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from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, The Rangers were supposed to be deep at center; so deep in fact, there wasn’t going to be enough quality ice time available for the fourth-line pivot, which was one of the reasons the coach moved Derek Stepan from his natural position onto the wing.
But by the third period of Monday’s match, play down the middle left so much to be desired, Tortorella shifted both Stepan and Brandon Dubinsky off the flank and back to center while demoting Artem Anisimov to fourth-line duty while indeed limiting the time he gave to (Brad) Richards, who played only two shifts over the final 9:12.
Richards doesn’t yet seem comfortable as a Ranger. He seems tentative and rarely has the puck. Indeed, Gaborik seems to be carrying the puck out of his own end and through the neutral zone more than ever.
Maybe Richards is trying to do too much. Maybe the long and winding road trip has taken a toll on his ability to adapt to a new group of players with which serious practic...
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Last weekend I took part in a Rangers blogger roundtable discussion with my fellow bloggers, analyzing the first five games of the New York Rangers 2011-12 season. Another one of these will be posted after every five games of the Blueshirts' season, so look for another next week. The roundtable was done in Q and A form, so below are some of the questions along with my answers...
Sorry for the delay, we usually aim to post these things around 7a, but Dave is in California for work, Chris is already serving beer in the UK, and my commute doubles in duration every time it rains. Anyway, here are some quick thoughts before we prepare for the opener tonight. Feel free to chime in below…
The other day we provided video of Adam Mair delivering an...
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Brendan Bell has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL). Bell, 28, registered two shots on goal in 11:26 of ice time while making his Rangers debut on Saturday at Edmonton. He returns to Connecticut where he [...]
… could this be the New York Rangers home opening montage for Thursday? The team released this via their YouTube page and it has all the signs of being an opening montage. via our friends over at The NYR Blog
Mats Zuccarello has a lot of talent, an abundance of skill and plenty of vision, but until he strings a few quality performances together at the NHL level doubts will remain about his ability to stick in the big league. Given the prospects coming up through the system, Zuccarello is in danger of becoming increasingly irrelevant in New York.
Regardless of whether you think Zuccarello...
“It’s pretty ugly everywhere at times now.”
That was the quote from Brad Richards (on MSG Network), who said several times several different ways that the Rangers: A) survived themselves and a brutal opening schedule and B) are not playing particularly well, even if they are playing hard most of the time and C) got eight points in the bank, and those are non-refundable.
The Rangers traveled 16,000 miles across two continents during the preseason and the early part of the regular season. Now, finally, they’re ready to play the Garden.
I find it amazing that the New York Rangers managed to go 3-1-0 on their road trip through western Canada considering they were dominated for large portions of every game. I said going into the trip that satisfactory would mean grabbing wins in at least two of the four games, but the Rangers did so in three, improving their record on the season to 3-2-2. Six out of a possible eight...
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After seven games in three countries and about a month away from home, the New York Rangers were thrilled to return to the friendly confines of Madison Square Garden.
After seven games in three countries and about a month away from home, the New York Rangers were thrilled to return to the friendly confines of Madison Square Garden. Friendly? Most definitely. Familiar? Not so much. The Rangers will become the last of the NHL's 30 teams to play their home opener when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
Looking to bounce back from a tough loss three nights ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs visit famous Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers.
This is the first of four meetings between the two teams this season. Last year, the Rangers dominated the season series, going undefeated in regulation with a 3-0-1 record. The last meeting was a 7-0 loss for the Leafs in New York...
Ryan Callahan scored a power-play goal and the New York Rangers ended a seven-game road trip with a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night Callahan scored his team's second power-play goal of the night at 8:41 of the third period. Ruslan Fedotenko also scored with the man advantage early in the second period for the Rangers,and Dan Girardi assisted on both goals.
Ruslan Fedotenko did a little bit of everything, backup goalie Martin Biron made a strong first start, and the Rangers bailed themselves out of several long lapses in Monday night's 2-1 win over the Jets (2-5-1) with, of all things, the power play. The Rangers (3-2-2) scored two power play goals after entering the game 1-for-23 when playing a man up.