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Yesterday was breakup day for the Rangers and to me the most interesting quotes came from the free agents (via Blueshirts United)...Brandon Prust (UFA)..."I love it here and we have a good thing going and a good group of guys and a great organization, so I would love to be back. Obviously money is a factor, but it's not the biggest factor for me. Being a big part of a winning team, and that's something we have here, is what I want."...pretty much exactly what I expected and wanted to hear from Prust who I'd love to see back.Speaking of Prust, Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that the rugged winger will undergo surgery to repair a tendon in his finger, which he injured fighting the Senators' Zenon Konopka on Jan. 12....had to figure he had some type of injury as I thought he was a shell of his former self for most of the year and into the playoffs.Back to the free agent quotes, with Mats Zuccarello (RFA) saying..."I'd love to stay, but at t...
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The New York Rangers are holding break-up day this afternoon at their training center up in Greenburgh, and as usual, they are speaking with the media for one final time before departing their separate ways for the summer.
According to various media sources, several Rangers admitted to playing through injuries during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. One of those players was Brandon...
Today the New York Rangers will be holding break-up day as they meet with their coaches, teammates and media for the final time before departing for the summer. I'll have plenty of quotes, assessment and what not from that here on the blog later in the day, but before that, many seem to be concerned with who is and who is not a free agent come July 1. Below is the complete list...
The Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Jesper Fasth, their sixth round draft pick in 2010. Fasth was one of the Swedish Elite League’s top scorers before suffering a gruesome ankle injury that ended his season. In 21 games, Fasth had 16 points (5-11-16) and a +9 rating. The Rangers needed to offer the 5’11″ 176 lb winger a contract prior to the end of June or they would...
If you’re new to the site and have never read our report cards before, essentially what we do is break up the roster evals into 4 separate posts (top 6, bottom 6, defense, and goaltending+management). We include the mid-season grade we posted earlier this year, the full regular season grade, as well as a separate grade for the playoffs. Before we get started, let me reiterate these...
Writing up a eulogy to remember the 2011-12 New York Rangers would not be easy, and I considered this heavily when thinking how I was going to go about writing mine for The Rangers Tribune. The reason the task is so difficult is because this was undoubtedly one of the most memorable Rangers seasons in recent history, with so many landmark events and moments taking place within it...
It was not even an entire day after the New York Rangers were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs before the rumor mill to begin churning for the offseason. The name that popped up and popped up often was that of 24-year-old forward Mats Zuccarello.
Zuccarello, who becomes a restricted free agent this summer, only played in ten games with the Blueshirts over the course of...
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Jesper Fast. Fast, 20, skated in 21 games with HV71 of the Swedish Elite League (SEL) this season, registering five goals and 11 assists for 16 points, along with four penalty minutes and a plus-nine [...]
Before we get to the report card for the Rangers blueline, let’s remember this: the Rangers enjoyed a spectacular season bested by only two teams in the entire league. A huge part of this success was because of the Rangers blueline. With that said, let’s look at the grades for the Rangers defensemen.
(p.s. if you missed it, here’s the Suit’s take on the top six scoring forwards...
The New York Rangers had the best record in the Eastern Conference and reached the conference finals on the strength of a tough defense, great goaltending and a relentlessly rugged style.
What they lacked, and what ultimately led them to being ousted by the New Jersey Devils on Friday, was some more scoring to go with all that grit.
The Rangers finished the regular season ranked...
The bottom six forwards get a raw deal sometimes. Many base their usefulness on their offensive output, and unfortunately that is just not the role of the bottom six forward. Sure, contributing offensively is nice, but the role of these players is to shut down the opposition’s top lines. They are the ones that do the dirty work, they keep the opposing goons in check, they wear...
So what do you do after being eliminated in the Eastern Conference Finals by your biggest rival? Party of course (via Page Six)..."...after being eliminated by the New Jersey Devils, Henrik Lundqvist, Brandon Dubinsky, Stu Bickel and Mats Zuccarello were spotted partying at 1Oak until late. The following night, Lundqvist and his group joined the rest of their teammates for dinner...
Page 6 reports NY Rangers Henrik Lundqvist, Brandon Dubinsky, Stu Bickel and Mats Zuccarello partied late into the night at 1Oak Friday following their OT loss to the New Jersey Devils. Saturday...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
from John Kreiser of NHL.com, No one gave the New York Rangers much of a chance in the 1950 Stanley Cup Final. Not only were the fourth-place Rangers facing the first-place Red Wings, they wouldn’t even get to play a home game – Madison Square Garden had its annual spring visit from the circus, and the clowns and elephants took precedence over the Rangers and Red Wings.
There were obviously numerous reasons the Rangers didn't advance to the Stanley Cup Finals this season, but to me the most glaring was their lack of offense, which Dave Lozo at NHL.com agrees with..."During the postseason, when every inch of ice around the net becomes prime real estate teams are willing to defend with their lives, the offense dried up. The Rangers averaged...
While the New York Rangers were having their "Break-Up" day; our house which went on the market last Thursday led to us getting to sign an offer sheet on Monday.
Buying a house is easy, selling is a nightmare, especially when you're having all the government regulations these days.
So sorry I like having a place to live so I took today off and tomorrow will look...