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Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that John Tortorella will use the same philosophy as last year with his goaltending rotation. Henrik Lundqvist started 75% of the regular-season games (62), with Biron starting the other 20.
Leonard adds that in this year’s 48-game schedule, that would translate to 36 starts for Lundqvist and 12 for Biron.
...i'm sure Lundqvist would love to start every game, but I think he learned from last year that rest during the season translates into success in the post season.
...the only thing that sucks is that unless Lundqvist has a ridiculous year he will likely see an end to his record of seven straight seasons to start a career with at least 30 wins.
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A depth forward could be on the radar for the Rangers.
Looking over the Rangers training camp roster, one thing that really stands out is the lack of depth, particularly on offense. Right now, the following has been reported as Torts’ early line combos.
Carl Hagelin – Brad Richards – Rick Nash
Marian Gaborik – Derek Stepan – Ryan Callahan
Waivers Rangers: Sean Collins, Michael Haley, Chad Kolarik, Kris Newbury, Logan Pyett, Brendon Segal, Mike Vernace, Tommy Grant.
— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) January 15, 2013
Kolarik leads Whale with 15 goals and tied for team lead in points with 29.
...scratching my head at Kolarik being on that list. I was originally surprised when he wasn't in training camp...
Hockey will be back soon and finally we can start talking about the systems and strategies of this great game we all know and love. One of the most critical – and contested – aspects of the Rangers system in 2012 was their power play.
For the sake of brevity, I will just say that last year’s mediocre power play was not due to coaching decisions or their umbrella formation...
According to Melissa Andus at Black and Blueshirts, the AHL transaction list reports that the Rangers have recalled Brandon Segal.
Segal has 9g, 7a in 38 games with the Whale this season.
The 29-year old Segal has played 102 NHL games with Tampa, Dallas and Los Angeles.
...with Asham suspended for the first game and Bickel likely to take is spot on the wing, this is a...
Rangers coach John Tortorella says it's the right time for Rick Nash to be in New York.
The franchise is going for its first Stanley Cup since 1994.
Nash improves the Rangers' chances.
On the other side of North America, the Vancouver Canucks can't wait to resume their quest for their first NHL title.
The Rangers, Canucks - and their fans - won't want to talk...
Katie Strang at ESPN.com reports that the NHLPA is reviewing the developing situation between Wade Redden and Rangers in which the Blueshirts will sit the veteran defenseman for the remainder of the season to ensure he is not injured and jeopardize their ability to buy him out this summer.
The Rangers have also been in contact with the league. The Canadiens have deployed the...
This is exactly how New York Rangers' fans should approach the upcoming 48-game shortened NHL season.
Last season, the Blueshirts shocked many and were one of the best teams in the entire league last season. They did it with great goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist, great defense, and a committment by the whole team to play well on both sides of the puck.
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Brandon Mashinter from San Jose in exchange for forward Tommy Grant and a conditional pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Mashinter, 24, has registered two goals and three assists, along with 44 penalty minutes in 30 games [...]
Portland, ME, January 15, 2013 – Kris Newbury scored two goals, and Cam Talbot made 29 saves, as the Connecticut Whale rolled to a 6-1 win over the Atlantic Division-leading Portland Pirates Tuesday night at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
Portland had won eight straight home games, tying a franchise record, and 13 of its previous 15 overall. The Whale won despite being...
As mentioned yesterday, both Wade Redden and Scott Gomez are widely expected to be bought out at the end of this season. Both players are being told to go home, sit, and get paid for it -- the NHL's teams can't buyout injured players. While this is a smart strategy for the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens, the NHLPA is taking issue with two of their players being told...
Yesterday, John Tortorella was a guest on WFAN's Mike Francesa radio show...
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...i've listened to a couple of Torts' radio interviews recently and man, is he obsessed with making sure his players don't get injured in camp.
Tortorella wasn't the only Ranger on the radio yesterday, as...