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The Rangers have called up goaltender Chad Johnson from the CT Whale, likely to serve as the backup for tonight’s game. Henrik Lundqvist, who was not at the optional skate this morning (starting netminders rarely partake in these) is still likely to start. That means Martin Biron may have some sort of nagging issue that will keep him from dressing.
No need to panic, this appears to be one of those emergency call ups, so it may not count against the Rangers four allotted call ups post-trade deadline (now at three since the call up of Mats Zuccarello).
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Sean Avery is about to become a Mad Man.
Officially, that is.
The one-time New York Rangers winger told the New York Post Tuesday he will embark on his post-hockey career next month with an advertising agency that has a venture capital wing.
The former on-ice agitator announced his retirement Monday night on the online "After Show" of Bravo TV's "Watch What...
Christian Thomas (NYR 2010 2nd) already has his New York Ranger contract signed, the season going all the way back to Traverse City has been one of frustration and we can say disappointment.
In many ways Thomas might have been better off if his Oshawa Generals failed to make the OHL playoffs because by next Monday Thomas could've signed an ATO and join the CT Whale. Then...
It looks like Sean Avery may be considering retirement. Per NHL.com, Avery was partaking in an After Show on Bravo TV, and when asked about his hockey future:
Avery said Monday night during an After Show segment of Bravo TV’s Watch What Happens Live that he was leaving the game. When asked about his hockey future, Avery said, “I am officially retired. I threw my skates in the...
It was crucial that the New York Rangers get a hard-fought win against the Islanders this past Sunday at Madison Square Garden to put an end to their losing streak. It will be even more important that they find a way to take down the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, as the Sidney Crosby-led Pens will be entering MSG with the desire to inch closer to the first place spot in the...
The Rangers have announced that it's time to cast your vote for the 2011-12 Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award.From now through March 29th, you can cast your vote for the Rangers player that you feel "goes above and beyond the call of duty" at newyorkrangers.com.Following the 1987-88 season, the Rangers established the award dedicated to paralyzed New York City police...
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You always have to overpay for talent in free agency regardless of the talent bought but especially for elite talent. With that simple hockey assumption out the way let us discuss Brad Richards and his arrival on the Rangers. His numbers are important (obviously) but he’s not just about the stat line and should not be judged as such.
With a little luck and some extended form (and...
Brad Richards scored twice and Martin Biron, a last-minute replacement for Henrik Lundqvist, made 27 saves as the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Tuesday.
New York's top line had a stellar night. Marian Gaborik also scored and Carl Hagelin had a goal and assisted on both of Richards' goals as they combined for four goals and nine points.
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.; TV: MSG Network; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), as they continue their seven-game homestand. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 43-18-7 (93 pts). The Rangers [...]
By Bruce Berlet
When it comes to feel-good stories in the NHL this season, you’d be hard-pressed to find one better than New York Rangers defenseman Stu Bickel, who began the season playing on Asylum Street in Hartford.
Though Bickel will never be confused with elusive Hall of Famers Bobby Orr or Cheshire-bred Brian Leetch, he has proven to be one of the NHL’s all-time steals...
Connecticut Whale 5, Manchester Monarchs 3
By Brian Ring
Manchester, NH, March 11, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Manchester Monarchs, 5-3, Sunday afternoon at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Casey Wellman had two goals and an assist in the game and Andreas Thuresson had the game-winner and an assist to lead the Whale.
The win gave the Whale two wins in three...
Sean Avery, the NHL's one-time bad boy, speaking during the on-line "After Show" of Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live" told host Andy Cohen and a live audience that his 10-year NHL career was over.
Cohen, reading from a fan's question aloud, asked, "What are you're thoughts about your hockey future right now? What are your plans for...
from Richard Rosenblatt of Sports Illustrated, Every now and then an NHL star or a hockey team inspires a racehorse owner.
There have been several horses named for Wayne Gretzky (The Great Gretzky, Gretsky, Gretskyshattrick) and one for the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team (Believeinmiracles).
Barry Schwartz, the former chairman of the New York Racing Association and a lifelong Rangers...
An ideal way for the New York Rangers to build some momentum heading into a matchup with the hottest team in the Eastern Conference would be to continue their recent success over the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Rangers look to sweep the season series and defeat the Hurricanes for a fifth consecutive time Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
With 93 points, New York (43-18-7) still...
Standings: Islanders (28-31-9), Rangers (42-18-7)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (32-27-59)
NYI Leading Scorer: John Tavares (27-37-64)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (50 GS, 1.87 GAA, .940 SV%)
NYI Goaltender: Evgeny Nabokov (23 GS, 2.68 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello