sport at times. Last week teams from the OHL and WHL opened their training camps and already most have finished their training camps.
At this level the start of the school year has as much an impact on when a younger player is cut as his...