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Ryan Callahan says it's time, and now that he's wearing the 'C' on his blue sweater, the Rangers' right wing expects to be held to his word. The 26-year-old captain looks at his team's offseason signing of All-Star center Brad Richards, general manager Glen Sather's work to retain key members of the Rangers' core, and the return of All-Star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to back up a young and hungry defense.
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The Rangers kicked off their European trip with a solid 2-0 victory over Prague. Aided by second period goals from Artem Anisimov and Ruslan Fedotenko, the team was led by the strong play of Martin Biron who played very well in earning a shutout victory. According to beat writer Jim Cerny Biron made several impressive saves throughout.
Given the lack of TV coverage that is the shortest‚Ä...
NOTABLE NHLers:¬†None, but they do have a Lubomir Visnovsky on their team, which made me do a double-take.
Defense:¬†Brendan Bell, Stu Bickel, Michael Del Zotto, Steve Eminger, Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh
STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS:¬†After the third round of cuts, the Rangers are at just 25 players on their roster. ¬†There are...
OPPONENT:¬†Frolunda Indians (HC Frounda) of the SEL
NOTABLE NHLers:¬†Christian Backman (ex-Ranger), Joel Lundqvist (The King‚Äôs brother)
Forwards: Sean Avery, Brian Boyle, Carl Hagelin, Dale Weise, Ryan Bourque, Kris Newbury, John Mitchell, Wojtek Wolski, Mats Zuccarello, Mike Rupp, Erik Christensen, Brandon Prust
Defense: Brendan Bell, Stu Bickel, Tim Erixon, Michael...
‚Ä¶ what a classy move by John Tortorella making Lundqvist an alternate captain for today‚Äôs game AND getting the ‚ÄúA‚ÄĚ on his jersey.¬† Can‚Äôt wait to see him rocking his jersey today in net.¬†
‚Ä¶ gotta start selling them at The Garden. Picture courtesy of Dan Near
New York Rangers left wing Wojtek Wolski is listed as day-to-day with a groin injury.
Wolski is entering his first full season with the Rangers. He has been penciled in to skate on the team's top line with Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik.
A first-round pick of the Colorado Avalanche in 2004, Wolski has a combined 12 goals and 23 assists in 73 games with Phoenix and New York last season.
Mats Zuccarrelo started a string of four unanswered goals and the New York Rangers rallied for a 4-1 victory over Slovan Bratislava on Sunday for their third straight preseason win in Europe.
Slovan took a 1-0 lead on Ivan Svarny's slap shot during a first-period power play, but Zuccarrelo tied it during a 5-3 advantage in the second and goals from Brian Boyle and Artem Anisimov...
The New York Rangers have to trim their roster down to 24 players by Wednesday, and there's going to be a significant amount of drama in Coach John Tortorella's decision.
When Sean Avery's involved, when isn't there drama? From Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News:
The team must cut down to 24 players by Wednesday, and John Tortorella said in a conference call from...
The Rangers improved to 3-1-1 in the preseason with their win over Frolunda this afternoon. ¬†The game was highlighted by Henrik Lundqvist‚Äôs return to his old SEL team, and what an ovation it was. ¬†Henke is loved in Sweden, and is a bit of a national hero there. ¬†The opening ceremony included a standing ovation from the crowd as he stood at center ice. ¬†After the ceremony, there...
This is one you have to chalk up to the Rangers hectic travel schedule. Clearly the team was gassed to start the game, as they were unable to generate any sort of foot speed, and looked lethargic out there to a man. As the game wore on, the Rangers seemed to get their energy levels up to respectable levels, and were able to pull of a win, albeit an unimpressive win considering...
It‚Äôs Sunday, so it‚Äôs time for today‚Äôs link dump.
Steve Zipay at Newsday thinks that the Rangers youth movement is on hold because the Rangers cut Carl Hagelin and Ryan Bourque yesterday. ¬†I am inclined to disagree here. ¬†There is a ton of youth on the team already, and you don‚Äôt just put youth on the team just to do it. ¬†The Rangers are adding Mats Zuccarello full time...
From the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
New York Rangers 4, Frolunda Indians 2 (Preseason Game No. 5, Away No. 4)
-The Rangers defeated the Frolunda Indians of the Swedish Elite League, 4-2, tonight at Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden, to improve to 3-1-1 in preseason action.
-Henrik Lundqvist stopped 32 of 34 shots in the win, while facing his former SEL team...
GOTEBORG, Sweden -- Henrik Lundqvist helped the Rangers beat his former Swedish club Frolunda 4-2 Friday in a preseason homecoming game that pitted him against twin brother Joel.
Lundqvist received a long standing ovation from the sellout crowd at Scandinavium Arena before the game. He responded by blanking his former...
(Editor‚Äôs note: Anybody interested in doing reviews of the Sunday or Monday games? If so, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Another round of cuts coming today for John Tortorella. As I‚Äôve said all along, there really aren‚Äôt a lot of spots available for new guys. The Rangers still need to keep some extra bodies around with two more preseason games and the season opening in...
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