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That title is a bit surprising, eh? Larry Brooks of the NY Post has the scoop that now ex-GM of the Montreal Canadiens Bob Gainey wasn’t all that impressed with Ryan McDonagh when they went to scout him in Wisconsin after drafting him 12th overall in the 2007 draft. According to Brooks, the Canadiens expected more:
The Canadiens apparently expected McDonagh to become a dominant offensive player when they drafted him and, for whatever reason, were not satisfied with his development as a two-way defenseman with offensive skills that might have been dormant.
Well that’s just awful, awful talent analysis. The Canadiens dropped the ball, and it appears there were all too happy to give up McDonagh to get their hands on Scott Gomez. As we all know, that trade didn’t quite work out the way the Canadiens thought it would.
Gomez had a normal year, by his career average standards, the first year after the trade, but has quickly fallen out of favor in Montreal, especially with the fans. He h...
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Erik Christensen could be one of the most infuriating New York Rangers skaters of all time. When he wants to be, Christensen is one of the most skilled players on the team. The problem is of course the phrase “when he wants to be.” During his first seven games of the year, Christensen was invisible, and played poorly both with the puck and without the puck. The last four games...
John Tortorella talks to Blueshirts United about Dan Girardi's importance to the Rangers..."He doesn't get talked about too much in the league or around here, but I think he is one of the most underrated players in our game. Danny doesn't say much, he's a pretty quiet kid, but how he plays in all the situations he's put in is a tremendous learning tool for...
The New York Rangers announced todaythat left wing, Wojtek Wolski will be out for four weeks with a sports hernia. He will undergo surgery tomorrow in Philadelphia.
According to the press release, when Wolski returns, he will be playing his 400th NHL game.
Wolski has 2 assists this season in six appearances and is 9 goals away from his 100th career NHL goal.
Andrew Gross tweets that newest Ranger Anton Stralman has not completed medical testing yet and was not on ice for today's practice.Gross adds that the Swedish defenseman is questionable for tomorrows game in Ottawa....i didn't think he would be ready just yet. May need a few more practices before Torts is comfortable putting him in the line-up.Remember to follow me on Twitter...
Courtesy of the Rangers:
New York, November 9, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Mike Rupp underwent successful surgery earlier today to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks. The procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew Feldman at the NYU Langone Medical Center Hospital...
A reasonable weekend for the Habs, who topped Ottawa on Friday, only to lose to the Rangers (and the refs) on Saturday. I’m not one to gripe about refereeing very often, but this one was no contest, with penalty after penalty (10, as I recall) to the Habs, while the Rangers skated away with a couple of penalties that were also questionable (and of the “make up” variety). Not...
Wojtek Wolski will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia. He's expected to miss four weeks.
Marian Gaborik scored two goals and Martin Biron stopped 23 shots for his first shutout in more than two years as the Rangers defeated the Jets.
Not even retirement can keep Georges Laraque from getting under the skin of NHL players.
JOHN TORTORELLA said last Thursday that Wojtek Wolski had reinjured his groin when he was “accordioned” into the corner boards by an Anaheim player.
Marian Gaborik scored on an odd-man rush and into an empty net in the third period and Derek Stepan had a goal and an assist to help the New York Rangers beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 Sunday night. Martin Biron stopped 23 shots for his first shutout in more than two years, improving to 3-0 in his fourth appearance of the season.
Former Edmonton Oilers enforcer Georges Laraque has a new book out. Perhaps you're heard of it, what with the accusations that the NHL is filled with more juice than a Florida orange grove.
But "The Story of the NHL's Unlikeliest Tough Guy" also includes Laraque's candid thoughts about his NHL career, including the coaches he's played for … like when...
MONTREAL- Montreal Canadiens forward, Max Pacioretty announced Monday the creation of his foundation to help th...